Prof Diane Purchase


Prof Diane Purchase
NameProf Diane Purchase
Job titleProfessor of Environmental Biotechnology
Research institute
Primary appointmentNatural Sciences
Email addressd.purchase@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8071-4385
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Diane is a Professor of Environmental Biotechnology. She is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Biology and the Institution of Environmental Sciences, and a Titular Member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

As a Professor of Environmental Biotechnology with over 20 years experience in the field, in particular researching the role of microorganisms in protecting the environment, she is keen to make a meaningful contribution to raise awareness of microorganisms and the environment. She has published widely.

Diane is a member of the editorial boards of the following international journals published by Springer:

Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Co-Editor-in-Chief) Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Associate Editor)

She is also on the editorial board of The Biologist, published by the Royal Society of Biology.

She is the guest editor of the following special issues:

“Microbial communities and functions contribute to plant performance under various stresses” – Special Issue Frontiers in Microbiology. https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/21875/microbial-communities-and-functions-contribute-to-plant-performance-under-various-stresses.

“Antimicrobial resistance and the environment: one health approach”. Antibiotics – Special Issue, MDPI. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/antibiotics/special_issues/Antimicrobial_Environment.

“Innovations in E-waste Management (IE-WM 2021)”. Environmental Technology and Innovation – Special Issue, Elsevier. https://www.journals.elsevier.com/environmental-technology-and-innovation/call-for-papers/innovations-in-e-waste.

Teaching

Diane has been appointed to the Subject Benchmark Review panel for Earth Science, Environmental Sciences and Environmental Study by the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in 2021 and 2014.

Modules taught

Postgraduate – a number of modules focusing on environmental pollution and employability.

Undergraduate – a number of modules on all levels, specialising in microbiology, biotechnology, environmental pollution and employability.

Curriculum development

Programme development led and developed MSc Environmental Pollution Control Programme (1997-2016) accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).

Modules development – developed a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules across several new programmes. For instance:

·     BIO3403 Sustainable Biotechnology for BSc Biology and BSc Biochemistry

·     BIO3899 Biology Work Experience for BSc Biology and BSc Biochemistry

·     PRS3899 Professional Practice Learning for BSc Public Health

·     PRS4999 Profession Experience for MSc Sustainable Environmental Management

Current PhD supervision

“Rethinking Construction Waste Management Practices: A case for integrating sustainable environmental management and circular economy models”

“Valorisation of well-drilling waste as building material“

“An investigation of the effects of biosurfactant on the inhibition of biofilm formation by Salmonella on stainless steels and plastics”

“An investigation on the inhibition of biofilm formation on microgreens by biosurfactant”

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

External activities

Division Secretary
External comittee
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Secretary of the Chemistry and the Environment Division

https://iupac.org/body/600/
01 Jan 2024

Trustee
External committee
Applied Microbiology International
https://appliedmicrobiology.org/
28 Jul 2023

Co-Editor-in-Chief
External committee
Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://link.springer.com/journal/10653
01 Dec 2022

PhD examination
External examiner
Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
14 Mar 2024
14 Mar 2024

PhD examination
External examiner
De Montfort University, UK
08 Feb 2024
08 Feb 2024

External Examiner
External examiner
University of Westminster

External examiner of the MSc Applied Biotechnology programme

01 Sept 2022

QAA Benchmark Statement Advisory Group
External committee
External committee
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
25 Aug 2021
28 Jan 2022

Funding Assessment Panel
External independent reviewer for funding applications
External independent reviewer for funding applications
NERC
19 Aug 2021
13 Sept 2021

Editorial board
External committee
Royal Society of Biology
https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist
01 Mar 2021

Research outputs

The tomato variety affects the survival of Shigella flexneri 2a in fruit pericarp

Henriquez, T., Guerra, S., Nerini, M., Purchase, D. and Marvasi, M. 2024. The tomato variety affects the survival of Shigella flexneri 2a in fruit pericarp. Pathogens. 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens13050379

Molding the future: optimization of bioleaching of rare earth elements from electronic waste by Penicillium expansum and insights into its mechanism

Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Timmermans, M., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2024. Molding the future: optimization of bioleaching of rare earth elements from electronic waste by Penicillium expansum and insights into its mechanism. Bioresource Technology. 402. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2024.130750

Concurrent Carbon Capture and Biocementation through the Carbonic Anhydrase (CA) activity of microorganisms ‑ a review and outlook

Mwandira, W, Mavroulidou, M, Gunn M.J., Purchase, D., Garelick, H. and Garelick, J 2023. Concurrent Carbon Capture and Biocementation through the Carbonic Anhydrase (CA) activity of microorganisms ‑ a review and outlook. Environmental Processes. 10 (4). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40710-023-00667-2

An electrokinetic‑biocementation study for clay stabilisation using carbonic anhydrase‑producing bacteria

Mwandira, W., Mavroulidou, M., Satheesh, A., Gunn, M.J., Gray, C., Purchase, D. and Garelick, J. 2023. An electrokinetic‑biocementation study for clay stabilisation using carbonic anhydrase‑producing bacteria. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 30 (47), pp. 104916-104931. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-023-29817-7

Synthesis and utilisation of hybrid metal-carbonic anhydrase enzyme carrier system for soil biocementation

Mwandira, W., Purchase, D., Mavroulidou, M. and Gunn, M.J. 2023. Synthesis and utilisation of hybrid metal-carbonic anhydrase enzyme carrier system for soil biocementation. Applied Sciences. 13 (17). https://doi.org/10.3390/app13179494

The potential use of food waste in biocementation process for eco-efficient construction materials

Mwandira, W., Mavroulidou, M., Gunn, M.J., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2023. The potential use of food waste in biocementation process for eco-efficient construction materials. in: Wong, M.H., Purchase, D. and Dickinson, N. (ed.) Food Waste Valorisation: Food, Feed, Fertiliser, Fuel and Value-Added Products World Scientific. pp. 397-417

Valorisation of brewery wastes in a circular bioeconomy – from low-cost animal feed to high-value products

Purchase, D. 2023. Valorisation of brewery wastes in a circular bioeconomy – from low-cost animal feed to high-value products. in: Wong, M.H., Purchase, D. and Dickinson, N. (ed.) Food Waste Valorisation: Food, Feed, Fertiliser, Fuel and Value-Added Products World Scientific. pp. 471-502

E-waste and metal contamination in the environment - Health effects

Dockrell, M., Purchase, D. and Price, R. 2023. E-waste and metal contamination in the environment - Health effects. in: Trace Metals in the Environment IntechOpen.

The association of food ingredients in breakfast cereal products and fumonisins production: risks identification and predictions

Purchase, J., Donato, R., Sacco, C., Pettini, L., Rookmin, A., Melani, S., Artese, A., Purchase, D. and Marvasi, M. 2023. The association of food ingredients in breakfast cereal products and fumonisins production: risks identification and predictions. Mycotoxin Research. 39 (3), pp. 165-175. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12550-023-00483-5

Application of MALDI-TOF MS in bioremediation and environmental research

Russo, C. and Purchase, D. 2023. Application of MALDI-TOF MS in bioremediation and environmental research. in: Gharbia, S., Shah, A., Shah, H., Tranfield, E. and Thompson, C. (ed.) Microbiological Identification using MALDI-TOF and Tandem Mass Spectrometry: Industrial and Environmental Applications John Wiley & Sons. pp. 225-282

Development of a biofilm-forming bacterial consortium and quorum sensing molecules for the degradation of lignin-containing organic pollutants

Yadav, S., Tripathi, S., Purchase, D. and Chandra, R. 2023. Development of a biofilm-forming bacterial consortium and quorum sensing molecules for the degradation of lignin-containing organic pollutants. Environmental Research. 226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2023.115618

Emerging pollutants characterization, mitigation and toxicity assessment of sewage wastewater treatment plant- India: A case study

Tripathi, S., Purchase, D., Chandra, R., Nadda, A. and Chaturvedi, P. 2023. Emerging pollutants characterization, mitigation and toxicity assessment of sewage wastewater treatment plant- India: A case study. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2023.104139

Combining phytoremediation with bioenergy production: developing a multi‑criteria decision matrix for plant species selection

Amabogha, O., Garelick, H., Jones, H. and Purchase, D. 2023. Combining phytoremediation with bioenergy production: developing a multi‑criteria decision matrix for plant species selection. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 30 (14), pp. 40698-40711. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-24944-z

A novel technology of solarization and phytoremediation enhanced with biosurfactant for the sustainable treatment of PAH‑contaminated soil

Futughe, A.E., Jones, H. and Purchase, D. 2023. A novel technology of solarization and phytoremediation enhanced with biosurfactant for the sustainable treatment of PAH‑contaminated soil. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 45 (6), pp. 3847-3863. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-022-01460-0

Environmental impact of e-waste management in Indian microscale informal sectors

Dasgupta, D., Majumder, S., Adhikari, J., Ghosh, P., Purchase, D., Garelick, H., Debsarkar, A. and Chatterjee, D. 2023. Environmental impact of e-waste management in Indian microscale informal sectors. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 30 (11), pp. 29581-29597. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-23700-7

Editorial: Microbial communities and functions contribute to plant performance under various stresses

Li, H., Zhao, H., Purchase, D. and Chen, X. 2022. Editorial: Microbial communities and functions contribute to plant performance under various stresses. Frontiers in Microbiology. 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2022.992909

Regulatory and innovative mechanisms of bacterial quorum sensing-mediated pathogenicity: a review

Tripathi, S., Purchase, D., Govarthanan, M., Chandra, R. and Yadav, S. 2023. Regulatory and innovative mechanisms of bacterial quorum sensing-mediated pathogenicity: a review. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 195 (1). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-022-10564-0

Microbial fuel cell: a green eco-friendly agent for tannery wastewater treatment and simultaneous bioelectricity/power generation

Saran, C., Purchase, D., Saratale, G., Saratale, R., Ferreira, L., Bilal, M., Iqbal, H., Hussain, C., Mulla, S. and Bharagava, R. 2023. Microbial fuel cell: a green eco-friendly agent for tannery wastewater treatment and simultaneous bioelectricity/power generation. Chemosphere. 312 (Part 1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.137072

Mitigation of hazards and risks of emerging pollutants through innovative treatment techniques of post methanated distillery effluent - A review

Tripathi, S., Purchase, D., Chandra, R., Nadda, A. and Bhargava, P. 2022. Mitigation of hazards and risks of emerging pollutants through innovative treatment techniques of post methanated distillery effluent - A review. Chemosphere. 300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.134586

The bacterial urban resistome: recent advances

Vassallo, A., Kett, S., Purchase, D. and Marvasi, M. 2022. The bacterial urban resistome: recent advances. Antibiotics. 11 (4), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11040512

Characterization of industrially pre-treated waste printed circuit boards for the potential recovery of rare earth elements

Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2022. Characterization of industrially pre-treated waste printed circuit boards for the potential recovery of rare earth elements. Environmental Technology and Innovation. 27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2022.102481

Unraveling the secrets of rhizobacteria signaling in rhizosphere

Singh, K., Chandra, R. and Purchase, D. 2022. Unraveling the secrets of rhizobacteria signaling in rhizosphere. Rhizosphere. 21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rhisph.2022.100484

Characterization of persistent organic pollutants and culturable and non-culturable bacterial communities in pulp and paper sludge after secondary treatment

Tripathi, S., Yadav, S., Purchase, D., Singh, K., Al-Shwaiman, H. and Chandra, R. 2022. Characterization of persistent organic pollutants and culturable and non-culturable bacterial communities in pulp and paper sludge after secondary treatment. Chemosphere. 295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.133892

Plant growth promoting strain Bacillus cereus (RCS-4 MZ520573.1) enhances phytoremediation potential of Cynodon dactylon L. in distillery sludge

Tripathi, S., Yadav, S., Sharma, P., Purchase, D., Syed, A. and Chandra, R. 2022. Plant growth promoting strain Bacillus cereus (RCS-4 MZ520573.1) enhances phytoremediation potential of Cynodon dactylon L. in distillery sludge. Environmental Research. 208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2022.112709

Release of microplastic fibres and fragmentation to billions of nanoplastics from period products: preliminary assessment of potential health implications

Pantoja Munoz, L., Gonzalez Baez, A., Purchase, D., Jones, H. and Garelick, H. 2022. Release of microplastic fibres and fragmentation to billions of nanoplastics from period products: preliminary assessment of potential health implications. Environmental Science: Nano. 9 (2), pp. 606-620. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1en00755f

Educational activities for students and citizens supporting the One-Health approach on antimicrobial resistance

Marvasi, M., Casillas, L., Vassallo, A. and Purchase, D. 2021. Educational activities for students and citizens supporting the One-Health approach on antimicrobial resistance. Antibiotics. 10 (12). https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10121519

A critical review of household recycling barriers in the United Kingdom

Oluwadipe, S., Garelick, H., McCarthy, S. and Purchase, D. 2022. A critical review of household recycling barriers in the United Kingdom. Waste Management & Research : The Journal for a Sustainable Circular Economy. 40 (7), pp. 905-918. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X211060619

Extracellular polymeric substances facilitate the adsorption and migration of Cu 2+ and Cd 2+ in saturated porous media

Wu, Y., Li, Z., Yang, Y., Purchase, D., Lu, Y. and Dai, Z. 2021. Extracellular polymeric substances facilitate the adsorption and migration of Cu 2+ and Cd 2+ in saturated porous media. Biomolecules. 11 (11). https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11111715

Quorum sensing - a promising tool for degradation of industrial waste containing persistent organic pollutants

Tripathi, S., Chandra, R., Purchase, D., Bilal, M., Mythili, R. and Yadav, S. 2022. Quorum sensing - a promising tool for degradation of industrial waste containing persistent organic pollutants. Environmental Pollution. 292 (Part B). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118342

Practice of wastewater irrigation and its impacts on human health and environment: a state of the art

Pratap, B., Kumar, S., Purchase, D., Bharagava, R.N. and Dutta, V. 2023. Practice of wastewater irrigation and its impacts on human health and environment: a state of the art. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 20 (2), pp. 2181-2196. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-021-03682-8

Microbial community dynamics and their relationships with organic and metal pollutants of sugarcane molasses-based distillery wastewater sludge

Tripathi, S., Purchase, D., Al-Rashed, S. and Chnandra, R. 2022. Microbial community dynamics and their relationships with organic and metal pollutants of sugarcane molasses-based distillery wastewater sludge. Environmental Pollution. 292 (Part A). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118267

Degradation mechanism and toxicity reduction of methyl orange dye by a newly isolated bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa MZ520730

Kishor, R., Purchase, D., Saratale, G., Ferreira, L., Hussain, C., Mulla, S. and Bharagava, R. 2021. Degradation mechanism and toxicity reduction of methyl orange dye by a newly isolated bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa MZ520730. Journal of Water Process Engineering. 43, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2021.102300

Antibiotic-resistant genes and bacteria as evolving contaminants of emerging concerns (e-CEC): is it time to include evolution in risk assessment?

Vassallo, A., Kett, S., Purchase, D. and Marvasi, M. 2021. Antibiotic-resistant genes and bacteria as evolving contaminants of emerging concerns (e-CEC): is it time to include evolution in risk assessment? Antibiotics. 10 (9), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10091066

Waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs) as a potential source for the recovery of rare earth elements through bioleaching

Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2021. Waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs) as a potential source for the recovery of rare earth elements through bioleaching. 17th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology CEST2021. Athens, Greece 01 - 04 Sep 2021

A bioleaching approach for the recovery of rare earth elements (REE) from waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs)

Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2021. A bioleaching approach for the recovery of rare earth elements (REE) from waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs). IUPAC 48th World Chemistry Congress. Montreal, Canada 13 - 20 Aug 2021

Towards the development of sustainable ground improvement techniques—biocementation study of an organic soil

Safdar, M., Mavroulidou, M., Gunn, M., Purchase, D., Gary, C., Payne, I. and Garelick, J. 2021. Towards the development of sustainable ground improvement techniques—biocementation study of an organic soil. Circular Economy and Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43615-021-00071-8

Biodegradation of organo-metallic pollutants in distillery wastewater employing bioaugmentation process

Tripathi, S., Sharma, P., Purchase, D., Tiwari, M., Chakrabarty, D. and Chandra, R. 2021. Biodegradation of organo-metallic pollutants in distillery wastewater employing bioaugmentation process. Environmental Technology and Innovation. 23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2021.101774

Integrating phytoremediation into treatment of pulp and paper industry wastewater: Field observations of native plants for the detoxification of metals and their potential as part of a multidisciplinary strategy

Sharma, P., Tripathi, S., Purchase, D. and Chandra, R. 2021. Integrating phytoremediation into treatment of pulp and paper industry wastewater: Field observations of native plants for the detoxification of metals and their potential as part of a multidisciplinary strategy. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 9 (4). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2021.105547

Electrokinetic biocementation of an organic soil

Safdar, M.U., Mavroulidou, M., Gunn, M.J., Purchase, D., Payne, I. and Garelick, J. 2021. Electrokinetic biocementation of an organic soil. Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy. 21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scp.2021.100405

Distillery wastewater detoxification and management through phytoremediation employing Ricinus communis L.

Tripathi, S., Sharma, P., Purchase, D. and Chandra, R. 2021. Distillery wastewater detoxification and management through phytoremediation employing Ricinus communis L. Bioresource Technology. 333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2021.125192

Translocation of heavy metals in medicinally important herbal plants growing on complex organometallic sludge of sugarcane molasses-based distillery waste

Tripathi, S., Sharma, P., Singh, K., Purchase, D. and Chandra, R. 2021. Translocation of heavy metals in medicinally important herbal plants growing on complex organometallic sludge of sugarcane molasses-based distillery waste. Environmental Technology and Innovation. 22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2021.101434

Environment friendly degradation and detoxification of Congo red dye and textile industry wastewater by a newly isolated Bacillus cohnni (RKS9)

Kishor, R., Purchase, D., Saratale, G., Ferreira, L., Bilal, M., Iqbal, H. and Bharagava, R. 2021. Environment friendly degradation and detoxification of Congo red dye and textile industry wastewater by a newly isolated Bacillus cohnni (RKS9). Environmental Technology and Innovation. 22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2021.101425

Degradation mechanism of tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) as an emerging contaminant in advanced oxidation processes: a DFT modelling approach

Xia, H., Zhang, W., Yang, Y., Zhang, W., Purchase, D., Zhao, C., Song, X. and Wang, Y. 2021. Degradation mechanism of tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) as an emerging contaminant in advanced oxidation processes: a DFT modelling approach. Chemosphere. 273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.129674

Innovative methods of ground improvement for railway embankment Peat Fens foundation soil

Safdar, M., Mavroulidou, M., Gunn, M., Garelick, J., Payne, I. and Purchase, D. 2021. Innovative methods of ground improvement for railway embankment Peat Fens foundation soil. Géotechnique. 71 (11), pp. 985-998. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgeot.19.SiP.030

Residual pollutants in treated pulp paper mill wastewater and their phytotoxicity and cytotoxicity in Allium cepa

Sharma, P., Purchase, D. and Chandra, R. 2021. Residual pollutants in treated pulp paper mill wastewater and their phytotoxicity and cytotoxicity in Allium cepa. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 43 (5), pp. 2143-2164. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-020-00730-z

Ecotoxicological and health concerns of persistent coloring pollutants of textile industry wastewater and treatment approaches for environmental safety

Kishor, R., Purchase, D., Saratale, G., Saratale, R., Ferreira, L., Bilal, M., Chandra, R. and Bharagava, R. 2021. Ecotoxicological and health concerns of persistent coloring pollutants of textile industry wastewater and treatment approaches for environmental safety. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 9 (2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2020.105012

Recovery of rare earth elements from electronic waste through bioleaching

Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2020. Recovery of rare earth elements from electronic waste through bioleaching. LSBU 100 Women in Engineering - Engineering a World That Works For Everyone. London, UK 17 Nov 2020

Implementation of biocementation for a partially saturated problematic soil of the UK railway network

Safdar, M., Mavroulidou, M., Gunn, M., Gray, C., Purchase, D., Garelick, J. and Payne, I. 2020. Implementation of biocementation for a partially saturated problematic soil of the UK railway network. Cardoso, R., Jommi, C. and Romero, E. (ed.) 4th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils. Lisboa, Portugal 19 - 21 Oct 2020 EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/202019505006

Environmental and health hazards of textile industry wastewater pollutants and its treatment approaches

Kishor, R., Purchase, D., Ferreira, L., Mulla, S., Bilal, M. and Bharagava, R. 2020. Environmental and health hazards of textile industry wastewater pollutants and its treatment approaches. in: Hussain, C. (ed.) Handbook of Environmental Materials Management Cham, Switzerland Springer Nature. pp. 1-24

Global occurrence, chemical properties, and ecological impacts of e-wastes (IUPAC technical report)

Purchase, D., Abbasi, G., Bisschop, L., Chatterjee, D., Ekberg, C., Ermolin, M., Fedotov, P., Garelick, H., Isimekhai, K., Kandile, N., Lundstrom, M., Matharu, A., Miller, B., Pineda, A., Popoola, O., Retegan, T., Ruedel, H., Serpe, A., Shevah, Y., Surati, K., Walsh, F., Wilson, B. and Wong, M. 2020. Global occurrence, chemical properties, and ecological impacts of e-wastes (IUPAC technical report). Pure and Applied Chemistry. 92 (11), pp. 1733-1767. https://doi.org/10.1515/pac-2019-0502

Degradation and detoxification of leather tannery effluent by a newly developed bacterial consortium GS-TE1310 for environmental safety

Saxena, G., Purchase, D., Mulla, S. and Bharagava, R. 2020. Degradation and detoxification of leather tannery effluent by a newly developed bacterial consortium GS-TE1310 for environmental safety. Journal of Water Process Engineering. 38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101592

Phytoremediation using native plants

Futughe, A., Purchase, D. and Jones, H. 2020. Phytoremediation using native plants. in: Shmaefsky, B. (ed.) Phytoremediation. Concepts and Strategies in Plant Sciences Cham, Switzerland Springer Nature. pp. 285-327

Exploitation of nitric oxide donors to control bacterial adhesion on ready‐to‐eat vegetables and dispersal of pathogenic biofilm from polypropylene

Islam, M., Durie, I., Ramadan, R., Purchase, D. and Marvasi, M. 2020. Exploitation of nitric oxide donors to control bacterial adhesion on ready‐to‐eat vegetables and dispersal of pathogenic biofilm from polypropylene. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 100 (7), pp. 3078-3086. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.10340

Characterisation of rare earth elements in waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs) and their bioleaching potential

Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2019. Characterisation of rare earth elements in waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs) and their bioleaching potential. 16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. Rhodes, Greece 04 - 07 Sep 2019

Levels of awareness and concentrations of heavy metals in the blood of electronic waste scavengers in Nigeria

Popoola, O., Popoola, A. and Purchase, D. 2019. Levels of awareness and concentrations of heavy metals in the blood of electronic waste scavengers in Nigeria. Journal of Health and Pollution. 9 (21), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.5696/2156-9614-9.21.190311

Phytoremediation of heavy metal-contaminated sites: Eco-environmental concerns, field studies, sustainability issues, and future prospects

Saxena, G., Purchase, D., Mulla, S., Saratale, G. and Bharagava, R. 2019. Phytoremediation of heavy metal-contaminated sites: Eco-environmental concerns, field studies, sustainability issues, and future prospects. in: de Voogt, P. (ed.) Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Volume 249 Springer. pp. 71-131

Phytotoxicity, cytotoxicity and genotoxicity evaluation of organic and inorganic pollutants rich tannery wastewater from a Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in Unnao district, India using Vigna radiata and Allium cepa

Yadav, A., Raj, A., Purchase, D., Ferreira, L., Saratale, G. and Bharagava, R. 2019. Phytotoxicity, cytotoxicity and genotoxicity evaluation of organic and inorganic pollutants rich tannery wastewater from a Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in Unnao district, India using Vigna radiata and Allium cepa. Chemosphere. 224, pp. 324-332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.02.124

Isolation and characterization of lignin-degrading bacterium Bacillus aryabhattai from pulp and paper mill wastewater and evaluation of its lignin-degrading potential

Zainith, S., Purchase, D., Saratale, G., Ferreira, L., Bilal, M. and Bharagava, R. 2019. Isolation and characterization of lignin-degrading bacterium Bacillus aryabhattai from pulp and paper mill wastewater and evaluation of its lignin-degrading potential. 3 Biotech. 9 (3). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13205-019-1631-x

A novel technology of solarization and phytoremediation enhanced with biosurfactant for sustainable treatment of PAH-contaminated soil

Futughe, A., Jones, H. and Purchase, D. 2018. A novel technology of solarization and phytoremediation enhanced with biosurfactant for sustainable treatment of PAH-contaminated soil. 15th International Phytotechnology Conference. Novi Sad, Serbia 01 - 05 Oct 2018

Applications of metagenomics in microbial bioremediation of pollutants: from genomics to environmental cleanup

Bharagava, R., Purchase, D., Saxena, G. and Mulla, S. 2018. Applications of metagenomics in microbial bioremediation of pollutants: from genomics to environmental cleanup. in: Das, S. and Dash, H. (ed.) Microbial Diversity in the Genomic Era Oxford, UK Elsevier, Academic Press. pp. 459-477

Oxidative and monoxygenase enzymatic response in Eisenia hortensis and Lumbricus terrestiris exposed to 3-, 4- and 5-ring hydrocarbons amended with biosurfactant

Popoola, S., Purchase, D. and Jones, H. 2018. Oxidative and monoxygenase enzymatic response in Eisenia hortensis and Lumbricus terrestiris exposed to 3-, 4- and 5-ring hydrocarbons amended with biosurfactant. SETAC AP 2018: 11th Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – Asia Pacific 2018. Daegu, Korea 16 - 19 Sep 2018

Competition of As and other Group 15 elements for surface binding sites of an extremophilic Acidomyces acidophilus isolated from a historical tin mining site

Chan, W., Wildeboer, D., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2018. Competition of As and other Group 15 elements for surface binding sites of an extremophilic Acidomyces acidophilus isolated from a historical tin mining site. Extremophiles. 22 (5), pp. 795-809. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00792-018-1039-2

Global approaches to environmental exposure - assessment of e-wastes

Purchase, D., Bisschop, L., Ekberg, C., Fedotov, P., Garelick, H., Kandile, N., Luque, R., Popoola, O., Rüdel, H., Serpe, A., Surati, K. and Wilson, B. 2018. Global approaches to environmental exposure - assessment of e-wastes. SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting. Rome, Italy 13 - 17 May 2018

Chemistry and the environment

Purchase, D., Obare, S., Unsworth, J. and Garelick, H. 2018. Chemistry and the environment. Chemistry International. 40 (2), pp. 46-51. https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2018-0230

Informal recycling of electronic wastes in developing countries: challenges and solutions

Purchase, D. 2017. Informal recycling of electronic wastes in developing countries: challenges and solutions. 16th International Chemistry and the Environment (ICCE) Conference. Oslo, Norway 18 - 22 Jun 2017

Can metals be used as tracers for organic contaminants in potentially e-waste-polluted environmental media?

Rüdel, H., Abbasi, G., Popoola, O. and Purchase, D. 2017. Can metals be used as tracers for organic contaminants in potentially e-waste-polluted environmental media? 16th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment (ICCE 2017). Oslo, Norway 18 - 22 Jun 2017

Heavy metals distribution and risk assessment in soil from an informal e-waste recycling site in Lagos State, Nigeria

Isimekhai, K., Garelick, H., Watt, J. and Purchase, D. 2017. Heavy metals distribution and risk assessment in soil from an informal e-waste recycling site in Lagos State, Nigeria. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 24 (20), pp. 17206-17219. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-8877-9

To safeguard microgreens from contamination form Salmonella species

Selvam, S., Marvasi, M. and Purchase, D. 2017. To safeguard microgreens from contamination form Salmonella species. University Research Students Summer Conference 2017. London

Enhanced vermiremediation of hydrocarbon contamination using biosurfactant

Popoola, S., Jones, H. and Purchase, D. 2017. Enhanced vermiremediation of hydrocarbon contamination using biosurfactant. SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting. Brussels, Belgium 07 - 11 May 2017

Electronic waste – an emerging global environmental and health challenge in the 21st century

Purchase, D. 2017. Electronic waste – an emerging global environmental and health challenge in the 21st century. SmART Cities and Waste Research Workshop. London, United Kingdom 06 Apr 2017

A study of the inhibition of biofilm formation on multiple surfaces by a biosurfactant containing four discrete lipopeptides

Khonsari, S., Gonzalez Baez, A., Nguyen, H., Pantoja Munoz, L. and Purchase, D. 2017. A study of the inhibition of biofilm formation on multiple surfaces by a biosurfactant containing four discrete lipopeptides. Microbiology Society Annual Conference. Edinburgh, United Kingdom 03 - 06 Apr 2017

Application of microalgae and fungal-microalgal associations for wastewater treatment

Egede, E., Jones, H., Cook, B., Purchase, D. and Mouradov, A. 2016. Application of microalgae and fungal-microalgal associations for wastewater treatment. in: Purchase, D. (ed.) Fungal Applications in Sustainable Environmental Biotechnology Springer International Publishing. pp. 143-181

Fungal applications in sustainable environmental biotechnology

Purchase, D. 2016. Fungal applications in sustainable environmental biotechnology. Switzerland Springer International Publishing.

Mycoremediation of heavy metal/metalloid-contaminated soil: current understanding and future prospects

Chan, W., Wildeboer, D., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2016. Mycoremediation of heavy metal/metalloid-contaminated soil: current understanding and future prospects. in: Purchase, D. (ed.) Fungal Applications in Sustainable Environmental Biotechnology Cham, Switzerland Springer International Publishing. pp. 249-272

A proteomic study on the responses to arsenate stress by an acidophilic fungal strain Acidomyces acidophilus WKC1

Chan, W., Wildeboer, D., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2016. A proteomic study on the responses to arsenate stress by an acidophilic fungal strain Acidomyces acidophilus WKC1. Biotechnology World Convention. Sao Paulo, Brazil 15 - 17 Aug 2016 OMICS International. pp. 35-35 https://doi.org/10.4172/2155-952X.C1.058

Microbial keratinases: characteristics, biotechnological applications and potential

Purchase, D. 2016. Microbial keratinases: characteristics, biotechnological applications and potential. in: Gupta, V., Sharma, G., Tuohy, M. and Gaur, R. (ed.) The Handbook of Microbial Bioresources Wallingford, UK CAB International Publishing. pp. 634-674

The mechanisms of detoxification of As(III), dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) and As(V) in the microalga Chlorella vulgaris

Pantoja Munoz, L., Purchase, D., Jones, H., Raab, A., Urgast, D., Feldmann, J. and Garelick, H. 2016. The mechanisms of detoxification of As(III), dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) and As(V) in the microalga Chlorella vulgaris. Aquatic Toxicology. 175, pp. 56-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.02.020

Investigating arsenic resistance in fungi from tin-mining soil and the possible interaction between arsenic and tin/antimony

Chan, W., Wildeboer, D., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2014. Investigating arsenic resistance in fungi from tin-mining soil and the possible interaction between arsenic and tin/antimony. 10th International Mycological Congress. Bangkok, Thailand 03 - 08 Aug 2014

The mechanisms of arsenic bioremediation from water by the green microalgae Chlorella vulgaris

Pantoja Munoz, L., Purchase, D., Jones, H., Feldmann, J. and Garelick, H. 2014. The mechanisms of arsenic bioremediation from water by the green microalgae Chlorella vulgaris. THE BNASS / TraceSpec Tandem Conference. Aberdeen, Scotland, UK 31 Aug - 04 Sep 2014

Consideration of the bioavailability of metal/metalloid species in freshwaters: experiences regarding the implementation of biotic ligand model-based approaches in risk assessment frameworks

Rüdel, H., Diaz Muñiz, C., Garelick, H., Kandile, N., Miller, B., Pantoja Munoz, L., Peijnenburg, W., Purchase, D., Shevah, Y., Van Sprang, P., Vijer, M. and Vink, J. 2015. Consideration of the bioavailability of metal/metalloid species in freshwaters: experiences regarding the implementation of biotic ligand model-based approaches in risk assessment frameworks. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22 (10), pp. 7405-7421. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-015-4257-5

Risk assessment at an informal e-waste recycling site in Lagos state, Nigeria

Isimekhai, K., Watt, J., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2014. Risk assessment at an informal e-waste recycling site in Lagos state, Nigeria. Society for Risk Analysis Europe Conference. Istanbul, Turkey 16 - 18 Jun 2014

Enhanced determination of As-phytochelatin complexes in Chlorella vulgaris using focused sonication for extraction of water-soluble species

Pantoja Munoz, L., Purchase, D., Jones, H., Feldmann, J. and Garelick, H. 2014. Enhanced determination of As-phytochelatin complexes in Chlorella vulgaris using focused sonication for extraction of water-soluble species. Analytical Methods. 6 (3), pp. 791-797. https://doi.org/10.1039/C3AY41629A

Enzymatic formulation capable of degrading scrapie prion under mild digestion conditions

Okoroma, E., Purchase, D., Garelick, H., Morris, R., Neale, M., Windl, O. and Abiola, O. 2013. Enzymatic formulation capable of degrading scrapie prion under mild digestion conditions. PLoS ONE. 8 (7), pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0068099

Identification and characterisation of a Bacillus licheniformis strain with profound keratinase activity for degradation of melanised feather

Okoroma, E., Garelick, H., Abiola, O. and Purchase, D. 2012. Identification and characterisation of a Bacillus licheniformis strain with profound keratinase activity for degradation of melanised feather. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 74, pp. 54-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2012.07.013

A novel enzymatic composition effective for prion degradation

Okoroma, E., Purchase, D., Garelick, H. and Abiola, O. 2011. A novel enzymatic composition effective for prion degradation. Society for General Microbiology Spring Conference. Harrogate, UK 11 - 14 Apr 2011

Mathematical models to predict soil heavy metal toxicity in the 2012 Olympic site

Radiar, A. and Purchase, D. 2012. Mathematical models to predict soil heavy metal toxicity in the 2012 Olympic site. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 9 (2), pp. 219-226. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-012-0027-9

Coming of age

Purchase, D. 2011. Coming of age. Environmental Scientist. 20 (2), pp. 30-33.

Technical note: effects of arsenate (AS5+) on growth and production of glutathione (GSH) and phytochelatins (PCS) in Chlorella Vulgaris

Jiang, Y., Purchase, D., Jones, H. and Garelick, H. 2011. Technical note: effects of arsenate (AS5+) on growth and production of glutathione (GSH) and phytochelatins (PCS) in Chlorella Vulgaris. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 13 (8), pp. 834-844. https://doi.org/10.1080/15226514.2010.525560

Keratin degradation by proteolytic microorganisms isolated from activated sludge and farmyard manure: possible application in decontamination of prion protein

Purchase, D., Garelick, H., Okoroma, E., Christen, H. and Abiola, O. 2007. Keratin degradation by proteolytic microorganisms isolated from activated sludge and farmyard manure: possible application in decontamination of prion protein. BAGECO 9: 9th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology. Wernigerode, Germany

Keratinase production by proteolytic micro-organisms in activated sludge and farmyard waste.

Okoroma, E., Purchase, D., Garelick, H. and Abiola, O. 2008. Keratinase production by proteolytic micro-organisms in activated sludge and farmyard waste. Society for General Microbiology, Autumn Meeting. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 08 - 11 Sep 2008

Bacterial keratinase: prospects for prion degradation.

Okoroma, E., Purchase, D., Garelick, H. and Abiola, O. 2009. Bacterial keratinase: prospects for prion degradation. Society for General Microbiology, Spring Meeting. Harrogate, UK 30 Mar - 02 Apr 2009

Degradation of scrapie infected brain homogenateby a novel bacterial keratinase

Okoroma, E., Purchase, D., Garelick, H., Jen, A., Morris, R. and Abiola, O. 2009. Degradation of scrapie infected brain homogenateby a novel bacterial keratinase. Prion 2009. Chalkidiki, Greece 23 - 25 Sep 2009

Effects of temperature on metal tolerance and the accumulation of Zn and Pb by metal-tolerant fungi isolated from urban runoff treatment wetlands

Purchase, D., Lundy, L., Revitt, D. and Shutes, B. 2009. Effects of temperature on metal tolerance and the accumulation of Zn and Pb by metal-tolerant fungi isolated from urban runoff treatment wetlands. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 106 (4), pp. 1163-1174. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2008.04082.x

Effectiveness of domestic antibacterial products in decontaminating food contact surfaces

De Vere, E. and Purchase, D. 2007. Effectiveness of domestic antibacterial products in decontaminating food contact surfaces. Food Microbiology. 24 (4), pp. 425-430. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2006.07.013

Survival and nodulating ability of indigenous and inoculated rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii in sterilized and unsterilized soil treated with sewage sludge

Purchase, D. and Miles, R. 2001. Survival and nodulating ability of indigenous and inoculated rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii in sterilized and unsterilized soil treated with sewage sludge. Current Microbiology. 42 (1), pp. 59-64. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002840010179

Distribution and removal of cadmium and lead in a constructed wetland receiving urban runoff

Carapeto, C. and Purchase, D. 2000. Distribution and removal of cadmium and lead in a constructed wetland receiving urban runoff. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 65 (3), pp. 322-329. https://doi.org/10.1007/s0012800131

Use of sequential extraction procedures for the analysis of cadmium and lead in sediment samples from a constructed wetland

Carapeto, C. and Purchase, D. 2000. Use of sequential extraction procedures for the analysis of cadmium and lead in sediment samples from a constructed wetland. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 64 (1), pp. 51-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001289910009

The removal of urban pollutants by constructed wetlands during wet weather

Scholes, L., Shutes, R., Revitt, D., Purchase, D. and Forshaw, M. 1999. The removal of urban pollutants by constructed wetlands during wet weather. Water Science & Technology. 40 (3), pp. 333-340. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0273-1223(99)00467-9

The treatment of metals in urban runoff by constructed wetlands

Scholes, L., Shutes, R., Revitt, D., Forshaw, M. and Purchase, D. 1998. The treatment of metals in urban runoff by constructed wetlands. Science of the Total Environment. 214 (1-3), pp. 211-219. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0048-9697(98)00072-2

Expression and content of terminal oxidases in Azotobacter vinelandii grown with excess NH4+ are modulated by O-2 supply

Dmello, R., Purchase, D., Poole, R. and Hill, S. 1997. Expression and content of terminal oxidases in Azotobacter vinelandii grown with excess NH4+ are modulated by O-2 supply. Microbiology. 143 (1), pp. 231-237. https://doi.org/10.1099/00221287-143-1-231

Cadmium uptake and nitrogen fixing ability in heavy-metal-resistant laboratory and field strains of Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii

Purchase, D., Miles, R. and Young, T. 1997. Cadmium uptake and nitrogen fixing ability in heavy-metal-resistant laboratory and field strains of Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 22 (1), pp. 85-93. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6941.1997.tb00359.x
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