Note: * – co-first authorship, bold – self, underlined – supervised student author

Manuscripts submitted and under review

Perez, J.P.H., Okhrymenko, M., Blukis, R., Roddatis, V., Mayanna, S., Mosselmans, J.F.W., Benning, L.G. Vivianite-parasymplesite solid solution: A sink for arsenic in ferruginous environments? Under review in Geochemical Perspectives Letters.

Peer-reviewed publications


[21] Mangayayam, M.C.; Perez, J.P.H., Alonso-de Linaje, V., Dideriksen, K., Benning, L.G., Tobler, D.J. (2022). Sulfidation extent of nanoscale zerovalent iron controls selectivity and reactivity with mixed chlorinated hydrocarbons in natural groundwater. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 128534. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.128534. [Open access: PDF].

[20] Caraballo, M.A., Asta, M.P., Perez J.P.H., Hochella, M. (2022). Past, present and future global influence of iron-bearing metastable nanominerals (Invited review article). Gondwana Research, 110, 283-304 . DOI: 10.1016/ [Open access: PDF]

Formation and transformation pathways of iron-bearing metastable minerals: schwertmannite, ferrihydrite and green rust. (Caraballo et al. 2022, Gondwana Research)


[19] Perez, J.P.H., Tobler, D.J., Freeman, H.M., Brown, A.P., Hondow, N.S., van Genuchten, C.M., Benning, L.G. (2021). Arsenic species delay structural ordering during green rust sulfate crystallization from ferrihydrite. Environmental Science: Nano, 8(11), 2950-2963. DOI: 10.1039/D1EN00384D. [PDF]

TEM images of the precipitates after 15 min of ferrihydrite transformation to green rust (GR): (a-b) Micron-scale hexagonal plates typical of GR; (c-d) Nano-sized GR platelets (<50 nm) with very poor crystallinity (Perez et al. 2021, ES Nano).

[18] Figueroa Campos, G.A., Perez, J.P.H., Block, I., Sagu, S.T., Saravia Celis, P., Taubert, A., Rawel, H.M. (2021). Preparation of activated carbons from spent coffee grounds and coffee parchment and assessment of their adsorbent efficiency. Processes, 9(8), 1396. DOI: 10.3390/pr9081396. [Open access: PDF]

[17] Krone, L.V., Hampl, F.J., Schwerdhelm, C., Bryce, C., Ganzert, L., Kitte, A., Übernickel, K., Dielforder, A., Aldaz, S., Oses, R., Perez, J.P.H., Sanchez, P., Wagner, D., Weckmann, U., von Blackenburg, F. (2021). Deep weathering in the semi-arid Coastal Cordillera, Chile. Scientific Reports, 11, 13057. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-90267-7. [Open access: PDF]

[16] Perez, J.P.H., Schiefler, A.A., Navaz Rubio, S., Reischer, M., Overhue, N.D., Benning, L.G., Tobler, D.J. (2021). Arsenic removal from natural groundwater using ‘green rust’: Solid phase stability and contaminant fate. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 401, 123327. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123327. [Open access: PDF]

Adsorbed As species and low temperature leads to the stabilization of ‘green rust’ in subsurface environments, preventing further As remobilization even after 1 year (Perez et al., 2021, J. Haz. Mat.)


[15] Füllenbach, L.C., Perez, J.P.H., Freeman, H.M., Thomas, A.N., Mayanna, S., Parker, J.E., Göttlicher, J., Steininger, R., Radnik, J., Benning, L.G., Oelkers, E.H. (2020). Nanoanalytical identification of siderite dissolution coupled Pb removal mechanisms from oxic and anoxic aqueous solutions. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 4, 11, 1966-1977. DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.0c00180. [PDF]

[14] Wang, H.Y., Byrne, J.M., Perez, J.P.H., Thomas, A.N., Göttlicher, J., Höfer H.E., Mayanna, S., Kontny, A., Kappler, A., Guo, H.M., Benning, L.G., Norra, S. (2020). Arsenic sequestration in pyrite and greigite in the buried peat of As-contaminated aquifer. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 284, 107-119. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2020.06.021. [PDF]

[13] Perez, J.P.H., Freeman, H.M., Brown, A.P., Van Genuchten, C.M., Dideriksen, K., Tobler, D.J., Benning, L.G. (2020). Direct visualization of arsenic binding on green rust sulfate. Environmental Science & Technology, 4, 6, 3297-3305. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b07092. [Open access: PDF]. Featured in the ESRF Highlights 2020.

As(III) adsorbs onto ‘green rust’ crystal edges and prevents its dissololution (Perez et al., 2020, ES&T)


[12] Mangayayam, M.C.; Perez, J.P.H., Dideriksen, K., Freeman, H.M., Bovet, N., Benning, L.G., Tobler, D.J. (2019). Structural transformation of sulfidized zerovalent iron and its impact on long-term reactivity. Environmental Science: Nano, 6, 3422-3430. DOI: 10.1039/C9EN00876D. [PDF]

[11] Hövelmann, J., Stawski, T.M., Freeman, H.M., Besselink, R.B., Mayanna, S., Perez, J.P.H., Hondow, N.S., Benning, L.G. (2019). Struvite crystallization and the effect of Co2+ ions. Minerals, 9(9), 503. DOI: 10.3390/min9090503. [Open access: PDF]

[10] Freeman, H.M., Perez, J.P.H., Hondow, N., Benning, L.G., Brown, A.P. (2019). Beam-induced oxidation of green rust monitored by STEM-EELS. Micron, 122, 46-52.  DOI: 10.1016/j.micron.2019.02.002. [PDF]

[9] Perez, J.P.H., Tobler, D.J., Thomas, A., Freeman, H.M., Dideriksen, K., Radnik, J., Benning, L.G. (2019). Adsorption and reduction of arsenate during the Fe2+-induced transformation of ferrihydrite. ACS Earth & Space Chemistry, 3(6), 884-894. DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00031. [Open access: PDF]

In the presence of dissolved Fe2+ at slightly acidic pH, As(V)-bearing ferrihydrite (FH) partially transforms to green rust (GR) and goethite (GT). (Perez et al., 2019, ACS Earth & Space Chem.)

[8] Perez, J.P.H.*, Folens, K.*, Leus, K., Vanhaecke, F., Van Der Voort, P., Du Laing, G. (2019). Progress in hydrometallurgical technologies to recover critical raw materials and precious metals from low-concentrated streams. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 142, 177-188. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.11.029. [PDF]

[7] Perez, J.P.H., Freeman, H.M., Schuessler, J.A., Benning, L.G. (2019). The interfacial reactivity of arsenic species with green rust sulfate (GRSO4). Science of the Total Environment, 648, 1161-1170. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.163. [PDF]

[6] Perez, J.P.H., Freeman, H.M., Schuessler, J.A., Benning, L.G. (2019). Efficient removal of arsenic species by green rust sulfate (GRSO4). In: Y.G. Zhu, H. Guo, Bhattacharya, P., Ahmad, A., Bundschuh, J. & R. Naidu (eds.) “Environmental Arsenic in a Changing World As2018”. Interdisciplinary Book Series: “Arsenic in the Environment—Proceedings”. Series Editors: J. Bundschuh & P. Bhattacharya, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis (ISBN 978-1-138-48609-6), pp. 409-411. [Extended conference abstract]


[5] Perez, J.P.H.*, Mangayayam, M.*, Navaz Rubio, S., Freeman, H.M., Tobler, D.J., Benning, L.G. (2018). Intercalation of aromatic sulfonates in ‘green rust’ via ion exchange. Energy Procedia, 146, 179-187. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.07.023. [Open access: PDF]

[4] Leus, K.*, Folens, K.*, Nicomel, N.R., Perez, J.P.H., Filippousi M., Meledina, M., Dîrtu, M.M., Turner, S., Van Tendeloo, G., Garcia, Y., Du Laing, G., Van Der Voort, P. (2018). Removal of arsenic and mercury species from water by covalent triazine framework encapsulated γ-Fe2O3. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 353, 312-319. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.04.027. [PDF]

Iron nanoparticles (red) supported in a porous covalent triazine framework (CTF-1) material for the removal for As and Hg in water (Leus, Folens, et al., 2018, J. Haz. Mat.)


[3] Leus, K.*, Perez, J.P.H.*, Folens, K., Meledina, M., Van Tendeloo, G., Du Laing, G., Van Der Voort, P. (2017). UiO-66-(SH)2 as stable, selective and regenerable adsorbent for the removal of mercury from water under environmentally-relevant conditions. Faraday Discussions, 201, 145-161. DOI: 10.1039/c7fd00012j. [PDF]

Hg adsorption onto a thiol-functionalized porous metal oraganic framework (UiO-66-SH2) material (Leus, Perez, et al., 2017, Faraday Discussions)

[2] Addicoat, M., Bennett, T., Chapman, K., Denysenko, D., Dincă M., Doan, H., Easun, T., Eddaoudi, M., Farha, O., . . . Perez, J.P.H., . . . Yaghi, O. (2017). New directions in gas sorption and separation with MOFs: General discussion. Faraday Discussions, 201, 175-194. DOI: 10.1039/C7FD90044A. [PDF]

[1] Carraro, F., Chapman, K., Chen, Z., Dincă, M., Easun, T., Eddaoudi, M., Farha, O., . . . Perez, J.P.H., . . . Yaghi, O. (2017). Catalysis in MOFs: General discussion. Faraday Discussions, 201, 369-394. DOI: 10.1039/C7FD90046E. [PDF]