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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Sophie M Uchimiya
Commodity Utilization Research
Research Chemist

Phone: (504) 286-4356
Room 316

1100 ROBERT E. LEE BLVD
NEW ORLEANS, MS, 70124

Projects
Developing Technologies that Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426599
Liquid and Solid Phase Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Investigation of Bioenergy Feedstock and Value-added Products
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 426248
Nanoscale Interactions Between Engineered Nanomaterials and Biochar
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 422792

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Influence of pH, ionic strength, and multidentate ligand on the interaction of CdII with biochars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M. 2014. Influence of pH, ionic strength, and multidentate ligand on the interaction of CdII with biochars. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. (2):2019-2027.
Intrinsic fluorescence excitation-emission matrix spectral features of cottonseed protein fractions and the effects of denaturants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, Z., Uchimiya, M., Cao, H. 2014. Intrinsic fluorescence excitation-emission matrix spectral features of cottonseed protein fractions and the effects of denaturants. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 91:1489–1497.
Uncovering surface area and micropores in almond shell biochars by rainwater wash - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klasson, K.T., Uchimiya, M., Lima, I.M. 2014. Uncovering surface area and micropores in almond shell biochars by rainwater wash. Chemosphere. 111:129-134.
Pyrolysis temperature-dependent changes in dissolved phosphorus speciation of plant and manure biochars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Hiradate, S. 2014. Pyrolysis temperature-dependent changes in dissolved phosphorus speciation of plant and manure biochars. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62:1802-1809.
Influence of biochar pyrolysis temperature and post-treatment on the uptake of mercury from flue gas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klasson, K.T., Boihem, Jr., L.L., Uchimiya, M., Lima, I.M. 2014. Influence of biochar pyrolysis temperature and post-treatment on the uptake of mercury from flue gas. Fuel Processing Technology. 123:27-33.
Nanoscale Interactions between Engineered Nanomaterials and Black Carbon (Biochar) in Soil - (Abstract Only) - (11-Dec-13)
Pyrolysis temperature-dependent release of dissolved organic carbon from plant, manure, and biorefinery wastes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Ohno, T., He, Z. 2013. Pyrolysis temperature-dependent release of dissolved organic carbon from plant, manure, and biorefinery wastes. Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis. 104:84-94.
Influence of post-treatment strategies on the properties of activated chars from broiler manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lima, I.M., Boykin, D.L., Klasson, K.T., Uchimiya, M. 2014. Influence of post-treatment strategies on the properties of activated chars from broiler manure. Chemosphere. 95:96-104.
Changes in nutrient content and availability during the slow pyrolysis of animal wastes - (Book / Chapter)
Uchimiya, M. 2014. Changes in nutrient content and availability during the slow pyrolysis of animal wastes. In He, Z. and Zhang, H., editors. Applied Manure and Nutrient Chemistry for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment. Berlin: Springer. p. 53-68.
Solubility of lead and copper in biochar-amended small arms range soils: influence of soil organic carbon and pH - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Bannon, D.I. 2013. Solubility of lead and copper in biochar-amended small arms range soils: influence of soil organic carbon and pH. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:7679-7688.
Metabolome analysis of food-chain between plants and insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miyagi, A., Kawai-Yamada, M., Uchimiya, M., Ojima, N., Suzuki, K., Uchimiya, H. 2013. Metabolome analysis of food-chain between plants and insects. Metabolomics. 9:1254-1261.
Fate of heavy metals and agrochemicals in biochar amended soils - (Proceedings)
Uchimiya, S.M. 2013. Fate of heavy metals and agrochemicals in biochar amended soils. In: Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Solid Waste Innovation in Technology and Management, May 5-9, 2013, Hong Kong, China. p. 638-640.
In situ and ex situ spectroscopic monitoring of biochar's surface functional groups - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Orlov, A., Ramakrishnan, G., Sistani, K. 2013. In situ and ex situ spectroscopic monitoring of biochar's surface functional groups. Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis. 102:53-59.
Biochar-attenuated desorption of heavy metals in small arms range soils - (Abstract Only) - (02-Jan-13)
Activated biochar removes 100% dibromochloropropane from field well water - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klasson, K.T., Ledbetter, C.A., Uchimiya, M., Lima, I.M. 2013. Activated biochar removes 100% dibromochloropropane from field well water. Environmental Chemistry Letters. 11(3):271-275.
An antagonist treatment in combination with tracer experiments revealed isocitrate pathway dominant to oxalate biosynthesis in Rumex obtusifolius L - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miyagi, A., Uchimiya, M., Kawai-Yamada, M., Uchimiya, H. 2013. An antagonist treatment in combination with tracer experiments revealed isocitrate pathway dominant to oxalate biosynthesis in Rumex obtusifolius L. Metabolomics. 9(3):590-598.
Mineral composition of cottonseed is affected by fertilization management practices - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, Z., Shankle, M., Zhang, H., Way, T.R., Tewolde, H., Uchimiya, M. 2013. Mineral composition of cottonseed is affected by fertilization management practices. Agronomy Journal. 105(2):341-350.
Impact of aluminum stress on oxalate and other metabolites in Rumex obtusifolius - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miyagi, A., Uchimiya, M., Kawai-Yamada, M., Uchimiya, H. 2013. Impact of aluminum stress on oxalate and other metabolites in Rumex obtusifolius. Weed Research. 53:(1)30-41.
Biochar soil amendment for environmental and agronomic benefits - (Book / Chapter)
Uchimiya, S.M., Hiradate, S. 2012. Biochar soil amendment for environmental and agronomic benefits. In: Watanabe, A. and Hiradate, S., editors. Contributions of Pyrogenic Materials on the Accumulation of Soil Organic Matter. Tokyo, Japan: Hakuyusya Co. Ltd. p. 133-156.
Super-Absorbent polymer gels for oil and grease removal from metal and non-metal surfaces - (Abstract Only) - (19-May-12)
Roles of black carbon on the fate of heavy metals and agrochemicals in soil - (Abstract Only) - (17-May-12)
Sorption of organophosphate and triazine agrochemicals on biochars and soils - (Abstract Only) - (17-May-12)
Lead retention by broiler litter biochars in small arms range soil: Impact of pyrolysis temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Bannon, D.I., Wartelle, L.H., Lima, I.M., Klasson, K.T. 2012. Lead retention by broiler litter biochars in small arms range soil: Impact of pyrolysis temperature. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60:5035-5044.
Sorption of triazine and organophosphorus pesticides on soil and biochar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Wartelle, L.H., Boddu, V.M. 2012. Sorption of triazine and organophosphorus pesticides on soil and biochar. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(12):2989-2997.
Lipophilic super-absorbent swelling gels as cleaners for use on weapons systems and platforms - (Other)
Boddu, V. M., Uchimiya, S. M., Ohta, M., Sada, K., Myers, C., Ziegler, W., and Torres, T. 2012. Lipophilic Super-Absorbent Swelling Gels as Cleaners for Use on Weapons Systems and Platforms. DoD SERDP Weapons Systems and Platforms WP-1761 final report. Champaign, IL: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. 75 p.
Nanoscale interactions between engineered nanomaterials and black carbon (Biochar) in soil - (Abstract Only) - (27-Jan-12)
Retention of heavy metals by carboxyl functional groups of biochars in small arms range soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Bannon, D.I., Wartelle, L.H. 2012. Retention of heavy metals by carboxyl functional groups of biochars in small arms range soil. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(7):1798-1809.
Development of an environmentally friendly halogen-free phosphorous-nitrogen bond flame retardant for cotton fabrics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nguyen, T.D., Chang, S., Condon, B.D., Uchimiya, S.M., Fortier, C.A. 2012. Development of an environmentally friendly halogen-free phosphorous-nitrogen bond flame retardant for cotton fabrics. Polymers for Advanced Technologies. 23(12):1555-1563.
Contributions of pyrogenic materials on the accumulation of soil organic matter - (Proceedings)
Watanabe, A., Uchimiya, M., Ikeya, K., Shindo, H., Hiradate, S. 2012. Contributions of pyrogenic materials on the accumulation of soil organic matter. Japanese Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 83:222-227.
Impact of pyrolysis temperature and manure source on physicochemical characteristics of biochar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cantrell, K.B., Hunt, P.G., Uchimiya, S.M., Novak, J.M., Ro, K.S. 2012. Impact of pyrolysis temperature and manure source on physicochemical characteristics of biochar. Bioresource Technology. 107:419-428.
Calorific values and combustion chemistry of animal manure - (Book / Chapter)
Uchimiya, S.M., He, Z. 2012. Calorific values and combustion chemistry of animal manure. In: He, Z., editor. Applied Research of Animal Manure: Challenges and Opportunities beyond the Adverse Environmental Concerns. New York, NY:Nova Science. p. 45-62.
Lipophilic super-absorbent polymer gels as surface cleaners for oil and grease from metal and non-metal surfaces - (Abstract Only) - (16-Sep-11)
Lipophilic super-absorbent polymer gels as surface cleaners for oil and grease - (Abstract Only) - (16-Sep-11)
Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for degrdation of nerve agent simulant parathion - (Abstract Only) - (16-Sep-11)
Retention of heavy metals in a Typic Kandiudult amended different manure-based biochars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Cantrell, K.B., Hunt, P.G., Novak, J.M., Chang, S. 2012. Retention of heavy metals in a Typic Kandiudult amended with different manure-based biochars. Journal of Environmental Quality. 41:1138-1149.
Qualitative analysis of volatile organic compounds on biochar Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spokas, K.A., Novak, J.M., Stewart, C.E., Cantrell, K.B., Uchimiya, S.M., Dusaire, M.G., Ro, K.S. 2011. Qualitative analysis of volatile organic compounds on biochar. Chemosphere. 85(5):869-882.
Stabilization of lead and copper by biochar amendments in arms range soils: Influence of biochar characteristics, soil property, and equilibrium conditions - (Abstract Only) - (27-Jun-11)
Reversible and irreversible sorption of agrochemicals in biochar amended soils: synergistic effects of heavy metals - (Abstract Only) - (26-Jun-11)
Feasibility of removing furfurals from sugar solutions using activated biochars made from agricultural residues Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klasson, K.T., Uchimiya, M., Lima, I.M., Boihem, Jr., L.L. 2011. Feasibility of removing furfurals from sugar solutions using activated biochars made from agricultural residues. BioResources. 6(3):3242-3251.
Thermal response and recyclability of poly(stearylacrylate-co-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate) gel as a VOCs absorbent Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ohta, M., Boddu, V.M., Uchimiya, M., Sada, K. 2011. Thermal response and recyclability of poly(stearylacrylate-co-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate) gel as a VOCs absorbent. Polymer Bulletin. 67:915-926.
Synthesis and characterization of a novel phosphorus-nitrogen containing flame retardant and its application for textile - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nguyen, T.D., Chang, S., Condon, B.D., Uchimiya, S.M., Graves, E.E., Smith, J.N., Easson, M.W., Wakelyn, P. 2011. Synthesis and characterization of a novel phosphorus-nitrogen containing flame retardant and its application for textile. Polymers for Advanced Technologies. 23(7):1036-1044.
Screening biochars for heavy metal retention in soil: role of oxygen functional groups - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Chang, S., Klasson, K.T. 2011. Screening biochars for heavy metal retention in soil: role of oxygen functional groups. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 190:432-441.
Influence of pyrolysis temperature on biochar property and function as heavy metal sorbent in soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Wartelle, L.H., Klasson, K.T., Fortier, C.A., Lima, I.M. 2011. Influence of pyrolysis temperature on biochar property and function as heavy metal sorbent in soil. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59:2501-2510.
Flame retardant properties of triazine phosphonates derivative with cotton fabric - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, S., Condon, B.D., Graves, E.E., Uchimiya, S.M., Fortier, C.A., Easson, M.W., Wakelyn, P. 2011. Flame retardant properties of triazine phosphonates derivative with cotton fabric. Fibers and Polymers. 12(3):334-339.
Influence of soil properties on heavy metal sequestration by biochar amendment: 2. copper desorption isotherms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Klasson, K.T., Wartelle, L.H., Lima, I.M. 2011. Influence of soil properties on heavy metal sequestration by biochar amendment: 2. copper desorption isotherms. Chemosphere. 82(10):1438-1447.
Sorption of deisopropylatrazine on broiler litter biochars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Wartelle, L.H., Lima, I.M., Klasson, K.T. 2010. Sorption of deisopropylatrazine on broiler litter biochars. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58(23):12350-12356.
One-electron standard reduction potentials of nitroaromatic and cyclic nitramine explosives - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya,M., Gorb, L., Isayev, O., Qasim, M.M., Leszczynski, J. 2010. One-electron standard reduction potentials of nitroaromatic and cyclic nitramine explosives. Environmental Pollution. 158(10):3048-3053.
Contaminant Immobilization and Nutrient Release by Biochar Soil Amendment: Roles of Natural Organic Matter Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Lima, I.M., Klasson, K.T., Wartelle, L.H. 2010. Contaminant Immobilization and Nutrient Release by Biochar Soil Amendment: Roles of Natural Organic Matter. Chemosphere. 80 (8):935-940.
Biochar soil amendment: Impact of soil types on heavy metal sorption-desorption behaviors and repeated nutrient leaching - (Abstract Only) - (12-May-10)
Immobilization of heavy metal ions (CuII, CdII, NiII, and PbII) by broiler litter-derived biochars in water and soil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Lima, I.M., Klasson, K.T., Chang, S., Wartelle, L.H., Rodgers, J.E. 2010. Immobilization of heavy metal ions (CuII, CdII, NiII, and PbII) by broiler litter-derived biochars in water and soil. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58(9):5538-5544.
Contaminant immobilization and nutrient release by carbonized biomass in water and soils - (Abstract Only)
Uchimiya, S.M., Lima, I.M., Klasson, K.T., Wartelle, L.H. 2010. Contaminant immobilization and nutrient release by carbonized biomass in water and soils (abstract). 2010 U.S. Biochar Initiative Conference, June 27-30, 2010, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
Reductive transformation of 2,4-dinitrotoluene: roles of iron and natural organic matter - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M. 2010. Reductive transformation of 2,4-dinitrotoluene: roles of iron and natural organic matter. Aquatic Geochemistry. 16(4):547-562.
Reduction of substituted p-Benzoquinones by Fe II near neutral pH Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Stone, A.T. 2009. Reduction of substituted p-Benzoquinones by Fe II near neutral pH. Aquatic Geochemistry. 16(1):173-188.
Last Modified: 11/27/2014
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