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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Sophie M Uchimiya
Commodity Utilization Research
Chemistry

Phone: (504) 286-4356
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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

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The micro-environmental impact of volatile organic compound emissions from large-scale assemblies of people in a confined space -
Dutta, T., Kim, K., Uchimiya, M., Kumar, P., Das, S., Bhattacharya, S.S., Szulejko, J. 2016. The micro-environmental impact of volatile organic compound emissions from large-scale assemblies of people in a confined space. Environmental Research. 151:304-312.
Global demand for rare earth resources and strategies for green mining -
Dutta, T., Kim, K., Uchimiya, M., Kwon, E.E., Jeon, B., Deep, A., Yun, S. 2016. Global demand for rare earth resources and strategies for green mining. Environmental Research. 150:182-190.
Preface for "Agricultural and environmental applications of biochar: Advances and barriers" -
Guo, M., He, Z., Uchimiya, S.M. 2016. Preface for "Agricultural and environmental applications of biochar: Advances and barriers." In: Guo, M., He, H., Uchimiya, S.M., editors. SSSA Special Publication 63. Madison, WI:Soil Science Society of America, Inc. p. v-viii.
Introduction to biochar as an agricultural and environmental amendment -
Guo, M., He, Z., Uchimiya, S.M. 2016. Introduction to biochar as an agricultural and environmental amendment. In: Guo, M., He, Z., Uchimiya, S.M., editors. Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers. SSSA Special Publication 63. Madison, WI:Soil Science Society of America, Inc. p. 1-14.
Structure-reactivity relationships between fluorescent chromophores and antioxidant activity of grain and sweet sorghum seeds -
Uchimiya, M., Ni, X., Wang, M.L. 2016. Structure-reactivity relationships between fluorescent chromophores and antioxidant activity of grain and sweet sorghum seeds. Journal of Food Science and Nutrition. 4:1-7.
Field-scale fluorescence fingerprinting of biochar-borne dissolved organic carbon -
Uchimiya, M., Zhongzhen, L., Sistani, K. 2016. Field-scale fluorescence fingerprinting of biochar-borne dissolved organic carbon. Journal of Environmental Management. 169:184-190.
Fate of higher-mass elements and surface functional groups during the pyrolysis of waste pecan shell -
Jones, K., Ramakrishnan, G., Uchimiya, M., Orlov, A., Castaldi, M.J., Leblanc, J., Hiradate, S. 2015. Fate of higher-mass elements and surface functional groups during the pyrolysis of waste pecan shell. Energy and Fuels. 29:8095-8101.
Agricultural and environmental applications of biochar: Advances and barriers -
Guo, M., Uchimiya, S.M., He, Z. 2016. Agricultural and environmental applications of biochar: Advances and barriers. In: Guo, M., Uchimiya, S.M., He, Z., editors. Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers. SSSA Special Publication 63. Madison, WI:Soil Science Society of America, Inc. p. 495-504.
Heteroaggregation of cerium oxide nanoparticles and nanoparticles of pyrolyzed biomass -
Yi, P., Pignatello, J.J., Uchimiya, M., White, J.C. 2015. Heteroaggregation of cerium oxide nanoparticles and nanoparticles of pyrolyzed biomass. Environmental Science and Technology. 49:13294-13303.
Selective release of inorganic constituents in broiler manure biochars under different post-activation treatments -
Lima, I., Klasson, K.T., Uchimiya, M. 2016. Selective release of inorganic constituents in broiler manure biochars under different post-activation treatments. Journal of Residuals Science & Technology. 13(1):37-48.
Production and characterization of biochar from agricultural by-products: Overview and use of cotton biomass residues -
He, Z., Uchimiya, S.M., Guo, M. 2016. Production and characterization of biochar from agricultural by-products: Overview and use of cotton biomass residues. In: Guo, M., He, Z., Uchimiya, S.M., editors. Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers. SSSA Special Publication 63. Madison, WI:Soil Science Society of America, Inc. p. 63-86.
Biochars multifunctional role as a novel technology in the agricultural, environmental, and industrial sectors Reprint Icon -
Novak, J.M., Ro, K.S., Ok, Y.S., Sigua, G.C., Spokas, K.A., Uchimiya, S.M., Bolan, N. 2015. Biochars multifunctional role as a novel technology in the agricultural, environmental, and industrial sectors. Chemosphere. 142:1-3.
Dissolved phosphorus speciation of flash carbonization, slow pyrolysis, and fast pyrolysis biochars -
Uchimiya, M., Hiradate, S., Antal, Jr., M.J. 2015. Dissolved phosphorus speciation of flash carbonization, slow pyrolysis, and fast pyrolysis biochars. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 3:1642-1649.
Influence of carbonization methods on the aromaticity of pyrogenic dissolved organic carbon -
Uchimiya, M., Hiradate, S., Antal, Jr., M.J. 2015. Influence of carbonization methods on the aromaticity of pyrogenic dissolved organic carbon. Energy and Fuels. 29:2503-2513.
Biochar production technology: An overview -
Uchimiya, M. (2015) Biochar production technology: An overview. In: Ok, Y. S., Uchimiya, M., Chang, S., and Bolan, N., editors. BIOCHAR: Production, Characterization and Applications. London:Taylor & Frances. p. 45-66.
New applications of x-ray tomography in pyrolysis of biomass: biochar imaging -
Jones, K., Ramakrishnan, G., Uchimiya, M., Orlov, A. 2015. New applications of x-ray tomography in pyrolysis of biomass: biochar imaging. Energy and Fuels. 29(3):1628-1634.
Characterization of narrow micropores in almond shell biochars by nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen adsorption -
Klasson, K.T., Uchimiya, M., Lima, I.M. 2015. Characterization of narrow micropores in almond shell biochars by nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen adsorption. Industrial Crops and Products. 67:33-40.
Comparison of biochar formation from various agricultural by-products using FTIR spectroscopy -
Liu, Y., He, Z., Uchimiya, M. 2015. Comparison of biochar formation from various agricultural by-products using FTIR spectroscopy. Modern Applied Science. 9(4):246-253.
Mechanisms of antimony adsorption onto soybean stover-derived biochar in aqueous solutions -
Vithanage, M., Rajapaksha, A.U., Ahmad, M., Uchimiya, M., Dou, X., Alessi, D.S., Ok, Y.S. 2014. Mechanisms of antimony adsorption onto soybean stover-derived biochar in aqueous solutions. Journal of Environmental Management. 150:1-7.
Influence of pH, ionic strength, and multidentate ligand on the interaction of CdII with biochars -
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 -
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 -
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.
Evolution of black carbon properties in soil -
Pignatello, J. J.; Uchimiya, M.; Abiven, S.; Schmidt, M. W. I. Evolution of black carbon properties in soil. In: Lehmann, J. and Joseph, S., editors. Biochar for Environmental Management: Science, Technology, and Implementation. 2nd Edition. London:Taylor & Frances. pp. 195-234.
Pyrolysis temperature-dependent changes in dissolved phosphorus speciation of plant and manure biochars -
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 -
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 -
Pyrolysis temperature-dependent release of dissolved organic carbon from plant, manure, and biorefinery wastes -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Activated biochar removes 100% dibromochloropropane from field well water -
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 -
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 Reprint Icon -
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.
Use of almond shells to treat water contaminated with almond tree nematicide in an energy efficient way -
Klasson, K.T., Ledbetter, C.A., Lima, I.M., Uchimiya, S.M. 2013. Use of almond shells to treat water contaminated with almond tree nematicide in an energy efficient way [abstract]. The Cornucopia. Spring 2013. American Chemical Society, Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, p. 64.
Removal of dibromochloropropane from drinking water: laboratory and field experiences -
Klasson, K.T., Ledbetter, C.A., Lima, I.M., Uchimiya, S.M. 2012. Removal of dibromochloropropane from drinking water: laboratory and field experiences [abstract]. Proceedings of the 30th International Activated Carbon Conference, October 4-5, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA.
Impact of aluminum stress on oxalate and other metabolites in Rumex obtusifolius -
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.
Using activated biochars to treat well water in agricultural communities -
Biochar soil amendment for environmental and agronomic benefits -
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 -
Roles of black carbon on the fate of heavy metals and agrochemicals in soil -
Sorption of organophosphate and triazine agrochemicals on biochars and soils -
Lead retention by broiler litter biochars in small arms range soil: Impact of pyrolysis temperature -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Retention of heavy metals by carboxyl functional groups of biochars in small arms range soil -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for degrdation of nerve agent simulant parathion -
Lipophilic super-absorbent polymer gels as surface cleaners for oil and grease from metal and non-metal surfaces -
Retention of heavy metals in a Typic Kandiudult amended different manure-based biochars -
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 -
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 -
Reversible and irreversible sorption of agrochemicals in biochar amended soils: synergistic effects of heavy metals -
Feasibility of removing furfurals from sugar solutions using activated biochars made from agricultural residues Reprint Icon -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Immobilization of heavy metal ions (CuII, CdII, NiII, and PbII) by broiler litter-derived biochars in water and soil Reprint Icon -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Uchimiya, M., Stone, A.T. 2009. Reduction of substituted p-Benzoquinones by Fe II near neutral pH. Aquatic Geochemistry. 16(1):173-188.
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