California Agriculture
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University of California
California Agriculture

Sanjai J. Parikh Ph.D.

Associate Professor
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
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My research addresses a wide-range of biogeochemical processes at solid-liquid interfaces in the soil and water environment. Examples of my research interests include: (1) examining transport and degradation mechanisms for pharmaceuticals, nanoparticles, hormones, and personal care products in soil and water (i.e., ground, surface, wastewater); (2) identifying persistent degradation products of primary pollutants (organic and inorganic) and determining their bioavailability; (3) determining reaction rates of contaminant oxidation/transformation at mineral and bacteria surfaces; (4) elucidating the role of bacterial surface biomolecules in cell adhesion and biomineralization/dissolution reactions; (5) investigating the role of extracellular polymeric compounds in heavy metal biogeocycling; and (6) evaluating the potential of biochar soil amendments to impact soil fertility, greenhouse gas emissions, dust generation, and contaminant transport.


Soil Chemistry: nutrient cycyling, contaminant transport, carbon cycling, soil remediation, biochar use in agricculutre, biochar for environmental remediation, soil amendments, food safety

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