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Nubia Estrada

Nubia Estrada

Academic Information

Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Academic Focus: Environmental Water Resources Engineering


Research Interests

Natural perchlorate (ClO4-) in the environment is unique in that it does not all exhibit similar isotopic compositions. Natural ClO4- isotope variation is not entirely understood, but may be due to distinct production mechanisms and/or reactants or post depositional fractionation and exchange processes capable of altering ClO4- isotope composition. My research focuses on plant uptake of ClO4- and ClO4- formation pathways involving ozone and ultraviolet radiation and whether these processes can impact ClO4- isotope composition and account for some of that variation.