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Don-Roger Parkinson

Faculty and Staff

Don-Roger Parkinson, B.Sc. (Brock), Ph.D. (London)

Phone: (709) 639-6482


Office:  AS237

Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Science (ENVS)

Courses (commonly taught):
Chem 2210 (Inorganic Chemistry)
ENVS 3210 (Environmental Analytical I) - Wet Bench Techniques
ENVS 3211 (Environmental Analytical II) - Instrumental Analysis
ENVS 4230 (Aquatic Chemistry); ENVS 4951 & 4959 (Research Thesis)

Research  Interests: See
Analytical Chemistry, Analyte Extraction, Aquatic Chemistry, Chemical Derivatization, Metal Ligand Binding, Method Development and Sample Preparation, Needle Trap Device (NTD), Solid Phase MicroExtraction (SPME) and Spectroscopy: FAAS, FTIR, GC/MS, NMR, TXRF.

Recent  Publications: See

•D-R. Parkinson, YOUR  NAME  HERE,

•D-R. Parkinson, D. Grant, J.R. McCarthy, T.A.J. House. "Assessment of phytoextraction by Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis), Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and Stonewort (Chara globularis) for removal of multiple metals from solutions." For Int. J. Phytoremed.  [in preparation]

•D-R. Parkinson, J.J. Grandy, J. Norris, D. Ploughman. The potential use of green crab waste: Investigation of metal removal abilities of extracted Chitin., #01175-ANP, 99th CIC Chemistry Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada, June, 5-9, 2016 [Poster]

•D-R. Parkinson, J. J. Grandy. "Investigation of metal ion removal from aqueous solutions by Chitin and Chitosan." For Environ. Pollut.  [in preparation]

•D-R. Parkinson, T.A.J. House. "Investigation of carboxylate metal binding in Stoneworts (Chara globularis Thuill.) biomaterial for metal sequestering from aqueous solutions." IAEAC J. of Environ Anal. Chem.  [Submitted]

•D-R. Parkinson. "Derivatized-headspace-SPME-GC/MS method for thiol detection in oil wastewaters." Separations.  [Submitted,]

•D-R. Parkinson, D. Barter, R. Gaultois. "Comparison of spot and time weighted averaging (TWA) sampling with SPME-GC/MS methods for trihalomethane (THM) analysis." Chromatogr. 3, 5-21 (2016).

M. C. Cook, N-J. White, D-R. Parkinson. "Investigation of the mustard species Brassica juncea and Brassica rapa for metal uptake selectivity for use in soil remediation." Chem & Ecology 45, 55-62 (2014).

•D-R. Parkinson. (2014) Analytical Derivatization Techniques. In: J. Reedijk (Ed.) Elsevier Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering. Waltham, MA: Elsevier. Updated 18 Dec-2014, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.11454-4.  [Invited Submission]

J. Warren, D-R. Parkinson, J. Pawliszyn. "Assessment of thiol compounds from garlic by automated headspace Derivatized In Needle-NTD-GC-MS and Derivatized In-Fiber-SPME-GC-MS." J. Agric. Food Chem. 61, 492-500 (2013).

[Note: Underlined names: former Experimental Research Project Students in ENVS, Chemistry.]

Chair, Environmental Science

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Phone: (709) 637-6246