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María dos Santos Afonso

Position: Assistant Professor UBA.
Laboratory or research group:
Pollutants chemistry of natural waters and soils.
Tel: 5411 4576-3378/89 ext. 125 - Fax: 5411 4576-3341
E-mail: dosantos@qi.fcen.uba.ar
Website: www.qi.fcen.uba.ar/personales/dossantos

Studies in Chemistry: MSc in Chemistry (Licenciada), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1975.
PhD in Chemistry, University of La Plata, Argentina, 1981.
Postdoc: EAWAG-ETH, Switzerland, 1990-1992.
Teaching Positions: Professor of Aquatic Chemistry, University of Buenos Aires (since 1993).
Topics of interest: Environmental chemistry, pesticides and heavy metals interactions with minerals, soils and waters.

 
 
RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
• Romina C. Pessagno, Rosa M. Torres Sánchez , María dos Santos Afonso Glyphosate behavior at soil and mineral water interfaces Environmental Pollution 153, 53-59, 2008 ISSN : 0269-7491.
• Ruben J. Lombardo, Inés O’Farrell, María dos Santos Afonso Spatial and Temporal Ion Dynamics on a Complex Hydrological System: The Lower Luján River (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Aquat Geochem 16, 293-309, 2010 ISSN: 1380-6165 (print version) ISSN: 1573-1421 (electronic version).
• Fernando Unrein, Inés O’Farrell, Irina Izaguirre, Rodrigo Sinistro, María dos Santos Afonso & Guillermo Tell Phytoplankton response to pH rise in a N-limited floodplain lake: relevance of N2-fixing heterocystous
cianobacteria Aquatic Sciences,72, 179-190, 2010 ISSN 1015-1621 (Print) 1420-9055 (Online).
• George A. Khoury, Todd C. Gehris, Lorena Tribe, Rosa M. Torres Sánchez, Maria dos Santos Afonso, Glyphosate adsorption on montmorillonite: An experimental and theoretical study of surface complexes.
Applied Clay Sci, 50, 167-175, 2010, ISSN 0169-1317.
• María Mar Areco and María dos Santos Afonso Copper, Zinc, Cadmium and Lead Biosorption by Gymnogongrus torulosus. Thermodynamics and Kinetics Studies. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 81, 620-628, 2010, ISSN 0927-7765.
• Rosa M. Torres Sánchez, Michel J. Genet, Eric M. Gaigneaux, Maria dos Santos Afonso and Simón Yunes. Benzimidazole adsorption on the external and interlayer surface of montmorillonite and treated products.
Applied Clay Sci, en prensa, 2011, ISSN 0169-1317
• Martina M Mastrángelo; María dos Santos Afonso; Lucrecia Ferrari Cadmium toxicity in tadpoles of Rhinella arenarum in relation to calcium and humic substances" Ecotoxicology, en prensa 2011, ISSN: 0963-9292 (print version) ISSN: 1573-3017 (electronic version).