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Anna Santoro

Environmental Scientist

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 382235

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Scientific Background

I have a background as an Environmental Chemist, with a degree in Analytical Chemistry and a PhD in Agricultural/Environmental Chemistry. I am specialised in trace element analysis and speciation in various environmental matrices by using a combination of techniques (AAS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, XRD, XRF, SEM and x-ray synchrotron based spectroscopy). Before joining the Plant Chemistry Group at Bangor University I worked for the Italian Regional Agency for Environmental Protection on projects of statistical elaboration of environmental pollution data and for the European Commission Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, developing environmental reference materials for inorganic analysis.

I am currently working within the WISE Network on a number of projects related to local SMEs and the development of more sustainable products.

Recent Publications

A. Santoro, J. Snell, H. Emteborg, M-F.Tumba-Tshilumba, A. Held (2014). The certification of the mass fraction of the total content of As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se and Zn in Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus). ERM-CD200. ISBN 978-92-79-35531-8 download

A. Santoro, T. Bacquart, J. Charoud-Got, P. de Vos, A. Held (2013). The Certification of the Mass Fraction of the Total Content As, Cd, Cu, Hg. Pb, Se and Zn in Human Hair. ERM-DB001. ISBN 978-92-79-28807-4 download

A. Santoro, R. Terzano, L. Medici, M. Beciani, A. Pagnoni, G. Blo (2012). Colloidal mercury (Hg) distribution in soil samples by sedimentation field flow fractionation coupled to mercury cold vapour generation atomic absorption spectrometry. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14, pp. 138-145 download

A. Santoro, H. Emterborg, J. Charoud-Got, A. Held (2012). Development of a new certified reference material (CRM) for the analysis of trace elements in human hair. Heavy Metals in the Environment - Selected Papers from the ICHMET-15 Conferences. Maralte BV, Chapter 32, pp.369-376 download

R. Terzano, A. Santoro, M. Spagnuolo, B. Vekemans, L. Medici, K. Janssens, J. Gottligher, M. Denecke, S. Mangold, P. Ruggiero (2010). Solving mercury (Hg) speciation in soil samples by synchrotron X-ray microspectroscopic techniques. Environmental Pollution, 158, pp. 2702-2709 download

A. Santoro, R. Terzano, G. Blo, S. Fiore, S. Mangold, P. Ruggiero (2010). Mercury speciation in the colloidal fraction of a soil polluted by a chlor-alkali plant: a case study in the South of Italy. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, Vol. 17, pp. 187-192 download

A. Santoro, G. Blo, S. Mastrolitti , F. Fagioli, (2009). Bioaccumulation of heavy metals by aquatic macroinvertebrates along the Basento river in the south of Italy, Water Air & Soil Pollution, Vol. 201, No 1-4, pp. 19-31 download

C. Zaccone, A. Santoro, C. Cocozza, R. Terzano, W. Shotyk, T. Miano (2009). Comparison of Hg concentrations in peat and corresponding humic acids, and implications for the use of ombrotrophic bogs as archives of atmospheric Hg deposition. Geoderma, Vol. 148, No. 1-3, pp. 399-404 download

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