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Research Funding  


Our research program has been very successful in attracting extramural funding from federal (NSF and USDA), state (FDEP, FIPR, and FCSHWM), and private (GP and FPL) agencies over the past 12 years, with total funding exceeding $3 millions to support various research projects in the program.  A brief summary is provided for each research project.  In addition, students/post-doctoral scientists who worked on the projects are provided.

Project Summary  Progress report  (Rui Liu)
Ma, L.Q.
        BMPS in shooting ranges in Florida
        Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
        1/2011-12/2011
        $20,000

Project Summary  Progress report  (Dr. Wenchun Ding)
Ma, L.Q. W. H. Harris, and Bin Gao
        Recycling of gypsum drywall in Florida
        Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
        9/2009-8/2010
        $35,000

Project Summary  Progress report  (Dr. Uttam Saha)
Ma, L.Q. and T. Townsend
        Chemical characteristics of yard trash and ditch cleaning in Florida
        Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
        9/2007-8/2009
        $125,000

Project Summary  Progress report  (Drs. Uttam Saha and Abioye Fayiga)
Ma, L.Q. and W. H. Harris
        Implementing effective BMPs to immobilize Pb and As in Florida shooting range soils
        Florida Department of Environmental Protection
        3/2005-6/2008
        $154,000

Project Summary  Progress report  (Anhui Huang and Shiny Mathews)
Ma, L.Q., M.
M. Teplitski, B. Rathinasabapathi, and C. Guy
       
The Missing Link in Arsenic Transfer from Soil to Plant by Arsenic Hyperaccumulator
       
UF-IFAS Research Innovation Fund
        10/2007-4/2008
        $48,900

Project Summary  Progress report  (Dr. Uttam Saha)
Mazyck, D. W., J.-C. Bonzongo,Jean-Claude, L.Q. Ma
        Coupling of Advanced Oxidation and Adsorption Processes onto Silica-Titania Composites
            for Low Level Capture of Metals from Water Effluents
       
UF-Water Institute
        4/2007-3/2008
        $40,000

Project Summary  (Drs. Jorge Santos and Mrittunjai Srivastava)
Ma, L. Q., and R. H. Stamps

       Phytoremediation of arsenic contaminated groundwater using Chinese brake ferns
       Florida Power & Light Company
       1/2002-12/2006
       $560,460

Project Summary  Progress report  (Dr. Jorge Santos and Dr. Tait Chirenje)
Ma, L.Q. and T. Chirenje

        Impacts of wood ash and CCA-treated wood on arsenic concentrations in soils and plants
        Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
        10/2004-9/2005
        $25,000

Project Summary  (Dr. Tait Chirenje and Mr. Richard Cardell)
Clark, C.J., T. Chirenje, L.Q. Ma, J.W. Jawitz, M.D. Annable, and K. Hatfield

        Developing retention indices and modeling transport of CCA in Florida soils at unlined landfills
        Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
        8/2002-7/2003
        $62,400

Project Summary  (Dr. Bharskar Bondada and Ms. Yun Cheng)  IMAGES/up.gif
Ma, L. Q., and G. Martinez
   
        Phyto-restoration of arsenic-polluted soil ecosystems in the sub/tropics
        USDA/T-STAR
        10/2002-9/2006
        $127,778

Project Summary  (Dr. Rocky Cao and Mr. Joon Ki Yoon)
Ma, L. Q., W. Harris, and R.H. Stamps
   
        Field applications of phosphate rock for remediation of metal contaminated soils
        Florida Institute of Phosphate Research
        4/2005-8/2006
        $49,980

Project Summary (Dr. Mike Tu and Ms. Maria Silver)
Ma, L.Q., D. Sylvia, Y. Cai, K. Downum & J.-F. Gaillard
    
       Understanding and enhancement of arsenic hyperaccumulation by a fern plant
       National Science Foundation
       9/2001 to 8/2004
       $445,877

Project Summary  (Dr. Bharskar Bondada and Ms. Gina Kertulis)  IMAGES/up.gif
Ma, L.Q., A. Green, G. Erdos and Y. Cai
    
       Phytoremediation of arsenic contaminated soils and wastes: feasibility and optimization
       National Science Foundation
       9/2000-8/2002

       $185,000
 

Project Summary  (Dr. Rocky Cao)
Shiralipour, A. and L.Q. Ma

      Effects of compost on arsenic leachability in soils and arsenic uptake by a fern plant
      Florida Department of Environmental Protection
      7/2000-6/2003

      $100,000


 

Project Summary  (Dr. Tait Chirenje)
Ma, L. Q., W. Harris, and A. Hornsby

       Arsenic background concentrations in Florida urban soils
       Florida Power & Light Company
       1/2000-12/2002
       $240,000
 

Project Summary   For more information (Dr. Rocky Cao and Donald Hardison) IMAGES/up.gif
Ma, L. Q. and W. Harris

      Environmental fate and management of lead at shooting ranges in Florida
      Florida Department of Environmental Protection
      7/2001-6/2002
      $35,000 

Project Summary   Progress report   For more information  (Dr. Rocky Cao and Donald Hardison
Ma, L. Q., W. Harris and Jerry Sartain
    
       Environmental impacts of lead pellets at shooting ranges and arsenical herbicides
       on golf courses in Florida    
       Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
        4/1999-3/2002
        $190,000 

Project Summary   (Dr. Rocky Cao) IMAGES/up.gif
Ma, L. Q., W. Harris, and P. Nkedi-Kizza
    
        Field demonstration of metal immobilization in contaminated soils using P amendments
        Florida Institute of Phosphate Research
        4/1998-3/2001
        $230,447

Project Summary (Dr. Satya Singh, Dr. Ming Chen, and  Dr. Rocky Cao)
Rockwood, D., L.Q. Ma, and A. Green
    
        Phytoremediation of metal contaminated soils using woody biomass
        Florida Department of Environmental Protection
        11/1997-10/2000
        $200,000

Project Summary (Sally Wu)
Ma, L. Q.
     
        Sewage sludge compost as a soil amendment in tropical soils
        USDA/CBAG
        8/1/1996-8/31/1999
        $89,238

Project Summary    For more information    (Dr. Ming Chen IMAGES/up.gif
Ma, L. Q., W. Harris, and A. Hornsby
     
        Background concentrations of trace metals in Florida surface soils
        Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
        3/1996-2/1999
        $136,041

Project Summary (Chengqing Xiao)
Ma, L. Q.
     
        Effects of different soil amendments on the leachate chemistry of pine forest soil
        USDA
        9/1995-8/1998
        $108,583

Project Summary  (Tait Chirenje

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Ma, L. Q. and N. Comerford.
     
        Changes in soil and water chemistry after high-volume wood ash application on a dry sandy soil
        Georgia-Pacific Corporation
        8/1995-7/1998
        $93,000

Ma, L. Q.   (Sally Wu)   
        Quality of composted mill sludge and ash under different conditions
        Georgia-Pacific Corporation
        3/5/1996-3/4/1997
        $10,000

Ma, L. Q. 
        Research Project Enhancement Award
        University of Florida
        1/1995-1/1996
        $11,750

T.J. Logan, S.J. Traina and L.Q. Ma.  (Dr. G.N. Rao  IMAGES/up.gif
        Immobilization of Pb from contaminated water, soils and wastes by phosphate rock
        Florida Institute of Phosphate Research
        3/1993-3/1996
        $223,422