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Department of

Environmental Health

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Jurate Virkutyte

  • BSc: Vilnius University of Educology, Lithuania
  • MSc: Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • PhD: University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Research/Clinical Interests

Direct measurements of bioaerosols in home healthcare settings. Occupational exposures to pollutants. Physical and chemical surface analyses.

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Al-Abed S.; Boyes W.; Childs K.; Coates N.; Degn L.; Diamond S.; Dreher K.; Ma H.; McCarrick R.; Ortenzio J.; Virkutyte J.; Zucker R. 2016. Environmental aging alters Al(OH)3-coating of TiO2 nanoparticles enhancing their photocatalytic and phototoxic activities Environmental Science: Nano, 3 3, 593-601

Virkutyte J. 2016. Aerobic Treatment of Effluents From Pulp and Paper Industries Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Biological Treatment of Industrial Effluents, , 103-130

Aravinthan V.; Chiemchaisri C.; Jegatheesan V.; Kim S.; Nghiem L.; Shon H.; Shu L.; Virkutyte J. 2014. Special issue on the Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering-CESE-2012 9-13 September 20 Desalination and Water Treatment, 52 4-6, 555

Virkutyte J. 2014. The use of power ultrasound in biofuel production, bioremediation, and other applications Power Ultrasonics: Applications of High-Intensity Ultrasound, , 1096-112

Virkutyte, J., Varma R. 2014. Eco-friendly magnetic iron oxide-pillared montmorillonite for advanced catalytic degradation of dichlorophenol ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2 7, 1545-1550

Kustov L.; Al-Abed S.; Virkutyte, J.; Finashina E.; Kapustin G.; Kirichenko O.; Mishin I.; Nissenbaum V.; Shuvalova E.; Tkachenko O. 2014. Novel Fe-Pd/SiO2 catalytic materials for degradation of chlorinated organic compounds in water Pure and Applied Chemistry, 86 7, 1141-1158

Virkutyte, J.; Al-Abed S.; Bennett-Stamper C.; Choi H. 2014. Distinct structural behavior and transport of TiO2-nano and nano-structured particles in sand Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 443 , 188-194

Virkutyte, J.; Varma R. 2014. Greener and sustainable remediation using iron nanomaterials ACS Symposium Series, 1184 , 1-21

Virkutyte, J.; Varma R. 2013. Environmentally friendly preparation of metal nanoparticles RSC Green Chemistry, , 7-33

Golovina E.; Lahtinen M.; Makarova K.; Rokhina E.; Van As H.; Virkutyte J. 2013. Ultrasound-assisted MnO2 catalyzed homolysis of peracetic acid for phenol degradation: The assessmen Chemical Engineering Journal, 221 , 476-486

Virkutyte, J.; Varma R. 2013. Green synthesis of nanomaterials: Environmental aspects ACS Symposium Series, 1124 , 11-39

Golovina E.; Makarova K.; Rokhina E.; Van As H.; Virkutyte J. 2012. Combination of neural networks and DFT calculations for the comprehensive analysis of FDMPO radical adducts from fast isotropic electron spin resonance spectra Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 116 1, 443-451

Virkutyte J.; Varma R. 2012. Synthesis and visible light photoactivity of anatase Ag and garlic loaded TiO2 nanocrystalline catalyst RSC Advances, 2 6, 2399-2407

Virkutyte, J.; Varma R. 2012. Veruclay - A new type of photo-adsorbent active in the visible light range: Modification of montmorillonite surface with organic surfactant RSC Advances, 2 21, 8128-8134

Virkutyte J.; Al-Abed S. 2012. Statistical evaluation of potential damage to the Al(OH)3 layer on nTiO2 particles in the presence of swimming pool and seawater Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14 4,

Virkutyte J.; Al-Abed S.; Dionysiou D. 2012. Depletion of the protective aluminum hydroxide coating in TiO 2-based sunscreens by swimming pool water ingredients Chemical Engineering Journal, 191 , 95-103

Virkutyte J.; Jegatheesan V.; Lahtinen M.; Makarova K.; Rokhina E. 2012. Theoretical and practical aspects of chemical functionalization of carbon nanofibers (CNFs): DFT cal Bioresource Technology, 113 , 127-131

Virkutyte J.; Jegatheesan V.; Varma R. 2012. Visible light activated TiO2/microcrystalline cellulose nanocatalyst to destroy organic contaminants in water Bioresource Technology, 113 , 288-293

Virkutyte J.; Varma R. 2012. Novel Claycunbic to eliminate micropollutants and Vibrio fischeri from water RSC Advances, 2 8, 3416-3422

Virkutyte J.; Varma R. 2012. Visible light activity of Ag-loaded and guanidine nitrate-doped nano-TiO2: Degradation of dichlorophenol and antibacterial properties RSC Advances, 2 4, 1533-1539

Chang C.; Jegatheesan V.; Shu L.; Virkutyte J. 2011. Special issue on the Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering, CESE-2010:26 September - 1 Bioresource Technology, 102 9, 5277

Puton J.; Sillanpää M.; Vilhunen S.; Virkutyte J. 2011. Efficiency of hydroxyl radical formation and phenol decomposition using UV light emitting diodes and H2O2 Environmental Technology, 32 8, 865-872

Rokhina E.; Virkutyte J. 2011. Environmental application of catalytic processes: Heterogeneous liquid phase oxidation of phenol with hydrogen peroxide Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 41 2, 125-167

Virkutyte, J.; Varma R. 2011. Photoinduced catalytic adsorption of model contaminants on Bi/Cu pillared montmorillonite in the visible light range Separation and Purification Technology, 78 2, 201-207

Virkutyte J.; Jegatheesan V.; Lens P.; Rokhina E. 2011. The effect of electrodialytic treatment and Na2H2EDTA addition on methanogenic activity of copper-amended anaerobic granular sludge: Treatment costs and energy consumption Bioresource Technology, 102 9, 5541-5544

Virkutyte J.; Varma R. 2011. Green synthesis of metal nanoparticles: Biodegradable polymers and enzymes in stabilization and surface functionalization Chemical Science, 2 5, 837-846

Duong P.; Shrestha R.; Sillanpää M.; Virkutyte J. 2010. Ultrasound-assisted treatment of kaolin artificially contaminated with henanhtrene, fluoranthene and hexachlorobenzene Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, 18 4, 251-258

Golovina E.; Makarova K.; Rokhina E.; Van As H.; Virkutyte J. 2010. Free radical reaction pathway, thermochemistry of peracetic acid homolysis, and its application for phenol degradation: Spectroscopic study and quantum chemistry calculations Environmental Science and Technology, 44 17, 6815-6821

Pham A.; Sillanpää M.; Virkutyte J. 2010. Sludge dewatering by sand-drying bed coupled with electro-dewatering at various potentials International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 24 2, 151-162

Repo E.; Rokhina E.; Virkutyte J. 2010. Comparative kinetic analysis of silent and ultrasound-assisted catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of phenol Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 17 3, 541-546

Rokhina E.; Vilhunen S.; Virkutyte J. 2010. Evaluation of UV LEDs performance in photochemical oxidation of phenol in the presence of H2O2 Journal of Environmental Engineering, 136 3, 274-280

Virkutyte J.; Baruwati B.; Varma R. 2010. Visible light induced photobleaching of methylene blue over melamine-doped TiO2 nanocatalyst Nanoscale, 2 7, 1109-1111

Virkutyte J.; Jegatheesan V.; Rokhina E. 2010. Optimisation of electro-Fenton denitrification of a model wastewater using a response surface methodology Bioresource Technology, 101 5, 1440-1446

Virkutyte J.; Padarauskas A.; Vickackaite V. 2010. Sono-oxidation of soils: Degradation of naphthalene by sono-Fenton-like process Journal of Soils and Sediments, 10 3, 526-536

Virkutyte J.; Varma R. 2010. Fabrication and visible light photocatalytic activity of a novel Ag/TiO2-xNx nanocatalyst New Journal of Chemistry, 34 6, 1094-1096

Pham T.; Shrestha R.; Sillanpää M.; Virkutyte J. 2009. Recent studies in environmental applications of ultrasound Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 36 11, 1849-1858

Pham T.; Shrestha R.; Sillanpää M.; Virkutyte J. 2009. Combined ultrasonication and electrokinetic remediation for persistent organic removal from contaminated kaolin Electrochimica Acta, 54 5, 1403-1407

Virkutyte, J.; Lens P.; Rokhina E. 2009. Low-frequency ultrasound in biotechnology: state of the art Trends in Biotechnology, 27 5, 298-306

Rokhina E.; As H.; Golovina E.; Virkutyte J. 2009. ESR ST study of hydroxyl radical generation in wet peroxide system catalyzed by heterogeneous ruthenium Chemosphere, 77 1, 148-150

Rokhina E.; Lahtinen M.; Nolte M.; Virkutyte J. 2009. The influence of ultrasound on the RuI3-catalyzed oxidation of phenol: Catalyst study and experimental design Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 87 3-4, 162-170

Virkutyte, J.; Jegatheesan V. 2009. Electro-Fenton, hydrogenotrophic and Fe2+ ions mediated TOC and nitrate removal from aquaculture system: Different experimental strategies Bioresource Technology, 100 7, 2189-2197

Virkutyte J.; Nolte M.; Rokhina E.; Sillanpää M. 2008. Optimization of pulp mill effluent treatment with catalytic adsorbent using orthogonal second-order (Box-Behnken) experimental design Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 10 11, 1304-1312

Virkutyte, J.; Sillanpää M.; Sinkevicius S.; Vadakojyte S. 2008. Heavy metal distribution and chemical partitioning in Lake Saimaa (SE Finland) sediments and moss Pleurozium schreberi Chemistry and Ecology, 24 2, 119-132

Virkutyte, J.; Sillanpää M. 2007. The hindering effect of experimental strategies on advancement of alkaline front and electroosmotic flow during electrokinetic lake sediment treatment Journal of Hazardous Materials, 143 3, 673-681

Virkutyte J.; Lens P.; Sillanpää M. 2006. Electrokinetic copper and iron migration in anaerobic granular sludge Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 177 1-4, 147-168

Virkutyte, J.; Sillanpää M. 2006. Chemical evaluation of potable water in Eastern Qinghai Province, China: Human health aspects Environment International, 32 1, 80-86

Virkutyte J.; Ribeiro A.; Sillanpää M.; Velizarova E. 2005. Copper and chromium electrodialytic migration in CCA-treated timber waste Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 160 1-4, 27-39

Virkutyte, J.; Lens P.; Sillanpää M.; Van Hullebusch E. 2005. Copper and trace element fractionation in electrokinetically treated methanogenic anaerobic granular sludge Environmental Pollution, 138 3, 518-529

Virkutyte J.; Latostenmaa P.; Martišius J.; Sillanpaa M. 2004. Electrode layout and process kinetics of electroremoval of copper from sand International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 18 3, 220-231

Virkutyte, J.; Latostenmaa P.; Sillanpää M. 2001. Heavy metal removal from contaminated soils by electrokinetic process Kemia-Kemi/Finnish Chemical Journal, 28 7, 539-541