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Ronald B. Smart, Ph.D.



Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research interests in environmental analytical chemistry including the valuation of the input of arsenic and selenium to streams and sediments associated with mountaintop removal – valley fill coal mining operations in southern West Virginia.

Teaching Fields 

Analytical Chemistry 


R. S. Balaba and R. B. Smart, “Total arsenic and selenium analysis in Marcellus shale, high-salinity water, and hydrofracture flowback wastewater”, Chemosphere 2012, 89(11), 1437-1442.

I. Pumure, J.J. Renton, and R.B. Smart, “The interstitial location of selenium and arsenic in rocks associated with coal mining using ultrasound extractions and principal component analysis (PCA)”, J. Hazardous Materials 2011, 198, 151-158.

I.Pumure, J.J. Renton, and R.B. Smart, Ultrasonic extraction of arsenic and selenium from rocks associated with mountaintop removal/valley fill coal mining: Estimation of bioavailable fraction”, Chemosphere 2010, 78, 1295-1300.

I. Pumure, J.J. Renton, and R.B. Smart, “Accelerated Aqueous Leaching of Selenium and Arsenic from Coal Associated Rock Samples with Selenium Speciation Using Ultrasound Extraction”, Environmental Geology 2009, 56, 985-991.

T. Tongesayi and Ronald B. Smart, “Electrochemical Detection of As(III) in the Presence of Dissolved Organic Matter by Adsorptive Square-Wave Cathodic Stripping Voltammetry”, Electroanalysis 2008, 20, 434-437.

T. Tongesayi and R. B. Smart, “Abiotic reduction mechanism of As(V) by fulvic acid in the absence of light and the effect of Fe(III)”, Water SA 2007, 33(5), 615-618. 

T. Tongesayi and Ronald B. Smart, “Arsenic Speciation: Reduction of Arsenic(V) to Arsenic (III) by Fulvic Acid”, Environmental Chemistry 2006, 3, 137-141.