Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Artiola is a specialist in analytical, soil and water chemistry. His research experience includes; movement and attenuation of metals and phenols in soils, management of landfill leachates, municipal sludges, and land treatment of hazardous and non-hazardous petroleum refinery and oilfield wastes. Dr. Artiola has also worked as a consultant and peer reviewer on a variety of waste management, hazardous waste evaluation and cleanup programs for industry and government agencies. He has co-authored several publications in research journals, has a professional certification (ARCPACS) and is a member of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Research interest include: Soil, water and waste analytical and environmental chemistry, land treatment of hazardous and municipal wastes, waste management, development of strategies for the revegetation of flue gas wastes and mine tailings, development of in-situ leaching and chemical treatment techniques for the remediation of metal contaminated soils. Reclamation of saline soils. Removal of natural organic matter during Colorado River water recharge. Effect of water quality (salinity) on the leaching of organic carbon from agricultural soils in semi-arid climates. Characterization and use of biochar (wood charcoal) to improve soil properties of alkaline soils.