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Chemical Institute of Canada

American Chemical Society

Laurentian SETAC


Ph.D. Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

M.Sc. Environmental Analytical Chemistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq


Dr. Shamil Cathum

Evaluation Specialist - Ecological risk assessments of new substances proposed for manufacture or import

Fontaine Building (Gatineau, QC)

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Conducting Ecological Assessments under the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) of CEPA 1999


Member of Editorial Advisory Board of The Open Chemical and Biomedical Journal


Cathum, S.J., D. Velicogna, A. Obenauf, A. Dumouchel, M.M. Punt, C.E. Brown and J. Ridal. 2005. Detoxification of Mercury in the Environment. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 381:1491-1498.

Cathum, S.J., A. Boudreau, A. Obenauf, A. Dumouchel, C.E. Brown and M. Punt. 2006. Treatment of Mixed Contamination in Water Using Cyclodextrin Based Materials. Remediation Journal. 16:44-56.

Cathum, S.J., D. Ousmanova, M. Punt and C. Brown. 2007. Investigating CGTase-Synthesized Cyclodextrins and Environmental Microorganisms for Bioremediation of PCBs, Proceedings of the Ninth International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., May 7-10.

Cathum, S.J., A. Dumouchel, C.E. Brown and M. Punt. 2007. Sorption/Desorption of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-P-Dioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzo Furans (PCDDs/PCDFs) in the Presence of Cyclodextrins. Journal of Soil and Sediment Contamination. 16: 15-27.

Cathum, S.J. and H. Sabik. 2001. Simultaneous Determination of Alkylphenol Surfactants and Their Degradation Products in Water, Effluent and Mussel using Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry. Chromatographia. 53:S400-S405.

Cathum, S.J., C. E. Brown, A. Obenauf and M. Punt. 2007. Speciation of Arsenic Using Chelation Solvent Extraction and High Performance Liquid Chromatography, CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water. 35: 71-80.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Pollution & Waste
          Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
          Pesticides and herbicides
          Heavy metals
          Risk assessment
          Cleanup and decontamination
          Site remediation
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