Research Activity Indicators

Publications in journals with peer review – 55

Book chapters – 7

Oral/poster presentations – 70

Research projects (member/coordinator) – 7

Citations in peer-reviewed journals (self-citations excluded) – 1400

H-index – 23

Research Articles (selected list)

1. Dirtu AC, Malarvannan G, Das K, Dulau-Drouot V, Kiszka JJ, Lepoint G, Mongin P, Covaci A. Contrasted accumulation patterns of persistent organic pollutants and mercury in sympatric tropical dolphins from the south-western Indian Ocean. Environmental Research 146, 263-273, 2016.

2. Dirinck E, Dirtu AC, Jorens PG, Malarvannan G, Covaci A, Van Gaal LF. Pivotal role for the visceral fat compartment in the release of persistent organic pollutants during weight loss. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 100 (12), 4463-4471, 2015.

3. Dirtu AC, Geens T, Dirinck E, Malarvannan G, Neels H, Van Gaal L, Jorens PG, Covaci A. Phthalate metabolites in obese individuals undergoing weight loss: Urinary levels and estimation of the phthalates daily intake. Environment International 59, 344-353, 2013.

4. Dirtu AC, Abdallah MAE, Covaci A. Advances in the sample preparation of brominated flame retardants and other brominated compounds. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 43, 189-203, 2013.

5. Dirtu AC, Van den Eede N, Malarvannan G, Ionas AC, Covaci A. Analytical methods for selected emerging contaminants in human matrices-a review. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 404, 9, 2555-2581, 2012.

6. Dirtu AC, Ali N, Van den Eede N, Neels H, Covaci A. Country specific comparison for profile of chlorinated, brominated and phosphate organic contaminants in indoor dust. Case study for Eastern Romania, 2010. Environment International, 49, 1-8, 2012.

7. Dirtu AC, Jaspers VLB, Cernat R, Neels H, Covaci A, (2009). Distribution of PCBs, their hydroxylated metabolites and other phenolic contaminants in human serum from two European countries. Environmental Science & Technology, 44 (8), 2876-2883, 2010.

8. Dirtu AC, Covaci A. Estimation of daily intake of organohalogenated contaminants from food consumption and indoor dust ingestion in Romania. Environmental Science & Technology, 44 (16), 6297-6304, 2010.

9. Dirtu AC, Ravindra K, Roosens L, Van Grieken R, Neels H, Blust R, Covaci A, Fast analysis of decabrominated diphenyl ether (BDE 209) using low-pressure gas chromatography-electron capture negative ionization-mass spectrometry, Journal of Chromatography A, 1186 (1-2), 295-301, 2008.

10. Ravindra K, Dirtu AC, Covaci A, Low pressure – gas chromatography: Recent trends and developments, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 27 (4), 291-303, 2008.

11. Dirtu AC, Roosens L, Geens T, Gheorghe A, Neels H, Covaci A, Simultaneous determination of bisphenol A, triclosan and tetrabromobisphenol A in human serum using solid-phase extraction and gas chromatography-electron capture negative ionization-mass spectrometry, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 391 (4), 1175-1181, 2008.

12. Covaci A, Hura C, Gheorghe A, Neels H, Dirtu AC, Organochlorine contaminants in hair of adolescents from Iassy, Romania, Chemosphere, 72 (1), 16-20, 2008.

13. Dirtu AC, Covaci A. Estimation of Daily Intake of Selected Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) through Food Consumption and Indoor Dust Ingestion in Romania. Annals of “Al.I. Cuza” University, Iasi, Chemistry Section, XVI, 17-30, 2008.

14. Dirtu AC, Cernat R, Dragan D, Mocanu R, Van Grieken R, Neels H, Covaci A, Organohalogenated pollutants in human serum from Iassy, Romania and their relation with age and gender, Environment International, 32(6), 797-803, 2006.

Book Chapters (selected list)

1. Dirtu AC, Ionas AC, Malarvannan G, Covaci A. Chapter: Transformation Products of Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs). Book: Transformation Products of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Analysis, Processes, Occurrence, Effects and Risks, John Wiley & Sons, Incin press.

2. Covaci A, Geens T, Roosens L, Ali N, Van den Eede N, Ionas AC, Malarvannan G, Dirtu AC. Chapter: Human exposure and health risks to emerging organic contaminants. Book: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, 20 – Emerging organic contaminants and human health. ISBN: 978-3-642-28131-0, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp 243-306, 2012.

3. Covaci A, Dirtu AC, Voorspoels S, Roosens L, Lepom P. Chapter: Sample preparation and chromatographic methods applied to congener-specific analysis of polybrominated diphenyl ethers. Book: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry – Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs), Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 55-94, 2011.

4. Covaci A, Dirtu AC. Chapter: Anthropogenic and naturally-produced contaminants in fish oil: Role in ill-health, Book: Modern Dietary Fat Intake: Promotion of Disease, ISBN: 978-1-60327-570-5, Humana Press, Springer Science + Business Media LLC, New York, pp 321-344, 2010.

5. Covaci A and Dirtu AC. Brominated Flame Retardants: Analytical, Toxicological and Environmental Aspects, NATO Science for Peace and Security. Series A: Chemistry and Biology, Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Life Safety, ISBN 978-1-4020-8810-0; ISSN 1874-6489, Springer-Verlag Netherlands, pp. 153-184, 2008.