Esther Marco Asensio
Permanent Technical Staff
Research group: Geochemistry and Pollution
Service: Volatile Organic Compounds Analysis
Technical activity focused in support of the research developed in IDAEA.
Person in charge of the instruments for the analysis of volatile organic compounds in IDAEA which includes operation and maintenance.
Strong expertise in sampling air, water, atmospheric deposition, organisms, sediments and soil for analysis of trace organic compounds.
Expertise in the representation of spatially distributed data through the use of ArcGIS and other equivalent programs for map production.
All this expertise has been used in a large number of research tasks. Among them, studies of organochlorine pollutants in humans, study of VOCs in air, water and exhaled breath in swimmers and runners that perform intense exercise.
My technical work has also been useful for the development of several contracts with companies and public organizations.
B.L. van Drooge, E. Marco and J.O. Grimalt Influence of electronic cigarette vaping on the composition of indoor organic pollutants, particles, and exhaled breath of bystanders. Environmental Science and Pollution Research https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-3975-x (2018)
B.L. van Drooge, E. Marco and J.O. Grimalt Atmospheric pattern of volatile organochlorine compounds and hexachlorobenzene in the surroundings of a chlor-alkali plant. Science of the total Environment 628-629, 782-790 (2018)
M.C. Minguillon, N. Perez, N. Marchand, A. Bertrand, B. Temime-Roussel, K. Agrios, S. Szidat, B. van Drooge, A. Sylvestre, A. Alastuey, C. Reche, A. Ripoll, E. Marco, J. O. Grimalt and X. Querol Secondary organic aerosol origin in an urban environment: influence of biogenic and fuel combustion precursors. Faraday Discussions 189, 337-359 (2016)
L. Font-Ribera, M. Kogevinas, C. Schmalz, C. Zwiener, E. Marco, J.O. Grimalt, J. Liu, X. Zhang, W. Mitch, R. Critelli, A. Naccarati, D. Heederik, J. Spithoven, L. Arjona, J. de Bont,E. Gracia-Lavedan, C.M. Villanueva. Environmental and personal determinants of the uptake of disinfection by-products during swimming. Environmental Research 149, 206-215 (2016)
E. Marco and J.O. Grimalt A rapid method for the chromatographic analysis of volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath of tobacco cigarette and electronic cigarette smokers. Journal of Chromatography 1410, 51-59 (2015)
E. Marco, C. Lourencetti, J.O. Grimalt, M. Gari, P. Fernández, L. Font-Ribera, C.M. Villanueva, M. Kogevinas Influence of physical activity in the intake of trihalomethanes in indoor swimming pools. Environmental Research 140, 292-299 (2015)
C. Lourencetti, J.O. Grimalt, E. Marco, P. Fernandez, L. Font-Ribera, C.M. Villanueva and M. Kogevinas Trihalomethanes in chlorine and bromine disinfected swimming pools: Air-water distributions and human exposure. Environment International 45, 59-67 (2012)
S.D. Richardson, D.M. DeMarini, M. Kogevinas, P. Fernandez, E. Marco, C.Lourencetti, C. Ballesté, D. Heederik, K. Meliefste, A.B. McKague, R. Marcos, L. Font-Ribera, J.O. Grimalt, and C.M. Villanueva What’s in the pool? A comprehensive identification of disinfection by-products and assessment of mutagenicity of chlorinated and brominated swimming pool water Environmental Health Perspectives 118, 1523-1530 (2010)
C. Lourencetti, C. Ballester, P. Fernández, E. Marco, C. Prado, J.F. Periago and J.O. Grimalt New method for determination of trihalomethanes in exhaled breath: Applications to swimming pool and bath environments. Analytica Chimica Acta 662, 23-30 (2010)