Alfonso Mucci


Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
3450 University St.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 0E8

Email: alfonso.mucci [at]

Tel: 514.398.4892

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EPSC 542 Chemical Oceanography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC 580 Aqueous Geochemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Application of chemical thermodynamics, kinetics and surface chemistry to the characterization of mineral-solution interactioms in aquatic environments, carbonate geochemistry, early diagenesis of marine and coastal sediments, trace metal and environmental geochemistry in freshwater and marine systems.

Recent Publications

Luo, Y., Boudreau, B.P., and Mucci, A. , (2016). Disparate acidification and carbonate desaturation of deep and shallow waters of the Arctic Ocean. Nature Communications, 7:12821, 1-8.

Varela, D.E., Brzezinski, M.A., Beucher, C.P., Jones, J.L., Giesbrecht, K.E., Lansard, B., and Mucci, A., (2016). Heavy silicon isotopic composition of silicic acid and biogenic silica in Arctic waters over the Beaufort Shelf and the Canada Basin. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30, 804-823.

Luther III, G.W., Madison, A.S., Mucci, A., Sundby, B., and Oldham, V.B., (2015). A kinetic approach to assess the strengths of ligands bound to soluble Mn(III). Marine Chemistry, 173, 93-99.

Mahoutian M., Shao Y., Mucci A. and Fournier B., (2015). Carbonation and hydration behavior of EAF and BOF steel slag binders. Materials and Structures, 48, 3075-3085, doi:10.1617/s11527-014-0380-x.

Mucci, A., Bernier, G., and Guignard, C., (2015). Mercury remobilization in Saguenay Fjord (Quebec, Canada) sediments: Insights following a mass-flow event and its capping efficiency. Applied Geochemistry, 54, 13-26.

Pellerin A., Bui T.-H., Rough M., Mucci A., Canfield D., and Wing B., (2015). Mass-dependent sulfur isotope fractionation during reoxidative sulfur cycling: A case study from Mangrove Lake, Bermuda. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 149, 152-164, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2014.11.007.

Shao, Y., El-Baghdadi, A., He, Z., Mucci, A., and Fournier, B., (2015). Carbon dioxide-activated steel slag for slag-bonded wallboard application. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 27(3), doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001055.

Sundby, B., Lecroart, P., Anschutz, P., Katsev, S., and Mucci, A., (2015). When deep diagenesis in Arctic Ocean sediments compromises manganese-based geochronology. Marine Geology, 366, 62-68.

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