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Faculty Research Projects/Publications

Environmental

Publications

  • Blatchley III, E.R. (2012) "Effects of Modified Mixing Devices on Effluent Quality in Aerated Lagoons: Wingate, IN," Alliance of Indiana Rural Water, Wingate, IN, September 17, 2012.
  • Blatchley III, E.R. (2012) "Effects of UV-Based Treatment on Water and Air Chemistry in Chlorinated Indoor Pools," Presented at: World Aquatic Health Conference, Norfolk, VA, 12 October 2012.
  • Blatchley III, E.R.; Shen, C. (2012) "Biodosimetry, CFD-I, and Lagrangian Actinometry for UV System Validation," Presented at: WEFTEC Pre-Conference Workshop: Computational Fluid Dynamics: Fundamentals and Applications for Wastewater Treatment, Disinfection, and Reuse, New Orleans, LA, 29 September 2012.
  • Blatchley III, E.R. (2012) "UV Technologies for Aquatics Applications: State of the Art, Research Needs, and Translation to Other Settings," Keynote Presentation Given to: Moving Forward: Sustainable UV Solutions to Meet Evolving Regulatory Challenges IUVA Americas Meeting, Washington, DC, 14 August 2012..
  • Weng, S.; Blatchley III, E.R. (2012) "UV-Induced Effects on Chlorination of N-DBP Precursors," Presented at: Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products Gordon Research Conference, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, 8 August 2012.
  • Blatchley III, E.R. (2012) "Effects of UV-Based Treatment on Air and Water Chemistry in Chlorinated, Indoor Swimming Pools," Presented at: Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products Gordon Research Conference, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, 8 August 2012.
  • Ahn*, M.-Y.; Filley, T.R.; Jafvert, C.T.; Nies, L.F.; Hua, I.; "Birnessite Mediated Debromination of Decabromodiphenyl Ether", Chemosphere 64(11), 1801-1807, 2006.
  • Kang*, N., Hua, I., Xiao, C., "Impacts of Sonochemical Process Variables on Number Average Molecular Weight Reduction of Asphaltene", Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 45(15), pp. 5239-5245, 2006.
  • Ahn, M.-Y.; Filley, T.R.; Jafvert, C.T.; Nies, L.F.; Hua, I.; Bezares-Cruz, J., "Photodegradation of Decabromodiphenyl Ether Adsorbed onto Clay Minerals", Metal Oxides, and Sediment, Environ. Sci. Technol. 40(1), pp. 215-220, 2006.
  • Zhai, X., Hua, I., Rao, P.S.C., Lee, L.S., "Co-solvent Enhanced Chemical Oxidation of Perchloroethylene by Potassium Permanganate", Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 82(1-2), pp. 61-74, 2006.
  • Kang, N., Hua, I., Rao, P.S.C., "Enhanced Fenton's Destruction of Non-aqueous Phase Perchloroethylene in Soil Systems", accepted for publication in Chemosphere (available on-line November 30, 2005).
  • Bereznicki, S.D., Heber, A.J., Jacko, R.B., (2012), "Odor and Odorous Chemical Emissions From Dairy And Swine Facilities: Part 1 Project Overview and Collection Methods and Quality Control," in review with the Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Foley, T., Betterton, E.A., Jacko, R.B., John Hillery (2011) "Lake Michigan Air Quality: The 1994--2003 LADCO Aircraft Project (LAP)," submitted to Atmospheric Environment.
  • Soliman, A.S.M. and Jacko, R.B. (2008) "A Quantitative Approach to the Traffic Air Quality Problem: The Traffic Air Quality Index," The Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association.
  • Thomas, S. and Jacko, R.B. (2007). "Model for Forecasting Expressway Fine Particulate Matter and Carbon Monoxide Concentration: Application of Regression and Neural Network," The Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association 2006.
  • Thomas, S., Bullock, D. and Jacko, R.B. (2007) "Model for Estimating Mobile Emissions During Expressway Incidents", The Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association.
  • Ramirez-Dorronsoro, J-C., Jacko, R.B. and Kildsig, D.O. (2007). "Chargeability Measurements of Selected Pharmaceutical Dry Powders to Assess Their Electrostatic Charge Control Capabilities." AAPS PharmSciTech, 7(4): Article 103.
  • Soliman, A.S.M., Jacko, R.B., Palmer, G.M., (2006) "Development of an Empirical Model to Estimate Real-World Fine Particulate Matter Emission Factors: The Traffic-Air-Quality Model". The Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, volume 56, 1540-1549.
  • Soliman, A.S.M. and Jacko, R.B. (2005). "Development of an Empirical Model to Estimate Real-World PM2.5 Emission Factors; The Traffic-Air-Quality Model", The Journal of the Air and Waste management Association.
  • Yang, K.J., Jacko, R.B. and Sun, Wen-Yih (2005). "Regional Climate-Chemistry Model Simulations of Troposheric Ozone- Part I: Model Formulation and Evaluation". Atmospheric Environment.
  • Hyun, S., Jafvert, C.T., Jenkinson, B., Enfield, C., Johnson, B. "Measuring the flux at the interface of coal-tar impacted sediment and river water near a former MGP site," accepted with for publication in Chemosphere, 2007.
  • Rochon, G.L., Nies, L.F., Jafvert, C.T., Stuart, J.A., Mohtar, R.H., Quansah, J., and Martin, A., "Education in Sustainable Production in U.S. Universities", Clean Technol. Environ. Policy, 2006 (in press).
  • Ahn, M.-Y., Filley, T.R., Jafvert, C.T., Nies, L.F., and Hua, I., "Birnessite Mediated Debromination of Decabromodiphenyl Ether," Chemosphere, 64:1801-1807, 2006.
  • Hyun, S., Jafvert, C.T., Lee, L.S., and Rao, P.S.C., "Laboratory Studies to Characterize the Efficacy of a Sand Cap Placed over Tar-Contaminated Sediment,”"Chemosphere, 63:1621-1631, 2006.
  • Ahn, M.-Y., Filley, T.R., Jafvert, C.T., Nies, L.F., Hua, I., and Bezares-Cruz, J., "Photodegradation of Decabromodiphenyl Ether Adsorbed onto Clay Minerals, Oxides, and Sediment," Environ. Sci. Technology, 40, 215-220, 2006.
  • Jafvert, C.T., Lane, D., Lee, L.S., and Rao, P.S.C. "Partitioning of Mono- and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in River Sediment Adjacent to a Former Manufactured Gas Plant Site", Chemosphere, 62:314-321, 2006.
  • Tong, Z., Bischoff, M., Nies, L.F., Applegate, B., and Turco, R.F. 2007. Impact of Fullerene (C60) on a soil microbial community, Environmental Science and Technolog (Accepted).
  • Rochon, G.L., Nies, L.F., Jafvert, C.T., Stuart, J.A., Mohtar, R.H., Quansah, J., and Martin, A. 2006. Education in sustainable production in US universities, Clean Technol. Environ. Policy. 8:38-48.
  • Ahn, M.-Y., Filley, T.R., Jafvert, C.T., Nies, L.F., Hua, I., and Bezares-Cruz, J. 2006. Photodegradation of Decabromodiphenyl Ether Adsorbed onto Clay Minerals, Metal oxides and Sediment. Environmental Science and Technology. 40:215-220.
  • Nyman, M.C., Harden, J., Nies, L.F., and Blatchley III, E.R. 2004. Biodegradation of 3,3-Dichlorobenzidine in Freshwater Sediments. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science. 3:89-95.
  • Mesarch, M., Nakatsu, C.H., and Nies, L.F. 2004. Bench-Scale and Field-Scale Evaluation of Catechol 2,3-Dioxygenase Specific Primers for Monitoring Bioremediation. Water Research. 38:1281-1288.
  • Baldwin, B.R., Nakatsu, C.H., and Nies, L.F. 2003. Detection and Enumeration of Aromatic Oxygenase Genes by Multiplex and Real-time PCR. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69:3350-3358.
  • Basu, N.B., Destouni, G., Jawitz, J.W., Thompson, S.E., Loukinova, N.V., Darracq, A., Zanardo, S., Yaeger, M., Sivapalan, M., Rinaldo, A., and Rao, P.S.C., 2010. "Nutrient Loads Exported from Managed Catchments Reveal Emergent Biogeochemical Stationarity" (2010GL045168), Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 37, GL045168
  • Basu, N.B., Rao, P.S.C., Winzler, H.E., Owens, P., and Merwade, V., 2010. Parsimonious modeling of hydrologic responses in engineered watersheds: Structural heterogeneity versus functional homogeneity. Water Resources Research, Vol. 46, W04501
  • Botter, G., Basu, N.B., Zanardo, S., Rao, P.S.C., and Rinaldo, A., 2010. Climatic, hydrologic and biogeochemical controls on nutrient losses in streams, Water Resources Research, Vol. 46, W08509
  • Mu, D.Y., Seager, T., Rao, P.S.C., Park, J., and Zhao, F., 2010. Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Ligno-cellulosic Ethanol Production: Biochemical Versus Thermochemical Conversion, Environmental Management, 46(4), 565-578.
  • Mu, D.Y., Seager, T., Rao, P.S.C., and Zhao, F., 2010. A Resilience Perspective of Biofuels Production, Integrated Environmental Assessment & Management (In Press)
  • Brooks, M.C., Wood, A.L., Annable, M.D., Hatfield, K., Cho, J., Holbert, C., Rao, P.S.C., Enfield, C., Lynch, K., and Smith, R., 2008. Changes in contaminant mass discharge from DNAPL source mass depletion: Evaluation at two field sites. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 102(1-2): 140-153.
  • Basu, N.B., Rao, P.S.C., Poyer, I.C., Nandy, S., Mallavarupu, M., Naidu, R., Davis, G.B., and Patterson, B., 2009. Integration of traditional and innovative characterization techniques for flux-based assessment of dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) sites. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 105(3-4):161-172.
  • Basu, N.B., Rao, P.S.C., Falta, R.W., Annable, M.D., Jawitz, J.W., and Hatfield, K., 2008. Temporal evolution of DNAPL source and contaminant flux distribution: Impacts of source mass depletion. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 95(3-4): 93-109.
  • Sendesi S.M.T., Ra K., Conkling E.N., Boor B.E., Nuruddin M., Howarter J.A., Youngblood J.P., Kobo L.M., Shannahan J.H., Jafvert C.T., Whelton A.J. 2017. Worksite Chemical Air Emissions and Worker Exposure during Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Pipe Rehabilitation Using Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP). Environmental Science & Technology Letters. DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00237
  • Whelton, A.J., McMillan, L., Connell, M., Kelley, K.M., Gill, J.P., White, K.D., Gupta, R., Dey, R., Novy, C. 2014. Residential Tap Water Contamination Following the Freedom Industries Chemical Spill: Perceptions, Water Quality, and Health Impacts. Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/es5040969
  • Kelley, K., Stenson, S., Dey, R., Whelton, A.J. 2014. Release of Drinking Water Contaminants and Odor Impacts Caused by Green Building Cross-Linked Polyethylene (PEX) Plumbing Systems. Water Research. 67 (15), 19–32.
  • Tabor, M., Newman, D., Whelton, A.J. 2014. Stormwater Chemical Contamination Caused by Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Infrastructure Rehabilitation Activities. Environmental Science & Technology. 48 (18), 10938–10947.
  • Donaldson, B.M., Whelton, A.J. "Water Quality Implications of Culvert Rehabilitation Technologies: A Field Study of Cured-in-place Pipe and Spray-on Liner Technologies," J. of the Transportation Research Board, 2013.
  • Greifenstein, M., White, K.D., Stubner, A., Hout, J., Whelton, A.J. "Impact of Temperature and Storage Duration on the Chemical and Odor Quality of Military Packaged Water in Polyethylene Terephthalate Bottles," J. of the Science of the Total Environment, 2013, pg. 376-383.
  • Whelton, A.J., Nguyen, T. "Contaminant Migration from Polymeric Pipes used in Buried Potable Water Distribution Systems: A Review," J. of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 43/7, 2013, pg. 679-751.

Current Research Projects

  • 2006-2008, American Water Works Association Research Foundation, Challenge Organisms for Inactivation of Viruses by Ultraviolet Treatment, Blatchley.
  • 2006-present, HydroQual, Analysis and Validation of Large-Scale Ultraviolet Disinfection Systems, Blatchley with Scheible, Bergstrom, and Robinson.
  • 2006-2007, National Swimming Pool Foundation, Combined Application of UV Radiation and Chlorine for Recreational Waters-Phase I: Basic Chemistry and Photochemistry, Blatchely.
  • 2006-2007, Center for the Environment, Purdue University, Development of a Peptide Nucleic Acid Actinometer, Blatchley with Bergstrom.
  • 2003-2008, NASA NSCORT: Center of Excellence in Advanced Life Support, Mitchell.
  • 2004-2007, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Demonstration-Scale Evaluation of Dyed Microspheres for Quantification of Dose Delivery in Ultraviolet Disinfection Systems, Blatchley w/ Bergstrom and Robinson.
  • "Testing Chemical Oxidation for Destruction of Organic Compounds," Eli Lilly, 2006, (I. Hua P.I., P.S.C. Rao co-P.l.).
  • "An Investigation of Life-Cycle and Policy Aspects of Brominated Flame Retardants," NSF, 2005-2008, (I. Hua, PI).
  • "Innovative Remediation Technology Implementation Plan for the Crawfordsvillle ROW Site," 2005-2007, INDOT, (JTRP), (I.Hua, P.I.).
  • "Ecotoxicology of Brominated Flame Retardants in Great Lakes Biota:, U.S. EPA", 2005-2007, Great Lakes National Program Office.
  • "Innovative Remediation Technology Implementation Plan for the Crawfordsville INDOT ROW Site," 2005-2007, INDOT (JTRP), (I. Hua, P.I.).
  • "Improved Detection and Remediation of NBC/CBRN/TIC/TIM Contaminants in Potable Water," 2005-2006, Advanced Concepts and Technologies, International.
  • "Photochemical Fate of Manufactured Carbon Nanomaterials in the Aquatic Environment," U.S. EPA, 2007-2008, C. Jafvert (lead PI), I. Hua (co-PI).
  • Joint Transportation Research Project, "Applicability of Borman Decision Tree/ITS Management Tool to Other Expressway Systems", 2005
  • Joint Transportation Research Project, ITS Strategies for Minimization of Fine Particulates, 2004
  • Joint Transportation Research Project, "Blind Pedestrians and Their Ability to Navigate Indiana Intersections-A Review of the Technology Available for Audible Signs", 2004
  • Joint Transportation Research Project, "Continuation of Research to Determine the Effectiveness of ITS on Borman Expressway Air Quality", 2002
  • National Science Foundation, "Pharmaceutical Powder Unipolar Ion Dust Control System", 2000
  • National Science Foundation, "The Effect of Pharmaceutical Powder Chargeability on Blend Uniformity", 2000
  • NSF, C4E4-Cyberinfrastructure for End-to-End Environmental Exploration, 2006-2009.
  • National Institutes for Water Resources Research Institute Program, USGS, 2006 State Water Research Institute Program, with sub-proposal by Jafvert and Govindaraju entitled: Wireless Monitoring of Purdue's Constructed Wetlands, 2006-2007.
  • Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I), Equipment Grant for Improved Detection & Remediation of NBC/CBRN/TIC/ TIM, 2006
  • Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I), Improved Detection & Remediation of NBC/CBRN/TIC/TIM Contaminants in Potable Water, 2005-2006
  • NiSource, Mitigating the Flux of MAHs and PAHs within an In Situ Sand Cap via Hydraulic control at the Grand Calumet River Former MGP Site, Hammond, IN, 2005-2006
  • U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Contaminant Remediation Optimization Project II (CROP II) (Jafvert & Ross subproject: Microbial Transformation of PAH Compounds within a Contaminated Sediment Sand Cap, Confirmation of Microbial Activity, 2004-2006
  • Enhanced flux-based characterization of contaminated aquifer sites
  • Fate and transport of pharmaceuticals and estrogens in croplands
  • Multi-scale catchment modeling of coupled hydrologic and biogeochemical processes
  • Resilience-based design of coupled industrial-natural systems
  • NSF, Biotransformation Potential of Commercial Model Fluorotelomers in Soils, 2006-2009.
  • NASA, Minimizing Equivalent System Mass For A Regenerative Life-Support System By Optimizing Kinetics, 2005-2007.
  • NSF, Response of Aquatic and Terrestrial Microorganisms to Carbon-Based Manufactured Nanoparticles, 2004-2008.
  • EPA, Long-term Economical Treatment and Management of PCBs in Soils & Sediments: Laboratory Studies, 2003-2005.
  • NSF, Molecular Genetic Characterization of Contaminated Environments as a Tool for the Assessment of Remediation Technology, 2003-2006.
  • EPA, In Situ Sediment Remediation with Zero Valent Iron, 2002-2004.