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Faculty Research Projects/Publications

Environmental

Publications

  • Daiber, E.J.; DeMarini, D.M.; Ravuri, S.A.; Liberatore, H.K.; Cutherbertson, A.A.; Thompson-Klemish, A.; Byer, J.D.; Schmid, J.; Afifi, M.Z.; Blatchley III, E.R.; Richardson, S.D. (2016) "Progressive Increase in Disinfection Byproducts and Mutagenicity from Source to Tap to Swimming Pool to Spa Water: Implications for Public Health," Environmental Science & Technology, 50, 6652-6662.
  • Zhang, X.; Li, J.; Yang, J.Y.; Wood, K.V.; Rothwell, A.P.; Li, W.; Blatchley III, E.R. (2016) "Chlorine/UV Process for Decomposition and Detoxification of Microcystin-LR," Environmental Science & Technology, 50, 7671-7678.
  • Clair, R.P.; Rastogi, R.; Blatchley III, E.R.; Clawson, R.A.; Erdmann, C.; Lee, S. (2016) "Extended Narrative Empathy: Poly-Narratives and the Practice of Open Defecation," Communication Theory, 26, 4, 469-488.
  • Zare Afifi, M.; Blatchley III, E.R. (2016) "Effects of UV-based treatment on volatile disinfection byproducts in a chlorinated, indoor swimming pool," Water Research, 105, 167-177.
  • E. Y.; Bai, H.; Lian, L.; Li, J.; Blatchley III, E.R. (2016) "Effect of chloride on the formation of volatile disinfection byproducts in chlorinated swimming pools," Water Research, 105, 413-420.
  • Ding, L.; Weiss, W.J.; Blatchley III, E.R. (2017) "Effects of concrete composition to resistance to microbially-induced corrosion," Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 143, 6, 04017014.
  • Weng, S.C.; Yang, J.Y.; Li, Y.H.; Blatchley III, E.R. (2017) "UV-induced effects on toxicity of model DBPs," Science of the Total Environment, 599-600, 94-97.
  • LSun, Z.; Blatchley III, E.R. (2017) "Tetraselmis as a challenge organism for validation of ballast water UV systems," Water Research, 121, 311-319.
  • Li, M.; Qiang, Z.; Wang, C.; Bolton, J.R.; Blatchley III, E.R. (2017) "Experimental Assessment of Photon Fluence Rate Distributions in a Medium-Pressure UV Photoreactor," Environmental Science & Technology, 51, 3453-3460.
  • Ibarra-Taquez, H.N.; GilPavas, E.; Blatchley III, E.R.; Gomez-Garcia, M.A.; Dobrosz-Gomez, I (2017) "Integrated electrocoagulation-electrooxidation process for the treatment of soluble coffee effluent: Optimization of COD degradation and operation time analysis," Journal of Environmental Management, 200, 530-538.
  • Li, M.; Li, W.; Qiang, Z.; Blatchley III, E.R. (2017) "On-Site Determination and Monitoring of Real-Time Fluence Delivery for an Operating UV Reactor Based on a True Fluence Rate Detector," Environmental Science & Technology, 51, 14, 8094-8100.
  • Li, M.; Li, W.; Wen, D.; Qiang, Z.; Blatchley III, E.R. (2017) "Experimental Evaluation of Turbidity Impact on the Fluence Rate Distribution in a UV Reactor Using a Microfluorescent Silica Detector," Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02730.
  • 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

  • 2012-present, US EPA, Hydrologists Helping Others (H2O), Dr. William M Scholl Foundation, Purdue University: "Water Supply in Developing Countries" (interdisciplinary service-learning program to provide community-scale water treatment systems to small communities in developing countries).
  • 2012-present, Citizens Energy Group, WE&RF, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, New York Department of Environmental Protection, NYSERDA, Suez Environnement: "Stochastic Methods for Design and Validation of UV Disinfection Systems."
  • 2013-2014, Indiana Water Resources Research Center: "Attached-Growth Lagoons for Wastewater Nitrification in Small Communities."
  • 2013-2015, NSF International: "Tetraselmis as a Challenge Organism for Validation of Ballast Water UV Systems."
  • 2015-present, Trask Innovation Fund, Global Engineering Program Office, Borlaug Fellows Program: "Continuous-Flow, Community-Scale Solar UV Disinfection Systems for Water Treatment."
  • 2011-2017, National Swimming Pool Foundation, China Scholarship Council: "Effects of Chlorine/UV Process on Air and Water Chemistry."
  • 2015-present, China Scholarship Council, Purdue University: "Chlorine/UV Process for Degradation and Detoxification of Cyanotoxins."
  • "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.