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Superfund Research Program

Rolf Ulrich Halden Ph.D., P.E.

Arizona State University
1001 South McAllister Avenue
Room A210D
P.O. Box 875701
Tempe, AZ 85287-5701
Phone: 480-727-0893
Fax: 480-727-0889
Email:

Projects

Research Briefs

Superfund Sites

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Arizona State University: Novel Approaches to Studying the in situ Bioremediation of Complex Mixtures

Publications

2014
  • Halden, Rolf Ulrich. 2014. On the need and speed of regulating triclosan and triclocarban in the United States. Environmental Science & Technology.   48(7):3603-3611. doi:10.1021/es500495p  
  • Venkatesan, Arjun K. and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2014. Brominated flame retardants in U.S. biosolids from the EPA national sewage sludge survey and chemical persistence in outdoor soil mesocosms. Water Research.   55:133–142. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2014.02.021  
  • Venkatesan, Arjun K. and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2014. Wastewater treatment plants as chemical observatories to forecast ecological and human health risks of manmade chemicals. Scientific Reports. 4:3731. doi:10.1038/srep03731  
2013
2012
  • Chari, Bipin P. and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2012. Predicting the concentration range of unmonitored chemicals in wastewater-dominated streams and in run-off from biosolids-amended soils. Science of the Total Environment.   440:314-320. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.05.042  
  • Chari, Bipin P. and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2012. Validation of mega composite sampling and nationwide mass inventories for 26 previously unmonitored contaminants in archived biosolids from the U.S National Biosolids Repository. Water Research.   46:4814-4824. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2012.06.017  
  • Colquhoun, David R., Erica M. Hartmann, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2012. Proteomic profiling of the dioxin-degrading bacterium sphingomonas wittichii RWI. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. 2012:doi:10.1155/2012/408690  
  • Hansmeier, N., T. Chao, Lynn R. Goldman, Frank R. Witter, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2012. Prioritization of biomarker targets in human umbilical cord blood: Identification of proteins in infant blood serving as validated biomarkers in adults. Environmental Health Perspectives. 120:764-769. doi:10.1289/ehp.1104190  
  • Hartmann, Erica M., Jonathan P. Badalamenti, Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2012. Quantitative PCR for tracking the megaplasmid-borne biodegredation potential of a model sphingomonad. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.   78:4493-4496. doi:10.1128/aem.00715-12  
  • Kalinowski, T. and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2012. Can stress enhance phytoremediation of polychlorinated biphenyls?. Environmental Engineering Science.   29:1047-1052. doi:10.1089/ees.2012.0089  
  • Venkatesan, Arjun K., Benny FG Pycke, Larry B. Barber, Kathy E. Lee, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2012. Occurrence of triclosan, triclocarban, and its lesser chlorinated congeners in Minnesota freshwater sediments collected near wastewater treatment plants. Journal of Hazardous Materials.   30:29-35. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.05.049  
2011
  • Benn, T., P. Herckes, P. Westerhoff, B. Pycke, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2011. Evaluation of Extraction Methods for the Quantification of Aqueous Fullerenes in Urine. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.   399(4):1631-9. doi:10.1007/s00216-010-4465-2  
  • Chao, T., G. Song, N. Hansmeier, P. Westerhoff, P. Herckes, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2011. Characterization and Liquid Chromatography-MS/MS Based Quantification of Hydroxylated Fullerenes. Analytical Chemistry.   83:1777-1783. doi:10.1021/ac1031379  
  • Chao, Tzu-Chiao, Guixue Song, N. Hansmeier, P. Westerhoff, P. Herckes, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2011. Characterization and Liquid Chromatography-MS/MS Based Quantification of Hydroxylated Fullerenes. Analytical Chemistry.   83:1777-1783. doi:10.1021/ac1031379  
  • Ela, Wendell P., David L. Sedlak, Morton A. Barlaz, Heather F. Henry, Derek C G. Muir, Deborah L. Swackhamer, Eric J. Weber, Robert G. Arnold, P. Lee Ferguson, Jennifer A. Field, Edward T. Furlong, John P. Giesy, Rolf Ulrich Halden, Tala Henry, Ronald A. Hites, Keri C. Hornbuckle, Philip H. Howard, Richard G. Luthy, Anita K. Meyer, A. Eduardo Saez, Frederick S. vom Saal, Christopher D. Vulpe, and Mark R. Wiesner. 2011. Toward identifying the next generation of superfund and hazardous waste site contaminants. Environmental Health Perspectives. 119(1):6-10. doi:10.1289/ehp.1002497  
  • Ela, Wendell P., David L. Sedlak, Morton A. Barlaz, Heather F. Henry, Derek C G. Muir, Deborah L. Swackhamer, Eric J. Weber, Robert G. Arnold, P. Lee Ferguson, Jennifer A. Field, Edward T. Furlong, John P. Giesy, Rolf Ulrich Halden, Tala Henry, Ronald A. Hites, Keri C. Hornbuckle, Philip H. Howard, Richard G. Luthy, Anita K. Meyer, A. Eduardo Saez, Frederick S. vom Saal, Christopher D. Vulpe, and Mark R. Wiesner. 2011. Workshop Summary: Toward Identifying the Next Generation of Superfund and Hazardous Waste Site Contaminants. . http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.1002497
  • Higgins, C.P., Z.J. Paesani, T.E. Chalew, Rolf Ulrich Halden, and L. Hundal. 2011. Persistence of Triclocarban and Triclosan in Soils after Land Application of Biosolids and Bioaccumulation in Eisenia foetida. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.   30(3):556-563. doi:10.1002/etc.416  
  • Neta, Gila, Lynn R. Goldman, Dana B. Barr, Benjamin J. Apelberg, Frank R. Witter, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2011. Fetal exposure to chlordane and permethrin mixtures in relation to inflammatory cytokines and birth outcomes. Environmental Science & Technology.   45(4):1680-1687. doi:10.1021/es103417j  
  • Pycke, B., T. Benn, P. Westerhoff, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2011. Strategies for Quantifying C60 Fullerenes in Environmental and Biological Samples and Implications for Toxicological Studies in Environmental Health and Ecotoxicology. Trends in Analytical Chemistry.   30(1):44-57. doi:10.1016/j.trac.2010.08.005  
  • Wells, Ellen M., Lynn R. Goldman, Jeffrey M. Jarrett, Benjamin J. Apelberg, Julie B. Herbstman, Kathleen L. Caldwell, Rolf Ulrich Halden, and Frank R. Witter. 2011. Selenium and maternal blood pressure during childbirth. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.   22:191-197. doi:10.1038/jes.2011.42  
  • Wells, Ellen M., Ana Navas-Acien, Julie B. Herbstman, Benjamin J. Apelberg, Ellen K. Silbergeld, Kathleen L. Caldwell, Robert L. Jones, Rolf Ulrich Halden, Frank R. Witter, and Lynn R. Goldman. 2011. Low-level lead exposure and elevations in blood pressure during pregnancy. Environmental Health Perspectives. 119:664-669. doi:10.1289/ehp.1002666  
  • Ziv-El, Michal, Anca G. Delgado, Ying Yao, Dae-Wook Kang, Katherine G. Nelson, Rolf Ulrich Halden, and Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown. 2011. Development and characterization of DehaloR boolean AND 2, a novel anaerobic microbial consortium performing rapid dechlorination of TCE to ethene. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.   92:1063-1071. doi:10.1007/s00253-011-3388-y  
2010
  • Chao, T., C. Hansmeier, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2010. Towards proteome standards: The use of absolute quantitation in high-throughput biomarker discovery. Journal of Proteomics. 73(3):1641-1646. doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2010.04.004  
  • Deo, Randhir P. and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2010. Comment on "The removal of pharmaceuticals, personal care products, endocrine disruptors and illicit drugs during wastewater treatment and its impact on the quality of receiving waters. Water Research.   44:2685-2687. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2009.11.040  
  • Deo, Randhir P. and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2010. Effect of sample filtration on the quality of monitoring data reported for organic compounds during wastewater treatment. Journal of Environmental Monitoring.   12:478-483. doi:10.1039/b919076g  
  • Deo, Randhir P. and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2010. In Silico Screening for Unmonitored, Potentially Problematic High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals Prone to Accumulate in Biosolids. Journal of Environmental Monitoring.   12(10):1840-1845. doi:10.1039/c001559h  
  • Guerrero-Preston, R., Lynn R. Goldman, L. Brebi-Mieville, C. Ili-Gangas, C. LeBron, M. Hernández-Arroyo, Frank R. Witter, Benjamin J. Apelberg, M. Roystacher, A. Jaffe, Rolf Ulrich Halden, and D. Sidransky. 2010. Global DNA hypomethylation is associated with in utero exposure to cotinine and perfluorinated alkyl compounds. Epigenetics. 5(6):539-546.
  • Halden, Rolf Ulrich. 2010. Plastics and Health Risks. Annual Review of Public Health.   31:179-194. doi:10.1146/annurev.publhealth.012809.103714  
  • Hartmann, Erica M., David R. Colquhoun, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2010. Identification of putative biomarkers for toluene-degrading Burkholderia and Pseudomonads using matrix-assisted laser desorption/Ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry and peptide mass fingerprinting. Bioscience, Biotechnology, Biochemistry. 74(7):1470-1472.
  • McClellan, K. and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2010. Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Archived U.S. Biosolids from the 2001 EPA National Sewage Sludge Survey. Water Research.   44(22):658-668. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2009.12.032  
  • Miller, T., David R. Colquhoun, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2010. Identification of Wastewater Bacteria Involved in the Degradation of Triclocarban and its Non-Chlorinated Congener. Journal of Hazardous Materials.   183(1-3):766-772.
  • Miller, T., A. Delcher, S. Salzberg, E. Saunders, John C. Detter, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2010. Genome Sequence of the Dioxin-Mineralizing Bacterium Sphingomonas wittichii RW1. Journal of Bacteriology.   192:6101-6102. doi:10.1128/jb.01030-10  
  • Neta, Gila, Lynn R. Goldman, Dana B. Barr, Andreas Sjodin, Benjamin J. Apelberg, Frank R. Witter, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2010. Distribution and determinants of pesticide mixtures in cord serum using principal component analysis. Environmental Science & Technology.   44(14):5641-5648. doi:10.1021/es1009778  
  • Walters, E., K. McClellan, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2010. Occurrence and loss over three years of 72 pharmaceuticals and personal care products from biosolids-soil mixtures in outdoor mesocosms. Water Research.   44:6011-6020.
2009
  • Chalew, T.E. and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2009. Environmental Exposure of Aquatic and Terrestrial Biota to Triclosan and Triclocarban. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 45(1):3-13. doi:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2008.00284.x  
  • Colquhoun, David R., Lynn R. Goldman, Robert N. Cole, Marjan Gucek, Malini Mansharamani, Frank R. Witter, Benjamin J. Apelberg, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2009. Global screening of human cord blood proteomes for biomarkers of toxic exposure and effect. Environmental Health Perspectives. 117(5):832-838. doi:10.1289/ehp.11816  
  • Deo, Randhir P. and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2009. Empirical Model for Predicting Concentrations of Refractory Hydrophobic Organic Compounds in Digested Sludge from Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants. Environmental Chemistry.   6(6):544-550. doi:10.1071/EN09063  
  • Halden, Rolf Ulrich. 2009. Book Review: Pharma-Ecology  The Occurrence and Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment by Patrick K. Jjimba. Environmental Health Perspectives. 117(4):A172.
  • Heidler, Jochen and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2009. Fate of Organohalogens in U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants and Estimated Chemical Releases to Soils Nationwide from Biosolids Recycling. Journal of Environmental Monitoring.   11:2207-2215. doi:10.1039/B914324F  
  • Higgins, C.P., Z.J. Paesani, T.E. Chalew, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2009. Bioaccumulation of Triclocarban in Lumbriculus variegates. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.   65:141-148.
  • Higgins, C.P., Z.J. Paesani, T.E. Chalew, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2009. Bioaccumulation of triclocarban in lumbriculus variegatus. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.   28(12):2580-2586.
  • Von Seggern, C. and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2009. Detection of bioterrorism agents and related public health threats utilising matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS). International Journal of Health Science. 2(2):197-203.
2008
  • Halden, Rolf Ulrich. 2008. PCPs persist for decades. Trends in Analytical Chemistry.   27(6):VI.
  • Heidler, Jochen and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2008. Meta-analysis of mass balances examining chemical fate during wastewater treatment. Environmental Science & Technology.   42(17):6324-6332. doi:10.1021/es703008y  
  • Herbstman, Julie B., A. Sjödin, Benjamin J. Apelberg, Frank R. Witter, Rolf Ulrich Halden, Donald G. Patterson, S.R. Panny, Larry L. Needham, and Lynn R. Goldman. 2008. Birth Delivery Mode Modifies the Associations between Prenatal PCB and PBDE and Neonatal Thyroid Hormone Levels. Environmental Health Perspectives. 116(10):1376-1382. doi:10.1289/ehp.11379  
  • Kim, Sung R., Rolf Ulrich Halden, and Timothy J. Buckley. 2008. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in human milk of nonsmoking U.S. women. Environmental Science & Technology.   42(7):2663-2667. doi:10.1021/es702275x  
  • Miller, T., Jochen Heidler, Steven N. Chillrud, Amelia DeLaquil, Jerry C. Ritchie, Richard F. Bopp, Rolf Ulrich Halden, and Jana N. Mihalic. 2008. Fate of triclosan and evidence for reductive dechlorination of triclocarban in estuarine sediments. Environmental Science & Technology.   42(12):4570-6. doi:10.1021/es702882g  
  • Rittmann, Bruce E., Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2008. Pre-genomic, genomic and post-genomic study of microbial communities involved in bioenergy. Nature Reviews Microbiology.   6(8):604-612. doi:10.1038/nrmicro1939  
  • Young, T.A., Jochen Heidler, C.R. Matos-Pérez, T. Toler, K.E. Gibson, K.J. Schwab, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2008. Ab Initio and In Situ Comparison of Organic Wastewater Compounds as Indicators of Sewage-derived Microbes in Surface Waters. Environmental Science & Technology.   42(9):3335-3340.
2007
  • Apelberg, Benjamin J., Lynn R. Goldman, Antonia M. Calafat, Julie B. Herbstman, Zsuzsanna Kuklenyik, Jochen Heidler, Larry L. Needham, Rolf Ulrich Halden, and Frank R. Witter. 2007. Determinants of fetal exposure to perfluorinated compounds. Environmental Science & Technology.   41(11):3891-3897. doi:10.1021/es0700911  
  • Apelberg, Benjamin J., Frank R. Witter, Julie B. Herbstman, Antonia M. Calafat, Rolf Ulrich Halden, Larry L. Needham, and Lynn R. Goldman. 2007. Cord serum concentrations of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) in relationship to weight and size at birth. Environmental Health Perspectives. 115(11):1670-1676. doi:10.1289/ehp.10334  
  • Heidler, Jochen and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2007. Mass Balance Assessment of Triclosan Removal During Conventional Sewage Treatment. Chemosphere.   66(2):362-369.
  • Herbstman, Julie B., A. Sjödin, Benjamin J. Apelberg, Frank R. Witter, Donald G. Patterson, Rolf Ulrich Halden, Richard S. Jones, A. Park, Y. Zhang, Jochen Heidler, Larry L. Needham, and Lynn R. Goldman. 2007. Determinants of Prenatal Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in an Urban Population. Environmental Health Perspectives. 115(12):1794-1800.
  • Kim, Sung R., Rolf Ulrich Halden, and Timothy J. Buckley. 2007. Volatile organic compounds in human milk: Methods and measurements. Environmental Science & Technology.   41(5):1662-1667. doi:10.1021/es062362y  
  • Miller, T., M.P. Franklin, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2007. Bacterial Community Analysis of Shallow Groundwater Undergoing Sequential Anaerobic and Aerobic Chloroethene Biotransformation. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 60(2):299-311.
  • Sapkota, A., Jochen Heidler, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2007. Detection of Triclocarban and Two Co-Contaminating Chlorocarbanilides in U.S. Aquatic Environments Using Isotope Dilution Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Environmental Research.   103(1):21-29.
2006
  • Colquhoun, David R., K.J. Schwab, Robert N. Cole, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2006. Detection of Norovirus Capsid Protein in Authentic Standards and in Stool Extract by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization and Nanospray Mass Spectrometry. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.   72(4):2749-2755.
  • Halden, Rolf Ulrich. 2006. Comment on Biological Removal of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins from Incinerator Fly Ash by Sphingomonas wittichii RW1 by I.-H. Nam, Y.-M. Kim, B.-H. Kim, K. Murugesan, and Y.-S. Chang. Water Research.   40(9):1918-1920.
  • Halden, Rolf Ulrich. 2006. Commentary on Accumulation of Contaminants in Fish from Wastewater Treatment Wetlands. Environmental Science & Technology.   40(11):3437.
  • Heidler, Jochen, A. Sapkota, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2006. Persistence, Partitioning, and Accumulation in Digested Sludge of the Topical Antiseptic Triclocarban During Wastewater Treatment. Environmental Science & Technology.   40(11):3634-3639.
2005