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Robert G. Arnold

University of Arizona
Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering 306A
P.O. Box 210011
Tucson, AZ 85721-0072
Phone: 520-621-2410
Fax: 520-621-6048
Email:

Projects

Research Briefs

Superfund Sites

Broadway-Pantano Landfill

  • University of Arizona: New Technologies for the Destructive Remediation of Halogenated Organics

El Camino del Cerro Landfill WQARF Site

  • University of Arizona: New Technologies for the Destructive Remediation of Halogenated Organics

Page Ranch Landfill

  • University of Arizona: New Technologies for the Destructive Remediation of Halogenated Organics

Park- Euclid, WQARF site

  • University of Arizona: New Technologies for the Destructive Remediation of Halogenated Organics

Publications

2011
  • 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
2009
  • Rupp, Erik, Eric A. Betterton, Robert G. Arnold, and A. Eduardo Saez. 2009. Interaction of Perchloroethylene with Cerium Oxide in Three-Way Catalysts. Catalysis Letters. 132(1-2):153-158. doi:10.1007/s10562-009-0084-y  
  • Willinger, Martin, Erik Rupp, Brian Barbaris, Song Gao, Robert G. Arnold, Eric A. Betterton, and A. Eduardo Saez. 2009. Thermocatalytic destruction of gas-phase perchloroethylene using propane as a hydrogen source. Journal of Hazardous Materials.   167(1-3):770-6. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.01.059  
2008
  • Arnold, Robert G., David M. Quanrud, Wendell P. Ela, A. Eduardo Saez, Sondra Teske, Matt Tomanek, Jason Engstrom, Cary Leung, Jianmin Zhang, and Qais Banihani. 2008. Fate of polybrominated diphenyl ethers during wastewater treatment/polishing and sludge stabilization/disposal. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.   1140:394-411. doi:10.1196/annals.1454.012  
  • Gao, Song, Erik Rupp, Brian Barbaris, A. Eduardo Saez, Robert G. Arnold, Eric A. Betterton, Suzanne Bell, Martin Willinger, and Theresa Foley. 2008. Mixed redox catalytic destruction of chlorinated solvents in soils and groundwater. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.   1140:435-45. doi:10.1196/annals.1454.044  
  • Gao, Song, Erik Rupp, Suzanne Bell, Martin Willinger, Theresa Foley, Brian Barbaris, A. Eduardo Saez, Robert G. Arnold, and Eric A. Betterton. 2008. Mixed Redox Catalyfic Destrucfion of Chlorinated Solvents in Soils and Groundwater: From the Laboratory to the Field. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.   1140:435-445.
  • Orbay, O., Song Gao, Brian Barbaris, Erik Rupp, A. Eduardo Saez, Robert G. Arnold, and Eric A. Betterton. 2008. Catalytic dechlorination of gas-phase perchloroethylene under mixed redox conditions. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental.   79(1):43-52. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2007.09.034  
2007
  • Arnold, Robert G., David O. Carpenter, Donald S. Kirkpatrick, Mariano E. Cebrian, Irma Makalinao, G.L. Peralta, and A. Woodward. 2007. Threats to Human Health and Environmental Sustainability in the Pacific Basin. Environmental Health Perspectives.
2006
  • Ju, Xiumin M., Mathias Hecht, Rosemary A. Galhotra, Wendell P. Ela, Eric A. Betterton, Robert G. Arnold, and A. Eduardo Saez. 2006. Destruction of Gas-Phase Trichloroethylene in a Modified Fuel Cell. Environmental Science & Technology.   40(2):612-617.
2005
  • Li, Heng, Eric A. Betterton, Robert G. Arnold, Wendell P. Ela, Brian Barbaris, and Cecilio Grachane. 2005. Convenient New Chemical Actinometer Based on Aqueous Acetone, 2-Propanol, and Carbon Tetrachloride. Environmental Science & Technology.   39(7):2262-2266.
2004
  • He, Jiahan, Robert G. Arnold, A. Eduardo Saez, Eric A. Betterton, and Wendell P. Ela. 2004. Removal of Aqueous Phase Trichloroethylene using Membrane Air Stripping Contactors. Journal of Environmental Engineering.   130(11):1232-1241.
  • He, Jiahan, Wendell P. Ela, Eric A. Betterton, Robert G. Arnold, and A. Eduardo Saez. 2004. Reductive Dehalogenation of Aqueous-Phase Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in an Electrochemical Reactor". Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.   43(25):7965-7974.
  • Ju, Xiumin M., A. Eduardo Saez, Wendell P. Ela, Robert G. Arnold, Eric A. Betterton, M. Wallen, K. Candillo, Brian Barbaris, and O. Orbay. 2004. Reductive and oxidative destruction of chlorinated hydrocarbons in gas-phase catalytic reactors: Packed-beds and modified fuel cells. Abstracts of Papers - American Chemical Society.   228:U612.
  • Li, Heng, Robert G. Arnold, Eric A. Betterton, Wendell P. Ela, and Brian Barbaris. 2004. Comment on "the mechanisms of rate enhancing and quenching of trichloroethene photodecay in the presence of sensitizer and hydrogen sources". Water Research.   38(11):2791-2792.
2003
  • Chen, Gang, Eric A. Betterton, Robert G. Arnold, and Wendell P. Ela. 2003. Electrolytic reduction of trichloroethylene and chloroform at a Pt- or Pd-coated ceramic cathode. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry.   33(2):161-169.
  • Quanrud, David M., Robert G. Arnold, Kevin E. Lansey, Carmen K. Begay, Wendell P. Ela, and A Jay Gandolfi. 2003. Fate of effluent organic matter during soil aquifer treatment: biodegradability, chlorine reactivity and genotoxicity. Journal of Water and Health. 1(1):33-44.
2002
  • Betterton, Eric A., Robert G. Arnold, Wendell P. Ela, D. Grachane, D. Samorano, O. Orbay, Xiumin M. Ju, and L. Berry. 2002. Two new technologies for the treatment of groundwater polluted with halogenated organic solvents. In: Proceedings of the Canadian Chemical Society, 85th Conference and Exhibition, Vancouver. Vancouver, Canada.
2001
  • Barbaris, Brian, Eric A. Betterton, Robert G. Arnold, Wendell P. Ela, L. Berry, Xiumin M. Ju, K.E. Kerry, and D. Samorano. 2001. Photo-treatment of perchloroethylene in soil vapor at the Harrison landfill, Tucson, AZ. In: Proceedings of the 2000 Conference on Hazardous Waste Research. Denver, CO. pp.55-68.
  • Liu, Zhijie, Robert G. Arnold, Eric A. Betterton, and Eugene Smotkin. 2001. Reductive dehalogenation of gas-phase chlorinated solvents using a modified fuel cell. Environmental Science & Technology.   35(21):4320-4326.
2000
  • Arnold, Robert G. and Eric A. Betterton. 2000. Innovative technologies for the destruction of chlorinated solvents. In: Treatment of perchloroethene in soil vapor at the Harrison Road Landfill, (Interim Report). Tucson, AZ.
  • Betterton, Eric A., Nadia Hollan, Robert G. Arnold, Stefan Gogosha, Krista McKim, and Zhijie Liu. 2000. Acetone-photosensitized reduction of carbon tetrachloride by 2-propanol in aqueous solution. Environmental Science & Technology.   34(7):1229-1233.
  • Huling, Scott G., Robert G. Arnold, Patrick K. Jones, and Raymond A. Sierka. 2000. Predicting Fenton-driven degradation using a contaminant analog. Journal of Environmental Engineering.   126:348-353.
  • Liu, Zhijie, Eric A. Betterton, and Robert G. Arnold. 2000. Electrolytic reduction of low molecular weight chlorinated aliphatic compounds: Structural and thermodynamic effects on process kinetics. Environmental Science & Technology.   34(5):804-811.
  • Varady, Robert G., Robert G. Arnold, Dean E. Carter, Roberto Guzman, and Carlos Pena. 2000. Hazardous Waste and the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Toward a Binational, University-based Institution. Environmental Practice. 2(1):38-45.
1999
  • Chen, Gang, Eric A. Betterton, and Robert G. Arnold. 1999. Electrolytic oxidation of trichloroethylene using a ceramic anode. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry.   29:961-970.
  • Jewett, David G., Bruce E. Logan, Robert G. Arnold, and Roger Bales. 1999. Transport of Pseudomonas fluroescens strain P17 through porous media as a function of water content. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology.   36(1,2):73-89.
  • Liu, Zijuan, Robert G. Arnold, Eric A. Betterton, and K.D. Festa. 1999. Electrolytic reduction of CCl4 - Effects of cathode material and potential on kinetics, selectivity and product stoichiometry. Environmental Engineering Science.   16:1-13.
1998
  • Chen, Gang, Eric A. Betterton, and Robert G. Arnold. 1998. Electrolytic oxidation of solvent-contaminated water. In: Proceedings Superfund Basic Research Program: A Decade of Improving Health through Multi-Disciplinary Research. Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Hollan, Nadia, Eric A. Betterton, Zijuan Liu, and Robert G. Arnold. 1998. Photolytic reduction of short-chain chlorinated aliphatics in acetone/isopropanol mixtures. In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds: Designing and Applying Treatment Technologies. Monterey, CA.
  • Huling, Scott G., Robert G. Arnold, Raymond A. Sierka, and Matthew R. Miller. 1998. Measurement of hydroxyl radical activity in a soil slurry using a spin trap, α-(4-pyridyl-1-oxide)-N-tert-butyl-nitrone. Environmental Science & Technology.   32(21):3436-3441. doi:10.1021/es970876e  
  • Liu, Zijuan, Robert G. Arnold, and Eric A. Betterton. 1998. Electrolytic reduction of chlorinated solvents - kinetics, electrode selectivity, and electrode materials. In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds: Designing and Applying Treatment Technologies. Monterey, CA.
  • Liu, Zijuan, Eric A. Betterton, Robert G. Arnold, Nadia Hollan, I. Diaz, and C. Finstad. 1998. Reductive dehalogenation of chlorinated solvents using a pilot-scale electrolytic reactor. In: Proceedings Superfund Basic Research Program: A Decade of Improving Health through Multi-Disciplinary Research. Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Tellez, Carlos M., A.A. Aguilar, Robert G. Arnold, and Roberto Guzman. 1998. Fundamentals and Modeling Aspects of Bioventing. In: Bioremediation: Principles and Practice. Technomic Publishing, pp.135-183.
  • Tellez, Carlos M., Robert G. Arnold, and Roberto Guzman. 1998. Isolation of copper biochelates from Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b and MMOc mutants. In: Proceedings Superfund Basic Research Program: A Decade of Improving Health through Multi-Disciplinary Research. Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Tellez, Carlos M., Kristen P. Gaus, David W. Graham, Robert G. Arnold, and Roberto Guzman. 1998. Isolation of copper biochelates from Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b and soluble methane monooxygenase mutants. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.   64(3):1115-1122.
1997
  • Arnold, Robert G. 1997. Destruction of TCE in an electrolytic reactor. In: Proceedings of the (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) NIEHS/Motorola TCE (Trichloroethylene) Symposium. The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Chen, Gang, Eric A. Betterton, and Robert G. Arnold. 1997. Mechanism of anodic oxidation of trichloroethylene to carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide on ceramic electrodes. In: Proceedings of the 5th Annual Arizona Environmental Studies Conference. Flagstaff, AZ.
  • Logan, Bruce E., David G. Jewett, Robert G. Arnold, Edward J. Bouwer, and C.R. O'Melia. 1997. Reply to Comment by S. Qi on "Clarification of clean-bed filtration models". Journal of Environmental Engineering.   123(7):730-731.
  • Tellez, Carlos M., Robert G. Arnold, and Roberto Guzman. 1997. Development of an improved colorimetric quantitative assay for sMMO. In: Proceedings of the 5th Annual Arizona Environmental Studies Conference. Flagstaff, AZ.
  • Tellez, Carlos M., Robert G. Arnold, and Roberto Guzman. 1997. Isolation of specific copper biochelates from Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b and MMOc mutants. In: Proceedings of the 4th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium. New Orleans, LA.
1996
  • Arnold, Robert G., Eric A. Betterton, K.D. Festa, Ronald J. Kuhler, and Gregory A. Santo. 1996. Abiotic analogs to biochemical systems for catalytic reductive dehalogenation of carbon tetrachloride. In: Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress of Chemical Engineering.
  • Betterton, Eric A., Robert G. Arnold, K.D. Festa, Zijuan Liu, Stefan Gogosha, Nadia Hollan, and Jessica L. Morse. 1996. Abiotic systems for the catalytic treatment of solvent-contaminated water. In: 1996 Pacific Basin Conference on Hazardous Waste. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Gogosha, Stefan, Robert G. Arnold, and Eric A. Betterton. 1996. Photocatalytic reductive dehalogenation of trichloroethylene and carbon tetrachloride using optical fibers coated with TiO2-CoTSP. In: Proceedings of the Hazardous Substance Research Center (HSRC)/Waste-management Education & Research Consortium Joint Conference on the Environment.
  • Hollan, Nadia, C. Finstad, Robert G. Arnold, and Eric A. Betterton. 1996. Photocatalytic dehalogenation of chlorinated compounds with 2-propanol and acetone solvents. In: Proceedings of the Hazardous Substance Research Center (HSRC)/Waste-management Education & Research Consortium Joint Conference on the Environment.
  • Jewett, David G., Bruce E. Logan, Robert G. Arnold, and Roger Bales. 1996. Bacterial transport through unsaturated quartz sand and the effects of ionic strength and surfactant addition. EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union. 77(46):F210.
  • Liu, Zijuan, Robert G. Arnold, and Eric A. Betterton. 1996. Electrochemical reduction of chlorinated methanes. In: Proceedings of the 4th Arizona Student Conference on Environmental Engineering. Tempe, AZ.
  • Liu, Zijuan, Robert G. Arnold, and Eric A. Betterton. 1996. Reductive dechlorination of carbon tetrachloride using zero-valent metallic electrodes. In: Proceedings of the Hazardous Substance Research Center (HSRC)/Waste-management Education & Research Consortium Joint Conference on the Environment.
  • Martin, Michael J., Bruce E. Logan, William P. Johnson, David G. Jewett, and Robert G. Arnold. 1996. Scaling bacterial filtration rates in different sized porous media. Journal of Environmental Engineering.   122(5):407-415. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(1996)122:5(407)  
  • Tellez, Carlos M., Robert G. Arnold, and Roberto Guzman. 1996. Isolation of copper biochelates from Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b and MMOc mutants. In: Proceedings of the Annual Arizona Environmental Studies Conference. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Tellez, Carlos M., David W. Graham, Robert G. Arnold, and Roberto Guzman. 1996. Isolation of copper biochelates from Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b and MMOc mutants. In: Proceedings of the Annual Microbiology National Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
1995
  • Arnold, Robert G., Eric A. Betterton, K.D. Festa, Ronald J. Kuhler, and Gregory A. Santo. 1995. Abiotic analogs to biochemical systems for catalytic reductive dehalogenation of carbon tetrachloride. In: Proceedings of the 1995 AICHE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers ) Meeting. Miami Beach, FL.
  • Betterton, Eric A., Robert G. Arnold, Ronald J. Kuhler, and Gregory A. Santo. 1995. Reductive dehalogenation of bromoform in aqueous solution. Environmental Health Perspectives. 103(S5):89-91.
  • Gross, Mark J., O. Albinger, David G. Jewett, Bruce E. Logan, Roger Bales, and Robert G. Arnold. 1995. Measurement of bacterial collision efficiencies in porous media. Water Research.   29(4):1151-1158.
  • Jewett, David G., T.A. Hilbert, Bruce E. Logan, Robert G. Arnold, and Roger Bales. 1995. Bacterial transport in columns and filters: Influence of ionic strength and pH on collision efficiency. Water Research.   29(7):1673-1680.
  • Jewett, David G., Bruce E. Logan, Robert G. Arnold, and Roger Bales. 1995. Bacterial transport through variably saturated quartz sand columns. In: Proceedings of the Geological Society of America, 108th Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. pp.A103.
  • Johnson, William P., K.A. Blue, Bruce E. Logan, and Robert G. Arnold. 1995. Modeling bacterial detachment during transport through porous media as a resident-time-dependent process. Water Resources Research.   31(11):2649-2658.
  • Logan, Bruce E., David G. Jewett, Robert G. Arnold, Edward J. Bouwer, and C.R. O'Melia. 1995. Clarification of clean-bed filtration models. Journal of Environmental Engineering.   121(12):869-873.
  • Martin, T.A., Y. Sun, O. Albinger, Bruce E. Logan, K.L. Ogden, J.C. Baygents, and Robert G. Arnold. 1995. Factors affecting bacterial transport through aquifer material for the bioremediation of hazardous wastes. In: Proceedings of the Pacific Basin Conference on Hazardous Waste. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Picardal, F., Robert G. Arnold, and B.B. Huey. 1995. Effects of electron donor and accepter condition on the reductive dehalogenation of teracholoromethane by Shewanella putrefaciens 200. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.   61:8-12.
  • Tellez, Carlos M., A.A. Aguilar, Robert G. Arnold, and Roberto Guzman. 1995. Enhanced column bioventing with gas-phase nutrient amendments for destruction of halogenated aliphatic compounds. In: Proceedings of the 1995 AICHE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers ) Meeting. Miami Beach, FL.
  • Warren, Kara D., Robert G. Arnold, Tammie L. Bishop, Larson C. Lindholm, and Eric A. Betterton. 1995. Kinetics and mechanism of reductive dehalogenation of carbon tetrachloride using zero-valence metals. Journal of Hazardous Materials.   41(2-3):217-227. doi:10.1016/0304-3894(94)00117-Y  
1994
  • Neilson, Julia W., Karen L. Josephson, Ian L. Pepper, Robert G. Arnold, G.D. DiGiovanni, and N.A. Sinclair. 1994. Frequency of Horizontal Gene Transfer of a Large Catabolic Plasmid (pJP4) in Soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.   60:4053-4058.