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Eric A. Betterton

University of Arizona
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Physics & Atmospheric Sciences 514
P.O. Box 210081
Tucson, AZ 85721-0081
Phone: 520-621-6832
Fax: 520-621-6833
Email:

Projects

Research Briefs

Superfund Sites

Asarco Hayden Plant

  • University of Arizona: Characterization of Wind Blown Dust from Tailings and other Mining Operations in the Southwestern United States

Broadway-Pantano Landfill

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

Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter

  • University of Arizona: Characterization of Wind Blown Dust from Tailings and other Mining Operations in the Southwestern United States

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

2013
  • Youn, Jong-Sang, Zhen Wang, Anna Wonaschutz, Avelino Arellano, Eric A. Betterton, and Armin Sorooshian. 2013. Evidence of aqueous secondary organic aerosol formation from biogenic emissions in the North American Sonoran Desert. Geophysical Research Letters. 40:3468-3472. doi:10.1002/grl.50644  
2012
  • Csavina, Janae, Jason P. Field, Mark P. Taylor, Song Gao, Andrea Landazuri, Eric A. Betterton, and A. Eduardo Saez. 2012. A review on the importance of metals and metalloids in atmospheric dust and aerosol from mining operations. Science of the Total Environment.   433:58-73. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.06.013  
  • Sorooshian, Armin, Janae Csavina, Taylor Shingler, Stephen Dey, Fred J. Brechtel, A. Eduardo Saez, and Eric A. Betterton. 2012. Hygroscopic and chemical properties of aerosols collected near a copper smelter: Implications for public and environmental health. Environmental Science & Technology.   46(17):9473-9480. doi:10.1021/es302275k  
2011
  • Csavina, Janae, Andrea Landazuri, Anna Wonaschutz, Paul Rheinheimer, Brian Barbaris, William Conant, A. Eduardo Saez, Eric A. Betterton, and Kyle Rine. 2011. Metal and Metalloid Contaminants in Atmospheric Aerosols from Mining Operations. Water Air and Soil Pollution.   221:145-157. doi:10.1007/s11270-011-0777-x  
  • Sorooshian, Armin, Anna Wonaschutz, Elias G. Jarjour, Bryce I. Hashimoto, Bret A. Schichtel, and Eric A. Betterton. 2011. An aerosol climatology for a rapidly growing arid region (southern Arizona): Major aerosol species and remotely sensed aerosol properties. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres.   116(D19):16. doi:10.1029/2011jd016197  
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
  • 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  
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.
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.
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
1997
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.
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.
  • Cao, Yixue, Martha H. Conklin, and Eric A. Betterton. 1995. Competitive complexation of trace metals with dissolved humic acid. Environmental Health Perspectives. 103(1):29-32.
  • 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