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Superfund Research Program

Heileen Hsu-Kim

Duke University
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Box 90287
Durham, NC 27708-0287
Phone: 919-660-5109
Email: hsukim@duke.edu

Projects

Hazardous Waste Sites

Atlantic Wood Site, Elizabeth River

  • Duke University: Microbial and Photolytic Transformations of Superfund Chemicals
  • Duke University: Nanoparticle Based Strategies for Remediation of Contaminated Sediments: Implications, Synergies, and Antagonistic Effects with Associated Nano-Bioremediation

Berry's Creek

  • Duke University: Biogeochemical Framework to Evaluate Mercury Methylation Potential During in-situ Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

East Fork Poplar Creek

  • Duke University: Biogeochemical Framework to Evaluate Mercury Methylation Potential During in-situ Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

FCX, Inc. (Washington Plant)

  • Duke University: Microbial and Photolytic Transformations of Superfund Chemicals

Georgia-Pacific Corporation Hardwood Sawmill, Washington County

  • Duke University: Developmental Effects of Superfund Hydrocarbon Mixtures in Fundulus heteroclitus

Publications

2018

  • Hsu-Kim H, Eckley CS, Eckley CS, Acha D, Feng X, Gilmour CC, Jonsson S. 2018. Challenges and opportunities for managing aquatic mercury pollution in altered landscapes. Ambio 47:141-169. doi:10.1007/s13280-017-1006-7 PMID:29388127 PMCID:PMC5794684
  • Lefevre E, Bossa N, Gardner CM, Gehrke GE, Cooper EM, Stapleton HM, Hsu-Kim H, Gunsch C. 2018. Biochar and activated carbon act as promising amendments for promoting the microbial debromination of tetrabromobisphenol A. Water Res 128:102-110. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2017.09.047 PMID:29091801

2016

  • Wyatt LH, Diringer SE, Rogers LA, Hsu-Kim H, Pan WK, Meyer JN. 2016. Antagonistic growth effects of mercury and selenium in Caenorhabditis elegans are chemical-species-dependent and do not depend on internal Hg/Se ratios. Environ Sci Technol 50(6):3256-3264. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b06044 PMID:26938845 PMCID:PMC4964607

2015

  • Kucharzyk KH, Deshusses M, Porter KA, Hsu-Kim H. 2015. Relative contributions of mercury bioavailability and microbial growth rate on net methylmercury production by anaerobic mixed cultures. Environ Sci Process Impacts 17(9):1568-1577. doi:10.1039/c5em00174a PMID:26211614 PMCID:PMC4782143
  • Pham AL, Johnson C, Manley D, Hsu-Kim H. 2015. Influence of sulfide nanoparticles on dissolved mercury and zinc quantification by diffusive gradient in thin-film passive samplers. Environ Sci Technol 49(21):12897-12903. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b02774 PMID:26414810 PMCID:PMC4782790
  • Ticknor JL, Kucharzyk KH, Porter KA, Deshusses M, Hsu-Kim H. 2015. Thiol-based selective extraction assay to comparatively assess bioavailable mercury in sediments. Environ Eng Sci 32(7):564-573. doi:10.1089/ees.2014.0526 PMID:26244001 PMCID:PMC4507306