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Frederic K. Pfaender

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
CB#7431, 008 Rosenau Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431
Phone: 919-966-3842
Fax: 919-966-7911
Email: fred_pfaender@unc.edu

Projects

Research Briefs

Hazardous Waste Sites

Reilly Tar & Chemical Corp. (St. Louis Park)

  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Beyond Parent Compound Disappearance in the Bioremediation of PAH-Contaminated Soil

Publications

2008

  • Jones MD, Singleton D, Carstensen D, Powell SN, Swanson JS, Pfaender FK, Aitken MD. 2008. Effect of incubation conditions on the enrichment of pyrene-degrading bacteria identified by stable-isotope probing in an aged, PAH-contaminated soil. Microb Ecol 56(2):341-349. doi:10.1007/s00248-007-9352-9 PMID:18165874
  • Zhu H, Roper JC, Pfaender FK, Aitken MD. 2008. Effects of anaerobic incubation on the desorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from contaminated soils. Environ Toxicol Chem 27(4):837-844. doi:10.1897/07-166.1 PMID:18333673

2006

  • Christman RF, Pfaender FK. 2006. Molecular implications of hydrophobic organic partitioning theory. Acta Hydrochimica et Hydrobiologica 34(4):367-374.
  • Pravecek TL, Christman RF, Pfaender FK. 2006. Microbial bioavailability of pyrene in three laboratory-contaminated soils under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. J Contam Hydrol 86:72-86. PMID:16574273
  • Roper JC, Brown DM, Sullivan MA, Schoonhoven R, Swenberg JA, Pfaender FK. 2006. Epifluorescence microscopy and image analysis of high-level polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contamination in soils. Environ Toxicol Chem 25(12):3093-100. PMID:17220076

2005

  • Kim HS, Pfaender FK. 2005. Effects of microbially mediated redox conditions on PAH-soil interactions. Environ Sci Technol 39(23):9189-9196. PMID:16382941
  • Pravecek TL, Christman RF, Pfaender FK. 2005. Impact of imposed anaerobic conditions and microbial activity on aqueous-phase solubility of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from soil. Environ Toxicol Chem 24(2):286-293. PMID:15719987

2003

  • Vanderford M, Pfaender FK. 2003. Toxicity, Persistence, and Influence of Pyrene-4,5-Dione on PAH Biodegradation. In: Proceedings of the Battelle Bioremediation Conference.

2002

  • Kukich DM, Schoonhoven R, Christman RF, Pfaender FK. 2002. Interactions of Natural Organic Matter with the Mineral Matrix of Soil. In: Proceedings of the International Humic Substances Society Meeting. Boston, MA.
  • Pfaender FK. 2002. Interactions of Soil Mineral Matrices with Soil Organic Carbon and Microorganisms. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Bound Residues of Organic Compounds in the Soil Environment. Lancaster, United Kingdom.

2001

  • Roper JC, Pfaender FK. 2001. Pyrene and chrysene fate in surface soil and sand microcosms. Environ Toxicol Chem 20(2):223-230. PMID:11351420

1999

  • Pfaender FK. 1999. Unanswered Questions: The role of research. Bioavailability: Using what we know, learning what we need. National Environmental Policy Institute, Washington, D.C

1998

  • Guthrie EA, Pfaender FK. 1998. Reduced pyrene bioavailability in microbially active soils. Environ Sci Technol 32(4):501-508.

1997

  • Carmichael LM, Christman RF, Pfaender FK. 1997. Desorption and mineralization kinetics of phenanthrene and chrysene in contaminated soils. Environ Sci Technol 31:126-132.
  • Carmichael LM, Pfaender FK. 1997. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon metabolism in soils: relationships to soil characteristics and preexposure. Environ Toxicol Chem 16(4):666-675.
  • Carmichael LM, Pfaender FK. 1997. The effect of inorganic and organic supplements on the microbial degradation of phenanthrene and pyrene in soils. Biodegradation 8:1-13. PMID:9290252
  • Guthrie EA, Pfaender FK. 1997. Microbial role in regulation of PAH bioavailability. OECD Workshop Mexico on Biotechnology for Water Use and Conservation, Oct. 20, Cocoyoc, Mexico. OECD Proceedings 221-238.
  • Guthrie EA, Pfaender FK. 1997. The fate of pyrene aged in soil. In: Proceedings of the ASI/NATO (Advanced Study Institute/ North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Conference on Bioavailability of Organic Pollutants. Jesenik, Czech Republic.
  • Roper JC, Pfaender FK. 1997. Effect of repeated additions on phenanthrene mineralization and toxicity in soil. In: Proceedings of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

1996

  • Guthrie EA, Pfaender FK. 1996. Pyrene Mineralization in Pristine Soils Treated with Vegetation or UV light. In: Proceedings of the 96th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology. New Orleans, LA.
  • Guthrie EA, Pfaender FK. 1996. The Fate of 14C-Pyrene in Soils and Vegetated Soils. In: Proceedings of the 212th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 25-29, 1996. Orlando, FL.
  • Guthrie EA, Pfaender FK. 1996. The Fate of Pyrene and Chrysene in PAH Mixtures. In: 18th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Washington, DC.
  • Roper JC, Pfaender FK. 1996. Pyrene, Chrysene, and Salicylic Acid Fate in Surface Soil Microcosms. In: Proceedings of American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, 1996. New Orleans, LA.

1995

  • Carmichael LM, Pfaender FK. 1995. Comparison of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation in four contaminated soils. In: Proceedings of the Third International Symposium, San Diego, CA on In Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation, Third International Symposium. San Diego, CA.
  • Carmichael LM, Pfaender FK. 1995. The microbial degradation of high molecular weight PAH in soils. In: Proceedings of American Society for Microbiology, 1995 National Meeting.
  • Guthrie EA, Pfaender FK. 1995. Microbially mediated fate of pyrene and phenanthrene in soil. In: Proceedings of the 95th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology. Washington, DC.
  • Guthrie EA, Pfaender FK. 1995. Microbially mediated fate of pyrene and phenanthrene in soil. In: Proceedings of the Third International Symposium, San Diego, CA on In Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation, Third International Symposium. San Diego, CA.
  • Guthrie EA, Pfaender FK. 1995. Microbially mediated incorporation of 14C-pyrene into soil organic matter. In: 17th Annual Meeting, November 17-22.
  • Thompkins J, Guthrie EA, Pfaender FK. 1995. Toxicity evaluation of PAH mixtures using microtox. In: 17th Annual Meeting, November 17-22.