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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: betterton@atmo.arizona.edu

Projects

Research Briefs

Hazardous Waste Sites

Asarco Hayden Plant

  • University of Arizona: Prediction and Properties of Airborne Dust Arising from Mining Operations

Broadway-Pantano Landfill

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

Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter

  • University of Arizona: Prediction and Properties of Airborne Dust Arising from Mining Operations

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

2015

2014

2013

  • Youn J, Wang Z, Wonaschutz A, Arellano A, Betterton EA, Sorooshian A. 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 PMID:24115805 PMCID:PMC3792583

2012

2011

2009

2008

2006

  • Ju XM, Hecht M, Galhotra RA, Ela WP, Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Saez AE. 2006. Destruction of Gas-Phase Trichloroethylene in a Modified Fuel Cell. Environ Sci Technol40(2):612-617.

2005

  • Li H, Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Ela WP, Barbaris B, Grachane C. 2005. Convenient New Chemical Actinometer Based on Aqueous Acetone, 2-Propanol, and Carbon Tetrachloride. Environ Sci Technol39(7):2262-2266.

2004

  • He J, Arnold RG, Saez AE, Betterton EA, Ela WP. 2004. Removal of Aqueous Phase Trichloroethylene using Membrane Air Stripping Contactors. Journal of Environmental Engineering130(11):1232-1241.
  • He J, Ela WP, Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Saez AE. 2004. Reductive Dehalogenation of Aqueous-Phase Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in an Electrochemical Reactor". Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research43(25):7965-7974.
  • Ju XM, Saez AE, Ela WP, Arnold RG, Betterton EA, Wallen M, Candillo K, Barbaris B, Orbay O. 2004. Reductive and oxidative destruction of chlorinated hydrocarbons in gas-phase catalytic reactors: Packed-beds and modified fuel cells. Abstracts of Papers - American Chemical Society228:U612.
  • Li H, Arnold RG, Betterton EA, Ela WP, Barbaris B. 2004. Comment on "the mechanisms of rate enhancing and quenching of trichloroethene photodecay in the presence of sensitizer and hydrogen sources". Water Res38(11):2791-2792.

2003

  • Chen G, Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Ela WP. 2003. Electrolytic reduction of trichloroethylene and chloroform at a Pt- or Pd-coated ceramic cathode. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry33(2):161-169.

2002

  • Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Ela WP, Grachane D, Samorano D, Orbay O, Ju XM, Berry L. 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 B, Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Ela WP, Berry L, Ju XM, Kerry KE, Samorano D. 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 Z, Arnold RG, Betterton EA, Smotkin E. 2001. Reductive dehalogenation of gas-phase chlorinated solvents using a modified fuel cell. Environ Sci Technol35(21):4320-4326.

2000

  • Arnold RG, Betterton EA. 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 EA, Hollan N, Arnold RG, Gogosha S, McKim K, Liu Z. 2000. Acetone-photosensitized reduction of carbon tetrachloride by 2-propanol in aqueous solution. Environ Sci Technol34(7):1229-1233.
  • Liu Z, Betterton EA, Arnold RG. 2000. Electrolytic reduction of low molecular weight chlorinated aliphatic compounds: Structural and thermodynamic effects on process kinetics. Environ Sci Technol34(5):804-811.

1999

  • Chen G, Betterton EA, Arnold RG. 1999. Electrolytic oxidation of trichloroethylene using a ceramic anode. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry29:961-970.
  • Liu Z, Arnold RG, Betterton EA, Festa KD. 1999. Electrolytic reduction of CCl4 - Effects of cathode material and potential on kinetics, selectivity and product stoichiometry. Environmental Engineering Science16:1-13.

1998

  • Chen G, Betterton EA, Arnold RG. 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 N, Betterton EA, Liu Z, Arnold RG. 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 Z, Arnold RG, Betterton EA. 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 Z, Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Hollan N, Diaz I, Finstad C. 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 G, Betterton EA, Arnold RG. 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 RG, Betterton EA, Festa KD, Kuhler RJ, Santo GA. 1996. Abiotic analogs to biochemical systems for catalytic reductive dehalogenation of carbon tetrachloride. In: Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress of Chemical Engineering.
  • Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Festa KD, Liu Z, Gogosha S, Hollan N, Morse JL. 1996. Abiotic systems for the catalytic treatment of solvent-contaminated water. In: 1996 Pacific Basin Conference on Hazardous Waste. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Gogosha S, Arnold RG, Betterton EA. 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 N, Finstad C, Arnold RG, Betterton EA. 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 Z, Arnold RG, Betterton EA. 1996. Electrochemical reduction of chlorinated methanes. In: Proceedings of the 4th Arizona Student Conference on Environmental Engineering. Tempe, AZ.
  • Liu Z, Arnold RG, Betterton EA. 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 RG, Betterton EA, Festa KD, Kuhler RJ, Santo GA. 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 EA, Arnold RG, Kuhler RJ, Santo GA. 1995. Reductive dehalogenation of bromoform in aqueous solution. Environ Health Perspect 103(S5):89-91.
  • Cao Y, Conklin MH, Betterton EA. 1995. Competitive complexation of trace metals with dissolved humic acid. Environ Health Perspect 103(1):29-32.
  • Warren KD, Arnold RG, Bishop TL, Lindholm LC, Betterton EA. 1995. Kinetics and mechanism of reductive dehalogenation of carbon tetrachloride using zero-valence metals. J Hazard Mater41(2-3):217-227. doi:10.1016/0304-3894(94)00117-Y

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