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Person Details: Bruce Brownawell

Superfund Research Program

Bruce Brownawell

Stony Brook University - SUNY
Waste Management Institute
State University of New York at Stonybrook
127 Dana Hall
Stony Brook, New York 11794
Phone: 631-632-8658


Hazardous Waste Sites

Hudson River PCBs

  • Stony Brook University - SUNY: Sources, Fate, and Identification of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in the Hudson



  • Chen J, Pycke BF, Brownawell B, Kinney CA, Furlong ET, Kolpin DW, Halden RU. 2017. Occurrence, temporal variation, and estrogenic burden of five parabens in sewage sludge collected across the United States. Sci Total Environ 593:368-374. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.162 PMID:28346910


  • Pycke BF, Roll IB, Brownawell B, Kinney CA, Furlong ET, Kolpin DW, Halden RU. 2014. Transformation products and human metabolites of triclocarban and triclosan in sewage sludge across the United States. Environ Sci Technol 48:7881-7890. doi:10.1021/es5006362 PMID:24932693 PMCID:PMC4215897


  • Lara-Martin P, Gonzalez-Mazo E, Brownawell B. 2011. Multi-residue method for the analysis of synthetic surfactants and their degradation metabolites in aquatic systems by liquid chromatography–time-of-flight-mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr A 1218:4799-4807. doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2011.02.031 PMID:21377683


  • Lara-Martin P, Li X, Bopp RF, Brownawell B. 2010. Occurrence of alkyltrimethylammonium compounds in urban estuarine sediments: behentrimonium as a new emerging contaminant. Environ Sci Technol 44:7569-75. doi:10.1021/es101169a PMID:20804122
  • Li X, Brownawell B. 2010. Quaternary ammonium compounds in urban estuarine sediment environments--a class of contaminants in need of increased attention?. Environ Sci Technol 44:7561-8. doi:10.1021/es1011669 PMID:20804121


  • Li X, Brownawell B. 2009. Analysis of quaternary ammonium compounds in estuarine sediments by LC-ToF-MS: very high positive mass defects of alkylamine ions provide powerful diagnostic tools for identification and structural elucidation. Anal Chem 81:7926-7935. doi:10.1021/ac900900y PMID:19739657 PMCID:PMC3010403


  • Ferguson PL, Bopp RF, Chillrud SN, Aller RC, Brownawell B. 2003. Biogeochemistry of nonylphenol ethoxylates in urban estuarine sediments. Environ Sci Technol 37(16):3499-3506. PMID:12953858


  • Baker JE, Bohlen WF, Bopp RF, Brownawell B, Collier TK, Farley KJ, Geyer WR, Nairn RS. 2001. PCBs in the Hudson River: The science behind the controversy.
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