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Person Details: A. Eduardo Saez

Superfund Research Program

A. Eduardo Saez

University of Arizona
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Harshbarger 142C
P.O. 210011
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0011
Phone: 520-621-5369
Fax: 520-621-6048


Research Briefs

Hazardous Waste Sites

Park- Euclid, WQARF site

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




  • Heusinkveld D, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Rodriguez-Chavez TB, Saez AE, Betterton EA, Rine K. 2021. Assessing children's lead exposure in an active mining community using the integrated exposure uptake biokinetic model. Expo Health 17:doi:10.1007/s12403-021-00400-0 PMID:34532608 PMCID:PMC8439183
  • Rodriguez-Chavez TB, Rine K, Almusawi RM, O'Brien-Metzger R, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Betterton EA, Saez AE. 2021. Outdoor/indoor contaminant transport by atmospheric dust and aerosol at an active smelter site. Water Air Soil Pollut doi:10.1007/s11270-021-05168-2
  • Zeider K, Van Overmeiren N, Rine K, Sandhaus S, Saez AE, Sorooshian A, Munoz HC, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2021. Foliar surfaces as dust and aerosol pollution monitors: An assessment by a mining site. Sci Total Environ 790:148164. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148164 PMID:34380246 PMCID:PMC8362843


  • Manjon I, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Saez AE, Root RA, Hild J, Janes MK, Alexander-Ozinskas A. 2020. Environmental monitoring and exposure science dataset to calculate ingestion and inhalation of metal(loid)s through preschool gardening. Data Brief 29:105050. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2019.105050 PMID:32055651 PMCID:PMC7005369


  • Manjon I, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Saez AE, Root RA, Hild J, Janes MK, Alexander-Ozinskas A. 2019. Ingestion and inhalation of metal(loid)s through preschool gardening: An exposure and risk assessment in legacy mining communities. Sci Total Environ 22:134639. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134639
  • Witten M, Chau BT, Saez AE, Boitano S, Lantz RC. 2019. Early life inhalation exposure to mine tailings dust affects lung development. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 365:124-132. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2019.01.009 PMID:30641074 PMCID:PMC6349506


  • Gil-Loaiza J, Field JP, White SA, Csavina J, Felix O, Betterton EA, Saez AE, Maier RM. 2018. Phytoremediation reduces dust emissions from metal(Ioid)-contaminated mine tailings. Environ Sci Technol 52:5851-5858. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b05730 PMID:29701964
  • Thomas AN, Root RA, Lantz RC, Saez AE, Chorover J. 2018. Oxidative weathering decreases bioaccessibility of toxic metal(loid)s in PM10 emissions from sulfide mine tailings. Geohealth 2(4):118-138. doi:10.1002/2017GH000118 PMID:30338309 PMCID:PMC6191178


  • Guzman HM, Li J, Keshta M, Saez AE, Ela WP. 2016. Release of arsenic from metal oxide sorbents under simulated mature landfill conditions. Chemosphere 151:84-93. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.02.039 PMID:26928334
  • Landazuri A, Saez AE, Anthony T. 2016. Three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics modeling of particle uptake by an occupational air sampler using manually-scaled and adaptive grids. J Aerosol Sci 95:54-66. doi:10.1016/j.jaerosci.2016.01.004 PMID:26949268 PMCID:PMC4774053
  • Li X, Felix O, Gonzales P, Saez AE, Ela WP. 2016. Reconciling PM10 analyses by different sampling methods for Iron King Mine tailings dust. Rev Environ Health 31(1):37-41. doi:10.1515/reveh-2015-0061 PMID:26820180
  • Raghav M, Saez AE, Ela WP. 2016. Understanding abiotic ferrihydrite remineralization by ferrous ions. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 12(6):1945-1956. doi:10.1007/s13762-014-0599-7
  • Stovern M, Guzman HM, Rine K, Felix O, King M, Ela WP, Betterton EA, Saez AE. 2016. Windblown dust deposition forecasting and spread of contamination around mine tailings. Atmosphere (Basel) 7(2):16. doi:10.3390/atmos7020016 PMID:29082035 PMCID:PMC5658141
  • Youn J, Csavina J, Rine K, Shingler T, Taylor MP, Saez AE, Betterton EA, Sorooshian A. 2016. Hygroscopic properties and respiratory system deposition behavior of particulate matter emitted By mining and smelting operations. Environ Sci Technol 50(21):11706-11713. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b03621 PMID:27700056 PMCID:PMC5089925





  • Beamer P, Luik CE, Abrell L, Campos S, Martinez ME, Saez AE. 2012. Concentration of trichloroethylene in breast milk and household water from Nogales, Arizona. Environ Sci Technol 46:9055-9061. doi:10.1021/es301380d PMID:22827160 PMCID:PMC3699401
  • Csavina J, Field JP, Taylor MP, Gao S, Landazuri A, Betterton EA, Saez AE. 2012. A review on the importance of metals and metalloids in atmospheric dust and aerosol from mining operations. Sci Total Environ 433:58-73. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.06.013 PMID:22766428 PMCID:PMC3418464
  • Sorooshian A, Csavina J, Shingler T, Dey S, Brechtel FJ, Saez AE, Betterton EA. 2012. Hygroscopic and chemical properties of aerosols collected near a copper smelter: Implications for public and environmental health. Environ Sci Technol 46(17):9473-9480. doi:10.1021/es302275k PMID:22852879 PMCID:PMC3435440


  • Csavina J, Landazuri A, Wonaschutz A, Rheinheimer P, Barbaris B, Conant W, Saez AE, Betterton EA, Rine K. 2011. Metal and metalloid contaminants in atmospheric aerosols from mining operations. Water Air Soil Pollut 221:145-157. doi:10.1007/s11270-011-0777-x PMID:23441050 PMCID:PMC3576728
  • Ela WP, Sedlak DL, Barlaz MA, Henry HF, Muir DG, Swackhamer DL, Weber EJ, Arnold RG, Ferguson PL, Field JA, Furlong ET, Giesy JP, Halden RU, Henry T, Hites RA, Hornbuckle KC, Howard PH, Luthy RG, Meyer AK, Saez AE, vom Saal FS, Vulpe CD, Wiesner MR. 2011. Toward identifying the next generation of superfund and hazardous waste site contaminants. Environ Health Perspect 119(1):6-10. doi:10.1289/ehp.1002497 PMID:21205582 PMCID:PMC3018501





  • Ghosh A, Mukiibi M, Saez AE, Ela WP. 2006. Leaching of arsenic from granular ferric hydroxide residuals under mature landfill conditions. Environ Sci Technol 40(19):6070-6075. PMID:17051802
  • 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 Technol 40(2):612-617. PMID:16468410


  • He J, Arnold RG, Saez AE, Betterton EA, Ela WP. 2004. Removal of aqueous phase trichloroethylene using membrane air stripping contactors. J Environ Eng (New York) 130(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. Ind Eng Chem Res 43(25):7965-7974.
  • He J, Saez AE, Ela WP. 2004. Destruction of aqueous-phase carbon tetrachloride in an electrochemical reactor with a porous cathode. Ind Eng Chem Res 43(4):913-923.
  • 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. Abstr Pap Am Chem Soc 228:U612.
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