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Eric M. Suuberg

Brown University
School of Engineering
Barus & Holley Building
182 Hope St., Box D
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401-863-1420
Email: eric_suuberg@brown.edu

Projects

Research Briefs

Hazardous Waste Sites

50 Tufts Street

  • Brown University: Toxicant Exposures in Rhode Island: Past, Present, and Future

Centredale Manor Restoration Project

  • Brown University: Research Translation Core

Fisherville Mill

  • Brown University: Research Translation Core

Gorham/Textron Site, Adelaide Avenue

  • Brown University: Indoor Air Concentration Dynamics and Vapor Intrusion
  • Brown University: Research Translation Core

Industrial Lane Brownfields Site

  • Brown University: Research Translation Core

Peterson/Puritan Superfund Site

  • Brown University: Research Translation Core

Publications

2016

  • Pennell KG, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Suuberg EM, Moradi A, Moradi A, Roghani M, Ames J, Friguglietti L, Indeglia PA, Shen R, Yao Y, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2016. Field data and numerical modeling: a multiple lines of evidence approach for assessing vapor intrusion exposure risks. Sci Total Environ 556:291-301. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.185 PMID:26977535 PMCID:PMC4844003
  • Shen R, Suuberg EM. 2016. Impacts of changes of indoor air pressure and air exchange rate in vapor intrusion scenarios. Build Environ 96:178-187. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.11.015 PMID:28090133 PMCID:PMC5228218
  • Verginelli I, Suuberg EM, Yao Y, Wang Y, Ma J. 2016. Estimating the oxygenated zone beneath building foundations for petroleum vapor intrusion assessment. J Hazard Mater 312:84-96. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.03.037 PMID:27016669 PMCID:PMC5283078
  • Verginelli I, Yao Y, Suuberg EM. 2016. An excel((R))-based visualization tool of two-dimensional soil gas concentration profiles in petroleum vapor intrusion. Ground Water Monit Remediat 36:94-100.
  • Yao Y, Verginelli I, Suuberg EM. 2016. A two-dimensional analytical model of petroleum vapor intrusion. Water Resour Res 52(2):1528-1539. doi:10.1002/2015WR018320 PMID:28255184 PMCID:PMC5330280

2015

2014

2013

  • Dannemiller KC, Murphy JS, Dixon SL, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM, Jacobs DE, Sandel M. 2013. Formaldehyde concentrations in household air of asthma patients determined using colorimetric detector tubes. Indoor Air 23(4):285-294. doi:10.1111/ina.12024 PMID:23278296 PMCID:PMC3710296
  • Fu J, Rice JW, Suuberg EM. 2013. Phase Behavior and Thermochemical Properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Their Derivatives. In: Handbook of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Chemistry, Occurrence, and Health Issues. Nova Publishers, New York,
  • Fu J, Suuberg EM. 2013. Thermochemical and vapor pressure behavior of anthracene and brominated anthracene mixtures. Fluid Phase Equilibria 342:60-70. doi:10.1016/j.fluid.2012.12.036 PMID:24319314 PMCID:PMC3848959
  • Pennell KG, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Ames J, Weldon B, Friguglietti L, Suuberg EM, Shen R, Indeglia PA, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2013. Sewer gas: An indoor air source of PCE to consider during vapor intrusion investigations. Ground Water Monit Remediat 33(3):119-126. PMID:23950637 PMCID:PMC3740581
  • Perron MM, Burgess RM, Suuberg EM, Cantwell MG, Pennell KG. 2013. Performance of passive samplers for monitoring estuarine water column concentrations: 1. Contaminants of concern. Environ Toxicol Chem 32(10):2182-2189. doi:10.1002/etc.2321 PMID:23832638 PMCID:PMC3979968
  • Rice JW, Fu J, Suuberg EM. 2013. Thermodynamic and Phase Behavior of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Mixtures. In: Handbook of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Chemistry, Occurrence, and Health Issues. Nova Publishers, New York,
  • Shen R, Yao Y, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2013. Modeling quantification of the influence of soil moisture on subslab vapor concentration. Environ Sci Process Impacts 15:1444-1451. doi:10.1039/c3em00225j PMID:23752876 PMCID:PMC3756691
  • Yao Y, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2013. Simulating the effect of slab features on vapor intrusion of crack entry. Build Environ 59:417-425. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2012.09.007 PMID:23359620 PMCID:PMC3555425
  • Yao Y, Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2013. A numerical investigation of oxygen concentration dependence on biodegradation rate laws in vapor intrusion. Environ Sci Process Impacts 15(12):2345-2354. doi:10.1039/c3em00421j PMID:24197079 PMCID:PMC3897126
  • Yao Y, Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2013. A review of vapor intrusion models. Environ Sci Technol 47(6):2457-2470. doi:10.1021/es302714g PMID:23360069 PMCID:PMC3604123
  • Yao Y, Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2013. Estimation of contaminant subslab concentration in vapor intrusion including lateral source-building separation. Vadose Zone Journal 12(3):doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0157 PMID:24795543 PMCID:PMC4006780
  • Yao Y, Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2013. Examination of the influence of environmental factors on contaminant vapor concentration attenuation factors using the U.S. EPA's vapor intrusion database. Environ Sci Technol 47:906-913. doi:10.1021/es303441x PMID:23252837 PMCID:PMC3557812
  • Yao Y, Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2013. Examination of the U.S. EPA's vapor intrusion database based on models. Environ Sci Technol 47:1425-1433. doi:10.1021/es304546f PMID:23293835 PMCID:PMC3565061

2012

2011

  • Fu J, Rice JW, Suuberg EM. 2011. Phase Behavior and Crystal Structure of Polycyclic Aromatic Compound Mixtures. In: Crystallization/Book 2. Intech Publishing, Rijeka,
  • Fu J, Suuberg EM. 2011. Solid vapor pressure for five heavy PAHs via the Knudsen effusion method. J Chem Thermodyn 43:1660–1665. doi:10.1016/j.jct.2011.05.030 PMID:22021935 PMCID:PMC3196620 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Fu J, Suuberg EM. 2011. Vapor pressure of solid polybrominated diphenyl ethers determined via Knudsen effusion method. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine 30:2216-2219. doi:10.1002/etc.621 PMID:21766320 PMCID:PMC3634866 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Rice JW, Suuberg EM. 2011. Thermodynamics of Multicomponent PAH Mixtures and Development of Tar-Like Behavior. Ind Eng Chem Res 50(6):3613-3620. doi:10.1021/ie102325d PMID:21442010 PMCID:PMC3062962 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Yao Y, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2011. Vapor intrusion in urban settings: Effect of foundation features and source location. Procedia Environmental Sciences 4:245-250. doi:10.1016/j.proenv.2011.03.029 PMID:24619471 PMCID:PMC3947568
  • Yao Y, Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2011. Comparison of the Johnson-Ettinger vapor intrusion screening model predictions with full three-dimensional model results. Environ Sci Technol 46(6):2227–2235. doi:10.1021/es102602s PMID:21344848 PMCID:PMC3664551 (Completed with ARRA Funds)

2010

2009

  • Bozkurt O, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2009. Simulation of the vapor intrusion process for non-homogeneous soils using a three-dimensional numerical model. Ground Water Monit Remediat 29(1):92-104. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6592.2008.01218.x PMID:20664816 PMCID:PMC2907115
  • Pennell KG, Bozkurt O, Suuberg EM. 2009. Development and application of a three-dimensional finite element vapor intrusion model. J Air Waste Manag Assoc 59(4):447-460. PMID:19418819

2008

  • Bozkurt O, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2008. Evaluation of vapor intrusion potentials using a three- dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model. In: Proc. AWMA Conference on Vapor Intrusion.
  • Goldfarb JL, Suuberg EM. 2008. Raoult's Law and its application to sublimation vapor pressures of mixtures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Environ Eng Sci 25(10):1429-1438. doi:10.1089/ees.2007.0195
  • Goldfarb JL, Suuberg EM. 2008. The effect of halogen hetero-atoms on the vapor pressures and thermodynamics of polycyclic aromatic compounds measured via the Knudsen effusion technique. J Chem Thermodyn 40(3):460-466. doi:10.1016/j.jct.2007.09.006 PMID:20376299 PMCID:PMC2849993
  • Goldfarb JL, Suuberg EM. 2008. Vapor pressures and enthalpies of sublimation of ten polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons determined via the knudsen effusion method. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 53(3):670-676. doi:10.1021/je7005133
  • Goldfarb JL, Suuberg EM. 2008. Vapor pressures and thermodynamics of oxygen-containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons measured via knudsen effusion. Environ Toxicol Chem 27(6):1244-1249. PMID:18220445

2007

  • Bozkurt O, Pennell KD, Suuberg EM. 2007. Evaluation of characterization techniques for vapor intrusion sites using a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model. AWMA Vapor Intrusion Conference Proceedings Preprints
  • Bozkurt O, Pennell KD, Suuberg EM. 2007. Evaluation of vapor intrusion potential using a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model. American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry Preprints
  • Goldfarb JL, Suuberg EM. 2007. The thermodynamic effects of adding heteroatoms to anthracene as measured by the Knudsen effusion technique. American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry Preprints
  • Goldfarb JL, Suuberg EM. 2007. Vapor pressures and enthalpies of sublimation of several polycyclic aromatic compounds as determined via the Knudsen effusion method. American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry Preprints
  • Goldfarb JL, Suuberg EM. 2007. Vapor pressures and thermodynamics of model miztures of polycyclic aromatic compound compared to raoult's law predictions. American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry Preprints