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Kelly G. Pennell Ph.D.

University of Kentucky
College of Engineering
Lexington, KY 40506
Phone: 508-999-8478
Fax: 508-999-8964


Research Briefs

Hazardous Waste Sites

50 Tufts Street

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





  • Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2014. Analytical modeling of the subsurface volatile organic vapor concentration in vapor intrusion. Chemosphere 95:140-149. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.08.051
  • Yao Y, Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2014. A numerical investigation of oxygen concentration dependence on biodegradation rate laws in vapor intrusion. Environmental Science- Processes & Impacts 15:2345-2354. doi:10.1039/c3em00421j PMCID:PMC3897126


  • 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
  • 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 Monitoring and Remediation 33(3):119-126.
  • 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. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32(10):2182-2189. doi:10.1002/etc.2321
  • Shen R, Yao Y, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2013. Modeling quantification of the influence of soil moisture on subslab vapor concentration. Environmental Science- Processes & Impacts 15:1444-1451. doi:10.1039/c3em00225j
  • Yao Y, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2013. Simulating the effect of slab features on vapor intrusion of crack entry. Building and Environment 59:417-425. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2012.09.007
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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





  • 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.

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