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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Fate of Semivolatile Organic Compounds Discharged to Surface Drainage Systems from Superfund Sites

Superfund Research Program

Fate of Semivolatile Organic Compounds Discharged to Surface Drainage Systems from Superfund Sites

Project Leader: Phillip M. Gschwend
Grant Number: P42ES004675
Funding Period: 1995 - 2000



  • Marrone PA, Gschwend PM, Swallow KC, Peters WA, Tester JW. 1998. Product distribution and reaction pathways for methylene chloride hydrolysis and oxidation under hydrothermal conditions. Journal of Supercritical Fluids 12:239-254.
  • Marulanda C, Culligan PJ, Germaine J. 1998. A study of air flow in air sparging applications. In: Centrifuge '98. (Kimura, Kusakabe and Takemura, eds.) Balkema. pp.577-582.
  • Miller PL, Vasudevan D, Gschwend PM, Roberts AL. 1998. Transformation of hexachloroethane in a sulfidic natural water. Environ Sci Technol 32:1269-1275. doi:10.1021/es970687w
  • Wick LY, Gschwend PM. 1998. By-products of a former phenol manufacturing site in a small lake adjacent to a Superfund site in the Aberjona watershed. Environ Health Perspect 106(supp.4):1069-1074. PMID:9703495
  • Wick LY, Gschwend PM. 1998. Source and chemodynamic behavior of diphenylsulfone, ortho- and para-hydroxybiphenyl in a small lake receiving discharges from an adjacent Superfund site. Environ Sci Technol 32:1319-1328.


  • Gustafsson O, Gschwend PM. 1997. Soot as a strong partition medium for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in aquatic stems. In: Molecular Markers in Environmental Geochemistry. ACS Symposium Series, pp.365-381.
  • Gustafsson O, Haghseta F, Chan C, MacFarlane JK, Gschwend PM. 1997. Quantification of dilute sedimentary soot phase: implications for PAH speciation and bioavailabilty. Environ Sci Technol 31(1):203-209.
  • Holmen BA, Gschwend PM. 1997. Estimating sorption rates of hydrophobic organic compounds in iron oxide- and aluminosilicate clay-coated aquifer sands. Environ Sci Technol 31(1):105-113.


  • Kim H. 1995. Discharge of Volatile Organic Compounds from a Contaminated Aquifer and Their Fate in a Stream. Ph.D. Thesis, M.I.T., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Kim H, Hemond HF, Krumholz LR, Cohen BA. 1995. In situ biodegradation of toluene in a contaminated stream. 1. Field studies. Environ Sci Technol 29(1):108-116. PMID:22200208
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