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Project Publications: University of California-Berkeley: Oxidative Remediation of Superfund Contaminants

Superfund Research Program

Oxidative Remediation of Superfund Contaminants

Project Leader: David L. Sedlak
Co-Investigator: Daniel K. Nomura
Grant Number: P42ES004705
Funding Period: 2006-2022

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  • Ocasio D, Sedlak DL. 2022. Membrane-assisted electrochlorination for zero-chemical-input point-of-use drinking water disinfection. ACS ES&T Eng 9:doi:10.1021/acsestengg.2c00116
  • Yi S, Harding-Marjanovic KC, Houtz EF, Antell E, Olivares CI, Nichiporuk RV, Lavarone AT, Zhuang W, Field JA, Sedlak DL, Alvarez-Cohen L. 2022. Biotransformation of 6:2 fluorotelomer thioether amido sulfonate in aqueous film-forming foams under nitrate-reducing conditions. Environ Sci Technol 56(15):10646-10655. doi:10.1021/acs.est.2c00063 PMID:35861429


  • Duan Y, Sedlak DL. 2021. An electrochemical advanced oxidation process for the treatment of urban stormwater. Water Res. X 13(12):100127. doi:10.1016/j.wroa.2021.100127 PMID:34927040 PMCID:PMC8649961
  • Marron EL, Van Buren J, Cuthbertson AA, Darby E, von Gunten U, Sedlak DL. 2021. Reactions of a,b-unsaturated carbonyls with free chlorine, free bromine, and combined chlorine. Environ Sci Technol 55:3305-3312. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c07660 PMID:33565865
  • Van Buren J, Cuthbertson AA, Ocasio D, Sedlak DL. 2021. Ubiquitous production of organosulfates during treatment of organic contaminants with sulfate radicals. Environ Sci Technol Lett 8:574-580. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00316


  • Marron EL, Prasse C, Van Buren J, Sedlak DL. 2020. Formation and fate of carbonyls in potable water reuse systems. Environ Sci Technol 54:10895-10903. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c02793 PMID:32833432
  • Prasse C, von Gunten U, Sedlak DL. 2020. Chlorination of phenols revisited: unexpected formation of alpha, beta-unsaturated C4 dicarbonyl ring cleavage products. Environ Sci Technol 54(2):826-834. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b04926
  • Van Buren J, Prasse C, Marron EL, Skeel B, Sedlak DL. 2020. Ring-cleavage products produced during the initial phase of oxidative treatment of alkyl-substituted aromatic compounds. Environ Sci Technol 54:8352-8361. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c00432 PMID:32519538 PMCID:PMC7685676


  • Yang X, Duan Y, Wang J, Wang H, Liu H, Sedlak DL. 2019. Impact of Peroxymonocarbonate on the transformation of organic contaminants during hydrogen peroxide in situ chemical oxidation. Environ Sci Technol Lett 6:781-786. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.9b00682




  • Barazesh JM, Prasse C, Sedlak DL. 2016. Electrochemical transformation of trace organic contaminants in the presence of halide and carbonate ions. Environ Sci Technol 50(18):10143-10152. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b02232 PMID:27599127 PMCID:PMC5032050
  • Harding KC, Yi S, Weathers T, Sharp JO, Sedlak DL, Alvarez-Cohen L. 2016. Effects of aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs) on trichloroethene (TCE) dechlorination by a Dehalococcoides mccartyi-containing microbial community. Environ Sci Technol 50(7):3352-3361. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b04773 PMID:26894610
  • Lindstrom AB, Bruton TA, Schaider LA, Grandjean P, Carignan C, Blum A, Higgins CP, Sunderland EM, Hu XC, Andrews DQ, Lohmann R, Balan SA. 2016. Detection of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in US drinking water linked to industrial sites, military fire training areas, and wastewater treatment plants. Environ Sci Technol Lett 3(10):344-350. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00260 PMID:27752509 PMCID:PMC5062567
  • Liu H, Bruton TA, Li W, Van Buren J, Doyle FM, Prasse C, Sedlak DL. 2016. Oxidation of benzene by persulfate in the presence of Fe(III)- and Mn(IV)-containing oxides: stoichiometric efficiency and transformation products. Environ Sci Technol 50(2):890-898. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b04815 PMID:26687229
  • Sun B, Ma J, Sedlak DL. 2016. Chemisorption of perfluorooctanoic acid on powdered activated carbon initiated by persulfate in aqueous solution. Environ Sci Technol 50(14):7618-7624. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00411 PMID:27336204



  • Liu H, Bruton TA, Doyle FM, Sedlak DL. 2014. In situ chemical oxidation of contaminated groundwater by persulfate: decomposition by Fe(III)- and Mn(IV)-containing oxides and aquifer materials. Environ Sci Technol 48(17):10330-10336. doi:10.1021/es502056d PMID:25133603 PMCID:PMC4151705



  • Remucal CK, Sedlak DL. 2011. The Role of Iron Coordination in the Production of Reactive Oxidants from Ferrous Iron Oxidation by Oxygen and Hydrogen Peroxide. In: Aquatic redox chemistry. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.


  • Pham AL, Sedlak DL, Doyle FM. 2010. Production of oxidizing intermediates during corrosion of iron: implications for remediation of contaminants from mineral and metal processing. ECS Trans 28(6):117-127. doi:10.1149/1.3367907



  • Keenan CR, Sedlak DL. 2008. Factors affecting the yield of oxidants from the reaction of nanoparticulate zero-valent iron and oxygen. Environ Sci Technol 42(4):1262-1267. doi:10.1021/es7025664 PMID:18351103
  • Keenan CR, Sedlak DL. 2008. Ligand-enhanced reactive oxidant generation by nanoparticulate zerovalent Iron and oxygen. Environ Sci Technol 42(18):69366941. doi:10.1021/es801438f PMID:18853812
  • Lee C, Keenan CR, Sedlak DL. 2008. Polyoxometalate-enhanced oxidation of organic compounds by nanoparticulate zero-valent iron and ferrous ion in the presence of oxygen. Environ Sci Technol 42(13):4921-6. doi:10.1021/es800317j PMID:18678027
  • Lee C, Kim J, Lee W, Nelson KL, Yoon J, Sedlak DL. 2008. Bactericidal effect of zero-valent iron nanoparticles on Escherichia coli. Environ Sci Technol 42(13):4927-33. doi:10.1021/es800408u PMID:18678028
  • Lee C, Sedlak DL. 2008. Enhanced formation of oxidants from bimetallic nickel-iron nanoparticles in the presence of oxygen. Environ Sci Technol 42(22):8528-8533. PMID:19068843
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