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Project Publications: Michigan State University: Modified Clays for Environmental Remediation

Superfund Research Program

Modified Clays for Environmental Remediation

Project Leader: Stephen A. Boyd
Grant Number: P42ES004911
Funding Period: 1995 - 2000
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  • Hyndman DW, Dybas MJ, Forney L, Heine R, Mayotte T, Phanikumar MS, Tatara G, Tiedje JM, Voice TC, Wallace RB, Wiggert D, Zhao X, Criddle CS. 2000. Hydraulic characterization and design of a full-scale biocurtain. Ground Water 38(3):462-474.
  • Sheng G, Boyd SA. 2000. Polarity effect on dichlorobenzene sorption by hexadecyltrimethylammonium-clays. Clays and Clay Minerals 48:43-50.


  • Boyd SA, Sheng G. 1999. Contaminant plume management utilising in situ organoclay sorbent zones. In: Natural Microporous Materials in Environmental Technology. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands. pp.71-83.
  • Sheng G, Boyd SA. 1999. A dual function organoclay sorbent for lead and chlorobenzene. Soil Science Society of America Journal 63:73-78.
  • Voice TC, Zhao X, Shi J, Hickey RF. 1999. Biological activated carbon fluidized-bed system to treat gasoline groundwater. In: Proceedings of the International In Situ and On-site Bioreclamation Symposium. San Diego, CA.


  • Gardner E, Pinnavaia TJ. 1998. On the nature of olefin oxidation catalysts derived from molybdate- and tungstate-intercalated layered double hydroxides. Catal. A: General 167:65-74.
  • Ijdo WL, Pinnavaia TJ. 1998. Staging of organic and inorganic gallery cations in layered silicate heterostructures. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 139(2):281-289.
  • Maraqa MA, Zhao X, Wallace RB, Voice TC. 1998. Retardation coefficients of non-ionic organic compounds determined by batch and column techniques. Soil Science Society of America Journal 62(1):142-152.
  • Mercier L, Pinnavaia TJ. 1998. A functionalized porous clay heterostructure for heavy metal ion (Hg2+) trapping. Microporous Mesoporous Mater 20:101-106.
  • Mercier L, Pinnavaia TJ. 1998. Heavy metal ion adsorbents formed by the grafting of a thiol functionality to mesoporous silica molecular sieves: factors affecting Hg(II) uptake. Environ Sci Technol 32(18):2749-2754.
  • Mousa MA, Ganey PE, Quensen JF, Madhukar BV, Chou K, Giesy JP, Fischer L, Boyd SA. 1998. Altered biological activity of commercial PCB mixtures due to microbial reductive dechlorination. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Chlorinated Dioxins and Related Compounds. pp.1-5.
  • Rakhshandehroo GR, Wallace RB, Boyd SA, Voice TC. 1998. Hydraulic characteristics of organomodified soils for use in sorptive zone applications. Soil Science Society of America Journal 62(1):5-12.
  • Sheng G, Boyd SA. 1998. Relation of water and neutral organic compounds in the interlayers of mixed Ca/trimethylphenylammonium-smectites. Clays and Clay Minerals 46(1):10-17.
  • Zwiernik MJ, Quensen JF, Boyd SA. 1998. FeSO4 Amendments stimulate extensive anaerobic PCB dechlorination. Environ Sci Technol 32:3360-3365.


  • Angus WG, Mousa MA, Vargas VM, Quensen JF, Boyd SA, Contreras ML. 1997. Inhibition of L-aromatic amino acid decarboxylase by polychlorinated biphenyls. Neurotoxicology 18:857-868. PMID:9339832
  • Boyd SA, Kukkadaupa R. 1997. Method of removing organic contaminants from air and water with organophilic, quaternary phosphonium ion-exchanged smectite clays.
  • Hayden NJ, Voice TC, Wallace RB. 1997. Residual gasoline saturation in unsaturated soil with and without organic matter. J Contam Hydrol 25:271-281.
  • Maraqa MA, Wallace RB, Voice TC. 1997. Effect of degree of water saturation on dispersivity and immobile water in sandy soil columns. J Contam Hydrol 25:199-218.
  • Mercier L, Pinnavaia TJ. 1997. Access in mesoporous materials: advantages of a uniform pore structure in the design of a heavy metal ion adsorbent for environmental remediation. Advanced Materials 9:500-503.
  • Sheng G, Boyd SA. 1997. Organoclays/soil modification and their use in pollution prevention and environmental remediation. Nature Magz. China 19:95-104.
  • Sheng G, Xu S, Boyd SA. 1997. Surface heterogeneity of trimethylphenylammonium-smectite as revealed by adsorption of aromatic hydrocarbons from water. Clays and Clay Minerals 45:659-669.
  • Xu S, Sheng G, Boyd SA. 1997. Use of organo-clays in pollution abatement. Advances in Agronomy 59:25-61.
  • Zhao X, Doh K, Criddle CS, Voice TC. 1997. Accumulation of metabolic intermediates during shock loads in biological fluidized bed reactors. J Environ Eng (New York) 123:1185-1193.


  • Benzing T, Rao P, Boyd SA. 1996. Construction and performance of a gas purge system. J Environ Qual 25:1436-1441.
  • Chibwe M, Ukrainczyk L, Boyd SA, Pinnavaia TJ. 1996. Catalytic properties of biomimetic metallo macrocycles intercalated in layered double hydroxides and smectite clay: the importance of edge-site access. J Mol Catal A Chem 113:249-256.
  • Loconto PR, Pan Y, Voice TC. 1996. Determination of trace water in soils by automated indirect headspace gas chromatography. LC GC 14(2):128-132.
  • Mousa MA, Angus WG, Quensen JF, Contreras ML, Boyd SA. 1996. Distribution of PCBs in PC12 cell culture system and relationship with the levels of DNA and Dopamine. In Vitr Mol Toxicol 9:215-221.
  • Mousa MA, Quensen JF, Chou K, Boyd SA. 1996. Microbial dechlorination alleviates the inhibitory effects of PCBs on mouse gamete fertilization. Environ Sci Technol 30:2087-2092.
  • Sheng G, Xu S, Boyd SA. 1996. Cosorption of organic contaminants from water by hexadecyltrimethylammonium-exchanged clays. Water Res 30:1483-1489.
  • Sheng G, Xu S, Boyd SA. 1996. Mechanism(s) controlling sorption of neutral organic contaminants by surfactant-derived and natural organic matter. Environ Sci Technol 30:1553-1557.
  • Stevens JJ, Anderson SJ, Boyd SA. 1996. FTIR study of competitive water-arene sorption on tetramethylammonium- and trimethylphenylammonium-montmorillonites. Clays and Clay Minerals 44:88-95.
  • Yun SK, Pinnavaia TJ. 1996. Layered double hydroxides intercalated by polyoxometalate anions with Keggin (α-H2W12O406-), Dawson (α-P2W18O626-) and Finke (Co4(H2O)2(PW9O34)210-) structures. Inorg Chem 23:6853. PMID:11666853


  • Constantino VR, Pinnavaia TJ. 1995. Basic Properties of Mg2+1-xAl3+x layered double hydroxides intercalated by carbonate hydroxide chlorine and sulfate anions. Inorg Chem 34:883-892.
  • Pennell KD, Boyd SA, Abriola LM. 1995. Surface area of soil organic matter reexamined. Soil Science Society of America Journal 59(4):1012-1018.
  • Pinnavaia TJ. 1995. Nanoporous layered materials. ACS Advances in Chemistry Series 245:283-300.
  • Pinnavaia TJ, Chibwe M, Constantino VR, Yun SK. 1995. Organic chemical conversions catalyzed by intercalated layered double hydroxides. Appl Clay Sci 10:117-129.
  • Shi J, Zhao X, Hickey RF, Voice TC. 1995. Role of adsorption in granular activated carbon fluidized bed reactors. Water Environ Res 67(3):302-309.
  • Ukrainczyk L, Chibwe M, Pinnavaia TJ, Boyd SA. 1995. Reductive dechlorination of carbon tetrachloride in water by mineral supported biomimetic cobalt macrocycles. Environ Sci Technol 29:439-445. PMID:22201391
  • Xu S, Boyd SA. 1995. Cationic surfactant sorption to a vermiculitic subsoil via hydrophobic bonding. Environ Sci Technol 29:312-320. PMID:22201376
  • Yun SK, Constantino VR, Pinnavaia TJ. 1995. A new polyol route to keggin-ion pillared layered double hydroxides. Microporous Mesoporous Mater 4:21-29.
  • Yun SK, Pinnavaia TJ. 1995. Water content and particle texture of synthetic hydrotalcite-like layered double hydroxides. Chemistry of Materials 7:348-354.
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