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Project Publications: University of Arizona: New Technologies for the Destructive Remediation of Halogenated Organics

Superfund Research Program

New Technologies for the Destructive Remediation of Halogenated Organics

Project Leader: Eric A. Betterton
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 2000-2010
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  • Arnold RG, Quanrud DM, Ela WP, Saez AE, Teske S, Tomanek M, Engstrom J, Leung C, Zhang J, Banihani Q. 2008. Fate of polybrominated diphenyl ethers during wastewater treatment/polishing and sludge stabilization/disposal. Ann N Y Acad Sci 1140:394-411. doi:10.1196/annals.1454.012 PMID:18991940
  • Gao S, Rupp E, Bell S, Willinger M, Foley T, Barbaris B, Saez AE, Arnold RG, Betterton EA. 2008. Mixed redox catalytic destruction of chlorinated solvents in soils and groundwater. Ann N Y Acad Sci 1140:435-445. doi:10.1196/annals.1454.044 PMID:18991945 PMCID:PMC2867620
  • Orbay O, Gao S, Barbaris B, Rupp E, Saez AE, Arnold RG, Betterton EA. 2008. Catalytic dechlorination of gas-phase perchloroethylene under mixed redox conditions. Appl Catal B 79(1):43-52. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2007.09.034 PMID:19234593 PMCID:PMC2390786


  • Arnold RG, Carpenter DO, Kirkpatrick DS, Cebrian ME, Makalinao I, Peralta GL, Woodward A. 2007. Meeting report: threats to human health and environmental sustainability in the pacific basin. Environ Health Perspect 115(12):1770-1775. doi:10.1289/ehp.9620 PMID:18087598 PMCID:PMC2137106


  • Ju XM, Hecht M, Galhotra RA, Ela WP, Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Saez AE. 2006. Destruction of gas-phase trichloroethylene in a modified fuel cell. Environ Sci Technol 40(2):612-617. PMID:16468410


  • Li H, Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Ela WP, Barbaris B, Grachane C. 2005. Convenient new chemical actinometer based on aqueous acetone, 2-propanol, and carbon tetrachloride. Environ Sci Technol 39(7):2262-2266. PMID:15871262


  • Ju XM, Saez AE, Ela WP, Arnold RG, Betterton EA, Wallen M, Candillo K, Barbaris B, Orbay O. 2004. Reductive and oxidative destruction of chlorinated hydrocarbons in gas-phase catalytic reactors: Packed-beds and modified fuel cells. Abstr Pap Am Chem Soc 228:U612.
  • Li H, Arnold RG, Betterton EA, Ela WP, Barbaris B. 2004. Comment on "the mechanisms of rate enhancing and quenching of trichloroethene photodecay in the presence of sensitizer and hydrogen sources". Water Res 38(11):2791-2792. PMID:15207610


  • Chen G, Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Ela WP. 2003. Electrolytic reduction of trichloroethylene and chloroform at a Pt- or Pd-coated ceramic cathode. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 33(2):161-169.
  • Yenal U, Field JA, Sierra-Alvarez R, Kopplin MJ, Begay CK, Gandolfi A. 2003. Anaerobic biodegradation of organoarsenical pesticides, methyarsonic acid (MMAV) and dimethylarsinic acid (DMAV). In: Proceedings of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center(SWEHSC)/Superfund Science Fair, May 20, 2003. Tucson, AZ.


  • Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Ela WP, Grachane D, Samorano D, Orbay O, Ju XM, Berry L. 2002. Two new technologies for the treatment of groundwater polluted with halogenated organic solvents. In: Proceedings of the Canadian Chemical Society, 85th Conference and Exhibition, Vancouver. Vancouver, Canada.


  • Barbaris B, Betterton EA, Arnold RG, Ela WP, Berry L, Ju XM, Kerry KE, Samorano D. 2001. Photo-treatment of perchloroethylene in soil vapor at the Harrison landfill, Tucson, AZ. In: Proceedings of the 2000 Conference on Hazardous Waste Research. Denver, CO. pp.55-68.
  • Liu Z, Arnold RG, Betterton EA, Smotkin E. 2001. Reductive dehalogenation of gas-phase chlorinated solvents using a modified fuel cell. Environ Sci Technol 35(21):4320-4326. PMID:11718349


  • Betterton EA, Hollan N, Arnold RG, Gogosha S, McKim K, Liu Z. 2000. Acetone-photosensitized reduction of carbon tetrachloride by 2-propanol in aqueous solution. Environ Sci Technol 34(7):1229-1233.
  • Huling SG, Arnold RG, Jones PK, Sierka RA. 2000. Predicting Fenton-driven degradation using a contaminant analog. J Environ Eng (New York) 126:348-353.
  • Liu Z, Betterton EA, Arnold RG. 2000. Electrolytic reduction of low molecular weight chlorinated aliphatic compounds: structural and thermodynamic effects on process kinetics. Environ Sci Technol 34(5):804-811.
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