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Portable, Self-Cleaning Advanced Electro-Oxidation Systems for Distributed and Point-of-Use Water Treatment

Project Leader: Akram N. Alshawabkeh
Co-Investigators: April Z. Gu (Cornell University), Philip Larese-Casanova
Grant Number: P42ES017198
Funding Period: 2010-2025
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  • Ansari MN, Sarrouf S, Ehsan MF, Manzoor S, Ashiq MN, Alshawabkeh AN. 2023. Polarity reversal for enhanced in-situ electrochemical synthesis of H2O2 over banana-peel derived biochar cathode for water remediation. Electrochim Acta 453:142351. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2023.142351 PMID:37213869 PMCID:PMC10198125
  • Compton P, Dehkordi NR, Sarrouf S, Ehsan MF, Alshawabkeh AN. 2023. In-situ electrochemical synthesis of H2O2 for p-nitrophenol degradation utilizing a flow-through three-dimensional activated carbon cathode with regeneration capabilities. Electrochim Acta 441:141798. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2022.141798 PMID:36874445 PMCID:PMC9983606
  • Kim J, Sarrouf S, Ehsan MF, Baek K, Alshawabkeh AN. 2023. In-situ hydrogen peroxide formation and persulfate activation over banana peel-derived biochar cathode for electrochemical water treatment in a flow reactor. Chemosphere 331:138849. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2023.138849 PMID:37146770 PMCID:PMC10291676
  • Qiu Y, Sun L, Cui J, Li Z, Zeng X, Liu Y, Alshawabkeh AN, Mao X. 2023. Revisiting the role of dissolved silicate in catalyzing the hydrogen peroxide process with iron-bearing minerals. ACS ES&T Wat doi:10.1021/acsestwater.2c00557
  • Taqieddin A, Sarrouf S, Ehsan MF, Alshawabkeh AN. 2023. New insights on designing the next-generation materials for electrochemical synthesis of reactive oxidative species towards efficient and scalable water treatment: A review and perspectives. J Environ Chem Eng 11(6):111384. doi:10.1016/j.jece.2023.111384 PMID:38186676 PMCID:PMC10769459


  • Cathey A, Aung MT, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez-Vega C, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2022. Mediation by hormone concentrations on the associations between repeated measures of phthalate mixture exposure and timing of delivery. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol doi:10.1038/s41370-021-00408-3 PMID:34987188
  • Compton P, Dehkordi NR, Knapp M, Fernandez LA, Alshawabkeh AN, Larese-Casanova P. 2022. Heterogeneous fenton-like catalysis of electrogenerated H202 for dissolved RDX removal. Front Chem Eng 4:doi:10.3389/fceng.2022.864816
  • Compton P, Dehkordi NR, Larese-Casanova P, Alshawabkeh AN. 2022. Activated carbon modifications for heterogeneous fenton-like catalysis. J Chem Eng Catal 1(203):doi:10.17303/jcec.2022.1.203
  • Dehkordi NR, Knapp M, Compton P, Fernandez LA, Alshawabkeh AN, Larese-Casanova P. 2022. Degradation of dissolved RDX, NQ, and DNAN by cathodic processes in an electrochemical flow-through reactor. J Environ Chem Eng 10(3):107865. doi:10.1016/j.jece.2022.107865
  • Eaton JL, Cathey A, Fernandez J, Watkins DJ, Silver MK, Milne GL, Velez-Vega C, Rosario Z, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2022. The association between urinary glyphosate and aminomethyl phosphonic acid with biomarkers of oxidative stress among pregnant women in the PROTECT birth cohort study. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 233:7. doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2022.113300 PMID:35158254 PMCID:PMC8920761
  • Rahman SM, Lan J, Kaeli D, Dy J, Alshawabkeh AN, Gu AZ. 2022. Machine learning-based biomarkers identification from toxicogenomics - bridging to regulatory relevant phenotypic endpoints. J Hazard Mater 423:doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.127141 PMID:34560480
  • Zhao Y, Hojabri S, Sarrouf S, Alshawabkeh AN. 2022. Electrogeneration of H2O2 by graphite felt double coated with polytetrafluoroethylene and polydimethylsiloxane. J Environ Chem Eng 10(4):108024. doi:10.1016/j.jece.2022.108024


  • Chen L, Alshawabkeh AN, Hojabri S, Sun M, Xu G, Li J. 2021. A robust flow-through platform for organic contaminant removal. Cell Rep Phys Sci 2(1):doi:10.1016/j.xcrp.2020.100296 PMID:34368791 PMCID:PMC8341378
  • Chen L, Xue Y, Luo T, Wu F, Alshawabkeh AN. 2021. Electrolysis-assisted UV/sulfite oxidation for water treatment with automatic adjustments of solution pH and dissolved oxygen. Chem Eng J 403(9):126278. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2020.126278 PMID:33162784 PMCID:PMC7641513
  • Jiang T, Lin Y, Amadei CA, Gou N, Rahman SM, Lan J, Vecitis CD, Gu AZ. 2021. Comparative and mechanistic toxicity assessment of structure-dependent toxicity of carbon-based nanomaterials. J Hazard Mater 418:126282. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126282 PMID:34111749
  • Sauder KA, Harte RN, Ringham BM, Guenther PM, Bailey RL, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Dunlop AL, Ferranti EP, Elliott AJ, Mitchell DC, Hedderson MM, Avalos LA, Zhu Y, Breton CV, Chatzi L, Ran J, Hertz-Picciotto I, Karagas MR, Sayarath V, Hoover JH, MacKenzie D, Lyall K, Schmidt RJ, O'Connor TG, Barrett ES, Switkowski KM, Comstock SS, Kerver JM, Trasande L, Tylavsky FA, Wright RJ, Kannan S, Mueller NT, Catellier DJ, Glueck DH, Dabelea D. 2021. Disparities in risks of inadequate and excessive intake of micronutrients during pregnancy. J Nutr 151(11):3555-3569. doi:10.1093/jn/nxab273 PMID:34494118 PMCID:PMC8564697
  • Sevillano M, Vosloo S, Cotto I, Dai Z, Jiang T, Santiago Santana JM, Padilla IY, Rosario-Pabon Z, Velez-Vega C, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Gu AZ, Pinto A. 2021. Spatial-temporal targeted and non-targeted surveys to assess microbiological composition of drinking water in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Water Res 13:doi:10.1016/j.wroa.2021.100123 PMID:34704006 PMCID:PMC8524244
  • Zhou W, Li F, Su Y, Li J, Chen S, Xie L, Wei S, Meng X, Rajic L, Gao J, Alshawabkeh AN. 2021. O-doped graphitic granular biochar enables pollutants removal via simultaneous H2O2 generation and activation in neutral Fe-free electro-Fenton process. Sep Purif Technol 262:doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2021.118327 PMID:34366698 PMCID:PMC8340609


  • Hyldegaard BH, Ottosen LM, Alshawabkeh AN. 2020. Transformation of tetrachloroethylene in a flow-through electrochemical reactor. Sci Total Environ 707:doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135566 PMID:31767295 PMCID:PMC6980996
  • Jiang T, Amadei CA, Gou N, Lin Y, Lan J, Vecitis CD, Gu AZ. 2020. Toxicity of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs): Effect of lengths, functional groups and electronic structures revealed by a quantitative toxicogenomics assay. Environ Sci Nano 7:1348-1364. doi:10.1039/d0en00230e
  • Lin Y, Sevillano M, Jiang T, Li G, Cotto I, Vosloo S, Carpenter CM, Larese-Casanova P, Giese RW, Helbling DE, Padilla IY, Rosario-Pabon Z, Velez-Vega C, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Pinto A, Gu AZ. 2020. Impact of Hurricane Maria on drinking water quality in Puerto Rico. Environ Sci Technol 54(15):9495-9509. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c01655 PMID:32640159
  • Manjourides J, Zimmerman E, Watkins DJ, Carpenito T, Velez Vega CM, Huerta-Montanez G, Rosario-Pabon Z, Ayala I, Vergara C, Feric Z, Ondras M, Suh H, Gu AZ, Brown P, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2020. Cohort profile: Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico. BMJ Open 10(7):e036389. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036389 PMID:32690520 PMCID:PMC7371225
  • Taqieddin A, Liu Y, Alshawabkeh AN, Allshouse MR. 2020. Computational modeling of bubbles growth using the coupled level set-volume of fluid method. Eur J Mech B Fluids 5(3):120. doi:10.3390/fluids5030120 PMID:34349492 PMCID:PMC8329854
  • Welton M, Velez Vega CM, Murphy C, Rosario Z, Torres H, Russell E, Brown P, Huerta-Montanez G, Watkins DJ, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF. 2020. Impact of hurricanes irma and maria on puerto rico maternal and child health research programs. Matern Child Health J 24(1):22-29. doi:10.1007/s10995-019-02824-2 PMID:31728717 PMCID:PMC7059554
  • Zhao Y, Cui J, Zhou W, Hojabri S, Alshawabkeh AN. 2020. Electrogeneration of H2O2 utilizing anodic O2 on a polytetrafluoroethylene-modified cathode in a flow-through reactor. Electrochem Commun 121(6):doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2020.106868 PMID:33981182 PMCID:PMC8112623


  • Aker AM, Ferguson KK, Rosario Z, Mukherjee B, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2019. The associations between prenatal exposure to triclocarban, phenols and parabens with gestational age and birth weight in northern Puerto Rico. Environ Res 169:41-51. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2018.10.030 PMID:30412856 PMCID:PMC6347499
  • Chen L, Pinto A, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Activated carbon as a cathode for water disinfection through the electro-fenton process. Catalysts 9:17. doi:10.3390/catal9070601
  • Chen L, Xu G, Rui Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Demonstration of a feasible energy-water-environment nexus: Waste sulfur dioxide for water treatment. Appl Energy 250:1011-1022. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.05.108
  • Eick SM, Meeker JD, Brown P, Swartzendruber A, Rios-McConnell R, Shen Y, Milne GL, Velez-Vega C, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Ferguson KK. 2019. Associations between socioeconomic status, psychosocial stress, and urinary levels of 8-iso-prostaglandin-F-2 alpha during pregnancy in Puerto Rico. Free Radic Biol Med 143:95-100. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.07.032 PMID:31369838 PMCID:PMC6848779
  • Ferguson KK, Rosario Z, McElrath TF, Velez-Vega C, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. Demographic risk factors for adverse birth outcomes in Puerto Rico in the PROTECT cohort. PLoS One 14(6):e0217770. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0217770 PMID:31194765 PMCID:PMC6564423
  • Ferguson KK, Rosen EM, Rosario Z, Feric Z, Calafat AM, McElrath TF, Velez Vega CM, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. Environmental phthalate exposure and preterm birth in the PROTECT birth cohort. Environ Int 132:105099. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.105099 PMID:31430608 PMCID:PMC6754790
  • Kalhor K, Ghasemizadeh R, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Assessment of groundwater quality and remediation in karst aquifers: a review. Groundw Sustain Dev 8:104-121. doi:10.1016/j.gsd.2018.10.004 PMID:30555889 PMCID:PMC6291008
  • Nazari R, Rajic L, Ciblak A, Hernandez S, Mousa IE, Zhou W, Bhattacharyya D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Immobilized palladium-catalyzed electro-Fenton's degradation of chlorobenzene in groundwater. Chemosphere 216:556-563. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.10.143 PMID:30390586 PMCID:PMC6293191
  • Padula AM, Monk C, Brennan PA, Borders A, Barrett ES, McEvoy CT, Foss S, Desai P, Alshawabkeh AN, Wurth R, Salafia C, Fichorova RN, Varshavsky J, Kress A, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R. 2019. A review of maternal prenatal exposures to environmental chemicals and psychosocial stressors-implications for research on perinatal outcomes in the ECHO program. J Perinatology 40:10-24. doi:10.1038/s41372-019-0510-y PMID:31616048 PMCID:PMC6957228
  • Torres NI, Rivera VL, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Effect of hydrogeological and anthropogenic factors on the spatial and temporal distribution of CVOCs in the karst system of northern Puerto Rico. Environ Earth Sci 78:594. doi:10.1007/s12665-019-8611-7 PMID:31929835 PMCID:PMC6953914 (in press)
  • Watkins DJ, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. Preliminary assessment of exposure to persistent organic pollutants among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Int J Hyg Environ Health 222:327-331. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2019.02.001 PMID:30738742 PMCID:PMC6408968
  • Zhou W, Meng X, Ding Y, Rajic L, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Self-cleaning electrochemical regeneration of dye-loaded activated carbon. Electrochem Commun 100:85-89. doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2019.01.025 PMID:31824230 PMCID:PMC6903700
  • Zhou W, Meng X, Gao J, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Hydrogen peroxide generation from O-2 electroreduction for environmental remediation: A state-of-the-art review. Chemosphere 225:588-607. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.03.042 PMID:30903840
  • Zhou W, Rajic L, Chen L, Kou K, Ding Y, Meng X, Wang Y, Mulaw B, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Activated carbon as effective cathode material in iron-free Electro-Fenton process: Integrated H2O2 electrogeneration, activation, and pollutants adsorption. Electrochim Acta 296:317-326. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2018.11.052 PMID:30631212 PMCID:PMC6322679
  • Zhou W, Rajic L, Meng X, Nozari R, Zhao Y, Wang Y, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Efficient H2O2 electrogeneration at graphite felt modified via electrode polarity reversal: utilization for organic pollutants degradation. Chem Eng J 364:428-439. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2019.01.175


  • Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Calafat AM, Ye X, Rosario Z, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2018. Elevated concentrations of urinary triclocarban, phenol and paraben among pregnant women in Northern Puerto Rico: predictors and trends. Environ Int 121:990-1002. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.08.020 PMID:30316544
  • Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Murphy C, Welton M, Torres H, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Padilla IY, Meeker JD. 2018. Hurricanes and the environmental justice island: Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. Environ Justice 11(4):148-153. doi:10.1089/env.2018.0003 PMID:31131071 PMCID:PMC6114726
  • Cathey A, Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Cantonwine DE, Pace GG, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2018. Distribution and predictors of urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolites in two pregnancy cohort studies. Environ Pollut 232:556-562. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.09.087 PMID:28993025 PMCID:PMC5650937
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Li X, Rahman SM, Li G, Wu C, Gu AZ, Dy J, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. A hybrid approach to identifying key factors in environmental health studies. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). (). IEEE, New York, NY.
  • Hojabri S, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Transient reactive transport model for physico-chemical transformation by electrochemical reactive barrier. J Hazard Mater 358:171-177. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.06.051 PMID:29990804
  • Lan J, Rahman SM, Gou N, Jiang T, Plewa MJ, Alshawabkeh AN, Gu AZ. 2018. Genotoxicity assessment of drinking water disinfection byproducts by DNA damage and repair pathway profiling analysis. Environ Sci Technol 52(11):6565-6575. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b06389 PMID:29660283
  • Nazari R, Rajic L, Xue Y, Zhou W, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Degradation of 4-chlorophenol in aqueous solution by SonoElectro-Fenton process. Int J Electrochem Sci 13:9214-9230. doi:10.20964/2018.09.46 PMID:30568538 PMCID:PMC6296483
  • Taqieddin A, Allshouse MR, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Review-mathematical formulations of electrochemically gas-evolving systems. J Electrochem Soc 165(13):E694-E711. doi:10.1149/2.0791813jes PMID:30542215 PMCID:PMC6287757
  • Torres NI, Yu X, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Ghasemizadeh R, Kaeli D, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. The influence of hydrogeological and anthropogenic variables on phthalate contamination in eogenetic karst groundwater systems. Environ Pollut 237:298-307. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.106 PMID:29494923 PMCID:PMC5915304
  • Xue Y, Rajic L, Chen L, Lyu S, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Electrolytic control of hydrogen peroxide release from calcium peroxide in aqueous solution. Electrochem Commun 93:81-85. doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2018.06.008 PMID:30542246 PMCID:PMC6287754
  • Yu X, Feric Z, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Potential influence of temperature and precipitation on preterm birth rate in Puerto Rico. Sci Rep 8:16106. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-34179-z PMID:30382121 PMCID:PMC6208375
  • Zhou W, Gao J, Rajic L, Ding Y, Zhao Y, Zhao H, Meng X, Wang Y, Kou K, Xu Y, Wu S, Qin Z, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Drastic enhancement of H2O2 electro-generation by pulsed current for ibuprofen degradation: strategy based on decoupling study on H2O2 decomposition pathways. Chem Eng J 338:709-718. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2017.12.152
  • Zhou W, Meng X, Rajic L, Xue Y, Chen S, Ding Y, Kou K, Wang Y, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Floating cathode for efficient H2O2 electrogeneration applied to degradation of ibuprofen as a model pollutant. Electrochem Commun 96:37-41. doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2018.09.007 PMID:30546268 PMCID:PMC6287755
  • Zhou W, Rajic L, Zhao Y, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Rates of H2O2 electrogeneration by reduction of anodic O-2 at RVC foam cathodes in batch and flow-through cells. Electrochim Acta 277:185-196. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2018.04.174


  • Cardona-Cordero NR, Velez Vega CM, Cordero JF, Rosario Z, Murphy C, Mattei H, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN, Vergara C. 2017. Social determinants of contaminant exposure and pregnancy in the northern karst of Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.169-175.
  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Loch-Caruso R, Giese RW, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Team science applied to environmental health research: karst hydrogeology and preterm birth in Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.17-25.
  • Fallahpour N, Mao X, Rajic L, Yuan S, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Electrochemical dechlorination of trichloroethylene in the presence of natural organic matter, metal ions and nitrates in a simulated karst media. J Environ Chem Eng 5(1):240-245. doi:10.1016/j.jece.2016.11.046 PMID:29744302 PMCID:PMC5937535
  • Gregor S, Fallahpour N, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Electrochemical remediation of contaminated groundwater: pilot scale study. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.117-120.
  • Rajic L, Berroa D, Gregor S, Elbakri S, MacNeil M, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Electrochemically-induced reduction of nitrate in aqueous solution. Int J Electrochem Sci 12:5998-6009. doi:10.20964/2017.07.38 PMID:29657554 PMCID:PMC5898405
  • Taqieddin A, Nazari R, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Review-physicochemical hydrodynamics of gas bubbles in two phase electrochemical systems. J Electrochem Soc 164:E448-E459. doi:10.1149/2.1161713jes PMID:29731515 PMCID:PMC5935447
  • Zhang Y, Gu AZ, He M, Li D, Chen J. 2017. Subinhibitory concentrations of disinfectants promote the horizontal transfer of multidrug resistance genes within and across genera. Environ Sci Technol 51(1):570-580. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b03132 PMID:27997135


  • Aker AM, Watkins DJ, Johns LE, Ferguson KK, Soldin OP, Anzalota del Toro LV, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2016. Phenols and parabens in relation to reproductive and thyroid hormones in pregnant women. Environ Res 151:30-37. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.07.002 PMID:27448730 PMCID:PMC5071140
  • Fallahpour N, Yuan S, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Hydrodechlorination of TCE in a circulated electrolytic column at high flow rate. Chemosphere 144:59-64. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.08.037 PMID:26344148 PMCID:PMC4695317
  • Ghasemizadeh R, Yu X, Butscher C, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Improved regional groundwater flow modeling using drainage features: a case study of the central northern karst aquifer system of Puerto Rico (USA). Hydrogeology Journal 24(6):1463–1478. doi:10.1007/s10040-016-1419-6
  • Lan J, Gou N, Rahman SM, Gao C, He M, Gu AZ. 2016. A quantitative toxicogenomics assay for high-throughput and mechanistic genotoxicity assessment and screening of environmental pollutants. Environ Sci Technol 50(6):3202-3214. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b05097 PMID:26855253
  • Li D, Zeng S, Gu AZ, He M. 2016. Water disinfection byproducts induce antibiotic resistance-role of environmental pollutants in resistance phenomena. Environ Sci Technol 50(6):3193-3201. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b05113 PMID:26928861
  • Rajic L, Fallahpour N, Podlaha-Murphy E, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. The influence of cathode material on electrochemical degradation of trichloroethylene in aqueous solution. Chemosphere 147:98-104. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.12.095 PMID:26761603 PMCID:PMC4742380
  • Rajic L, Nazari R, Fallahpour N, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Electrochemical degradation of trichloroethylene in aqueous solution by bipolar graphite electrodes. J Environ Chem Eng 4(1):197-202. doi:10.1016/j.jece.2015.10.030 PMID:26955517 PMCID:PMC4778262
  • Tan W, Zhang Y, He X, Xi B, Gao R, Mao X, Huang C, Zhang H, Li D, Liang Q, Cui D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Distribution patterns of phthalic acid esters in soil particle-size fractions determine biouptake in soil-cereal crop systems. Sci Rep 6:31987. doi:10.1038/srep31987 PMID:27555553 PMCID:PMC4995490
  • Yang N, Cui J, Zhang L, Xiao W, Alshawabkeh AN, Mao X. 2016. Iron electrolysis-assisted peroxymonosulfate chemical oxidation for the remediation of chlorophenol-contaminated groundwater. J Chem Technol Biotechnol 91:938-947. doi:10.1002/jctb.4659


  • Gao C, Weisman D, Lan J, Gou N, Gu AZ. 2015. Toxicity mechanisms identification via gene set enrichment analysis of time-series toxicogenomics data: impact of time and concentration. Environ Sci Technol 49(7):4618-4626. doi:10.1021/es505199f PMID:25785649
  • Gao S, Cui J, Xiong Y, Xiao W, Wang D, Alshawabkeh AN, Mao X. 2015. Synergetic effect of the mineralization of organic contaminants by a combined use of permanganate and peroxymonosulfate. Sep Purif Technol 144:248-255. doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2015.02.035
  • Ghasemizadeh R, Yu X, Butscher C, Hellweger F, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Equivalent porous media (EPM) simulation of groundwater hydraulics and contaminant transport in karst aquifers. PLoS One 10(9):e0138954. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138954 PMID:26422202 PMCID:PMC4589392
  • Johns LM, Ferguson KK, Soldin OP, Cantonwine DE, Rivera-González LO, Anzalota del Toro LV, Calafat AM, Ye X, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2015. Urinary phthalate metabolites in relation to maternal serum thyroid and sex hormone levels during pregnancy: a longitudinal analysis. Reprod Biol Endocrinol 13:4. doi:10.1186/1477-7827-13-4 PMID:25596636 PMCID:PMC4326411
  • Lan J, Hu M, Gao C, Alshawabkeh AN, Gu AZ. 2015. Toxicity assessment of 4-methyl-1-cyclohexanemethanol and its metabolites in response to a recent chemical spill in West Virginia, USA. Environ Sci Technol 49(10):6284-6293. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b00371 PMID:25961958
  • Lewis RC, Cantonwine DE, Anzalota del Toro LV, Calafat AM, Valentin-Blasini L, Davis MD, Montesano MA, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2015. Distribution and determinants of urinary biomarkers of exposure to organophosphate insecticides in Puerto Rican pregnant women. Sci Total Environ 512-513:337-344. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.01.059 PMID:25634738 PMCID:PMC4339526
  • Maihemuti B, Ghasemizadeh R, Yu X, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Simulation of regional karst aquifer system and assessment of groundwater resources in Manatí-Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Journal of Water Resource and Protection 7:909-922. doi:10.4236/jwarp.2015.712075
  • Mao X, Baek K, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Iron electrocoagulation with enhanced cathodic reduction for removal of mixtures of aqueous contaminants. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management 14(12):2905-2911.
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  • Rajic L, Fallahpour N, Nazari R, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Influence of humic substances on electrochemical degradation of trichloroethylene in limestone aquifers. Electrochim Acta 181:123-129. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2015.03.121 PMID:26549889 PMCID:PMC4632980
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