Project Listing & Publications

2011 

New Questions and Insights Into Nitrate/Nitrite and Human Health Effects: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Private Well Users'

 

Immunological and Wellness Status, Dr. Catherine Zeman, MS, PhD. Published in The Journal of Environmental Health.


2006

Reactive Iron: Using a Solid Waste to Provide a Simple Solution to a Complex Environmental Health Problem Caused by Recycled Animal Waste

 

World water resources: Trends, challenges, and solutions


2005

Extraction and Recovery of Copper, Chromium and Arsenic from Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) Treated Wood

 

Health Promotion Theory, Praxis, and Needs in Transylvania, Romania

 

Infant Methemoglobinemia: Causative Factors

 

Reactive Iron: Using Solid Waste to Provide a Simple Solution to a Complex Environmental Health Problem Caused by Recycled Animal Waste

 

Value Added: Quantifying the Energy Saved By Recycling


2004

Catalytic Optimization of Emissions from Combustion of Alternative Fuels

 

Comparison of Plastic-fiber matrices with representative woods

 

Electrochemical process for the recycling of chromium, copper and arsenic containing solutions. Application to the remediation of CCA wood

 

Remediation of Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) Treated Wood


2002

A Nested Case Control Study of Methemoglobinemia Risk Factors in Children of Transylvania, Romania

 

Analysis and Refinement of Emissions from Combustion of Coal and Alternative Fuels in Electricity Production

 

Closed –Looped Molding System for the Foundry Industry

 

Exposure Methodology and Findings for Dietary Nitrate Exposures in Children of Transylvania, Romania

 

Materials Exchange Relationships as a Component of Eco-Industrial Development

 

Review of the Research and Related Literature Impinging upon Composting and Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Global Warming

 

The Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center, Summer Fellows Institute


2001

Closed-Looped Molding System for the Foundry Industry- yr 1 report

 

Composting in a Hot World - the Cool Facts

 

Integrated Solid Waste Management: A Framework for Analysis

 

Recycling And Economic Development:
 Reduce Waste Campaign Guide and Final Report


2000

Biodiesel Pilot Plant & Glycerin Production and Purification

 

Black Hawk County Environmental Health Risks: Characterization and Feasibility Report

 

Integrated Solid Waste Mangement: A Framework for Analysis

 

Ion Isolation in a Continuous Zero Angle Reflecting Time-of Flight Mass Spectrometer

 

Iowa Outreach Initiative for Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling

 

Materials Testing Service: A Technical Assistance Program to Aid in the Development of Recycled Content Products

 

Requisites to consider when choosing low volatility pressroom solvents for lithographic printing operations

 

Smart Growth and onsite Septic Systems: Coin Phrases of the Millennium

 

The Effect of Yellow Grease Methyl Ester on Engine Performance and Emissions

 

The LPSA Structural Technology


1999

Exposure Assessment Methodology to Aid in the Analysis of Environmental Risk Factors Associated with Development of Methemoglobinemia and Related Psycho-Neurological Dev. Deficit in Romanian Children

 

Iowa Outreach Initiative for Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling

 

The LPSA Structural Technology


1998

Alternative Fibers for Paper

 

Biodegradation of Congo Red by Phanerochaete chrysosporium

 

Detection and Estimation of Part-per-Billion Levels of Formaldehyde Using a Portable High-Throughput Liquid Absorption Air Sampler

 

Development of Value-Added By-Product Alternatives for Waste Slurries from Corn Masa Production

 

Expanding the Use of dl-Limonene from Spent Automotive Tires

 

Field Experience with the Black Hawk County Health Department

 

Internship at the Black Hawk County Health Department

 

Perspectives on the Use of White Rot Fungi in Bioremediation Technologies

 

Reclamation and Reuse of Waste From Wood Based Industries

 

Reuse of Waste Truck Tires as Drainage Culverts


1997

Biodegradation of explosives by wood-rotting fungi

 

Bioremediation of soil contaminated with munitions waste

 

Degradation of Ordnance Ingredients by Different Strains of White Rot Fungi

 

Development of value-added by-product alternatives for waste slurries from corn masa production

 

Expanding the use of dl-Limonene from spent automotive tires

 

Fungal Remediation of PCP and TNT Contaminated Soil in the Field

 

Ion Isolation using a two section EPG
Kinetic Energy Analysis of Metastables using a Two-section electrostatic particle guide in a time-of-flight mass spectrometer

 

Lemon Tire, Very Pretty.....

 

Lifetime Measurements using PIKE Analysis

 

Lifetime Measurements using pre-dissociation imparted kinetic energy (PIKE) analysis

 

Lifetime Measurements using pre-dissociation imparted kinetic energy analysis

 

Modeling the Dehydrochloronation of PVC using LD-FT-ICR MS

 

Modeling the Dehydrochloronation Reaction of PVC using LD-FT-ICR MS

 

Modeling the effect of an iron catalyst on the dehydrochloronation of PVC using LD-FT-ICR MS

 

Paper Products Recovered Materials Advisory Notice

 

Pyrolytic Decomposition of Thermoset Plastic Waste

 

Reclamation and Reuse of Waste from Wood Based Industries

 

Recycling and Economic Development: Survey of Current Programs and Policy Recommendations

 

Reducing the Amount of Packaging Waste Sent to the Landfill by Kraft General Foods in Mason City, Iowa

 

Reuse of Waste Truck Tires as Drainage Culverts

 

The Use of Glass Waste as a Fine Aggregate Substitute in Cementitious Concrete Composites

 

The Use of Solid Waste Materials as Alternative Compositions in the Development of Wood/Cement Blocks

 

Vacuum pyrolysis of automotive tires as a source of useful chemical feedstocks


1996

Analysis of Metastables and Ion Isolation using a Two-section Electrostatic Particle Guide in a TOF Mass Spectrometer

 

Cedar River Paper Company and Pulper Tails

 

Collection and Transportation of Recyclable Materials- A Neural Network Approach

 

Concrete Achievement

 

Designing a System for the Collection and Transportation of Recyclable Materials in Urban Areas

 

Eliminating Screen Printing Photographic Wastes- The Digital Revolution Offers P2 Opportunities

 

Fiberglass Waste

 

Ion Isolation using a Two-section Electrostatic Particle Guide

 

John Deere Engine Works- Environmental Services Department

 

Metal Recycling Through Ultrasound Enhanced Precipitation and Coagulation: Final Report

 

Modeling of Pyrolysis Product Formation Using Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry

 

Modeling of the Reaction Mechanism of Poly(vinyl Chloride) during Pyrolytic Decomposition Utilizing Laser Desorption Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry

 

Modeling PVC Pyrolysis using Laser Desorption Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry

 

Modeling PVC Pyrolysis using LD-FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry

 

Modeling the Reaction Mechanism of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) during Pyrolytic Decomposition

 

Production of Condensable Oxygenated Hydrocarbons from Low Temperature Pyrolysis of Scrap Tire

 

Production of Limonene during the Pyrolysis of Scrap Tires

 

Recovery of Platinum Group Metals from Spent Catalysts

 

Reduction of Non-point Source Contaminants in Agricultural Runoff and Leachate in Native and Non-Native Grass Plots

 

Reduction of Non-point Source Contaminants in Agricultural Runoff and Leachate in Native and Non-Native Grass Plots

 

Selective Chemical Production of Limonene during Pyrolysis of Scrap Tires

 

The Black Hawk County Landfill Small Loads Facility - Evaluation of how well it functions and what customers bring, through monitoring and surveys

 

Ultrasound Modified Ferric Hydroxide/Cupric Ion Adsorption and Sequestration at Varying pH Levels

 

Ultrasound-Modified Cupric Ion Adsorption on Iron (III) Flocs
Use of Recycled Wood and Paper in Building Applications

 

Use of Solid Waste Materials as Aggregate Substitute for Concrete Wall Panels

 

Use of Solid Waste Materials as Fine Aggregate Substitutes in Cementitious Concrete Composites

 

Utilization of polyvinyl alcohols for the Production of Single Cell Protein by Microbial Fermentation in Enclosed Systems


1995

A Controlled Field Test of Radon Reduction through Solar Ventilation at Six Homes in Northeast Iowa

 

A New Pyrolysis Reactor for Increased Limonene Yield in Scrap tire Pyrolysis

 

Black Hawk County Waste Quantification

 

Charge exchange reactions of Cycloprophenyl Cation

 

Determination of charge-exchange thresholds of ionic C3H4+

 

Formation of aromatic hydrocarbons through ion-molecule reactions of C3H4+

 

Gas phase reactions of conjugated dienes as a model for pyrolysis

 

Gas phase reactions of isoprene for modeling rubber degradation products

 

Gas-phase ion-molecule reactions of methyl-tertiary-butyl-ether (MTBE)

 

Ion isolation in MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry using a bipolar pulsed EPG

 

Mechanism and Optimization of Scrap Tire Pyrolysis

 

Metal recycling through ultrasound enhanced precipitation and coagulation; Year 1

 

Modeling Scrap Tire Pyrolysis

 

Optimization of scrap tire pyrolysis using a continuous feed steam environment

 

Production of condensable oxygen hydrocarbons using a low temperature steam environment

 

Radon reduction through solar ventilation- design and evaluation

 

Radon Reduction, Improvement of Indoor Air Quality, and Energy Savings through an Original Solar Ventilation

 

Recycling Process of Perlite by the University of Northern Iowa Greenhouse

 

Report on ''Salt Cake,'' a By-Product in the Pulping Process at Four M Paper Corporation

 

Selective ion isolation in MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry using a pulsed EPG

 

Solar radon reduction at six homes in northeast Iowa

 

Thermoacoustic Refrigeration


1994

A gas-phase model for the production of Limonene

 

An ionic model for pyrolysis product formation through the gas-phase ion-molecule reactions of c-C3H4+

 

c-C3H4+ as a precursor for aromatic hydrocarbon formation

 

c-C3H4+ as a precursor for aromatic hydrocarbon formation ASMS conference

 

Closing the loop on wood waste reuse applications and market potential- stimulation of a marker

 

Determination of platinum group metals by ion-pair chromatography

 

Determination of platinum group metals by ion-pair chromatography

 

Determination of the interconversion barrier for C3H4+

 

Formation of aromatic hydrocarbons through the gas-phase ion molecule reactions of C3H4+

 

Gas phase reactions of conjugated dienes as a model for pyrolysis product formation

 

Generation of secondary by-products from the gas-phase reactions of MTBE

 

Indoor air quality management and radon reduction system

 

Ion-molecule reactions of MTBE

 

Metal Recycling Through Ultrasound enhanced Precipitation and Coagulation

 

Modeling of pyrolysis product formation using conjugated diene systems

 

Modeling of pyrolysis product formation using fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry

 

Platinum group metal recovery by extraction/electrochemical techniques from spent catalystsSigma Xi Meeting, UNI, 1994

 

Recovery of platinum group metals from automotive catalytic converters

 

Selective background suppression in MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

 

Selective background suppression using a pulsed bipolar electrostatic particle guide
Solar radon reduction and air quality management system Vol. 1

 

Solar radon reduction and air quality management system Vol.2

 

Solar Radon Reduction System Demonstration Project

 

Tire bead recycling as cast iron charge material


1993

Anecdotal Survey of Dump Sites in Waterloo. BHCHD

 

Formation of aromatic hydrocarbons through the gas-phase ion-molecule reactions of C3H4+

 

Gas phase reactions of conjugated dienes as a model for pyrolysis product formation

 

Gas phase synthesis of biphenyl in FT-ICR

 

Ice sample testing for Coliform Bacteria in Waterloo

 

Ion elimination using a pulsed electrostatic particle guide

 

Kinetics of the dimerization of biphenyl in FT-ICR.

 

Magnetic Separation of Plastic Waste

 

Research and Technology Update

 

Selective elimination of low molecular weight ions in MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry using a bipolar pulsed electrostatic particle guide

 

Selective elimination of low molecular weight ions in MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry using a pulsed electrostatic particle guide

 

Sherwood Well Testing

 

Solar radon reduction system demonstration project

 

Solar radon reduction system do-it-yourself guide


1992

Conformational studies of biomolecules using 2-dimensional time-of-flight mass spectrometry