David L. Sedlak - Publications

Recent Publications

Journal Papers

Jasper J.T., Jones Z.L., Sharp J.O. and Sedlak D.L. (2014) Biotransformation of trace organic contaminants in open-water unit process treatment wetlands. Environ. Sci. Technol  48: 5136-5144.

Houtz E.F., Higgins C.P., Field J.,A. and Sedlak D.L. (2013) Persistence of perfluoroalkyl acid precursors in AFFF-impacted groundwater and soil.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 46: 9342-9349.

Hering J.G., Waite T.D., Luthy R.G., Drewes J.E. and Sedlak D.L. (2013) A changing framework for urban water systems.  Environ. Sci. Technol  In Press.

Jasper J.T. and Sedlak D.L. (2013) Phototransformation of wastewater-derived trace organic contaminants in open-water unit process treatment wetlands.  Environ. Sci. Technol  In Press.

Lee H., Lee H.J., Sedlak D.L. and Lee C. (2103) pH-Dependent reactivity of oxidants formed by iron and copper-catalyzed decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. Chemosphere 92(6): 652-658.

Karpuzcu M.E., Sedlak D.L. and Stringfellow W.T. (2013) Biotransformation of chlorpyrifos in riparian wetlands in agricultural watersheds: Implications for wetland management. J. Hazard Materials 244: 111-120.

Pham A.L.T., Doyle F.M. and Sedlak D.L (2012) Kinetics and efficiency of H2O2 activation  by iron-containing minerals and aquifer materials.  Water Research 46: 6454-6462.

Agus E., Zhang L.F. and Sedlak D.L. (2012) A framework for identifying characteristic odor compounds in municipal wastewater effluent.  Water Research 46(18): 5970-5980.  

Pham A.L.T., Doyle F.M. and Sedlak D.L. (2012) Dissolution of mesoporous silica supports in aqueous solutions: Implications for mesoporous silica-based water treatment processes.  Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 126: 258-264. 

Houtz E.F. and Sedlak D.L. (2012) Oxidative conversion as a means of detecting precursors to perfluoroalkyl acids in urban runoff. Environ. Sci. Technol 46(17): 9342-9349.

Gui M.H., Smuleac V., Ormsbee L.E., Sedlak D.L. and Bhattacharyya D. (2012) Iron oxide nanoparticle synthesis in aqueous and membrane systems for oxidative degradation of trichloroethylene from water.  J. Nanoparticle Res. 14(5): 861.

Webster J.P., Kover S.C., Bryson R.J., Harter T., Mansell D.S., Sedlak D.L. and Kolodziej E.P. (2012) Occurrence of trenbolone acetate metabolites in simulated confined animal feeding operation (CAFO). Environ. Sci. Technol 46(7): 3803-3810.

Chusaksri S.,  Sutthivaiyakit S.,  Sedlak D.L.,  Sutthivaiyakit, P. (2012) Reactions of phenylurea compounds with aqueous chlorine: Implications for herbicide transformation during drinking water disinfection.  J. Hazard Materials 209: 484-491.

Pham A.L.T., Doyle F.M. and Sedlak D.L. (2012) Inhibitory effect of dissolved silica on H2O2 decomposition by Iron(III) and Manganese(IV) oxides: implications for H2O2-based in situ chemical oxidation.  Environ. Sci. Technol 46(2): 1055-1062.

Liu H., Jeong, J., Gray H., Smith S. and Sedlak D.L. (2012) Algal uptake of hydrophobic and hydrophilic dissolved organic nitrogen in effluent from biological nutrient removal municipal wastewater treatment systems.  Environ. Sci. Technol 46(2): 713-721.

Remucal C.K. and Sedlak D.L. (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, Tratnyek, P.G. et al. editors.  American Chemical Society: Washington, DC.

Agus E., Lim M.H., Zhang L. and Sedlak D.L. (2011) Odorous compounds in municipal wastewater effluent and potable water reuse systems. Environ. Sci. Technol 45(21): 9347-9355.

Mansell D.S., Bryson R.J., Harter T., Webster J., Kolodziej E.P. and Sedlak D.L. (2011) Fate of endogenous steroid hormones in steer feedlots under simulated rainfall-induced runoff. Environ. Sci. Technol 45(20): 8811-8818.

Kim J.Y., Lee C., Love D.C., Sedlak D.L., Yoon J. and Nelson K.L. (2011) Inactivation of MS2 coliphage by ferrous ion and zero-valent iron nanoparticles. Environ. Sci. Technol 45(16): 6978-6984. 

Dickenson E.R.V., Snyder S.A., Sedlak D.L. and Drewes J.E. (2011) Indicator compounds for assessment of wastewater effluent contributions to flow and water quality. Water Research, 45(3): 1199-1212.

Kim J.Y., Park H.J., Lee C., Nelson K.L., Sedlak D.L. and Yoon J. (2010) Inactivation of Escherichia coli by nanoparticulate zerovalent iron and ferrous iron.  Applied & Environ. Microbiology 76(22): 7668-7670.

Litton R.M., Anh J.M., Sercu B., Holden P., Sedlak D.L. and Grant S.B. (2010) Evaluation of chemical, molecular, and traditional markers of fecal contamination in an effluent dominated stream. Environ. Sci. Technol 44(19): 7369-7375. 

Ulrich P.D. and Sedlak D.L. (2010) Impact of iron amendment on net methylmercury export from tidal wetland microcosms. Environ. Sci. Technol 44(19): 7659-7665. 

Kim J.Y., Lee C., Sedlak D.L., Yoon J., Nelson K.L. (2010) Inactivation of MS2 by Fenton’s reagent. Water Research, 44(8): 2647-2653.

Agus E. and Sedlak D.L. (2010) Formation and fate of chlorination by-products in reverse osmosis desalination systems. Water Research, 44(5): 1616-1626.

Lavado R., Loyo-Rosales J.E., Floyd E., Kolodziej E.P., Snyder S.A., Sedlak, D.L. and Schlenk D. (2009) Site-specific profiles of estrogenic activity in agricultural areas of California's inland waters  Environ. Sci. Technol 43(24): 9110-9116. 

Pham A.L.T., Lee C., Doyle F.M. and Sedlak D.L. (2009) A silica-supported iron oxide catalyst capable of activating hydrogen peroxide at neutral pH. Environ. Sci. Technol 43(23): 8930-8935. 

Lee C. and D. L. Sedlak (2009) A novel homogeneous Fenton-like system with Fe(III)-phosphotungstate for oxidation of organic compounds at neutral pH values.  J. Molec. Catal. A, 311(1-2): 1-6.

Dickenson E.R.V., Drewes J.E., Sedlak D.L., Wert E.C. and Snyder S.A. (2009) Applying surrogates and indicators to assess removal efficiency of trace organic chemicals during chemical oxidation of wastewaters. Environ. Sci. Technol 43(16): 8930-8935. 

Robrock K.R., Coelhan M., Sedlak D.L. and Alvarez-Cohen, L. (2009) Aerobic biotransformation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) by bacterial isolates. Environ. Sci. Technol 43(15): 5705-5711. 

 Keenan, C.R., R. Goth-Goldstein, D. Lucas and D.L. Sedlak, "Oxidative Stress Induced by Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles and Fe(II) in Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells," Environmental Science and Technolology, June 2009, Vol. 43, No. 12, pp. 4555-4560, doi: 10.1021/es9006383.

 Agus, E., N. Voutchkov and D.L. Sedlak, "Disinfection By-products and their Potential Impact on the Quality of Water Produced by Desalination Systems: A Literature Review," Desalination, February 2009, Vol. 237, No. 1-3, pp. 214-237, doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2007.11.059.

 Lee, C. and D.L. Sedlak, "Enhanced Formation of Oxidants from Bimetallic Nickel-Iron Nanoparticles in the Presence of Oxygen," Environ. Sci. Technol., November 2008, Vol. 42, No. 22, pp. 8528-8533, doi: 10.1021/es801947h.

 Keenan, C.R. and D.L. Sedlak, "Ligand-Enhanced Reactive Oxidant Generation by Nanoparticulate Zero-Valent Iron and Oxygen," Environ. Sci. Technol., August 2008, Vol. 42, No. 18, pp. 6936-6941, doi: 10.1021/es801438f.

 Lee, C., C.R. Keenan and D.L. Sedlak, "Polyoxometalate-Enhanced Oxidation of Organic Compounds by Nanoparticulate Zero-Valent Iron and Ferrous Ion in the Presence of Oxygen," Environ. Sci. Technol., July 2008, Vol. 42, No. 13, pp. 4921-4926, doi: 10.1021/es800317j.

 Lim, M.H., S.A. Snyder and D.L. Sedlak, "Use of Biodegradable Dissolved Organic Carbon (BDOC) to Assess the Potential for Transformation of Wastewater-Derived Contaminants in Surface Waters," Water Research, June 2008, Vol. 42, pp. 2943-2952, doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2008.03.008.

 Pehlivanoglu-Mantas, E. and D.L. Sedlak, "Measurement of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen Forms in Wastewater Effluents: Concentrations, Size Distribution and NDMA Formation Potential," Water Research, June 2008, Vol. 42, pp. 3890-3898, doi: 10.1013/j.watres.2008.05.017.

 Lee, C., J.Y. Kim, W.I. Lee, K.L. Nelson, J. Yoon and D.L. Sedlak, "Bactericidal Effect of Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles on Escherichia coli," Environ. Sci. Technol, May 2008, Vol. 42, No. 13, pp. 4927-4933, doi: 10.1021/es800408u.

 Keenan, C.R. and D.L. Sedlak, "Factors Affecting the Yield of Oxidants from the Reaction of Nanoparticulate Zero-Valent Iron and Oxygen," Environ. Sci. Technol, February 2008, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 1262-1267, doi: 10.1021/es7025664.

 Kolodziej, E.P. and D.L. Sedlak, "Rangeland Grazing as a Source of Steroid Hormones to Surface Waters," Environ. Sci. Tech., May 2007, Vol. 41, No. 10, pp. 3514-3520, doi: 10.1021/es063050y.

 Fono, L.J. and D.L. Sedlak, "A Simple Method for the Measurement of Organic Iodine in Wastewater and Surface Water," Water Research, April 2007, Vol. 41, pp. 1580-1586, doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.12.032.

 Fono, L.J., E.P. Kolodziej and D.L. Sedlak, "Attenuation of Wastewater-Derived Contaminants in an Effluent-Dominated River," Environ. Sci. Technol., December 2006, Vol. 40, No. 23, pp.7257-7262, doi: 10.1021/es061308e.

 Arienzo, M., J. Gan, F. Ernst, S. Qin, S. Bondarenko and D.L. Sedlak, "Loss Pathways of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in Tudgrass Soils," Journal of Environmental Quality, 2006, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 285-292, doi: 10.2134/jeq2005.0265.

 Gan, J., S. Bondarenko, F. Ernst, W. Yang , S.B. Ries and D.L. Sedlak, "Leaching of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in Turfgrass Soils During Wastewater Irrigation," Journal of Environmental Quality, 2006, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 277-284, doi: 10.2134/jeq2005.0264.

 Pehlivanoglu-Mantas, E., E.L. Hawley, R.A. Deeb and D.L. Sedlak, "Formation of Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) During Chlorine Disinfection of Wastewater Effluents Prior to Use in Irrigation systems," Water Research, 2006, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 341-347, doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2005.11.012.

 Pehlivanoglu-Mantas, E. and D.L. Sedlak, "The Fate of Wastewater-Derived NDMA Precursors in the Aquatic Environment," Water Research, 2006, Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 1287-1293, doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.01.012.

 Pehlivanoglu-Mantas, E. and D.L. Sedlak, "Wastewater-Derived Dissolved Organic Nitrogen: Analytical Methods, Characterization, and Effects -A Review," Critical Review in Environmental Science and Technology, 2006, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 261-285, doi: 10.1080/10643380500542780.

 Pehlivanoglu-Mantas, E. and D.L. Sedlak, "Wastewater-Derived Dissolved Organic Nitrogen: Analytical Methods, Characterization, and Effects -A Review," Critical Review in Environmental Science and Technology, 2006, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 261-285, doi: 10.1080/10643380500542780.

 Schaider, L.A., D.R. Parker and D.L. Sedlak, "Uptake of EDTA-Complexed Pb, Cd and Fe By Solution-and Sand-Cultured Brassica juncea," Plant & Soil, 2006, Vol. 286, pp. 377-391, doi: 10.1007/s11104-006-9049-8.