Engineering phytoecosystems for water quality and health

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Presentations at AEES 2015!

Recently, our group participated in the American Ecological Engineering Society meeting in Stillwater, OK. Khang, Ronald, Rebecca and our super-team of undergraduates presented two posters and one oral presentation.

COMBINED LOW IMPACT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A MORE PURA VIDA IN THE SHUABB. Rebecca Bender, Nicole Kruse, Gina Masell, *Ronald Aguilar, David Arias, Yasmín Granados, Ana Ruíz, Ricardo Salazar, and Dawn Reinhold (P.I.)

Dr. Reinhold stepped in and presented Ronald’s and Rebecca’s oral presentation, since Ronald was helping our NSF IRES students get started on their research projects in Costa Rica.  The presentation gave an update on our EPA P3 project, which was recently awarded phase II funding.

Accumulation and Metabolism of Triclocarban by Hydroponically Grown Pepper (Capsicum annuum).  Khang Huynh, Emily Banach, Dawn Reinhold.

Khang prepared and presented an excellent poster and the judges agreed.  Congratulations on your 3rd place award!

Measuring the effects of mycelium in stormwater management systems.  Rebecca Bender, Jacob Cochrane, Alexandra Fisher, Katerina Tsou.

Katerina created a great poster summarizing the preliminary results from this undergraduate research project.  There is a lot of interest in the results of the next phase of this research, which Katerina is completing this summer.


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Our full list of peer-reviewed publications

Beutel, M.W., Diemont, S., and Reinhold, D. (2015) “The 13th annual conference of the American ecological engineering society: Ecological engineering and the dawn of the 21st century”. Ecological Engineering 78: 1 – 5.

Aryal, N. and Reinhold, D. (2015). “Reduction of metal leaching by poplars during soil treatment of wastewaters: Small-scale proof of concept studies.” Ecological Engineering 78: 53 – 61.

Adhikari, U., Harrigan, T., and Reinhold, D. (2015). “Use of duckweed-based constructed wetlands for nutrient recovery and pollutant reduction from dairy wastewater.” Ecological Engineering 78: 6 – 14.

Mathews, S., Henderson, S., and Reinhold, D. (2014).  “Uptake and Accumulation of Antimicrobials, Triclocarban and Triclosan, by Food Crops in a Hydroponic System.” Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21 (9): 6025 – 6033.

Yaseen, H., Adhikari, U., Nejadhshemi, A., Harrigan, T., and Reinhold, D. (2014) “Modeling E. coli Removal in Constructed Wetlands under Pulse Loading.” Water Research 50: 441-454

Mathews, S. and Reinhold, D. (2013).  “Biosolid-borne tetracylines and sulfonamides in plants.” Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20(7): 4327-4338.

Aryal, N. and Reinhold, D. (2013). “Use of hydroponic studies to assess uptake of antimicrobials by pumpkin and zucchini.”  International Journal of Phytoremediation 15(4): 330-342.

Adhikari, U., Harrigan, T., Reinhold, D.and Waldhorn, A. (2013).  Modeling seasonal variation in bacteriophage removal in constructed wetlands using convection-dispersion equation.  Ecological Engineering.  54(1): 266-272.

Henderson, S., Triscari, P., and Reinhold, D. (2012).  “Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Manure Combined with Duckweed (Lemnaceae).”  Biological Engineering Transactions 5(3): 147-157.

Aryal, N. and Reinhold, D. (2011).  “Phytoaccumulation of antimicrobials from biosolids: Impacts on environmental fate and relevance to human exposure.” Water Research.  45(17): 5545-5552.

Reinhold, D., Handell, L., and Saunders, F.M. (2011). “Callus cultures for phytometabolism studies: Phytometabolites of 3-trifluoromethylphenol in Lemnaceae plants and callus cultures.”  International Journal of Phytoremediation 13(07): 642 – 656.

Reinhold, D. and Aryal, N. (2011).  “Mitigation of emerging pollutants by plants.” Water Practice & Technology 6(4).

Reinhold, D., Vishwanathan, S., Park, J., Oh, D., and Saunders, F.M..  (2010). “Assessment of plant-driven removal of emerging organic pollutants by duckweed.” Chemosphere 80 (7): 687-692.

Tront, J. M. 3, Reinhold, D., Bragg, A. and Saunders, F.M. (2007). “Uptake of halogenated phenols by aquatic plants.”  Journal of Environmental Engineering 133(10): 955-961.

Reinhold, D. and Saunders, F.M.(2006a). “Development and application of oxygen production rate assessment to uptake of fluorinated organics by Lemna minor.” Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25(11): 3039-3045.

Reinhold, D. and Saunders, F.M.(2006b). “Phytoremediation of fluorinated pollutants by duckweed.”  Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 49(6) 2077-2083.