PublicationsAnalytical Laboratory

Babcock Jr., R., M. Tang, T. Panlasigui, and J. Sassi. 2021. Denitrifying leachfields: Enhanced nitrogen removal from domestic wastewater in Hawai‘i. WRRC SR-2021-01. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Water Resources Research Center. vi + 21 pp.

Tachera, D.G., N.C. Lautze, G. Torri, and D. Thomas. 2021. Characterization of the isotopic composition and bulk ion deposition of precipitation from Central to West Hawai‘i Island between 2017 and 2019. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies  34, 100786,

Hu. B., R. Babcock Jr, and T.P. Wong. 2020. Formation of carbohydrates, proteins and melanoidins during low-temperature thermal hydrolysis of primary and secondary sewage sludge. International Journal of Water and Wastewater Treatment, Open Access  6(2):1–9,

Lautze, N., Ito, G., Thomas, D., Frazer, N., Martel, S.J., Hinz, N., Tachera, D., Hill, G., Pierce, H.A., Wannamaker, P.E., and Martin, T. 2020. Play Fairway analysis of geothermal resources across the State of Hawai‘i: 4. Updates with new groundwater chemistry, subsurface stress analysis, and focused geophysical surveys. Geothermics 86:1–20, 101798,  |  (This is WRRC-CP-2021-04)

Lin, S., Rong, K., Lamichhane, K.M., Babcock, R.W., Kirs, M., and Cooney, M.J. 2020. Anaerobic-aerobic biofilm-based digestion of chemical contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) and pathogen indicator organisms in synthetic wastewater. Biosource Technology 299:1–7, 122554,  |  (This is WRRC-CP-2020-09)

Qi, J., Zhai, Y., and St-Pierre, J. 2019. Effect of contaminant mixtures in air on proton exchange membrane fuel cell performance. Journal of Power Sources 413:86–97,

Hawaii Department of Health, Safe Drinking Water Branch. 2018. Upcountry Maui groundwater nitrate investigation report, Maui, Hawaii.

Lamichhane, K.M., Lewis, K., Rong, K., Babcock Jr., R.W., and Cooney, M.J. 2017. Treatment of high strength acidic wastewater using passive pH control. Journal of Water Process Engineering 18:198–201,

D’Alessio, M., Yoneyama, B., Kirs, M., Kisand, V., and Ray, C. 2015. Pharmaceutically active compounds: Their removal during slow sand filtration and their impact on slow sand filtration bacterial removal. Science of the Total Environment 524–525:124–135,  |  (This is WRRC-CP-2015-08)

D’Alessio, M., Yoneyama, B., and Ray, C. 2015. Fate of selected pharmaceutically active compounds during simulated riverbank filtration. Science of the Total Environment 505:615–622,  |  (This is WRRC-CP-2015-09)

He, X., Zhang, Q., Cooney, M.J., and Yan, T. 2015. Biodegradation of fat, oil and grease (FOG) deposits under various redox conditions relevant to sewer environment. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 99(14):6059–6068,

D’Alessio, M., Vasudevan, D., Lichwa, J., Mohanty, S.K., and Ray, C. 2014. Fate and transport of selected estrogen compounds in Hawaii soils: Effect of soil type and macropores. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 166:1–10,  |  (This is WRRC-CP-2015-02)

Sheild, L.D., Lichwa, J., Colon, E.J., Moravcik, P., and Ray, C. 2013. Mobility of 2-amino-4,6-dinitrobenzoic acid, a photodegradation product of TNT in a tropical soil under saturated abiotic conditions. Journal of Hazardous Materials 260(2013):602–608,  |  (This is WRRC-CP-2014-01)

Zachary, M.P., Lamichhane, K.M., Babcock Jr., R.W., and Turnbull, S.J. 2013. Pilot-scale in situ bioremediation of HMX and RDX in soil pore water in Hawaii. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 15:2021–2029,

Lamichhane, K.M., Babcock Jr., R.W., Turnbull, S.J., and Schenck, S. 2012. Molasses enhanced phyto and bioremediation treatability study of explosives contaminated Hawaiian soils. Journal of Hazardous Materials 243:334–339,

Alavi, G., Chung, M., Lichwa, J., D’Alessio, M., and Ray, C. 2011. The fate and transport of RDX, HMX, TNT and DNT in the volcanic soils of Hawaii: A laboratory and modeling study. Journal of Hazardous Materials 185(2–3):1600–1604,

Zheng, W., Lichwa, J. and Yan, T. 2011. Impact of different land uses on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contamination in coastal stream sediments. Chemosphere 84(4):376–382

Zheng, W., Lichwa, J., D’Alessio, M., and Ray, C. 2009. Fate and transport of TNT, RDX, and HMX in streambed sediments: Implications for riverbank filtration. Chemosphere 76(9):1167–1177,  |  (This is WRRC-CP-2009-02)