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JOURNAL ARTICLES AND REPORTS 

  • Sun, M., Arevalo, E., Strynar, M., Lindstrom, A., Richardson, M., Kearns, B., Smith, C., Pickett, A., and Knappe, D.R.U. “Legacy and emerging perfluoroalkyl substances are important drinking water contaminants in the Cape Fear River Watershed of North Carolina.” Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2016. 3 (12), 415-419. (Best paper of 2016)
  • Knappe, D.R.U., Ingham, R. S., Moreno-Barbosa, J. J., Sun, M., Summers, R. S., and Dougherty, T.. “Evaluation of Henry’s Law Constant and Freundlich Adsorption Constant for VOCs.” 2016, Denver, CO.: Water Research Foundation.
  • Sun, W., Sun, M. and Barlaz, M.A., “Characterizing the Biotransformation of Sulfur-Containing Wastes in Simulated Landfill Reactors.” Waste Management, 2016, 53, pg 82–91.
  • Sun, M., Lopez-Velandia, C., Knappe, D.R.U. “Determination of 1,4-dioxane in the Cape Fear River watershed by heated purge-and-trap preconcentration and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry.” Environmental Science & Technology, 2016. 50(5), pg 2246–2254
  • Sun, M. Sun, W., and Barlaz, M.A., “A batch assay to measure microbial hydrogen sulfide production from sulfur-containing solid wastes.” Science of the Total Environment, 2016, Volumes 551–552, Pages 23–31.
  • Sun, M.; Lowry, G. V.; Gregory, K. B. “Selective oxidation of bromide in wastewater brines from hydraulic fracturing.” Water Research. 2013, 47 (11), pg 3723-3731.
  • Sun, M., Reible, D. D., Lowry, G. V. and Gregory, K. B. “Effect of applied voltage, initial concentration and natural organic matter on sequential reduction/oxidation of nitrobenzene by graphite electrodes.” Environmental Science & Technology. 2012, 46 (11), pg 6174-6181.
  • Sun, M., Yan, F., Zhang, R., Reible, D. D., Lowry, G. V. and Gregory, K. B. “Redox control and hydrogen production in sediment caps using carbon cloth electrodes.” Environmental Science & Technology. 2010, 44 (21), pg 8209-8215.

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • Sun, M., Lopez-Velandia, C., Knappe, D.R.U., “Using heated purge-and-trap and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry to quantify 1,4-dioxane in the Cape Fear River watershed in North Carolina” Oral presentation – Water Quality Technology Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2015
  • Lopez-Velandia, C., Sun, M., Knappe, D.R.U., “1,4-Dioxane: Occurrence, sources, and treatment options for an emerging surface water contaminant” Oral presentation – Annual Meeting of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Salt Lake City, UT, 2015
  • Sun, M., Arevalo, E., Dudley, L., Lindstrom, A., Strynar, M., Knappe, D.R.U., “Occurrence of perfluoroalkyl substances and emerging alternatives in North Carolina and adsorption by powered activated carbon” Poster presentation – FLUOROS Conference, Golden, CO, 2015
  • Sun, M., Arevalo, E., Dudley, L., Lindstrom, A., Strynar, M., Knappe, D.R.U., “Occurrence of traditional and emerging perfluoroalkyl substances in North Carolina and removal by powdered activated carbon” Poster presentation – Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Conference, New Haven, CT, 2015
  • Knappe, D.R.U., Sun, M., Lopez-Velandia, C., Hopkins, Z; McElroy, A., “Fifty pounds of 1,4-dioxane a day – enough to contaminate North Carolina’s largest watershed” Oral presentation – Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Conference, New Haven, CT, 2015
  • Sun, M., Lopez-Velandia, C., Knappe, D.R.U., “1,4-Dioxane quantification in various aqueous matrices and source identification in the Cape Fear River watershed of North Carolina.” Poster presentation – NSF workshop “Fostering Advances in Water Resource Protection and Crisis Communication, Lessons Learned from Recent Disasters”, Shepherdstown, WV, 2015
  • Lopez-Velandia, C., Sun, M., Knappe, D.R.U., “1,4-Dioxane occurrence in the Cape Fear River watershed of North Carolina and point-of-use treatment options for 1,4-dioxane control.” Poster presentation – NSF workshop “Fostering Advances in Water Resource Protection and Crisis Communication, Lessons Learned from Recent Disasters”, Shepherdstown, WV, 2015
  • Lopez-Velandia, C., Sun, M., Knappe, D.R.U., “1,4-Dioxane in North Carolina surface water: occurrence data and regulatory framework.” Oral presentation – Water Resources Research Institute Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, 2015
  • Sun, M., Peng, J. “Hydraulic fracturing: water quality impacts and water management challenges in Marcellus Shale”, Invited oral presentation and panel discussion – Chinese Environmental Scholars and Professionals Network, Webinar, 2015
  • Sun, M., Lopez-Velandia, C., Eaton, A., Knappe D.R.U., “1,4-Dioxane in North Carolina surface water: occurrence data and regulatory framework.” Oral presentation – Water Quality Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2014.
  • Sun, M. “Impact of hydraulic fracturing on water quality: focus on disinfection byproducts precursor.” Invited oral presentation – Sino-American Forum for Environmental and Resources, Boston, MA. 2014
  • Sun, W., Sun, M. and Barlaz, M.A., “Methods to measure the hydrogen sulfide production potential of sulfate-containing wastes – laboratory scale bioreactor and batch study.” Oral presentation – Global Waste Management Symposium, Orlando, FL. 2014
  • Sun, M., Lowry, G.V., Gregory, K.B. and Reible, D.D. “Effect of applied voltage and natural organic matter on sequential reduction-oxidation of nitrobenzene with carbon electrodes.” Oral presentation – 241st National Meeting of American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA. 2011
  • Sun, M., Lowry, G.V., Gregory, K.B. and Reible, D.D. “Effect of applied voltage, initial concentration and natural organic matter on electrochemical nitrobenzene degradation.” Poster presentation – 1st Annual Poster Session and Reception, Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education & Research, Pittsburgh, PA. 2011.
  • Sun, M., Yan, F., Reible, D.D., Gregory, K.B. and Lowry, G.V. “Electrode-based reactive capping of contaminated sediments for in situ redox control.” Oral presentation – 238th National Meeting of American Chemical Society, Washington, DC. 2009