David L. Sedlak

Recent Publications

Garrido-Baserba M., Barnosell I., Molinos-Senante M., Sedlak D.L., Rabaey K., Schraa, O., Verdaguer M., Rosso D. and Poch M. (2022) The third route: A techno-economic evaluation of extreme water and wastewater decentralization. Water Research 218: 118408. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2022.118408

Cecchetti A.R., Stiegler A.N., Gonthier E.A., Bandaru SRS, Fakra S.C., Alvarez-Cohen L. and Sedlak D.L. (2022) Fate of dissolved nitrogen in a horizontal levee: seasonal fluctuations in nitrate removal processes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 56: 2770-2782. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.1c07512

Olivares C.I., Yi S., Cook E.K., Choi Y.J., Montagnolli R., Byrne, A., Higgins C.P, Sedlak D.L. and Alvarez-Cohen (2022) Aerobic BTEX biodegradation increases yield of perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids from biotransformation of a polyfluoroalkyl surfactant, 6:2 FtTAoS. Env Sci.-Processes & Impacts. 24:439-446.  doi: 10.1039/d1em00494h

Scholes R.C., Stiegler A.N., Anderson C.M. and Sedlak D.L. (2022) Enabling water reuse by treatment of reverse osmosis concentrate: the promise of constructed wetlands. ACS Environmental Au 1: 7-17.  doi: 10.1021/acsenvironau.1c00013

Olivares C.I., Yi S., Cook E.K., Choi Y.J., Montagnolli R., Byrne, A., Higgins C.P, Sedlak D.L. and Alvarez-Cohen (2022) Aerobic BTEX biodegradation increases yield of perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids from biotransformation of a polyfluoroalkyl surfactant, 6:2 FtTAoS. Env Sci.-Processes & Impacts. doi: 10.1039/d1em00494h

Finnerty C.T.K., Menon A.K., Conway, K.M.Lee, D., Nelson M., Urban J.J., Sedlak D.L. and Mi, B.X. (2021) Interfacial Solar Evaporation by a 3D Graphene Oxide Stalk for Highly Concentrated Brine Treatment. Environ. Sci. Technol. 55: 15435-15445. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.1c04010

Duan Y. and Sedlak D.L. (2021) An electrochemical advanced oxidation process for the treatment of urban stormwater. Water Research X Volume 13, article 100127 doi: 10.1016/j.wroa.2021.100127

Steffens S.D., Cook E.K., Sedlak D.L. and Alvarez-Cohen, L. (2021) Under-reporting Potential of Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) under High-Ionic Strength Conditions. Environ. Sci. Technol. Letters 8: 1032-1037.  doi: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00762

Van Buren J., Cuthbertson A.A., Ocasio D. and Sedlak D.L. (2021) Ubiquitous Production of Organosulfates during Treatment of Organic Contaminants with Sulfate Radicals Environ. Sci. Technol. Letters 8: 574-580.  doi: 10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00316

Charbonnet J.A., Duan Y., van Genuchten C.M. and Sedlak D.L. (2021)  Regenerated Manganese-Oxide Coated Sands: The Role of Mineral Phase in Organic Contaminant Reactivity. Environ. Sci. Technol. 55: 5282-5290.  doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c05745

Scholes R.C., Vega M.A., Sharp J.O. and Sedlak D.L. (2021)  Nitrate removal from reverse osmosis concentrate in pilot-scale open-water unit process wetlands.  Env Sci. Water Res. & Technol. 7:650-661.  doi: 10.1039/d0ew00911c

Drenkova-Tuhtan, A., Sheeleigh E.K., Rott E., Meyer C and Sedlak D.L. (2021) Sorption of recalcitrant phosphonates in reverse osmosis concentrates and wastewater effluents - influence of metal ions.  Water Sci. Technol. 83: 934-937.  doi: 10.2166/wst.2021.026

Marron E.L., Van Buren J., Cuthbertson A.A., von Gunten U. and Sedlak D.L. (2021) Reactions of α,β-unsaturated carbonyls with free chlorine, free bromine, and combined chlorine. Environ. Sci. Technol. 55: 3305-3312.  doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c07660

Scholes R.C., King J.F., Mitch W.A. and Sedlak D.L. (2020) Transformation of trace organic contaminants from reverse osmosis concentrate by open-water unit-process wetlands with and without ozone pretreatment. Environ. Sci. Technol. 54: 16176-16185. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c04406

Wang Z., Tu, Q., Sim A., Yu J., Duan Y., Poon S., Liu B., Han Q., Urban J.J., Sedlak D.L. and Mi B. (2020) Superselective Removal of Lead from Water by Two-Dimensional MoS2 Nanosheets and Layer-Stacked Membranes Environ. Sci. Technol. 54: 12602-12611.  doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c02651

Cecchetti A.R., Stiegler A.N., Graham K.E. and Sedlak D.L. (2020) The horizontal levee: a multi -benefit nature-based treatment system that improves water quality and protects coastal levees from the effects of sea level rise.  Water Research X UNSP 100052.  doi: 10.1016/j.wroa.2020.100052

Charbonnet J.A., Duan Y. and Sedlak D.L. (2020)  The use of manganese oxide-coated sand for the removal of trace metal ions from stormwater.  Env Sci. Water Res. & Technol. 6: 593-603. doi: 10.1039/c9ew00781d

Prasse C., von Gunten U. and Sedlak D.L. (2020) Chlorination of Phenols Revisited: Unexpected Formation of α,β-Unsaturated C4‐Dicarbonyl Ring Cleavage Products. Environ. Sci. Technol. 54: 826-834. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b04926

Spahr S., Teixido M., Sedlak D.L. and Luthy R.G.  (2020) Hydrophilic trace organic contaminants in urban stormwater: occurrence, toxicological relevance, and the need to enhance green stormwater infrastructure. Env. Sci.-Water Res. & Technol. 6:15-44. doi: 10.1039/c9ew00674e

Yang X., Duan Y., Wang J., Wang W.,  Liu. H and Sedlak D.L. (2019) The impact of peroxymonocarbonate (HO4-) on the transformation of organic contaminants during hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO). Environ. Sci. & Technol. Letters. 6: 781-786. doi: 10.1021/acs.estlett.9b00682

Ray J.R., Shabtai I.A., Teixido M., Mishael Y.G. and Sedlak D.L. (2019) Polymer-clay composite geomedia for sorptive removal of trace organic compounds and metals in urban stormwater. Water Research, 157:454-462.  doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.03.097

Scholes R.C., Prasse C. .and Sedlak D.L . (2019)  The role of reactive nitrogen species in sensitized photolysis of wastewater-derived trace organic contaminants. Environ. Sci. Technol. 53(11): 6483-6491 doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b01386

Ashoori N., Teixido M., Spahr S., LeFevre G.H., Sedlak D.L. and Luthy R.G. (2019) Evaluation of pilot-scale biochar-amended woodchip bioreactors to remove nitrate, metals, and trace organic contaminants from urban stormwater runoff.  Water Research, 154: 1-11.  doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.01.040

Marron E.L., Mitch W.A., von Gunten U. and Sedlak D.L. (2019) A tale of two treatments: the multiple barrier approach to removing chemical contaminants during potable water reuse.  Acc. Chem. Res. 52(3): 615-622. doi: 10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00612

Harris-Lovett S., Lienert, J. and Sedlak D.L. (2019) A mixed-methods approach to strategic planning for multi-benefit regional water infrastructure. Journal of Environmental Management 218: 218-237. doi:  10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.11.112

Charbonnet J.A., Duan Y., van Genuchten C.M. and Sedlak D.L. (2018) Chemical Regeneration of Manganese Oxide-Coated Sand for Oxidation of Organic Stormwater Contaminants. Environ. Sci. Technol.  52(18): 10728-10736 doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b03304

Silverman A.I., Sedlak, D.L. and Nelson K.L. (2018) Simplified process to determine rate constants for sunlight-mediated removal of trace organic and microbial contaminants in unit process open-water treatment wetlands.  Environ. Eng. Sci. 36(1): 43-59.  doi: 10.1089/ees.2018.0177

Harris-Lovett S., Lienert, J. and Sedlak, D.L. (2018) Towards a new paradigm of urban water infrastructure: identifying goals and strategies to support multi-benefit municipal wastewater treatment.  Water 10(9):1127. doi:  10.3390/w10091127

Bruton T.A. and Sedlak D.L. (2018) Treatment of perfluoroalkyl acids by heat-activated persulfate under conditions representative of in situ chemical oxidation. Chemosphere 206: 457-464. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.04.128

Yi S., Harding-Marjanovic K.C., Houtz E.F., Gao Y., Lawrence J.E., Nichiporuk R.V.,  Iavarone A.T.,  Zhuang W.Q., Hansen M., Field J.A., Sedlak D.L., and Alvarez-Cohen L. (2018) Biotransformation of AFFF component 6:2 fluorotelomer thioether amido sulfonate generates 6:2 fluorotelomer thioether carboxylate under sulfate-reducing conditions. Environ. Sci. Technol. Letters 5: 283-288. doi:  10.1021/acs.estlett.8b00148

Prasse C., Ford B., Nomura D.K. and Sedlak D.L. (2018) Unexpected transformation of dissolved phenols to toxic dicarbonyls by hydroxl radicals and UV light. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 115(10): 2311-2316.  doi: 10.1073/pnas.1715821115

Jones Z.L., Mikkelson K.M., Nygren S., Sedlak D.L. and Sharp J.O. (2018) Establishment and convergence of photosynthetic microbial biomats in shallow unit process open-water wetlands. Water Research, 133: 132-141. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.01.021

Bear S.E., Nguyen M.T., Jasper J.T., Nygren S., Nelson K.L. and Sedlak D.L. (2017) Removal of nutrients, trace organisms in a demonstration-scale unit process