Papers and Presentations

The following are some of the publications and presentations generated from the research being conducted in the Center for Water and the Environment.

2017

Knapp, J. L.A., González-Pinzón, R., Drummond, J. D., Larsen, L. G., Cirpka, O. A. and Harvey, J. W. (2017), Tracer-based characterization of hyporheic exchange and benthic biolayers in streams. Water Resour. Res.., DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019393., http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016WR019393/full 

2016

Ruiz, Omar, Thomson, Bruce, and Cerrato, José M., (2016) Investigation of in-situ leach (ISL) mining of uranium in New Mexico and post-mining reclamation. New Mexico Geology, 38 (4) pp. 77-89.   https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/periodicals/nmg/38/n4/nmg_v38_n4_p77.pdf

Zemlick, K, Thomson, B.M., Chermak, J., and Tidwell, V.C. Modeled Impacts of Economics and Policy on Historic Uranium Mining Operations in the Grants Mineral Belt, New Mexico. Submitted to the New Mexico Bureau of Geology (Sept 2016). Under review.

Jose M. Cerrato, Lucia Rodriguez-Freire, Sumant M Avasarala, Abdul-Mehdi S. Ali, Diane Agnew, Joseph H. Hoover, Kateryna Artyushkova, Drew E. Latta, Eric John Peterson, Johnnye Lewis, Laura J. Crossey, Adrian J. Brearley (2016), Post Gold King Mine spill investigation of metal stability in water and sediments of the Animas River watershed. Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (21), pp. 11539-11548. DOI:  10.10121/acs.est. 6b03092 
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.6b03092

Garayburu-Caruso, V. A.; Mortensen, J.; Covino, T.; Van Horn, D.; Gonzalez-Pinzon, R., 2016, “Understanding nutrient processing under similar hydrologic conditions along a river continuum,” ASLO Summer Meeting, oral presentation, Santa Fe (NM), USA.

Gonzalez-Pinzon, R.; Summers, B., Van Horn, D., Covino, T., 2016, “How do metabolism and nitrate uptake vary across a dryland river continuum (1st – 8th order streams)?, “ASLO Summer Meeting, oral presentation, Santa Fe (NM), USA.

Mortensen, J. G., Gonzalez-Pinzon, R., Van Horn, D., 2016, “Nutrient cycling in arid land rivers: advancing the food-energy-water nexus by closing nutrient loops,” ASLO Summer Meeting, oral presentation, Santa Fe (NM), USA.

Scruggs, C.E., Herman, J.G., Pratesi, C., Distler, L., and Fleck, J. “Potable Water Reuse in Arid Inland Communities: Understanding the Social, Technical, and Economic Opportunities and Constraints, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference, November 2016.

Scruggs, C.E., “Chama Peak Land Alliance’s Beyond the Mirage: The Future of Water in the West” film screening event, Invited panel speaker to discuss potable water reuse and desalination and their potential use in New Mexico, October 8, 2016.

Summers, B. M.; González-Pinzón, R., Covino, T., Garayburu-Caruso, V., Herrington, C., Mortensen, J., 2016, “Quantifying and predicting in-stream nutrient processing using TASCC along the river continuum,” ASLO Summer Meeting, Santa Fe (NM), USA.

Summers, B. M., Van Horn, D. J., Gonzalez-Pinzon, R., Bixby, R., Grace, M., Dahm, C., 2016, “Seasonal and climatic drivers of whole-stream metabolism,” ASLO Summer Meeting, oral presentation, Santa Fe (NM), USA.

Zemlick, K., Kalhor, E., Thomson, B.M., Chermak, J., and Tidwell, V.C.” Modeled Impacts of Renewed Uranium Mining on Water Resources in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico.” American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference, GIS and Water Resources IX; 2016 July 13; Sacramento, CA.

Zemlick, K., Kalhor, E., Thomson, B.M., Chermak, J., Tidwell, V.C., and Sullivan Graham, E.J. “Mapping the Energy Footprint of Produced Water Management in New Mexico.” Presented at Energy Policy Research Conference; 2016 Sept 8; Santa Fe, NM.

José M. Cerrato, Johanna M. Blake, Chris Hirani, Alexander L. Clark, Abdul-Mehdi S. Ali, Kateryna Artyushkova, Eric Peterson and Rebecca J. Bixby (2016), Wildfires and water chemistry: effect of metals associated with wood ashEnvironmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 8, 1078-1089. DOI: 10.1039/C6EM00123H
http://pubs.rsc.org/is/content/articlelanding/2016/em/c6em00123h/unauth#!divAbstract

Nabil Shaikh, Saru Taujale, Huichun Zhang, Kateryna Artyushkova, Abdul-Mehdi S. Ali, and José M. Cerrato (2016), Spectroscopic Investigation of Interfacial Interaction of Manganese Oxide with Triclosan, Aniline, and Phenol. Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (20), pp 10978-10987  DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b02673
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.6b02673

Mortensen, J. G., R. González-Pinzón, C. N. Dahm, J. Wang, L. H. Zeglin, and D. J. Van Horn (2016), Advancing the food-energy-water nexus: Closing nutrient loops in arid river corridors, Environmental Science & Technology, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b01351., http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021%2Facs.est.6b01351

2015

Herman, J., and Scruggs, C. "Costs and Acceptance of Potable Water Reuse Alternatives for Albuquerque, NM" (poster presentation), New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute's 60th Annual New Mexico Water Resources Conference, October 2015.

Scruggs, C.E.. "Planned Potable Water Reuse in New Mexico," Invited lecture in the UNM Geography & Environmental Studies Fall 2015 Colloquium Series, October 2015.

Scruggs, C. and Herman, J. "Potable Water Reuse in Arid Inland Communities: Understanding the Technical, Social, Legal, and Economic Opportunities and Constraints," Joint New Mexico APA/ASCE Conference, September 2015.

Zemlick, K., Kalhor, E., Chermak, J., Thomson, B.M., and Tidwell, V.C. The Energy-Water Nexus: A Dynamic Spatial Case Study of the San Juan Basin, NM. Presented at USAEE/IAEE 33rd North American Conference; 2015 Oct 25-28; Pittsburgh, PA.

Zemlick, K., Kalhor, E., Thomson, B.M., and Chermak, J. "Risk Analysis of Recycling Containment and Treatment of Produced Water from Oil and Gas Production: A Conceptual Framework." Poster presented at New Mexico Academy of Science Research Symposium; 2015 Nov 11; Albuquerque, NM.

M.H. Benson, C.D. Lippitt, R. Morrison, B. Cosens, J. Boll, B.C. Chaffin, A.K. Fremier, R. Heinse, D. Kauneckis, T.E. Link, C.E. Scruggs, M. Stone, V. Valentin. Five Ways to Support Interdisciplinary Work Before Tenure, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, (2015) 6(2): 260-267, DOI: 10.1007/s13412-015-0326-9.

Jose A. Cornejo, Ciana Lopez, Sofia Babanova, Carlo Santoro, Kateryna Artyushkova, Linnea Ista, Andrew J. Schuler, and Plamen Atanassov (2015), Surface Modification for Enhanced Biofilm Formation and Electron Transport in Shewanella Anodes
. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 162 (9) H597-H603

Artyushkova K, Cornejo JA, Ista LK, Babanova S, Santoro C, Atanassov P, Schuler AJ (2015). Relationship between surface chemistry, biofilm structure, and electron transfer in Shewanella anodes.  Biointerphases 10(1):019013.

Santoro C, Serov A, Narvaez Villarrubia CW, Stariha S, Babanova S, Schuler AJ, Artyushkova K, Atanassov P, (2015). Double-chamber microbial fuel cell with a non-platinum-group metal Fe-N-C cathode catalyst. ChemSusChem 8(5):828-34. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201402570.doi: 10.1116/1.4913783.

Blake J.M., Avasarala, S., Artyushkova K,  Ali A.S.,Brearley, A.J., Shuey, C., Robinson, Wm.P., Nez, Chris, Bill, S., Lewis, J., Hirani, C., Lezama-Pacheco, J.S., Cerrato J.M. (2015). Elevated Concentrations of U and Co-occurring Metals in Abandoned Mine Wastes in a Northeastern Arizona Native American Community. Environmental Science and Technology, 49 (14), pp. 8506–8514.                          

Lezama-Pacheco, J.S., Cerrato, J.M., Alessi, D.S., Veeramani, H., Suvorova, E.I., Bernier-Latmani, R., Giammar, D.E., Long, P.E., Williams, K.H., and Bargar, J.R., Long-term in-situ oxidation of biogenic uraninite in an alluvial aquifer: impact of dissolved oxygen and calcium, Environmental Science and Technology, 49 (2015) 7340-7347.

Artyushkova K, Cornejo JA, Ista LK, Babanova S, Santoro C, Atanassov P, Schuler AJ (2015). Relationship between surface chemistry, biofilm structure, and electron transfer in Shewanella anodes.  Biointerphases 10(1):019013. doi: 10.1116/1.4913783. 

Santoro C, Serov A, Narvaez Villarrubia CW, Stariha S, Babanova S, Schuler AJ, Artyushkova K, Atanassov P (2015). Double-chamber microbial fuel cell with a non-platinum-group metal Fe-N-C cathode catalyst, ChemSusChem 8(5):828-34. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201402570.

Santoro, C., S. Babanova, K. Artyushkova, P. Atanassov, J. Greenman, P. Cristiani, S. Trasatti, A.J. Schuler, B. Li, I.Ieropoulos (In press).  The effects of wastewater types on the performance of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with activated carbon (AC) cathodes International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

Pratesi, C. and C.E. Scruggs (2015). “Public Perception of Direct Potable Water Reuse: Small Inland Communities versus Large Coastal Cities,” Poster presentation at the Shared Knowledge Conference, University of New Mexico, Apr 23, 2015, Albuquerque, NM.

Scruggs C.E., B.M. Thomson, and K. Zemlick (2015). “Direct Potable Reuse: Confronting Scientific Frontiers and Social and Legal Boundaries,” Presented at the 2015 Conference of the Association of Environmental Studies and Science, June 25, 2015, San Diego, CA.

Howe, K.J. and M. Sims (2015).  “Removing Silica to Prevent RO Membrane Fouling,” Presented at the 2015 AEESP Research and Education Conference, June 14-16, 2015, New Haven, CT.

Avasarala, S, and J. Blake, K. Artyushkova, A-M Ali, A.J. Brearly, C. Shuey, W.P. Robinson, S. Bill, C. Hirani, F. Escheverria, E. Escheverria, and J.M. Cerrato (2015).  “Minewaste-Water Interfacial Processes Affecting the Mobility of Uranium and Arsenic from an Abandoned Uranium Minesite in NE, Arizona”, presented at the 12th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 21, 2015, Las Cruces, NM.

Shaikh, M.N., S. Taujale, J. Zhang, K. Artyushkova, J.M. Cerrato (2015). “Spectroscopic Investigation of Interfacial Interaction of Organic Compounds and Manganese Oxides,” presented at the 12th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 21, 2015, Las Cruces, NM.

De Vore, C., J. Blake, F. Bowers, C. Roldan, A-M Ali, and J.M. Cerrato (2015). “Fate of Metals Near Abandoned Uranium Mine Waste,” presented at the 12th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 21, 2015, Las Cruces, NM.

Herrington, C. and R. González-Pinzón (2015). “Estimating Dryland Water Fluxes by Doing Hydrology Backwards,” presented at the 12th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 21, 2015, Las Cruces, NM.

Kintner, S. and A.J. Schuler (2015).  “Determining Nitrate Concentrations in Complex Synthetic Brine Algae Media For Increased Algal Biodiesel Lipid Storage,” Poster presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA 2015 New Mexico Spring Workshop, April 30, 2015, Albuquerque, NM.

Martinez, A. and B.M. Thomson (2015) “Stormwater Runoff Characterization Using Stream Sediments and Plant Tissues,” Poster presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA 2015 New Mexico Spring Workshop, April 30, 2015, Albuquerque, NM.

Miller, M.D. and K.J. Howe (2015). “Investigation of Membrane Cleaning for Direct Contact Membrane Distillation for Municipal Wastewater Tertiary Treatment for Potable Water Reuse,” Poster presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA 2015 New Mexico Spring Workshop, April 30, 2015, Albuquerque, NM.

Ruiz, O., J. Blake, J. Cerrato, B.M. Thomson (2015).  “Complexation and Redox Reactions Affecting Uranium Recovery by In Situ Leaching,” Poster presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA 2015 New Mexico Spring Workshop, April 30, 2015, Albuquerque, NM.

Sanabria, N.M., and Valentin, V., (2015).  “Floodplain Management: Decision Making Framework for the Implementation of Flood Mitigation Alternatives,” Poster presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA 2015 New Mexico Spring Workshop, April 30, 2015, Albuquerque, NM.

Shaikh, M.N., S. Taujale, H. Zhang, K. Artyushkova, and J. Cerrato (2015).  “Surface Analysis of reaction of Organics on Manganese Dioxide,” Poster presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA 2015 New Mexico Spring Workshop, April 30, 2015, Albuquerque, NM.

Sims, M. and K.J. Howe (2015). “Examination of Silica Removal with Solids Recycle for Reverse Osmosis Pretreatment,” Poster presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA 2015 New Mexico Spring Workshop, April 30, 2015, Albuquerque, NM.

Zemlick, K. and B.M. Thomson (2015).  “Three Dimensional Analysis of Energy and Groundwater Resources in the San Juan Basin, NM,” Poster presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA 2015 New Mexico Spring Workshop, April 30, 2015, Albuquerque, NM.

Sanabria, N., and Valentin, V.,  (2015) “Risk Based Decision Making Model for flooding Mitigation Alternatives:  A Case Study of the Rio Grande of Loiza Watershed.”  Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Feb. 19-21, 2015.  Washington, D.C.

Zemlick, K. and B. Thomson  (2015)  “Impacts of Conventional Uranium Mining on Groundwater in the San Juan Basin.”  Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Feb. 19-21, 2015.  Washington, D.C.

González-Pinzón, R., J. Mortensen, and D. Van Horn (2015), Comment on “Solute specific scaling of inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus uptake in streams” by Hall et al. (2013), Biogeosciences Discussions, 12(8), 5991–6001, doi:10.5194/bgd-12-5991-2015.

González-Pinzón, R., M. Peipoch, R. Haggerty, E. Martí, and J. H. Fleckenstein (2015), Nighttime and daytime respiration in a headwater stream, Ecohydrol., doi:10.1002/eco.1615.

González-Pinzón, R., A.S. Ward, C. Hatch, A.N. Wlotowski, K. Singha, M.N. Gooseff, R. Haggerty, J.W. Harvey, O. Cirpka, J. Brock (2015), A field comparison of multiple techniques to quantify groundwater-surface water interactions, Freshwater Science, 34 (1).

2014

Li, B., J. Zhou, X. Zhou, X. Wang, B. Li, C. Santoro, M. Grattieri, S. Babanova, K. Artyushkova, P. Atanassov, A.J. Schuler (2014).  Surface Modification of Microbial Fuel Cell Anodes: Approaches to Practical Design. Electrochimica Acta, 134: 116-126.

Santoro, C., K. Artyushkova, S. Babanova, P. Atanassov, I. Ieropoulos, M. Grattieri, P. Cristiani, S. Trasatti, B. Li, A.J. Schuler (2014). Parameters Characterization and Optimization of Activated Carbon (AC) Cathodes for Microbial Fuel Cell Application. Biores. Technol. 163: 54-63.

Jassby, D., Y. Xiao, A.J. Schuler (2014). Biomass density and filament length synergistically affect activated sludge settling: Systematic quantification and modeling. Water Res. 48:457-465.    

Sims, M and Howe, K.J. (2014) “Examination of Silica Removal with Solids Recycle for Reverse Osmosis Treatment,” presented at the RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference, Sept. 7-10, 2014, Albuquerque, NM.

Herrington, C., J. Mortensen and R. González-Pinzón. 2014. Estimating precipitation and evapotranspiration rates using streamflow measurements. American Geophysical Union Fall 2014 Meeting, San Francisco (CA).

Thomson, B. (2014) “Energy, Water and the Arid Southwest: Resources and Challenges,” presented at the New Mexico Academy of Science 2014 Research Symposium, Nov.1, 2014, Albuquerque, NM.

Zemlick, K. and Thomson, B. (2014) “Modeled Impacts of Uranium Mining on Groundwater in the San Juan Basin,” poster presented at the New Mexico Academy of Science 2014 Research Symposium, Nov. 1, 2014, Albuquerque, NM.

Herrington, C. and González-Pinzón, R. (2014) “Estimating Precipitation and Evapotranspiration Rates using Streamflow Measurements,” presented at the 59th New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute Conference, Nov. 18-19, 2014, Santa Fe, NM.

Zemlick, K. and Thomson, B. (2014) “Modeled Impacts of Uranium Mining on Groundwater in the San Juan Basin,” poster presented at the 59th New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute Conference, Nov. 18-19, 2014, Santa Fe, NM.