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Methods and Devices for Evaluating Environmental Remediation Progress and Population Health

Abstract This dissertation critically evaluated methodologies and devices for assessing and protecting the health of human populations, with particular emphasis on groundwater remediation and the use of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) to inform population health. A meta-analysis and assessment of laboratory-scale treatability studies for removing chlorinated solvents from groundwater found that sediment microcosms operated as continuous-flow columns are preferable to batch bottles when seeking to emulate with high fidelity the complex conditions prevailing in the subsurface in contaminated aquifers (Chapter 2). Compared to monitoring at the field-scale, use of column microcosms also showed (i) improved chemical speciation, and (ii) qualitative p... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Driver, Erin (Author) / Halden, Rolf (Advisor) / Conroy-Ben, Otakuye (Committee member) / Kavazanjian, Edward (Committee member) / Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Environmental health / Environmental science / Chlorinated solvent remediation / In situ active sampler / Licit and illicit drug consumption / Stress hormones / Treatability studies / Wastewater-based epidemiology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 207 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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