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Department of Civil Engineering

Mahmoud Wazne

Selected publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Grubb, D. G., Wazne, M., Jagupilla, S., Malasavage, N. E., Bradfield, W. B.2012. Aging Effects in Field-Compacted Dredged Material - Steel Slag Fines Blends. ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (Accepted).
  2. Karachalios, A. and Wazne, M. 2012. Nitrate removal from water by quaternized pine bark using choline based ionic liquid analogue. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. Published online, 20 JUL 2012. DOI: 10.1002/jctb.3883.
  3. Xiao, R. and Wazne, M. 2012. Assessment of aged biodegradable polymer coated nano zero valent iron for degradation of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX). Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. Published online: 20 JUL 2012. DOI: 10.1002/jctb.3889.
  4. Malasavage, N., Jagupilla, S. C., Grubb, D. G., Wazne, M., Coon, W. P. 2012. Geotechnical Performance of Dredged Material - Steel Slag Fines Blends: Laboratory and Field Evaluation. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering. Vol. 138, No. 8, pp. 981-991.
  5. Moon, D. H., Lee, J-RS., Wazne, M., Park, J-HP. 2012. Assessment of soil washing for Zn contaminated soils using various washing solutions. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Volume 18, Issue 2, Pages 822 - 825.
  6. Moon D.H., Wazne M. 2011. Impact of brownmillerite hydration on Cr(VI) sequestration in chromite ore processing residue. Geosciences Journal. Volume: 15 Issue: 3, Pages 287 - 296.
  7. Grubb, D.G., Wazne, M., Jagupilla, S.C., and Malasavage, N.E. 2011. The beneficial use of steel slag fines to immobilize arsenite and arsenate: Slag characterization and metal thresholding studies, J. Hazardous, Toxic, Radioactive Waste 15, 130.
  8. Karachalios, A., Wazne, M., Betancur, J. N., Christodoulatos, C., Braida, W., and O’Connor, G. 2011. Immobilization of Cu, Pb and W in mixed munitions firing range contaminated soils by various amendments. J. Hazardous, Toxic, Radioactive Waste 15, 151.
  9. Liu, X., Wazne, M., Chou, T., Xiao, R., and Xu, S. 2010. Influence of Ca2+ and Suwannee River Humic Acid on Aggregation of Silicon Nanoparticles in Aqueous Media. Water Research, Volume 45, Issue 1, Pages 105-112.
  10. Liu, X., Wazne, M., Han, Y., Christodoulatos, C., and Jasinkiewicz, K. L. 2010. Effects of Natural Organic Matter on Aggregation Kinetics of Boron Nanoparticles in Monovalent and Divalent Electrolytes. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 348(1), Pages 101-107.
  11. Strigul, N., Vaccari, L., Galdun, C., Wazne, M., Liu, X. Christodoulatos, C., and Jasinkiewicz, K. L. 2009. Acute toxicity of boron, titanium dioxide, and aluminum nanoparticles to Daphnia magna and Vibrio fischeri. Desalination. 248(1-3), Pages 771-782.
  12. Jagupilla, S. C., Moon, D. H., Wazne, M., Christodoulatos, C., and Kim, M. G. 2009. Effects of particle size and acid addition on the remediation of chromite ore processing residue using ferrous sulfate. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 168(1), Pages 121-128.
  13. Moon, D. H., Wazne, M., Koutsospyros, A., Christodoulatos, C., Gevgilili, H., Malik, M., and Kalyon, D. M. 2009. Evaluation of the treatment of chromite ore processing residue by ferrous sulfate and asphalt. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 166(1), Pages 27-32.
  14. Liu, X., Wazne, M., Christodoulatos, C., and Jasinkiewicz, K. L. 2009. Aggregation and Deposition Behavior of Boron Nanoparticles in Porous Media. 2009. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 330(1), Pages 90-96.
  15. Wazne, M., Jagupilla, S. C., Moon, D. H., Christodoulatos, C., and Koutsospyros, A. 2008. Leaching Mechanisms of Cr(VI) from Chromite Ore Processing Residue. Journal of Environmental Quality. 37(6), Pages 2125-2134.
  16. Moon, D. H., Wazne, M., Jagupilla, S. C., Christodoulatos, C., Kim, M. G., and Koutsospyros, A. 2008. Particle size and pH effects on remediation of chromite ore processing residue using calcium polysulfide (CaS5). Science of The Total Environment. 399(1-3), Pages 2-10.
  17. Choy, C. C., Wazne, M., and Meng, X. 2008. Application of an empirical transport model to simulate retention of nanocrystalline titanium dioxide in sand columns. Chemosphere. 71(9), Pages 1794-1801.
  18. Moon, D. H., Wazne, M., Yoon, I. and Grubb, D. G. 2008. Assessment of cement kiln dust (CKD) for stabilization/solidification S/S of arsenic contaminated soils. Journal of Hazardous materials. 159(2-3), Pages 512-518.
  19. Doshi, R., Braida, W., Christodoulatos, C., Wazne, M., and O’Connor, G. 2008. Nano-aluminum: Transport through sand columns and environmental effects on plants and soil communities. Environmental Research. 106(3), Pages 296-303.
  20. Wazne, M., Jagupilla, S.C., Moon, D. H., Jagupilla, S., Christodoulatos, C., and Kim, M. G. 2007. Evaluation of calcium polysulfide for the remediation of hexavalent chromium in chromite ore processing residue (COPR). Journal of Hazardous Materials. 143(3), Pages 620-628.
  21. Moon, D. H., Wazne, M., Dermatas, D., Christodoulatos, C., Sanchez, A. M., Grubb, D. G., Chrysochoou, M., and Kim, M. G. 2007. Long-term treatment issues with chromite ore processing residue (COPR): Cr6+ reduction and heave. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 143(3), Pages 629-635.
  22. Wazne, M., Moon, D. H. Jagupilla, S. C. Jagupilla, S. Christodoulatos, C., Dermatas, D., and Chrysochoou, M. 2007. Remediation of chromite ore processing residue using ferrous sulfate and calcium polysulfide. Geosciences Journal. 11(2), Pages 105-110.
  23. Moon, D. H., Dermatas, D., Wazne, M., Chrysochoou, M., and Sanchez, A. M. 2007. Heaving Related to Ettringite in Chromite Ore Processing Residue. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 29(4), Pages 289-294.
  24. Dermatas, D., Chrysochoou, M., Moon, D. H., Grubb, D. G., Wazne, M., and Christodoulatos, C. 2006. Ettringite-Induced Heave in Chromite Ore Processing Residue (COPR) upon Ferrous Sulfate Treatment. Environmental Science and Technology. 40(18), Pages 5786-5792.
  25. Wazne, M., Meng, X., Korfiatis, G. P., and Christodoulatos, C. 2006. Carbonate Effects on Hexavalent Uranium Removal from Water by Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 136(1), Pages 47-52.
  26. Chrysochoou, M. Dermatas, D., Moon, D. H., Christodoulatos, C., Wazne M., French, C., Morris, J., and Kaouris, M. 2006. Investigation of Barium Treatment of Chromite Ore Processing Residue (COPR). Journal of ASTM International. 3(6), Pages 5786-5792.
  27. Wazne, M., Korfiatis, G. P. and Meng, X. 2003. Carbonate effects on Hexavalent Uranium Adsorption by Iron Oxyhydroxide. Environmental Science and Technology. 37(16), Pages 3619-3624.

Patents

  1. Wazne, M., Dermatas, D., Kalyon, D., Meng, X., Kaouris, M., and Morris, J. Method of treatment, stabilization and heave control for chromite ore processing residues (COPR) and chromium contaminated soils. United States Patent 7452163. (2008).
  2. Grubb, D. G. and Wazne, M. Metals Immobilization Using Slag Fines. United States Patent Application 20110049057. (2011).

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings Articles:

  1. Karachalios A. and Wazne, M. 2012. Nitrate removal from water by quaternized pine bark using a choline based ionic liquid analogue. Protection & Restoration of the Environment XI, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 3-6, pp.9.
  2. Xiao, R. and Wazne, M. 2012. Assessment of aged green polymer coated nano zero valent   iron for degradation of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX). Protection & Restoration of the Environment XI, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 3-6, pp.9.
  3. W. Braida, M. Wazne, A. Ogundipe, G.Sen Tuna, J. Pavlov, A. Koutsospyros, V. Balok. 2012. Transport of Nitrotriazolone(NTO) in Soil Lysimeters. Protection & Restoration of the Environment XI, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 3-6, pp.9.
  4. W. Braida, M. Wazne, J. Pavlov, A. Kalomoiri, A. Koutsospyros, V. Balok. 2012. Dissolution of Nitrotriazolone (NTO) from insensitive munitions (IM) compositions. Protection & Restoration of the Environment XI, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 3-6, pp.9.
  5. S.C.Jagupilla, D.G.Grubb and M.Wazne. 2012. Metals Immobilization and Removal Rates of Se(IV) and Se(VI) by Steel Slag Fines Media. ASCE GeoCongress: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering. Oakland, CA, March 25 -29.
  6. S.C.Jagupilla, D.G.Grubb and M.Wazne. 2012. Immobilization of Sb(III) and Sb(V) using Steel Slag Fines. ASCE GeoCongress: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering. Oakland, CA, March 25 -29.
  7. D. G. Grubb, M. Wazne, and S. C. Jagupilla. 2011. Leaching of Immobilized Arsenic from Steel Slag Fines. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Rhodes, Greece, 8 - 10 September.
  8. D. G. Grubb, M. Wazne, and S. C. Jagupilla. 2011. Metals Immobilization Rates Using Steel Slag Fines. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Rhodes, Greece, 8 - 10 September.
  9. Grubb D.G., Wazne, M., and Jagupilla, S.C. 2010. “Metals immobilization using slag fines,” Protection & Restoration of the Environment X, Corfu, Greece, July 5-9, pp.8.
  10. Grubb D.G., Wazne, M., Jagupilla, S.C., and Malasavage, N.E. 2010. “Arsenic immobilization using slag fines,” Protection & Restoration of the Environment X, Corfu, Greece, July 5-9, pp.8.
  11. Xiao, R., Wazne, M., and Frankovic, J. W. 2010. “Degradation of hexahydro-1,35-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) by polymer coated nano Zreo Valent Iron (nZVI)”. Protection & Restoration of the Environment X, Corfu, Greece, July 5-9, pp.8
  12. Karachalios, A., and Wazne, M. 2010. “Development of sustainable biosorbents to recover nutrients from aqueous solutions”. Protection & Restoration of the Environment X, Corfu, Greece, July 5-9, pp.8.
  13. Karachalios, A., Wazne, M., Betancur, N. J., Jagupilla, S. C., Christodoulatos, C., Braida, W., and O’Connor, G. 2010. “Immobilization of Cu, Pb and W in mixed munitions firing range contaminated soils by various amendments”. Geotechnical Special Publication No. 199, D. Fratta, A.J. Puppala, and B. Muhunthan (eds.), ASCE, pp. 10.
  14. Grubb, D.G., Wazne, M, and Malasavage, N.E., 2010. “Characterization of slag fines for use as a dredged material amendment”. GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 199, D. Fratta, A.J. Puppala, and B. Muhunthan (eds.), ASCE, pp. 10.
  15. Liu, X., Xiao, R., Wazne, M., Chou, T. and Christodoulatos, C. 2009. “Effects of electrolytes and Suwannee River Humic Acid on the aggregation behavior of silicon nanoparticles”. Proceedings for the International conference on the environmental implication and application of nanotechnology. June 9- 11, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, pp. 44-48.
  16. Liu, X., Wazne, M., Christodoulatos, C., and Jasinkiewicz, K. 2009. “Effects of natural organic matter and electrolytes on the aggregation kinetics of boron nanoparticles”. Proceedings for the International conference on the environmental implication and application of nanotechnology. June 9- 11, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, pp. 49-56.
  17. Jagupilla, S. C., Wazne, M., Liu, X., Rabah, N., Lazar, B., Su, T-L., and Christodoulatos, C. 2009. “Comparative study of nano zero valent iron, micro zero valent iron and emulsified nano zero valent iron for the remediation of TCE and Cr(VI) contaminated groundwater”. Proceedings for the International conference on the environmental implication and application of nanotechnology. June 9- 11, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, pp. 37-43.
  18. Moon, D.H., Dermatas, D., Chrysochoou, M., Grubb, D.G., and Wazne, M. 2008. “Assessment of brownmillerite and periclase hydration in chromite ore processing residue at elevated temperature,” GeoCongress 2008: Geotechnics of Waste Management and Remediation, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 177, M.H., Khire, A.N. Alshawabkeh, and K.N. Reddy (eds.), ASCE, pp. 375-382.
  19. Wazne, M., Liu, X., Christodoulatos, C., and Jasinkiewicz, K. L. 2008. “Studies on boron nanoparticles aggregation and transport in porous media”. Protection and Restoration of the Environment IX, Kefalonia, Greece, 29 June to 3 July, pp. 8.
  20. Betancur, J. N., Wazne, M., Moon, D. H., Christodoulatos, C., Braida, W., O’Connor, G. 2008. “A novel approach for the remediation of mixed lead and tungsten contaminated firing range soils”. Protection and Restoration of the Environment IX, Kefalonia, Greece, 29 June to 3 July, pp. 8.
  21. Strigul, N., Vaccari, L., Galdun, C., Wazne, M., Braida, W., Christodoulatos, C., and Jasinkiewicz, K. L. 2008. “Comparative study of acute toxicity of different nanomaterials”. Protection and Restoration of the Environment IX, Kefalonia, Greece, 29 June to 3 July, pp. 8.
  22. Liu, X., Wazne, M., Christodoulatos, C., and Jasinkiewicz, K. 2008. “Aggregation and Deposition Behavior of Boron Nanoparticles in Porous Media”. International Environmental Nanotechnology conference: Applications and Implications, Chicago, IL, October 7-9, pp.195-202 
  23. Moon, D. H., Dermatas, D., Chrysochoou, M., Sanchez, A. M., Wazne, M., and Grubb, D. G. 2006. “Sulfate induced heaving in chromite ore processing residue,” Environmental Geotechnics (5th ICEG), H.R. Thomas (ed.), Thomas Telford Publishing, London, Vol. 2, pp. 1479-1486.
  24. Moon, D.H., Dermatas, D., Sanchez A.M., Wazne, M., Chrysochoou M., Christodoulatos C., Grubb D.G., and Kim, M.G. 2006. “Investigation of heave and remediation of chromite ore processing residue (COPR) materials using ferrous sulfate”, Proc. of the Second International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, American Academy of Science, Houston, Texas, USA, August 19-22, page. 239.
  25. Wazne, M., Papastavrou, M., Papazoglou, P., Meng, X., Dermatas, D., Christodoulatos, C., and Moon, D. H., Kaouris, M., Morris, J., and Jackson, R. L. 2005. “Leaching Behavior of Chromite Ore Processing Residue”. Proc. of the 8th Battelle In-situ and On-site Bioremediation International Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland, June 6-9, eproceedings with no page numbers
  26. Wazne, M., Papazoglou, P., Papastavrou, M., Meng, X., Dermatas, D., and Christodoulatos, C., Kaouris, M., Morris, J., and Jackson, R. L. 2005. “Remediation of Chromite Ore Processing Residue by Chemical Reductants”. Proc. of the 8th Battelle In-situ and On-site Bioremediation International Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland, June 6-9, eproceedings with no page numbers
  27. Chrysochoou, M., Moon, D. H., Dermatas, D., Wazne, M., Meng, X., Kaouris, M., Morris, J., French, C., and Sass, B. 2005. “Mineralogical Analysis of Chrome Ore Processing Residue by X-Ray Powder Diffraction”. Proc. of the 8th Battelle In-situ and On-site Bioremediation International Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland, June 6-9, eproceedings with no page numbers.
  28. Chrysochoou M., Dermatas D., Moon D.H., and Wazne M. 2005. “Role and Properties of Calcium Aluminum Oxide Hydrates in Chromium Waste Stabilization”, Proc. 1st International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, American Academy of Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan. 23-26, page. 429.
  29. Wazne, M., Korfiatis, G. P., and Meng, X. 2004. “Removal of Uranium from Water by Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide” The international conference for the Protection and Restoration of the Environment, Mykonos, Greece, June, e-proceedings, no page number.

 

Academic degrees

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, May 2003
M.S. in Civil Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, May 1991
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, May 1990

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