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Department of Civil Engineering

Mahmoud Wazne

Selected publications


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Sleiman, N., Deluchat, V., Wazne, M., Mallet, M., Courtin-Nomade, A., Kazpard, V., Baudu, M. 2017. Phosphate removal from aqueous solutions using zero valent iron (ZVI): Influence of solution composition and ZVI aging. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 514, Pages 1-10.
  2. Wazne, M. and Korfali, S. 2016. Spatial and temporal assessment of metal pollution in the sediments of the Qaraoun Reservoir, Lebanon. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Volume 23, Issue 8, pp 7603-7614.
  3. Sleiman, N., Deluchat, V., Wazne, M., Courtin, A., Saad, Z., Kazpard, V., Baudu, M. 2016. Role of iron oxidation byproducts in the removal of phosphate from aqueous solution. RSC Advances, 6(2), pages 1627-1636.
  4. Sleiman, N., Deluchat, V., Wazne, M., Mallet, M., Courtin-Nomade, A., Kazpard, V., Baudu, M. 2016. Phosphate removal from aqueous solution using ZVI/sand bed reactor: Behavior and mechanism. Water Research, Volume 99, 56–65.
  5. Ammar, A., Kanbar, H., Kazpard, V., Wazne, M., El Samrani, A., Amacha, N., Saad, Z., Chou, L. 2016. Role of phosphogypsum and NPK amendments on the retention or leaching of metals in different soils. Journal of Environmental Management, 178, 20-29.
  6. Ammar, R., Kazpard, V., Wazne, M., El Samrani, A., Amacha, N., Saad, Z., Chou, L.2015. Reservoir sediments: A sink or source of chemicals at the surface water-groundwater interface. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187 (9), 1-20.
  7. Moon, D. H., Wazne, M., Cheong, K. H., Baek, K., Chang, Y-Y., Park, J-H. 2015. Stabilization of As, Pb and Cu contaminated soil using calcined oyster shells and steel slag. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22 (14), pp 11162-11169.
  8. Jagupilla, S., Wazne, M. Moon, D. H. 2015. Assessment of ferrous chloride and Portland cement for the remediation of chromite ore processing residue. Chemosphere 136, 95-101.
  9. Moon, D. H., Wazne, M., Dermatas, D., Sanchez, A. M., Cheong, K. H., Park, J-H. 2015. Evaluation of ettringite related swelling mechanisms for treated chromite ore processing residue. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22 (1), 738-744.
  10. Karachalios, A. and Wazne, M. 2015. Phosphate removal from water by modified pine bark using ionic liquid analog. Desalination and Water Treatment, Volume 54, Issue 7, pages 1881-1892.
  11. Grubb, D.G., Jagupilla, S., Cummings, R., Wazne, M. 2014. The immobilization of lead, tungsten and phosphate by steel slag fines: Metals thresholding and rate studies. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste 18 (3).
  12. Grubb, D.G., Wazne, M., Jagupilla, S., Malasavage, N.E., Bradfield, W.B. 2013. Aging effects in field-compacted dredged material: Steel slag fines blends. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste 17 (2), pp. 107-119.
  13. Moon, D.H., Cheong, K.H., Khim, J., Wazne, M., Hyun, S., Park, J.-H., Chang, Y.-Y., Ok, Y.S. 2013. Stabilization of Pb2+ and Cu2+ contaminated firing range soil using calcined oyster shells and waste cow bones. Chemosphere 91 (9), pp. 1349-1354.
  14. Karachalios, A. and Wazne, M. 2013. Nitrate removal from water by quaternized pine bark using choline based ionic liquid analogue. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. 88 (4), pp. 664-671.
  15. Xiao, R. and Wazne, M. 2013. 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. 88 (4), pp. 711-718.
  16. Ahmad, M., Moon, D. H., Wazne, M., Kim, H. J., Lee, Y. H., Ok, Y. S. 2013. Effects of natural and calcined oyster shells on antimony solubility in shooting range soil. Journal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry, Volume 56, Issue 4, pp 461-464.
  17. Moon, D.H., Oh, D.-Y., Wazne, M., Park, J.-H. 2013. Immobilization of As and Pb in contaminated sediments using waste resources. Environmental Earth Sciences, Volume 69, Issue 8, 2013, Pages 2721-2729.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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. 2008. Method of treatment, stabilization and heave control for chromite ore processing residues (COPR) and chromium contaminated soils. United States Patent 7452163.

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings Articles:

  1. Grubb, D.G., Jagupilla, S.C., Wazne, M. 2016. Immobilization of Cadmium (Cd) and Zinc (Zn) Using Steel Slag Fines. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication Volume 2016-January, Issue 273 GSP, 2016, Pages 513-521.
  2. Grubb, D.G., Jagupilla, S.C., Wazne, M. 2016. Simultaneous Immobilization of Copper (Cu), Nickel (Ni), and Lead (V) Using Steel Slag Fines. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication Volume 2016-January, Issue 273 GSP, 2016, Pages 70-78.
  3. Jagupilla, S.C. Grubb, D.G., Wazne, M. 2012. Metals Immobilization and Removal Rates of Se(IV) and Se(VI) by Steel Slag Fines Media. Proceedings of ASCE GeoCongress: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, Oakland, California, March 25-29, 2012, pp. 4033-4041.
  4. Jagupilla, S.C. Grubb, D.G., Wazne, M. 2012. Immobilization of Sb(III) and Sb(V) Using Steel Slag Fines. Proceedings of ASCE GeoCongress: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, Oakland, California, March 25-29, 2012, pp. 3988-3994.
  5. 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.
  6.  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.
  7. 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.
  8.   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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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”. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20.  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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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 
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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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