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Location: Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
Work: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Beneficial Reuse and Resource Recovery of Potential Solid Waste Components, Potential Industrial Waste Streams (e.g., Coal combustion products); Pollution Prevention and Source Reduction; Construction and Demolition Debris Management including Recycling and Beneficial Reuse; Design and Operational Issues of MSW Landfills (including Bioreactor Landfills) and C&D Landfills including the Chemical Fate and Biological Process within these Systems; Environmental Nanotechnology including its Remediation Application, Fate and Transport of Manufactured Nanomaterials in the Environment; Environmental Risk Assessment: Fate, Transport and Biological Availability of Emerging Contaminants in different Environmental Scenarios; Physical, Chemical and Biological Processes in Natural and Engineered Systems; Sustainable Environmental Technologies; Water Quality and Sanitation Issues of Developing Countries and Small Islands
Biographical: Brajesh K Dubey Assistant Professor & Graduate Faculty Department of Environmental Health PO Box 70682, 65 Lamb Hall East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614 E-mail: dubeyb@etsu.edu Phone: 423-747-0231 EDUCATION 2005 PhD (Environmental Engineering Sciences) University of Florida, Gainesville FL, USA. Doctoral Dissertation: “Comparison of Environmental Impact of Wood Treated with Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) and Three Different Arsenic Free Preservatives” Advisor: Prof Timothy Townsend 1997 Bachelor of Technology (Hons), Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, WB, India. B.Tech Thesis: “Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Columns under Axial Compression and Reversed Cycling Bending” Advisor: Prof Sriman Bhattacharya EXPERIENCE (Academic) 2009-Present 2008-2009 2006 -2008 Assistant Professor & Graduate Faculty, Department of Environmental Health, 65 Lamb Hall, East Tennessee State University, PO Box 70682, Johnson City, TN, 37614 Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 1142. Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611 2001-2005 Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant , Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611. EXPERIENCE (Industry) 1997-2001 2006 (part time) Civil Engineer (Environmental), Engineers India Limited, New Delhi, India. Project Engineer, Innovative Waste Consulting Services LLC. Gainesville, FL HONORS and AWARDS 2008 Certificate of Academic Excellence from Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Gainesville, Florida 2005 Outstanding International Student Award from College of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA 2004 Ron Cockcroft Award (RCA) from International Research Group on Wood Protection (IRG-WP), 2004; Stockholm, Sweden 2004 First Place Award, Air and Waste Management Student Poster Competition, University of Florida, April 2004 2004 Chair of the “Special Waste Session” during the 19th International Solid Waste Technology and Management Conference at Philadelphia, USA, March 2004 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS ACS American Chemical Society AEESP Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors NEHA National Environmental Health Association NSWAI National Solid Waste Association of India (Life Member) SWANA Solid Waste Association of North America PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES • 2010, Advisor, Committee on Development of Center for Environmental Science (including launch of Masters Program in this area) under School of Earth, Biological and Environmental Sciences; Central University of Bihar, Patna, India • 2010 Member, Organizing Committee, 3rd International Congress of Environmental Research, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius, September 16-18, 2010 • 2010, NIEHS Proposal Review for RFA-ES-09-003 Hazmat Training at DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex and RFA-ES-09-004 Hazardous Materials Worker Health and Safety Training • 2010, American Society of Public Health (ASPH) Working Group Member for the Global Health Core Competency Development Project, Washington DC • 2009 – 2010, Lead Guest Editor for the Journal Special Issue titled “Solid Waste Management: Issues and Challenges” in the Open Access Journal, ‘Advances in Civil Engineering’ by Hindwani Publishing Corporation (http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ace/osi.html) • 2009 – 2010, Member of Ad-Hoc Working Group on Alumni Affairs for the College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN • 2009, Reviewer for Graduate Fellowship Applications under U.S. EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program • 2009 & 2007, Peer Reviewer for Proposals received by U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. • 2008, Coordinator, International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER-2008), Goa, India, December 18th –December 20th 2008. • 2004, Summer Environmental Enrichment Program funded by NSF, Co-taught a course on “Environmental chemistry and waste management” for a class comprising high school students and teachers from various Gainesville, Florida schools. • 2003, Summer Environmental Enrichment Program funded by NSF, Co-taught a course “Environmental waste chemistry” for a class comprising high school students and teachers from various Gainesville, Florida schools. • Served as reviewer for scholarly journals: 1. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 2. Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T) 3. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 4. Fuel 5. Geotextile and Geomembrane 6. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (Inderscience) 7. Journal of Air and Waste Management Association 8. Journal of Environmental Engineering - ASCE 9. Journal of Hazardous Material 10. Resource Conservation and Recycling 11. Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal 12. Waste Management 13. Waste Management and Research TEACHING (University Course Developed and/or Taught) and STUDENT SUPERVISION At East Tennessee State University ENVH 4379 Environmental Analysis (with Laboratory Component) Spring 2010 ENVH 5100 Environmental Health Practice Spring 2010 (offered on ground), Fall 2009(offered online) ENVH 3700 Solid Waste Management Fall 2009 At University of Auckland ENVENG 244 Environmental Engineering-I (with Laboratory Component) 2009, 2008 ENVENG 752 Sustainability Assessment and Risk (including Life Cycle Analysis) 2009 ENVENG 752 Geoenvironmental Engineering 2008 ENGGEN 115 Introduction to Engineering Design 2009 At University of Florida: Teaching Assistant for several Undergraduate and Graduate Environmental Courses including assisting and supervising students for their laboratory projects, Filled in as Lecturer when Instructors were out of station. Graduate Student Supervision/Other Associated Roles • Supervisor for a PhD (Environmental Health) student Mr. Lok Pokhrel (expected graduation 2014), specific topic not decided yet. • Supervisor for a MSEH (Masters of Science in Environmental Health) student Ms. Thilini Silva (expected graduation 2011), her research is focused on fate of discarded nanoparticles and nanoparticle containing products in waste disposal systems. • Member of PhD Supervisory Committee of Ms. Shantha Parthan, student at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Her PhD thesis research focuses on issues related to sustainable solid waste management in developing countries with a case study on Indian solid waste management scenario. Expected graduation 2011. • Co-supervisor for one ME student and 2 PhD student during the tenure at University of Auckland • Served on PhD Exam Panel for one student at University of Auckland • External Examiner: PhD Dissertation at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India • Assessor for Master’s thesis and Project Reports for the Graduate Program in the field of Environmental Engineering, Fluids, Water Resources and Sustainability at University of Auckland from June 2008 to Aug 2009. Assessors are the people appointed to assist with maintaining adequate standards (assessor cannot be the examiner on that thesis or report). The role of assessor is also to ensure uniformity in the grades assigned to different thesis/reports coming out of that particular program. PUBLICATIONS I have published original research articles in several internationally reputed journals in the field of Environmental Engineering and Science and have attended and presented papers at several national and international conferences. Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:(As on March 18, 2010 Total Citation: 159; h-index = 8) 1. Dubey, B., Townsend, T., and Solo-Gabriele, H., 2010. Metal Loss from Treated Wood Products in Contact with Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Leachate. Journal of Hazardous Material 175 558-568. 2. Jang, Y., Jain, P., Tolaymat, T., Dubey, B., Singh, S., Townsend, T. 2010. Characterization of Roadway Stormwater System Residuals for Reuse and Disposal Options. Science of Total Environment 408 1878-1887. 3. Mishra, A., Dubey, B., Wu, C., Townsend, T, Solo-Gabriele, H., 2010. Leaching and Retention of Metals from Co-Combustion of CCA Metals and Alkaline Earth and Iron based Sorbents. Environmental Engineering Science (Submitted) 4. Zhang, J., Dubey, B., and Townsend, T., 2010. The Effect of Moisture Content and Aeration on H2S Production in Simulated C&D Debris Landfills. Environmental Science and Technology (Submitted). 5. Dubey, B., Townsend, T., and Solo-Gabriele, H., 2010. Comparison of Relative Risks in Soil below Structures made of Arsenic and Arsenic Free Treated Wood. Soil and Sediment Contamination-An International Journal (Submitted). 6. Dubey, B., Spalvins, E., Townsend, T., and Solo-Gabriele, H., 2009. Comparison of CCA- and ACQ-Treated Wood Disposal in Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering 135(10) 910-917. 7. Jang, Y., Jain, P., Tolaymat, T., Dubey, B., Townsend, T. 2009. Characterization of Pollutants in Florida Street Sweepings for Management and Reuse. Journal of Environmental Management 91(2) 320-327. 8. Spalvins, E., Dubey, B., and Townsend, T., 2008. Impact of Electronic Waste Disposal on Leachate Quality during the Acidic Phase of Simulated Landfills. Environmental Science and Technology 42(19) 7452-7458. 9. Tolaymat, T., Dubey, B., and Townsend, T., 2008. Assessing Risk Posed by Land Application of Ash from the Combustion of Wood and Tires. The Journal of Residual Science and Technology 5(2) 61-67. 10. Wadanambi, L., Dubey, B., and Townsend, T., 2008. Leaching of Lead from Lead-Based-Paint under a Variety of Leaching Conditions. Journal of Hazardous Materials 157(1) 194-200 11. Townsend, T., Musson, S., and Dubey, B., and Pearson, B., 2008. Leachability of Printed Wire Boards Containing Leaded and Lead-Free Solder. Journal of Environmental Management 88 926-931. 12. Dubey, B., Townsend, T., Solo-Gabriele, H., and Bitton, G., 2007 Impact of Surface Water Conditions on Preservative Concentrations and Aquatic Toxicity of Treated Wood Leachate. Environmental Science and Technology, 41(10) 3781-3786. 13. Dubey, B., Solo-Gabriele, H., and Townsend, T., 2007. Quantities of Arsenic Treated Wood in Hurricane Katrina Demolition Debris. Environmental Science and Technology, 41(5) 1533-1536. Based on this study a news story is published in ES&T in the same edition of the journal. Another news story by C&EN (Chemical and Engineering News, ACS) was published online on 2nd Feb, 2007. 14. Dubey, B. and Townsend, T., 2007. Leaching of Milled Asphalt Pavement Amended with Waste to Energy Ash. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 1(2/3) 145-158. 15. Jacobi, G., Solo-Gabriele, H., Townsend, T., Dubey, B., 2007. Evaluation of Technologies for Sorting CCA-Treated Wood. Waste Management, 27(12) 1617-1625. 16. Dagan, R., Dubey, B., Bitton, G., and Townsend, T., 2007. Aquatic Toxicity of Leachates Produced from Several Electronic Devices. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 53(2) 168-173. 17. Jacobi, G., Solo-Gabriele, H., Dubey, B., Townsend, T., Shiba, T., 2007. Evaluation of Commercial Landscaping Mulch for Possible Contamination from CCA-treated Wood. Waste Management, 27(12) 1765-1773. 18. Townsend, T., Dubey, B., and Tolaymat, T., 2006. Interpretation of SPLP Results for Assessing Risk to Groundwater from Land Applied Granular Waste. Environmental Engineering Science, 23(1) 236-248. 19. Song, J., Dubey, B., Jang, Y., Townsend, T. and Solo-Gabriele, H., 2006. Implication of Chromium Speciation on Disposal of Discarded CCA-Treated Wood. Journal of Hazardous Material, B128, 280-288. 20. Shibata, T., Solo-Gabriele, H., Dubey, B., Townsend T., Jacobi, G., 2006. Arsenic leaching from mulch made from recycled construction and demolition wood and impacts of iron-oxide. Environmental Science and Technology 40(16) 5102-5107. 21. Townsend, T., Dubey, B., Tolaymat, T. and Solo-Gabriele, H., 2005. Preservative Leaching from Weathered CCA-Treated Wood. Journal of Environmental Management, 75(2): 105-113. 22. Stook, K., Tolaymat, T., Ward, M., Dubey, B., Townsend, T., Solo-Gabriele, H. and Bitton, G., 2005. Relative Leaching and Aquatic Toxicity of Pressure-Treated Wood Products Using Batch Leaching Tests. Environmental Science and Technology, 39(1) 155-163. 23. Dubey, B. and Townsend, T., 2004. Arsenic and Lead Leaching from the Waste Derived Fertilizer Ironite. Environmental Science and Technology, 38(20) 5400-5404. Based on this study a news story was also published in ES&T in the same edition of the journal. 24. Stook, K., Dubey, B., Ward, M., Townsend, T., Bitton, G. and Solo-Gabriele, H., 2004. Heavy Metal Toxicity of Pressure Treated Wood Leachates with MetPLATE. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 73(6): 987-994. 25. Townsend, T., Tolaymat, T., Solo-Gabriele, H., Dubey, B., Stook, K. and Wadanambi, L., 2004. Leaching of CCA Treated Wood: Implications for Waste Disposal. Journal of Hazardous Material, B114 75-91. 26. Khan, B., Solo-Gabriele, H., Dubey, B., Townsend, T., and Cai, Y., 2004. Arsenic Speciation of Solvent-Extracted Leachate from New and Weathered CCA-Treated Wood. Environmental Science and Technology, 38 (17) 4527-4534. 27. Dubey, B. and Bhattacharya, S., 2000. Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Columns under Axial Compression and Reversed Cycling Bending. Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), 80:135-150. Refereed Book Chapters: 1. Townsend, T., Dubey, B., and Solo-Gabriele, H (2008). Disposal Issues of Preservative Treated Wood, book chapter (Chapter-33) in Schultz, T., Miltz, H., Freeman. M., Goodell, B. and Nicholas, D. “Development of Commercial Wood Preservatives: Efficacy, Environment and Health Issues” ACS Symposium Series 982, published by American Chemical Society, Washington D.C. page no 545-562. 2. Jambeck, J., Dubey, B., Townsend, T. and Solo-Gabriele, H. (2006). Disposal of Preservative Treated Wood in Landfills, book chapter in Townsend, T., and Solo-Gabriele, H. “Environmental Impacts of Treated Wood” CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, page no 467 – 485. 3. Cai, Y., Solo-Gabriele, H., Townsend, T., Khan, B., Georgiadis, M. and Dubey, B. (2006). Elemental Speciation and Environmental Importance Associated with CCA-Treated Wood, book chapter in Townsend, T., and Solo-Gabriele, H. “Environmental Impacts of Treated Wood” CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, page no 117 - 137. Full Papers Published in Conference Proceedings: 1. Dubey, B., Townsend, T. and Santra, S., Preliminary Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle Containing Discarded Waste Materials on Waste Disposal Systems, Paper published in the Conference Proceedings (on CD) , International Conference on the Environmental Implications and Applications of Nanotechnology, June 9-11, 2009, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 2. Dubey, B., and Townsend, T., Biomass Resource Assessment: Availability and Cost Analysis of Using Municipal Solid Waste Components as Alternative Fuel Sources for Power Generation: A Case Study of Gainesville, Florida, USA, Paper published in Conference Proceedings, Renewable Energy Asia Conference, Organized by Kyoto University, Japan and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, New Delhi, India, December 11 - 13, 2008. 3. Dubey, B., and Townsend, T., A Review of Environmental Risk Assessment Approach for Emerging Waste Streams, Paper presented at 2nd International Congress of Environmental Research, Goa, India, December 18 - 20, 2008. 4. Dubey, B., Townsend, T. and Solo-Gabriele, H., Comparison of Relative Risks from Preservative Components of Treated Wood Structures, Paper presented at Wood Protection 2006, Forest Products Society, New Orleans, USA, March 21 - 23, 2006. 5. Dubey, B., Townsend, T. and Solo-Gabriele, H., Comparison of CCA- and ACQ-Treated Wood Disposal in a Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill, Paper presented at Wood Protection 2006, Forest Products Society, New Orleans, USA, March 21 - 23, 2006. 6. Solo-Gabriele, H., Townsend, T., Jacobi, G. and Dubey, B., Methods to Minimize Preservative-Treated Wood in Recovered Wood Waste, Paper presented at Wood Protection 2006, Forest Products Society, New Orleans, USA, March 21 - 23, 2006. 7. Dubey, B., Townsend, T., Solo-Gabriele, H. and Bitton, G., Comparison of Temporal Changes in Metal Leaching and Aquatic Toxicity from Wood Treated with CCA and Alternative Preservatives, Proceedings 2005, IRG/WP 05-50236, Paper presented at 36th Annual Meeting of International Research Group on Wood Preservation at Bangalore, India, April 24 - 28, 2005. 8. Solo-Gabriele, H., Townsend, T., Jacobi, G., Dubey, B., Fernandes, J., and Lam, E., Wood Waste Management Practices in the U.S. with Emphasis on the Management of Wood Treated With Metal-Based Preservative, Paper presented at COST E31 Management of Recovered Wood, 2nd Conference: Towards a Higher Technical, Economical and Environmental Standard, 29th September – 1st October, 2005; Wood and Furniture Technical Centre (CTBA), 33000, Bordeaux, France. 9. Townsend, T., Dubey, B., Jambeck, J. and Solo-Gabriele, H., Disposal of Pressure Treated Wood in Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill; Proceedings 2005, IRG/WP 05-50235, Paper presented at 36th Annual Meeting of International Research Group on Wood Preservation at Bangalore, India, April 24 - 28, 2005. 10. Shibata, T., Solo-Gabriele, H., Townsend, T. and Dubey, B., Leaching of Arsenic from mulch made from Recycled Construction and Demolition Wood, Proceedings 2005, IRG/WP 05-50232, Paper presented at 36th Annual Meeting of International Research Group on Wood Preservation at Bangalore, India, April 24 - 28, 2005. 11. Solo-Gabriele, H., Townsend, T., Yong, C., Khan, B., Song, J., Jambeck, J., Dubey, B. and Jang, Y., Speciation of Leachate from CCA-Treated Wood, Proceedings 2005, IRG/WP 05-50224:27, Paper presented at 6th International Symposium, Environment and Wood Preservation, at Cannes-Mandelieu, France, Feb 7-8, 2005. 12. Dubey, B., Townsend, T., and Solo-Gabriele, H., Metal Leaching from Pressure Treated Wood in Sanitary Landfill Leachate, Proceedings 2004, IRG/WP 04-50220, Paper presented at 35th Annual Meeting of International Research Group on Wood Preservation at Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 6-10, 2004. 13. Dubey, B., Townsend, T., and Solo-Gabriele, H., Comparing Arsenic Leachability in Landfill Leachate and in TCLP, Proceedings 2004, Nineteenth International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management; Philadelphia, March 21-24, 2004 567-576. 14. Townsend, T., Dubey, B. and Solo-Gabriele, H., Assessing Potential Wood Disposal impact from Preservative Treated Wood Products- A Life Cycle Analysis Approach, Proceedings 2004, International Conference on Environmental Impact of Preservative-Treated Wood; Orlando, February 8 – 11, 2004, 169-188. Magazine Article 1. Solo-Gabriele, H., Jacobi, G., Dubey, B., and Townsend, T., 2005. Warning Signs: certain chemical preservatives are unwelcome contaminants in the mulch and wood fuel markets. Construction & Demolition Recycling, September/October: 24-32. Published abstracts 1. Dubey, B., Environmental Risk Assessment for Beneficial Reuse and Disposal Options of Waste Materials: Issues and Challenges, Presented at 2010 East Tennessee Environmental Conference, Kingsport, Tennessee, March 16-17, 2010. 2. Dubey, B and Singhal, N., Evaluation of Test Methods for Assessing the Environmental Risks from Road Marking Glass Beads, Presented at 2010 American Chemical Society Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Session of Sustainable Waste Management: Issues and Challenges, March 21-25, 2010. 3. Dubey, B., Environmental Risk Assessment of Emerging Waste Materials : Issues and Challenges, Presented at Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation 39th Annual Solid Waste Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, April 28-30, 2010 4. Santra, S., Dubey, B., Patel, C., Kar, S., and Townsend, T., Preliminary Study to Assess Fate and Transport of Different Manufactured Nanoparticles (MNPs) in Different Soil Matrix, Presented at 2007 Florida Section ACS meeting (FAME 2007) at Orlando, Florida, USA. 5. Misra, A., Dubey, B., Wu, C.Y., Townsend, T., and Solo-Gabriele, H., Controlling Heavy Metal Emission and Leaching in Combustion Environments by using Sorbent Technology during Disposal of Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) Treated Wood , Paper presented at 2005 Florida Section A&WMA Annual Conference at St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA, Oct 23-25, 2005. 6. Misra, A., Dubey, B., Wu, C.Y., Townsend, T., and Solo-Gabriele, H., Use of mineral Sorbents to Control the Emission and Leaching of Arsenic, Chromium and Copper during the Disposal of CCA Treated Wood, Paper presented at International Symposium on the Role of Adsorbed Films and Particulate Systems in Nano and Biotechnologies at Gainesville, Florida, USA, Aug 24-26, 2005. 7. Misra, A., Dubey, B., Wu, C.Y., Townsend, T., and Solo-Gabriele, H., Evaluating the use of sorbent technology in thermal processes for disposal of Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) treated wood in combustion facilities, Paper presented at Florida 81st Annual Meeting and Exposition (FAME) 2005 organized by American Chemical Society (ACS) Florida Section at Orlando, Florida, USA, May 5-7, 2005. 8. Dubey, B., Jacobi, G., Townsend, T., and Solo-Gabriele, H., CCA-Treated Wood in Consumer Mulches: Tools to Minimize Contamination, Proceedings 2005, Special Waste Symposium, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), West Palm Beach, Florida, Feb 7-10, 2005. 9. Dubey, B., Townsend, T., Arsenic and Lead Leaching from the Waste Derived Fertilizer Ironite™, Poster Presented at Florida Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Workshop 2004-2005, Cocoa Beach, Feb 15-17, 2005. This poster was also presented at 7th Annual Environmental Engineering Sciences Poster Symposium, April 12th 2005. 10. Dubey, B., Sylvie, M., Townsend, T., Comparing Arsenic Leachability in TCLP with Other Leaching Procedures, Poster Presented at Florida Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Workshop 2004-2005, Cocoa Beach, Feb 15-17, 2005. This poster was also presented at 7th Annual Environmental Engineering Sciences Poster Symposium, April 12th 2005. Received third prize in graduate category. 11. Misra, A., Dubey, B., Wu, C.Y., Townsend, T., and Solo-Gabriele, H., Use of Sorbent Technology to Prevent Leaching of Heavy Metals (As, Cr, Cu) and Their Application to Disposal of CCA Treated Wood in Combustion Systems, Poster presented at 7th Annual Environmental Engineering Sciences Poster Symposium, April 12th 2005. 12. Spalvins, E., Dubey, B., Sylvie, M., Townsend, T., Simulated Landfill Lysimeters to Asses the Leaching of Metals from Potentially Hazardous Wastes, Poster Presented at Florida Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Workshop 2004-2005, Cocoa Beach, Feb 15-17, 2005. This poster was also presented at 7th Annual Environmental Engineering Sciences Poster Symposium, April 12th 2005. Received first prize in graduate category. 13. Dubey, B., Townsend, T. and Solo-Gabriele, H., Leaching of Preservatives from Pressure-treated wood in sanitary landfills, Received 2nd Prize at UF AWMA 6th Annual Environmental Poster Symposium, April 15, 2004. 14. Jacobi, G., Solo-Gabriele, H., Townsend, T., Dubey, B. and Lugo, L., Extent of CCA-Treated Wood in Consumer Mulches. International Conference on Environmental Impact of Preservative-Treated Wood; Orlando, February 8 – 11, 2004. This poster was also presented at the NIEHS-MFBS Center/Arch Program Science Symposium held in Miami, FL on March 18, 2004. 15. Dubey, B., Townsend, T. and Solo-Gabriele, H., Leaching of Copper, Chromium and Arsenic from CCA-treated wood in sanitary landfill leachate, International Conference on Environmental Impact of Preservative-Treated Wood; Orlando, February 8 – 11, 2004. 16. Dubey, B., Townsend, T. and Garret, K. Leaching of Milled Asphalt Pavement Amended with Waste to Energy Ash, Poster Presented at 2003 Annual Conference of Florida Section Air and Waste Management Sept 7-9, 2003, Orlando USA. Invited Presentations 1. Invited Seminar Presentation at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California (USC, Los Angeles) on “Impact of Surface Water Conditions on Preservative Leaching and Aquatic Toxicity from Treated Wood Products”, February 6, 2009. 2. Invited Seminar Presentation at Division of Environmental Engineering and Science, National University of Singapore (NUS) on “Environmental Risks of Emerging Waste Streams”, November 20, 2008. 3. Invited Seminar Presentation at AWRA Florida Chapter Meeting on Iron Research, April 14th, 2008. 4. Invited Seminar Presentation at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland on “Simulated Landfills for Assessing the Leachate Quality Impacts from Co-Disposal of Hazardous Constituents” October 8, 2007. 5. Invited Lecture Presentation on “Disposal Issues related to Pressure Treated Wood” to a class comprising high school students and teachers from various Gainesville, Florida schools; as a part of 2005, Summer Environmental Enrichment Program funded by NSF, July 15, 2005. 6. Invited Seminar Presentation at Department of Civil Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India on “Leaching Tests : A Tool for Risk Assessment in Solid Waste Management”; on April 20th , 2005. 7. Invited Presentation on “Disposal Issues for Preservative Treated Wood” at the Division of Cellulose Material, American chemical society (ACS) national 2005 spring meeting -2005, San Diego, California March 13-17, 2005. 8. Invited Seminar Presentation at Department of Civil Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India on “Solid Waste Management: A US Perspective”; on Feb 13th, 2004. Technical Reports 1. Dubey, B., Fassman, E., (2009). “Performance Evaluation of Infiltration and Filtration Stormwater Management Practices.” Prepared by University of Auckland (Auckland UniServices Ltd.) for Auckland Regional Council, Auckland, New Zealand. 2. Dubey, B., Singhal, N., (2009). “Evaluation of Test Methods for Assessing the Environmental Risks from Road Marking Glass Beads”, Final Report, Submitted to Britesite (NZ) Limited, Ramarama, New Zealand. 3. Dubey, B., (2009). “Background Information to Assist Preparation of a Proposal to Set up and operate a Plasma Co-generation Plant in New Zealand to Burn Waste to Produce Energy” Final Report, Submitted to A-ward Attachments Limited, Auckland, New Zealand. 4. Townsend, T., Dubey, B., Ko, J., Kim, H., Cho, Y., (2008). “Landfilled Municipal Waste Characteristics in World Regions”, Final Technical Report”. Submitted to the Caterpillar Inc. Peoria, IL. 5. Rhue, R., Townsend, T., Dubey, B., Wang, Y., (2008). “Soils underneath Florida Landfills and their Role in the Occurrence and Fate of Iron and Arsenic in Groundwater, Final Technical Report”. Submitted to the Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Gainesville, FL. 6. Dubey, B., Townsend, T., (2007). “Biomass Resources Assessment Part II: Availability and Cost Analysis of Using Municipal Solid Waste Components as Alternative Fuel Sources for Power Generation, Final Technical Report”. Submitted to Gainesville Regional Utilities, Gainesville, FL. 7. Dubey, B., Townsend, T., (2007). “Assessing Fate of Arsenic during the Management of Diseased Animal Wastes, Set of Notes”. Submitted to Sandra Cointreau, Solid Waste Management Advisor, World Bank, Washington DC. 8. Townsend, T., Dubey, B., Cochran, K., Henry, S., (2007). “Government Policies for Encouraging Recycling of Construction and Demolition Debris” Submitted to Clay County Solid Waste Division, Clay County, Florida, USA. 9. Townsend, T., Dubey, B., Kim, H., Nepal, S., Laux, S., (2007). “Evaluation of Leachate Recirculation and Gas Collection Systems for Highlands County Landfill” Submitted to Department of Solid Waste Management, Highlands County, Florida, USA. 10. Townsend, T., Xu, Q, Dubey, B., Cochran, K., Jordan, A., (2007). “Research Advancing the Management of Construction and Demolition Debris in Florida, Final Technical Report”. Submitted to the Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Gainesville, FL. 11. Reinhart, D., Townsend, T., Dubey, B., Kim, H., Bonilla, V., Xu, Q., (2006). “Design and Operational Issues Related to Co-disposal of Sludges and Biosolids in Class-I Landfills, Final Technical Report (Phase-III)”. Submitted to the Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Gainesville, FL. 12. Solo-Gabriele, H., Townsend, T., Jacobi, G, Dubey, B., Eduardo, L., (2006). “Augmented Sorting of Recovered Wood Waste using Stain and X-ray technologies, Technical Report”. Submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL. 13. Solo-Gabriele, H., Townsend, T., Jacobi, G, Shibata, T., Dubey, B., (2005). “CCA-Treated Wood in Commercial Landscaping Mulch and Effects of Colorant on Metal Leaching Rates, Technical Report #0332003-05”. Submitted to the Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Gainesville, FL. 14. Solo-Gabriele, H., Townsend, T., Durbin, M., Jacobi, G, Dubey, B., (2005). “Educational Outreach and Stain Distribution Project for Identifying Copper-Treated Wood, Technical Report #0232003-05”. Submitted to the Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Gainesville, FL. 15. Townsend, T., Mutha, S., Ko, J., Pearson, B., Spalvins, E. and Dubey, B. (2004) “PBDE Flame Retardants in Florida: Import, Fate and Environmental Implications” Submitted to United States Environmental Protection Agency 16. Solo-Gabriele, H., Townsend, T., Khan, B., Song, J-K, Jambeck, J., Dubey, B., Jang, Y-C, (2003). “Arsenic and Chromium Speciation of Leachates from CCA-Treated Wood, Technical Report #03-07”. Submitted to the Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Gainesville, FL. 17. Solo-Gabriele, H., Townsend, T., Sakura, D., Dubey, B., Jambeck, J., (2002). “Quantities of Arsenic within the State of Florida, Technical Report #03-06.” Submitted to the Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Gainesville, FL. Other Studies/Reports 1. Experimental Investigation of Change in Solution pH within Concrete Pipes, Data report submitted to Water Care, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2009. 2. Leaching of Milled Asphalt Pavement Amended with Waste to Energy Ash, Report submitted to Recyclable 100, Inc., Leesburg, FL 34749-0180, March 2003. 3. Data Report on RCRA Metal Analysis on Contaminated Soil Samples from Ft. Ord, CA, submitted to Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Largo, Florida, March 2003. 4. Leachability of Printed Wire Boards Containing Leaded and Lead-Free Solder, Report submitted to Abt Associates Inc. Cambridge, MA, August 2003. 5. Analysis of Surface Coating Samples on Structures Scheduled for Demolition at the Kennedy Space Center, Report submitted to Jones Edmunds and Associates Inc., Gainesville, Florida, May 2004. 6. Comparison of Arsenic Concentrations in Recovered Screened Material and Soil Measured Using two Different Methodologies: Inductively Coupled Plasma – Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (GF-AAS), Report submitted to Sun Recycling, Dania Beach, Florida, August 2004. 7. Evaluation of Groundwater Issues for the Section 7 Lined Landfill Unit at the Hillsborough County Southeast Landfill, Report submitted to Jones Edmunds and Associates Inc., Gainesville, Florida, January 2006. 8. Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Using Thermal Technologies - Summary of Current Trends and Issues, Submitted to Citrus County Solid Waste Management Division, Lecanto, Florida, 2007. RESEARCH INTERESTS • Beneficial Reuse and Resource Recovery of Potential Solid Waste Components, Potential Industrial Waste Streams (e.g., Coal combustion products); Pollution Prevention and Source Reduction • Construction and Demolition Debris Management including Recycling and Beneficial Reuse • Design and Operational Issues of MSW Landfills (including Bioreactor Landfills) and C&D Landfills including the Chemical Fate and Biological Process within these Systems • Environmental Nanotechnology including its Remediation Application, Fate and Transport of Manufactured Nanomaterials in the Environment • Environmental Risk Assessment: Fate, Transport and Biological Availability of Emerging Contaminants in different Environmental Scenarios • Physical, Chemical and Biological Processes in Natural and Engineered Systems • Sustainable Environmental Technologies • Water Quality and Sanitation Issues of Developing Countries and Small Islands TRAINING • Attended and Participated at the National Science Foundation Workshop “NSF Day at Middle Tennessee State University”, December 18, 2009 Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Enrolled in 2 Semester (2009-10) Course at East Tennessee State University titled “Faculty Technology Leadership”. This course supports faculty who are interested in integrating technology with education. Course content includes the use of course management system applications, multimedia applications, and applications required for efficient and effective delivery of electronic course materials. Production and incorporation of a multimedia learning unit into a course is the capstone project for this course. • Three day workshop on “Introduction to University Teaching and Learning” organized by Center for Academic Development, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ; September 2008. • Half day Teaching Workshop on “Getting Students Taking Responsibility” organized by Center for Academic Development, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ; September 2008. • One day Teaching Workshop on “Getting Participation in a Large Class” organized by Center for Academic Development, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ; August 2008. • One day Workshop on “The Art of Graduate Research Supervision” organized by Center for Academic Development, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ; June 2008. • Bioreactor Landfill Workshop, Two day Workshop on Design and Operational Issues of Bioreactor Landfill by Hinkely Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Orlando, Florida, May 2006. • MINTEQA2 Two day Workshop on Geochemical and Hydrological Modeling and Training, Organized by Allison Geosciences Consultants, Inc. at Atlanta, USA. May 2004. • Two day training workshop on “Principle of Arsenic Behavior in Florida’s Soil” Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, March 4-5, 2002, Gainesville, Florida.   Funded Research Contracts and Grants As a PhD student, as a post doc fellow and faculty member at UOA and ETSU, I have contributed in the preparation of several research grants to state and federal funding agencies such as Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), USEPA, USDA, NSF, NIH, Auckland Regional Council, University of Auckland and several Florida Counties. Several of these projects got funded with several not receiving funding. Some of the newer funded proposal is listed below. Title of Grant Funding Agency Value of Grant Year Role Performance Evaluation of and Pollutant Accumulation in Filtration and Infiltration Storm water Treatment Practices: A Literature Review Auckland Regional Council, Auckland, NZ NZ $12,300 2009 PI (Co-PI: Elizabeth Fassman) Proposal Development to Set up and Operate a Plasma Cogeneration Plant in Auckland Region for Waste to Energy A-Ward Attachments Limited, Auckland, New Zealand NZ $ 11,940 2009 PI Experimental Investigation of Change in Solution pH Within Concrete Pipes Water Care Services Limited, Auckland, New Zealand NZ $ 19,300 2009 PI (Co-PI: Naresh Singhal) Evaluating Risks of Heavy Metals in Beneficial Reuse of Waste Glass Beads Britesite New Zealand Limited, Ramarama, New Zealand NZ$10,000 2009 PI (Co-PI: Naresh Singhal) Evaluation of Fate and Transport of Manufactured Nano materials in Different Soil Matrix: A preliminary Study Faculty Research Development Fund, University of Auckland, NZ NZ $18,545 2008-09 PI Teaching CAPEX in Environmental Engineering Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland NZ $ 57,000 2008-09 PI Current Environmental Topics Related to Construction and Demolition Debris in Florida Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, Florida $62,000 2007-08 Co-PI (PI: Townsend) Technical and Economical Evaluation of Potential Use of Biomass as a Fuel Source for Power Plants City of Gainesville, Gainesville, Florida $36,160 2007 Co-PI (PI: Douglas Carter) Optimization of Gas Collection System at the Highlands County Bioreactor Landfill Department of Solid Waste Management, Highlands County, Sebring, Florida $37,500 2006 Co-PI (PI: Townsend) Pending Project Proposals (Submitted in Dec 2009/Jan-Mar 2010) Title of Grant Funding Agency Value of Grant Year Role Assistance to Rural Communities in East Tennessee (part of Appalachian Region) on Integrated Solid Waste Management Issues United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) $101,588 2010 - 11 PI Preliminary Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle Containing Discarded Waste Materials on Waste Disposal Systems. Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) $100,134 2010 - 11 PI (Co-PI: Phil Scheuerman) Fate of Silver Nanoparticles in Waste Disposal Systems : Methods Evaluation for Analysis Research Development Committee (East Tennessee State University) $10,000 2010-11 PI Understanding the Relationships between Iron Reductive Dissolution at Landfill Sites with the Soil Mineralogy and Biological Conditions Research Development Committee –Interdisciplinary (East Tennessee State University) $50,000 2010-11 PI (Co-PIs: Chakraborty, Nandi) Evaluating Human Health Impact on Land Application of Mining Waste Derived Fertilizer National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) –Small Grants $20,000 2010-11 PI
Favourite Publications: Environmental Science and Technology Journal of Hazardous Materials ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering

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