Upal Ghosh

Summary

Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The effect of activated carbon on partitioning, desorption, and biouptake of native polychlorinated biphenyls in four freshwater sediments
    Xueli Sun
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 27:2287-95. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Particle-scale measurement of PAH aqueous equilibrium partitioning in impacted sediments
    Upal Ghosh
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 44:1204-10. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint PCB and PAH speciation among particle types in contaminated harbor sediments and effects on PAH bioavailability
    Upal Ghosh
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 4020, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:2209-17. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Field application of activated carbon amendment for in-situ stabilization of polychlorinated biphenyls in marine sediment
    Yeo Myoung Cho
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 473 Via Ortega, Room 313B Stanford, California 94305 4020, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:3815-23. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of dose and particle size on activated carbon treatment to sequester polychlorinated biphenyls and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in marine sediments
    John R Zimmerman
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 4020, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:1594-601. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Addition of carbon sorbents to reduce PCB and PAH bioavailability in marine sediments: physicochemical tests
    John R Zimmerman
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 4020, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:5458-64. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Evaluation of sorbent amendments for in situ remediation of metal-contaminated sediments
    Seokjoon Kwon
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 5200 Westland Blvd, Baltimore, Maryland 21227, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 29:1883-92. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Modeling PCB mass transfer and bioaccumulation in a freshwater oligochaete before and after amendment of sediment with activated carbon
    Xueli Sun
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:1115-21. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Field methods for amending marine sediment with activated carbon and assessing treatment effectiveness
    Yeo Myoung Cho
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Mar Environ Res 64:541-55. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Observations of limited secondary effects to benthic invertebrates and macrophytes with activated carbon amendment in river sediments
    Barbara Beckingham
    Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 32:1504-15. 2013

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Publications24

  1. doi request reprint The effect of activated carbon on partitioning, desorption, and biouptake of native polychlorinated biphenyls in four freshwater sediments
    Xueli Sun
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 27:2287-95. 2008
    ..Thus, use of advanced pore-water measurement techniques, such as solid-phase extraction passive samplers, may be suitable for long-term monitoring of treatment performance...
  2. doi request reprint Particle-scale measurement of PAH aqueous equilibrium partitioning in impacted sediments
    Upal Ghosh
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 44:1204-10. 2010
    ..To our knowledge this is the first report of equilibrium partitioning assessment conducted at the sediment particle scale...
  3. ncbi request reprint PCB and PAH speciation among particle types in contaminated harbor sediments and effects on PAH bioavailability
    Upal Ghosh
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 4020, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:2209-17. 2003
    ..Results of this study illustrate the importance of understanding particle-scale association of hydrophobic organic contaminants for explaining bioavailability differences among sediments...
  4. ncbi request reprint Field application of activated carbon amendment for in-situ stabilization of polychlorinated biphenyls in marine sediment
    Yeo Myoung Cho
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 473 Via Ortega, Room 313B Stanford, California 94305 4020, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:3815-23. 2009
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  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of dose and particle size on activated carbon treatment to sequester polychlorinated biphenyls and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in marine sediments
    John R Zimmerman
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 4020, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:1594-601. 2005
    ..This model was useful in explaining the trends for the effect of activated carbon dose and particle size on PCB aqueous concentrations in well-mixed systems...
  6. ncbi request reprint Addition of carbon sorbents to reduce PCB and PAH bioavailability in marine sediments: physicochemical tests
    John R Zimmerman
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 4020, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:5458-64. 2004
    ..Activated carbon application is a potentially attractive method for in-situ, nonremoval treatment of marine sediment contaminated with HOCs...
  7. doi request reprint Evaluation of sorbent amendments for in situ remediation of metal-contaminated sediments
    Seokjoon Kwon
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 5200 Westland Blvd, Baltimore, Maryland 21227, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 29:1883-92. 2010
    ..Metal sorbent amendments in conjunction with activated carbon have the potential to simultaneously reduce metal and hydrophobic contaminant bioavailability in sediments...
  8. ncbi request reprint Modeling PCB mass transfer and bioaccumulation in a freshwater oligochaete before and after amendment of sediment with activated carbon
    Xueli Sun
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:1115-21. 2009
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Field methods for amending marine sediment with activated carbon and assessing treatment effectiveness
    Yeo Myoung Cho
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Mar Environ Res 64:541-55. 2007
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Observations of limited secondary effects to benthic invertebrates and macrophytes with activated carbon amendment in river sediments
    Barbara Beckingham
    Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 32:1504-15. 2013
    ..Overall suitability of activated carbon amendment for a site will depend on balancing ecosystem and human health benefits from contaminant bioavailability reduction with any potential negative impacts expected under field conditions...
  11. doi request reprint Advection dominated transport of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in amended sediment caps
    Philip T Gidley
    Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 5200 Westland Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21227, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 46:5032-9. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint Influence of activated carbon amendment on the accumulation and elimination of PCBs in the earthworm Eisenia fetida
    Piuly Paul
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MA 21250, USA
    Environ Pollut 159:3763-8. 2011
    ..The findings from this study indicate that application of engineered sorbents like AC to PCB impacted soils may greatly reduce PCB uptake at the base of the terrestrial food chain...
  13. doi request reprint Bioaccumulation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans in E. fetida from floodplain soils and the effect of activated carbon amendment
    Sonja K Fagervold
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 44:5546-52. 2010
    ..Results of this study indicate that bioaccumulation of PCDD/Fs in earthworms from historically impacted floodplain soils is low and can be further reduced by amending with a strong sorbent...
  14. doi request reprint Site-specific microbial communities in three PCB-impacted sediments are associated with different in situ dechlorinating activities
    Birthe V Kjellerup
    Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, 701 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    Environ Microbiol 10:1296-309. 2008
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  15. doi request reprint Comparison of field and laboratory exposures of Lumbriculus variegatus to polychlorinated biphenyl-impacted river sediments
    Barbara Beckingham
    Department of Civil and Environmental, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 29:2851-8. 2010
    ..These observations may reflect under-equilibration or reduced bioavailability of more hydrophobic PCBs in worm tissues or other analytical artifacts...
  16. ncbi request reprint Removal and fate of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon pollutants in an urban stormwater bioretention facility
    Catherine J DiBlasi
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:494-502. 2009
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  17. doi request reprint Measurement of activated carbon and other black carbons in sediments
    Adam Grossman
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21225, United States
    Chemosphere 75:469-75. 2009
    ..The method was also demonstrated on other carbonaceous geosorbents and native black carbon in several sediment samples...
  18. ncbi request reprint PCB bioavailability control in Lumbriculus variegatus through different modes of activated carbon addition to sediments
    Xueli Sun
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:4774-80. 2007
    ..PCB aqueous equilibrium concentration and desorption rates were greatly reduced after GAC amendment, indicating reductions in the two primary mechanisms of PCB bioavailability in sediments: chemical activity and chemical accessibility...
  19. ncbi request reprint Role of weathered coal tar pitch in the partitioning of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in manufactured gas plant site sediments
    Muhammad F Khalil
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 40:5681-7. 2006
    ..Thus, for MGP impacted sediments containing weathered pitch particles, the partitioning behavior may be dominated by the sorption characteristics of pitch and not by natural organic matter or black carbon...
  20. ncbi request reprint PAH sorption mechanism and partitioning behavior in lampblack-impacted soils from former oil-gas plant sites
    Lei Hong
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 4020, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:3625-34. 2003
    ..This study improves mechanistic understanding of PAH sorption on aged lampblack residuals at former oil-gas sites and provides a framework for mechanistic assessment of PAH leaching potential and risk from such site materials...
  21. ncbi request reprint Modeling polychlorinated biphenyl mass transfer after amendment of contaminated sediment with activated carbon
    David Werner
    School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU Newcastle, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 40:4211-8. 2006
    ..But according to our scenario, after AC amendment is homogeneously mixed into the sediment and then left undisturbed, aqueous PCB concentrations tend toward the same reduction after approximately 5 or more years...
  22. ncbi request reprint Addition of activated carbon to sediments to reduce PCB bioaccumulation by a polychaete (Neanthes arenaceodentata) and an amphipod (Leptocheirus plumulosus)
    Rod N Millward
    Analytical Services Inc, Engineering Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 39:2880-7. 2005
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  23. ncbi request reprint Particle-scale understanding of the bioavailability of PAHs in sediment
    Jeffrey W Talley
    Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 0767, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 36:477-83. 2002
    ..Improved understanding of contaminant bioavailability aids decision-making on the effectiveness of biotreatment of PAH-impacted sediments and the likelihood for possible reuse of dredged sediments as reclaimed soil or fill...

Research Grants4

  1. Pilot-scale Research of Novel Amendment Delivery for in-situ Sediment Remediation
    Upal Ghosh; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This field research will evaluate the effectiveness of a novel approach to alter the binding capacity of sediments to reduce human exposure to such contaminants. ..
  2. Pilot-scale Research of Novel Amendment Delivery for in-situ Sediment Remediation
    Upal Ghosh; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This field research will evaluate the effectiveness of a novel approach to alter the binding capacity of sediments to reduce human exposure to such contaminants. ..
  3. Pilot-scale Research of Novel Amendment Delivery for in-situ Sediment Remediation
    Upal Ghosh; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This field research will evaluate the effectiveness of a novel approach to alter the binding capacity of sediments to reduce human exposure to such contaminants. ..