Publications

A. Journal Articles

1. Wang, X., Barbot, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Membrane Filtration of Marcellus Shale Flowback Water” submitted to Journal of Membrane Science, 2012.

2. Zhu, S., Wolff, E., Barbot, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Treatment of High Salinity Water by Direct Contact Membrane Distillation with Acrylic Copolymer Membranes” submitted for publication to Desalination, 2012.

3. Barbot, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Characterization of crystals obtained by sulfate addition to flowback water from natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale” submitted to Journal of Crystal Growth, 2012.

4. Theregowda, R., Hsieh, M-K., Walker, M.E., Landis, A. E., Abbasian, J., Vidic, R.D. and Dzombak, D.A. “Life Cycle Costs to Treat Secondary Municipal Wastewater for Reuse in Cooling Systems” submitted for publication in Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 2012.

5. MuraliMohan, A., Hartsock, A., Hammack, R.C., Vidic, R.D. and Gregory, K.B. “Microbial Communities in Flowback Water Impoundments from Hydraulic Fracturing Operations in the Marcellus Shale Formation” submitted for publication to Environmental Science & Technology, 2012.

6. Barbot, E., Gregory, K. and Vidic, R.D. “Hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale: Flowback water characterization in Pennsylvania” submitted for publication to Applied Geochemistry, 2011.

7. Barbot, E., Li, M. and Vidic, R.D. “Use of Acid Mine Drainage as Sulfate Source for Precipitation of Barium and Strontium from Marcellus Shale Flowback Water” submitted to Water Environment Research, 2012.

8. Chien, S.-H., Chowdhury, I., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Control of Biological Growth in Recirculating Cooling Systems Using Treated Secondary Effluent as Makeup Water by In-sit-formed and Pre-formed monochloramine”, submitted for publication in Water Research, 2011.

9. Liu, W., Chien, S.-H., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Mineral Scaling Mitigation in Cooling Systems Using Tertiary-Treated Municipal Wastewater” accepted for publication in Water Research, 2012.

10. Li, H., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) Based Characterization of Mineral Deposition from Precipitation Reactions” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51, 2821-2829, 2012.

11. Choudhury, M.R., Hsieh, M-K., Vidic, R.D., Dzombak, D.A. “Development of an Instantaneous Corrosion Rate Monitoring System for Metal and Metal Alloys in Recirculating Cooling Systems” ” Industrial& Engineering Chemistry Research, 51, 4230-42392012.

12. Hsieh, M.-K., Chien, S.-H., Li, H., Monnell, J.D., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Corrosion control when using passively treated abandoned mine drainage as alternative makeup water for cooling systems” Water Environment Research, 83:9, 807-814, 2011.

13. Duda, S., Stout, J.E. and Vidic, R.D. “Biological control in cooling towers using nonchemical treatment devices” HVAC&R Research, 17:5, 872-890, 2011.

14. Gregory, K.B, Vidic, R.D. and Dzombak, D.A. “Water management challenges associated with the production of shale gas by hydraulic fracturing” Elements, 7, 181-186, 2011.

15. Li, H., Chien, S.-H., Hsieh, M.-K., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Escalating water demand for energy production and the potential for use of treated municipal wastewater”, Environmental Science & Technology, 45, 4195-4200, 2011.

16. Li, H., Hsieh, M.K., Chien, S.H., Monnell, J.D., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Control of Mineral Scale Deposition in Cooling Systems Using Secondary-Treated Municipal Wastewater”, Water Research, 45 (2), 748-760, 2011.

17. Hsieh, M.-K, Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Bridging Gravimetric and Electrochemical Approaches to Determine Corrosion Rate of Metals and Metal Alloys in Cooling Systems: Bench Scale Evaluation Method" Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49 (19), 9117-9123, 2010.

18. Hsieh, M.-K., Li, H., Chien, S.-H., Monnell, J.D., Chowdhury, I., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Corrosion control when using secondary treated municipal wastewater as alternative makeup water for cooling tower systems”, Water Environment Research, 82 (12), 2346-2356, 2010.

19. Kazachkin, D., Nishimura, Y., Irle, S., Feng, X., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E. “Temperature and pressure dependence of solvent molecule adsorption on single wall carbon nanotubes and the existence of a ‘pressure gap’” Carbon, 48:7, 1867-1875, 2010.

20. Sanchez, D.V.P., Huynh, P., Kozlov, M.E., Baughman, R.H., Vidic, R.D., Yun, M. “Carbon Nanotube/Platinum (Pt) Sheet as an Improved Cathode for Microbial Fuel Cells” Energy & Fuels, 24, 5897–5902, 2010

21. Hsieh, M.-K, Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Effect of Tolyltriazole on the Corrosion Protection of Copper against Ammonia and Disinfectants in Cooling Systems” Industrial &Engineering Chemistry Research, 49 (16), 7313-7322, 2010.

22. Bhardwaj, R., Chen, X. and Vidic, R.D. “Impact of Fly Ash Composition on Mercury Speciation in Simulated Flue Gas” J. Air and Waste Management Association, 59, 1331–1338, 2009.

23. Li, H., Monnell, J.D., Alvin, M., Vidic, R.D. “Factors Affecting Activated Carbon-Based Catalysts for Selective Hydrogen Sulfide Oxidation,” Main Group Chemistry, 7:3, 239–250, 2008.

24. Kazachkin, D., Nishimura, Y., Irle, S., Morokuma, K., Vidic, R.D., Borguet, E. “Interaction of Acetone with Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes at Cryogenic Temperatures: A Combined Temperature Programmed Desorption and Theoretical Study,” Langmuir, 24:15, 7848-7856, 2008.

25. Zhang, Z., Stout, J.E., Yu, V.L. and Vidic, R.D. “Effect of Pipe Corrosion Scales on Chlorine Dioxide Consumption in Drinking Water Distribution Systems”, Water Research, 42:1, 129-136, 2008.

26. Zhang, Z., McCann, C., Stout, J.E., Piesczynski, S., Hawks, R., Vidic, R. and Yu, V.L. “Safety and Efficacy of Chlorine Dioxide for Legionella Control in a Hospital Water System,” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 28:8, 1009-1012, 2007.

27. Feng, W., Borguet, E., Vidic, R.D. “Sulfurization of Carbon Surface for Vapor Phase Mercury Removal – I: Effect of Temperature and Sulfurization Protocol”, Carbon, 44, 2990-2997, 2006.

28. Feng, W., Borguet, E., Vidic, R.D. “Sulfurization of Carbon Surface for Vapor Phase Mercury Removal – II: Sulfur Forms and Mercury Uptake”, Carbon, 44, 2998-3004, 2006

29. Liu, Z., Lin, Y.E., Stout, J.E., Vidic, R.D., and Yu, V.L. “Effect of Flow Regimes on the Presence of Legionella within the Biofilm of a Model Plumbing System” J. Applied Microbiology, 101, 437–442, 2006.

30. Modise, C. M., Bendick, J. A., Miller, C.J., Neufeld, R. D., Vidic, R. D. "Use of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Microfiltration Membranes to Remove Microorganisms and Organic Pollutants from Primary Effluents" Water Environment Research, 78:6, 557-564, 2006.

31. Feng, X., Dementev, N., Feng, W., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E. “Detection of Low Concentration Oxygen Containing Functional Groups on Activated Carbon Fiber Surfaces through Fluorescent Labeling.” Carbon, 44, 1203-1209, 2006.

32. Flora, J.R.V., Hargis, R.A., O’Dowd, W.J., Karash, A. and Vidic, R.D. “The Role of Pressure Drop and Flow Redistribution on Modeling Mercury Control Using Sorbent Injection in Baghouse Filters.” J. Air and Waste Management Association, 56, 343–349, 2006.

33. Feng, W., Kwon, S., Feng, X., Borguet, E., Vidic, R.D. “Sulfur Impregnation of Activated Carbon Fibers through H2S Oxidation for Vapor-Phase Mercury Removal,” J. Environmental Engineering, 132:3, 292-300, 2006.

34. Lin Y.E., Vidic R.D. "Possible phosphate interference with copper-silver ionization for Legionella control". J. Hospital Infection, 62:1, 119, 2006.

35. Feng, W., Kwon, S, Borguet, E., Vidic, R.D. “Adsorption of Hydrogen Sulfide onto Activated Carbon Fibers: Effect of Pore Structure and Surface Chemistry,” Environmental Science and Technology, 39:24, 9744-9749, 2005.

36. Bendick, J.A., Miller, C.J., Kindle, B.J., Shan, H., Vidic, R.D. and Neufeld, R.N. “Pilot Scale Demonstration of Cross-Flow Ceramic Membrane Microfiltration for Treatment of Combined and Sanitary Sewer Overflows” J. Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 131:11, 1532-1539, 2005.

37. Williams, J.E., Goel, R., Flora, J.R.V. and Vidic, R.D. “Investigating Role of Growing Adsorbent Bed in a Dead-End PAC/UF Process.” J. Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 131:11, 1583-1588, 2005.

38. Feng, X., Irle, S., Witek, H., Morokuma, K., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E. “Sensitivity of Ammonia Interaction with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles to the Presence of Defect Sites and Functionalities” J. American Chemical Society, 127, 10533-10538, 2005.

39. Modise, C.M., Chan, H.F., Neufeld, R.D. and Vidic, R.D. “Evaluation of Permeate Flux Rate and Membrane Fouling in Dead-End Microfiltration of Primary Sewage Effluent.” Environmental Engineering Science, 22:4, 427-439, 2005.

40. Feng, X., Matranga, C., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E. “A Vibrational Spectroscopic Study of the Fate of Oxygen-Containing Functional Groups and Trapped CO2 in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes During Thermal Treatment” J. Physical Chemistry B., 108:52, 19949-19954, 2004.

41. Bendick, J.A., Modise, C.M., Miller, C.J., Neufeld, R.N. and Vidic, R.D. “Application of Cross-Flow Microfiltration for the Treatment of Combined Sewer Overflow Wastewater” J. Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 130:12, 1442-1449, 2004

42. Kwon, S.J., Vidic, R.D., and Borguet, E.U. “The Effect of Surface Chemical Functional Groups on the Adsorption/Desorption of a Polar Molecule, Acetone, from a Model Carbonaceous Surface, Graphite” Surface Science, 522, 17-26, 2003.

43. Flora, J.R.V., Hargis, R.A., O’Dowd, W.J., Pennline, H.W. and Vidic, R.D. “Modeling Sorbent Injection for Mercury Control in Baghouse Filters: I-Model Development and Sensitivity Analysis” J. Air and Waste Management Association, 53, 478-488, 2003.

44. Flora, J.R.V., Hargis, R.A., O’Dowd, W.J., Pennline, H.W. and Vidic, R.D. “Modeling Sorbent Injection for Mercury Control in Baghouse Filters: II-Pilot Scale Studies and Model Evaluation” J. Air and Waste Management Association, 53, 489-496, 2003.

45. Bendick, J.A., Miller, C.J., Vidic, R.D., Neufeld, R.D. "Membrane Technology: An Alternative Wet Weather Solution", PWEA Keystone Water Quality Manager, July, 2003.

46. Kwon, S.J., Russell, J., Zhao, X., Vidic, R.D., Johnson, J.K., and Borguet, E. "Combined Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Polar Organic Adsorption/Desorption from Model Carbonaceous Surfaces: Acetone on Graphite" Langmuir, 18, 2595-2600, 2002.

47. Lin, Y.E., Vidic, R.D., Stout, J.E., and Yu, V.L. “Negative Effect of High pH on Biocidal Efficacy of Copper and Silver Ions in Eradicating Legionella pneumophila.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 68:6, 2711-2715, 2002.

48. Xiongce, Z., Kwon, S.J., Vidic, R.D., Borguet, E., and Johnson, J.K., "Layering and Orientation Ordering of Propane on Graphite: An Experimental and Simulation Study" J. Chemical Physics, 117:16, 7719-7731, 2002.

49. Kwon, S.J., Vidic, R.D., and Borguet, E.U. “Enhancement of Adsorption on Graphite (HOPG) by Modification of Surface Chemical Functionality and Morphology” Carbon, 40, 2351-2358, 2002.

50. Kwon, S.J., Borguet, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Impact of Surface Heterogeneity on Mercury Uptake by Carbonaceous Sorbents under UHV and Atmospheric Pressure” Environmental Science & Technology, 36, 4162-4169, 2002.

51. Gao, Y., Zhou, P., Lin, Y.E., Vidic, R.D., and Stout, J.E. “Efficacy of DBNPA Against Legionella pneumophila: Experimental Results in a Model Water System.” ASHRAE Transactions, 107:1, 184-190, 2001.

52. Liu, W., Vidic, R.D., and Brown, T.D. “Impact of Flue Gas Conditions on Mercury Uptake by Sulfur-Impregnated Activated Carbons.” Environmental Science & Technology, 34:1, 154-159, 2000.

53. Liu, W., Vidic, R.D., and Brown, T.D. “Optimization of High Temperature Sulfur Impregnation on Activated Carbon for Permanent Sequestration of Elemental Mercury Vapors.” Environmental Science & Technology, 34:3, 483-488, 2000.

54. Lin, Y.E., Yu, V.L, Vidic, R.D., and States, S.J. “Discussion of Monochloramine and Legionnaires Disease” J. American Water Works Association, 92:10, 88-90, 2000.

55. Vidic, R.D. and Siler, D.P. “Vapor-phase Elemental Mercury Adsorption by Activated Carbon Impregnated with Chloride and Chelating Agents” Carbon, 39:1, 3-14, 2000.

56. Kwon, S.J. and Vidic, R.D. “Evaluation of Two Sulfur Impregnation Methods on Activated Carbon and Bentonite for the Production of Elemental Mercury Sorbents.” Environmental Engineering Science, 17:6, 303-313, 2000.

57. Vidic, R.D., Chang, M.T. and Thurnau, R.C. “Kinetics of Vapor-Phase Mercury Uptake by Virgin and Sulfur Impregnated Activated Carbons.” J. Air and Waste Management Association, 48, 247-255, 1998.

58. Liu, W., Vidic, R.D., and Brown, T.D. “Optimization of Sulfur Impregnation Protocol for Fixed-Bed Application of Activated Carbon-Based Sorbents for Gas-Phase Mercury Removal.” Environmental Science &Technology, 32:4, 531-538, 1998.

59. Lin, Y.E., Stout, J.E., Yu, V.L., and Vidic, R.D. “Disinfection of Water Distribution Systems for Legionella.” Seminars in Respiratory Infections, 13:2, 147-159, 1998.

60. Uranowski, L.J., Tessmer, C.H. and Vidic, R.D. “The Effect of Surface Metal Oxides on Activated Carbon Adsorption of Phenolics.” Water Research, 32:6, 1841-1851, 1998.

61. Lin, Y.E., Vidic, R.D., Stout, J.E., McCartney, C.A., and Yu, V.L. “Inactivation of Mycobacterium Avium by Copper Silver Ions.” Water Research, 32:7, 1997-2000, 1998.

62. Lin, Y.E., Vidic, R.D., Stout, J.E. and Yu, V.L. “Legionella in Water Distribution Systems: Approaches to Disinfection.” J. American Water Works Association, 90:9, 112-121, 1998.

63. Flora, J.R.V., Vidic, R.D., Liu W., Thurnau, R.C. “Modeling Powdered Activated Carbon Injection for the Uptake of Elemental Mercury Vapors.” J. Air and Waste Management Association, 48, 1051-1059, 1998.

64. Tessmer, C.H., Vidic, R.D. and Uranowski, L.J. “Impact of Oxygen-Containing Surface Functional Groups on Activated Carbon Adsorption of Phenols.” Environmental Science & Technology, 31:7, 1872-1879, 1997.

65. Stout, J.E., Lin, Y.S., and Vidic, R.D. “Waterborne Diseases: New and Emerging Pathogens.” Water Conditioning & Purification, 74-76, July, 1997.

66. Korpiel, J.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Effect of Sulfur Impregnation Method on Activated Carbon Uptake of Gas-Phase Mercury.” Environmental Science & Technology, 31:8, 2319-2326, 1997.

67. Vidic, R.D., Tessmer, C.H., and Uranowski, L.J. “Impact of Surface Properties of Activated Carbons on Oxidative Coupling of Phenolic Compounds.” Carbon, 35:9, 1349-1359, 1997.

68. Bausmith, D., Campbel, D. and Vidic, R.D. “In Situ Air Stripping” Water Environment Technology, 8:2, 45-51, 1996.

69. Vidic, R.D. and McLaughlin, J.B. “Uptake of Elemental Mercury Vapors by Activated Carbons.” J. Air & Waste Management Association, 46, 241-250, 1996.

70. Lin, Y.E., Vidic, R.D., Stout, J.E., and Yu, V.L. “Individual and Combined Effects of Copper and Silver Ions on Inactivation of Legionella pneumophila.” Water Research, 30:8, 1905-1913, 1996.

71. Petrosky, C.J. and Vidic, R.D. “Use of Centrifuge for Pretreatment of Combined Wastewaters from Plasticizer Manufacturing Facility.” Water Environment Research, 68:5, 893-899, 1996.

72. Petrosky, C.J. and Vidic, R.D. “Pretreatment of Industrial Wastewater Containing Phthalate Esters by Centrifugation.” Keystone Water Quality Manager, 28:6, 43-47, 1995.

73. Vidic, R.D., Suidan, M.T., and Brenner, R.C. "Impact of Oxygen Mediated Oxidative Coupling of Phenols on Adsorption Kinetics." Water Research, 28:2, 263-268, 1994.

74. Vidic, R.D., Suidan, M.T., Sorial, G.A., and Brenner, R.C. "Effect of Molecular Oxygen on Adsorptive Capacity and Extraction Efficiency of Granular Activated Carbon for Three Ortho-Substituted Phenols." J. Hazardous Materials, 38, 373-388, 1994.

75. Sorial, G.A., Suidan, M.T., Vidic, R.D., Brenner, R.C. "Effect of GAC Characteristics on Adsorption of Organic Pollutants." Water Environment Research, 65:1, 53-75, 1993.

76. Sorial G.A., Suidan, M.T., Vidic, R.D., and Maloney, S.W. "Competitive Adsorption of Phenols on GAC - I. Adsorption Equilibrium." Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 119:6, 1026-1043, 1993.

77. Vidic, R.D., Suidan, M.T., Sorial, G.A., and Brenner, R.C. "Molecular Oxygen and the Adsorption of Phenols - Effect of Functional Groups." Water Environment Research, 65:2, 156-161, 1993.

78. Vidic, R.D., Suidan, M.T., and Brenner, R.C. "Oxidative Coupling of Phenols on Activated Carbon - Impact on Adsorption Equilibrium." Environmental Science & Technology, 27:10, 2079-2085, 1993.

79. Sorial G.A., Suidan, M.T., Vidic, R.D., and Maloney, S.W. "Competitive Adsorption of Phenols on GAC - II. Adsorption Dynamics under Anoxic Conditions." Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 119:6, 1044-1058, 1993.

80. Vidic, R.D. and Suidan, M.T. "Operating Capacity of GAC Adsorbers - Dissolved Oxygen and Extended Service Life." Water Environment Research, 64:6, 798-804, 1992.

81. Vidic, R.D., Sorial, G.A., Papadimas, S.P., Suidan, M.T., and Speth, T.F. "Molecular Oxygen Effect on the Scale-Up of GAC Adsorbers." J. American Water Works Association, 84:8, 98-105, 1992.

82. Vidic, R.D. and Suidan, M.T. "Effect of Dissolved Oxygen on Phenols Breakthrough from GAC Adsorbers." Water Science and Technology, 26:5-6, 1185-1193, 1992.

83. Vidic, R.D. and Suidan, M.T. "Selecting Batch Studies for Adsorber Design: Molecular Oxygen's Role." J. American Water Works Association, 84:3, 101-109, 1992.

84. Vidic, R.D. and Suidan, M.T. "Role of Dissolved Oxygen on the Adsorptive Capacity of Activated Carbon for Synthetic and Natural Organic Matter." Environmental Science & Technology, 25:9, 1612-1618, 1991.

85. Vidic, R.D., Suidan, M.T., Traegner, U.K., and Nakhla, G.F. "Adsorption Isotherms: Illusive Capacity and Role of Oxygen." Water Research, 24:10, 1187-1195, 1990.

 

B. Books and Book Chapters

1. Vidic, R.D. “Water Chemistry”, University of Belgrade Publishing, 2005 (in Serbian).

2. Vidic, R.D. “Adsorption of Elemental Mercury by Virgin and Impregnated Activated Carbon” in Environmental Separation of Heavy Metals: Engineering Processes, A.K. SenGupta, ed., Technomic Publishing, PA, pp. 15-45, 2001.

3. Vidic, R.D. and Pohland, F.G. “In Situ Groundwater Remediation Using Treatment Walls” in Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management 8, D.W. Tedder and F.G. Pohland, Eds., Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, NY, pp. 119-139, 2000.

4. Vidic, R.D. "Control of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water: Case Studies of Alternative Disinfection Technologies." in WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS -New Technologies, NATO ASI Series, Partnership Sub-Series 2. Environment, Vol. 15, C. Maksimovic, F. Calomino, and J. Snoxell, Eds., Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 275-292, 1996.

5. Vidic, R.D. "Control of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water: Regulations and Costs." in WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS - New Technologies, NATO ASI Series, Partnership Sub-Series 2. Environment, Vol. 15, C. Maksimovic, F. Calomino, and J. Snoxell, Eds., Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 259-273, 1996.

6. Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation and Hazardous Waste Management, R.D. Vidic and F.G. Pohland, Eds., Proceedings of the 1995 ASCE-CSCE Environmental Engineering Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY, 1995.

 

C. Refereed Conference Proceedings

1. Landis, A.E., Niblick, B., Dzombak, D.A., Vidic, R.D. “Evaluating Sustainability Metrics for Reuse of Treated Municipal Wastewater” LCA XII, September 25-27, 2012, Tacoma, WA.

2. Murali Mohan, A., Gregory, K.B., Vidic, R.D., Miller, P. and Hammack, R.W. “Characterization of Microbial Diversity in Treated and Untreated Flowback Water Impoundments From Gas Fracturing Operations,” Paper No. SPESPE-147414-PP, 2011 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 30 – November 2, 2011, Denver, CO.

3. Gregory, K.B., Vidic, R.D. and Dzombak, D.A. “Addressing Diverse Water Management Challenges During Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale for Natural Gas Production” GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN, October 9-12, 2011.

4. Barbot, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Flowback water management in the Marcellus Shale play: Treatment options and new water supply” Proceedings of GWPC 2011 Spring Meeting at the NGWA Ground Water Summit, May 1-5, 2011, Baltimore, MD.

5. Barbot, E., Li, M. And Vidic, R.D. “Flowback water and Abandoned Mine drainage: Chemistry and potential reuse as fracturing fluid,” American Institute of Professional Geologists: Marcellus Shale Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April, 13-14, 2011.

6. Barbot, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Potential for the Use of Abandoned Mine Drainage for Hydrofracturing in Marcellus Shale” Geological Society of America Northeastern (46th Annual) and North-Central (45th Annual) Joint Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, March 20-22, 2011.

7. Choudhury, M.R., Hsieh, M.K., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Development of a Rapid Onsite Corrosion Rate Monitoring System for Metal and Metal Alloys in Cooling Systems” 241st American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, March 27-31, 2011.

8. Barbot, E., Li, M., Peng, J., Gregory, K. and Vidic, R.D. “Flowback water management in the Marcellus Shale gas play: Treatment and new water supply” Proceedings of Upstream Shale Gas & Environmental Summit: Maximizing Profitability through Effective Environmental Risk Management, Pittsburgh, PA, September 28-30, 2010.

9. Barbot, E., Li, M., Henrikson, M.K., Gregory, K., Vidic, R.D. “Water management for Marcellus shale development” Water/Energy Sustainability Symposium: Water & Energy in Changing Climates, Pittsburgh, PA, September 26-29, 2010.

10. Li, H., Chien, S-H., Hsieh, M-K., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Easing the Water Constraints on Power Plant Cooling with Treated Municipal Wastewater: Insights from Pilot-scale Cooling Tower Tests”, Water/Energy Sustainability Symposium: Water & Energy in Changing Climates, Pittsburgh, PA, September 26-29, 2010.

11. Barbot, E., Li, M, Henrikson, M.K., Peng, J., Gregory, K., Vidic, R.D. “Use of acid mine drainage in management of flowback water from Marcellus shale hydrofracturing” Proceedings of the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, Boston, August 22-26, 2010.

12. Li, H., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Use of mine drainage as alternative makeup water for cooling systems in thermoelectric power plants” Proceedings of the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, Boston, August 22-26, 2010.

13. Li, H., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Deposition of inorganic minerals at the water-metal interface: role of anti-deposition polymers” Proceedings of the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, Boston, August 22-26, 2010.

14. Chien, S.H., Theregowda, R.B., Landis, A.E., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic. R.D. “Treated municipal wastewater as power plant cooling system makeup: A comparative life cycle assessment of chlorine, chloramines, and chlorine dioxide as biofueling control agents, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association's 82nd Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2010). June 13-16, 2010.

15. Barbot, E., Henrikson, M.K., Li, M., Peng, J., Gregory, K., Vidic, R.D. “Sustainable management of flowback water from the Marcellus shale” Proceedings of the 2010 American Institute of Professional Geologists Conference: The Marcellus Shale: Energy Development and Enhancement by Hydraulic Fracturing, Pittsburgh, May 5-6, 2010.

16. Li, H., Hsieh, M.K., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) based characterization of mineral colloid deposition from precipitation reactions” Joint 13th IACIS International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science and 83rd ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Columbia University, New York City, NY, June 14-19, 2009.

17. Hsieh, M.K., Chien, S.H., Li, H., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Copper corrosion protection in water reuse projects: Cooling systems with secondary-treated municipal wastewater and residual disinfectant ” Joint 13th IACIS International Conference on Surface & Colloid Science and 83rd ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, Columbia University, New York City, NY, June 14-19, 2009.

18. Hsieh, M.K., Chien, S.H., Li, H., Chowdhury, I., Monnell, J.D., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Reuse of treated municipal wastewater in the cooling systems of coal-based thermoelectric power plants” Pennsylvania Water Environment Association's 81st Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2009), Lancaster, PA, June 7-10, 2009.

19. Hsieh M.K., Li H., Chien S.H., Dzombak D., Vidic R.D. "Mechanisms of Tolyltriazole Corrosion Protection in Cooling Systems Using Secondary Treated Municipal Wastewater as Makeup water" Proceedings of the 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, March 22-26, 2009.

20. Li H., Vidic R.D., Hsieh M.K., Dzombak D. “Mineral deposition in cooling systems when secondary municipal wastewater is used: modeling, kinetics, and inhibition” Proceedings of the 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, March 22-26, 2009.

21. Hsieh M.K., Dzombak D., Vidic R.D. “Corrosivity of Impaired Waters Reused as Power Plant System Makeup – Bench – Scale Evaluation” Proceedings of the 81st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), 5920-5925, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, October 18-22, 2008

22. Chien S.H., Hsieh M.K., Dzombak D., Vidic R.D. “Reuse of Treated Municipal Wastewater in Power Plant Cooling Systems: Feasibility Analysis” Proceedings of the 81st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), 5957-5964, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, October 18-22, 2008.

23. Bhardwaj, R., Monnell, J. and Vidic, R.D. “Impact of Acid Gases and Temperature on Mercury Oxidation and Uptake Catalyzed by Activated Carbon Surface” Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 29 – October 2, 2008 (on CD-ROM).

24. Monnell, J., Li, H., Vidic, R.D. and Alvin, M.A. “Metal Impregnation of Activated Carbon Fiber for Catalyzed Hydrogen Sulfide Oxidation” Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 29 – October 2, 2008 (on CD-ROM).

25. Chen, X., Bhardwaj, R., Monnell, J.D., Flora, J.R.V., Borguet, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Impact of fly ash composition and flue gas components on mercury speciation” Proceedings of the 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 6-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

26. Zhang, Z., Stout, J.E. and Vidic, R.D. “The Effect of Corrosion Scales on ClO2 Decay in Drinking Water” Proceedings of the 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 6-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

27. Zhu, H., Flora, J.R.V., Borguet, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Quantum modeling of Hg adsorption on carbon surfaces in the presence of HCl, NO2 or SO2” Proceedings of the 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 6-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

28. Li, H., Monnell, J. and Vidic, R.D. “Activated carbon-based catalysts for selective hydrogen sulfide oxidation” Proceedings of the 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 6-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

29. Chien, S.H., Hsieh, M.K., Dzombak, D.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Feasibility of using secondary treated municipal wastewater as cooling water in energy generation” Proceedings of the 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, 48(1), 1092-1098, April 6-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

30. Bhardwaj, R., Chen, X. and Vidic, R.D. “Mercury oxidation catalyzed by carbonaceous surfaces: Impact of surface area and water vapor” Proceedings of the 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting, November 4-9, 2007, Salt Lake City, UT.

31. Chen, X., Borguet, E., Flora, J.R.V. and Vidic, R.D. “Impact of Fly Ash on Mercury Speciation in Flue Gas” Paper No. 487 VBCRLF, 100th AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 26-29, 2007.

32. Kazachkin, D.V., Feng, X., Kwon, S., Dementev, N.N., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E. "Interaction of acetone with single wall carbon nanotubes: FTIR and TPD study" ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting, Collegeville, PA, May 16 - 18, 2007.

33. Blake, C. and Vidic, R.D. “Water Solutions for the Developing World” Proceedings of the Engineering Sustainability 2007, Pittsburgh, PA, April 15-18, 2007.

34. Zhang, Z., Stout, J.E., Vidic, R.D. “Effect of Pipe Corrosion Scales on Chlorine Dioxide Consumption in Drinking Water Distribution System” Proceedings of 2007 AWWA Research Symposium - Distribution Systems: The Next Frontier, Reno, NV, March 2-3, 2007.

35. Zhang, Z., Stout, J.E., Yu, V.L. and Vidic, R.D. “Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of chlorine dioxide for Legionella control in hospital water systems” Proceedings of WEF Disinfection 2007, Paper 7C, Pittsburgh, PA, February 4-7, 2007.

36. Borguet, E., Dementev, N. and Vidic, R.D. "Fluorescence Labeling of Surface Species (FLOSS) As a Probe of Chemical Composition of the Interfaces of Complex Nanoporous Carbon Materials" 210th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, Cancun, Mexico, October 29-November 3, 2006.

37. Monnell, J.D., Vidic, R.D., Gang, D., Karash, A. and Granite, E.J. “Recent Advances in Trace Metal Capture Using Micro and Nano-Scale Sorbents” Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 25-28, 2006 (on CD-ROM).

38. Feng, W., Borguet, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Mechanisms of H2S adsorption onto carbonaceous surfaces under dry and anoxic conditions” Proceedings of the International Conference on Carbon, Aberdeen, Scotland, July 16-21, 2006 (on CD ROM).

39. Feng, W., Borguet, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Sulfurization of carbon surface for vapor phase mercury removal” Proceedings of the International Conference on Carbon, Aberdeen, Scotland, July 16-21, 2006 (on CD ROM).

40. Zhe, Z., Stout, J.E. and Vidic, R.D. “The Impact of Temperature and TOC on Chlorine Dioxide Decay in Drinking Water” Proceedings of the 2006 Annual Conference and Exposition, AWWA, San Antonio, TX, June 11-15, 2006 (on CD ROM).

41. Borguet, E., Feng, X., Dementev, N., Feng, W. and Vidic, R.D. “Probing Chemical Functionality on Carbonaceous Materials” Proceedings of the 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 28 – September 1, 2005.

42. Feng, W. and Vidic, R.D. “Uptake of Hydrogen Sulfide by Carbonaceous Sorbents at High Temperature” Proceedings of the 229th ACS National Meeting, in San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005.

43. Flora, J.R.V., Hargis, R.A., O’Dowd, W.J. and Vidic, R.D. “Modeling Sorbent Injection for Mercury Removal in Coal Fired Power Plants – Role of Sorbent Particle Size Distribution and Pressure Drop Across the Baghouse Filter” Proceedings of the 229th ACS National Meeting, in San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005.

44. Feng, W., Kwon, S., Borguet, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Sulfur Impregnation on Activated Carbon Fibers by H2S Oxidation for Mercury Control” Proceedings of the 229th ACS National Meeting, in San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005.

45. Borguet, E., Feng, X., Vidic, R.D. and Dementev, N. “Sonication Induced Chemisorption of Solvents on Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Infrared Spectroscopy and Temperature Programmed Desorption Study.” Proceedings of the 229th ACS National Meeting, in San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005.

46. Zhe, Z., Vidic, R.D., Bisson, R., McElroy, J., Piescznski, S., Hawks, R., McCann, C. and Stout, J.E. “Chlorine Dioxide for Legionella Control in a Hospital Water System: Monitoring for Disinfection By-products” 65th International Water Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 17-21, 2004.

47. Feng, X., Feng, W., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet. E. “Influence of Surface Functional Groups On Molecular Adsorption by Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs)” Carbon 2004, Providence, RI, July 11-16, 2004.

48. Feng, X., Feng, W., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E. “Fluorescence Labeling of Surface Functionalities on Carbon Materials: Activated Carbon Fiber and Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes” Carbon 2004, Providence, RI, July 11-16, 2004.

49. Vidic, R.D., Bendick, J., Neufeld, R.N. “Membrane Microfiltration of Municipal Wastewater” Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of Yugoslav Water Pollution Control Society, “Water 2004”, Borsko Jezero, June 8-11, 485-490, 2004.

50. Vidic, R.D., Lauzon, C., Fontan, J-C, Tosovic, S., Adjanski-Spasic, Lj., Pantelic, Z. “Management options for hazardous and medical waste in Serbia” Proceedings of the Conference on The Systems for Management of Environmental Protection organized by Zora–XXI, Novi Sad, May 20-22, on CD-ROM, 2004.

51. Vidic, R.D., Lauzon, C., Fontan, J-C, Tosovic, S., Adjanski-Spasic, Lj., Pantelic, Z. “Feasibility study for hazardous and medical waste management in Serbia” Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference of the Serbian Association for Water Technology and Sanitary Engineering, Zlatibor, April 20-23, pp. 241-247, 2004.

52. Stevanovic-Carapina, H., Vidic, R.D. “Physical-Chemical Treatment of Hazardous Waste” Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference of the Serbian Association for Water Technology and Sanitary Engineering, Zlatibor, April 20-23, pp. 255-258, 2004.

53. Bendick, J.A., Neufeld, R.D., Vidic, R.D. "Ceramic Membrane Technology: An Alternative Wet Weather Solution" PennTec 2003, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association Annual Meeting, State College, PA, June 24, 2003.

54. Vidic, R.D., Kwon, S., and Borguet, E. “Impact of Surface Heterogeneity on Mercury Uptake by Carbonaceous Sorbents: Bridging the Pressure Gap from UHV to Atmospheric Conditions” Proceedings of the 19th Annual Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23-27, on CD-ROM, 2002.

55. Flora, J.R.V., Hargis, R.A., O’Dowd, W.J., Pennline, H.W. and Vidic, R.D. “Modeling Sorbent Injection for Mercury Control in Baghouse Systems” Proceedings of the 19th Annual Pittsburgh Coal Conference (on CD-ROM), Pittsburgh, PA, September 23-27, 2002.

56. Flora, J.R.V., Hargis, R.A., O’Dowd, W.J., Pennline, H.W., and Vidic, R.D. “Modeling Sorbent Injection for Mercury Control in Baghouse Systems” Proceedings of the Air Quality III Conference, Arlington, VA, September 9-12, 2002.

57. Vidic, R.D. “Permeable Reactive Barriers – Innovative Technology for Groundwater Remediation”, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Environmental Recovery of Yugoslavia 2001 (on CD-ROM), Belgrade, Yugoslavia, September 27-30, 2001.

58. Gao, Y., Zhou, P., Lin, Y.E., Vidic, R.D., and Stout, J.E. “Efficacy of DBNPA Against Legionella pneumophila: Experimental Results in a Model Water System.” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE), Atlanta, GA, January 3-6, 2001; ASHRAE Transactions, 2001, Vol. 107, Pt. 1, 2001.

59. Gao, Y., Vidic, R.D., McCall, E.C., Stout, J.E., and Yu, V.L. “Monochloramine and Chlorine Dioxide as Alternative Disinfection Methods for Legionella Control: Results of Pilot Studies in a Model Plumbing System” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 2000 Annual Conference, June 11-15, Denver, CO, 2000. Paper No. P1-4a (on CD ROM) - Third Place Award in AWWA Poster Session.

60. McCall, E.C., Stout, J.E., Yu, V.L. and Vidic, R.D. “Efficacy of Biocides Against Biofilm-Associated Legionella in a Model System” Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the International Water Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 18, 141-147, 1999.

61. Lin, Y.E., Vidic, R.D., Stout, J.E., and Yu, V.L. “Influence of pH, Alkalinity, Hardness, and Dissolved Organic Carbon on Copper and Silver Ions in Eradicating Legionella.” Proceedings of the AWWA International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens, Milwaukee, WI, August 29-Septemeber 1, 1999.

62. Vidic, R.D., Liu, W., Kummel, R., and Fahlenkamp, H. “Activated Carbon-Based Technology for the Control of Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants.” Proceedings of the International Joint Power Generation Conference and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, July 25-28, Fact-Vol. 23, Vol. 1, 411-418, 1999.

63. Vidic, R.D. and Liu, W. “Application of Sulfur-Impregnated Activated Carbons for the Control of Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants.” Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Biennial Conference on Carbon, Charleston, SC, July 11-16, 1999.

64. Vidic, R.D., Kwon, S.J., and Siler, D.P. “Development of Impregnated Sorbents for the Control of Vapor-Phase Elemental Mercury Emissions.” Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Biennial Conference on Carbon, Charleston, SC, July 11-16, 1999.

65. Vidic, R.D., Kwon, S.J., and Siler, D.P. “Development of Impregnated Sorbents for the Control of Elemental Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants.” Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the Air & Waste Management Association, St. Louis, MO, June 21-23, Paper No. 99-789 (CD-ROM), 1999.

66. Vidic, R.D., Liu, W., and Brown, T.D. “Application of Sulfur Impregnated Activated Carbons for the Control of Mercury Emissions.” Proceedings of the 15th Annual Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 14-18, Paper No. 18-5 (CD-ROM), 1998.

67. Lin, Y.E., Vidic, R.D., Stout, J.E., and Yu, V.L. “Effect of Elevated pH on Copper and Silver Ionization for Legionella Eradication.” Proceedings of the 1998 AWWA Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, June 21-25, 1998.

68. Liu, W., Vidic, R.D., and Brown, T.D. “Evaluation of Carbon-Based Substrates for the Production of Economical Mercury Sorbents.” Proceedings of the 91st Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the Air & Waste Management Association, San Diego, CA, June 14-18, Paper No. 98-RA79B.05 (CD-ROM), 1998.

69. Vidic, R.D., Liu, W., and Brown, T.D. “Development of Novel Activated Carbon Based Adsorbents for the Control of Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants.” University Coal Research Contractors Review Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2-3, p.115-119, 1998.

70. Vidic, R.D., Liu, W., and Korpiel, J.A. “Dynamics of Fixed-Bed Carbon Adsorbers for Vapor-Phase Mercury Uptake.” Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Biennial Conference on Carbon, The Pennsylvania State University, PA, July 13-18, 1997.

71. Vidic, R.D., Flora, J.R.V., and Chang, M.T. “Rate Studies on Vapor Phase Mercury Uptake by Various Activated Carbons” Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Biennial Conference on Carbon, The Pennsylvania State University, PA, July 13-18, 1997.

72. Liu, W., Korpiel, J.A. and Vidic, R.D. “Effect of Impregnation Temperature on Physical Characteristics and Adsorption Properties of Sulfur Impregnated Carbons for Vapor-Phase Mercury” Proceedings of the 90th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the Air & Waste Management Association, Toronto, Canada, June 8-13, on CD-ROM, 1997.

73. Lin, Y.S., Stout, J.E., Vidic, R.D., and Yu, V.L. “Disinfection of Mycobacterium by Copper/Silver Ionization” Proceedings of the 1997 AWWA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 15-19, 1997.

74. Vidic, R.D., Tessmer, C.H., and Uranowski, L.J. “Surface Properties of Activated Carbon Responsible for Catalyzing Oxidative Coupling of Phenolics” Proceedings of the 1997 AWWA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 15-19, Research Symposium, 1997.

75. Sarapa, G.S., Vojta, S.M., and Vidic, R.D. “Using a PC-Based GIS as a Regulatory Compliance Tool for Municipal Landfill Groundwater Monitoring.” Proceedings of Building the Community Through GIS Meeting, The University of Memphis, TN, April 22-23, 1996.

76. Vidic, R.D. “Control of Mercury Emissions in Flue Gases by Activated Carbon Adsorption.” Proceedings of the 211th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 24-28, Vol. 41, No. 1, p.427-441, 1996.

77. Lin, Y.E., Vidic, R.D., Stout, J.E., and Yu, V.L. “Effect of Copper and Silver Ionization in Legionella pneumophila Eradication.” Proceedings of the 1995 AWWA Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 18-22, Vol.: Water Research, 1103-C1112, 1995.

78. Petrosky, C.J. and Vidic, R.D. “Pretreatment of Industrial Wastewater Containing Phthalate Esters by Centrifugation.” Proceedings of the 50th Purdue Industrial Waste Conference, Ann Arbor Press, Inc., Chelsea, MI, p.717-726, 1995.

79. Tessmer, C.H, Uranowski, L.J., and Vidic, R.D. “Influence of Acidic Surface Functional Groups on Catalytic Behavior of Activated Carbon.” Proceedings of the 68th WEF Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, October 21-25, Vol. 2, Part II, p.671-681, 1995.

80. Lin, Y.S., Vidic, R.D., Stout, J.E., and Yu, V.L. “Effect of Copper and Silver Ionization in Legionella pneumophila Eradication.” in Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation and Hazardous Waste Management, 1995 ASCE National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, July 23-26, 1995, p.38-47.

81. McLaughlin, J.B. and Vidic, R.D. “Adsorption Technology for Mercury Control in Flue Gases” in Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation and Hazardous Waste Management, 1995 ASCE National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, July 23-26, p.613-620, 1995.

82. Uranowski, L.J., Tessmer, C.H., and Vidic, R.D. “Effects of Metals and Surface Functional Groups on Adsorptive Properties of GAC” in Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation and Hazardous Waste Management, 1995 ASCE National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, July 23-26, p.434-441, 1995.

83. Vidic, R.D. “Removal of Mercury from Stack Gases by Activated Carbon.” Proceedings of the 21st Annual RREL Research Symposium, EPA/600/R-95/012, Cincinnati, OH, April 4-6, p.103-107, 1995.

84. Bourdeau, J.A. and Vidic, R.D. "Activated Carbon as a Catalyst for Polymerization of Phenolic Compounds." Critical Issues in Water and Wastewater Treatment, 1994 ASCE National Conference on Environmental Engineering, Boulder, CO, July 11-13, p.756-763, 1994.

85. Franzke, U.S., Vidic, R.D., Suidan, M.T., and Brenner, R.C. "What is Adsorbing? The Parent Compound, its Degradation Intermediates, or its Polymers?" Proceedings of the 66th WEF Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, October 3-7, Vol. 1, p.107-118, 1993.

86. Vidic, R.D. and Suidan, M.T. "Polymerization of Organic Compounds Catalyzed by Activated Carbon." Proceedings of the 25th Mid-Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference, University of Maryland, MD, July 7-9, p.116-125, 1993.

87. Sorial, G.A., Suidan, M.T., Vidic, R.D., and Maloney, S.W. "Multicomponent Adsorption on GAC - Oxygen Mediated Reversal of Breakthrough Patterns." Proceedings of the 65th WEF Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, September 20-24, Vol. 1, p.15-26, 1992.

88. Vidic, R.D., Suidan, M.T., and Brenner, R.C. "Oxidative Coupling of Phenolics on GAC Surface." Proceedings of the 65th WEF Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, September 20-24, Vol. 1, p.3-14, 1992.

89. Sorial, G.A., Suidan M.T., and Vidic, R.D. "Role of Oxygen in Multicomponent Adsorption." Proceedings of 1991 AWWA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 23-27, p.657-669, 1991.

90. Vidic, R.D., Sorial, G.A., Papadimas, S.P., Suidan, M.T., and Speth, T.F. "GAC Adsorption of a Mixture of Natural Organic Matter and VOC's in the presence and Absence of Molecular Oxygen." Proceedings of 1991 AWWA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 23-27, p.613-630, 1991.

91. Vidic, R.D. and Suidan, M.T. "Adsorption of Phenolic Compounds by GAC." Proceedings of the 23rd Mid-Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 4-7, p.374-384, 1991.

92. Vidic, R.D. and Suidan, M.T. "Ultimate and Working Capacities of GAC Adsorbers." Proceedings of 1990 AWWA Annual Conference, June 17-21, Cincinnati, OH, P1-20:2309, 1990.

 

D. Reports

1. Vidic, R.D. and Zuback, J. “Assessment of Emerging Solutions” in Techno-Economic Assessment of Water Management Solutions, GTI Project No. 21076.1.01, 2011.

2. Vidic, R.D., Stout, J.E., Duda, S.M. “Biological Control in Cooling Water Systems Using Non-Chemical Treatment Devices” Final technical report for ASHRAE 1361-RP, April 2010, 280 pp.

3. Vidic, R.D. and Dzombak, D.A. (2009) “Reuse of Treated Internal or External Wastewaters in the Cooling Systems of Coal-Based Thermoelectric Power Plants” Final Technical Report for Cooperative Agreement Number: DE-FC26-06NT42722, US DOE – NETL, September, 2009, 476pp.

4. Lauzon, C., Fontan, J-C, Vidic, R.D., Tosovic, S., Adjanski-Spasic, Lj., Pantelic, Z. “Feasibility Study for Hazardous and Medical Waste Management” Final Report for the Serbian Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection, under EU contract EuropeAid/114755/D/SV/ YU managed by the European Agency for Reconstruction, July, 2004.

5. Lauzon, C., Fontan, J-C, Vidic, R.D., Tosovic, S., Adjanski-Spasic, Lj., Pantelic, Z. “Master Plan for Hazardous and Medical Waste Management” Final Report for the Serbian Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection, under EU contract EuropeAid/114755/D/SV/ YU managed by the European Agency for Reconstruction, July, 2004.

6. Vidic, R.D., Flora, J.R.V. “Modeling of Sorbent Injection for Mercury Control” Final Report for the US Department of Energy - NETL, Contract No. DE-AM26-99FT40463, Subtask No. FT10241, January, 2002.

7. Vidic, R.D. “Permeable Reactive Barriers – Case Study Review” Technology Evaluation Report No. TE-01-01, Ground-Water Remediation Technologies Analysis Center, November, 2001.

8. Vidic, R. D., Liu, W. “Development of Novel Activated Carbon-Based Adsorbents for the Control of Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants” Final Report for the US Department of Energy, Project Number DE-FG2-96PC96212, March, 1999.

9. Vidic, R.D., Chang, M.T. “Kinetics of Vapor-Phase Mercury Uptake by Virgin and Sulfur Impregnated Activated Carbons.” Final Report for the US Environmental Protection Agency, Project Number CR 822617-01-0, November, 1996.

10. Vidic, R.D., Pohland, F.G. “Treatment Walls” Technology Evaluation Report, TE-96-01, Prepared for the Ground-Water Remediation Technologies Analysis Center, October, 1996.

11. Vidic, R.D. “Activated Carbon Adsorption for the Removal of Mercury from Flue Gas Emissions.” Final Report for the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority RD&D Project Number 9303-4007, June, 1996.

12. Vidic, R.D. and Bourdeau, J.A. “Effect of Surface Metals on the Catalytic Properties of Activated Carbon for Oxidative Coupling of Phenolic Compounds.” Final Report for the University of Cincinnati Engineering Research Center Contract No. PC94B-03223, April, 1996.

13. Suidan, M.T., Pfeffer, J.T., Nakhla, G.F., Traegner, U.K., and Vidic, R.D. "Anaerobic Fluid-Bed Treatment of Coal Conversion Wastewater." Final Report for US Department of Energy, Project Number DE-FG22-86PC-90614, 1989.

 

E. Conference Presentations

1. Murali Mohan, A., Hartsock, A., Hammack, R.W., Vidic, R.D. and Gregory, K.B. “Microbial Community Changes with Time in Flowback Water Produced from Hydraulic Fracturing of Devonian Black Shale for Natural Gas Production,” American Society of Microbiology General Meeting, San Francisco, California June 16-19, 2012.

2. Choudhury M., Hsieh, M., Vidic, R.D. and Dzombak, D. "Corrosiveness of Different Treated Municipal Wastewaters Used as Power Plant Cooling System Makeup Water: A Bench-Scale Evaluation" 220th ECS Meeting & Electrochemical Energy Summit, Boston, MA, October 9-14, 2011.

3. Gregory, K.B., Vidic, R.D. and Dzombak, D.A. “Addressing Diverse Water Management Challenges During Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale for Natural Gas Production” GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN, October 9-12, 2011.

4. Dale, A., Vidic, R.D. and Bilec, M. “Preliminary life cycle impacts of treatment of Marcellus shale waters.” Engineering Sustainability 2011, Pittsburgh, PA, April 10-12, 2011.

5. Gregory, K., Barbot, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Sustainable Water Management During Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale for Natural Gas Production” International Conference on Environmental Challenges: A Global Concern (ICEC-10), Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (College), Janandhar, Punjab, India, October 15-17, 2010.

6. Li, H. and Vidic, R.D. “Mineral deposit formation, measurement, and control in wastewater reuse” (session keynote), the 6th International Conference on Interfaces against Pollution (IAP 2010), Beijing, China, May 16-19, 2010.

7. Vidic, R.D. Frack Water Management - panel discussion at Marcellus Shale Policy Conference, Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, May 3-4, 2010.

8. Li, H.; Chien, S.-H.; and Vidic, R.D. “A solution to water crisis in energy production: feasibility of using impaired waters for coal-based power plant cooling” (oral), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) North Central Sectional Conference, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, March 26-27, 2010.

9. Dzombak, D.A., Landis, A.E., Vidic, R.D., Chien, S.H., Feng, Y.H., Hsieh, M.K., Li, H., Monnell, J.D. and Niblick, B. “Reuse of treated municipal wastewater for power plant cooling,” 2009 AEESP Conference, Iowa City, IA, July 26-29, 2009.

10. Chien S.H., Hsieh M.K., Dzombak D., Vidic R.D, “Water for Cooling in Thermoelectric Power Plants: The Impending Shortage and Alternative Sources”, Engineering Sustainability 2009, Pittsburgh, PA, April 19-21, 2009.

11. Kazachkin, D.V., Nishimura, Y., Irle, S., Morokuma, K., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E. “Pressure gap in carbon nanomaterials? The effect of temperature and pressure on the binding of simple molecules to carbon nanotubes.” Proceedings of the 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, November 16-21, 2008, Philadelphia, PA.

12. Sun, W., Bhardwaj, R., Chen, X., Flora, J.R.V., Borguet, E., Vidic, R.D. “Mercury Speciation in Coal-Fired Power Plant Flue Gas – Experimental Studies and Model Development” University Coal research Contractors Review Conference, June 10-11, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA.

13. Li H., Vidic R.D., Chien S.H., Hsieh M.K., Chowdhury I., Dzombak D. “Reuse of treated internal or external wastewaters in the cooling systems of coal-based thermoelectric power plants” Poster Session, University of Pittsburgh Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA, April 15, 2008.

14. Monnell, J., Li, H., Alvin, M., Vidic, R.D. “Activated Carbon-Based Catalysts for Selective Hydrogen Sulfide Oxidation”, Poster Session, University of Pittsburgh Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA, April 15, 2008.

15. Li, H. and Vidic, R.D. “Reducing water footprint: internal water reuse for coal-based thermoelectric power generation” 3rd annual Student Industrial Ecology Conference (SIEC), International Society of Industrial Ecology (ISIE, Pittsburgh student chapter), Pittsburgh, PA, April 12, 2008.

16. Chien, S.H. and Vidic, R.D. “Alternative water sources: feasibility of using secondary treated municipal wastewater in power industry” 3rd annual Student Industrial Ecology Conference (SIEC), International Society of Industrial Ecology (ISIE, Pittsburgh student chapter), Pittsburgh, PA, April 12, 2008.

17. Kazachkin, D.V., Nishimura, Y., Dementev, N.N., Irle, S., Morokuma, K., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E. “The interaction of simple molecules with CNT” 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 6-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

18. Li H., Chien S.H., Hsieh M.K., Dzombak D., Vidic R.D. “Predicting deposit formation from impaired water use in power plant cooling systems” 11th annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium (ECSS), Center of Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, March 28-29, 2008.

19. Hsieh M.K., Li H., Dzombak D., Vidic R.D. “Corrosion and corrosion inhibition in power plant cooling systems using impaired waters as alternative makeup sources” 11th annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium (ECSS), Center of Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, March 28-29, 2008.

20. Kazachkin, D.V., Feng, X., Kwon, S., Dementev, N.N., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E. "Interaction of acetone with single wall carbon nanotubes: FTIR and TPD study" ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting, Collegeville, PA, May 16 - 18, 2007

21. Vidic, R.D. “Control of Mercury Emissions from Thermoelectric Power Plants” 2006 American Filtration Society Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 16-18, 2006.

22. Borguet, E., Feng, X., Vidic, R.D. and Dementev, N. “Sonication Induced Chemisorption of Solvents on Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Infrared Spectroscopy and Temperature Programmed Desorption Study” The 229th ACS National Meeting, in San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005.

23. Feng, W. and Vidic, R.D. “Novel Mercury Sorbents through Industrial Ecology” Energy Event, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, December 9, 2004.

24. Feng, X., Vidic, R.D, Borguet, E. "Study of Ammonia Adsorption on Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) by Infrared Spectroscopy” 2004 Annual AIChE Meeting, San Antonio, TX, November 7-12, 2004.

25. Feng, X., Matranga, C., Vidic, R.D, Borguet, E. "Infrared Spectroscopy Study of Functionalities on Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs)” 2004 Annual AIChE Meeting, San Antonio, TX, November 7-12, 2004

26. Vidic, R.D., Feng, W., Borguet, E. “Adsorption of hydrogen sulfide on activated carbon fibers” International Activated Carbon Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 7-8, 2004.

27. Neufeld, R.D., Vidic, R.D, Kindle, B., Bendick, J., Modise, C., “Ceramic Membrane Filtration of Combined Sewer Overflow” presented at the Sixth Annual 3 Rivers Wet Weather Sewer Rehabilitation Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 29-30, 2004.

28. Feng, X., Matranga, C., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E. “Vibrational Spectroscopy of Oxygen Containing Functional Groups and Their Influence on the Adsorption of Small Molecules on Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes” 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 22-26, 2004.

29. Feng, W., Kwon, S., Feng, X., Borguet, E., Vidic, R.D. “Sulfur impregnation on activated carbon fibers through H2S oxidation for vapor phase mercury removal” 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 22-26, 2004.

30. Feng, X., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E. “A Vibrational Spectroscopy Study of the Fate of Oxygen Containing Functional Groups on Carbon Single Walled Nanotube Surfaces during Thermal Treatment” Vibrations at Surfaces 11, Bangor, Maine, June, 2004.

31. Vidic, R.D., Lauzon, C., Fontan, J-C, Tosovic, S., Adjanski-Spasic, Lj., Pantelic, Z. “Management options for hazardous and medical waste in Serbia” Keynote presentation at the Second International Conference on Rural Health and First International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health in Mediterranean, South East and Central European Countries, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, May 26-29, 2004.

32. Feng, W., Vidic, R.D., Feng, X. and Borguet, E. “Adsorption of Hydrogen Sulfide on Activated Carbon Fibers: Effect of Pore Structure and Surface Treatment 35th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Pittsburgh, PA, October 19-22, 2003.

33. Feng, X., Vidic. R.D. and Borguet, E. “How Do Surface Functional Groups On Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) Affect Molecular Adsorption?” 35th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Pittsburgh, PA, October 19-22, 2003.

34. Neufeld, R. D., Vidic, R. D., Bendick, J., Miller, C. J. “Water Conservation using Ceramic Membrane Filtration: An Innovative Technology for the Combined Sewer Overflow Problem” Poster Presentation, Science 2003 Symposium, University of Pittsburgh September 24, 2003

35. Bendick, J., Neufeld, R. D., Vidic, R. D., “Membrane Ultra Filtration of Primary Sewage Effluents”, invited presentation Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, June 11, 2003.

36. Kwon, S., Borguet, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Role of surface chemical and topological heterogeneity on adsorption on carbonaceous surfaces” The 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 23-27, 2003.

37. Vidic, R.D., Kwon, S., Xue, F., Newsome, T., and Borguet, E. “Effects of surface-chemical heterogeneity on molecular adsorption in and on single-walled carbon nanotubes” The 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 23-27, 2003.

38. Kwon, S., Vidic, R.D., and Borguet, E. "Impact of Chemical and Topological Heterogeneity of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT) on Uptake and Binding of Simple Molecules” Annual Meeting for the University/NETL Student Partnership Program, Pittsburgh, PA, October 22, 2002.

39. Neufeld, R.D., Vidic, R.D, Bendick, J., Modise, C., Miller, C., “Ceramic Membrane Filtration for Wet Weather Flow Management” presented at the Fourth Annual 3 Rivers Wet Weather Sewer Rehabilitation Conference, September 16-17, 2002.

40. Kwon, S., Borguet, E. and Vidic, R.D. “Understanding the Impact of Chemical and Morphological Heterogeneity of Carbonaceous Surfaces on Mercury Adsorption” AEESP/AAEE Education and Research Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 10-14, 2002.

41. Zhao, X., Johnson J. K., Kwon S., Vidic R. D., Borguet E., Adsorption of polar organics on graphite from experiment and molecular simulation., AIChE 2001 Annual Meeting: Interfacial phenomena in environmental systems, Reno, Nevada, November 4-9, 2001.

42. Kwon, S.J., Russell, J., Vidic, R.D., and Borguet, E.U. “Probing Chemical and Topological Heterogeneity of Carbonaceous Surfaces via Temperature Programmed Desorption of Simple Molecules from Model Carbonaceous Surfaces” IUVSTA 15th International Vacuum Congress, AVS 48th International Symposium, 11th International Conference on Solid Surfaces, San Francisco, CA, October 28 - November 2, 2001.

43. Kwon, S., Vidic, R.D., and Borguet, E. "Probing Carbonaceous Surface Chemical and Topological Heterogeneity by Temperature Programmed Propane Adsorption/Desorption" University of Pittsburgh, Science Fair 2001, September 13, 2001.

44. You, X. and Vidic, R.D. “Sulfur Impregnation of Activated Carbon through H2S Oxidation” 25th Biennial Conference on Carbon, Lexington, KY, July 14-19, 2001.

45. Chen, A., Kwon, S.J., Borguet, E.U. and Vidic, R.D. “Impact of Pore Structure and Surface Oxygen on Elemental Mercury Uptake by Virgin Activated Carbon” 25th Biennial Conference on Carbon, Lexington, KY, July 14-19, 2001.

46. Kwon, S.J., Russell, J., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E.U. "Investigation of Polar Organic Adsorption/Desorption from a Model Carbonaceous Surface: Acetone on Graphite" 25th Biennial Conference on Carbon, Lexington, KY, July 14-19, 2001.

47. Kwon, S.J., Vidic, R.D. and Borguet, E.U. “"Probing Carbonaceous Surface Chemical and Topological Heterogeneity by Temperature Programmed Propane Adsorption/Desorption" 25th Biennial Conference on Carbon, Lexington, KY, July 14-19, 2001.

48. You, X. and Vidic, R.D. “An Industrial Ecology Approach for Reducing Mercury in the Environment” 2001 Symposium on Sustainability, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, June 16-19, 2001.

49. Zhao, X., Johnson, K.J., Kwon, S., Vidic, R.D., and Borguet, E.U. “Propane adsorption on graphite wall: Experiment and Simulation” 2001 Midwest Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Conference, East Lansing, MI, May 7-8, 2001.

50. Kwon, S.J., Russell, J., Vidic, R.D., and Borguet, E.U. "Phase Separation in Two Dimensions on Carbonaceous Surfaces: Implications for Atmospheric Chemistry", Annual Chemistry Conference - Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, July, 2000.

51. Kwon, S.J., Russell, J., Vidic, R.D., and Borguet, E.U. “Investigation of Adsorption/Desorption Kinetics on Carbonaceous Surfaces using Optical Deferential Reflectivity and Temperature Programmed Desorption”, 65th Birthday Symposium Honoring John T. Yates, Jr., R.K. Mellon Professor of Chemistry and Director, Pittsburgh, PA, July, 2000.

52. Lin, Y.E., Stout J.E., Yu, V.L., Vidic, R.D. and States, S.J. “Legionnaires’ Disease in An Apartment Building: Disinfection Methods and Recommendations” 1st International Water Congress, International Water Association (Session A, No. 7), Paris, France, July 3 – 7, 2000.

53. Kwon, S.J., Vidic, R.D., and Borguet, E.U. “Combined Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Mechanisms and Kinetics of Vapor-Phase Mercury Uptake by Carbonaceous Surface Adsorption of Mercury in Gas-Phase” DOE Contractors Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, June 6-8, 2000.

54. Lin, Y.E., Stout, J.E., Vidic, R.D., and Yu, V.L. “Impact of pH, Alkalinity, Hardness, and Dissolved Organic Carbon on Efficacy of Copper-Silver Ionization for Legionella Eradication” 99th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Chicago, IL, May 30 - June 3, 1999.

55. Liu, W., Vidic, R.D., and Brown, T.D. “Impact of Gas Constituents on Mercury Uptake by Sulfur-Impregnated Activated Carbons.” 1999 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX, March 14-18, 1999.

56. Vidic, R.D., Wei, L. “Application of Sulfur Impregnated Activated Carbons for the Control of Mercury Emissions from Coal Fired Power Plants” Air Quality Conference, McLean Virginia, December 1-4, 1998.

57. Liu, W. and Vidic, R.D. “Selecting a Proper Impregnate to Improve the Performance of Mercury Control by Different Adsorbents” Fifth International Activated Carbon Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 17-18, 1997.

58. Vidic, R. D. and Korpiel, J.A. “Impact of Sulfur Impregnation Method on Mercury Uptake by Activated Carbons” Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management VIII, I&EC Division - ACS, Birmingham, AL, September 9-11, 1996.

59. Vidic, R.D., Tessmer, C.H., and Uranowski, L.J. “Impact of Surface Properties of Activated Carbons on Oxidative Coupling of Phenolic Compounds.” American Carbon Society Workshop, Charleston, SC, June 9-12, 1996.

60. Lin, Y.E., Stout, J.E., Vidic, R.D., McCartney, C., and Yu, V.L. “In Vitro Efficacy of Copper/Silver Ions in Killing Mycobacterium avium: A New Method for Disinfection of Hospital Water Distribution Systems.” 96th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, May 19-23, 1996.

61. Vidic, R.D. “Control of Mercury Emission in Flue Gas by Activated Carbon Adsorption.“ Third International Activated Carbon Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 11-14, 1995.

62. Petrosky, C.J. and Vidic, R.D. “Pretreatment of Industrial Wastewater Containing Phthalate Esters by Centrifugation.” 67th Annual Conference of Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, Champion, PA, June 12-15, 1995.

63. Lin, Y.S., Vidic, R.D., Stout, J.E., and Yu, V.L. “In Vitro Synergy of Copper and Silver Ions in Killing Legionella.” 95th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C., May 21-25, 1995.

64. Vidic, R.D. "Control of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water: Case Studies of Alternative Disinfection Technologies." NATO Advanced Studies Institute, Varna, Bulgaria, October 24 - November 4, 1994.

65. Vidic, R.D. "Control of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water: Regulations and Costs." NATO Advanced Studies Institute, Varna, Bulgaria, October 24 - November 4, 1994.

66. Vidic, R.D. "Polymerization of Phenolic Compounds Catalyzed by Activated Carbon Surface." Second International Activated Carbon Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 19-23, 1994.

67. Vidic, R.D., Suidan, M.T., and Brenner, R.C. "Effect of Dissolved Oxygen on Phenols Breakthrough from GAC Adsorbers." 16th Biennial IAWPRC Conference, Washington, D.C., May 24-30, 1992.Vidic, R.D., Suidan, M.T., and Brenner, R.C. "Prediction of GAC Adsorptive Capacity With and Without Molecular Oxygen." Symposium on Bioremediation of Hazardous Waste, EPA's Biosystems Technology Development Program, Chicago, IL, May 5-6, 1992.

68. Sorial, G.A., Suidan, M.T., Vidic, R.D., and Brenner, R.C. "Effect of GAC Characteristics on Adsorption of Organic Pollutants" 64th WPCF Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, October 7-10, 1991.

69. Vidic, R.D., Sorial, G.A., and Suidan, M.T. "Molecular Oxygen and the Adsorption of Phenols - Effect of Functional Groups." 64th WPCF Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 7-10, 1991.

70. Sorial, G.A., Suidan, M.T., and Vidic, R.D. "Evaluation of Multicomponent Adsorption in Fixed Beds." National AIChE Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, August 18-21, 1991.

71. Vidic, R.D. and Suidan, M.T. "The True Adsorptive Capacity of GAC." AIChE 1990 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 11-16, 1990.

72. Vidic, R.D. and Suidan, M.T. "Enhanced Removal of Organic Compounds in GAC Adsorbers." 63rd WPCF Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., October 7-11, 1990.

73. Vidic, R.D., Suidan, M.T., Traegner, U.K., and Nakhla, G.F. "Adsorption Isotherms: Helpful or Misleading." 62nd WPCF Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, October 16-19, 1989.

 

F. Invited Presentations

1. “Water Management for Unconventional Gas Resource Extraction” 2012 Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, Pittsburgh, PA, September 14, 2012.

2. “Flowback and Produced Water in Shale Gas Extraction: Water Quality and Management Options” Identification of Fundamental Interfacial and Transport Phenomena for the Sustainable Deployment of Hydraulic Shale Fracturing – Role of Chemicals Used, NSF Workshop, Arlington, VA, May 14-15, 2012.

3. “Water Quality, Quantity and Management Strategies for Unconventional Shale Plays” Produced Water Management: Strategies for Compliance, Cost Reduction, and Efficiencies, EUCI, Pittsburgh, PA, May 8-9, 2012.

4. “Water Quality, Quantity and Management: Lessons from the Marcellus Shale Region” Hydrofracking in Focus – What Every Citizen Needs to Know, A Science and Management Forum, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, May 5, 2012.

5. “Environmental Challenges for Unconventional Shale Gas Extraction” University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, May 4, 2012.

6. “Use of Abandoned Mine Drainage for Hydraulic Fracturing” SPE Workshop: Reducing Environmental Impact of Unconventional Resource Development, San Antonio, TX, April 23-25, 2012.

7. “Recycling and Reuse of Wastewater in Marcellus Shale” Shale Gas Water Management Initiative 2012, Pittsburgh, PA, March 28-29, 2012.

8. “Use of AMD in the Development of Marcellus Shale: Technical Uncertainties and Challenges” in Feasibility and Challenges of Using Coal Mine Drainage for Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction, RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, December 14, 2011.

9. “Examining Limitations of Recycling Technologies And Potential Improvements to These Methods to Reduce the Amount of Water Needed for Hydraulic Fracturing” Shale Gas Water Management Initiative 2011, Dallas, TX, November 30 – December 1, 2011.

10. “Water Management for Sustainable Development of Marcellus Industry” Science 2011, Pittsburgh, PA, October 6, 2011.

11. “Strategies for Effective Water and Waste Water Management in Shale Plays” Marcellus Infrastructure Finance and Development Summit 2011, Pittsburgh, PA, October 5, 2011.

12. “Marcellus Shale Impacts and Opportunities: Sustainable Water Management in Marcellus Shale Industry” Annual ASCE/EWRI/CS4 Sustainability Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 22, 2011.

13. “Techno-Economic Assessment of Water Management Solutions: Assessing The Economics Of Technologies, And Emerging Solutions For Shale Gas Water Management” Shale Gas Water Management Initiative – Marcellus Initiative 2011, Pittsburgh, PA, April 13-14, 2011.

14. “Should Pittsburgh Permit Marcellus Drilling” Marcella L. Finegold Memorial Public Debate (discussion), William Pitt Debating Team, Pittsburgh, PA, April 6, 2011.

15. “Developing the Law of Marcellus Shale” The University of Pittsburgh Law Review and the Innovation Practice Institute (Expert panel discussion), Pittsburgh, PA, April 5, 2011.

16. “The Water-Shale Nexus: Exploring Strategies and Technologies for Water Treatment, Reuse and Disposal”, Eagle Ford E&P Efficiency & Expansion Forum, San Antonio, TX, March 14-15, 2011

17. Vidic, R.D. “Water management options for Marcellus shale development” Global Shale Gas Water Management Initiative 2010, Dallas, TX, October 27-29, 2010.

18. “Global Challenges to Sustainable Water Management” Global Issues Lecture Series, Global Studies Program of the University Center for International Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, October 19, 2010.

19. “Looking Towards the Future of Marcellus Shale Exploration” ASCE/EWRI/CS4 Pittsburgh Regional Water Conference: Protecting and Utilizing our Greatest Asset, Pittsburgh, PA, September 9, 2010.

20. “Phytoremediation of Arsenic Contaminated Groundwaters: The Role of Rhizosphere Microbiota” School of Environmental Studies, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China, May 12, 2010.

21. “Reuse of Impaired Waters for Cooling in Coal-Fired Power Plants” School of Resource and Environmental Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, May 13, 2010.

22. Frack Water Management panel discussion at Marcellus Shale Policy Conference, Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, May 3-4, 2010

23. “Sustainable Water Management for Marcellus Shale Development” Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Stewardship: Understanding the Environmental Impact, Temple University Summit, Philadelphia, March 18, 2010.

24. “Control of Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants in the US: Regulations and Technology Status”, Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, July 27, 2009.

25. “Reuse of Treated Municipal Wastewater in Power Plant Cooling Systems” Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, July 16, 2009.

26. “Control of Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants: Regulations and Technology Status” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, February 25, 2008.

27. “Phytoremediation of Arsenic Contaminated Groundwaters: The Role of Rhizosphere Microbiota” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Temple University, November 2, 2007.

28. “Mercury Speciation in Coal-Fired Power Plant Flue Gas: Role of Fly Ash in Catalyzing Mercury Transformations” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina, September 20, 2007.

29. “Phytoremediation for Environmental Cleanup” Department of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, July 16, 2007.

30. “Use of Membranes for Treatment of Municipal Wastewater” Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Kragujevac and Serbian Chemical Society, February 26, 2004.

31. “Future of Higher Education in Serbia” workshop organized by the Student Union of Belgrade University and GEPS, December 16, 2003.

32. “Engineering Studies in the US – Civil Engineering Program” Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, October 31, 2003.

33. “Higher Education in The US – Example of Engineering Studies” Plenary lecture at the Second GEPS Conference, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro, 11, 2003.

34. "Phytoremediation: Using plants for environmental cleanup" Plenary lecture at the 5th Regional Conference on Environment and Food Quality, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro, September 4-5, 2003.

35. “Bridging the pressure gap from UHV to atmospheric conditions: Adsorption of mercury by graphite and activated carbon” Presented at Environmental Engineering Science and Management Seminar Series, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 4, 2003.

36. Discussion of “An Effective Biocide Combination Treatment Program for Colling Water Systems”, 63rd Annual International Water Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 20-24, 2002 (published in Conference proceedings).

37. “Impact of Surface Heterogeneity of Carbonaceous Sorbents on Mercury Uptake” Plenary lecture at the 2002 International Activated Carbon Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 26-27, 2002.

38. “Sulfur Impregnation Approach for the Production of Economical Mercury Adsorbents” Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, October 12, 2001.

39. “Development of Novel Sorbents for the Control of Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants” Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, September 21, 2001.

40. “Applied Industrial Ecology – Reducing Mercury in the Environment” University of Pittsburgh, Science Fair 2001, September 13, 2001.

41. “Disinfection Modalities for the Control of Legionella in Water Distribution Systems” NSF Workshop, Holiday In, Pittsburgh, October 30-31, 2000.

42. “Uptake of Elemental Mercury Vapors by Sulfur Impregnated Activated Carbons“ Institute for Technical Chemistry, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, March 9, 2000.

43. “Novel Technologies for the Control of Legionella in Institutional Water Distribution Systems“, WAREM – Water Resources Institute, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, January 25, 2000.

44. “Chemical Compatibility of Organic Polymers with Polar and Non-Polar Solvents: Membrane Filtration of Industrial Wastewater“ Dow Chemicals, Stade, Germany, December 14, 1999.

45. “Impact of Surface Functional Groups on Activated Carbon Uptake of Phenolic Compounds.“ Institute for Chemical Technology, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, November 11, 1999.

46. “Application of Impregnated Activated Carbons for the Control of Elemental Mercury Emissions from Coal Fired Power Plants” National Technical Workgroup Mercury Workshop, Atlanta, GA, November 18-20, 1998.

47. “Development of Economical Sorbents for Mercury Emissions Control from Coal-Fired Power Plants” Plenary lecture at the 1998 International Activated Carbon Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 18, 1998.

48. ”Control of Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants” Plenary lecture at the 1997 International Activated Carbon Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 17, 1997.

49. “Remediation Technology Status Report: Treatment Walls” Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management VIII, I&EC Division - ACS, Birmingham, AL, September 9-11, 1996. “Adsorption Technology for the Control of Mercury Emissions from Combustion Processes.” Presented at Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar Series, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 1, 1996.

50. "Control of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water: Regulations and Costs." NATO Advanced Studies Institute, Varna, Bulgaria, October 24 - November 4, 1994.

51. "Control of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water: Case Studies of Alternative Disinfection Technologies." NATO Advanced Studies Institute, Varna, Bulgaria, October 24 - November 4, 1994.