Contract UF-OER-00010329-FIU awarded Fall 2014

  1. Surita, S., Tansel, B. Water Environment Research 2014 (accepted for publication) Evaluation of a full-scale water-based scrubber for removing silxoanes from digester gas:  A case study.
  2. Surita, SC., Tansel, B., Sci. Total Environ. 2014 Oct 18. Epub 2014 Oct 18. Response to “Comment on Emergence and fate of siloxanes (D4, D5) in municipal waste streams:  Release mechanisms, partitioning and persistence in air, water, soil and sediments”
  3. Surita, SC., Tansel, B. Chemosphere 2014 (accepted for publication). Contribution of siloxanes to COD loading at wastewater treatment plants: Phase transfer, removal and fate at different treatment units.
  4. Surita, SC., Tansel, B., Renewable Energy 2015 Aug 80; 674-681. Preliminary investigation to characterize deposits forming during combustion of biogas from anaerobic digesters and landfills.


Grant No. UF-EIES-1232036-FIU awarded Fall 2013

  1. Surita SC, Tansel, B., Sci Total Environ. 2014 Jan 15; 468-469: 46-52. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.3013.08.006. Epub 2013 Sep 4. Emergence and fate of cyclic volatile polydimethylsiloxanes (D4, D5) in municipal waste streams: release mechanisms, partitioning and persistence in air, water, soil and sediments.
  2. Tansel, B., Surita, S. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2014 Jan; 37(1):166-73. doi: 10.1016/j.etap.2013.11.020. Epub 2013 Dec 1.  Oxidation of siloxanes during biogas combustion and nanotoxicity of Si-based particles released to the atmosphere.
  3. Tansel, B., Surita, S. Waste Manage (New York, N.Y.) 08/2014; DOI: 10.1016/J.wasman.2014.07.025 Differences in volatile methyl siloxane (VMS) profiles in biogas from landfills and anaerobic digesters and energetics of VMS transformations.
  4. Surita, SC., Tansel, B., Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 2014 Apr 1; 102;79-83. Epub 2014 Feb 1. A multiphase analysis of partitioning and hazard index characteristics of siloxanes in biosolids

 Current papers under review:

  1. Historical and projected trends of paper and wood construction debris and associated siloxanes entering MSW landfills
  2. Feasibility of siloxane management at landfill gas to energy facilities: Precombustion gas phase siloxane removal vs. post combustion deposit removal
  3. Selectivity and validity of carbon sorption tubes for biogas sampling to determine siloxane concentrations


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