Dr. Chunming Su
Dr. Chunming Su, Soil Scientist
Dr. Chunming Su is a Soil Scientist in GWERD’s Subsurface Remediation Branch. He serves as a National Remedy Review Board member for Superfund sites cleanup. He is an author of more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and a co-recipient of a U.S. patent. He has served as a reviewer for 50 scientific journals including Environmental Science & Technology, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Chemistry of Materials, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, and Soil Science Society of America Journal; and a reviewer of proposals to the Department of Commerce, EPA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Geological Survey. He has received several EPA Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards and EPA ORD Honor Awards. He has served as a mentor to dozens of National Research Council Resident Research Associates (regular and senior university faculty fellows), McNair Scholars, and Environmental Research Apprentice Program students.
- Applications and implications of environmental nanotechnology with respect to the fate and transport of nanomaterials in the subsurface
- In situ treatment of organic (chlorinated solvents) and inorganic (chromate, arsenic, nitrate, etc.) contaminants in groundwater and soils using permeable reactive barrier technologies and monitored natural attenuation approaches
Dr. Su holds a Ph.D. in Soil Science from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington; an M.S. in Soil Science from the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; and a B.S. in Soil Science and Agrochemistry from China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. Before joining the EPA, he worked as a project scientist with ManTech Environmental Research Services Corporation, Ada, Oklahoma; as a National Research Council Resident Research Associate, Ada, Oklahoma; and a term soil scientist for USDA, Riverside, California.
Dr. Chunming Su
USEPA, National Risk Management Research Laboratory
919 Kerr Research Drive
Ada, OK 74820
Liu, X; Chen, G.; Erwin, J.G.; Su, C. 2014. Silicon impurity release and surface transformation of TiO2 anatase and rutile nanoparticles in water environments. Environmental Pollution, 184: 570–578.
Seymour, M.B.; Chen, G.; Su, C.; Li, Y. 2013. Transport and retention of colloids in porous media: Does shape really matter? Environmental Science & Technology, 47: 8391–8378.
Liu, X; Chen, G.; Erwin, J.G.; Adam, N.K.; Su, C. 2013. Release of phosphorous impurity from TiO2 anatase and rutile nanoparticles in aquatic environments and its implications. Water Research, 47: 6149–6156.
Su, C.; Puls, R.W.; Krug, T.A.; Watling, M.T.; O’Hara, S.K.; Quinn, J.W.; Ruiz, N.E. 2013. Travel distance and transformation of injected emulsified zero valent iron nanoparticles in the subsurface during two and half years. Water Research, 47: 4095–4106.
Liu, X.; Chen, G.; Keller, A.A.; Su, C. 2013. Effects of dominant material properties on the stability and transport of TiO2 nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes in aquatic environment: From synthesis to fate. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 15: 169–189. (Invited review paper)
Seymour, M.B.; Su, C.; Gao, Y.; Lu, Y.; Li, Y. 2012. Characterization of carbon nano-onions for heavy metal ion remediation. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14: 1087–1099.
Ferrey, M.L.; Wilson, J.T.; Adair, C.; Su, C.; Fine, D.S.; Liu, X.; Washington, J.W. 2012. Behavior and fate of PFOA and PFOS in sandy aquifer sediment. Ground Water Monitoring & remediation, 32 (4): 63–71.
Chen, G.; Liu, X.; Su, C. 2012. Distinct effects of humic acid on transport and retention of TiO2 rutile nanoparticles in saturated porous media. Environmental Science & Technology, 46: 7142–7150.
Su, C.; Puls, R.W.; Krug, T. A.; Watling, M.T.; O’Hara, S.K.; Quinn, J.W.; Ruiz, N.E. 2012. A two and half-year-performance evaluation of a field test on treatment of source zone tetrachloroethene and its chlorinated daughter products using emulsified zero valent iron nanoparticles. Water Research, 46: 5071–5084.
Liu, X.; Chen, G.; Su, C. 2012. Influence of collector surface composition and water chemistry on the deposition of cerium dioxide nanoparticles: QCM-D and column experiment approaches. Environmental Science & Technology, 46: 6681–6688.
Jones, E.H.; Su, C. 2012. Fate and transport of elemental copper (Cu0) nanoparticles through porous media in the presence of organic materials. Water Research, 46: 2445–2456.
Kanel, Sushil R.; Su, C.; Patel, Upendra; Agrawal, Abinash. 2012. Use of Metal Nanoparticles in Environmental Cleanup (Chapter 10), pp 271–319, in Sharmila M. Mukhopadhyay (ed.) Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials: Science and Applications, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Liu, X.; Chen, G.; Su, C. 2011. Effects of material properties on sedimentation and aggregation of titanium dioxide nanoparticles of anatase and rutile in the aqueous phase. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 363: 84–91.
Chen, G.; Liu, X.; Su, C. 2011. Transport and retention of TiO2 rutile nanoparticles in saturated porous media under low-ionic-strength conditions: Measurements and mechanisms. Langmuir 27: 5393–5402.
Su, C. and Puls, R.W. 2008. Arsenate and arsenite sorption on magnetite: Relations to groundwater arsenic remediation using zerovalent iron and natural attenuation. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 193: 65-78.
Su, C., R.G. Ford, and R.T. Wilkin. Monitored Natural Attenuation of Inorganic Contaminants in Ground Water – Volume 2, Assessment for Non Radionuclides Including Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Nitrate, Perchlorate, and Selenium (EPA/600/R-07/140) October 2007 – Abstract
Goldberg, S. and C. Su. 2007. “New Advances in Boron Soil Chemistry.” In: Proceedings Third International Symposium on All Aspects of Plant and Animal Boron Nutrition, Wuhan, China, September 9–13, p. 313–330. (Invited).
Su, C. 2007. “Utilization of Zero-Valent Iron for Arsenic Removal from Ground Water and Wastewater.” Chapter 8 in Zero-Valent Iron Reactive Materials for Hazardous Waste and Inorganics Removal. Edited by I.M.C. Lo, R. Surampalli, and K.C.K. Lai. ASCE Publications, Reston, Virginia. p. 111–150. (Invited).
Su, C. and Puls, R.W. 2007. Removal of added nitrate in the single, binary, and ternary systems of cotton burr compost, zerovalent iron, and sediment: Implications for groundwater nitrate remediation using permeable reactive barriers. Chemosphere, 67: 1653-1662.
Su, C. and Puls, R.W. 2007. Removal of added nitrate in cotton burr compost, mulch compost, and peat: Mechanisms and potential use for groundwater nitrate remediation. Chemosphere, 66: 91-98.
Su, C. and Ludwig, R.D. 2005. Treatment of hexavalent chromium in chromite ore processing solid waste using a mixed reductant solution of ferrous sulfate and sodium dithionite. Environmental Science & Technology, 39: 6208-6216.
Su, C. and Wilkin, R.T., 2005. Arsenate and arsenite sorption on and arsenite oxidation by iron(II,III) hydroxycarbonate green rust. American Chemical Society Symposium Series 915: 25-40.
Su, C. and Puls, R.W. 2004. Significance of iron(II, III) hydroxycarbonate green rust in arsenic remediation using zerovalent iron in laboratory column tests. Environmental Science & Technology, 38: 5224-5231.
Su, C. and Puls, R.W. 2004. Nitrate reduction by zerovalent iron: Effects of formate, oxalate, citrate, chloride, sulfate, borate, and phosphate. Environmental Science & Technology, 38: 2715-2720.
Su, C. and Suarez, D.L. 2004. Boron release from weathering of illites, serpentine, shales, and illitic/Palygorskitic soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 68: 96-105.
Su, C. and Puls, R.W. 2003. In situ remediation of arsenic in simulated groundwater using zerovalent iron: Laboratory column tests on combined effects of phosphate and silicate. Environmental Science & Technology, 37: 2582-2587.
Su, C. and Puls, R.W. 2001. Arsenate and arsenite removal by zerovalent iron: Effects of phosphate, silicate, carbonate, borate, sulfate, chromate, molybdate, and nitrate, relative to chloride. Environmental Science & Technology, 35: 4562-4568.
Su, C. and Puls, R.W. 2001. Arsenate and arsenite removal by zerovalent iron: Kinetics, redox transformation, and implications for in situ groundwater remediation. Environmental Science & Technology, 35: 1487-1492.
Su, C. and Suarez, D.L. 2000. Selenate and selenite sorption on iron oxides: An infrared and electrophoretic study. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 64: 101-111.
Su, C. and Puls, R.W. 1999. Kinetics of trichloroethene reduction by zerovalent iron and tin: Pretreatment effect, apparent activation energy, and intermediate products. Environmental Science and Technology, 33: 163-168.
Ralph D. Ludwig and Chunming Su, 2007. A method of treating a subsurface formation with ferrous iron to reduce contaminants to harmless species. United States Patent # 7,166,228 B2.