Scott G. Huling
Scott Huling, Environmental Engineer
Dr. Huling is an environmental engineer in GWERD’s Applied Research and Technical Support Branch. He has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio, an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona at Tucson. He is a professional engineer and is registered with the Oklahoma State Board of Registration (P.E. No. 15895). Dr. Huling has been worked at the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center since 1987.
Dr. Huling’s area of research is in situ chemical oxidation. His focus is on Fenton-based (hydrogen peroxide, iron), persulfate, and permanganate oxidation treatment systems involving a wide array of environmental contaminants. The research extends from the investigation of fundamental mechanisms to field-scale applications. Laboratory and field studies are used to investigate fundamental mechanisms; optimization of process parameters; and test, evaluate, and gain insight in the effective and economic deployment of chemical oxidation technologies at pilot and field scales.
Dr. Huling provides site-specific technical support to EPA regional and headquarters staff. Technical issues include chemical oxidation, subsurface fate and transport of contaminants, remediation, light and dense nonaqueous-phase liquids, natural attenuation, site characterization, bioremediation/land treatment, and bench- and pilot-scale treatability studies. Technology transfer includes technical presentations at conferences, training seminars, technical meetings, symposiums, short courses, workshops, and publications of technology transfer documents (issue papers, journal articles, research reports, projects reports, book chapters, and research briefs).
Selected Publications and Patents
Huling, S.G., E. Kan, and C. Wingo. (2009). “Fenton-Driven Regeneration of MTBE-Spent Granular Activated Carbon, Effects of Particle Size and Iron Amendment Procedures.” J. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 89: 651–657.
Kan, E. and S.G. Huling. (2009). “Effects of Temperature and Acidic Pre-Treatment on Fenton-Driven Oxidation of MTBE-Spent Granular Activated Carbon.” Environmental Science and Technology, 43, 5: 1493–1499.
Huling, S.G., R.G. Arnold, and R.A. Sierka. (2008). “Contaminant Adsorption and Oxidation via Fenton Reaction.” U.S. Patent 7,335,246, filed March 9, 2004.
Huling, S.G., K.P Jones, and T. Lee. (2007). “Iron Optimization for Fenton-Driven Oxidation of MTBE-Spent Granular Activated Carbon.” Environmental Science and Technology, 41, 11: 4090–4096.
De Las Casas, C., K. Bishop, L. Bercik, M. Johnson, M. Potzler, W. Ela, A.E. Sáez, S. Huling, and R. Arnold. (2006). “In-Place Regeneration of GAC using Fenton’s Reagents.” In: Innovative Approaches for the Remediation of Subsurface-Contaminated Hazardous Waste Sites: Bridging Flask and Field Scales, ACS Symposium Series 940. Edited by C. Clark and A. Lindner, p. 43–65.
Huling, S.G. and B. Pivetz. In Situ Chemical Oxidation – Engineering Issue (PDF) (60 pp, 2.56 MB) (EPA/600/R-06/072) August 2006
Huling, S.G., P.K. Jones, W.P. Ela, and R.G. Arnold. (2005). “Fenton-Driven Chemical Regeneration of MTBE-Spent Granular Activated Carbon.” Water Research, 39: 2145–2153.
Huling, S.G., P.K. Jones, W.P. Ela, and R.G. Arnold. (2005). “Repeated Reductive and Oxidative Treatments on Granular Activated Carbon.” Journal of Environmental Engineering, 131, 2: 287–297.
Lin, Z. and S.G. Huling. (2005). “Determination of Chlorophenols, Nitrophenols and Methylphenols in Ground Water Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography.” Hydrol. Sci. and Technol. J., 20, 1-4: 101–110.
Huling, S.G., R.G. Arnold, and R.A. Sierka. (2003). “Contaminant Adsorption and Oxidation via Fenton Reaction.” U.S. Patent 6,663,781, filed August 28, 2000.
Kommineni, S., W.P. Ela, R.G. Arnold, S.G. Huling, B.J. Hester, and E.A. Betterton. (2003). “NDMA Treatment by Sequential GAC Adsorption and Fenton Driven Destruction.” J. Environ. Eng. Sci., 20, 4: 361–373.
Huling, S.G., B. Pivetz, and R. Stransky. (2002). “Terminal Electron Acceptor Mass Balance: NAPLs and Natural Attenuation.” Journal of Environmental Engineering, 128, 3: 246–252.
Huling, S.G., R.G. Arnold, R.A. Sierka, and M.A. Miller. (2001). “Influence of Peat on Fenton Oxidation.” Water Research, 35, 7: 1687–1694.
Huling, S.G., R.G. Arnold, P.K. Jones, and R.A. Sierka. (2000). “Predicting the Rate of Fenton-Driven 2-Chlorophenol Transformation Using a Contaminant Analog.” Journal of Environmental Engineering, 126, 4: 348–353.
Huling, S.G., R.G. Arnold, R.A. Sierka, P.K. Jones, and D. Fine. (2000). “Contaminant Adsorption and Oxidation via Fenton Reaction.” Journal of Environmental Engineering, 126, 7: 595–600.
McCaulou, D.R. and S.G. Huling. (1999). “Compatibility of Bentonite and DNAPLs.” Journal of Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, 19, 2: 78–86.
Huling, S.G., R.G. Arnold, R.A. Sierka, and M.A. Miller. (1998). “Measurement of Hydroxyl Radical Activity in a Soil Slurry Using the Spin Trap a-(4 pyridyl-1-oxide)-N-tert-butylnitrone.” Environmental Science and Technology, 32, 21: 3436–3441.