Hanadi S. Rifai, Ph.D., P.E.

Hanadi S. Rifai, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor
Director, Environmental Engineering Graduate Program

UH Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
N138 Engineering Building 1, Houston, TX 77204-4003
Personal Web Page

Phone: 713-743-4271 | Fax: 713-743-4260
Email: rifai [at] uh [dot] edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, May 1989
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, May 1985
  • B.E. Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, June 1982

Professional Experience

Jan. 2010 – Present Director of Environmental Engineering Graduate Program, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston
Sept. 2007 – Present Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston
Sept. 2001 – Aug. 2007 Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston
Sept. 1997 – Aug. 2001 Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston
Sept. 1997 – Aug. 1999 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering, Rice University
April 1994 – Aug. 1997 Executive Director, Energy and Environmental Systems Institute, Rice University, Houston, Texas
July 1994 – Aug. 1997 Faculty Fellow, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas
May 1989 – March 1994 Research Associate, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Classes

Courses Taught (*New course):
  • CIVE 1331 Computing for Engineers
  • CIVE 4311 Civil Engineering Design and Professional Practice
  • CIVE 4312 Civil Engineering Design Project (Environmental Section)
  • CIVE 6361 Engineering Hydrology
  • CIVE 7332 Groundwater Contaminant Transport
  • CIVE 7397* Hazardous Waste Management and Risk Assessment (same as 7397(1))
  • CIVE 7342* Engineering Geographic Information Systems (same as 7397(2))

Awards and Honors

  • Member, Task Force on Bacteria TMDLs, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), 2006-2007.
  • Invited Panelist, The State of Research within the Galveston Bay Ecosystem, The 7th Biennial State of the Bay Symposium, January 25, 2005.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Bioremediation Journal, Taylor and Francis, January 2002-present
  • Recipient of the 2001 Wesley W. Horner Award for Best Paper from the American Society of Civil Engineers for Rifai et al., Modeling Natural Attenuation of Fuels with BIOPLUME III, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 126(5): 428-438, 2000.
  • Member, Texas Natural Resource and Conservation Commission (TNRCC) Committee developing Natural Attenuation Guidance under the Texas Risk Reduction Rules (TRRP) program (TRRP-33), 2000-2001.
  • Member, U. S. EPA Science Advisory Board Environmental Engineering Committee (FY00) – Natural Attenuation Subcommittee, 2000-01.
  • Invited Panelist, DuPont Workshop on Modeling and Management of Emerging Environmental Issues, Simulation of Halogenated Hydrocarbons in the Subsurface Panel, 2000.
  • Guest Editor, Special 3-Part Issue on Natural Attenuation, Bioremediation Journal, 1998-1999.
  • Associate Editor, Bioremediation Journal, CRC Press, 1997-2001.
  • Co-Chair, ASTM Committee on Remediation by Natural Attenuation Standard for Chlorinated Solvents and other Compounds, 1998-2000.
  • Peer Review Panel Member for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Study Behavior of Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compound Plumes: Data Collection and Analysis Methods, 1997-1998.
  • National trainer, ASTM Remediation by Natural Attenuation Standard, 1998-2002.
  • National trainer, ASTM Risk Based Corrective Action Standard, 1996-2001.
  • Ralph Budd Award for Best Dissertation in Engineering, Rice University highest award to graduating Ph.D. students in engineering, 1989.
  • Eleanor and Mills Bennett Fellowship in Hydrology, Rice University fellowship awarded to outstanding graduate students, 1987-1989.
Special Honors for Research
  • Union Carbide Unrestricted Research Grant $25,000/yr: 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Professional Leadership and Committee Service
  • Board Member, American Ground Water Scientists and Engineers (AGWSE), Jan 2010 –current.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Bioremediation Journal, 2002 – current.
  • Member, American Ground Water Scientists and Engineers (AGWSE) Awards Committee.
  • Member, National Ground Water Association Awards (NGWA) Committee.
  • Member, Interest Group Oversight Subcommittee, National Ground Water Aassociation (NGWA), 2001-2005.
  • Member, NGWA (National Ground Water Association) Research and Technology Transfer Committee, 1999-2001.
  • Student Chapter Advisor, Engineers without Borders
  • Professional Engineer, State of Texas, No. 71207 (since 1991).
  • Reviewer for Water Environment Research, Environmental Science & Technology, Ground Water, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Bioremediation Journal, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Journal of American Water Research Association.
  • Proposal Reviewer for EPA STAR Fellowship Program, NIH/NIEHS, USGS, UT Public Health/NIEHS, Natural Environment Research Council (United Kingdom).
Session Chairmanship at Conferences
  • Chair and Organizer, Technical Session on Modeling, 8th International and In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, Baltimore, Maryland, June 6-9, 2005.
  • Organizing Committee Member of the National Ground Water Association Theis Conference, 2003-2005.
  • Co-Chair, Technical Session on Long Term Monitoring, 7th International Symposium on In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, Orlando, Florida, June 2-5, 2003.
  • Co-Chair, Technical Session on Natural Attenuation of Recalcitrant Compounds, 3rd International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterrey, California, May 20-23, 2002.
  • Chair, Poster Session on Remediation Technologies, 2002 AAPG Annual Convention, Houston, TX, March 10-13, 2002.
  • Chair, Technical Session on Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Compounds, 6th International Symposium on In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, San Diego, California June 4-7, 2001.
  • Panelist, Student Award Committee, The 6th Battelle International Symposium on In Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation, San Diego, California, June 4-7, 2001.
  • Chair, Technical Session on Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvents, The Fifth Battelle International Symposium on In Situ and On-Site Bioreclamantion, April 1999.
  • Chair, Student Award Committee, The Fifth Battelle International Symposium on In Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation, April 1999.
  • Co-Chair, Technical Session on Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvents, The Fourth Battelle International Symposium on In Situ and On-Site Bioreclamantion, May 1997.\
  • Co-Chair, Technical Session on Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons, The Third Battelle International Symposium onIn Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation, April 1995.
Member
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
  • American Ground Water Scientists and Engineers (AGWSE)\
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)\
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)\
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)\
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)

Research Interests

Funded Research

Total Awarded: $21,126,586, Rifai credit: $10,578,002

  • STEP Forward: STEM Talent Expansion Program for Women and Under Represented Group Recruitment and Retention Development at the University of Houston, National Science Foundation, $1,999,955, co-P.I., 25% credit, w. S. Long, F. Claydon, and K. Zerda, 2009-2014.
  • NUE: Development of the NanoEngineering Minor Option (NEMO) at the University of Houston, National Science Foundation, $199,988, co-P.I., 20% credit, w. D. Litvinov, F. Claydon, S. Long, and P. Sharma, 2009-2010.
  • New, GK-12 Program at the University of Houston: Innovations in Nanotechnology and Nanosciences using a Knowledge, Applications, Research, and Technology (KART) Approach, National Science Foundation, $2,999,995, co-P.I., 20% credit, w. P. Sharma, F. Claydon, S. Long, and G. Chiappetta, 2009-2013.
  • Hurricane Ike: Lessons Learned and Steps for the Future Critical Infrastructure Sustainability and Resilience, Houston Endowment, $150,000, P. I., 65% credit, w. T. Colbert, Architecture, UH (Joint Project with B. Bedient and J. Blackburn at Rice University), 2009-2011.
  • REU Civil Infrastructure Engineering, National Science Foundation, $270,000, co-P.I., 20% credit, w. Y.L. Mo, Wang, Hsu, and Vipulanandan, 2008-2010.
  • Historical Data Analysis and Refinement of Dissolved Oxygen Modeling of Dickinson Bayou, TCEQ/EPA, $120,000, P.I., 57% credit, w. CDM, Inc., 2009-2010.
  • Watersheds for the Future: Houston 2035, Houston Endowment, $200,000, P. I., 100% credit (Joint Project with B. Bedient at Rice University), 2008-2010.
  • Total Maximum Daily Load Analysis and Load Allocations of Indicator Bacteria in Dickinson Bayou Tidal (Segment 1103) and Associated Tributaries (Segments 1103A, 1103B, 1103C, and 1103D), TCEQ/EPA, $371,000, 59% credit, w. CDM, Inc., 2007-2010.
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads for PCBs (Polychlorinated Bi-phenyls) in the Houston Ship Channel System, TCEQ/EPA, $1,542,000, P. I., 65% credit, w. PES, Inc., 2006-2011.
  • Survey of PCBs and Dioxin in the Galveston Bay System, TCEQ/EPA, $150,000, P. I., 80% credit, w. PES, Inc., 2009-2010.
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads for Dioxin in the Houston Ship Channel System, TCEQ/EPA, $440,000, P.I., 57% credit, w. PES, Inc., 2005-2010.
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads for Indicator Bacteria in the Houston Metropolitan Area, TCEQ/EPA, $1,047,000, P. I., 51% credit, w. PES, Inc., 2005-2010.
  • Study on the Effectiveness of BMPs to Control Bacteria Indicator Loads, TCEQ/EPA, $265,000, P. I., 100% credit, 2005-2009.
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads for Indicator Bacteria in the Clear Creek Watershed, TCEQ/EPA, $715,000, P.I., 55% credit, w. PES, Inc., 2004-2008.
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads for Fecal Pathogens in Buffalo Bayou and Whiteoak Bayou, TCEQ/EPA, $440,000, P. I., 61% credit, w. CDM, Inc., 2005-2009.
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads for Dissolved Oxygen in Dickinson Bayou, TCEQ/EPA, $101,483, P. I., 20% credit, w. Dynamic Solutions, Inc., 2006-2008.
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads for Fecal Pathogens, TCEQ/EPA, $738,292, P. I., 55% credit, w. PBSJ, Inc. and TAMU-Corpus Christi, 2003-2005.
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads for Dioxins, TCEQ/EPA, $1,765,250, P. I., 69% credit, w. PBSJ, Inc., PES, Inc., and TAMUG, 2003-2005.
  • Developing a Guidance Manual for Modeling Natural Attenuation at Field Sites, Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, $250,000, co-P. I., 25% credit, w. GSI, Inc., 2000-2003.
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads for Fecal Pathogens, Texas Natural Resource and Conservation Commission, $142,100, P. I., 51% credit, w. PBSJ, Inc., 2002-2003.
  • Multi-Purpose Water Management Technology for the Texas-Mexico Border, Texas Advanced Technology Program, $550,000, P. I., 30%, Consortium Proposal w. Rice, UT Brownsville, A&M Int’l, and A&M Kingsville, 2000-2003.
  • Evaluating Source Grouting and ORC for Remediating MTBE Sites, Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center, $230,988, P. I., 33% credit, w. D. Roberts and W. Rixey, 2000- 2003.
  • Characterizing the Intrinsic Remediation of MTBE at Field Sites, Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center, $199,830, P.I., 50% credit, w. W. Rixey, 2000-2004.
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads for Dioxins and Fecal Pathogens, Texas Natural Resource and Conservation Commission, $3,717,046, P.I., 70% credit, w. PBSJ, Inc., and PES, Inc., 2000- 2004.
  • Transport, Fate and Risk Implications of Environmentally Acceptable Endpoint Decisions, Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center, $137,026, co-P.I., 50% credit, w. B. Rixey, 1999- 2003.
  • Modeling Air Pollution and Human Exposure Using CAMx and REHEX-II, Environmental Institute of Houston, $12,935, P.I., 100% credit, 1999-2000.
  • Developing an Integrated Methodology for Designing Long Term Monitoring Plans (LTMPs), Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, $474,777, co-P.I., 33% credit, w. GSI, Inc., 1998-2004.
  • Developing Human Exposure Estimates for Indoor/Outdoor Air Pollution in Houston, Environmental Institute of Houston, $20,000, P. I., 100% credit, 1998-1999.
  • GIS and Remotely Sensed Mapping of Changes in Coastal Environments, Houston Coastal Center, $10,750, P.I., 100% credit, 1998-1999.
  • Intrinsic Bioremediation of Mixed Fuel/Solvent Plumes at Petroleum and Petrochemical Gulf Coast Sites, Texas Hazardous Waste Research Center, $83,155, P.I., 50% credit, w. D. Roberts, 1998-2001.
  • Estimating First-Order Decay Coefficients for Petroleum Hydrocarbon Biodegradation, American Petroleum Institute, $25,000, Co-P.I., 35% credit, w. GSI, Inc., 1998.
  • Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Compounds, Union Carbide Corporation, $100,000, P.I., 100% credit, 1996-2000.
  • Risk Assessment Analysis at PST Sites, KEI Consultants, $28,000, P.I., 100% credit, 1996-1997.
  • Quantifying Natural Solvent Degradation in the Presence of Fuels and Its Potential Enhancement During Bioventing and Bioremediation, Environmental Protection Agency, $189,266, P.I., 50% credit, w. J. Hughes (Rice U.), 1995-1997.
  • BIOPLUME Modeling of Made 2 Site, US Air Force, $60,000, P. I., 100% credit, 1995-96.
  • IBM Sur Grant, IBM Corporation, $85,000, P. I., 100% credit, 1995.
  • OASIS Japan: Phase II, Japan Research Institute, $89,785, P.I., 100% credit, 1994-95.
  • Land Use/Land Cover Surveying and Assessment in the Laguna Madre, Texas General Land Office, $205,750, P.I., 33% credit, w. P. Bedient and P. Harcombe (Rice U.), 1994-1995.
  • Characterization of Oil and Gas Waste Disposal Practices and Assessment of Treatment Costs, Department of Energy, $200,000, Co-P.I., 33% credit, w. P. Bedient and M. Wiesner (Rice U.), 1992-1994.
  • Subsurface Monitoring Data for Assessing In-Situ Biodegradation of Aromatic Hydrocarbons (BTEX) in Groundwater, American Petroleum Institute, $250,000, Co-P.I., 50% credit, w. P. Bedient (Rice U.), 1991-1994.
  • OASIS Japan: Phase I, Japan Research Institute, $80,000, co-P.I., 50% credit, w. P. Bedient (Rice U.), 1993-1994.
  • Characterization of Non-Point Sources and Loadings to Galveston Bay, Galveston Bay National Estuary Program, $140,000, Co-P.I., 33% credit, w. P. Bedient and C. Newell (Rice U.), 1991- 1992.
  • Decision Support System for Evaluating Remediation Performance with Interactive Pump and Treat Simulator, Environmental Protection Agency, $275,000, co-P.I., 55% credit, with P. Bedient (Rice U.), 1992-1994.
  • Systems Analysis/Aquifer Assimilative Capacity, Environmental Protection Agency, $300,000, co-P.I., 50% credit, w. C. Ward (Rice U.), 1992-1996.
  • The State of the Bay: A Characterization of the Galveston Bay Ecosystem, Galveston Bay National Estuary Program, $70,000, co-P.I., 32% credit, w. P. Bedient, and C. Newell (Rice U.), 1992-1993.
Continuing Education
  • Lecturer and Course Co-Organizer, AECOM Libya Knowledge Transfer Program, Aug – Nov 2008, Feb – April 2009, May – August 2009, Jan – March 2010.
  • Lecturer and Course Organizer, Natural Attenuation of Fuel Hydrocarbons and Chlorinated Solvents: Processes, Monitoring and Modeling with BIOSCREEN and BIOPLUME III, UH Training Course, February, May 2004, and May 2006, held at University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
  • Lecturer and Course Organizer, Remediation by Natural Attenuation, ASTM Training Course, March, May, September, December 2001, Mar, May, Sept. and Nov. 2002, held at University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
  • Lecturer, Risk Based Corrective Action for USTs: The ASTM Guidelines, ASTM Training, Course presented to Exploration and Production Audience, August 2001, Houston, Texas.
  • Presenter, NEXRAD Radar Applications in Engineering Hydrology and Water Resources, Short course at Rice University, Oct 26-27, 2000, Houston, Texas.
  • Course Organizer, The Texas Risk Reduction Rules, Offerings in 5 cities in Texas (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Midland), April – May 2000.
  • Lecturer, Natural Attenuation of Fuel Hydrocarbons and Chlorinated Solvents: Processes, Monitoring and Modeling with BIOSCREEN and BIOPLUME III, National Ground Water Association Training Course, Jan. 99, May 99 and Sept. 99.
  • Lecturer, Remediation by Natural Attenuation, ASTM Training Course, Nov. 98.
  • Lecturer, Modeling Natural Attenuation Using the BIOPLUME III Decision Support System, Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, Nov 98, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Course Organizer, Risk Based Corrective Action for USTs: The ASTM Guidelines, June 98, Nov. 98, Mar. 99 and June 99, held at University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
  • Course Organizer and Lecturer, Risk Based Corrective Action for USTs: The ASTM Guidelines, June 96, Aug. 96, Sept. 96 (2 courses), Dec. 96, March 97, Nov. 97, Mar. 98, held at Rice University (1996 courses and Mar 97) and University of Houston (Nov 97 and Mar 98), Houston, Texas.
  • Course Co-Organizer, Train the Trainer: the ASTM RBCA Toolkit, ASTM Training Course, Jan. 98.
  • Lecturer, Modeling Natural Attenuation Using the BIOPLUME III Decision Support System, (2,1-day sessions), Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, Oct. 97, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Lecturer, Risk Based Corrective Action Applied at Petroleum Release Sites, ASTM Training Course, April 96, November 96, January 97, August 97, Nov. 97, Dec. 98, Mar. 99.
  • Lecturer, Intrinsic Remediation: Principles, Applications and Case Studies, INET Training Course, October 1995, February 96.
  • Course Organizer and Lecturer, BIOPLUME II Modeling, U. S. Corps of Engineers, May 1995. Lecturer, U. S. Air Force Environmental Restoration Technology Transfer Symposium, January 1993 and November 1994, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Lecturer, BIOPLUME II Modeling, Nov. 93, held at Engineering Science headquarters, Houston, Texas.
  • Lecturer, Bioremediation of Contaminated Ground Water, Superfund University Training Institute, May 1993.
  • Lecturer, Subsurface and Ground Water Modeling, Superfund University Training Institute, September 1991, March and November 1992, March 1993.
  • Lecturer, Biodegradation Modeling, May 1988, held at Dow Chemical Company headquarters, Houston, Texas.
  • Lecturer, Transport and Fate of Contaminants in Subsurface, Superfund University Training Institute, January and June 1991, October and December 1992, May 1993.
  • Lecturer, Ground Water Modeling, November 1987, March 1988, November 1988, March 1989, held at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
  • Lecturer, Introduction to Ground Water, March 1987, March 1988, held at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Supervision of Research

Current Graduate Students

PhD

  • Anu Desai, Expected August 2010
  • Nathan Howell, Expected August 2011
  • Dan Burleson, Expected May 2013
  • Jaejin Kim, Expected May 2014

MS

  • Norma Moreno, Expected August 2010
  • Emil Helfer, Expected August 2010
  • Megan Hochstedler, Expected May 2011
  • Bora Toran, Expected May 2011
Graduated Masters and PhD Students

PhD

  • Tina Petersen, Fecal Pathogens in Buffalo/White Oak, Ph.D. Aug 2006
  • Oscar Correa, Dioxins in Ambient Air, Ph.D. May 2006
  • Meng Ling, Optimizing Existing Long Term Groundwater Monitoring Plans with Innovative Methods, Ph.D. Sept. 2003
  • Loren Hopkins, A Statistical Investigation of Ozone Exposure Assessment by Direct and Indirect Methods, Ph.D. May 1998

MS

  • Lisa Grecho, Pathogen Modeling for a Coastal Watershed using the Bacteria Annual Load Estimator (BALE) Spreadsheet Model, M.S. May 2010
  • Yaa Amoah, Modeling Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Bacteria Reduction Using Hydrologic Simulation Program in Fortran (HSPF), M.S. Aug 2009
  • Fouad Khan, Decision Support Modeling with Bioplume 4, M.S. Dec 2007
  • Gian Villareal, Effectiveness of Wet and Dry Basins For Bacteria Control in Runoff, M.S. Dec 2006
  • Tricia Rittaler, Modeling Uncertainty for Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvent Plumes, M.S. Aug 2005
  • Yeoson Choi, Estimating Bacterial Loads from Sediments and Biosolids, M.S. Aug 2005
  • Sarah Hausman, Modeling Chlorinated Solvents at Dry Cleaner Sites, M.S. Mar 2005
  • Ashish Bagga, Oxygen Releasing Compound as an Oxygen Source – Field and Laboratory Study, M.S. Aug 2003
  • Tina Peterson, Characterizing and Modeling Pathogens in White Oak Bayou, M.S. May 2003
  • Gretchen Shorr, Characterizing the Intrinsic Remediation of MTBE at Field Sites in Texas, M.S. Feb 2003
  • Paul LaWare, Assessment of Non-Point Sources of Fecal Coliform to the Rio Grande, M.S. Dec 2001
  • Fariba Mehdizadeh, Dispersion Modeling of Air Emissions from Point Sources, M.S. May 2001
  • Charelle Webb Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvent M.S. Dec 2000
    Plumes at Dry Cleaner Sites
  • Monica Suarez, Assessing Intrinsic Remediation of BTEX Compounds at a Coastal Facility, M.S. Feb 2000
  • Mike Morrow, Storm Water Simulation for Drainage Alternatives in a Low Income, Developed Subdivision, M.S. Dec 1999
  • Suzanne Brock, Determination of Streamflow Characteristics of Ungaged Texas Streams Using Regression Analysis, M.S. June 1998
  • Kevin Appling, BIOPLUME II Modeling of the MADE-2 Site in Columbus, Mississipi, M.S. May 1996
Thesis Committee Member

PhD

  • Kristen McAlexander, Correspondence of Directly or Indirectly Measured Built Environment Attributes and Physical Activity Adoption Among African American and Hispanic or Latina Women, Ph.D. May 2010
  • Burak Turan, Free Surface Flow and Wave Modeling Using Object Oriented C++ Finite Volume Solver on Irregular Topography with Wetting and Drying, Ph.D., Dec 2008
  • Bryan Luper, Characterizing Grain-Scale Availability Of Aromatic Hydrocarbon in MGP Site Soils and Assessment of the Impact on the
    Dynamics of Soil and Pore Water Concentration During and After Remediation, Ph.D. May 2006
  • Xiaohong He, Ethanol-Enhanced Dissolution of Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids in Porous Media, Ph.D. Jan. 2003

MS

  • Tharavanij Davchumporn, Software Development for Tilt-Up Concrete Construction, M.S. Dec. 2005
  • Rosely Marmentini, Identification of Contributory Factors to Traffic Accidents: A Metropolitan Application, M.S. Apr. 2003
  • Pranam Joshi, Web-Based Re-Engineering of Dynamic Lake Water Quality Modeling Software, “MINLAKE,” M.S. June 2002
  • Grishma Shetty, Predicting Contaminant Removal During Municipal Drinking Water Nanofiltration Using Semi-Empirical Models and Artificial Neural Networks, M.S. June 2002
  • Isaac Simon, Flood Risk Determination Conversion Factors, M.S. Nov 2001
  • Tarlovsky And/or Lowell Kirby, Formulae between GPS Measured and Published Data Characterization and Control of Sulfur-Oxidizing Microorganisms Involved in the Process of Microbially Induced Concrete Corrosion, M.S. Dec 1999
  • Jun Liu, World-Wide-Web Interface to Geographic Information Systems, M.S. Dec 1999
  • Pavani Elsewarapu, Contamination Management Plan for Construction Sites, M.S. Dec 1998
  • Kathy Yewdall, A Method to Model Passive Oxygen Reaeration in Naturally Attenuating Plumes Using Fick’s Law, M.S. June 1997
  • Elaine Hauschel, Estimation of Contaminant Concentration in Ground Water Using A Stochastic Flow and Transport Model, M.S. May 1996
  • John Hackney, An Evolution of Produced Water Treatment And the Associated Cost, M.S. May 1996

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Divagar Lakshmanan August 2007 – present
  • Stephanie Fiorenza 2002-2003
  • Loren Hopkins 2002-2004

NSF RETs (Research Experience for Teachers)

  • Kelly Mizell, Biology, Aquatic Science and Chemistry, Sam Rayburn High School, Summer 2004 and 2005
  • Nghia Le, Chemistry, Booker T. Washington High School, Summer 2006
  • Rima Alexander, Science Specialist, O’Donnel Middle School, Summer 2007
  • Renee O’Lear, Biology and Bioengineering, Bellaire High School, Summer 2008
  • Myla van Duyn, Pre-AP Biology, Davis High School, Summer 2008 and 2009
  • Gay Morris, Yes Preparatory, Summer 2009.

NSF REUs (Research Experience for Undergraduates)

  • Sean Carbonaro, Summer 2009
  • Rebecca Jimenez, Summer 2009
  • Karina Navarro, Summer 2008
  • Zan van Brunt, Summer 2008
  • Reba Scott, Summer 2008
  • Hannah Wilson, Summer 2007

Research Associates

  • Anja Randjelovic IAESTE Intern 06
  • Teresa Armas IAESTE Intern 07
  • Lilith Hennes IAESTE Intern 08
  • Scott Rauschhuber June – Dec 2009 (Rice Environmental Mgmt MS Intern)
  • Andrea Crumpacker June 2004 – Dec 2005 (Rice Environmental Mgmt MS Intern)
  • Andrea Izquierdo 2006 – 2008
  • Jennifer Davis June 2002 – Dec 2005
  • Monica Suarez Mar. 2000 – Dec 2007
  • Jennifer Schimek Sept - Dec 2003
  • Susan Jacob 2003-04
  • Qiang Xue 2004-05
  • Keeil Sung 1999-00

Undergraduate Research Assistants

  • Nhu Vo Jan 2010 - current
  • YinFei Sun Sept 2008 – current
  • Stephen Ray Sept 2007 – current
  • Sharon Wells Mar 2009 - current
  • Jennifer McFarland Jan – Dec 2009
  • Sabeen Shaikh Jan – June 2007
  • Simon Sarkis Sept 2005 – May 2006
  • Jeanine Thomas 2006-07
  • Hannah Wilson May 2006 – May 2009
  • Roel Huerta May 2006 – Dec 2008
  • Matt Feaga 2007 – 2009 (summers)
  • Zac Van Brunt 2007 - 2009 (summers)
  • Andrew Coleman 2006 – 2007
  • Jennifer Ehli Sept – Dec 05
  • Michael Cowart 2005 – 2008 (summers)
  • John Stinson 2003 - 2004
  • Jim Carrothers Jan 2003 – July 2003
  • Casey Broxson 2002 - 2003
  • Jennifer Davis Spring 2001 – May 2002
  • Kevin Collins Spring and Summer 2000
  • Feras Al-Kasab Spring 2000
  • Matt Chapman 1999-00
  • Karen Bennett 1999-00

Presentations

Invited Presentations
  • Rifai, H. S., Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in the Houston Ship Channel and Upper Galveston Bay, UT San Antonio, October 2, 2009, San Antonio, TX, 2009.
  • Rifai, H. S., Environmental Risks and Consequences of IKE, SSPEED Center Conference on Hurricane Ike: Revisited, September 14, 2009, Houston, TX, 2009.
  • Rifai, H. S., Threats and Dangers of Living on Gulf Coast, RDA (Rice Design Alliance) Forum, July 15, 2009, Houston, TX, 2009.
  • Rifai, H. S., Concentrations of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) In Water, Sediment, and Aquatic Biota in the Houston Ship Channel, SURF Presentation, UH, July 15, 2009, Houston, TX, 2009.
  • Rifai, H. S., To be An Engineer, GRADE Camp, UH, June 19, 09, Houston, TX, 2009.
  • Rifai, H. S., Industrial and Municipal Pollutants in Urban Areas, Presentation to Chinese Delegation, UH, April 1, 2009, Houston, TX, 2009.
  • Rifai, H. S., PCBs and Dioxins in Seafood in the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay, UT Public Health, January 16, 2009, Houston, TX, 2009.
  • Rifai, H. S., Y. Birago, and G. Villareal, Best Management Practices for Pathogen Control, Presentation to the Bacteria Implementation Group, Houston Galveston Area Council, November 10, 2008, Houston, TX, 2008.
  • Rifai, H. S., What Growth Means to Our Regional Resources: Impacts on Streams, Presentation at the Bayou Preservation Association Annual Conference, October 20-21, 2008, St. Thomas University, Houston, TX, 2008.
  • Rifai, H. S., PCBs and Dioxins in the Galveston Bay Watershed, Presentation to the Monitoring and Water Quality Committee of the Galveston Bay Estuary Program, August 26, 2008, UHCL, TX, 2008.
  • Petersen, T., H. Rifai, and P. LaWare, Modeling Fecal Coliform Contamination in the Rio Grande, Technical Advisory Work Group for the Lower Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Water Quality Initiative, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and EPA, October 16, 2008, Harlingen, TX, 2008.
  • Rifai, H. S., Characterizing and Modeling Industrial Pollutants in Urban Waterways, SURF Presentation, July 9, 2008, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2008.
  • Rifai, H. S., Water Pollution Challenges in Urban Areas, Rice Environmental Club Conference, March 29, 2008, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2008.
  • Rifai, H. S., Advanced Monitoring and Educational Initiatives in SSPEED, State Hurricane Conference, March 20, 2008, Galveston, TX, 2008.
  • Rifai, H. S., Waterborne Pollution Hazards in Urban Areas, 2007 Texas Homeland Security Conference, December 3-7, San Antonio, Texas 2007.
  • Rifai, H. S. (Plenary), Water Quality Challenges, 8th Biennial State of the Bay Symposium, January 23-25, Galveston, Texas 2007.
  • Rifai, H. S., Characterizing and Modeling Industrial and Pathogenic Pollutants in Urban Waterways, Presentation to the Engineering Leadership Board, November 10, College of Engineering, University of Houston, 2006.
  • Rifai, H. S., Dioxin Sources and Loads in the Houston Ship Channel, Seminar, October 10, Texas A&M Galveston, Galveston, Texas 2006.
  • Rifai, H. S., Houston Bayous: Issues and Concerns, Severe Storms – Impacts and Disaster Response in Gulf Coast Communities Conference, March 15 – 17, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 2006.
  • Rifai, H. S., Sources and Distribution of PCBs and Dioxins in the Houston Ship Channel, Seminar, November 14, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, RiceUniversity, Houston, Texas, 2005.
  • Rifai, H. S., Bioremediation Journal: Past, Present and Future, Keynote Speaker, 8th In Situ and On Site Bioremediation Symposium, June 6-9, Baltimore, MD, 2005.
  • Rifai, H. S., PCBs and Dioxins in the Houston Ship Channel and Upper Galveston Bay, Citizen’s State of the Bay Conference, September 10, Houston, Texas, 2005.
  • Rifai, H. S., Bacteria in Our Bayous and Dioxin in the Houston Ship Channel, Seminar November 4, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 2004.
  • Rifai, H. S., M. P. Suarez, R. Palachek, K. Dean, P. Jensen, M. Bloom, and L. Koenig, Dioxin Contamination in the Houston Ship Channel, Board Meeting of the Galveston Bay Estuary Program, April 22, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Texas, 2004.
  • Rifai, H. S., M. P. Suarez, R. Palachek, K. Dean, P. Jensen, M. Bloom, and L. Koenig, Dioxin Contamination in the Houston Ship Channel, Haden Road Community Advisory Panel, March 22, Houston, Texas, 2004.
  • Rifai, H. S., M. P. Suarez, R. Palachek, K. Dean, P. Jensen, M. Bloom, and L. Koenig, Baytown Area Community Advisory Panel, May 17, Houston, Texas, 2004.
  • Raun, L., O. Correa, H. S. Rifai, M. P. Suarez, and L. Koenig, Dioxin in Air, U. S. EPA Region 6 13th Annual Quality Assurance Conference, October 20-24, Dallas, Texas, 2003.
  • Rifai, H. S., Indicator Bacteria and their Causes and Sources in Houston Bayous, Texas A&M TWRI (Texas Water Resources Institute) Workshop on Identifying Bacterial Source Tracking Needs in Texas, May 6, Austin, TX, 2003.
  • Rifai, H. S., A. Bagga, Y. Choi, and G. Shorr, Characterizing the Intrinsic Remediation of MTBE at Chevron Sites, Presentation at Chevron Oxygenate Technology Transfer Workshop, May 15, Houston, TX, 2003.
  • Rifai, H. S., G. Shorr, and A. Bagga, Natural Attenuation and In Situ Bioremediation of MTBE, Presentation at Chevron Oxygenate Technology Transfer Workshop, June 25, Houston, TX, 2002.
  • Rifai, H. S., GIS Challenges in Hydrology, Mitigating Severe Weather Impacts in Urban Areas, National Symposium held in Houston, Texas, April 15-17, 2002.
  • Rifai, H. S., Evolutionary Trends in Environmental Research: Water Resources, Seminar at Rice University’s Environmental Science and Engineering Department’s 30-yr Anniversary Celebration, November 2, 2000.
  • Rifai, H. S., State-of-the-Art Techniques in Natural Attenuation of Groundwater Contamination, WEAT SE Section Meeting, November 16, 2000.
  • Rifai, H. S., Natural Attenuation of Fuels and Chlorinated Solvents, Seminar at Rice University, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, March 28, 2000.
  • Rifai, H. S., Natural Attenuation of Fuels and Chlorinated Solvents, Seminar at University of Houston, Geosciences Department, March 31, 2000.
  • Rifai, H. S. and M. P. Suarez, Estimating Biodegradation Rates for Fuel Hydrocarbons and Chlorinated Solvents, NGWA/API Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Restoration, November 17-19, Houston, TX, 1999.
  • Rifai, H. S., Natural Attenuation of Fuels and Chlorinated Solvents: Similarities and Differences, Presentation at the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvents Seminar, August 12, Austin, TX, 1999.
  • Rifai, H. S., The Role of Intrinsic Remediation in Aquifer Cleanup, SETAC 19th Annual Meeting, Nov. 15 - 19, Charlotte, NC, 1998.
  • Rifai, H. S., Environmental and Infrastructure Applications with Remote Sensing and GIS, URISA Meeting, Aug. 27, Houston, TX, 1998.
  • Rifai, H. S., Intrinsic Remediation of Mixed Fuel/Chlorinated Solvent Sites, Union Carbide 5th Annual Technology Symposium, Jun10, S. Charleston, West Virginia, 1998.
  • Rifai, H. S., Natural Attenuation for Remediating Sites Contaminated with Fuels and Chlorinated Solvents, Texas Hazardous Waste Management Society Meeting, Jan 22, Houston, TX, 1998.
  • Rifai, H. S., Natural Attenuation Processes and Modeling, 3rd Annual Florida Remediation Conference, Nov. 12 - 13, Orlando, Florida, 1997.
  • Rifai, H. S., Natural Attenuation Processes and Modeling, Seminar in Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, Sept 26, Houston, Texas, 1997.
  • Rifai, H. S., Natural Attenuation of Fuels and Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Ground Water, Seminar presented at the City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering, March 24, Houston, TX, 1997.
  • Rifai, H. S., Natural Attenuation of Fuels and Chlorinated Organics in Ground Water, Seminar in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Feb 27, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1997.
  • Rifai, H. S., Research in Environmental Science and Engineering, Presentation at Department of Natural Sciences of the University of Houston - Downtown Campus, April 4, Houston, Texas, 1996.
  • Rifai, H. S., Evaluation of a Pump-and-Treat Remediation System at the Plant 44 Site in Tucson, Arizona, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Dec 10, Oakland, CA, 1996.
  • Rifai, H. S., Integration of Natural Attenuation and Risk Assessment: Modeling and Case Studies, IBC’s 2nd Annual International Symposium on Intrinsic Bioremediation, Dec 3 - 4, Annapolis, MD, 1996.
  • Rifai, H. S., P. B. Bedient, and K. S. Burgess, Case Study: Plant 44, Tucson, Arizona, EPA’s Symposium on Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Organics in Ground Water, September 11 – 13, Dallas, TX, 1996.
  • Rifai, H. S., Modeling the Prediction and Validation of Intrinsic Remediation, Union Carbide 3rd Annual Tecnology Symposium, S. Charleston, West Virginia, November 6, 1996.
  • Rifai, H. S., Environmental Applications of Geographical Information Systems, Houston Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association, August, Houston, Texas, 1995.
  • Rifai, H. S., Modeling and Intrinsic Bioremediation, Intrinsic Bioremediation, Strategies for Effective Analysis, Monitoring and Implementation, IBC's 1st Annual International Symposium on Intrinsic Bioremediation, Oct 16 - 17, Annapolis, MD, 1995.
  • Rifai, H. S., C. J. Newell, J. Wilson, R. N. Miller, J. Gonzales, Modeling Natural Attenuation with Multiple Electron Acceptors, 1995 SIM Annual Meeting, August 6 - 11, San Jose, CA, 1995.
  • Rifai, H. S., R. C. Borden, J. T. Wilson, and C. H. Ward, Intrinsic Bioattenuation for Substance Restoration,” In Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation, The Third International Symposium, Apr. 24 - 27, San Diego, CA, 1995.
  • Rifai, H. S., Modeling of Ground Water Remediation Systems, 1995 SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Feb. 8 - 10, San Antonio, Texas, 1995.
  • Rifai, H. S., and J. Blackburn, Sustainable Development and the Two Lagunas, Water for Texas, Jan. 26 - 27, Austin, Texas, 1995.
  • Rifai, H. S., The Role of Universities in Data Acquisition and Sharing: The Two Lagunas Project, Texas GIS Forum, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, Austin, Texas, 1994.
  • Rifai, H. S., Decision Support Systems in the Public Domain: Issues and Considerations, EPA Conference on Decision Support Systems, June 28 - 29, Seattle, Washington, 1994.
  • Rifai, H. S., and P. B. Bedient, Decision Support System for Evaluating Remediation Performance with Interactive Pump-and-Treat Simulator, EPA Annual Seminar, June 1 - 3, Ada, OK, 1994.
  • Rifai, H. S., A Decision Support System for Pump-and-Treat Remediation, 1994 EPA NARPM Conference, May 24 -26, Kansas City, Missouri, 1994.
  • Rifai, H. S., Geographical Information System and Decision Support System Applications in Groundwater, Seminar at Rice University, September 21, Houston, TX, 1993.
  • Rifai, H. S., Characterization of Non-Point Sources of Pollution in Galveston Bay, Woodward-Clyde Seminar Series, May 20, Houston, TX, 1992.
  • Rifai, H. S., Evolution of Geographical Information Systems for Site Management, Waste Management's Fall Technical Conference, September, Chicago, IL, 1991.
  • Rifai, H. S., and P. B. Bedient, GIS for Wellhead Protection, Association of Engineering Geologists 36th Annual Meeting, October 9-15, San Antonio, TX, 1993.
  • Rifai, H. S., and P. B. Bedient, Information Systems for Ground Water Protection, API Health and Environmental Meeting, Oct. 29, New Orleans, LA, 1991.
  • Rifai, H. S., Hydrogeologic Considerations for Site Design, EPA Seminar on Bioremediation, Aug. 1-2, Palm Beach, FL, 1990.
Research Presentations
  • Petersen, T., H. S. Rifai, and R. Miranda, Bacteria Water Quality in Dickinson Bayou, Texas Water 2009, April 13 – 17, Galveston, TX, 2009.
  • N. Howell, D. Lakshmanan, H. Rifai, M. Suarez and R. Palachek. 2009. High-Resolution PCB Sediment Sampling in the Houston Ship Channel. Environmental Challenges and Innovations Conference: Gulf Coast 2009, Houston, Texas. Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP), February 16, 2009.
  • Kwayke-Amoah, Y. B., and H. Rifai, Best Management Practices in the Houston Metropolitan Area, Environmental Challenges and Innovations Conference: Gulf Coast 2009, Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP), Houston, Texas, February 16, 2009.
  • Rifai, H. S., D. Lakshmanan, N. Howell, M. P. Suarez, R. Palachek, and L. Koenig, Dioxin and PCB in the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay, Galveston Bay Estuary Program’s Ninth Biennial State of the Bay Symposium, January 12-14, Galveston, TX, 2009.
  • Rifai, H. S., Environmental and Infrastructure Risks, SSPEED Training Workshop, June 23, 2008, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2008.
  • Rifai, H. S., and A. Desai, Impacts of Rainfall Events on Water Quality in the Houston Metro Area, SSPEED Center Severe Storm Prediction and Global Climate Impact on Gulf Coast Conference, October 29-31, 2008, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2008.
  • Howell, N., D. Lakshmanan, H. Rifai, M. Suarez, and R. Palachek., Concentrations of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Water, Sediment, and Aquatic biota in the Houston Ship Channel, Texas, Environmental Challenges and Innovations Conference: Gulf Coast, February 21, 2008, Houston, TX, Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP), 2008.
  • Howell, N., D. Lakshmanan, H. Rifai, M. Suarez, and R. Palachek, Concentrations of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Water, Sediment, and Aquatic Biota in the Houston Ship Channel, Texas, Texas Water 2008, March 25-28, 2008, San Antonio, Texas, Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) & Texas Section American Water Works Association (AWWA), 2008.
  • Desai, A., M., H. S. Rifai, T. Petersen, and R. Stein. Indicator Bacteria Characterization in the Houston Metropolitan Area Bayous. Environmental Challenges and Innovations Conference: Gulf Coast, February 21, 2008, Houston, TX, Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP), 2008.
  • Desai, A. M., H. S. Rifai, T. Petersen and R. Stein (2008). Sources of Indicator Bacteria in the Houston Metropolitan Region, Houston, Texas. Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), Oct 20-22, 2008, Chicago, Illinois, 2008.
  • Desai, A. M., H. S. Rifai, and R. Stein, Bacteria Characterization in the Houston Metropolitan Area, TAEP Environmental Challenges and Innovations Conference: Gulf Coast 2007, Feb 15, Houston, Texas, 2007.
  • Villareal, G. C., H. S. Rifai, and R. Stein, Effectiveness of Dry and Wet Basins for Bacteria Control in Runoff, TAEP Environmental Challenges and Innovations Conference: Gulf Coast 2007, Feb 15, Houston, Texas, 2007.
  • Rifai, H. S., Characterizing E. Coli Loads into Houston Bayous, 8th Biennial State of the Bay Symposium, January 23-25, Galveston, Texas, 2007.
  • Correa,O., and H. S. Rifai, M. P. Suarez, and L. Koenig, Atmospheric Concentrations and Deposition of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins (PCDDs) and Dibenzofurans (PCDFs) in Houston, TX, TCEQ-NUATRC (Mickeyl Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center) Air Toxics Workshop, October 17-18, 2005, Houston, TX (Poster Presentation).
  • Suarez, M. P., Rittaler, T., H. S. Rifai, and S. Hausman, Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvents, 10th International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC), Nov 11-14, Houston, TX, 2003.
  • Ling, M., H. S. Rifai, J. Aziz, C. J. Newell, J. Gonzales, J. Santillan, Decision Support Software for Designing Groundwater Monitoring Plans, 10th International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC), Nov 11-14, Houston, TX, 2003.
  • Bagga, A., H. S. Rifai, and W. Rixey, Oxygen Release Characteristics of ORC, 10th International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC), Nov 11-14, Houston, TX, 2003.
  • Petersen, T., M. P. Suarez, H. S. Rifai, P. Jensen, Y-C. Su, and R. Stein, Modeling and Allocation Development for an Urban Indicator Bacteria TMDL, AWRA Annual Conference, Nov. 2-5, San Diego, CA, 2003.
  • Suarez, M., H. S. Rifai, R. Palachek, K. Dean, P. Jensen, M. Bloom, and L. Koenig, TMDL for Dioxin in the Houston Ship Channel, SETAC Local Chapter Conference, April 25, Houston, Texas, 2003.
  • Bagga, A. and H. S. Rifai, Aerobic Bioremediation of MTBE – In-Situ Remediation Technology, 2003 NGWA Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Restoration, Aug. 19-22, Costa Mesa, CA, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 2003 (Poster Presentation).
  • Bagga, A., and H. S. Rifai, In-Situ Aerobic Bioremediation – MTBE Remediation Strategy, 7th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, June 2-5, Orlando, Florida, 2003.
  • Shorr, G. L., and H. S. Rifai, Evaluating Natural Attenuation at Field Sites Contaminated with MTBE, 7th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, June 2-5, Orlando, Florida, 2003.
  • Aziz, J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. Gonzales, MAROS 2.0: Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System Software, AFCEE Cleanup Technology Transfer Workshop 2002, San Antonio, TX, Feb 24-27, 2003.
  • Rifai, H. S., M. P. Suarez, R. Palachek, K. Dean, P. Jensen, M. Bloom, and L. Koenig, Assessment of Dioxin Contamination in the Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Bay Estuary Program Workshop, Houston, Texas, January 14-16, 2003.
  • Shorr, G. L., and H. S. Rifai, Multi-Site Study of MTBE Plumes, The Fifth Symposium in GRA’s Series on Groundwater Contaminants: Biological Treatment of MTBE Contamination in Groundwater Ex-Situ and In-Situ Challenges, San Jose, CA, October 17, 2002.
  • Rifai, H., Shorr, G., Bagga, A., Rixey, W. and Roberts, D., Natural Attenuation and In Situ Bioremediation of MTBE, American Chemical Society 224th National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 18-22, 2002.
  • Jensen, P., Y-C. Su, K-L. Lee, A. Boer, H. Rifai, S. Payne, R. Stein, and T. Running, Indicator Bacteria Studies on Houston Bayous, Texas Water 2002, San Antonio, TX, April 2-5, 2002.
  • Jensen, P., Y-C. Su, K-L. Lee, A. Boer, H. Rifai, S. Payne, R. Stein, and T. Running, Indicator Bacteria Monitoring on Houston Bayous, Texas Water Monitoring Congress, September 2002.
  • Ling, M., H. S. Rifai, J. J. Aziz, C. J. Newell, and J. R. Gonzales, Development of an Integrated Methodology for Optimizing Ground water Long-Term Monitoring Programs, 2002 AAPG Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, March 10-13, 2002 (Poster Presentation).
  • Bagga, A. and H. S. Rifai, In Situ Bioremediation of MTBE Through Biostimulation and Bioaugmentation, 2002 AAPG Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, March 10-13, 2002 (Poster Presentation).
  • Shorr, G. L. and H. S. Rifai, Characterizing the Intrinsic Remediation of MTBE at Field Sites in Texas, 2002 AAPG Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, March 10-13, 2002 (Poster Presentation).
  • Aziz, J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. Gonzales, MAROS: Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System Software, AFCEE Cleanup Technology Transfer Workshop 2002, San Antonio, TX, March 4-7, 2002.
  • Aziz, J.J., C.J. Newell, M. Ling, H.S. Rifai and J. Gonzales, Optimizing Groundwater Monitoring: Application to Fort Lewis Logistics Center, Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR), Washington, D.C., December 18, 2002.
  • Ling, M., H. S. Rifai, J. J. Aziz, C. J. Newell, and J. R. Gonzales, An Integrated Sampling Optimization Methodology for Groundwater Long-Term Monitoring, AGU 2001 Fall meeting, San Fransisco, CA, December 10-14, 2001 (Poster Presentation).
  • Rifai, H. S., M. P. Suarez, P. Jensen and A. Sullivan, Total Maximum Daily Load Study for Bacteria in Two Texas Bayous, NGWA petroleum Hydrocarbons Conference and Exposition, Houston, Texas, November 14-16, 2001 (Poster Presentation).
  • Aziz, J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. Gonzales MAROS Decision Support System, Railroad Environmental Conference–2001, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, September 25-27, 2001.
  • Aziz, J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. Gonzales MAROS Decision Support System for Designing Monitoring Programs, Presentation to National Research Council, Environmental Remediation at Navy Facilities Committee, Arlington, VA, June 2001.
  • Aziz, J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. Gonzales, Decision Support System for Designing Monitoring Programs, 2001 International Containment and Remediation Technology Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, FL, June10-13, 2001.
  • Aziz, J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. Gonzales, New Statistical/Visualization Tools for MAROS: Monitoring Decision Support System, EWRI/ASCE 2001 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Orlando, Florida, May 20-24, 2001 (Poster Presentation).
  • Jensen, P. A., K. L. Lee, Y. C. Su, H. S. Rifai, M. P. Suarez, and K. Dean, TMDL for Bacteria in Houston Bayous, Texas Water 2001, Houston, Texas, April 1- 4, 2001.
  • Aziz, J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. Gonzales AFCEE Decision Support Software for Long Term Monitoring: MAROS, Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR), Washington, DC, Dec 6-7, 2000.
  • Bedient, P. B. and H. S. Rifai, The Water Issues in Houston, Water for Texas 2000 and Beyond Conference, Sept 23-24, 2000, Texas A&M University – College Station, 2000.
  • Rifai, H. S., M. Ling, C. J. Newell, S. L. Ita, and M. Faile, Development of Decision Support Tools for Designing Long Term Monitoring Plans (LTMPs), International Conference on Groundwater Research, June 6-8, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2000 (Poster Presentation).
  • Suarez, M. P., H. S. Rifai, Assessing Natural Attenuation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons at a Coastal Facility, Sixth Annual International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Nov. 16- 189, Houston, TX, p. 55, Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium, 1999.
  • Rifai, H. S. , and M. P. Suarez, Natural Attenuation of Fuels at a Coastal Facility, 1999 Theis Conference, “Remediation of Subsurface Contaminants: The Meaning and Measures of Success”, November 12-15, Amelia Island Plantation, FL, 1999 (Poster Presentation).
  • Aziz, J., C. Newell, H. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. Gonzales, Long Term Monitoring Planning Tools, RPO PMR Meeting, Arlington, VA, Nov 29, 1999.
  • Suarez, M. P. and H. S. Rifai, Natural Attenuation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons at a Coastal Industrial Facility, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, Apr. 19-22, San Diego, CA, Battelle 1999 (Poster Presentation).
  • Suarez, M. P. and H. S. Rifai, Natural Attenuation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon and Chlorinated Solvent Plumes, 1998 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference, Point Clear, Alabama, November 16-19, 1998.
  • Brock, S. M. and H. S. Rifai, Determination of Streamflow Characteristics of Ungaged Texas Streams Using Regression Analysis, AGU Spring Meetings, May 26-28, Boston, MA, 1998 (Poster Presentation).
  • Rifai, H. S., and L. Hopkins, The Natural Attenuation Toolbox: A Decision Support System for Evaluating Natural Attenuation, NGWA/API Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Detection, Prevention and Restoration, Houston, TX, November 29 - December 1, 1995 (Poster Presentation).
  • Rifai, H. S., and L. Hopkins, An Exposure/Risk Based Screening Approach for Selecting the Natural Attenuation Alternative at Sites, In Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation, The Third International Symposium, San Diego, CA, Apr. 24 - 27, 1995 (Poster Presentation).
  • Sweed, H., H. S. Rifai, P.B. Bedient, and S.R. Hutchins, Design of a Surface Application System for In-Situ Bioremediation, In Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation, The Third International Symposium, San Diego, CA, Apr. 24 - 27, 1995 (Poster Presentation).
  • Rifai, H. S., and P. B. Bedient, Decision Support System for Pump-and-Treat Remediation, The NGWA 46th Annual National Convention and Exposition, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 9 - 12, 1994 (Poster Presentation).
  • Rifai, H. S. , C. J. Newell, and P. B. Bedient, Characterization and Modeling of Non-Point Source Pollution Loads to Galveston Bay, AIChE Summer Meeting, Aug. 15-17, Denver, CO, 1994.
  • Rifai, H. S., and P. B. Bedient, Natural Aerobic Biological Attenuation at Field Sites, in Proceedings of the Environmental Restoration Technology Transfer Symposium, U. S. Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, Jan. 26-27, San Antonio, TX, 1993.
  • Newell, C. J., H. S. Rifai, and P. B. Bedient, Characterization of Non-Point Sources and Loadings to Galveston Bay, Texas Water Pollution Control Association, 1992 Technical Program, June, Dallas, TX, pp. 78-79, 1992.
  • Rifai, H. S., Natural Biological Attenuation: Aerobic, Subsurface Restoration Conference, June 21-24, Dallas, TX, 1992.
  • Vance, L. A., H. S. Rifai, and P. B. Bedient, Groundwater Resources Geographical Information System for Groundwater Management, Presented at the American Water Resources Association Conference on Texas Hydrology, Water Use and Water Quality, South Padre Island, TX, May 11-12, 1990.
  • Rifai, H. S. , L. A. Vance and P. B. Bedient, Geographical Information Systems for Wellhead Protection, NWWA Conference on Groundwater Quality, Anaheim, CA, September 25-26, 1990.
  • Bedient, P. B., and H. S. Rifai, Effect of Kinetic Reactions in Biodegradation Modeling, Front Range AGU Meeting, February 13-14, Golden, CO, 1989.
  • Rifai, H. S., and P. B. Bedient, Comparison of Two Conceptual Models for Simulating Biodegradation of Organic Contaminants in Ground Water, International Symposium on Processes Governing the Movement and Fate of Contaminants in the Subsurface Environment, Stanford, CA, July 23-26, 1989 (Poster Presentation).
  • Rifai, H. S., and P. B. Bedient, Biorestoration Modeling--Theory and Application, SIM Symposium on Large-scale Field Demonstrations of Microbial Remediation Processes, August 13-18, 1989.
  • Bedient, P. B. and H. S. Rifai, Modeling Hydrocarbon Biodegradation and Aquifer Biorestoration with a Dual Particle Mover Concept, GSA Symposium on Geochemical Reactions and Related Physical Processes Associated with Organic Compounds in Ground Water, Oct. 26 - 30, 1987.
  • Rifai, H. S., P. B. Bedient and C. J. Newell, OASIS Decision Support System, Superfund ‘89, November 27 - 29, 1989 (Poster Presentation + Computer Demonstration).
Department, College, University and Professional Service

Department

  • Chair, Environmental/Hydrosystems Faculty Search Committee, 2009-2010.
  • Chair, Geosensing Engineering Faculty Search Committee, 2009-2010.
  • Member, Infrastructure Search Committee, 2009-2010.
  • Director, Environmental Graduate Engineering Program, January 2010 – current.
  • Member, Computer Committee, 2004 – current.
  • Chair, Computer Committee, 2003-2004
  • ABET Committee, 2003-2009
  • Faculty Search Committee, 2003-2009
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Self-Study, 2001-2002
  • Member, Civil Infrastructure Institute Committee, 2000
  • ABET Curriculum Committee, Member, 1998-2002

College

  • P& T Committee, 2008-2010.
  • Research Committee, 2008-current.
  • Civil Engineering Chair Search Committee, 2008-2009.
  • Electrical Engineering Chair Search Committee, 2009-2010
  • Mechanical Engineering Chair Search Committee, 2009-2010
  • Chemical Engineering Faculty Search Committee, 2008-2010
  • Petroleum Engineering Faculty Search Committee, 2008-2010
  • Industrial Engineering Faculty Search Committee, 2001-2003
  • ABET Committee, 2002-2007
  • Recruiting Committee, 1997-2002
  • Minority Hiring, 1998
  • Computer Committee, 2000-2009
  • Founding Advisor EWB-UH

University

  • Shell Technical Writing Skills Project Steering Committee, 2000.
  • University Scholarship Awards Committee, 2004-current.
  • University Scholarship Appeals Committee, 2004-current.
  • Engineering Dean Search Committee, 2007.
  • Chair, Discovery Curriculum Task Force (a QEP Program), 2008-2010.
  • Advisory Board member, Discovery (Quality Enhancement Planning), 2008-2010.
  • Quality Enhancement Planning Committee, 2007-2008.
  • Distinguished Professors and Chairs Committee, 2009-2010.
  • UH-VSA Committee (voluntary self assessment), 2008-current.

K-12

  • Mentored six GK-12 teachers as part of UH NSF funded RET Program, Summers 2005-2009.
  • Mentored a senior in high school in research, summer 2006.
  • Participated in teaching summer sessions for GRADE camp (female high school students), 2008-2009.
  • 1 Masters and 1 PhD graduate students are GK-12 fellows at local high schools since June 09.

Selected Publications

Pending Refereed Journals
  • Desai, A., and H. S. Rifai, Bacteria Diurnal Sag: A High Resolution Framework for Fecal Water Quality Monitoring, Environmental Science and Technology Special Issue, submitted May 2010.
  • Howell, N. L., H. S. Rifai, and L. Koenig, Comparative Distribution, Sourcing, and Chemical Behavior of PCDD/F and PCB in an Estuary Environment, Environmental Science and Technology, submitted May 2010.
  • Suarez, M. P., D. Lakshmanan, H. S. Rifai, K. E. Dean, and L. Koenig, Transport of Dioxin in the Houston Ship Channel Part I: Hydrodynamics and Water Quality Simulations, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Submitted April 2010.
  • Suarez, M. P., D. Lakshmanan, H. S. Rifai, R. M. Palachek, and L. Koenig, Transport of Dioxin in the Houston Ship Channel Part II: Linked Mass Balance- Load Allocation Tool, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Submitted April 2010.
  • Desai, A. M., H. S. Rifai, T. M. Petersen, and R. Stein, Mass Balance and Water Quality Modeling for Load Allocation of Escherichia coli in an Urban Watershed, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Submitted 2009.
Refereed Journals
  • Desai, A. M., and H. S. Rifai, Variability of Escherichia coli Concentrations in an Urban Watershed in Texas, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Accepted May 2010.
  • Lakshmanan, D., N. L. Howell, H. S. Rifai, and L. Koenig, Spatial and Temporal Variation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Houston Ship Channel, Chemosphere, 80(2); pp. 100-112, 2010.
  • Petersen, T. M., H. S. Rifai, and R. Stein, Modeling Escherichia coli and its Sources in an Urban Bayou with Hydrologic Simulation Program in Fortran (HSPF), ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, (Accepted, 2009).
  • Dean, K., M. P. Suarez, H. S. Rifai, R. M. Palachek and L. Koenig, Bioaccumulation of Polychlorinated Dioxins and Furans in Catfish and Crabs along an Estuarine Salinity and Contamination Gradient, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 28(11), 2307-2317, 2010.
  • Desai, A., H. S. Rifai, E. Helfer, N. Moreno, and R. Stein, Statistical Investigations into Indicator Bacteria Concentrations in Houston Metropolitan Watersheds, Water Environment Federation, (Accepted, 2009).
  • Petersen, T. M., H. S. Rifai, and R. Stein, Bacteria Load Estimator Spreadsheet Tool (BLEST) for Modeling Spatial Escherichia coli Loads to an Urban Bayou, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 135(4): 203-217, 2009.
  • Howell, N., M. P. Suarez, H. S. Rifai, and L. Koenig, Concentrations of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Water, Sediment, and Aquatic Biota in the Houston Ship Channel, Texas, Chemosphere, 70(4), 593-606, 2008.
  • Yeager, K. M., Santschi, P. H., H. S. Rifai, M. P. Suarez, R. Brinkmeyer, C-C. Hung, K. Schindler, M. Andres, and E. Weaver, Dioxin Chronology and Fluxes in Sediments of the Houston Ship Channel, Texas: Influences of Non-Steady State Sediment Transport and Total Organic Carbon, Environmental Science and Technology, 41, 5291-5298, 2007.
  • Ling, M., and H. S. Rifai, Modeling Natural Attenuation with Source Control at a Dry-Cleaner Site, Groundwater Monitoring Review and Remediation, 27 #1, 108-121, 2007.
  • Suarez, M. P., H. S. Rifai, J. Schimek, M. Bloom, P. Jensen, and L. Koenig, Dioxin in Stormwater Runoff in Houston, TX, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, v. 132, #12, 1633-1643, 2006.
  • Petersen, T., M. P. Suarez, H. S. Rifai, P. Jensen, Y-C. Su, and R. Stein, Status and Trends of Fecal Coliform Indicator Bacteria in Two Urban Watersheds, Water Environment Research, v78,#12, 2340-2355, 2006.
  • LaWare, P. and H. S. Rifai, Modeling Fecal Coliform Contamination from Non Point Sources in the Rio Grande, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v42, #2, 337-356, 2006.
  • Correa, O. E., L. Raun, H. S. Rifai, M. P. Suarez, T. Holsen, and L. Koenig, Depositional Flux of Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans in an Urban Setting, Chemosphere, 64, 1550-1561, 2006.
  • Hausman, S., and H. S. Rifai, Modeling Remediation Time Using Natural Attenuation at a Dry Cleaner Site, Remediation, vol 16, No. 1, 5-31, 2005.
  • Suarez, M. P., H. S. Rifai, R. Palachek, K. Dean, and L. Koenig, Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p- Dioxins and Dibenzofurans in Houston Ship Channel Tissue and Sediment, Environmental Engineering Science, vol 2, No. 6, 891-906, 2005.
  • Suarez, M. P., H. S. Rifai, R. Palachek, K. Dean, and L. Keonig, Distribution of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-P-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans in Suspended Sediments, Dissolved Phase and Bottom Sediment in the Houston Ship Channel, Chemosphere, vol 62, No.3, 417-429, 2005.
  • Petersen, T., H. S. Rifai, M. P. Suarez, and R. Stein, Bacteria Loads from Point and Non-Point Sources in an Urban Watershed, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, vol. 131, No. 10, 1414-1425, 2005.
  • Raun, L., O. Correa, O., H. Rifai, M. Suarez and L. Koenig, Statistical Investigation of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-pdioxins and Dibenzofurans in the Ambient Air of Houston, Texas, Chemosphere, 60:973-989, 2005.
  • Ling, M., H. S. Rifai, and C. J. Newell, Optimizing Long-Term Monitoring Networks Using Delaunay Triangulation Spatial Analysis Techniques, Environmetrics, 16:635-657, 2005.
  • Rifai, H. S., and T. Rittaler, Modeling Natural Attenuation of BTEX with Analytical and Numerical Models, Biodegradation, 16 (4): 291-304, 2005.
  • Ling, M. H. S. Rifai, J. J. Aziz, C. J. Newell, J. R. Gonzales, and J. M. Santillan, Strategies and Decision-Support Tools for optimizing Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring Plans-MAROS 2.0, Bioremediation Journal, vol. 8, 3-4, 109-128, 2004.
  • Correa, O. H. S. Rifai, L. Raun, M. P. Suarez, and L. Koenig, Concentrations and Vapor-Particle Partitioning of Polychlorinated Di-benzo-p-dioxins and Dibenzofurans in Ambient Air of Houston, TX, Atmospheric Environment, 38: 6687-6699, 2004.
  • Suarez, M. P., H. S. Rifai, T. J. Rittaler, and S. Hausman, Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvent Plumes at Texas Dry-Cleaners, Remediation, v. 14, No. 3, 7 – 31, 2004.
  • Mehdizadeh, F. and H. S. Rifai, Modeling Point Source Plumes at High Altitudes Using a Modified Industrial Source Complex Model, Atmospheric Environment, 38, 821-831, 2004.
  • Fiorenza, S. and H. S. Rifai, Review of MTBE Biodegradation and Bioremediation, Bioremediation Journal, 7(1):1-35, 2003.
  • Aziz, J. J., M. Ling, H. S. Rifai, C. J. Newell, and J. R. Gonzales, MAROS: a Decision Support System for Optimizing Monitoring Plans, Ground Water, v41, No. 3, 355-367, 2003.
  • Ling, M., Rifai, H. S., Newell, C. J., Aziz, J. J. and Gonzales, J. R., Groundwater Monitoring Plans at Small Scale Sites–An Innovative Spatial and Temporal Methodology, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, vol. 5, No. 1, 126-134, 2003.
  • Fiorenza, S., M. P. Suarez and H. S. Rifai, MTBE in Groundwater: Status and Remediation, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, vol. 128, No. 9, 773 – 781, 2002.
  • Suarez, M. P. and H. S. Rifai, Evaluation of BTEX Remediation by Natural Attenuation at a Coastal Facility, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 22(1):62-77, 2002.
  • Suarez, M. P. and H. S. Rifai, Modeling Natural Attenuation of Total BTEX and Benzene Plumes with Different Kinetics, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 24(3):53-68, 2002.
  • Rifai, H. S., P. B. Bedient, and G. L. Shorr, Monitoring Hazardous Waste Sites: Characterization and Remediation Considerations, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2(3): 199-212, 2000.
  • Rifai, H. S., C. J. Newell, J. R. Gonzales, and J. T. Wilson, Modeling Natural Attenuation of Fuels with BIOPLUME III, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 126(5): 428-438, 2000.
  • Rifai, H. S., S. M. Brock, K. B. Ensor, and P. B. Bedient, Determination of Low-Flow Characteristics for Texas Streams, ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning, 126(5): 310- 319, 2000.
  • Hopkins, L. P., K. B. Ensor and H. S. Rifai, Empirical Evaluation of Ambient Ozone Interpolation Procedures to Support Exposure Models, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, v. 49: 839-846, 1999.
  • Suarez, M. P. and H. S. Rifai, Biodegradation Rates for Fuel Hydrocarbons and Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater, Bioremediation Journal, 3(4): 337-362, 1999.
  • Rifai, H. S., L. A. Hendricks, K. Kilborn, and P. B. Bedient, A Geographical Information System (GIS) User Interface for Delineating Wellhead Protection Areas, Ground Water, 31(3): 480- 488, 1993.
  • Bedient, P. B., and H. S. Rifai, Ground Water Contaminant Modeling for Bioremediation: A Review, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 32:225-243, 1992.
  • Rifai, H. S., and P. B. Bedient, Comparison of Biodegradation Kinetics with an Instantaneous Reaction Model for Groundwater, Water Resources Research, 26 (4), 637-645, 1990.
  • Rifai, H. S., P. B. Bedient, J. T. Wilson, K. M. Miller, and J. M. Armstrong, Biodegradation Modeling at Aviation Fuel Spill Site, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 114 (5), 1007-1029, 1988.
Editorials and Journal Discussions
  • Rifai, H. S., Dehaloccoides Ethenogenes as Indicators for Natural Attenuation, Monitored Natural Attenuation Forum Panel Discussion, Remediation, 109-116, Winter 2003.
  • Rifai, H. S., A Continued Vision for Bioremediation, Bioremediation Journal, 2002.
  • Rifai, H. S., One Hundred Years of Natural Attenuation, Bioremediation Journal, 2 (3&4): 217- 219, 1998.
Invited Papers
  • Jensen, P., H. Rifai, T. Battenfield, and S. Payne, Lessons Learned from Texas Bayous: Identifying Bacteria Sources, Public Works, October 2001.
  • Rifai, H. S. and M. P. Suarez, The RBCA Success Story, Environmental Protection, 26-30, December 2000.
  • Rifai, H. S. and P. LaWare, A Woody Invader: Mapping the Spread of Chinese Tallow in South Houston Using Landsat MultiSpectral Scanner Data, Geospatial Solutions, 29-30, November 2000.
  • Rifai, H. S., C. J. Newell, and P. B. Bedient, Getting to the Nonpoint Source with GIS, Civil Engineering, 44-46, 1993.
  • Rifai, H. S., C. J. Newell, and P. B. Bedient, GIS Enhances Water Quality Modeling, GIS World, 52-55, 1993.
  • Kilborn, K., H. S. Rifai, and P. B. Bedient, Connecting Groundwater Models and GIS, Geo Info Systems, 26-31, 1992.
Peer-Reviewed Government and Industry Reports
  • Co-authored TNRCC Regulatory Guidance, Remediation Division, RG-366/TRRP-33, Monitored Natural Attenuation Demonstrations, October 2001.
  • Co-Authored EPA SAB Report, Monitored Natural Attenuation: USEPA Research Program–An EPA Science Advisory Board Review, EPA-SAB-EEC-01-004, May 2001, 46 pp., 2001.
  • Newell, C. J., H. S. Rifai, J. T. Wilson, J. A. Connor, J. A. Aziz, and M. P. Suarez, Calculation and Use of First-Order Rate Constants for Monitored Natural Attenuation Studies, EPA/540/S-02/500, 27 pp, Nov. 2002.
  • Rifai, H. S., and C. J. Newell, Estimating First Order Decay Coefficients for Petroleum Hydrocarbon Biodegradation, API (American Petroleum Institute) Technical Brief, in press, American Petroleum Institute (API), Washington, DC, 16 pp., 2000.
  • Newell, C. J., H. S. Rifai, P. B. Bedient, F. Shipley, and R. McFarlane, The State of the Bay: A Characterization of the Galveston Bay Ecosystem, Galveston Bay National Estuary Program (GBNEP-44), Clear Lake, TX, 232 p., 1994.
  • Newell, C. J., H. S. Rifai, and P. B. Bedient, Characterization of Non-Point Sources and Loadings to Galveston Bay, Galveston Bay National Estuary Program (GBNEP-15), Clear Lake, Houston, 33 pp., 1992.
  • Newell, C. J., J. F. Haasbeek, L. P. Hopkins, S. E. Alder-Schaller, H. S. Rifai, P. B. Bedient, G. A. Gorry, OASIS: Parameter Estimation System For Aquifer Restoration Models, User's Manual Version 2.0, EPA/600/S8-90/039, 1990.
  • Rifai, H. S., P. B. Bedient, and J. T. Wilson, BIOPLUME Model for Contaminant Transport Affected by Oxygen Limited Biodegradation, EPA/600/M-89/019, 1989.
Conference Proceedings
  • Desai, A. M., H. S. Rifai, T. Petersen, and R. Stein, Sources of Indicator Bacteria in the Houston Metropolitan Region, Houston, Texas, Proceedings of Water Environment Federation TMDL 2008 Conference, October 19-22, Chicago, IL, 2008.
  • Rifai, H. S., T. Petersen, G. C. Villareal, and R. Stein, Load Estimates Modeling and Allocations for Bacteria TMDL Development, Proceedings of Water Environment Federation TMDL 2007 Conference, June 24-27, Bellevue, WA, 2007.
  • Rifai, H. S., C. J. Newell, A. M. Spexet, and J. T. Wilson, Development of Bioplume 4 Model for Fuels and Chlorinated Solvent Biodergradation, Proceedings of the 8th In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Conference, June 6-9, Baltimore, MD, 2005.
  • Dean, K. E., R. M. Palachek, H. S. Rifai, M. P. Suarez, S. Hausman, and L. Koenig, Site- Specific Water Quality Target for a Fish Contaminant: Application of Sediment, Water, and Tissue Targets based on measured Dioxin Partitioning relationships, in Proceedings of Water Enviroment Federation (WEF) TMDL 2003 Conference, Nov. 16-18, Chicago, IL, 2003.
  • Rifai, H. S., M. P. Suarez, T. Petersen, P. Jensen, Y-c. Su, and R. Stein, Development of an Urban Indicator Bacteria TMDL: Modeling and Allocations, in Proceedings of Water Enviroment Federation (WEF) TMDL 2003 Conference, Nov. 16-18, Chicago, IL, 2003.
  • Bloom, M. F., P. Jensen, M. Heaney, H. S. Rifai, M. P. Suarez, and L. Koenig, Assessment of Particulate and Dissolved Dioxin Concentrations in Storm Water Runoff to Houston-Area Waterways Using High Volume Sampling, in Proceedings of Water Enviroment Federation (WEF) TMDL 2003 Conference, Nov. 16-18, Chicago, IL, 2003.]
  • Rifai, H. S., M. P. Suarez, R. palachek, K. Dean, P. Jensen, M. Bloom, and L. Koenig, Development of a Dioxin TMDL for the Houston Ship Channel in Texas, in Proceedings of Water Enviroment Federation (WEF) TMDL 2003 Conference, Nov. 16-18, Chicago, IL, 2003.
  • Rifai, H. S., G. L. Shorr, and A. Bagga, MTBE Behavior at Field Sites and Plume Characterization, in Proceedings2003 NGWA Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Restoration, Aug. 19-22, Costa Mesa, CA, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 2003.
  • Ling, M., H. S. Rifai, J. J. Aziz, C. J. Newell, and J. R. Gonzales, Groundwater Monitoring Plans for BTEX and MTBE Plumes, in Proceedings 2003 NGWA Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Restoration, Aug. 19-22, Costa Mesa, CA, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 2003.
  • Ling, M., and H. S. Rifai, Assessing Uncertainty in Groundwater Model Predictions at a Chlorinated Solvents Contaminated Site, in Proceedings of the EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Conference 2003, Philadelphia, PA, June 22 - 26, 2003.
  • Su, Y. C., P. Jensen, T. Petersen, H. S. Rifai, and R. Stein, Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load Modeling for Buffalo and Whiteoak Bayous in Houston, in Proceedings, Texas Water 2003, Corpus Christi, TX, April 1-3, 2003.
  • M. Ling, J. J. Aziz, C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, J. R. Gonzales, and J. Santillan, LTM: Spatial / Temporal Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization, in Proceedings of the EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Conference 2003, Philadelphia, PA., June 22 -26, 2003.
  • Aziz, J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. Gonzales, Effective and Efficient LTM: Spatial/temporal Data Analysis and Visualization, in Proceedings 7th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium Orlando, Florida, June 2-5, 2003.
  • Rifai, H. S., M. P. Suarez, T. Petersen, P. Jensen, Y.C. Su, and R. Stein, Urban Indicator Bacteria TMDL Development, in Proceedings National TMDL Science and Policy Conference, Phoenix, AZ, November 13-16, 2002.
  • Aziz, J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. Gonzales, MAROS: Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System Decision Support Tool and Application, in Proceedings of the 2002 NGWA Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Restoration, Nov. 6-8, Atlanta, GA, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 2002.
  • Ling, M., H. S. Rifai, C. J. Newell, J. J. Aziz, and J. R. Gonzales, A Methodology for Ground Water Monitoring Plan Optimization at Small-Scale Natural Attenuation Sites, in Proceedings of the 2002 NGWA Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Restoration, Nov. 6-8, Atlanta, GA, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 2002.
  • Ling, M., H. S. Rifai, C. J. Newell, J. J. Aziz, and J. R. Gonzales, An Integrated Optimization Methodology for Designing Groundwater Monitoring Plans, in Proceedings, 1st Annual Environmental and Water Resources Systems Analysis (EWRSA) Symposium, Roanoke, Virginia, May 19-22, 2002.
  • Shorr, G. L. and H. S. Rifai, Characterizing the Intrinsic Remediation of MTBE at Field Sites in Texas, in Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Editors: A. R. Gavaskar and A. S. C. Chen, Monterrey, California, May 20-23, 2002.
  • Shorr, G. L., and H. S. Rifai, Assessing the Potential of MTBE Natural Attenuation at Field Sites in Texas, in Proceedings of the National Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Greensboro, NC, September 8-10, 2002.
  • Shorr, G. L., and H. S. Rifai, A Closer Look at MTBE Behavior within the Subsurface, in Proceedings of the International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October 22-25, 2002.
  • Bagga, A., and H.S. Rifai, In Situ Aerobic Bioremediation of MTBE, in Proceedings of the National Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Greensboro, NC, September 8-10, 2002.
  • Bagga, A., and H.S. Rifai, In Situ Aerobic Bioremediation of MTBE: A Pilot Scale Field Study, in Proceedings of 9th International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October 21-25, 2002.
  • Rifai, H. S., M. P. Suarez, and C. Webb, Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvents at Dry Cleaner Sites, in Proceedings, 8th International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Houston, Texas, November 6-9, 2001.
  • Aziz, . J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. Gonzales, MAROS: Decision Support Software for Designing Monitoring Plans, AIChe Topical Conference on Remedial Process Optimization, Atlanta, GA, March 2000.\
  • Aziz, J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, Ling, M.,, and J. R. Gonzales, MAROS: Decision Support Software for Designing Monitoring Plans, in Proceedings, ASCE 2000 Joint Conference on Water Resources Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 30-August 2, 2000.
  • Suarez, M. P. and H. S. Rifai, Assessing Uncertainty in Remediation by Natural Attenuation of a Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminated Site, in Proceedings, ModelCare 99 International Conference on Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling, Zurich, Switzerland, Sep. 20-23, 1999, F. Stauffer, W. Kinzelbach, K. Kovar and E. Hoehn (Eds). IAHS Publication No. 265. pp. 489-494, 2000.
  • Suarez, M. P. and H. S. Rifai, Estimation of Biodegradation Rates for Natural Attenuation at Hazardous Waste Sites, in Proceedings, National Conference on Environmental Remediation Science and Technology, Sept. 8-10, Greensboro, NC, pp. 223-231, Battelle, Dublin, OH, 1998.
  • Rifai, H. S., and C. J. Newell., Estimating First-Order Decay Rates for BTEX Using Data from 115 Sites, in Proceedings of the 1998 NGWA Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Restoration, Nov. 11 - 13, Houston, Texas, pp. 31 – 41, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 1998.
  • Hopkins, L. P., M. P. Frasier, K. B. Ensor, and H. S. Rifai, Evaluation of the Use of Empirical Ambient Ozone Pollutant Modeling and Subject Activity Logs as an Indirect Measurement of Ozone Exposure, in Proceedings, Air and Waste Management Association, 91st Annual Meeting and Exhibition, June 14-18, San Diego, CA, Air and Waste Management Association, 1998.
  • Rifai, H. S., P. B. Bedient, and K. S. Burgess, Case Study: Plant 44, Tucson, Arizona, in EPA’s Symposium on Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Organics in Ground Water, Sept. 11 - 13, Dallas, TX, pp. 90-92, 1996.
  • Hopkins, L. P., P. LaWare and H. S. Rifai, Using Compounding Risk as a Guide for Establishing Area-Specific RBCA Limits, in Proceedings NGWA/API Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Groundwater: Prevention, Detection, and Restoration, November 13 - 15, Houston, TX, pp. 737-740, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 1996.
  • Hauschel, E. M., K. B. Ensor, D. D. Cox, and H. S. Rifai, Estimation of Contaminant Concentration in Ground Water Using A Stochastic Flow and Transport Model, in Proceedings NGWA/API Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Groundwater: Prevention, Detection, and Restoration, November 13 - 15, Houston, TX, pp. 719-736, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 1996.
  • Newell, C. J., J. A. Winters, H. S. Rifai, R. N. Miller, J. Gonzales, and T. H. Wiedemeier,Modeling Intrinsic Remediation with Multiple Electron Acceptors: Results from Seven Sites, in Proceedings NGWA/API Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Groundwater: Prevention, Detection, and Restoration, November 29 - December 1, Houston, TX, pp. 33 – 47, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 1995.
  • Rifai, H. S., Energy and the Environment: A Changing Paradigm, in Proceedings of Air and Waste Management Association 88th Annual Meeting and Exhibition (95-WA133.04), June 18 – 23, San Antonio, Texas, Air and Waste Management Association, 1995.
  • Rifai, H. S., Mathematical Modeling of Intrinsic Bioremediation at Field Sites, EPA Symposium on Intrinsic Bioremediation of Ground Water, Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, Denver, CO, EPA/540/R-94/515, pp. 103-110, 1994.
  • Connor, J. A., C. J. Newell, J. P. Nevin, and H. S. Rifai, Guidelines for Use of Groundwater Spreadsheet Models in Risk-Based Corrective Action Design, in Proceedings NWWA/API Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Groundwater: Prevention, Detection, and Restoration, November 2 - 4, Houston, TX, pp. 43-55, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 1994.
  • Burgess, K. S., H. S. Rifai, and P. B. Bedient, Flow and Transport Modeling of a Heterogeneous Field Site Contaminated with Dense Chlorinated Solvent Waste, in Proceedings NWWA/API Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Groundwater: Prevention, Detection, and Restoration, November 10-12, Houston, TX, pp. 693-707, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 1993.
  • Newell, C. J., H. S. Rifai, and P. B. Bedient, Characterization of Non-Point Sources and Loadings to Galveston Bay, in Proceedings of the Second State of the Bay Symposium, pp. 65-70, Galveston Bay National Estuary Program (GBNEP-23), Clear Lake, TX, 1993.
  • Bedient, P. B., G. P. Long, and H. S. Rifai, Modeling Natural Biodegradation with BIOPLUME II, in Proceedings, 5th International Conference: Solving Ground Water Problems with Models, Feb. 11-13, Dallas, TX, pp. 699-714, Water Well Journal Publishing Co., Dublin, OH, 1992.
  • Bedient, P. B. and H. S. Rifai, Ground Water Contaminant Modeling for Bioremediation: A Review, in Proceedings, 4th Annual Symposium on Ground Water: The Problem and Some Solutions, Apr. 2-3, Beaumont, TX, pp. 101-121, Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center, Lamar University, 1992.
  • Kilborn, K., H. S. Rifai, and P. B. Bedient, The Integration of Ground Water Models with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 1991 ACSM-ASPRS Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD, Technical Papers, Volume 2:150-159, American Congress on Survey and Mapping and American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Bethesda, MD, 1991.
  • Newell, C. J., H. S. Rifai, and P. B. Bedient, Characterization of Non-Point Sources and Loadings to Galveston Bay, in Proceedings of the Galveston Bay Characterization Workshop, February 21-23, pp. 34-36, Galveston Bay National Estuary Program (GBNEP), Clear Lake, TX, 1991.
  • Rifai, H. S. and P. B. Bedient, A TC Model Alternative for Production Waste Scenarios, in Proceedings First International Symposium on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Waste Management Practices, New Orleans, LA, pp. 955-965, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1990.
  • Rifai, H. S., P. B. Bedient, and C. J. Newell, Review and Analysis of the Toxicity Characteristics Composite Landfill Model, in Proceedings NWWA/API Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Groundwater: Prevention, Detection, and Restoration, October 31-November 2, Houston, TX, pp. 143-157, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 1990.
  • Bedient, P. B., L. A. Vance, and H. S. Rifai, Implementation of Wellhead Protection Programs Utilizing Geographical Information Systems, in Proceedings 8th National Conference on Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida and the American Society of Civil Engineers, October 31 – Nov. 1, Orlando, FL, pp. 87-90, 1990.
  • Ward, C.H., J. M. Thomas, S. Fiorenza, H. S. Rifai, P. B. Bedient, J. T. Wilson, and R. L. Raymond, In Situ Bioremediation of Subsurface Material and Ground Water Contaminated with Aviation Fuel: Traverse City, Michigan, in Proceedings of the Air & Waste Management Association/EPA International Symposium, Feb. 21-22, Cincinnati, OH, pp. 83-96, 1989.
  • Rifai, H. S. and P. B. Bedient, Biorestoration Modeling of a Pilot Scale Field Experiment, in Proceedings of the IGWMC/NWWA Conference on Solving Ground Water Problems with Models, February 7-9, Indianapolis, IN, pp. 1187-1203, 1989.
  • Ward, C. H., J. M. Thomas, S. Fiorenza, H. S. Rifai, P. B. Bedient, J. M. Armstrong, J. T. Wilson, and R. L. Raymond, A Quantitative Demonstration of the Raymond Process for In Situ Biorestoration of Contaminated Aquifers, in Proceedings of the NWWA/API Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection and Restoration, November 9-11, Houston, TX, pp. 723-743, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 1988.
  • Wheeler, M. F., C. N. Dawson, P. B. Bedient, C. Y. Chiang, R. C. Borden, and H. S. Rifai, Numerical Simulation of Microbial Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons in Ground Water, in Proceedings of the NWWA/IGWMC Conference on Solving Ground Water Problems with Models, February 10-12, Denver, CO, pp. 92-109, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 1987.
  • Rifai, H. S. and P. B. Bedient, BIOPLUME II - Two Dimensional Modeling for Hydrocarbon Biodegradation and In-Situ Restoration, in Proceedings of the NWWA/API Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Groundwater: Prevention, Detection, and Restoration, November 17-19, Houston, TX, pp. 431-450, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, 1987.
  • Rifai, H. S., and P. B. Bedient, On-Line Hydrologic Simulation of Lake Conroe Reservoir Releases for Downstream Flood Control, in Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Conference: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age, August 12-17, Lake Buena Vista, FL, pp. 300-305, 1985.
Software Manuals
  • Aziz, J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. R. Gonzales, Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System (MAROS) SOFTWARE User’s Guide, Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, San Antonio, TX, 2000.
  • Rifai, H. S., C. J. Newell, J. R. Gonzales, S. Dendrou, B. Dendrou, L. Kennedy, J. Wilson, BIOPLUME III – Natural Attenuation Decision Support System, User's Manual, Version 1.0, Air Force Center For Environmental Excellence, San Antonio, TX, 272 p., 1996.
  • Newell, C. J., J. F. Haasbeek, L. P. Hopkins, S. E. Alder-Schaller, H. S. Rifai, P. B. Bedient, G. A. Gorry, OASIS: Parameter Estimation System For Aquifer Restoration Models, User's Manual Version 2.0, Robert S. Kerr Laboratory, Ada, OK, 51 p., 1990.
  • Rifai, H. S., P. B. Bedient, R. C. Borden, and J. F. Haasbeek, BIOPLUME II - Computer Model of Two-Dimensional Contaminant Transport under the Influence of Oxygen Limited Biodegradation in Ground Water, User's Manual, Version 1.0, Rice University, Houston, TX, 100 p., 1987.
Books
  • Bedient, P. B., H. S. Rifai, and C. J. Newell, Textbook: Ground Water Contamination: Transport and Remediation, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 604 p., 1999.
  • Weidemeier, T. H., H. S. Rifai, C. J. Newell and J. T. Wilson, Textbook: Natural Attenuation of Fuels and Chlorinated Solvents in the Subsurface, John Wiley and Sons, NY, NY, 617 p., 1999.
  • Bedient, P. B., H. S. Rifai, and C. J. Newell, Textbook: Ground Water Contamination: Transport and Remediation, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 541 p., 1994.
Chapters in Books
  • Rifai, H. S., R. C. Borden, C. J. Newell, and P. B. Bedient, Modeling Dissolved Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater and their Remediation, SERDP/ESTCP Monograph: In Situ Remediation of Dissolved Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater, (in press, 2010).
  • Rifai, H. S., Bioremediation of BTEX Hydrocarbons, in Bioremediation of Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems, M. Fingerman and R. Nagabhusganam, Eds., Science Publishers, Inc., Enfield, New Hampshire, 213-261, 2005.
  • Bedient, P. B., H. S. Rifai, M. P. Suarez, R. M. Hovinga, and B. Nixon, Houston Water Issues, Water for Texas, J. Norwine, J. R., Giardino, S. Krishnamurthy, Eds., Texas A&M University Press, College, Station, TX, 107-121, 2005.
  • Vieux, B. E., and H. Rifai, GIS Applications in Hydrology,Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis, by Bedient, P. B., and Huber, W. C., 3rd Edition, published by Prentice-Hall, 627-647, 2002.
  • Rifai, H. S., C. J. Newell, and T. H. Wiedemeier, Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvents in Ground Water, Handbook of Solvents, Chemtec Publishing, 1571-1616, 2001.
  • Rifai, H. S., M. Ling, C. J. Newell, S. L. Ita, and M. Faile, Development of Decision Support Tools for Designing Long Term Monitoring Plans (LTMPs), Groundwater Research, Rosbjerg et al. (eds.), Balkema, Rotterdam, ISBN 90-5809-133-3, 2000.
  • Aziz, J. J., C. J. Newell, H. S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J. Gonzales, Decision Support Software for Designing Monitoring Plans, Risk, Regulatory, and Monitoring Considerations: Remediation of Chlorinated and recalcitrant Conmpounds, G. B. Wickramanayake, A. R. Gavaskar, M. E. Kelley, and K. W. Nehring, Eds., Battelle Press, Columbus, Richland, pp. 319-325, 2000.
  • Rifai, H. S., Natural Aerobic Biological Attenuation, Subsurface Restoration, C. H. Ward, J. A. Cherry, and M. R. Scalf, Eds., Ann Arbor Press, Chelsea, MI, pp. 411-427, 1997.
  • Rifai, H. S., R. C. Borden, J. T. Wilson and C. H. Ward, Intrinsic Bioattenuation For Subsurface Restoration, Intrinsic Bioremediation, R. E. Hinchee, J.T. Wilson, and D.C. Downey, Eds., Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH, pp. 1-29, 1995.
  • Rifai, H. S., C. J. Newell, R. Miller, S. Taffinder, and M. Rounsaville, Simulating Natural Attenuation with Multiple Electron Acceptors, Intrinsic Bioremediation, R. E. Hinchee and R. F. Olfenbuttel, Eds., Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH, pp. 53-58, 1995.
  • Rifai., H. S., and P. B. Bedient, A Review of Biodegradation Models: Theories and Applications, Groundwater Models for Resources Analysis and Management, El-Kadi, Aly I., Eds., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 295-312, 1995.
  • Rifai, H. S., P. B. Bedient, and C. J. Newell, Decision Support System for Evaluating Pump-and-Treat Remediation Alternatives, Vol 1: Pollution Modeling Proceedings of Envirosoft 94, P. Zannetti, Ed., Computational Mechanics Publications, Southampton, UK, pp. 219-226, 1994.
  • Rifai, H. S. and P. B. Bedient, Field Demonstration of Natural Biological Attenuation, Hydrocarbon Bioremediation, R. E. Hinchee, B.C. Alleman, R.E. Hoeppel, and R.N. Miller, Eds., Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 353-361, 1994.
  • Rifai, H. S., G. P. Long, and P. B. Bedient, Modeling Bioremediation: Theory and Field Application, In Situ Bioreclamation, Applications and Investigations for Hydrocarbon and Contaminated Site Remediation, R.E. Hinchee and R.F. Olfenbuttel, Eds., Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH, pp. 535-541, 1994.
  • Rifai, H. S., and P. B. Bedient, Modeling Contaminant Transport and Biodegradation in Groundwater, Advances in Environmental Science Contamination of Groundwaters, D. C. Adriano, A. K. Iskandar, and I. P. Murarka, Eds., Science Reviews, Northwood, pp. 221-278, 1994.
  • Bedient, P. B., and H. S. Rifai, Modeling In-Situ Bioremediation, In Situ Bioremediation: When Does It Work?, National Academy Press, Washington, D. C., pp. 153-159, 1993.
  • Bedient, P. B., F. W. Schwartz, and H. S. Rifai, Hydrologic Design for Groundwater Pollution Control, Handbook of Hydrology, D. Maidment, Ed., McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, NY, pp. 29.1-29.47, 1993.
  • Bedient, P. B., and H. S. Rifai, Bioremediation, Groundwater Remediation, R. J. Charbeneau, P. B. Bedient, and R. C. Loehr, Eds., Technomic Publishing Co., Inc., Lancaster, PA, pp. 117-141, 1992.