Dr. David A. Reckhow
EWRE Program Coordinator
College of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
16C Marston Hall
130 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
Phone: (413) 545-5392
Fax: (413) 545-2202
- Water treatment
- Physical-chemical processes
- Water quality
- Water chemistry
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1984.
M.S., Stanford University, 1978.
B.S., Tufts University, 1977.
- Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1998-present
- Director, The Environmental Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002-2005
- Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1990-1998
- Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1985-1990
- Post-Doctoral Research, Anjou Recherche, Compagnie Generale des Eaux (Paris), 1984-1985
CEE 370 - Basic Environmental Engineering
CEE 572 - Environmental Engineering Analysis
CEE 577 - Surface Water Quality Modeling
CEE 670 - Transport Processes in EWRE (kinetics portion)
CEE 680 - Water Chemistry
CEE 690K - Environmental Reaction Kinetics
CEE 691/692 – Environmental Engineering Seminar
CEE 772 - Instrumental Methods in Environmental Analysis
Recent Papers Published
Hua, G.H. and Reckhow, D.A. (2013) Effect of pre-ozonation on the formation and speciation of DBPs. Water Research 47(13), 4322-4330
Liu, B.N. and Reckhow, D.A. (2013) DBP Formation in Hot and Cold Water Across a Simulated Distribution System: Effect of Incubation Time, Heating Time, pH, Chlorine Dose, and Incubation Temperature. Environmental Science & Technology 47(20), 11584-11591
Hua, G.H. and Reckhow, D.A. (2012) Evaluation of Bromine Substitution Factors of DBPs during Chlorination and Chloramination. Water Research 46(13), 4208-4216.
Hua, G. and Reckhow, D.A. (2012) Effect of Alkaline pH on the Stability of DBPs. Journal American Water Works Association,. 104(2), 49-50
Bull, R.J., Reckhow, D.A., Li, X.F., Humpage, A.R., Joll, C. and Hrudey, S.E. (2011) Potential carcinogenic hazards of non-regulated disinfection by-products: Haloquinones, halo-cyclopentene and cyclohexene derivatives, N-halamines, halonitriles, and heterocyclic amines. Toxicology 286(1-3), 1-19.
Reckhow, D. A., Linden, K. G., Kim, J., Shermer, H., and Makdissy, G. (2010). "Impact of UV Treatment on the Formation of Disinfection Byproducts." Journal American Water Works Association., 102:6:100-113.
Moffatt, L.T., May, C.L., Studer, K.E., Reckhow, D.A. and Arcaro, K.F. (2010) Effects of exposure water volume, depuration time, and feeding status on vitellogenin mRNA induction in male medaka (Oryzias latipes) exposed to 17 beta-estradiol. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 73(8), 1835-1841.
Ho, C. Wong, K., and Reckhow, D. A. (2008), “An Evaluation of the Methodology in Analyzing Compost for Erosion Control,” Trans. Res. Rec., Trans. Res. Brd, 2044: 107-115
Hua, G. and Reckhow D.A., Hydrophobicity and Molecular Size Distribution of Unknown TOX in Drinking Water, Journal of Environmental Engineering - ASCE, 134:3:152-160 (2008).
Hua, G. and Reckhow D.A., DBP Formation During Chlorination and Chloramination: Effect of Reaction Time, pH, Dosage, and Temperature, Journal AWWA, 100:8:82-95 (2008).
Bose P, Reckhow DA. The Effect of Ozonation on Natural Organic Matter Removal by Alum Coagulation. Water Research (2007); 41: 1516-1524.
Hua, G. and Reckhow D. A. Characterization of Disinfection Byproduct Precursors Based on Hydrophobicity and Molecular Size. Environmental Science and Technology 41:9:3309-3315 (2007).
Hua, G. and Reckhow D A. Comparison of disinfection byproduct formation from chlorine and alternative disinfectants. Water Research, 41:8:1667-1678 (2007).
Ergas, S.J., B.M. Therriault and D.A. Reckhow, “Evaluation of Water Reuse Technologies for the Textile Industry”, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 132:3:315-323 (2006).
Leshem E.N., D.S. Pines, S.J. Ergas and D.A. Reckhow, “Electrochemical Oxidation and Ozonation for Textile Wastewater Reuse,” ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering 132:3:324-330 (2006).
Hua, G., DA Reckhow, and J. Kim, “Effect of Bromide and Iodide Ions on the Formation and Speciation of Disinfection Byproducts During Chlorination,” Environmental Science and Technology. 40: 3050-3056 (2006).
Hua, G and D.A. Reckhow, “Determination of TOCl, TOBr, and TOI in Drinking Water by Pyrolysis and Off-line Ion Chromatography,” Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 384:2:495-504 (2006).
Pines, D.S., M-N Min, D.A. Reckhow and S.J. Ergas, “Investigation of an Ozone Membrane Contactor System,” Ozone: Science and Engineering, 27:209-217 (2005).
Reckhow, D.A., Rees, P.L., Makdissy, G., and Bryan, D. (2005) Factors Affecting NOM Reactivity with Chlorine. In: Humic Substances: Molecular Details and Application in Land and Water Conservation , Gabbour, E.A. and Davies, G. (eds), pp. 117-129, Taylor & Francis, Inc., New York.
Recent Conference Proceedings
Bazilio, A., C. Park, D.A. Reckhow, “Biodegradation of Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water Distribution Systems,” oral presentation, AWWA Annual Conference, June 11, 2013, Denver, CO
Hua, G., D.A. Reckhow, R. Lama, “Relationship between NOM Properties and DBP Formation” oral presentations, AWWA Annual Conference, June 11, 2013, Denver, CO
Goodwill, J., D.A. Reckhow, J.E. Tobiason, Y. Jiang, “Bench-Scale Assessment of Ferrate Pre-oxidation” oral presentations, AWWA Annual Conference, June 13, 2013, Denver, CO
Reckhow, D.A., J.E. Tobiason, J. Goodwill, Y.Jiang, “Use of Ferrate in Small Drinking Water Treatment Systems”, 10th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies, June 5, 2013, Bordeaux, France
Reckhow, D.A. AEESP lecture, “Engineering Approaches for Reducing Exposure to Harmful DBPs”, oral presentation, June 11, 2012, AWWA Annual Conference, Dallas, TX
Fichter, A, R. Collins and D.A. Reckhow, “Assessing Selected PPCP Removals from Various Enhanced Biofiltration Schemes”, oral presentation by A Fichter, AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Nov 2011
Cotruvo, J.; Bull, R.; Cummings, B.; Fisher, J.; Guo, Z., Ong, C.;, Quinones, O., Reckhow DA.; Gordon, G.; Pacey, G., “Low-Dose Risks from Bromate: The Relationship Between Drinking Water Concentrations and Actual Dose to Susceptible Organs,” oral presentation by Cotruvo at the AWWA Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 16, 2011
Hua, G. and Reckhow DA, “Effect of Pre-ozonation on the Formation and Speciation of DBPs”, oral presentation by Hua at the AWWA Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 16, 2011
Stanford, B., Dryer D., Rosenfeldt, EJ; Lavine, M.; Park, MH; Becker, W.; and Reckhow, D., “Benchmarking EDC and Pharmaceutical Contminination: Meta-Analysis of Historical Data Using Risk-Based Guidelines,” oral presentation by Stanford at the AWWA Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 15, 2011
Park, M.; Reckhow, DA; Stanford, B.; Rosenfeldt, EJ; Mofidi, A.; Lavine, M.; Becker, W.; and Lipsky, D., “Benchmarking and Monitoring Strategies for EDCs/PPCPs by Drinking Water Utilities,” oral presentation by Park and Reckhow at the AWWA Annual Conference, Washington DC, June 15, 2011
Research Contracts Funded
“Use of Ferrate in Small Drinking Water Treatment Systems,” (David Reckhow, PI, John Tobiason, Co-PI) US EPA, 12/1/2011-11/302014, $497,078.
“EDC/PPCP Benchmarking and Monitoring for Drinking Water Utilities”, (David Reckhow, PI; Mi-Hyun Park and Michael Lavine, Co-PIs), Water Research Foundation, 9/1/2010-12/1/2013, $850,000.
“Impact of Environmental Estrogens on Epigenetics: Bisphenol A in Breast Milk and Promoter Methylation of Exfoliated Breast Epithelial Cells” (Kathleen Arcaro, PI: Douglas Anderton and David Reckhow, Co-PIs), Avon Foundation, 7/1/2010-6/30/2012, $285,000.
“Manganese and DBP Control for AWC Mystic System and Mn Sequestration,” (John Tobiason, PI, Dave Reckhow, Co-PI) Aquarion Water Company of CT, 9/1/2011-8/31/2012, $125,000.
“Fate of Non-regulated DBPs in Distribution Systems,” (David Reckhow, PI; Chul Park and William Mitch, Co-PIs) Water Research Foundation, 5/1/2010-10/31/2012, $679,310.
“Establishing Guidelines for the Use of Ozone-GAC for Control of Endocrine Disruptors and Related Compounds in Water”, (David Reckhow, Kathleen Arcaro, PIs), Water Research Foundation & 15 utilities, 7/15/2008-12/30/2010, $97,000.
“Methods Development for Disinfection By-Products Associated with Cancer,” (Xing-Fang Li, Steve Hrudey, Richard J. Bull, David A. Reckhow, Andres Humpage, Cynthia Joll, adn Anna Heitz, PIs) American Water Works Association Research Foundation, 12/1/2007 – 11/30/2009, $534,000.
“Establishing Guidelines for the Use of Ozone-GAC for Control of Endocrine Disruptors and Related Compounds in Water”, (David Reckhow, Kathleen Arcaro, PIs), MA Dept. of Environmental Protection, 6/1/2007-9/30/2007, $20,000.
“Water Quality in MDC Reservoirs: 2006-2008, (David Ahlfeld, John Tobiason, Paula Rees, and David Reckhow, PIs), Metropolitan District Commission, 7/1/2006 – 6/30/2008,.$422,464.
“Evaluation of Compost for Erosion Control,” (Carl Ho and David Reckhow, PIs), Massachusetts Highway Department, 6/28/2005-4/30/2008, $173,133.
“Control of Manganese, Natural Organic Matter and Disinfection By-Products for Mystic, CT” (John E. Tobiason and David A. Reckhow, PIs) Aquarion Water Company of CT, 4/1/2006-3/31/2007. $125,905.
“Chloramination Feasibility Planning Study”, (David A. Reckhow & John E. Tobiason) 8/22/2006-8/21/2009, Hazen & Sawyer Engineering, City of New York, $210,000.
“Distribution System Water Quality and Strategies for Control of NOM”, John E. Tobiason, David A. Reckhow, James K. Edzwald, Aquarion Company, 4/1/2002-3/31/2003, $234,774.
“Watershed Management and Drinking Water Supply Instrumentation (Sharon C. Long, John E. Tobiason, David A. Reckhow, et al.) NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant, 1/1/2004-12/31/2006, $715,000.
“Evaluation of Compost for Erosion Control”, (Carlton Ho, David A. Reckhow), Massachusetts Highway Department, 11/1/04-5/1/07, $172,132.
“Real-Time Process Control Sensor for Measuring Arsenic Concentration in Water”, (Julian Tyson, David A. Reckhow, David Hoagland), with Brims Ness Company, US Air Force SBIR, 10/1/04-9/30/05, $60,000.
“Plan for the Blackstone River EFF and the next Generation Cyberinfrastructure”, (David A. Reckhow, Paula L. Rees, Sharon C. Long, James Kurose, Allen Hansen, Edward Riseman, Howard Schultz, Charles Schwiek, Leon Osterweil), National Science Foundation, 10/1/04-9/30/05, $84,000.
“Watershed Sources and Long-term Variability of BDOC and NOM as Precursors” (David A. Reckhow, Paula L. Rees, Klaus Nuesslein) Am. Wat. Wrks. Assn. Research Foundation, 11/1/2002-10/31/2005, $474,516.
“Evaluation of NOM and DBP Precursors in SWSC West Parish Raw Water Sources”, (David A. Reckhow & John E. Tobiason) Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, 9/1/2004-12/31/2005, $14,000.
“Risk Based Prioritization of Disinfection Byproducts" (Richard Bull, David A. Reckhow), Am. Wat. Wrks. Assn. Research Foundation, project #2867, 10/1/2002-3/31/2005, $197,971.
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