Pollutant Research

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Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology



Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

New Twists on Traditional Christmas Flower, 11/24/2015


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Obed Watershed 
For every flowing river in Tennessee, there are many streams that feed it. A group of volunteers on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau work to preserve water quality in these tributaries.


Recent Publications

Investigating the hydrologic and water quality performance of trees in bioretention mesocosms Tirpak, R. A., J. M. Hathaway, and J. A. Franklin.  2019.  Journal of Hydrology, 576:65-71. [Abstract]

Suspended pavement systems as opportunities for subsurface bioretention Tirpak, R. A., J. M. Hathaway, J. A. Franklin, and E. Kuehler.  2019.  Ecological Engineering, 134: 39-46. [Abstract]

Structural gradient in bicontinuous microemulsions.  Urban, V. S., D. G. Hayes, S. V. Pingali, H. M. O'Neill, and R. Ye.  2018.  XVII International Small Angle Scattering Conference - SAS201, Traverse City, MI, October 7-12, 2018. [Abstract]

Improving water resources management with pasture management in Tennessee Walker, F. R., and L. B. Reynolds.  2018.  Proceedings of 2018 Tennessee Water Resources Symposium. [Abstract]

Agricultural Stormwater Loading Variability and Implications on Constructed Wetlands Performance for Pollutant Attenuation.  B. Cao  2017.  M.S. Thesis.

Observation of a Structural Gradient in the Middle, Bicontinuous Microemulsion, Phase of Winsor-III Systems Hayes, D. G., S. V. Pingali, H. M. O'Neill, V. S. Urban, and Y. Ran.  2017.  Soft Matter, 14, 5270 – 5276. [Abstract]

Hazardous pollutants emissions and environmental impacts from fuelwood burned and synthetic fertilizers applied by tobacco growers in Pakistan.  Hussain, M, R. N. Malik, A. M. Taylor, and M. Puettmann.  2017.  Environmental Technology & Innovation.

Co-firing switchgrass in a 60-megawatt pulverized coal-fired boiler: Effects on combustion behavior and pollutant emissions Cheng, L., X. Ye, B. C. English, D. Boylan, T. Johnson, and B. Zemo.  2016.  Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Volume 38:3, 322-329. [Abstract]

Impacts of Land Use Disturbance on Fish and Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in the Nolichucky River Watershed Gotwald, Hayley S.  2016.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Decontaminating soil organic pollutants with manufactured nanoparticles Li, Q., X. J. Chen, J. Zhuang, and X. Chen.  2016.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23 (12), 11533-11548. [Abstract]

Simulated Flood of a Small Constructed Floodplain Wetland in Virginia: Event-Scale Pollutant Attenuation Ludwig, A. L., W. C. Hession, D. T. Scott, and D. L. Gallagher.  2016.  Transactions of the ASABE, 59(5): 1319-1329. [Abstract]

An exploratory spatial analysis of social vulnerability and smoke plume dispersion in the U.S. South Gaither, C. J., S. Goodrick, B. Murphy, and N. C. Poudyal.  2015.  Forests, 6(5), 1397-1421. [Abstract]