Publications & Links

Publications & Links

Below are selected technical publications by Richard Makdisi, principal of Stellar Environmental Solutions. For a copy of any of these publications, please email us your request.

Chromum Isotopes as Indicators of Cr(VI) Reduction in Groudwater: A Detailed Time-Series Study of a Point Source Plume, Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, volume 44, issue 3, pp. 1043 1048, January 2010. (co-authors: Emily C. Berna, Thomas M. Johnson, and Anirban Basu)

The Long Road to NPL Delection for an Intel VOC Superfund Site, Sixth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Battelle Press Conference Proceedings, Presenting in Monterey, California, May 2008.

Hexavalent Plume Remediation Through Natural Attenuation and Focused MRC Injection, Fourth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Battelle Press Conference Proceedings, Presenting in Monterey, California, May 2004.

Regulatory Closure Criteria Model, Natural Attenuation as a Remedial Remedy for a Recalcitrant Hexavalent Plume, First International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Battelle Press Conference Proceedings, Presenting in Monterey, California, May 2000.

Contaminant Source Forensic Analyses and Regulatory Closure Strategy, 1-day workshop, Association of Bay Area Governments, Oakland, California, April 1999.

Regulatory Closure Criteria Model for Soil Vapor Extraction Systems, First International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Battelle Press Conference Proceedings, Presented in Monterey, California, May 1998. (co-authors: R. Gervason and S. Hill)

Anaerobic Degradation of PCE and TCE Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids by Groundwater Microorganisms, 1997 Petroleum Hydrocarbon & Organic Chemicals in Ground Water, Conference Proceedings, Presented in Houston, Texas, November 1997. (co-authors: R.B. Nielsen and T.S. Hill)

Vapor Extraction System Closure Criteria Considerations for Bay Area, California Sites, 1997 Petroleum Hydrocarbon & Organic Chemicals in Ground Water, Conference Proceedings, Presented in Houston, Texas, November 1997. (co-authors: R. Gervason and S. Hill).

Advances in Site Remediation Technology,” Hazmacon Conference Workshop on Research and Development Trends in the Environmental Industry, Moderator and Speaker, Santa Clara, California, April 1997.

Soil and Groundwater Remedial Assessment Models, Workshop Leader and organizer, Hazmacon Conference, Santa Clara, California, April 1997.

Design and Strategy Elements to Achieve Site Closure or Containment Zone Status, Hazmacon Conference Workshop, Santa Clara, California, April 1996.

Criteria for Implementing Non-Attainment Zones, Hazmacon Conference Proceedings, San Jose, California, 1995. (co-authors: R. Gervason and S. Morse).

Expediting Site Closure by Recognition of Non-Attainment Zones, Hazardous Materials Control Resources Institute Proceedings, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995.

Empirical Mass Recovery Data versus Contaminant Mass Models: The Influence of DNAPL and Soil Permeability, 1994 Annual Meeting for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, November 1994. (co-authors: R. Battey and M. Milani)

Using TCE Soil and Soil Vapor Concentration Correlations to Meet Cleanup Goals, Hazardous Materials Control Resource Institute Superfund Conference Proceedings, Washington D.C., 1994. (co-authors: H. Chen and K.Y. Cheng)

Cleanup Implications of Reaching Asymptotic Concentrations, Hazmacon Conference Proceedings, San Jose, California, 1994. (co-authors: R. Gervason and S. Morse)

In-situ Bioventing Technology Applications at UST Sites, American Society of Civil Engineers Meeting, San Francisco, California, 1994.

Reaching Contaminant Concentration Asymptote Higher than Cleanup Goals: Criteria Considerations for Discontinuing Pump and Treat at Three CERCLA Sites, Hazardous Materials Control Resources Institute Superfund Conference Proceedings and Blue Ribbon Award Winner, Washington, D.C., 1993. (co-author: R. Gervason)

In-situ Bioventing Technology at Federal Facilities, Hazardous Materials Control Research Institute Federal Restoration Conference Proceedings, Washington, D.C., 1993. (co-authors: D.C. Downey, F.T. Stanin, and M.B. Phelps)

Full Scale Bioventing of TPH Contamination in Clay Soils, Hazmacon Symposium Proceedings, San Jose, California 1993. (co-authors: D.A. Baskin, D.C. Downey, and J.A. Hall)

Results of a Bioventing Test in Clay Soils, American Chemical Society Proceedings, Atlanta, Georgia, 1992. (co-authors: D.C. Downey, J.F. Hall, and D.A. Baskin)

Soil Management Planning for Federal Installations: Strategy for Identifying Contaminated Soils, Hazardous Materials Control Resource Institute Federal Environmental Restoration Conference proceedings, Vienna, Virginia, 1992. (co-authors: D.A. Baskin, D. Downey, and S.A. Tafinder).

Tannery Wastes Definition, Risk Assessment and Cleanup Options, Berkeley, California, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 29, pp. 79-96, 1992.

Drought-Induced Distribution of Contaminants: Regulatory and Remedial Action Considerations, Hazardous Materials Control Research Institute, Northeast Conference proceedings, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991.

Facility Closure Criteria: How Clean is Clean Enough?, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Symposium Proceedings, San Diego, California, 1990. (co-author: N.E. Siler)

Desorption Rate Limitations of Groundwater Remediation: A Case Study, Berkeley California, American Chemical Society Annual Conference proceedings, Washington, D.C. August 1990.

Personal Protection During Superfund Site Investigations: Implications For Air Toxics Monitoring, Superfund Sites Symposium Proceedings, Atlanta, Georgia, 1989. (co-author: Y.S. Crume).

Underground Storage Tank Investigation and Remediation: A Case Study, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Symposium Proceedings, Denver, Colorado, 1988. (co-author: N.E. Siler)

Long-Term Implications of the Tanner Bill: A Hazardous Materials Buffer Zone and Its Use in Land Planning and Pollution Control, California Water Pollution Control Association Conference on Hazardous Materials proceedings, Fresno, California, 1987.

Hazardous Waste Buffer Zone Criteria and Their Use in Pollution Control, presented to International Conference on Chemicals in the Environmental proceedings, Lisbon, Portugal, 1986.

Use of Volatile Organic Compound Ratios to Find Origins and Evolution of Plumes, Hazmacon Symposium Proceedings, Los Angeles, 1986. (co-author: N.E. Siler)

Land Planning and Pollution Control Using Hazardous Materials Buffer Zones, AEP/NAEP Annual Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, 1986. (co-author: A.O. Skewes-Cox)

Extraction Well Field System Versus Slurry Walls: A Comparison of Cost and Effectiveness, Hazmacon Symposium Proceedings, Oakland, California, 1985. (co-author: W.R. Kirkpatrick)

Environmental Isotopes in a Study of Salinity of Groundwater in Mexicali Valley, Northern Mexico, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 1983.

Geochemical Evolution of Mexicali Valley Groundwater, proceedings from Fourth Symposium on the Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field, Baja California, Mexico, 241-253, 1982. (co-authors: A.H. Truesdell, J.M. Thompson, T.B. Copelen, and J. Sanchez)