Publications – Issam N. Najm, Ph.D., P.E.

Journal Publications

1. Najm, I.N. “A Proposed New Interpretation of Disinfection Kinetics”. In Preparation (2003)
2. Najm, I.N.; M. Kennedy; & B. Naylor. “Lignite vs Bituminous GAC for Biofiltration – A Case Study”. Accepted for Publication in Journal AWWA (2003).
3. Nerenberg, R., B.E. Rittmann, and I.N. Najm. “Perchlorate Reduction in a Hydrogen-Based Membrane Biofilm Reactor”. Journal AWWA, 94(11):103-114 (2002)
4. Najm, I.N. “User-Friendly Carbonate Chemistry Charts”. Journal AWWA, 93(11):86-93 (2001)
5. Najm, I.N.; R.R. Trussell. “NDMA Formation in Water & Wastewater”. Journal AWWA, 93:2 (2001)
6. Najm, I.N.; J.P. Marcinko; & J.A. Oppenheimer. “Impact of Water Quality and Analytical Methodology on TOC Analytical Results.” Journal AWWA, 92(8) (2000)
7. Trussell, R.R.; & I.N. Najm. Application of Advanced Oxidation Processes for the Destruction of Disinfection By-Product Precursors. In Formation and Control of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water. Philip Singer, Editor. American Water Works Association. Denver, CO (1999)
8. Najm, I.N.; C.H. Tate; and D. Selby. “Optimizing Enhanced Coagulation With PAC Addition: Case Study”. Journal AWWA, 90:10 (1998)
9. Najm, I.N.; E.M. Aieta; J.A. Oppenheimer; and B.T. Gallagher. “Impact of Turbidity on the Inactivation of Giardia cysts With Ozone”. Water Supply, Vol. 16; Nos 1/2, pp. 419-442 (1998)
10. Kawamura, S., I.N. Najm, K.M. Gramith, “Filter Trough Modifications to Minimize Media Loss During Filter Washing,” Journal AWWA, 89:12 (1997)
11. Najm, I.N., “Advances in the Mathematical Modeling of Powdered Activated Carbon Processes,” Journal AWWA 88:10 (1996)
12. Najm, I.N., and S.W. Krasner, “Effects of Bromide and Natural Organic Matter on the Formation of Ozonation By-Products,” Journal AWWA, 87:1 (1995)
13. Najm, I.N., N.L. Patania, J.G. Jacangelo, S.W. Krasner, “Evaluating Surrogates for Disinfection By-Products,” Journal AWWA, 86:6 (1994)
14. Najm, I.N., V.L. Snoeyink, Y. Richard, “Removal of 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol and Natural Organic Matter From Water Supplies Using PAC in Floc-Blanket Reactors,” Water Research, 27:4 (1992)
15. Najm, I.N., V.L. Snoeyink, and Y. Richard, “Effect of Initial SOC Concentration on its Activated Carbon Adsorption Capacity in Natural Water,” Journal AWWA, 83:8 (1991)
16. Najm, I.N., V.L. Snoeyink, B.W. Lykins, and J.Q. Adams, “Powdered Activated Carbon for Drinking Water Treatment: A Critical Review,” Journal AWWA, 83:1 (1991)
17. Najm, I.N., V.L. Snoeyink, M.T. Suidan, C.H. Lee, and Y. Richard, “Effect of Particle Size and Background Organics on the Adsorption Efficiency of PAC,” Journal AWWA 82:1:65-72 (1990)
18. Wang, Y.T., M.T Suidan , J.T. Pfeffer, and I.N. Najm, “The Effect of Concentration of Phenols on Their Batch Methanogenesis,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering 33:1353-1357 (1989)
19. Suidan, M.T., I.N. Najm, Y.T. Wang, and J.T. Pfeffer, “Anaerobic Biodegradation of Phenol: Inhibition Kinetics and System Stability,” Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE 114:6 (1988)

Reports

1. Singer, Philip C.; H.S. Weinberg; K. Brophy; L. Liang; M. Roberts; I. Grisstede; S. Krasner; H. Baribeau; H. Arora; & I. Najm. Relative Dominance of Haloacetic Acids and Trihalomethanes in Treated Drinking Water. Final Report. Awwa Research Foundation, Denver, CO (2002).
2. Najm, I.N., & R.R. Trussell. “Emerging Water Treatment Technologies.” In Emerging Water Contaminants. Report by the National Research Council (1999).
3. Najm, I.N., V.L. Snoeyink, T.L. Galvin, and Y. Richard, “Evaluation of Powdered Activated Carbon Use for the Control of Organic Compounds During Drinking Water Treatment,” Final Report, AWWARF, (January 1991).
4. Najm, I.N. “Evaluation of the Use of Powdered Activated Carbon for the Control of Organic Compounds During Drinking Water Treatment,” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois (1990).
5. Najm, I.N., “Kinetics of Anaerobic Biodegradation of Phenolic Compounds,” M.S. Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois (1987).

 

Conference Proceedings

1. Najm, I.N. “Control of Nitrosamine Formation in Water Treatment”. In Proceedings AWWA Annual Conference, Anaheim, California (2003).
2. Najm, I.N., S. Teefy, & L. Hidas. “Optimizing the Use of Carbon Dioxide for Bromate Control.” In Proceedings of the AWWA Annual Conference, Anaheim, California (2003)
3. Rosen, J.S.; I.N. Najm; S.H. Via; J.A.H. Sobrinho; & M.M. Marshall. “Effects of Variability on the Developing Regulations for Ozone Inactivation of Cryptosporidium parvum.” In Proceedings of the AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference, Seattle, WA (November 2002).
4. Najm, I.N., M. Kennedy, and Bill Naylor. “Full-Scale Comparison Between Lignite GAC and Bituminous GAC for Biofiltration”. In Proceedings of the AWWA Water Quality & Technology Conference, Seattle, WA (November, 2002).
5. Najm, I.N., and J. Ma. “Formation of Nitrosamines as By-Products of Chloramination”. In Proceedings of the AWWA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (June, 2002)
6. Najm, I.N., and S. Teefy. “Reducing Bromate Formation with Carbon Dioxide Addition”. In Proceedings of the AWWA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (June, 2002)
7. Najm, I.N.; and R.R. Trussell. “NDMA Formation in Water & Wastewater”. In Proceedings of the AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference in Salt Lake City (November, 2000)
8. Rittmann, B.E.; R. Nerenberg; & I.N. Najm. “Autohydrogenotrophic Perchlorate Reduction,” In Proceedings of the AWWA Inorganic Contaminants Workshop, Albuquerque, NM (February 28 & 29, 2000)
9. Najm, I.N.; R.R. Trussell; L. Boulos; B. Gallagher; R. Bowcock; C. Williams; and D. Clifford. “Application of Ion-Exchange Technology for Perchlorate Removal from Drinking Water,” In Proceedings of the AWWA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (June, 1999)
10. Teefy, S.; & I.N. Najm. “Evaluating Performance of Backwash Water Treatment Processes Using Indigenous Aerobic Bacterial Spores,” In Proceedings of the AWWA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (June, 1999)
11. Najm, I.N., R.R. Trussell, D.E. Clifford, and R. Bowcock. “Evaluating Ion-Exchange Technology for Perchlorate Treatment,” In Proceedings of the National Groundwater Association’s Specialty Conference on Perchlorate and MTBE, Anaheim, California (June, 1998).
12. Najm, I.N., R.R. Trussell, E.M. Aieta. “Comparing Kinetic Models for Giardia and Cryptosporidium Inactivation with Ozone”. Paper presented at the AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference, Denver, CO (November, 1997).
13. Najm, I.N., E.M. Aieta, J.A. Oppenheimer, B.T. Gallagher. “Impact of Natural Water Quality on the Inactivation of Giardia With Ozone,” In Proceedings of the IWSA Conference, Madrid, Spain (September, 1997).
14. Trussell, R.R., I.N. Najm, “Feasibility of DBP Destruction With Advanced Oxidation Processes,” In Proceedings of the Disinfection By-Products Symposium, University of Houston, Houston, TX, March 20-21 (1997).
15. Najm, I.N., S. Liang, M. Davis, and E.M. Aieta, “Comparison Between RSSCT and Pilot-Scale GAC Performance for TOC Removal,” In Proceedings of the AWWA specialty workshop on “GAC and Membranes: Bench- and Pilot-Scale Evaluations” in Cincinnati, OH (March 1996).
16. Najm, I.N., and J.P. Marcinko, “Impact of Analytical Methodology and Water Quality on TOC Analytical Results,” In Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference in New Orleans, LA (Nov. 1995).
17. Reich, K., I.N. Najm, K. Helm, and E.M. Aieta, “Industrial Use of Reclaimed Water: Implications of Water Quality”, In Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation Annual Conference in Miami Beach, FL (Oct. 1995).
18. Najm, I.N., S. Espinoza, J. P. Marcinko, C. H. Tate, and D. Selby, “Improving Enhanced Coagulation Performance With PAC Addition,” In Proceedings of the 1995 American Water Works Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, California (June, 1995).
19. Najm, I.N., “Advances in Mathematical Modeling of Powdered Activated Carbon Processes,” In Proceedings of the IWSA specialized conference on Activated Carbon in Drinking Water Treatment in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 1994).
20. Najm, I.N., and S.W. Krasner, “Effects of Bromide and Natural Organic Matter on the Formation of Ozonation By-Products,” In Proceedings of the 1994 American Water Works Association Annual Conference, New York City, New York (June 1994).
21. Najm, I.N. “Powdered Activated Carbon in Drinking Water Treatment,” In Proceedings of the 1994 American Water Works Association Annual Conference, New York City, New York (June 1994).
22. Najm, I.N., N.L. Patania, J.G. Jacangelo, and S.W. Krasner, “Effect of Coagulation on the Removal of DBP Precursors,” In Proceedings of the 1991 American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference, Orlando, FL (November 1991).
23. Najm, I.N., and J.G. Jacangelo, “Formation and Control of Disinfection By-products,” Paper presented at the 1991 annual conference of the California/Nevada section of the American Water Works Association, Anaheim, CA (October 1991).
24. Najm, I.N., V.L. Snoeyink, and Y. Richard, “Prediction Activated Carbon Capacities for Synthetic Organic Chemicals Present in Natural Waters,” In Proceedings of the 1991 American Water Works Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (June 1991).
25. Najm, I.N., V.L. Snoeyink, M.T. Suidan, and Y. Richard, “Powdered Activated Carbon in Floc-Blanket Reactors,” In Proceedings of the 1989 American Water Works Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA (June 1989).