Biography

Dr. Rominder Suri is Director of the W.E.T. Center in the College of Engineering. His research involves the evaluation of emerging contaminants, water quality, and advance oxidation processes for the pharmaceutical industry. Funding comes from many federal and state agencies, as well as private companies.

Research Interests

  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Advanced Oxidation Processes (Sonolysis, Ozonation, UV, Photcatalysis)
  • Industrial Waste Treatment
  • Absorption/Desorption
  • Water Chemistry
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability
  • Reactor Engineering and Process Combination

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

CEE 4721

Water and Wastewater Systems Design

Undergraduate

CEE 5701

Physical Principals of Environmental Systems

Graduate

CEE 5751

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Graduate

CEE 8701

Advanced Physical/Chemical Treatment Processes

Graduate

CEE 8751

Water and Wastewater Systems Design

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Esfandiar, N., Suri, R., & McKenzie, E.R. (2022). Competitive sorption of Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn from stormwater runoff by five low-cost sorbents; Effects of co-contaminants, humic acid, salinity and pH. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 423. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126938

  • Barisci, S. & Suri, R. (2021). Electrooxidation of short- And long-chain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) under different process conditions. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9(4). doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2021.105323

  • Shende, T., Andaluri, G., & Suri, R. (2021). Power density modulated ultrasonic degradation of perfluoroalkyl substances with and without sparging Argon. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 76. doi: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2021.105639

  • Esfandiar, N., Suri, R., & McKenzie, E.R. (2021). Simultaneous removal of multiple polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from urban stormwater using low-cost agricultural/industrial byproducts as sorbents. Chemosphere, 274. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.129812

  • Ebrahimi, F., Lewis, A.J., Sales, C.M., Suri, R., & McKenzie, E.R. (2021). Linking PFAS partitioning behavior in sewage solids to the solid characteristics, solution chemistry, and treatment processes. Chemosphere, 271. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129530

  • Shende, T., Andaluri, G., & Suri, R. (2021). Frequency-dependent sonochemical degradation of perfluoroalkyl substances and numerical analysis of cavity dynamics. Separation and Purification Technology, 261. doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2020.118250

  • Barisci, S. & Suri, R. (2021). Removal of polyfluorinated telomer alcohol by Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) in different water matrices and evaluation of degradation mechanisms. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 39. doi: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101745

  • Nayunigari, M.K., Gupta, S.K., Nasr, M., Andaluri, G., Suri, R., & Maity, A. (2020). Artificial neural network and cost estimation for Cr(VI) removal using polycationic composite adsorbent. Water and Environment Journal, 34(S1), pp. 29-40. doi: 10.1111/wej.12501

  • Barisci, S. & Suri, R. (2020). Electrooxidation of short and long chain perfluorocarboxylic acids using boron doped diamond electrodes. Chemosphere, 243. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125349

  • Vilimanovic, D., Andaluri, G., Hannah, R., Suri, R., & Macgillivray, A.R. (2020). Occurrence and aquatic toxicity of contaminants of emerging concern (Cecs) in tributaries of an urbanized section of the delaware River Watershed. AIMS Environmental Science, 7(4), pp. 302-319. doi: 10.3934/environsci.2020019

  • Shende, T., Andaluri, G., & Suri, R. (2019). Kinetic model for sonolytic degradation of non-volatile surfactants: Perfluoroalkyl substances. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 51, pp. 359-368. doi: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2018.08.028

  • Yu, H., Caldwell, D.J., & Suri, R.P. (2019). In vitro estrogenic activity of representative endocrine disrupting chemicals mixtures at environmentally relevant concentrations. Chemosphere, 215, pp. 396-403. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.10.067

  • Andaluri, G., Manickavachagam, M., & Suri, R. (2018). Plastic toys as a source of exposure to bisphenol-A and phthalates at childcare facilities. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 190(2). doi: 10.1007/s10661-017-6438-9

  • Andaluri, G., Suri, R., & Graham, K. (2017). Steroid hormones in environmental matrices: extraction method comparison. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189(12). doi: 10.1007/s10661-017-6345-0

  • Andaluri, G. & Suri, R. (2017). Removal of 1,4-Dioxane and Volatile Organic Compounds from Groundwater Using Ozone-Based Advanced Oxidation Process. Ozone: Science and Engineering, 39(6), pp. 423-434. doi: 10.1080/01919512.2017.1327802

  • Badruddoza, A., Bhattarai, B., & Suri, R. (2017). Environmentally Friendly ß-Cyclodextrin-Ionic Liquid Polyurethane-Modified Magnetic Sorbent for the Removal of PFOA, PFOS, and Cr(VI) from Water. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 5(10), pp. 9223-9232. doi: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02186

  • Dietrich, M., Andaluri, G., Smith, R.C., & Suri, R. (2017). Combined Ozone and Ultrasound for the Removal of 1,4-Dioxane from Drinking Water. Ozone: Science and Engineering, 39(4), pp. 244-254. doi: 10.1080/01919512.2017.1321981

  • Muruganandham, M. & Suri, R. (2017). Novel Sampling for the Determination of Naphthalene in Air by Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Letters, 50(6), pp. 916-923. doi: 10.1080/00032719.2016.1205081

  • Muruganandham, M., Suri, R., Sillanpää, M., Lee, G.J., & Wu, J.J. (2016). Facile synthesis of self-assembled biporous NiO and its electrochemical properties. Electronic Materials Letters, 12(5), pp. 693-701. doi: 10.1007/s13391-016-6058-5

  • Muruganandham, M., Zhang, Y., Suri, R., Lee, G.J., Chen, P.K., Hsieh, S.H., Sillanpää, M., & Wu, J.J. (2015). Environmental applications of ZnO materials. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 15(9), pp. 6900-6913. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2015.10725

  • Muruganandham, M., Suri, R., Wahed, M.A., Sillanpa, M., Wu, J.J., & Ahmmad, B. (2015). Synthesis, characterization ofa-GaOOH self-assembly and its application in removal of perfluorinated compounds. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 15(9), pp. 6524-6532. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2015.10716

  • Muruganandham, M., Suri, R., Sillanpää, M., Ahmmad, B., Lee, G.J., & Wu, J.J. (2015). Catalytic activity evaluation of mesoporous a-GaOOH microspheres self-assembly. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 26, pp. 348-353. doi: 10.1016/j.jiec.2014.12.008

  • Zhang, H., Shields, A.J., Jadbabaei, N., Nelson, M., Pan, B., & Suri, R. (2014). Understanding and modeling removal of anionic organic contaminants (AOCs) by anion exchange resins. Environmental Science and Technology, 48(13), pp. 7494-7502. doi: 10.1021/es500914q

  • Bhattarai, B., Muruganandham, M., & Suri, R. (2014). Development of high efficiency silica coated ß-cyclodextrin polymeric adsorbent for the removal of emerging contaminants of concern from water. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 273, pp. 146-154. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.03.044

  • Johnson, C.M., Pleshko, N., Achary, M., & Suri, R. (2014). Rapid and sensitive screening of 17ß-estradiol estrogenicity using fourier transform infrared imaging spectroscopy (FT-IRIS). Environmental Science and Technology, 48(8), pp. 4581-4587. doi: 10.1021/es5000676

  • Muruganandham, M., Suri, R., Sillanpää, M., Wu, J.J., Ahmmad, B., Balachandran, S., & Swaminathan, M. (2014). Recent developments in heterogeneous catalyzed environmental remediation processes. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 14(2), pp. 1898-1910. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2014.8718

  • Muruganandham, M., Suri, R., Jafari, S., Sillanpää, M., Lee, G.J., Wu, J.J., & Swaminathan, M. (2014). Recent developments in homogeneous advanced oxidation processes for water and wastewater treatment. International Journal of Photoenergy, 2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/821674

  • Muruganandham, M., Suri, R., Wahed, M.A., Sillanpää, M., Ahmmad, B., Lee, G.J., & Wu, J.J. (2013). Solvothermal synthesis of mesoporous a-GaOOH semi-nanospheres. Materials Letters, 111, pp. 137-139. doi: 10.1016/j.matlet.2013.08.071

  • Johnson, C.M., Achary, M., & Suri, R.P. (2013). An interaction model for estimating in vitro estrogenic and androgenic activity of chemical mixtures. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(9), pp. 4661-4669. doi: 10.1021/es304939c

  • Muruganandham, M., Sillanpää, M., Suri, R., Lee, G.J., Wu, J.J., Ahmad, B., & Kuroda, Y. (2013). Fabrication and photocatalytic properties of self-assembled in(OH) 3 and In2O3 nano/micro-cubes. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 13(3), pp. 1639-1648. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2013.7143

  • Rokhina, E.V., Vattikonda, N.S., Johnson, C., & Suri, R. (2013). Reply to Comments on "Ozonation of a mixture of estrogens and progestins in aqueous solution: Interpretation of experimental results by computational methods" by Ekaterina V. Rokhina, Nagarjuna S. Vattikonda, Candice Johnson, Rominder P.S. Suri [Chemosphere 89 (11) (2012) 1323-1329]. Chemosphere, 92(8), pp. 1064-1066. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.02.030

  • Johnson, C.M., Achary, M., & Suri, R.P. (2012). Interaction model for predicting estrogenic and androgenic mixture effects in vitro. ABSTRACTS of PAPERS of the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 244. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Manickavachagam, M., Ramakrishnan, A., Suri, R., & Sillanpaa, M. (2012). Facile fabrication of porous iron oxides and its application to heavy metals removal from water. ABSTRACTS of PAPERS of the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 244. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Bhattarai, B., Manickavachagam, M., & Suri, R. (2012). Development of novel cyclodextrin adsorbents for the removal of emerging contaminants from water. ABSTRACTS of PAPERS of the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 244. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Andaluri, G. & Suri, R. (2012). Enhanced oxidative sonochemical removal of 1,4-dioxane from water. ABSTRACTS of PAPERS of the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 244. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Suri, R., Singh, T., & Rokhina, E. (2012). Computational methods in the interpretation of reactivity of emerging contaminants by ozone-based technologies: Combined DFT QSAR approach. ABSTRACTS of PAPERS of the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 244. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Andaluri, G., Rokhina, E., & Suri, R. (2012). Evaluation of relative importance of ultrasound reactor design parameters for the removal of estrogen hormones: ANN modeling. ABSTRACTS of PAPERS of the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 244. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Andaluri, G., Rokhina, E.V., & Suri, R.P.S. (2012). Evaluation of relative importance of ultrasound reactor parameters for the removal of estrogen hormones in water. ULTRASONICS SONOCHEMISTRY, 19(4), pp. 953-958. doi: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2011.12.005

  • Johnson, C.M., Pleshko, N., Achary, M., & Suri, R.P. (2012). Development of a Fourier transform infrared imaging spectroscopic assay for screening estrogenic contaminants. 2012 38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012, pp. 57-58. doi: 10.1109/NEBC.2012.6206960

  • Suri, R., Singh, T.S., & Chimchirian, R.F. (2012). Effect of process conditions on the analysis of free and conjugated estrogen hormones by solid-phase extraction-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (SPE-GC/MS). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 184(3), pp. 1657-1669. doi: 10.1007/s10661-011-2068-9

  • Rokhina, E.V. & Suri, R. (2012). Application of density functional theory (DFT) to study the properties and degradation of natural estrogen hormones with chemical oxidizers. Science of the Total Environment, 417-418, pp. 280-290. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.12.008

  • Andaluri, G., Suri, R., & Kumar, K. (2012). Occurrence of estrogen hormones in biosolids, animal manure and mushroom compost. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 184(2), pp. 1197-1205. doi: 10.1007/s10661-011-2032-8

  • Muruganandham, M., Amutha, R., Wahed, M., Ahmmad, B., Kuroda, Y., Suri, R., Wu, J.J., & Sillanpää, M. (2012). Controlled fabrication of a-GaOOH and a-Ga 2O 3 self-assembly and its superior photocatalytic activity. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116(1), pp. 44-53. doi: 10.1021/jp205348p

  • Suri, R., Thornton, H.M., & Muruganandham, M. (2012). Disinfection of water using Pt- and Ag-doped TiO2 photocatalysts. Environmental Technology (United Kingdom), 33(14), pp. 1651-1659. doi: 10.1080/09593330.2011.641590

  • Rokhina, E.V., Vattikonda, N.S., Johnson, C., & Suri, R. (2012). Ozonation of a mixture of estrogens and progestins in aqueous solution: Interpretation of experimental results by computational methods. Chemosphere, 89(11), pp. 1323-1329. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.05.084

  • Andaluri, G., Rokhina, E.V., & Suri, R. (2012). Evaluation of relative importance of ultrasound reactor parameters for the removal of estrogen hormones in water. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 19(4), pp. 953-958. doi: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2011.12.005

  • Muruganandham, M., Amutha, R., Sathish, M., Singh, T.S., Suri, R., & Sillanpää, M. (2011). Facile fabrication of hierarchical a-Fe2O3: Self-assembly and Its magnetic and electrochemical properties. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115(37), pp. 18164-18173. doi: 10.1021/jp205834m

  • Amutha, R., Muruganandham, M., Sathish, M., Akilandeswari, S., Suri, R., Repo, E., & Sillanpää, M. (2011). Crystallization-induced top-down wormlike hierarchical porous a-Fe2O3 self-assembly. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115(14), pp. 6367-6374. doi: 10.1021/jp200301g

  • Qu, W., Suri, R., Bi, X., Sheng, G., & Fu, J. (2010). Exposure of young mothers and newborns to organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in Guangzhou, China. Science of the Total Environment, 408(16), pp. 3133-3138. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.04.023

  • Suri, R., Singh, T.S., & Abburi, S. (2010). Influence of alkalinity and salinity on the sonochemical degradation of estrogen hormones in aqueous solution. Environmental Science and Technology, 44(4), pp. 1373-1379. doi: 10.1021/es9024595

  • Cyr, P., Helmig, E., Nayak, M., & Suri, R. (2009). Pharmaceutical wastewater effluent reclamation and reuse. American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition 2009, ACE 2009.

  • Velicu, M. & Suri, R. (2009). Presence of steroid hormones and antibiotics in surface water of agricultural, suburban and mixed-use areas. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 154(1-4), pp. 349-359. doi: 10.1007/s10661-008-0402-7

  • Singh, P., Suri, R., Ortega, A., & Lorenz, B. (2008). Work in progress - An innovative sustainable energy engineering graduate curriculum. Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2008.4720522

  • Suri, R., Kamrajapuram, A., & Fu, H. (2008). Ultrasound destruction of aqueous 2-chlorophenol in presence of silica and peroxide. Environmental Engineering Science, 25(10), pp. 1447-1453. doi: 10.1089/ees.2007.0145

  • Suri, R.P., Andaluri, G., Abburi, S., & Velicu, M. (2008). Ultrasound assisted removal of estrogen hormones. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 109, pp. 13-19. doi: 10.2495/WM080021

  • Andaluri, G., Fu, H., Velicu, M., Chimchirian, R., & Suri, R. (2007). Pharmaceutical chemical contamination in surface waters, And their aqueous phase destruction using ultrasound. American Water Works Association - AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition, ACE 2007.

  • Velicu, M., Fu, H., Suri, R., & Woods, K. (2007). Use of adsorption process to remove organic mercury thimerosal from industrial process wastewater. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 148(3), pp. 599-605. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2007.03.015

  • Fu, H., Suri, R., Chimchirian, R.F., Helmig, E., & Constable, R. (2007). Ultrasound-induced destruction of low levels of estrogen hormones in aqueous solutions. Environmental Science and Technology, 41(16), pp. 5869-5874. doi: 10.1021/es0703372

  • Suri, R., Nayak, M., Devaiah, U., & Helmig, E. (2007). Ultrasound assisted destruction of estrogen hormones in aqueous solution: Effect of power density, power intensity and reactor configuration. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 146(3), pp. 472-478. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2007.04.072

  • Chimchirian, R.F., Suri, R., & Fu, H. (2007). Free synthetic and natural estrogen hormones in influent and effluent of three municipal wastewater treatment plants. Water Environment Research, 79(9), pp. 969-974. doi: 10.2175/106143007X175843

  • Velicu, M., Suri, R., Fu, H., Andaluri, G., & Chimchirian, R. (2007). Occurrence of estrogen hormones in environmental systems. Restoring Our Natural Habitat - Proceedings of the 2007 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. doi: 10.1061/40927(243)138

  • Suri, R. & Kamrajapuram, A. (2003). Heterogeneous ultrasonic destruction of aqueous organic contaminants. Water Science and Technology, 47(9), pp. 137-142.

  • Cyr, P.J., Suri, R., & Helmig, E.D. (2002). A pilot scale evaluation of removal of mercury from pharmaceutical wastewater using granular activated carbon. Water Research, 36(19), pp. 4725-4734. doi: 10.1016/S0043-1354(02)00214-2

  • Suri, R., Crittenden, J.C., & Hand, D.W. (1999). Removal and destruction of organic compounds in water using adsorption, steam regeneration, and photocatalytic oxidation processes. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 125(10), pp. 897-905. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(1999)125:10(897)

  • Cyr, P.J., Paraskewich, M.R., & Suri, R. (1999). Sonochemical destruction of trichloroethylene in water. Water Science and Technology, 40(4-5), pp. 131-136. doi: 10.1016/S0273-1223(99)00494-1

  • Suri, R., Paraskewich, M.R., & Zhang, Q. (1999). Effect of process variables on sonochemical destruction of aqueous trichloroethylene. Environmental Engineering Science, 16(5), pp. 345-352. doi: 10.1089/ees.1999.16.345

  • Suri, R., Liu, J., Crittenden, J.C., & Hand, D.W. (1999). Removal and destruction of organic contaminants in water using adsorption, steam regeneration, and photocatalytic oxidation: A pilot-scale study. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 49(8), pp. 951-958. doi: 10.1080/10473289.1999.10463861

  • Suri, R. & Cyr, P. (1999). Evaluation of granular activated carbon adsorption of organic mercury from industrial wastewater: A pilot scale study. Hazardous and Industrial Wastes - Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference, pp. 600-610.

  • Thornton, H.M., Christensen, G.L., & Suri, R. (1997). Investigation of TiO2-based photocatalysts for inactivation of E. coli in water. Hazardous and Industrial Wastes - Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference, pp. 195-204.

  • Suri, R., Paraskewich, M.R., & Zhang, Q. (1997). Removal of organic contaminants from water using sonolysis. Hazardous and Industrial Wastes - Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference, pp. 313-322.

  • Crittenden, J.C., Suri, R., Perram, D.L., & Hand, D.W. (1997). Decontamination of water using adsorption and photocatalysis. Water Research, 31(3), pp. 411-418. doi: 10.1016/S0043-1354(96)00258-8

  • Suri, R., Liu, J., Hand, D.W., Crittenden, J.C., Perram, D.L., & Mullins, M.E. (1993). Heterogeneous photocatalytic oxidation of hazardous organic contaminants in water. Water Environment Research, 65(5), pp. 665-673. doi: 10.2175/WER.65.5.9