Rachel Alice Brennan

Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering

    • 678 Citations
    • 14 h-Index
    19972019

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    Research Output

    2019
    Open Access
    1 Scopus citations

    Duckweed as an agricultural amendment: Nitrogen mineralization, leaching, and sorghum uptake

    Kreider, A. N., Fernandez Pulido, C. R., Bruns, M. A. & Brennan, R. A., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Quality. 48, 2, p. 469-475 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Trace organic contaminant removal in six full-scale integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) systems treating municipal wastewater

    Shreve, M. J. & Brennan, R. A., Mar 15 2019, In : Water Research. 151, p. 318-331 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    7 Scopus citations
    2018
    3 Scopus citations

    Enhancing carboxylic acid yields from duckweed by acidogenic digestion

    Calicioglu, O., Shreve, M. J., Urban, N. L., Richard, T. L. & Brennan, R. A., May 2018, In : European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings. 2018, 26thEUBCE, p. 953-956 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Sequential ethanol fermentation and anaerobic digestion increases bioenergy yields from duckweed

    Calicioglu, O. & Brennan, R. A., Jun 1 2018, In : Bioresource technology. 257, p. 344-348 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    13 Scopus citations
    2016

    A New Program in Sustainable Engineering: A Platform for Integrating Research and Service into the Classroom Through Global Engagement

    Brennan, R. A. & Riley, D. R., Jan 1 2016, World Sustainability Series. Springer, p. 15-21 7 p. (World Sustainability Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    2 Scopus citations
    2 Scopus citations

    The white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor reduces the estrogenic activity of a mixture of emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment plant effluent

    Shreve, M. J., Brockman, A., Hartleb, M., Prebihalo, S., Dorman, F. L. & Brennan, R. A., Apr 1 2016, In : International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 109, p. 132-140 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    13 Scopus citations
    2015

    A new program in sustainable engineering: A platform for integrating research and service into the classroom through global engagement

    Brennan, R. A., 2015, 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society. American Society for Engineering Education

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    4 Scopus citations
    2012
    1 Scopus citations
    2011

    Anaerobic precipitation of manganese and co-existing metals in mine impacted water treated with crab shell-associated minerals

    Robinson-Lora, M. A. & Brennan, R. A., May 1 2011, In : Applied Geochemistry. 26, 5, p. 853-862 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    12 Scopus citations

    Remediation of high-strength mine influenced water with crab shell substrate mixtures: Laboratory column and field pilot tests

    Grembi, J. A., Sick, B. A., Goots, S. S., Lin, S. & Brennan, R. A., Dec 1 2011, 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation 2011. p. 215-231 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2010

    Biosorption of manganese onto chitin and associated proteins during the treatment of mine impacted water

    Robinson-Lora, M. A. & Brennan, R. A., Aug 1 2010, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 162, 2, p. 565-572 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    32 Scopus citations

    Chitin complex for the remediation of mine impacted water: Geochemistry of metal removal and comparison with other common substrates

    Robinson-Lora, M. A. & Brennan, R. A., Mar 1 2010, In : Applied Geochemistry. 25, 3, p. 336-344 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    25 Scopus citations

    Cost-effective treatment of high-risk mine impacted water using crab-shell amendments to spent mushroom compost: Column studies

    Grembi, J. A., Sick, B. A. & Brennan, R. A., Dec 1 2010, Joint Mining Reclamation Conf. 2010 - 27th Meeting of the ASMR, 12th Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conf. and 4th Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Mined Land Reforestation Conf.. p. 415-416 2 p. (Joint Mining Reclamation Conf. 2010 - 27th Meeting of the ASMR, 12th Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conf. and 4th Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Mined Land Reforestation Conf.; vol. 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Improved passive treatment of acid mine drainage in mushroom compost amended with crab-shell chitin

    Newcombe, C. E. & Brennan, R. A., Jun 2010, In : Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE. 136, 6, p. 616-626 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    17 Scopus citations

    In situ bioremediation of perchlorate in vadose zone soil using gaseous electron donors: Microcosm treatability study

    Cai, H., Eramo, A. G., Evans, P. J., Fricke, R. & Brennan, R. A., May 2010, In : Water Environment Research. 82, 5, p. 409-417 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    10 Scopus citations

    Passive remediation of acid precipitation using crabshell chitin: A treatability study

    Caporuscio, A. F. & Brennan, R. A., Dec 1 2010, Joint Mining Reclamation Conf. 2010 - 27th Meeting of the ASMR, 12th Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conf. and 4th Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Mined Land Reforestation Conf.. p. 98-122 25 p. (Joint Mining Reclamation Conf. 2010 - 27th Meeting of the ASMR, 12th Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conf. and 4th Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Mined Land Reforestation Conf.; vol. 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Passive remediation of "High risk" acid mine drainage: Microcosm studies using crab-shell chitin as a fractional substrate amendment

    Brown, A. K. & Brennan, R. A., Dec 1 2010, Joint Mining Reclamation Conf. 2010 - 27th Meeting of the ASMR, 12th Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conf. and 4th Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Mined Land Reforestation Conf.. p. 54-69 16 p. (Joint Mining Reclamation Conf. 2010 - 27th Meeting of the ASMR, 12th Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conf. and 4th Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Mined Land Reforestation Conf.; vol. 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    The role of precipitation and biosorption in the abiotic removal of manganese with crab-shell chitin

    Robinson-Lora, M. A. & Brennan, R. A., Dec 1 2010, Joint Mining Reclamation Conf. 2010 - 27th Meeting of the ASMR, 12th Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conf. and 4th Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Mined Land Reforestation Conf.. p. 828-846 19 p. (Joint Mining Reclamation Conf. 2010 - 27th Meeting of the ASMR, 12th Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conf. and 4th Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Mined Land Reforestation Conf.; vol. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2009

    Bioremediation of diesel-contaminated soil using spent mushroom compost

    Eramo, A. & Brennan, R. A., Nov 27 2009, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation-2009: Proceedings of the 10th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium. (In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation-2009: Proceedings of the 10th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1 Scopus citations

    Bioremediation of diesel-contaminated soil using spent mushroom compost

    Eramo, A. & Brennan, R. A., Dec 1 2009, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation-2009: Proceedings of the 10th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium. (In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation-2009: Proceedings of the 10th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Chitin as an additive to compost to enhance passive treatment of mine-impacted waters

    Newcombe, C. & Brennan, R., Nov 27 2009, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation-2009: Proceedings of the 10th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium. (In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation-2009: Proceedings of the 10th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Efficient metal removal and neutralization of acid mine drainage by crab-shell chitin under batch and continuous-flow conditions

    Robinson-Lora, M. A. & Brennan, R. A., Nov 1 2009, In : Bioresource technology. 100, 21, p. 5063-5071 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    44 Scopus citations

    Rapid alkalinity generation and metal removal from mine impacted water using crab-shell chitin under abiotic conditions

    Robinson-Lora, M. A. & Brennan, R. A., Dec 1 2009, 26th Annual Meetings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and 11th Billings Land Reclamation Symposium 2009. p. 1127-1144 18 p. (26th Annual Meetings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and 11th Billings Land Reclamation Symposium 2009; vol. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1 Scopus citations

    Remediation of mine-impacted water using crabshell chitin as an electron donor and alkalinity source

    Robinson-Lora, M. A. & Brennan, R. A., Nov 27 2009, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation-2009: Proceedings of the 10th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium. (In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation-2009: Proceedings of the 10th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    The use of crab-shell chitin for biological denitrification: Batch and column tests

    Robinson-Lora, M. A. & Brennan, R. A., Jan 1 2009, In : Bioresource Technology. 100, 2, p. 534-541 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    45 Scopus citations
    2008

    Comparing chitin and organic substrates on the national tunnel waters in Blackhawk, Colorado for manganese removal

    Venot, C., Figueroa, L., Brennan, R. A., Wildeman, T. R., Reisman, D. & Sieczkowski, M., Dec 1 2008, 25th Annual Meetings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and 10th Meeting of IALR 2008. p. 1264-1278 15 p. (25th Annual Meetings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and 10th Meeting of IALR 2008; vol. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    9 Scopus citations

    Evaluating crab-shell chitin, lactate, and spent mushroom compost for acid mine drainage remediation in central pennsylvania

    Robinson-Lora, M. A. & Brennan, R. A., Dec 1 2008, 25th Annual Meetings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and 10th Meeting of IALR 2008. p. 923-938 16 p. (25th Annual Meetings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and 10th Meeting of IALR 2008; vol. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1 Scopus citations

    Evaluation of three different purities of crab-shell for the remediation of mine impacted water

    Korte, K. M., Newcombe, C. E. & Brennan, R. A., Dec 1 2008, 25th Annual Meetings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and 10th Meeting of IALR 2008. p. 512-526 15 p. (25th Annual Meetings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and 10th Meeting of IALR 2008; vol. 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    7 Scopus citations
    2007

    Evaluation of dynamic chemical gradients during the course of trichloroethene remediation using a fermentable substrate

    McElhoe, J. A. & Brennan, R. A., Dec 1 2007, Battelle Press - 9th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium 2007. 1 p. (Battelle Press - 9th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium 2007; vol. 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Passive remediation of acid mine drainage using crab shell chitin

    Daubert, L. N. & Brennan, R. A., Dec 1 2007, In : Environmental Engineering Science. 24, 10, p. 1475-1480 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    42 Scopus citations
    166 Scopus citations
    2006

    Biodegradation of tetrachloroethene by chitin fermentation products in a continuous flow column system

    Brennan, R. A., Sanford, R. A. & Werth, C. J., Jun 1 2006, In : Journal of Environmental Engineering. 132, 6, p. 664-673 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    16 Scopus citations

    Chitin and corncobs as electron donor sources for the reductive dechlorination of tetrachloroethene

    Brennan, R. A., Sanford, R. A. & Werth, C. J., Jun 1 2006, In : Water Research. 40, 11, p. 2125-2134 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    21 Scopus citations
    2005

    Laboratory and field performance evaluation of different grades of chitin

    Lebow, P. S., Brennan, R. A. & Sorenson, K. S., Dec 1 2005, Proceedings of the 8th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium. 1 p. (Proceedings of the 8th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium; vol. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2002

    Continuous steady-state method using Tenax for delivering tetrachloroethene to chloro-respiring bacteria

    Brennan, R. A. & Sanford, R. A., Mar 19 2002, In : Applied and environmental microbiology. 68, 3, p. 1464-1467 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    6 Scopus citations

    Enhanced CAH dechlorination in a low permeability, variably-saturated medium

    Martin, J. P., Sorenson, K. S., Peterson, L. N., Brennan, R. A., Werth, C. J., Sanford, R. A., Bures, G. H. & Taylor, C. J., Dec 1 2002, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. Gavaskar, A. R. & Chen, A. S. C. (eds.). p. 995-1003 9 p. (Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1 Scopus citations
    1999

    Chlorinated solvent bioremediation: A novel approach to measuring bacterial kinetics

    Brennan, R. A., Swanson, A. R. & Sanford, R. A., Dec 1 1999, p. 2/-.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Evaluation of ozonation and cryptic growth for biosolids management in wastewater treatment

    Egemen, E., Corpening, J., Padilla, J., Brennan, R. & Nirmalakhandan, N., Aug 9 1999, In : Water Science and Technology. 39, 10-11, p. 155-158 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

    24 Scopus citations

    Ranking of toxics release: Inventory chemicals using a level III fugacity model and toxicity

    Edwards, F. G., Egemen, E., Brennan, R. & Nirmalakhandan, N., Aug 9 1999, In : Water Science and Technology. 39, 10-11, p. 83-90 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

    15 Scopus citations
    1998

    Comparison of predictive methods for Henrys Law Coefficients of organic chemicals

    Brennan, R. A., Nirmalakhandan, N. & Speece, R. E., Jun 1998, In : Water Research. 32, 6, p. 1901-1911 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    50 Scopus citations
    1997

    Additivity in microbial toxicity of nonuniform mixtures of organic chemicals

    Nirmalakhandan, N., Xu, S., Trevizo, C., Brennan, R. A. & Peace, J., Jan 1 1997, In : Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 37, 1, p. 97-102 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    36 Scopus citations

    Predicting Henry's law constant and the effect of temperature on Henry's law constant

    Nirmalakhandan, N., Brennan, R. A. & Speece, R. E., Jun 1997, In : Water Research. 31, 6, p. 1471-1481 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    50 Scopus citations