John E. Van Benschoten

Professor
Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo
Phone: (716) 645-2114 ext. 2330
Fax: (716) 645-3667
E-mail: jev@acsu.buffalo.edu


John E. Van Benschoten is currently Associate Professor of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo . He joined the Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering in 1988 after receiving his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He has M.S. degrees from the University of Massachusetts (1985, Civil Engineering) and the University of Vermont (1983, School of Natural Resources), and a B.S. from Union College (1973, Industrial Economics).

Dr. Van Benschoten's teaching interests include physical and chemical phenomena for water and wastewater treatment and process design. Courses taught include aquatic chemistry, water quality design, physical/chemical treatment processes, hydraulic engineering, and hazardous waste management.

Recent research has focused on the heterogeneous sorption of metals in the environment, with applications to the transport of metals ions in groundwater and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. Another recent research interest is in the application of fractal geometry concepts for the analysis of aquatic particles. Research also has been conducted in the control of nonindigenous species using chemical oxidants, removal of natural organic matter by coagulation processes, aluminum chemistry in water treatment, oxidation of iron and manganese, and beneficial use of water treatment residuals.


Selected Recent Publications:

Rabideau, A.J., Van Benschoten, J.E., Khandelwal, A., Patel, A. and Repp, C.L. "Sorbing Vertical Barriers", in Physical/Chemical Subsurface Remediation, Smith, J. and Burns, S. (eds), to be published by Kluwer Publishers.

Atkinson, J.F., Van Benschoten, J.E., and Cheng, C. Development of Particle Image Technology for Water Treatment Studies. AWWA Research Foundation, Denver, Co., (published final project report.)

Huang, C. and Van Benschoten, J.E. 'Effect of pH on Adsorption of Sulfonated Surfactants to a Sandy Soil', Envir. Eng. Science. (accepted for publication).

Chen, C., Atkinson, J.F., Van Benschoten, J.E., Bursik, M.I., and DePinto, J.V. 'An Image-Based System for Particle Counting and Sizing',Journal of Environmental Engineering, 126(3):258-266 (2000)

Ganguly, C., Huang, C., Rabideau, A.J., and Van Benschoten, J.E. 'Simple Metal Sorption Model for Heterogeneous Sorbents: Application to Humic Materials', Journal of Environmental Engineering, 125(8):712 (1999).

Ganguly, C., Matsumoto, M.R., Rabideau, A.J., and Van Benschoten, J.E. 'Metal Ion Leaching from Contaminated Soils: Model Calibration and Application',Journal of Environmental Engineering, 124(12):1150 (1998).

Ganguly, C., Matsumoto, M.R., Rabideau, A.J., and Van Benschoten, J.E. 'Metal Ion Leaching from Contaminated Soils: Model Development',Journal of Environmental Engineering, 124(3):278 (1998).

Van Benschoten, J.E., Young, W.H., Matsumoto, M.R., and Reed, B.E. 'A Non-electrostatic Surface Complexation Model for Pb Sorption on Soils and Mineral Surfaces', Journal of Environmental Quality, 27:1 (1998).

Harrington, D.K., Van Benschoten, J.E., Jensen, J.N. and Neuhauser, E.F. 'Combined Use of Heat and Oxidants for Controlling Adult Zebra Mussels', Water Research 31(11):2783 (1997).

Huang, C., Van Benschoten, J.E., Healy, T.C., and Ryan, M.E. 'Feasibility Study of Surfactant Use for Remediation of Organic and Metal Contaminated Soils',Journal of Soil Contamination, 6(5):537 (1997).

Van Benschoten, J.E., Matsumoto, M.R., and Young, W.H. 'Evaluation and Analysis of Soil Washing for Seven Lead-Contaminated Soils', Jour. of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 123:3:217-224 (1997).

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