Faculty Profile Page

Dr. Washington Braida

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Phone: 201.216.5681
Fax: 201.216.8303
Email: wbraida@stevens.edu
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Program:  Environmental Engineering
Research Center:  Center for Environmental Systems (CES)
Education
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, 1997, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, 1994, Polytechnic University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, 1982, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • B.S. Chemistry, 1979, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
Research
  • Environmental sustainability. Industrial ecology. Life Cycle Assessment applications
  • Remediation and fate & transport of heavy metals and organic pollutants in soil, sediment and water environments. Remedial technologies for contaminated wastewater and groundwater
  • Environmental compatibility of consumer products (fate and biotransformation of consumer products when placed in the environment)
Appointments
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Civil Environmental and Ocean Engineering, Hoboken, NJ, September 2011- 
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Center for Environmental Systems, Hoboken, NJ. Research Professor, September 2010-August 2011; Associate Research Professor, 2007-2010; Research Assistant Professor, 2003-2007; Post Doctorate Research Associate, 2001-2002 (Center for Environmental Engineering)
  • The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT. 1999-2001: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Soil and Water Division
  • Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 1997-1998: Postdoctoral Associate
Professional Societies
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • National Groundwater Association (NGWA)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Water Environmental Federation (WEF) 
  • International Society of Industrial Ecology (ISIE) 
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) 
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Interstae Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC).  Green and Sustainable Remediation and Contaminated Sediments Remediation teams.

 

Patents & Inventions

Title:  Method of Treatment of Water Contaminated with Energetic Materials

US Serial No: 12/581,480

Filled: 10/19/2009 

Selected Publications
Journals
  1. Sen Tuna G., Braida W. (2014). "Evaluation of the adsorption of mono- and poly- tungstates onto different types of clay minerals and Pahokee peat", Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal, In Press. DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2014.809049 .
  2. Xu N., Braida W., Christodoulatos C, Chen J.. (2013). "A review of molybdenum adsorption in soils/bed sediments: speciation, mechanism and model applications", Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal, 22 (8), 912-929.
  3. Kalomoiri A., Braida W. (2013). "A process for developing a Sustainable Remediation Assessment Matrix (SRAM)", International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, In Press.
  4. Chao Keh-ping, Ong S.K., Fryzek T., Yuan W., Braida W. (2012). "Degradation of trichloroethylene using iron, bimetals and trimetals", Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 47 (11), 1536-1542.
  5. Koutsospyros A., Pavlov J., Fawcett J., Strickland D., Smolinski B., Braida* W. (2012). "Degradation of high energetic and insensitive munitions compounds by Fe/Cu", Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier. 219-220 75-81.  doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.03.048  .
  6. Sen Tuna G., Braida W., Ogundipe A., Strickland D. (2012). "Assessing tungsten transport in the vadose zone: From dissolution studies to soil columns", Chemosphere, Elsevier. 86 1001-1007.
  7. Xu Z., Hao J., Braida W., Strickland D., Li F., and Meng X. (2011). "Surface-enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy of explosive 2,4 dinitroanisole using modified silver nanoparticles", Langmuir, ACS. 27 13773-13779.
  8. Dauletbay A., Braida W., Nauryzbaev M., Kudreeva L., Kurbatov A., Tulegenov A. (2011). "Electrodeposition of Mo/MoOx on copper substrate from dimethyl sulfoxide solutions", Eurasian Chemico-Technological Journal, al-Farabi Kazakh National University. 13 253-260.
  9. Karachalios A., Wazne M., Betancur J.N., Christodoulatos C., Braida W., O’Connor G. (2011). "Immobilization of Cu, Pb and W in mixed munitions firing range contaminated soils by various amendments", Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE. 15 (3), 151-159.
  10. Pavlov J., Braida W., Ogundipe A., O’Connor G., Attlygalle. (2009). "Generation and detection of gaseous W12O41-. and other tungstate anions by laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry", J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom., 20, 1782-1789.  doi:10.1016/j.jasms.2009.05.015  .
  11. N. Xu, C. Christodoulatos, A. Koutsospyros, W. Braida*. (2009). "Competitive sorption of tungstate, molybdate, and phosphate mixtures onto goethite", Land Contamination and Reclamation, 17 (1), 45-57.
  12. A. Ogundipe, W. Braida*, C. Christodoulatos, A. Koutsospyros, G. O’Connor. (2009). "Effects of other metals on the dissolution of tungsten", Land Contamination and Reclamation, 17 (1), 101-110.
  13. N. Strigul N, C. Galdun, L. Vaccari, T. Ryan, W. Braida, C. Christodoulatos. (2009). "Influence of Speciation on Tungsten Toxicity", Desalination, Elsevier. 248 869-870.
  14. A. Ogundipe, J. Pavlov, W. Braida*, A. Koutsospyros, G. Sen, C. Christodoulatos, G. O’Connor. (2009). "Evaluation of analytical methods to address tungsten speciation", GNEST, 11 (3), 308-317.  http://www.gnest.org/Journal/Articles_in_press.asp  .
  15. R. Doshi, M. Wazne, C. Christodoulatos, G. O’Connor, and W. Braida. (2008). "Nanoaluminum: transport through sand columns and environmental effects on plants and soil communities", Journal of Environmental Research, 106 296-303.
  16. W. Braida, C. Christodoulatos, A. Ogundipe, D. Dermatas, and G. O’Connor. (2007). "Electrokinetic treatment of firing ranges containing tungsten contaminated soils", Journal of Hazardous Materials , 149 562-567.
  17. A. Ogundipe, B. Greenberg, C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas and W. Braida (2006). "Morphological characterization and spectroscopic studies of the corrosion behaviour of tungsten heavy alloys.", Corrosion Science, 48 3281-3297.
  18. N. Strigul, C. Christodoulatos, W. Balas, and S. Nicolich. (2006). "The assessment of 2,4,6,8,10,12-hexanitro- 2,4,6,8,10,12-hexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20) degradability in soil.", Environmental Pollution, 139 353-361.
  19. A. Koutsospyros, C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas, N. Strigul and W. Braida (2006). "A review of Tungsten: from environmental obscurity to scrutiny.", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 136 1-9.
  20. N. Xu, C. Christodoulatos and W. Braida. (2006). "Modeling the Competitive Effect of Phosphate, Sulfate, Silicate, and Tungstate Anions on the Adsorption of Molybdate onto Goethite.", Chemosphere, 64 1325-1333.
  21. N. Strigul, A. Koutsospyros, C. Christodoulatos, D.Dermatas and W. Braida. (2005). "Effects of tungsten on environmental systems", Chemosphere, 61 248-258.
  22. N. Xu, C. Christodoulatos and W. Braida. (2005). "Adsorption of molybdate and tetrathiomolybdate onto pyrite and goethite: Effect of pH and competitive anions.", Chemosphere.
  23. D. Dermatas, C. Christodoulatos, N. Strigul, N. Panikov, M. Los, S. Larson and W. Braida. (2004). "Solubility, sorption and soil respiration effects of tungsten and tungsten alloys.", Environmental Forensics, 5 5-13.
  24. J. White, J.J. Pignatello and W. Braida. (2004). "Indices for bioavailability and biotranformation potential of contaminants in soils.", Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 23 (7), 1585-1591.
  25. C. Ersu, K.P. Chao, S.K. Ong and W. Braida. (2004). "Ultrafiltration of ink and latex wastewater using cellulose membranes.", Desalination, 164 63-70.
  26. J.J. Pignatello, Y. Lu, P. Ravikovitch, A. Neimark, B. Xing and W. Braida. (2003). "Sorption hysteresis of benzene in charcoal particles.", Environmental Science and Technology, 37 409-417.
  27. J.C. White, J.J. Pignatello, F. Ferrandino, D. Zhao and W. Braida. (2002). "Concentration dependent kinetics of pollutants desorption from soils.", Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 21 (12), 2573-2580.
  28. S.K. Ong and W. Braida. (2001). "Air sparging effectiveness: laboratory characterization of the air channel mass transfer zone for VOC volatilization.", Journal of Hazardous Materials, B87 241-258.
  29. D. Zhao, J.J. Pignatello, J.C. White, F. Ferrandino and W. Braida. (2001). "Dual-mode modeling of concentration-dependence and competitive sorption/desorption kinetics of hydrophobic compounds in soils.", Water Resources Research, 37 (8), 2205-2212.
  30. J.J. Pignatello, J.C. White, F. Ferrandino and W. Braida. (2001). "Influence of solute concentration on the sorption kinetics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in soils.", Environmental Science and Technology, Uptake rates. 35 2765-2772.
  31. W.J. Braida and S.K. Ong. (2000). "Modeling of air sparging of VOC-contaminated soil columns. ", Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 41 385-402.
  32. S.K. Ong and W. Braida. (2000). "Decomposition of nitrite under various pH and aeration conditions.", Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 118 (1/2), 13-26.
  33. W. Braida and S.K. Ong (2000). "Fate of nonaqueous phase liquids under air sparging conditions", Transport in Porous Media, 38 (1/2), 29-42.
  34. S.K. Ong and W. Braida. (1998). "Air sparging: air-water mass transfer coefficients.", Water Resources Research, 32 (12), 3245-3253.
  35. S.K. Ong, W.L. Smith and J.W. McCabe. (1998). "Fate of absorbable organic halides (AOXs) from bleached laundering in septic tanks.", Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 17 (3), 398-403.
Conference Proceedings
  1. A. Dauletbay, W. Braida, M. Nauryzbaev, L. Kudreeva, A. Kurbatov, A. Tulegenov. (May 10-12, 2012). "Electrodeposition of Mo/MoOx from dimethyl sulfoxide solutions", Proceedings of The 4th International Engineering Conference 2012 (KKU-IENC 2012) “Driving together towards ASEAN Economic Community”. . Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University. Thailand. 311-315.
  2. A. Ogundipe, W. Braida. (Oct 18, 2008). "The environmental engineering curriculum and sustainability", American Society of Engineering Education, Fall 2008 Mid Atlantic Section Conference. Beth McGrath and Keith Sheppard.
  3. W. Braida, A. Koutsospyros, C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas. (2006). "Dealing with potential regulations for tungsten bearing compounds", Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmetals. Animesh Bose and Robert Dowding, Metal Powder Industry Federation, Princeton, NJ. ISBN 0-9762057-4-2 452-460.
  4. C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas, N. Strigul and W. Braida. (June 28-July 1st, 2004.). "Munitions grade tungsten: environmental behavior. ", In e-Proceedings of Protection and Restoration of the Environment VII, Mykonos, Greece. C. Moutzouris, C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas, A. Koutsospyros, C. Skanavis, and A. Stamou (Eds.).
  5. C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas, K. Oza, M. Los and W. Braida. (Jan 5-8, 2004). "Tungsten effects on firing ranges’ lead contaminated soils.", In e-Proceedings of the Sustainable Range management Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. Bruce Alleman and Steven Downes (Eds.).
  6. C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas, S. Larson, M. Los and W. Braida. (Mar 15-18, 2004). "Tungsten-lead interactions in Pb contaminated firing ranges’ soils.", In Proceedings of the 14th West Coast Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water, San Diego, CA. 28.
  7. N. Strigul, C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas, N. Panikov and W. Braida. (Feb 10-12, 2004). "Environmental effects of tungsten in soil systems.", Picatinny’s Heavy Metals Workshop, Stevens Institute of Technology.
  8. D. Dermatas, C. Christodoulatos, K. Oza, M. Los and W. Braida. (Feb 10-12, 2004). "Tungsten effects on firing ranges’ lead contaminated soils.", Picatinny’s Heavy Metals Workshop, Stevens Institute of Technology.
  9. C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas, M. Los and W. Braida. (Feb 10-12, 2004). "Tungsten: solubility, sorption and environmental impact.", Picatinny’s Heavy Metals Workshop, Stevens institute of Technology.
  10. Christodoulatos, C., Dermatas, D., Oza, K., and Los, M... (Feb 10-12, 2004). "Treatment of tungsten contaminated water using Ti-based sorbent: column studies.", Picatinny’s Heavy Metals Workshop, Stevens institute of Technology. .
  11. C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas, S. Larson, M. Los and W. Braida. (Oct 20-23, 2003.). "Effect of Tungsten on Leaching of Lead from Contaminated Soils. ", In Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA. 67.
  12. N. Strigul, C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas, N. Panikov, A. Koutsospyros and W. Braida. (Nov 9-13, 2003.). "Environmental effects of munitions grade tungsten. ", In e-Proceedings of SETAC 24th Annual Meeting in North America, Austin, Texas.
  13. K. Oza, A. Koutsospyros, C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas and W. Braida. (Nov 9-13, 2003.). "Environmental mobility of munitions grade tungsten and tungsten alloys.", In e-Proceedings of SETAC 24th Annual Meeting in North America, Austin, Texas.
  14. C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas, K. Oza, S. Larson, M. Los and W. Braida. (Dec 2-4, 2003). "Interactions between tungsten and lead in firing range contaminated soils.", In Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium & Workshop (SERDP/ESTCP), Washington DC.
  15. Christodoulatos C., Dermatas D., and Strigul N... (Mar 17-20, 2003). "Environmental effects of tungsten from tungsten alloy based ammunition.", In Proceedings of the 13th West Coast Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water, San Diego, CA.
  16. Christodoulatos C., Dermatas D., and Korfiatis, G.P... (Mar 17-20, 2003). "Fate and transport of tungsten from tungsten alloy based ammunition.", In Proceedings of the 13th West Coast Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water, San Diego, CA.
  17. C. Christodoulatos, D. Dermatas, G.P. Korfiatis, N. Panikov, N. Strigul, A. Koutsospyros and W. Braida. (Jul 1-5, 2002). "Environmental Effects of Tungsten Based Ammunition", In Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment, Skiathos Island, Greece. A.G. Kumgolos, A.B. Liakopoulos G.P. Korfiatis, A. Koutsospyros, K.L. Katsifarakis, A.C. Demetracoupoulos (Eds.), 855-862.
Book Chapters
  1. A. Koutsospyros, N. Strigul, W. Braida and C. Christodoulatos. (Feb 2011). "Tungsten: Environmental pollution and health effects", Encyclopedia of Public Health, Volume 5, Elsevier. 418-426.
Courses
  • EN 690 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technologies
  • EN 545 Environmental Impact Analysis and Planning
  • EN 530 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering