Avery H. Demond

Professor

Office:  1351 Beal Avenue, 120 EWRE Ann Arbor
Phone:  (734) 763-3708
Fax:  (734) 763-2275
Email:  averyd@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
1351 Beal Avenue, 120 EWRE Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125

  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1988
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1982
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1980
  • B.A., Biology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1977

Dr. Demond’s research focuses on the physico-chemical aspects of movement and removal of organic contaminants from subsurface soils, in particular the change in soil properties due to contamination and remediation. Projects have included the assessment of exposure to soil contamination in vicinity of Dow Chemical in Midland, MI, evaluation of iron sulfide for use in permeable reactive barriers for the remediation of groundwater, impact of organic compound chemistry on subsurface transport, changes in the wettability of soil due to contact with waste, impact of municipal landfill leachate composition on clay properties, and reduction of permeability during surfactant-enhanced aquifer remediation. As part of her service activities, she served as a coordinator of DOE’s Subsurface Science Program's Multiphase Fluid Flow Subprogram for five years, as well as an Associate Editor for Environmental Engineering Science. Furthermore, she has served on a number of National Research Council boards and committees, including the Board on Engineering Education and the Committee for the Review of DOE’s Environmental Restoration Priority System. She is a professional engineer, licensed in the State of Michigan, and also maintains Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response certification.

Videos

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Henderson, A.D., and A.H. Demond, 2011, “Impact of solid and gas production on permeability of ZVI PRBs,” J. Environ. Engrg., 137:689-696.

Han, Y.-S., T.J.,Gallegos, A.H. Demond, and K.F. Hayes, 2011, “FeS-coated sand for removal of arsenic(III) under anaerobic conditions in permeable reactive barriers,” Water Research, 45(2):593-604.

Hsu, H.-L., and A. Demond, 2010, “Impact of multi-interface surfactant adsorption on wettability in dense nonaqueous phase liquid systems,” Environ. Engrg. Sci, 27(1):95-101.

Demond, A., T. Towey, P. Adriaens, X. Zhong, K. Knutson, Q. Chen, B. Hong, B. Gillespie, S.-C. Chang, A. Franzblau, D. Garabrant, J. Lepkowski, W. Luksemburg, and M. Maier, 2010, “Relationship between concentrations of PCDDs, PCDFs, and dioxin-like PCBs in vegetation and soil on residential properties in two communities in Michigan, USA,” Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 29(12):2660-2668.

Franzblau, A., L. Zwica, K. Knutson, Q. Chen, S.-Y. Lee, B. Hong, P. Adriaens, A. Demond, D. Garabrant, B. Gillespie, J. Lepkowski, W. Luksemburg, M. Maier, and T. Towey, 2009, “An investigation of homes with high concentrations of PCDDs, PCDFs and/or dioxin-like PCBs in house dust,” J. Occupational and Environ. Hygiene, 6:188-199.

Franzblau, A., A.H. Demond, et al., Residences with anomalous soil concentrations of dioxin-like compounds in two communities in Michigan, USA: A case study, Chemosphere, 74: 395-403, 2009.

Demond, A.H., P. Adriaens, T. Towey, S.-C. Chang, B. Hong, Q. Chen, C.-W. Chang, A. Franzblau, D. Garabrant, B. Gillespie, E. Hedgeman, K. Knutson, S.-Y. Lee, J. Lepkowski, K. Olson, B. Ward, L. Zwica, W. Luksemburg, and M. Maier, 2008, “Statistical comparison of residential soil concentrations of PCDDs, PCDFs and PCBs from two communities in Michigan,” Environ. Sci. Technol., 42:5441-5448.

Ryder, J.L., and A.H. Demond, 2008, “Wettability hysteresis and its implications for DNAPL source zone distribution,” J. Contaminant Hydrol., 102:39-48.

Demond, A.H., P. Adriaens, et al., Statistical comparison of residential soil concentrations of PCDDs, PCDFs and PCBs from two communities in Michigan, Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:5441-5448, 2008.

Ryder, J.L., and A.H. Demond, Wettability hysteresis and its implications for DNAPL source zone distribution, J. Contaminant Hydrol. 102:39-48, 2008.

Henderson, A.D., and A.H. Demond, 2007, “Long-term performance of zero-valent iron permeable reactive barriers: A critical review,” Environ. Engrg. Sci., 24(4):401-423, 2007.

Hsu, H.L., and A.H. Demond, “Influence of organic acid and base interactions on interfacial properties in NAPL-water Systems,” Environ. Sci. Technol., 41:897-902.

Henderson, A.D., and A.H. Demond, Long-term performance of zero-valent iron permeable reactive barriers: A critical review, Environ. Engrg. Sci. 24(4):401-423, 2007.

Hsu, H.L., and A.H. Demond, Influence of organic acid and base interactions on interfacial properties in NAPL-water Systems, Environ. Sci. Technol. 41:897-902, 2007.

Oliveira, L., A.H. Demond, L.M. Abriola, and P. Goovaerts, 2006, “Simulation of solute transport in a heterogeneous vadose zone using a multi-step stochastic approach,” Water Resour. Res., 42, W05420, doi:10.1029/2005WR004580.

Lord, D.L., A.H. Demond, and K.F. Hayes, 2005, “Comparison of capillary pressure relationships of organic liquid-water systems containing an organic acid or base,” J. Contaminant Hydrol., 77:195-208.


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