Gene Parkin Ph.D.

Parkin, Gene
Position Department / Business Unit
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Occupational and Environmental Health
Institution Disciplines
University of Iowa Engineering
City State / Provence
Iowa City IA
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Special Fields of Knowledge: Environmental engineering; environmental biotechnology; bioremediation.

Present Research Interests: Bioremediation of contaminated waters; enhanced bioremediation using zero-valent iron; wetlands treatment of contaminated waters; role microbial-reactive mineral interactions in natural attenuation; anaerobic biological waste treatment; health effects of environmental contamination.

Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: Water Environment Federation; Iowa Water Pollution Control Association; American Society of Civil Engineers; Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors; American Chemical Society.


Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 1977; M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Iowa, 1971; B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Iowa, 1970

Important Articles

Selected Publications:
• Shrout, J.D., Williams, A.G.B., Scherer, M.M., and Parkin, G. F., "Inhibition of Microbial Perchlorate Reduction by Zero-Valent Iron," Biodegredation, 16, pp.23-32 (2005).

• Gregory, K.B., Larese-Casanova, P., Parkin, G.F., and Scherer, M.M., "Abiotic Transformation of Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3.5-triazine by FeII Bound to Magmetite," Environmental Science & Technology, 38, pp. 1408-1414 (2004).
• Sawyer, C.N., McCarty, P.L., and Parkin, G.F., Chemistry for Enviromental Engineering and Science, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York (2003).

• Williams, A.G.B., Gregory, K.B., Parkin, G.F., and Scherer, M.M., “Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine Transformation by Biologically Reduced Ferrihydrite: Evolution of Fe Mineralogy, Surface Area, and Reaction Rates,” Environmental Science & Technology, 39, pp. 5183-5189 (2005).

• Shrout, J.D., Struckhoff, G.C., Parkin, G.F., and Schnoor, J.L., “Stimulation and Molecular Characterization of Bacterial Perchlorate Degradation by Plant-Produced Electron Donors,” Environmental Science & Technology, 40, pp. 310-317 (2006).

• Shrout, J.D. and Parkin, G.F., “Influence of Electron Donor, Oxygen, and Redox Potential on Bacterial Perchlorate Degradation,” Water Research, 40, pp. 1191-1199 (2006).

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