Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Alan W. Elzerman

Elzerman
Professor Emeritus
Rich Lab, 342 Computer Court
Anderson, SC 29625
864.656.5568
awlzrmn@clemson.edu

Ph.D. Water Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976
B.A. Chemistry, Williams College, 1971



Faculty Overview

Prior to retiring in 2012, Dr. Elzerman’s major teaching and research interests were in environmental chemistry and environmental science and policy. He taught courses in environmental chemistry, environmental science and introductory environmental engineering.  Dr. Elzerman also served as the Department Chair for 12 years, and led the Clemson University Sustainable Universities Initiative.  He was also a member of the faculties of the Environmental Toxicology Program and the Policy Studies Program.

Research activities focused on the sources, fate and analysis of chemicals in environmental systems. 

Class Information
Dr. Elzerman does not currently teach classes.
Selected Publications

Coates, J. T. and Elzerman, A. W., 1986, Desorption Kinetics for Selected PCB Congeners from River Sediment, J. Contam. Hydr., 1:191 210.

Elzerman, A. W. and Coates, J.T., 1987, Hydrophobic Organic Compounds on Sediments: Equilibria and Kinetics of Sorption, in R.A. Hites and S.J. Eisenreich (eds.) Sources and Fates of Aquatic Pollutants, American Chemical Society Advances in Chemistry Series #216, ACS, Washington, DC, pp.- 263 318.

Dunnivant, F. M. and Elzerman, A.W., 1987, Determination of PCBs in Sediments using Sonication Extraction and Capillary Column GC/EC Detection with Internal Standard Calibration, J. Assoc. Offic. Anal. Chem. 71:551 555.

Dunnivant, F. M., Coates, J. T. and Elzerman, A. W., 1988, Experimentally Determined Henry's Law Constants for 17 PCB Congeners, Environ. Sci. Technol., 22:448 453.

Dunnivant, F. M. and Elzerman, A.W., 1988, Aqueous Solubility and Henry's Law Constant Data for PCB Congeners for Evaluation of Quantitative Structure Property Relationships (QSPRs), Chemosphere, 17:525 541

Macalady, D. L., Langmuir, D., Grundl, T. and Elzerman, A. W., 1990, Use of Model-Generated Ion Activities to Compute Eh and Ferric Oxyhydroxide Solubilities in Anaerobic Systems, in R. L. Bassett and D. Melchior (eds.), Chemical Modeling of Aqueous Systems II, American Chemical Society Advances in Chemistry Series #416, ACS, Washington, DC, pp.-350 367.

Shorten, C. V., Elzerman, A. W. and Mills, G. L., 1990, Methods for the Determination of PAH Desorption Kinetics in Coal Fines and Coal Contaminated Sediments, Chemosphere, 20:137 159.

Dunnivant, F. M., Elzerman, A. W., Jurs, P. J. and Hasan, M., 1992, Quantitative Structure-Property Relationships (QSPRs) Prediction of Aqueous Solubilities for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Environ. Sci. Technol., 26:1567-1573.

Farley, K. J., Germann, G. G. and Elzerman, A. W., 1994, Differential Weathering of PCB Congeners in Lake Hartwell, South Carolina, in Environmental Chemistry of Lakes and Reservoirs, L. Baker (ed.), American Chemical Society Advances in Chemistry Series #237, ACS, Washington, DC, pp.- 575-600.

Newman, M. E., Elzerman, A. W. and Looney, B. B., 1993, Facilitated Transport of Selected Metals in Laboratory Soil Columns, J. Contam. Hydrol., 14:233-246.

Bryce, A. L., Kornicker, W. A., Elzerman, A. W. and Clark, S. B., 1994, Nickel Adsorption to Hydrous Ferric Oxide in the Presence of EDTA: Effects of Component Addition Sequence, Environ. Sci. and Technol., 28:2353-2359.

Lee, C.M., Anderson, B., and Elzerman, A.W., 1999, "Photochemical Oxidation of Terbufos" Environ. Toxicol. and Chem., 18(7):1349-1353.

Burnett, W. C. and Elzerman, A. W., 2001, Nuclide migration and the environmental radiochemistry of Florida phosphogypsum, J. Env. Radioactivity, 54:27-51.

Fjeld, R. A., DeVol, T. A., Goff, R. W., Blevins, M. D., Brown, D. D., Ince, S. M., and Elzerman, A. W., 2001, Characterization of the mobilities of selected actinides and fission/activation products in laboratory columns containing basalt and sedimentary interbed from the Snake River Plain, Nuclear Technology 135:92-108.

Fjeld, R.A., Coates, J.T., Elzerman, A.W., Navratil, J.D., 2002, Mobilities of Uranium Species in Sedimentary Interbed From the Snake River Plain, in Merkel, B. et. al, eds., Uranium in the Environment, Springer-Verlag

Hull, L.C., Grossman, C., Fjeld, R. A. and Elzerman, A. W., 2004, A Hybrid empirical/theoretical approach to modeling uranium adsorption" Appl. Geochem. 19:721-736.