Doctorate in Environmental Sciences

E. Michael Perdue

Endowed Chair of Environmental Sciences and Professor of Chemistry

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CP 201A  Phone: 765-285-8096  Fax: 765-285-6505

Georgia Institute of Technology Ph.D. (1973)
Georgia Institute of Technology B.S. (1969)

 Research Interests

  • Isolation of natural organic matter from fresh and saline waters using reverse osmosis and electrodialysis
  • Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry of natural organic matter
  • Measuring and modeling the acid-base chemistry of humic substances
  • Measuring and modeling the metal complexation chemistry of humic substances
  • Using NMR spectrometry to characterize the metal binding sites of humic substances
  • Modeling the 1H and 13C NMR spectra of humic substances (one- and two-dimensional)
  • Probabilistic estimates of structural features of humic substances from their chemical compositions

Publications

E. M. Perdue and R. Benner, “Marine Organic Matter”, In (N. Senesi, B. Xing, and P. M. Huang, editors) Biophysico-chemical Processes Involving Natural Nonliving Organic Matter in Environmental Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, pp. 407-449 (2009).

J.-F. Koprivnjak, P. H. Pfromm, E. Ingall, T. A. Vetter, P. Schmitt-Kopplin, N. Hertkorn, M. Frommberger, H. Knicker, and E. M. Perdue, “Chemical and spectroscopic characterization of marine dissolved organic matter isolated using coupled reverse osmosis-electrodialysis”, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73, 4215-4231 (2009).

E. M. Perdue, “Natural Organic Matter”, in G. E. Likens, (Editor) Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Vol. 2, 806-819, Oxford:Elsevier (2009).

N. Hertkorn, M. Frommberger, M. Witt, B. Koch, P. Schmitt-Kopplin, and E. M. Perdue, “Natural organic matter and the event horizon of mass spectrometry”, Anal. Chem., 80, 8908-8919, (2008).

B. K. Gurtler, T. A. Vetter, E. M. Perdue, E. Ingall, J.-F. Koprivnjak, and P. H. Pfromm, “Combining reverse osmosis and pulsed electrical current electrodialysis for improved recovery of dissolved organic matter from seawater”,J. Mem. Sci., 323, 328-336 (2008).

J. D. Ritchie and E. M. Perdue, “Analytical constraints on acidic functional groups in humic substances”, Org. Geochem., 39, 783-799 (2008).

N. Hertkorm, C. Ruecher, M. Meringer, R. Frommberger, E. M. Perdue, M. Witt, P. Schmitt-Kopplin, “High-precision frequency measurements: indispensible tools at the core of the molecular-level analysis of complex systems”, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 389, 1311-1327 (2007).

E. M. Perdue, N. Hertkorn, and A. Kettrup, “ The application of 113Cd NMR spectrometry to the study of cadmium complexation by natural organic matter”, Appl. Geochem., 22, 1612-1623 (2007).

T. A. Veter, E. M. Perdue, E. Ingall, J.-F. Koprivnjak, P. H. Pfromm, “Combining reverse osmosis and electrodialysis for more complete recovery of dissolved organic matter from seawater”, Separation and Purification Technology, 56, 383-387 (2007).

E. M. Perdue and J. F. Koprivnjak, “Using the C/N ratio to estimate terrigenous inputs of organic matter to aquatic environments”, Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci., 73, 65-72 (2007).

E. M. Perdue, N. Hertkorn, and A. Kettrup, “Substitution patterns in aromatic rings by increment analysis. Model development and application to natural organic matter”, Anal. Chem., 79, 1010-1021 (2007).

J. F. Koprivnjak, E. M. Perdue, and P.H. Pfromm, “Coupling reverse osmosis with electrodialysis to isolate natural organic matter from fresh waters”, Water Res., 40, 3385-3392 (2006).

Course Schedule
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