Book Chapter and Guidance Document
Shields WJ, Ahn S, Pietari J, Robrock K, Royer L. Atmospheric fate and behavior of POPs. Chapter 6. In: Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants. O'Sullivan W, Sandau C (eds), Chennai: Elsevier, pp. 199-290, 2019.
Burgess RM, Kane Driscoll SB, Burton GA, Ghosh U, Gschwend PM, Reible D, Ahn S, Thompson T. Laboratory, field, and analytical procedures for using passive sampling in the evaluation of contaminated sediments: user's manual. EPA/600/R-16/357, Feb 2017.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Patterson, TJ, Kristofco, L, Tiwary, AK, Magaw, RI, Zemo, DA, O'Reilly, KT, Mohler, RE, Ahn, S, Sihota, N, Espino Devine, C. Human and Aquatic Toxicity Potential of Petroleum Biodegradation Metabolite Mixtures in Groundwater from Fuel Release Sites. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2020. DOI: 10.1002/etc.4749
Mohler RE, Ahn S, O'Reilly KT, Zemo DA, Espino Devine C, Magaw R, Sihota N. Towards comprehensive analysis of oxygen containing organic compounds in groundwater at a crude oil spill site using GC×GC-TOFMS and Orbitrap ESI-MS. Chemosphere 2020, 244, 125504.
O'Reilly, KT, Mohler, RE, Zemo, DA, Ahn, S, Magaw, RI, Espino Devine, C. Oxygen‐Containing Compounds Identified in Groundwater from Fuel Release Sites Using GCxGC‐TOF‐MS. Groundwater Monit R, 2019. 39: 32-40. doi:10.1111/gwmr.12350
O'Reilly KT, Ahn S. Comment on "Primary sources and toxicity of PAHs in Milwaukee-area streambed sediment". Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology 2017. DOI: 10.1002/etc.3825.
Zemo DA, O'Reilly KT, Mohler RE, Magaw RI, Espino Devine C, Ahn S., Tiwary AK. Life Cycle of Petroleum Biodegradation Metabolite Plumes, and Implications for Risk Management at Fuel Release Sites. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 2016, 3:714-727.
O'Reilly, KT, Mohler, RE, Zemo, DA, Ahn, S, Tiwary, AK, Magaw, RI, Espino Devine, C, Synowiec, KA. Identification of ester metabolites from petroleum hydrocarbon biodegradation in groundwater using GC×GC-TOFMS. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2015, 34, (9), 1959-1961.
O'Reilly, KT, Ahn, S, Pietari, J, Boehm, PD. Use of receptor models to evaluate sources of PAHs in sediments. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds 2015, 35:41-56
Zhuang, Y, Ahn, S, Seyfferth, AL, Masue-Slowey, Y, Fendorf, S, Luthy, RG. 2011. Dehalogenation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polychlorinated biphenyl by bimetallic, impregnated, and nanoscale zerovalent iron. Environmental science & technology, 45(11), pp.4896-4903.
Zhuang, Y, Ahn, S, Luthy, RG. Debromination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers by nanoscale zerovalent iron: pathways, kinetics, and reactivity. Environmental science & technology. 2010, 44, (21), 8236-42
Ahn S, Werner D, Luthy RG. Modeling PAH mass transfer in a slurry of contaminated soil or sediment amended with organic sorbents. Water Research 2008; 42:2931-2942.
Yoon TH, Benzerara K, Ahn S, Luthy RG, Tyliszczak T, Brown GE. Nanometer-scale chemical heterogeneities of black carbon materials and their impacts on PCB sorption properties: Soft x-ray spectromicroscopy study. Environmental Science and Technology 2006; 40:5923-5929.
Ahn S, Werner D, Karapanagioti HK, McGlothlin DR, Zare RN, Luthy RG. Phenanthrene and pyrene sorption and intraparticle diffusion in polyoxymethylene, coke, and activated carbon. Environmental Science and Technology 2005; 39:6516-6526.
Ahn S, Werner D, Luthy RG. Physicochemical characterization of coke-plant soil for the assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon availability and the feasibility of phytoremediation. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2005; 24:2185-2195.
Kane Driscoll S, Ahn S, Schierz A, McGrath A, Clock J, Romer J. Use of Ex Situ Passive Samplers to Measure Freely Dissolved PAHs in Sediments at a Manufactured Gas Plant Site. 39th Annual Meeting of SETAC North America, Sacramento, CA, November 4-8, 2018.
Ahn S., Kane Driscoll SB, McGrath J, Clock J, Romer J, Schierz A., Measuring Freely Dissolved PAHs using Passive Sampler for Sediments at a Manufactured Gas Plant Site, The 11th Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - Asia Pacific; September 16-19, 2018.
Ahn S., O'Reilly K., Espino Devine C., Magaw R., Mohler R., Dawn Z., TPH metabolites in groundwater from fuel release sites - non-targeted analysis using GCxGC-TOFMS, The 11th Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - Asia Pacific; September 16-19, 2018.
Ahn S, O'Reilly K. Importance of Source Preparation and Selection Strategies in Chemical Mass Balance Modeling: Source Identification of PAHs in Urban Sediments. SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting, Orlando, November 6-10, 2016
Ahn S, O'Reilly K, Boehm, P. Evaluation of Different Source Preparation and Selection Strategies in Chemical Mass Balance Modeling: Multiple Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Sources to Urban Lake Sediments. National Environmental Monitoring Conference, Orange County, August 8-12, 2016.
Pietari J, O'Reilly K, Ahn S, Boehm, P. Tools for source apportionment: Receptor models and their applications. 31st Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy, Amherst, MA, October 20, 2015
Boehm, P, Pietari JMH, Ahn S. Application of ensemble environmental forensics to PAH source attribution. 8th International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. New Orleans, LA, January 12-15, 2015.
Ahn, S; O'Reilly. The influence of source selection on Chemical Mass Balance modeling results: Implications for source control policy. SETAC North America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, November 2014.
O'Reilly, K. T.; Ahn, S. Receptor Models for PAH Source Characterization: Opportunities and Limitations. SETAC North America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, November 2014.
Kane Driscoll S, Ahn S, Pietari J, Burgess R. Procedures for derivation of site-specific equilibrium partitioning sediment benchmarks for the protection of benthic organisms: nonionic organics. SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting, November 13-17, 2011.
Zhuang Y, Ahn S, Luthy RG. Debromination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers by nano-iron particles and carbon-supported nano-iron particles. 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2010.
Zhuang Y, Ahn S, Luthy RG. PBDE debromintaion by nano-scale zerovalent iron (nZVI) and carbon supported nZVI. SETAC North America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 2009.
Yoon TH, Benzerara K, Ahn S, Luthy RG, Tyliszczak T, Brown GE. Soft x-ray spectromicroscopy study of carbonaceous materials: Characterization of their chemical heterogeneities in sub-micrometer scale. 229th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA. March 2005.