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Drew C McAvoy

Title: Professor - Educator
Office: 740 Engineering Research Cntr
Tel: 513-556-3952
Email: drew.mcavoy@uc.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1987.
  • Master of Science Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, 1979.
  • Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering, The University of Iowa, 1978.

Research Information

Research Support

  • (PI), McAvoy D., Developing Exposure and Toxicity Data for Priority Trace Organics in Biosolids , Water Environment Research Foundation . (TOB12R15 ), 2016 to 2018.
  • (co-PI), McAvoy D., Synergistic Production of Both Biogas and Algae , University of Cincinnati Technology Commercialization Accelerator Project . 2015 to 2016.
  • (PI), Campo-Moreno, Pablo; McAvoy, Drew, Evaluating Fate Mechanisms for Contaminants of Concern in BNR Treatment Systems, Southern Nevada Water Authority. (AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES), $75,000.00. 07/17/2014 to 12/01/2016. Status: Awarded.
  • (co-PI), McAvoy D., A Pilot Study to Produce Renewable Bioenergy from UC’s Food Waste , University of Cincinnati Renewable Energy Research Initiative . 2014 to 2016.
  • (co-PI), McAvoy D., Application of Site Screening Tools to Evaluate Ecological Effects from Trace Organics in the Aquatic Environment , Water Environment Research Foundation . (CEC6R12 ), 2013 to 2016.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • McAvoy, D.C., C.A. Pittinger, and A.M. Willis (2016). (In Press). Biotransformation of Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in Anaerobic Digester Sludge, Soils, and Freshwater Sediments. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 131, 143-150.
  • Tu, Q., C. Zhu, and D.C. McAvoy (2015). (In Press). Converting campus waste into renewable energy – A case study for the University of Cincinnati. Waste Management, 39, 258-265.
  • Rosenzweig, S., G.A. Sorial, E. Sahle-Demessie, D.C. McAoy, and A.A. Hassan (2014). (In Press). Effect of Chloride Ions and Water Chemistry on Cupper (II) Adsorption with Functionalized and Pristine Carbon Nanotubes Compared to Activated Carbon F-400. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 225, 1913.
  • Cowan-Ellsberry, C., S. Belanger, P. Dorn, S. Dyer, D. McAvoy, H. Sanderson, D. Versteeg, D. Ferrer, and K. Stanton (2014). (In Press). Environmental Safety of the Use of Major Surfactant Classes in North America. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 44 (17), 1893-1993.
  • Rosenzweig, S., G.A. Sorial, E. Sahle-Demessie, and D.C. McAvoy (2014). (In Press). Optimizing the physical-chemical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and grapheme nanoplatelets (GNP) on Cu(II) adsorption. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 279, 410-417.
  • Karadagli, F., B.E. Rittman, D.C. McAvoy, and J.E. Richardson (2012). Effect of Turbulence on the Disintegration Rate of Flushable Consumer Products. Water Environment Research, 84 (5), 424-433.
  • Snyder, E.H., G.A. O'Connor, and D.C. McAvoy (2011). Toxicity and Bioaccumulation of Biosolids-Borne Triclocarban (TCC) in Terrestrial Organisms. Chemosphere, 82, 460-467.
  • Snyder, E.H., G.A. O'Connor, and D.C. McAvoy (2010). Measured Physicochemical Characteristics and Biosolids-Borne Concentrations of the Antimicrobial Triclocarban (TCC). Science of the Total Environemtnal, 408, 2667-2673.
  • Snyder, E.H., G.A. O'Connor, and D.C. McAvoy (2010). Fate of 14C-Triclocarban in Biosolids-Amended Soils. Science of the Total Environment, 408, 2726-2732.
  • Karadagli, F., D.C. McAvoy, and B.E. Rittmann (2009). Development of a Mathematical Model for Physical Disintegration of Flushable Consumer Products in Wastewater Systems. Water Environment Research, 81, 459-465.
  • Belanger, S.E., G. Boeije, T.W. Federle, D.C. McAvoy, S.W. Morrall, W.S. Eckhoff, J.C. Dunphy, N.R. Itrich, B.B. Price and E. Matthijs (2006). Special Issue on the Environmental Risk Assessment of Alcohol Ethoxylate Nonionic Surfactant. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 64, 1-2.
  • Van Compernolle, R., D.C. McAvoy, A. Sherren, T. Wind, M.L. Cano, S.E. Belanger, P.B. Dorn, and K.M. Kerr (2006). Predicting the Sorption of Fatty Alcohols and Alcohol Ethoxylates to Effluents and Receiving Waters Solids. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 64, 61-74.
  • Eadsforth, C.V., A. Sherren, M.A. Selby, R. Toy, W.S. Eckhoff, D.C. McAvoy, and E. Matthijs (2006). Monitoring of Environmental Fingerprints of Alcohol Ethoxylates in Europe and Canada. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 64, 14-29.
  • Morrall, S.W., J.C. Dunphy, M.L. Cano, A. Evans, D.C. McAvoy, B.P. Price, and W.S. Eckhoff (2006). Removal and Environmental Exposure of Alcohol Ethoxylates in U.S. Sewage Treatment. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 64, 3-13.
  • McAvoy, D.C., W.S. Eckhoff, W.M. Begley, and D.G. Pessler (2006). A Comparison of Alcohol Ethoxylate Environmental Monitoring Data Using Different Analytical Procedures. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 25, 1268-1274.
  • McAvoy, D.C., P. Masscheleyn, C. Peng, S.W. Morral, A.B. Castilla, J.M.U. Lim, and E.G. Gregorio (2003). Risk Assessment Approach for Untreated Wastewater Using the QUAL2E Water Quality Model. Chemosphere, 52, 55-66.
  • Dyer, S.D., C. Peng, D.C. McAvoy, N.J. Fendinger, P. Masscheleyn, L.V. Castillo, and J.M.U. Lim (2003). The Influence of Untreated Wastewater to Aquatic Communities in the Balatuin Rive, The Philippines. Chemosphere, 52, 43-53.
  • Rittmann, B.E., K.C. Lee, J. Shi, and D.C. McAvoy (2003). Modeling Non-Steady Conditions and Kinetics of Mass Transport for Hydrophobic Compounds in Activated-Sludge Treatment. Water Environment Research, 75 (3), 273-280.
  • Morrall, D., D.C. McAvoy, B. Schatowitz, J. Inauen, M. Jacob, A. Hauk and W.S. Eckhoff (2003). A field Study of Triclosan Loss Rates in River Water (Cibolo Creek, TX). Chemosphere, 54 (5), 653-666.
  • Nielsen, A.M., A.J. Decarvlho, D.C. McAvoy, L. Kravetz, M.L. Cano, and D.L. Anderson (2003). Investigation of an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System in Sandy Soil: Site Characterization and Fate of Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants. The CLER Review, 8 (1), 4-19.
  • Doi, J., K.H. Marks, A.J. Decarvalho, D.C. McAvoy, A.M. Nielsen, L. Kravetz, and M.L. Cano (2003). Inverstigation of an Onsite Watewater Treatment System in Sandy Soil: Sorption and Biodegradation of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate. The CLER Review, 8 (1), 20-29.
  • McAvoy, D.C., A.J. Decarvalho, A.M. Nielsen, and M.L. Cano (2003). Investigation of an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System in Sandy Soil: Modeling the Fate of Surfactants. The CLER Review, 8 (1), 30-41.
  • Belanger, S.E., J.W. Bowling, D.M. Lee, E.M. LeBlanc, K.M. Kerr, D.C. McAvoy, S.C. Christman, and D.H. Davidson (2003). Integration of Aquatic Fate and Ecological Responses to Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS) in Model Stream Ecosystems. The CLER Review, 8 (1), 42-70.
  • Traina, S.J., N.J. Fendinger, D.C. McAvoy, K.M. Kerr, and S. Gupta (2002). Fate of Polydimethylsilicones in Biosolids-Amended Field Plots. Journal of Environmental Quality, 31, 247-255.
  • Belanger, S.E., J.W. Bowling, D.M. Lee, E.M. LeBlanc, K.M. Kerr, D.C. McAvoy, S.C. Christman, and D.H. Davidson (2002). Integration of Aquatic Fate and Ecological Responses to Linear Alkylbenzene Slufonate (LAS) in Model Stream Ecosystems. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 52, 150-171.
  • McAvoy, D.C., B. Schatowitz, M. Jacob, A. Hauk, and W.S. Eckhoff (2002). Measurement of Triclosan During Wastewater Treatment Systems. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 21 (7), 1323-1329.
  • Nielsen, A.M., A.J. DeCarvalho, D.C. McAvoy, L. Kravetz, and M.L. Cano (2002). Investigation of an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System in Sandy Soil: Site Characterization and Fate of Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 21 (12), 2606-2616.
  • Doi, J., K.H. Marks, A.J. DeCarvalho, D.C. McAvoy, A.M. Nielsen, L. Kravetz, and M.L. Cano (2002). Investigation of an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System in Sandy Soil: Sorption and Biodegradation of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 21 (12), 2617-2622.
  • McAvoy, D.C., A.J. DeCarvalho, A.M. Nielsen, and M.L. Cano (2002). Investigation of an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System in Sandy Soil: Modeling the Fate of Surfactants. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 21 (12), 2623-2630.
  • Rittmann, B.E., P. Turlarak, K.C. Lee, T.W. Federle, N.R. Itrich, S.K. Kaiser, J. Shi, and D.C. McAvoy (2001). How Adaptation and Mass Transfer Control the Biodegradation of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate by Activated Sludge. Biodegradation, 12, 31-37.
  • Kerr, K.M, R.J. Larson, and D.C. McAvoy (2000). Evaluation of an Inactivation Procedure for Determining the Sorption of Organic Compounds to Activated Sludge. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 47, 314-322.
  • Logan, T.J., C.L. Henry, J.L. Schnoor, M.J. Overcash, and D.C. McAvoy (1999). An Assessment of Health and Environmental Risks of Trace Elements and Toxic Organics in Land-Applied Municipal Solid Waste Compost. Compost Science and Utilization, 7 (3), 38-53.
  • Lee, S., D.C. McAvoy, J. Szydlik, and J.L Schnoor (1998). Modeling the Fate and Transport of Household Chemicals in Septic Systems. Ground Water, 36 (1), 123-132.
  • McAvoy, D.C., C.P.L. Grady Jr., J. Blok, T.C.J. Feijtel, T.W. Federle, and R.J. Larson (1998). . A Simplified Modeling Approach Using Microbial Growth Kinetics for Predicting Exposure Concentrations of Organic Chemicals in Treated Wastewater Effluents. Chemosphere, 36 (10), 2291-2304.
  • McAvoy, D.C., S.D. Dyer, N.J. Fendinger, W.S. Eckhoff, D.L. Lawrence, and W.M. Begley (1998). Removal of Alcohol Ethoxylates, Alkyl Ethoxylate Sulfates, and Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonates in Wastewater Treatment. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 17 (9), 1705-1711.
  • McAvoy, D.C., J.A. Greff, D.R. Webb, and G.S. Allgood (1998). Effects of Olestra on Organic and Solids Removal in Septic Tanks. Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, 18 (4), 131-138.
  • Lee, K.C., B.E. Rittmann, J. Shi, and D.C. McAvoy (1998). Advanced Steady-State Model for the Fate and Transport of Hydrophobic and Volatile Compounds in Activated Sludge. Water Environment Research, 70 (6), 1118-1131.
  • Allgood, G.S., D.C. McAvoy, and D.M. Woltering (1997). Environmental Assessment of a New Food Ingredient, the Fat Replacer Olestra. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 16 (3), 586-600.
  • McAvoy, D.C., W.S. Eckhoff, and R.A. Rapaport (1997). Fate of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate in the Environment. The CLER Review, 13 (1), 4-17.
  • Fendinger, N.J., D.C. McAvoy, W.S. Eckhoff, and B.B. Price (1997). Environmental Occurrence of Polydimethylsiloxane. Environmental Science and Technology, 31 (5), 1555-1563.
  • Yamamoto, A., C.E. Cowan, D.C. McAvoy, and E. Namkung (1997). Aquatic fate Assessment for Consumer Product Ingredients in Japan. Environmental Science, 10 (2), 129-139.
  • Logan, T.J., B.J. Harrison, D.C. McAvoy, and J.A. Greff (1996). Effects of Olestra in Sewage Sludge on Soil Physical Properties. Journal of Environmental Quality, 25, 153-161.
  • McAvoy, D.C., R.J. Shimp, E. Namkung, and V.C. Hand (1996). Fate and Effects of Olestra, a Fat Substitute, During Conventional Wastewater Treatment. Water Environment Research, 68 (2), 169-177.
  • Traina, S.J., D.C. McAvoy, and D.J. Versteeg (1996). Association of Linear Alkylbenzenesulfonates with Dissolved Humic Substances and Its Effect on Bioavailability. Environmental Science and Technology, 30 (4), 1300-1309.
  • Knaebel, D.B., T.W. Federle, D.C. McAvoy, and J.R. Vestal (1996). Microbial Mineralization of Organic Compounds in an Acidic Agricultural Soil: Effects of Preadsorption to Various Soil Constituents. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 15 (11), 1865-1875.
  • Schowanek, D., D.C. McAvoy, D.J. Versteeg, and A. Hanstveit (1996). Effects of Nutrient Trace Metals Speciation on Algal Growth in the Presence of the Chelator [S,S]-EDDS. Aquatic Toxicology, 36, 253-275.
  • Hayes, K.F., C.C. Chen, and D.C. McAvoy (1995). Quaternary Ammonium Surfactant Effects on the Sorption of Trace Metals to Quartz and Aluminosilicate. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 59 (2), 380-387.
  • Fendinger, N.J., W.M. Begley, D.C. McAvoy, and W.S. Eckhoff (1995). Measurement of Alkyl Ethoxylate Surfactants in Natural Waters. Environmental Science and Technology, 29, 856-863.
  • Rapaport, R.A., R.J. Larson, D.C. McAvoy, A.M. Nielsen, M. Trehy (1995). The Fate of Commercial LAS in The Environment. The CLER Review, 1 (1), 20-31.
  • McAvoy, D.C., C.E. White, B.L. Moore, and R.A. Rapaport (1994). Chemical Fate and Transport in a Domestic Septic System: Sorption and Transport of Anionic and Cationic Surfactants. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 13 (2), 213-221.
  • Knaebel, D.B., T.F. Federle, D.C. McAvoy, and J.R. Vestal (1994). Effect of Mineral and Organic Soil Constituents on Microbial Mineralization of Organic Compounds in a Natural Soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 60 (12), 4500-4508.
  • McAvoy, D.C., W.S. Eckhoff, and R.A. Rapaport (1993). Fate of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate in the Environment. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 12, 977-987.
  • McAvoy, D.C., R.C. Santore, J.D. Shosa, and C.T. Driscoll (1992). Comparison Between Pyrocatechol Violet and 8-Hydroxyquinoline Procedures for Determining Aluminum Fractions. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 56 (2), 449-455.
  • Schecher, W.D. and D.C. McAvoy (1992). MINEQL+: A Software Environment for Chemical Equilibrium Modeling. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 16, 65-76.
  • Fendinger, N.J., W.M. Begley, D.C. McAvoy and W.S. Eckhoff (1992). Determination of Alkyl Sulfate Surfactants in Natural Waters. Environmental Science and Technology, 26, 2493-249.
  • R.A. Dahlgren, D.C. McAvoy, and C.T. Driscoll (1990). Acidification and Recovery of a Spodosol Bs Horizon from Acidic Deposition. Environmental Science and Technology, 24 (4), 531-537.
  • McAvoy, D.C. and C.T. Driscoll (1989). A Chemical Response Following Base Application to Little Simon Pond, New York State. Journal Water Pollution Control, 61 (9), 1552-1563.
  • R.A. Dahlgren, C.T. Driscoll, and D.C. McAvoy (1989). Aluminum Precipitation and Dissolution Rates in Spodosol Bs Horizons in the Northeastern USA. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 53 (4), 1045-1052.
  • McAvoy, D.C. (1988). Seasonal Trends of Aluminum Chemistry in a Second-Order Massachusetts Stream. Journal of Environmental Quality, 17 (4), 528-534.
  • McAvoy, D.C. (1988). Episodic Response of Aluminum Chemistry in an Acid Sensitive Massachusetts Catchment. Water Resources Research, 25 (2), 233-240.
  • Schnoor, J.L. and D.C. McAvoy (1981). Pesticide Transport and Bioconcentration Model. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 107 (EE6), 1229-1238.
  • McAvoy, D.C. and J.E. Richardson Assessing the Fate of Flushable Consumer Products in Septic Tanks Using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Modeling. Water Environment Research.
  • McAvoy, D.C. and J.E. Richardson Development if a Laboratory Drainline System for Assessing the Clogging Potential of Flushable Consumer Products. Journal of Environmental Engineering.
  • Cowan-Ellsberry, C., S. Belanger, D. McAvoy, S. Dyer, P. Dorn, H. Sanderson, D. Versteeg, and K. Stanton (In Progress). Environmental Safety of Major Surfactant Classes in North America. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology.
  • McAvoy, D.C. and J.E. Richardson. (In Progress). Three dimensional Flow Modeling of Laboratory Vortex Test Systems. Non Wovens Journal.
  • Schwab, B.S. and D.C. McAvoy (In Progress). An In-house Toilet and Drainline Flushability Evaluation of Toilet Tissue, Wet Wipes,a nd Tampons. Plumbing System & Design.
  • McAvoy, D.C., J. Shen, M. Bonnell, and D. Gutzman (In Progress). Evaluation of Existing Models for Predicting the Fate of Chemicals in Wastewater Treatment. Environmental Science and Technology.

Technical Reports

  • Schnoor, J.L., D.C. McAvoy, C.E. Ruiz-Calzada and M.R. Wiesner (1979). Bioaccumulation Model, Interim Report..
  • McAvoy, D.C. (1979). A Pesticide Model For Coralville Reservoir. The University of Iowa.
  • McAvoy, D.C. (1981). Vermilion River Dye Study ..
  • D.C. McAvoy (1982). Data Report of the Water Quality Survey Conducted During the Winter of 1982..
  • Boyer, H.A. and D.C. McAvoy (1982). Utilization of an Auto-Monitoring Information Network, American Society of Civil Engineering Conference Proceedings..
  • Male, J.W. and D.C. McAvoy (1985). Engineering Report on the Hydrologic Characteristics of the Proposed Salem Place Development..
  • McAvoy, D.C. (1987). Modeling the Fate of Aluminum in a Watershed System Under Acidified Conditions..
  • McAvoy, D.C. and J.W. Male (1987). The Fate and Toxicological Effect of Aluminum in an Acidified Massachusetts Watershed System..
  • Binkley, D., C.T. Driscoll, H.L. Allen, P. Schoeneberger and D.C. McAvoy (1987). Impacts of Acid Deposition: Context and Case Studies of Forest Soils in the Southeastern U.S...
  • Binkley, D., C.T. Driscoll, H.L. Allen, P. Schoeneberger and D.C. McAvoy (1988). Impacts of Acidic Deposition: Context and Case Studies of Forest Soils in the Southeastern U.S.. Ecological Studies Series, 72, 152p.
  • Rapaport, R.A., R.J. Larson, D.C. McAvoy, A.M. Nielsen and M. Trehy (1992). The Fate of Commercial LAS in the Environment. Proceedings from 3rd CESIO Meeting..
  • C.P.L. Grady, D.C. McAvoy, T.C.J. Feijtel, R.J. Larson, T.W. Federle and J. Blok (1997). Use of Monod Kinetics for Predicting Exposure Concentrations of Organic Compounds in Treated Wastewater Effluents, Biodegradation Kinetics: Generation and Use of Data for Regulatory Decision Making..
  • Kaiser, S.K., G.S. Allgood, D.C. McAvoy, D.H. Tallmadge, W.E. Eckhoff, K.M. Kerr, and D.K. Ewald (1999). Environmental Activated Sludge Field Monitoring of a New Food Ingredient..
  • Jaworska, J.S., P. Masscheleyn, and D.C. McAvoy (2001)., 163-172.
  • McAvoy, D.C. and K.M. Kerr (2001)..
  • McAvoy, D.C., G.A. Rece, E.L. Schwab, B.A. Nuck, N.R. Itrich, and R.C. Stark (2003). Protocols to Assess the Breakdown of Flushable Consumer Products, Water Environment Research Foundation/ Treatment Processes and Systems..
  • McAvoy, D.C. (2008)..
  • Higgins, C.P., J.O. Sharp, J.G. Sepulvado, B.Littrell, G. O'Connor, E. Snyder, and D.C. McAvoy (2010). State-of-the-Science Review of Occurrence and Physical, Chemical, and Biological Processes Affecting Biosolids-Borne Trace Organic Chemicals in Soil, Water Environment Research Foundation..
  • Rauch-Williams, T., A. Salveson, E. Dickenson, J. Drewers, D. Drury, D. Gerrity, C. Higgins, D. McAvoy, S. Snyder, and B. Vanderford (2011). Trace Organic Compound Removal in Biological Wastewater Treatment, Conference Proceedings to the 26th Annual WaterReuse Symposium..
  • Pittinger, C., A. Maier, B. Gadagbui, A. Parker, and D. McAvoy (2012). Gathering Unpublished Data for Chemical Detection in Biosolids, Water Environment Research Foundation..
  • Salveson, A., T. Rauch-Williams, E. Dickerson, J. Drewes, D. Drury, D. McAvoy, and S. Snyder (2012). Trace Organic Compound Removal During Wastewater Treatment – Categorizing Wastewater Treatment Processes by Their Efficacy in Reduction of a Suite of Indicator TOrCs, Water Environment Research Foundation..
  • Schnoor, J.L. and D.C. McAvoy Environmental Modeling: Fate and Transport of Pollutants in Water, Air and Soil, Environmental Science and Technology: A Wiley-Interscience Series of Texts and Monographs..

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • McAvoy, D., C. Pittinger, and E. Dickeson (2012). Trace Organics in Biosolids – Is there Cause for Concern? WERF Webinar Series, Alexandria, VA.
  • Raunch-Williams, T., A. Salveson, E. Dickenson, D. McAvoy, J. Drewes, and D. Drury (2012). Integrating Nutrient and Trace Organic Removal in Wastewater Treatment 9th Annual IWA Leading-Edge Conference, Bisbane, Australia.
  • McAvoy, D.C., R. Mooney-Bullock, B. George, N. Ellwood, and D. Gamstetter (2011). Ecological Engineering to Preserve Sustainable Urban Ecosystem Services Second International Congress on Sustainable Science and Engineering, Tucson, AZ.
  • Stanton, K., C. Cowan-Ellsberry, S. Belanger, D. McAvoy, P. Dorn, S. Dyer, H. Sanderson, R. van Compernolle, D. Versteeg, and R. Sedlak (2011). Environmental Safety of Major Surfactant Classes in North America CESIO 8th World Surfactant Congress & Business Convention, Vienna, Austria.
  • Rauch-Williams, T., A. Salveson, E. Dickenson, J. Drewers, D. Drury, D. Gerrity, C. Higgins, D. McAvoy, S. Snyder, and B. Vanderford (2011). Trace Organic Compound Removal in Biological Wastewater Treatment 26th Annual WaterReuse Symposium, Pheonix, AZ.
  • Higgins, C., D. McAvoy, and G. O’Connor (2011). Prioritization of Biosolids-borne Trace Organic Chemicals SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Dickenson, E., J. Drewes, K. Hyland, C. Higgins, A. Salveson, T. Rauch-Williams, B. Narayanan, S. Snyder, B. Vanderford, D. Gerrity, D. McAvoy, and D. Drury (2010). Effect of Wastewater Treatment Operational Conditions on the Fate of Emerging Trace Organic Compounds WEFTEC 83rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • McAvoy, D.C. (2010). Life Cycle Assessment: A Quantitative Tool for Assessing Sustainability Sustainable Urban Environment Seminar Series, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Snyder, E.H., G.A. O'Connor, and D.C. McAvoy (2009). Risk Assessment of Biosolids-Borne Triclocarban Procter & Gamble E-CoP Technical Seminar, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Snyder, E.H., G.A. O’Connor, and D.C. McAvoy (2008). Envrironmental Transport of Biosolids-Borne Triclocarban University of Florida Water Institute Symposium, Gainsville, FL.
  • D.C. McAvoy and K. Possell (2008). INDA/EDANA Flushability Guidelines World of Wipes Conference, Chicago, IL .
  • D.C. McAvoy, K. Possell, and R. Holmes (2008). INDA/EDANA Flushability Guidelines INDA Webinar, Cary, NC.
  • McAvoy, D.C. (2008). The EDANA/INDA Flushability Guidance Document EUREAU Industry and Trade Meeting, Luxembuorg City, Luxembourg.
  • Snyder, E.H., G.A. O’Connor, and D.C. McAvoy (2008). Risk Assessment of Triclocarban in Land-Applied Biosolids ASA-CSSA-SSSA , Huston, TX.
  • McAvoy, D.C., D.J. Versteeg, R.D. Vashon, S.E. Belanger, T.W. Federle, and S.D. Dyer (2008). Ecological Risk Assessment of Personal Care Product Ingredients WEFTEC Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • McAvoy, D.C., G.A. Rece and P. Lorscher (2008). Training Workshop on INDA/EDANA Flushability Guidelines NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Snyder, E.H., G.A. O’Connor, and D.C. McAvoy (2008). Fate and Transport of Biosolids-Borne Triclocarban SETAC North America Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.
  • Dyer, S., D. McAvoy, D. Lester, S. Bay, P. DeLeo, J. Pletl, L. Olabode, and D. Woltering (2008). WERF’s Plan for Determining the Relationship Between Exposure of Trace Organics and Adverse Impacts to Aquatic Populations and Communities SETAC North America 29th Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.
  • Versteeg, D.J., D.C. McAvoy, R.D. Vashon, S.E. Belanger, T.W. Federle, S.D. Dyer, and B.B. Price (2007). Aquatic Risk Assessment of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Product Ingredients SETAC North America , Milwaukee, WI.
  • Snyder, E.H., G.A. O’Connor, and D.C. McAvoy (2007). Fate and Transport of Biosolids-Borne Triclocarban ASA-CSSA-SSSA , New Orleans, LA.
  • McAvoy, D.C. and M. Nellor (2007). Trace Organics Challenge: Understanding and Comunicating Potential Exposure and Effects WERF Program Area Meeting, Berkeley, CA .
  • McAvoy, D.C. (2006). INDA/EDANA Flushability Guidelines EDANA Workshop on Flushable Products, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Snyder, E.H., G.A. O’Connor, and D.C. McAvoy (2006). Fate and Transport of Biosolids-Borne Triclocarban World Congress of Soil Science, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Eadsforth, C.V., A.J. Sherren, M.A. Selby, R. Toy, W.S. Eckhoff, D.C. McAvoy, and E. Matthijs (2005). SETAC Europe .
  • McAvoy, D.C. (2004). Fate, Bioavailability, and Bioconcentration of Orgnaic Compounds in Biosolids-Amended Soil Sustainable Land Application Conference, Florida, USA .
  • McAvoy, D.C. and N.J. Fendinger (2004). Long Term Fate of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) in Biosolids-Amended Soil Sustainable Land Application Conference, Florida, USA .
  • McAvoy, D.C. and J. Haynes (2004). Assessing Down the Drain Disposal of Flushable Products IDEA 04 Conference, Florida, USA .
  • Richardson, J. and D.C. McAvoy (2002). CFD Modeling of a Septic Tank to Assess the Fate of Flushable Consumer Products Water Environment Federation Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinios.
  • Zhu, C., N.J. Fendinger, D.J. Foltz, S. Ma, S.F. Webb, W.S. Eckhoff, K.M. Kerr, D.C., and McAvoy (1999). Trace Triclocarban (TCC) Analysis in Wastewater and Treated Wastewater Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Eckhoff, W.S., G.S. Allgood, S.K. Kaiser, D.C. McAvoy, and D.H. Tallmadge (1999). Environmental Activated Sludge Field Monitoring of a New Food Ingredient, the Fat Replacer Olestra Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lee, D.M., D.W. Gledhill, K.M. Kerr, S.K. Kaiser, D.C. McAvoy, S.E. Belanger, and S.W. Morrall (1999). Understanding the Environmental Fate of Alkyl Sulfate: Part I - River Water, Pool Sediment, and Riffle Periphyton Biodegradation and Sorption Studies Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Philadelphia, PA.
  • McAvoy, D.C. (1998). Industrial Applications of Environmental Chemistry American Chemical Society, Boston, MA.
  • McAvoy, D.C. (1998). Industrial Applications of Environmental Chemistry 21st Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Doi, J., K. Marks, A. DeCarvalho, D.C. McAvoy, A. Nielsen, and L. Kravetz (1998). Investigation of an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System in a Sandy Soil: Adsorption and Biodegradation of LAS Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Charlotte, NC.
  • Federle, T.W., S.K. Kaiser, D.C. McAvoy, N.R. Itrich, D.W. Gledhill, and K.M. Kerr (1998). Comparison of Measured Removal of LAS in Laboratory Activated Sludge Systems with Modeled Removal based on Batch Biodegradation Rates and Sorption Coefficients Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Charlotte, NC.
  • Kerr, K.M. and D.C. McAvoy (1998). Association of Alcohol Ethoxylate (AE) Surfactants with Dissolved Humic Substances Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Charlotte, NC.
  • Itrich, N.R., K.M. Kerr, D.C. McAvoy, and T.W. Federle (1998). Effect of Ethoxylate Number and Chain Length on the Biodegradation Kinetics and Sorption of Linear Alkyl Ethoxylates in Activated Sludge Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Charlotte, NC.
  • McAvoy, D.C., J. Shi, W.D. Schecher, and B.E. Rittmann (1997). Steady State Model for Predicting Emissions of Organic Compounds From Activated Sludge Treatment Systems Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • McAvoy, D.C., C. Peng, B.A. Nuck, and T.W. Federle (1997). Approach for Predicting Exposure Concentrations of Consumer Product Ingredients in Rivers Receiving Untreated Wastewater Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Kaiser, S.K., D.W. Gledhill, B.A. Nuck, D.C. McAvoy, R.J. Larson, and T.W. Federle (1997). Varying Influent Concentration Study for Linear Alkylbenzenesulfonate (LAS) Using a Laboratory Continuous-Flow Activated Sludge System Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, SanFrancisco, CA.
  • McAvoy, D.C., K.M. Kerr, and N.J. Fendinger (1996). Long-Term Fate of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) in Sludge Amended Soils Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C..
  • N.J. Fendinger, D.C. McAvoy, W.S. Eckhoff, and B.B. Price (1996). Environmental Occurrence of Polydimethylsiloxanes (PDMS) Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Washington, DC.
  • Kerr, K.M. and D.C. McAvoy (1995). Determination of Sorption Coefficients (Kds) For Activated Sludge Solids Using a No-Specific Analytical Technique Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Second SETAC World Congress (16th Annual Meeting), Abstract Book pp. 224.
  • Cowan, C.E., A. Yamamoto, D.C. McAvoy, and E. Namkung (1995). Method for Consumer Product Ingredients in Japan Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Second SETAC World Congress (16th Annual Meeting), Abstract Book pp. 280.
  • Greff, J.A., D.C. McAvoy, D.R. Webb, and G.S. Allgood (1995). Fate and Effects of Olestra in Septic Tanks Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Second SETAC World Congress (16th Annual Meeting).
  • McAvoy, D.C., R.J. Shimp, E., Namkung, and V.C. Hand (1994). Treatability of Olestra, a Fat Substitute, During Conventional Wastewater Treatment Water Environment Federation Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
  • McAvoy, D.C., K.M., Kerr, and G.W. Hyatt (1994). Bioavailability and Transport of Trace Metals Following the Amendment of an MSW/Biosolids Co-Compost to Agricultural Soils Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington.
  • McAvoy, D.C., D.J. Versteeg, and S.J. Traina (1993). Interactions of LAS with Dissolved Humic Substances and Its Effect on Fish Workshop on Environmental Fate and Effects of Surfactants, Veldhoven, The Netherlands.
  • Kerr, K.M. D.C. McAvoy (1993). Determination of Sorption Coefficients (Kd's) for Activated Sludge Solids Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop, University of Notre Dame.
  • McAvoy, D.C., W.M. Begley, D.L. Lawrence, and W.S. Eckhoff (1993). Alkyl Ethoxylate Alcohol and Alkyl Ethoxylate Sulfate Removal During Wastewater Treatment Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop, University of Notre Dame.
  • Kerr, K.M., D.C. McAvoy, and G.W. Hyatt (1993). Fate and Availability of Trace Metals Following Land Application of a Co-Compost Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH.
  • McAvoy, D.C., N.J. Fendinger, K.T. Norwood, and S.D. Dyer (1993). Removal of Alkyl Ethoxylates and Alkyl Ethoxylate Sulfates During Wastewater Treatment Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Houston, Texas.
  • McAvoy, D.C. and K.M. Kerr (1993). Determination of Sorption Coefficients (Kd's) for Activated Sludge Solids Using a Non-Specific Analytical Technique Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Houston, Texas.
  • Fendinger, N.J., W.M. Begley, D.C. McAvoy and W.S. Eckhoff (1992). Monitoring of Alkyl Sulfate Surfactants in Wastewater Treatment Systems and Surface Waters American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Begley, W.M., N.J. Fendinger, D.C. McAvoy and W.S. Eckhoff (1992). Behavior of Alkyl Sulfate (AS) Surfactants During Trickling Filter and Activated Sludge Treatment American Chemical Society, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Dyer, S.D., J.B. Barnum and D.C. McAvoy (1992). Aquatic Safety Assessment for Boron. Proceedings International Symposium on the Health of Boron and its Compounds, Riverside, CA.
  • N.R. Itrich, C.E. White, D.C. McAvoy, and T.W. Federle (1992). Biodegradation of Oxydisuccinate (ODS) in Subsurface Soils from a Septic Tank Tile Field System American Society of Microbiology, New Orleans.
  • Rapaport, R.A., R.J. Larson, D.C. McAvoy, A.M. Nielsen, and M. Trehy (1992). The fate of Commercial LAS in the Environment CESIO Annual Meeting, London, England.
  • McAvoy, D.C., D.J. Versteeg, and S.J. Traina (1992). Fate and Effects of LAS Bound to Dissolved Humic Substances in Aquatic Systems IHSSS 6th International Meeting, Monopoli, Italy.
  • McAvoy, D.C. and C.E. White (1992). Fate of a Detergent Builder Following Discharge from a Septic Tank System Society of Toxicology and Chemistry, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Low, B.A., J.A. Greff and D.C. McAvoy (1992). Fate and Effect of Compounds in Septic Systems Society of Toxicology and Chemistry, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Bookland, E.A., D.C. McAvoy, D.L. Wilke, R.T. Williams and E.C. Schaeffer (1992). Screening Level Tests for Determining Effects on Septic Tank Functions Society of Toxicology and Chemistry, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Dyer, S.D., D.C. McAvoy, J.B. Barnum, J.A. Black and W.J. Birge (1992). Aquatic Safety Assessment for Boron Society of Toxicology and Chemistry, Cincinnati, OH.
  • McAvoy, D.C. and W.D. Schecher (1991). MINEQL+: An Interactive Management System for the Chemical Equilibrium Program MINEQL Soil Science Society of America, Denver, CO.
  • McAvoy, D.C. and C.E. White (1991). Fate of TMS/TDS Beneath a Septic Tank Tile Field Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Seattle, WA.
  • McAvoy, D.C., C.E. White, N. Itrich, and T.W. Federle (1991). Sorption and Biodegradation of an Anthropogenic Chelator in a Soil Environment Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Seattle, WA.
  • McAvoy, D.C., W.S. Eckhoff, and R.A. Rapaport (1990). LAS Concentrations at U.S. Treatment Plants and Receiving Waters Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • White, C.E. and D.C. McAvoy (1990). An Analytical Method for the Determination of Trace Metal Speciation in Natural Waters Analytical Chemistry Symposium, Kings Island, OH.
  • Eckhoff, W.S., R.A. Rapaport, and D.C. McAvoy (1990). LAS Concentrations at U.S. Treatment Plants and Receiving Waters Analytical Chemistry Symposium, Kings Island, OH.
  • McAvoy, D.C. and S.J. Traina (1990). Determination of a Conditional Association Constant for LAS with Natural Humic Substances Gordon Conference on Environmental Science: Water, New Hampton, NH.
  • White, C.E. and D.C. McAvoy (1990). Determining Trace Metal Speciation in Natural Waters and Wastewaters Mid-West Environmental Chemistry Workshop, Urbana, IL.
  • McAvoy, D.C., D.J. Versteeg, and S.J. Traina (1990). The Binding of LAS to Dissolved Humic Substances and its Effects on Fish Mid-West Environmental Chemistry Workshop, Urbana, IL.
  • McAvoy, D.C., S.J. Traina, and D.J. Versteeg (1990). Fate and Effects of LAS Bound to Dissolved Humic Substances Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Arlington, VA.
  • R.A. Rapaport, T.W. Federle, D.C. McAvoy, and B.L. Moore (1990). Consumer Product Chemical Behavior in the subsurface After Domestic Effluent Discharge Septic Systems and Groundwater Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Rapaport, R.A., W.S. Eckhoff, D.C. McAvoy, R.J. Caprara, and W.S. Lung (1990). A U.S. Surface Water Exposure Assessment for LAS Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Arlington, VA.
  • White, C.E., D.C. McAvoy, and R.A. Rapaport (1989). The role of Sorption in the Fate of Succinate Tartrates in a Variety of Environmental Compartments Mid-West Environmental Chemistry Workshop, Bloomington, IN.
  • McAvoy, D.C. (1988). Chemical Response of Calcium Carbonate Addition to Cranberry Pond, New York Shield Lakes Acidification Network Telegraph Spring Workshop.
  • Nodvin, S.C., J.S. Kahl, D.C. McAvoy, S.A. Norton and C.T. Driscoll (1988). Episodic Stream Acidification and Aluminum Mobilization at the Watershed Manipulation Site in Maine Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, CA.
  • McAvoy, D.C., C.T. Driscoll, W.A. Ayling and L.M. Oliver (1988). Effects of Base Treatment on the Water Chemistry of Little Simon Pond, New York Water Pollution Control Federation, Dallas, TX.
  • Dahlgren, R.A., D.C. McAvoy and C.T. Driscoll (1988). Aluminum Precipitation/ Dissolution Rates in the Bs Horizons of Spodosols Soil Science Society of America, Anaheim, CA.
  • Driscoll, C.T., R.A. Dahlgren and D.C. McAvoy (1988). Acidification and Recovery of Spodosol Bs Horizons from Acidic Deposition in the Northeastern U.S. Soil Science Society of America, Anaheim, CA.
  • McAvoy, D.C., R.A. Dahlgren and C.T. Driscoll (1988). Modeling the Chemical Response of a Spodosol Bs Horizon Leached with Acidic Solutions Soil Science Society of America, Anaheim, CA.
  • McAvoy, D.C. (1987). Seasonal Variations of Streamwater Chemistry in an Acid-Sensitive Massachusetts Catchment Shield Lakes Acidification Telegraph Spring Workshop.
  • McAvoy, D.C. (1987). Spatial and Temporal Variations of Aluminum in an Acidified Watershed System, Symposium on Acid Rain American Geophysical Union, Baltimore, MD.
  • McAvoy, D.C. (1986). A Simulation Model Used to Assess Short-Term Mobility of Aluminum in a Watershed System, Modeling the Aquatic Effects of Acid Precipitation American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.
  • Boyer, H.A. and D.C. McAvoy (1982). Utilization of an Auto-Monitoring Information Network American Society of Civil Engineering, Minneapolis, MN.
  • McAvoy, D.C. and S.J. Traina Binding of LAS to Dissolved Humic Substances Analytical Chemistry Symposium, Kings Island, OH.

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Adjunct Award, 2012. University of Cincinnati.
  • Editorial Board, 2008 to 2010. Environmental Toxicology and Chemicstry.
  • Professional Accomplishment Award for an Engineer in Industry, 2007. Engineers and Scientists in Cincinnati.
  • Excellence in Review Award, 2004. Environmental Science & Technology.
  • Research Council, 2003 to 2008. Water Environment Research Foundation.
  • Editorial Board, 2000 to 2003. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
  • Willem Rudolfs Medal, 1997. Water Environment Federation.
  • Tau Beta Pi, 1977. National Honorary Engineering Fraternity.
  • Student Chapter President, Chi Epsilon, 1977. National Honorary Civil Engineering Fraternity. .

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 09-2012 to Present, Adjunct and Research Professor, University of Cincinnati, Environmental Engineering Program, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 03-2010 to Present, Environmental Consultant, McAvoy Consulting, LLC, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 01-2006 to 08-2012, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Environmental Engineering Program, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 11-1999 to 02-2010, Principal Research Scientist, Procter & Gamble Company, Environmental Science Department, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 11-1993 to 11-1999, Senior Research Scientist, Procter & Gamble Company, Environmental Science Department, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 02-1989 to 11-1993, Research Scientist, Procter & Gamble Company, Environmental Science Department, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 01-1988 to 05-1988, Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University, Department of Civil Engineering, Syracuse, NY.
  • 11-1986 to 01-1989, Research Associate, Syracuse University, Department of Civil Engineering, Syracuse, NY.
  • 09-1983 to 12-1983, Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Department of Civil Engineering, Amherst, MA.
  • 09-1982 to 10-1986, Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Department of Civil Engineering, Amherst, MA.
  • 01-1980 to 06-1982, Environmental Engineer, Metropolitan Waste Control Commission, Quality Control Dept. , St. Paul, MN.
  • 06-1979 to 12-1979, Research Assistant, The University of Iowa, Department of Civil Engineering, Iowa City, IA.
  • 01-1978 to 09-1978, Treatment Plant Operator, The University of Iowa, Department of Water Treatment, Iowa City, IA.

Post Graduate training and Education

  • 05-2010, Mass Spectrometry Basics, ACS, Online Training.
  • 04-2010, Practical Applications of Mass Spectrometry for Small Molecules, ACS, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 08-1989, Metals Equilibrium Speciation Model MINTEQA2, U.S. EPA, Athens, Georgia.
  • 05-1983, Modeling of Toxic Substances in Natural Water Systems, Manhattan College, Bronx, New York.
  • 03-1981, USEPA QUAL-II Water Quality Model true.

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society,
  • International Water Association,
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry,
  • Soil Science Society of America,
  • Water Environment Federation,