Recent Submissions

  • Biodegradation kinetics of individual and mixture non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in an agricultural soil receiving alkaline treated biosolids 

    Shu, W., Price, G, Jamieson, R, Lake, C.B. 2021. Biodegradation kinetics of individual and mixture non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in an agricultural soil receiving alkaline treated biosolids. Science of the Total Environment. Vol 755(1): 142520. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142520
    Land application of biosolids is one potential source of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) into agricultural soils. Degradation is an important natural attenuation pathway that affects the fate and transport ...
  • Characterizaing sediment physical property variability for bench scale dewatering purposes 

    8. Alimohammadi, M., Tackley, H., Holmes, B., Davidson, K., Lake, C.B., Spooner, I., Jamieson, R.C., Walker, T.R. 2020. Characterizing sediment physical property variability for bench scale dewatering purposes. Environmental Geotechnics. https://doi.org/10.1680/jenge.19.00214.
    A field sampling program was undertaken to assess the variability of physical characteristics of contaminated sediments in a large (160 ha) effluent stabilization lagoon. The objective of this paper is to use this “field ...
  • Particle Size Effects on Breakage of ACT Aggregates Under Physical and Environmental Loadings 

    Choi. H., Lake, C.B. and Hills, C.D. 2020. Examining particle breakage for a manufactured aggregate from cement kiln dust. ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 24(1): 04019029. DOI: 10.1061/%28ASCE%29HZ.2153-5515.0000468.
    Aggregates manufactured from fine-grained thermal waste residues using accelerated carbonation technology (ACT) represent a potential sustainable alternative to natural aggregates. However, for these manufactured products ...
  • Development of a leaching procedure to asses the risk of uranium leaching due to construction and demolition waste 

    Letman, M.M., Drage, J., Ryan, A.M., Jamieson, R., and Lake, C.B. 2018. Development of a standardized leaching procedure for the evaluation of uranium mobility in groundwater. Waste Management, 78:144-150.
    Naturally-occurring uranium can be found at elevated concentrations in groundwater throughout the world, with the potential to cause kidney damage in chronically exposed individuals. Empirical evidence shows that uranium ...
  • Using a geotextile with flocculated filter backwash water and its impact on aluminium concentrations 

    Jahan, I. Wood, M., Lake, C.B. and Gagnon, G.A. 2018. Using a geotextile with flocculated filter backwash water and its impact on aluminium concentrations. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 46(6):759-769.
    The use of geotextiles (i.e. geotextile tubes) in wastewater treatment applications is ever increasing. This paper examines the potential of using a geotextile to improve upon the treatment of aluminium present in a filter ...
  • The effect of different dewatering techniques on resulting effluent particle size. 

    Alimohammadi, M., Tackley, H., Lake, C.B., Spooner, I. Walker, T.R., Jamieson, R.C., Gan, C., and Bossy, K. 2020. The effect of different dewatering techniques on resulting effluent particle size. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 47(10): 1145-1153.
    A paucity of literature has compared geotextile dewatering methods to more conventional dewatering methods (i.e. centrifuge, sedimentation) in the context of how geotextile dewatering performs at reducing particulate matter ...
  • Quantifying hydraulic conductivity spatial variability for a cement-based solidification/stabilization (S/S) remediation project: a case study. 

    9. Fenton, G.A., Lake, C.B., Liza, R. K. 2021. Quantifying hydraulic conductivity spatial variability for a cement-based solidification/stabilization (S/S) remediation project: a case study. Submitted to Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 58: 155-164. dx.doi.org/10.1139/cgj-2020-0067.
    This paper presents statistical analyses of hydraulic conductivity data collected from an existing cement-based solidification/stabilization (S/S) system. The goal is to characterize the spatial variability of hydraulic ...
  • Examining the Ultraviolet Optical Screening Tool as a Viable Means for Delineating a Contaminated Organic Sediment 

    Davidson, K.B., Lake, C.B., Sweet, B. and Spooner, I.S. 2021. Examining the ultraviolet optical screening tool as a viable means for delineating a contaminated organic sediment, Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 799: 149408.
    Rapid and accurate delineation of contaminated sediments in marine environments is critical for the effective assessment of site risks and the development of appropriate remedial action plans. In this study, a new application ...
  • Fate and transport of particle matter during geotube dewatering of a dioxin and furan (PCDD/F) contaminated sediment. 

    Alimohammadi, M. and Lake, C.B. 2022. Fate and transport of particle matter during geotube dewatering of a dioxin and furan (PCDD/F) contaminated sediment. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol. 50(2):203-215. doi.org/10.1016/j.geotexmem.2021.09.006
    Geotextile tube dewatering is a pre-treatment method utilized in the remediation of high-water content materials (i.e. sediments and slurries). However, given the association some contaminants (e.g. dioxins and furans, ...
  • Evaluating the movement of dissolved porewater species through a marine sediment 51 years after establishment of a pulp and paper effluent stabilization basin 

    Lake, C.B., Song, X., Spooner, I.S., Jamieson, R.C. Walker, T.R., and Tackley, H. 2022. Evaluating the movement of dissolved porewater species through a marine sediment 51 years after establishment of a pulp and paper effluent stabilization basin. Accepted Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
    Over 50 years ago, a marine estuary was converted to a wastewater stabilization basin for treatment of primarily pulp and paper effluent. As a result, the basin was immediately converted to a “freshwater” environment and ...
  • Low impact development effects on aquifer recharge using coupled surface and groundwater models 

    Mooers, E.W., Jamieson, R.C., Hayward, J., Drage, J., Lake, C.B. 2018. Low impact development effects on aquifer recharge using coupled surface and groundwater models. ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 23(9): 04018040.
    Low impact development (LID) is promoted as a sustainable management practice for stormwater in urbanized catchments. While the positive effects of LID features on surface water hydrology and water quality have been ...
  • Spatiotemporal assessment (quarter century) of pulp mill metal(loid) contaminated sediment to inform remediation decisions 

    Hoffman, E., Lyons, J., Boxall, J., Robertson, C. , Lake, C.B., and Walker, T.R. 2017. Spatio-temporal assessment (quarter century) of pulp mill metal(loid) contaminated sediment to inform remediation decisions, Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189: 257. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-017-5952-0.
    A bleached kraft pulp mill in Nova Scotia has discharged effluent wastewater into Boat Harbour, a former tidal estuary within Pictou Landing First Nation since 1967. Fifty years of effluent discharge into Boat Harbour has ...
  • Particle size effects on breakage of ACT aggregates under physical and environmental loadings 

    Choi. H., Lake, C.B. and Hills, C.D. 2020. Particle size effects on breakage of ACT aggregates under physical and environmental loadings. ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 24(1): 04019029. DOI: 10.1061/%28ASCE%29HZ.2153-5515.0000468.
    Aggregates manufactured from fine-grained thermal waste residues using accelerated carbonation technology (ACT) represent a potential sustainable alternative to natural aggregates. However, for these manufactured products ...
  • Examining metal migration through geotextiles during dewatering 

    Tackley, H, Alimohammadi, M., and Lake, C.B. 2021. Examining metal migration through geotextiles during dewatering. Geotextiles and Geomembranes: 49(1): 32-40. doi.org/10.1016/j.geotexmem.2020.09.002.
    This paper presents a study conducted to assess the influence that a filter cake deposited on the surface of the geotextile has on the mobility of three metals (Cu, Pb, Zn) during filtration of a contaminated sediment. Two ...
  • Historical characterization and spatial distribution of organic contaminated sediment derived from kraft pulp mill effluent. 

    Hoffman, E. Alimohammadi, M., Lyons, J., Davis, E., Walker, T.R., and Lake, C.B. 2019. Historical characterization and spatial distribution of organic contaminated sediment derived from kraft pulp mill effluent. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191:590. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-019-7763-y.
    Organic sediment contaminants [polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)] were assessed using secondary monitoring data from a former tidal ...
  • Lateral sand filters are effective for removal of antibiotic resistance genes from domestic wastewater 

    Hayward, J.L, Huang, Y., Yost, C.K., Truelstrup-Hansen, L., Lake, C.B., Tong, A., Jamieson, R.C. 2019. Lateral Flow Sand Filters are Effective for Removal of Antibiotic Resistance Genes from Domestic Wastewater. Water Research, 162, 482-491.
    The ability of lateral flow sand filters, used as on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS), to remove antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB), and other relevant genetic markers (HF183, ...
  • Stress concentration factors for RHS-to-RHS X-connections near an open chord end 

    Daneshvar, S., Sun, M. & Tousignant, K. (2020). Stress concentration factors for RHS-to-RHS X-connections near an open chord end. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 175: 106352.
    This paper presents an experimental and finite-element (FE) study to determine stress concentration factors (SCFs) for directly welded rectangular hollow section (RHS)-to-RHS axially loaded X-connections near an open chord ...
  • Design of fillet welds in RHS-to-RHS moment T-connections under branch in-plane bending 

    Yaghoubshahi, M., Sun, M. & Tousignant, K. (2019). Design of fillet welds in RHS-to-RHS moment T-connections under branch in-plane bending. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 159: 122-133.
    Non-linear finite element (FE) models were developed to assess the AISC 360-16 Chapter K design approach for fillet welds in rectangular hollow section (RHS) moment T-connections under branch in-plane bending. The FE models ...
  • Fillet weld effective lengths in CHS X-connections. I: Experimentation 

    Tousignant, K. & Packer, J.A. (2017). Fillet weld effective lengths in CHS X-connections. I: Experimentation. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 138: 420-431.
    For the first time, an experimental test program was conducted to assess the strength of fillet welds in circular hollow section (CHS) connections. Six large-scale, fillet-welded CHS-to-CHS X-connections were designed with ...
  • Fillet weld effective lengths in CHS X-connections. II: Finite element modelling, parametric study and design 

    Tousignant, K. & Packer, J.A. (2017). Fillet weld effective lengths in CHS X-connections. II: Finite element modelling, parametric study and design. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 141: 77-90.
    Finite element (FE) modelling was performed to extend the results of a recently completed experimental test program to evaluate the static strength of fillet welds in X-connections between circular hollow sections (CHS). ...

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