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Dr. Xuelian Bai
Assistant Research Professor, Environmental Sciences

Professional Interests:

Dr. Xuelian Bai’s research focuses on occurrence, risks, and fate and transport of contaminants in the environment. Dr. Bai’s research includes field-monitoring, microcosm experiments (e.g., sorption, degradation, and bioaccumulation in soil-water-biota-plant systems), and modeling techniques. Dr. Bai’s research projects include:

  • Effects of reclaimed water irrigation on plant uptake of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes;
  • Removal of pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and endocrine disrupting chemicals by algae from surface and waste waters;
  • Evaluation of the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes in a highly urban-impacted wetland ecosystem;
  • Uptake and bioaccumulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals by quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis);
  • Microplastics in freshwater ecosystems;
  • Occurrence, distribution, and pattern analysis of organic contaminants in large-scale urban watersheds; and
  • Fate and transport of estrogenic compounds in agricultural soils with animal manure application.

Google scholar page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=I1OYXy0AAAAJ

Keywords

Environmental Chemistry, Water Quality, Contaminant Fate and Transport, Emerging Contaminants

 

Publications
2020
Waldrip, H. M., Pagliari, P. H., He, Z. (Eds.) Bai, X. (2020). Fate and Transport of Estrogens and Estrogen Conjugates in Manure-Amended Soils, In Animal Manure: Production, Characteristics, Environmental Concerns, and Management, 183-199, American Society of Agronomy: Madison, WI
Rodríguez-Narvaez, O. M., Rajapaksha, R. D., Ranasinghe, M. I., Bai, X., Peralta-Hernández, J. M., Bandala, E. R. (2020). Peroxymonosulfate decomposition by homogeneous and heterogeneous Co: Kinetics and application for the degradation of acetaminophen, Journal of Environmental Sciences, 93, 30-40, 10.1016/j.jes.2020.03.002
2019
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2019). Removal of seven endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from municipal wastewater effluents by a freshwater green alga, Environmental Pollution, 247, 534-540, 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.01.075
Semreen, M. H., Shanableh, A., Semerjian, L., Alniss, H., Mousa, M., Bai, X. (2019). Simultaneous determination of pharmaceuticals by solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry: A case study from Sharjah sewage treatment plant, Molecules, 24 (3), 633
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2019). Uptake of endocrine-disrupting chemicals by quagga mussels (Dreissena bugensis) in an urban-impacted aquatic ecosystem, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26 (1), 250-258
2018
Bai, X., Lutz, A. D., Carroll, R. W., Keteles, K., Dahlin, K., Murphy, M., Nguyen, D. (2018). Occurrence, distribution, and seasonality of emerging contaminants in urban watersheds, Chemosphere, 200, 133-142, 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.02.106
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2018). Uptake of endocrine disrupting chemicals by quagga mussels (Dreissena bugensis) in aquatic ecosystems, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26 (1), 250-258, 10.1007/s11356-018-3320-4
Waldrip, H. M., Pagliari, P. H., He, Z. (Eds.) Bai, X. (2018). Fate and transport of estrogens and estrogen conjugates in manure-amended soils, In Animal Manure: Environmental Concerns, Mitigation, and Beneficial Utilization, ASA-CSSA-SSSA Books: Madison, WI, In press
Oswal, H. N., Bai, X., Gerrity, D., Acharya, K., Devitt, D., Rock, C. (2018). Constituents of emerging concern in recycled water used for irrigation, Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, University of Arizona: Tucson, AZ
2017
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2017). Algae-mediated removal of selected pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) from Lake Mead water, Science of the Total Environment, 581-582, 734-740, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.192
Bai, X., Lutz, A. D., Carroll, R. W. (2017). Occurrence of contaminants of emerging concern in the Denver-Metro Area: Review of USEPA Monitoring Data, DRI Institute Project Assignment.
2016
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2016). Removal of trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, and triclosan by the green alga Nannochloris sp., Journal of Hazardous Materials, 315, 70-75, 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.04.067
2015
Bai, X., Casey, F. X., Hakk, H., DeSutter, T. M., Oduor, P. G., Khan, E. (2015). Sorption and degradation of 17?-estradiol-17-sulfate in sterilized soil-water systems, Chemosphere, 119, 1322-1328
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2015). State-of-the-art for direct potable reuse and its associated challenges: White paper, WaterStart: Reno, NV
Acharya, K., Bai, X. (2015). A study of municipal wastewater effluent for potential uses in the Truckee Reno Industrial Complex Facilities in the Reno/Sparks area, WaterStart: Reno, NV
2014
Bai, X., Casey, F. X., Shrestha, S. L., Hakk, H., Fan, Z. (2014). Modeling coupled sorption and transformation of 17?-estradiol-17-sulfate in agricultural soils, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 168, 17-24
Bai, X., Shrestha, S. L., Casey, F. X., Hakk, H., Fan, Z. (2014). Modeling coupled sorption and transformation of 17?-estradiol?17-sulfate in soil-water systems, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 168, 17-24
2013
Bai, X., Casey, F. X., Hakk, H., DeSutter, T. M., Oduor, P. G., Khan, E. (2013). Dissipation and transformation of 17?-estradiol-17-sulfate in soil-water systems, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 260, 733-739
Bai, X., Casey, F. X., Hakk, H., DeSutter, T. m., Oduor, P. G., Khan, E. (2013). Dissipation and transformation of 17?-estradiol-17-sulfate in soil–water systems, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 260, 733-739
Bai, X. (2013). Fate and Transport of an Estrogen Conjugate 17ß-Estradiol-17-Sulfate in Soil-Water Systems, North Dakota State University: Fargo, ND, Ph.D. Dissertation
2011
Shrestha, S. L., Bai, X., Smith, D. J., Hakk, H., Casey, F. X., Larsen, G. L., Padmanabhan, G. (2011). Synthesis and characterization of radiolabeled 17?-estradiol conjugates, Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals, 54, 267-271
Shrestha, S. L., Bai, X., Smith, D. J., Hakk, H., Casey, F. X., Larsen, G. L. (2011). Synthesis and characterization of radiolabeled 17??estradiol conjugates, Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals, 54 (5), 267-271
2010
DeSutter, T., Vial, E., Rijal, I., Murdoff, M., Guy, A., Pang, X., Koltes, S., Luciano, R., Bai, X., Zitnick, K., Wang, S., Podrebarac, F., Casey, F., Hopkins, D. (2010). Integrating field-based research into the classroom: an environmental sampling exercise, Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 39, 132-136
Conference Proceedings
2019
Harrold, Z. R., Arienzo, M. M., Collins, M. J., Bai, X., Davidson, J. M. (2019). Introduction to High Volume Sampling: A novel method for sampling microplastics in diverse aqueous systems, AGU Fall Meeting
2018
Oswal, H. N., Bai, X., Gerrity, D., Acharya, K., Devitt, D., Moser, D. P., Edmonds, J. (2018). Role of ozone in agricultural water reuse applications, International Ozone Association: Las Vegas, NV, August 22, 2018, Oral presentation.
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2018). Using a freshwater green alga to remove endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from municipal wastewater effluents, American Chemistry Society Fall Meeting: Boston, MA, August 19, 2018-August 23, 2018
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2018). Using a freshwater green alga to remove seven endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from municipal wastewater effluents, Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 256
2017
Bai, X. (2017). Environmental fate and transport of contaminants of emerging concern, China Agricultural University Forum of Distinguished Young Scholars: Beijing, China, December 27, 2017-December 28, 2017, Invited presentation.
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2017). Uptake of hormones and pharmaceutical and personal care products by quagga mussels (Dreissena bugensis), American Chemical Society Fall Meeting: Washington, DC, August 20, 2017-August 24, 2017
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2017). Uptake of hormones and pharmaceutical and personal care products by quagga mussels (Dreissena bugensis) in an aquatic ecosystem, Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 254
2016
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2016). Removal of selected pharmaceutical and personal care products by the green alga Nannochloris sp., American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2016-December 16, 2016
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2016). Removal of trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, and triclosan by the green alga Nannochloris sp., Universities Council on Water Resources Annual Conference: Pensacola Beach, FL, June 21, 2016-June 23, 2016
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2016). Removal of trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, and triclosan by the green alga Nannochloris sp., Lower Colorado River Science Symposium: Las Vegas, NV, February 8, 2016-February 9, 2016
Bai, X., Acharya, K. (2016). Removal of Selected Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products by the Green Alga Nannochloris sp., AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, Abstract No. #H23C-1549
2015
Bai, X., Casey, F. X., Hakk, H. (2015). Fate and transport of an estrogen conjugate in soil-water systems, American Water Resources Association Annual Conference: Denver, CO, November 16, 2015-November 19, 2015
Bai, X., Casey, F. X., Hakk, H. (2015). Estrogen sulfate in soil-water systems: Is it a potential source of free estrogens?, Universities Council on Water Resources Annual Conference: Henderson, NV, June 16, 2015-June 18, 2015
2012
Shrestha, S. L., Bai, X., Chambers, K. B., Hakk, H., Casey, F. X. (2012). Role of conjugates in the fate and transport of steroid hormones, ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings: Cincinnati, OH, October 21, 2012-October 24, 2012
2011
Bai, X., Casey, F. X., Shrestha, S. L., Hakk, H., DeSutter, T. M., Oduor, P. G., Khan, E. (2011). Modeling sorption and transformation of 17?-estradiol-17-sulfate in agricultural soils, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 5, 2011-December 9, 2011
Bai, X., Casey, F. X., Shrestha, S. L., Hakk, H., DeSutter, T. M., Oduor, P. G., Khan, E. (2011). Modeling sorption and transformation of 17?-estradiol-17-sulfate in agricultural soils, ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings: San Antonio, TX, October 16, 2011-October 19, 2011
Bai, X., Casey, F. X., Hakk, H., DeSutter, T. M., Oduor, P. G., Khan, E. (2011). Sorption and degradation of 17?-estradiol-17-sulfate in agricultural soils, Manitoba Soil Science Society Annual Meeting: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, February 3, 2011-February 4, 2011
Bai, X., Casey, F. X., Hakk, H., Shrestha, S. L., DeSutter, T. M., Khan, E., Oduor, P. G. (2011). Modeling sorption and degradation of 17?-estradiol-17-sulfate in agricultural soils, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, Abstract., Presented.
Bai, X., Casey, F., DeSutter, T., Hakk, H., Oduor, P., Khan, E. (2011). Sorption and degradation of 17ß-estradiol-17sulfate in agricultural soils, Programs and Abstracts, 25, 54th Annual Manitoba Soil Science Society Meeting: Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 3, 2011-February 4, 2011, Abstract., Presented.
Casey, F., Bai, X., Shrestha, S. L., Hakk, H., DeSutter, T. (2011). Sorption and degradation of estrogen conjugates in agricultural soils, USDA-NIFA Land Grant and Sea Grant National Water Quality Conference: Washington, DC, January 31, 2011-February 1, 2011, Abstract., Presented.
2010
Bai, X., Casey, F. X., Hakk, H., DeSutter, T. M., Oduor, P. G., Khan, E. (2010). Sorption and degradation of 17?-estradiol-17-sulfate in agricultural soils, ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings: Long Beach, CA, October 31, 2010-November 3, 2010
Other
2018
Gerrity, D. K., Acharya, K., Moser, D. P., Bai, X., Edmonds, J. (2018). Plant uptake of contaminants of emerging concern in agroecosystems irrigated with reclaimed water, USDA PI Meeting: Washington, DC, Oral presentation.