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14.362 Environmental Engineering and Laboratory
14.562 Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology
14.568 Environmental Fate and Transport
14.573 Solid Waste Engineering
14.595 Hazardous Waste Site Remediation
Contributions & Awards:
Recipient of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
"Excellence in Teaching Award" October 3, 2000.
Recipient of UML Graduate Student Association (GSA)- "Outstanding
Graduate Faculty Award", May 8, 1998.
Clifford J. Bruell is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he teaches graduate courses which focus on physical and chemical
hydrogeology, environmental chemistry of organic contaminants and hazardous waste site remediation.
His research interests are the development of remediation technologies for soils contaminated with hazardous wastes. He has investigated innovative techniques for the remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons and
chlorinated solvents such as: electro-kinetics (E-K), soil vapor extraction (SVE), in situ air sparging
(IAS), surfactant enhanced soil flushing, in situ biological treatment and in situ chemical oxidation.
Additionally, his research interests include studies of the transport of organic chemicals in the vadose zone.
Prof. Bruell has served as a hazardous waste researcher and consultant to government agencies such as MA
DEP, U.S. EPA and U.S. Geologic Survey and several national and international environmental firms
such as Xpert Design and Diagnostics (XDD), Envirogen, ENSR Consulting and Engineering, and Delft
Geotechnics, and to the American Petroleum Institute (API).
He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Annual International Conference on Contaminated Soils, Sediments and Water held at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has published numerous
technical articles and serves as Associate Editor for Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal.
Prof. Bruell holds a Ph.D. (1987) in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut; a M.S. (1976) in Environmental Studies from the University of Lowell and a B.S. (1974) in Biological Sciences
from Lowell Technological Institute. From 1978 to 1981 he worked as a Sanitary Engineer for Adolph Coors Company in Golden, Colorado. From 1976 to 1977 he was a wastewater treatment plant supervisor
at Miller Brewing Co. in Fulton, New York.
list of Funded Research Projects
as sole Principal or Co-Principal Investigator):
C.J. Bruell, Marley, M.C., Sperry, K.L.
Oxidation for In Situ Remediation of TCE: I. Activated by
Ferrous Ion with and without a Persulfate-Thiosulfate Redox Couple”.
C., C.J. Bruell, Marley, M.C., Sperry, K.L.
Oxidation for In Situ Remediation: II. Activated by Chelated
Ferrous Ion”. Chemosphere
C.J. Bruell, Marley, M.C., Sperry, K.L. 2003. “Thermally
Activated Persulfate Oxidation of Trichloroethylene (TCE) and
1,1,1-Trichloroethane (TCA) in Aqueous Systems and Soil Slurries”. Soil
& Sediment Contamination, 12(2): 207 - 228
Weeks, K.R., C.J. Bruell, N. Mohanty, 2000. "Use of
Fenton's Reagent for the Degradation of TCE in Aqueous Systems and
Soil Slurries", Soil
& Sediment Contamination, 9(4): 331-345.
Inyang, H.I. and C.J. Bruell, Editors, 2000. Remediation in
Rock Masses, ASCE Press, Reston, VA.
Bruell, C.J. and H.I. Inyang, 2000. "The Fundamentals of
Remediation in Rock Masses" in Remediation in Rock Masses,.
ASCE Press, Reston, VA, 1-11.
Dupont, R.R., C.J. Bruell, D. Downey, S. Hulling, M.C. Marley,
R. Norris, 1998. Innovative Site Remediation Technology: Design and
Application, BIOREMEDITION, Vol. 1., Edited by William C. Anderson,
WASTECH® and The American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Bruell, C.J., 1998. "Soil Remediation by Air Sparging,"
in R. A. Meyers, ed., The Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and
Remediation, Vol. 7, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, March, pp.
Bruell, C.J., C.C. Barker, D.K. Ryan, J.W. Duggan, 1998.
"Surfactant Enhanced Flushing of Unsaturated Porous Media", J.
of Soil Contamination 7(1):47-71.
Coletta, T.F., C.J. Bruell, D.K. Ryan, H.I. Inyang, 1997.
"Cation-Enhanced Solutions for the Electrokinetic Removal of Pb
from Kaolinite", ASCE J. of Environmental Engineering, 123
Barker, C.C., C.J. Bruell, R.S. Baker, 1997. "Selective
Recovery of NAPLs Using Oleophilic Suction Lysimetery", Soil
and Groundwater Cleanup, Oct., pp. 20-25.
Bruell, C.J., D.K. Ryan, C.C. Barker, J.V. Lazzaro, 1997.
"Laboratory Evaluation of a Biodegradable Surfactant for In
Situ Soil Flushing", J. of Soil Contamination 6(5):509-523.
Crawford, S.C., C.J. Bruell, D.K. Ryan and J.W. Duggan, 1997.
"Effects of Emulsion Viscosity during Surfactant-Enhanced Soil
Flushing in Porous Media", J. of Soil Contamination 6(4):355-370.
Bruell, C.J., M.C. Marley, H.H. Hopkins, 1997. "American
Petroleum Institute In Situ Air Sparging Database", J. of Soil
Marley, M.C., E.X. Droste, C.J. Bruell, H.H. Hopkins, 1996.
"Use Air Sparging and Vapor Extraction To Remediate Subsurface
Organics", Environmental Engineering World, March-April,
Marley, M.C., C.J. Bruell, 1995. In Situ Air Sparging:
Evaluation of Petroleum Industry Sites and Considerations for
Applicability, Design and Operation, API Publication 4609,
American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C., 90 pages.
Marley, M.C., C.J. Bruell, H.H. Hopkins, 1995. "Air
Sparging Technology: A Practice Update", In Situ and On-Site
Bioreclamation: In Situ Aeration: Air Sparging, Bioventing, and
Related Remediation Processes, Edited by: R. E. Hinchee, R.N.
Miller, P.C. Johnson, Battelle Press, Columbus, Ohio.