Herbert E. AllenPh.D. Environmental Chemistry, University of Michigan
Emeritus Professor; Director for the Center for the Study of Metals in the Environment
University of Delaware, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering, 2009-present.
Director, Center for the Study of Metals in the Environment – EPA funded Center, (6 Universities) 2001-8.
University of Delaware, Professor of Environmental Engineering, 1989-2008; Joint Professor of Oceanography, The Graduate College of Marine Studies, 1996-2008.
Director, Consortium on Fate, Transport and Effects of Contaminants in Aquatic Systems (6 Universities), U.S. EPA Office of Water, 1995-2000.
Drexel University, Professor of Chemistry and Director of Environmental Studies Institute, 1983-89.
Illinois Institute of Technology, Professor, 1980-84; Associate Professor, 1976-80; and Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, 1974-76.
Visiting Professor, Water Research Centre, Medmenham, England, 1980-81.
Lecturer, Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, University of Michigan, 1970-74.
Chemist, U.S. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, 1962-70.
Education1974: Ph.D. Environmental Chemistry, University of Michigan
1967: M.S. Analytical Chemistry, Wayne State University
1962: B.S. Chemistry, University of Michigan
Honors and AwardsHONORS: World Health Organization Fellowship to study Environmental Chemistry in The Netherlands and Federal Republic of Germany, 1981. Distinguished Service Award of the American Chemical Society, Div. Environmental Chemistry, 1987. National Research Council Committee on Technologies for Cleanup of Subsurface Contaminants in the DOE Weapons Complex. Ground Water and Soil Cleanup: Improving Management of Persistent Contaminants, 1988-89. Visiting Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Environmental Science, Nankai University, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, 1993-present. Old Dominion Univ. College of Sciences Distinguished Visitor Seminar Program, March 25-28, 1996. World Health Organization, International Program on Chemical Safety. Panel member for Environmental Health Criteria document on zinc, 1996. National Research Council Committee on Superfund Site Assessment and Remediation in the Coeur d'Alene River Basin. Superfund and Mining Megasites: Lessons from the Coeur d'Alene River Basin, 2003-05. Institute of Scientific Information Highly Cited Researcher, Ecology and Environment, 2006. National Research Council, Committee on Research Priorities for Earth Science and Public Health. Earth Materials and Health: Research Priorities for Earth Science and Public Health, 2006-07.
Research ProjectsResearch Interests
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS – 275 journal, book chapter and proceedings
D.M. Di Toro, C.S. Zarba, D.J. Hansen, W.S. Berry, R.S. Swartz, C.E. Cowan, S.P. Pavlou, H.E. Allen, N.A. Thomas and P.R. Paquin. Technical Basis for Establishing Sediment Quality Criteria for Non-Ionic Organic Chemicals using Equilibrium Partitioning. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 10: 1541-1583 (1991).
A.F. Kingery and H.E. Allen. Ion Chromatographic Separation of Closely Related Nerve Agent Degradation Products Using an Organic Modifier to Provide Selectivity. Analytical Chemistry 66: 155-159 (1994).
A.F. Kingery and H.E. Allen. The Environmental Fate of Organophosphorus Nerve Agents: A Review. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 47: 155-184 (1995).
S-Z. Lee, H.E. Allen, C.P. Huang, D.S. Sparks, P.F. Sanders and W.J.G.M. Peijnenburg. Predicting Soil-Water Partition Coefficients for Cadmium. Environmental Science and Technology 30: 3418-3424 (1996).
B.M. Sherman, H.E. Allen and C.P. Huang. Catalyzed Hydrogen Peroxide Treatment of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene in Soils. Proceedings of the 30th Mid-Atlantic Industrial and Hazardous Waste Conference, Technomic Publishing, Lancaster, PA pp. 765-774 (1998).
S.J. You, Y. Yin and H.E. Allen. Partitioning of Dissolved Organic Matter in Soils: Effects of pH and Water:Soil Ratio. The Science of the Total Environment 227: 155-160 (1999).
Y. Yin and H.E. Allen. Natural Remediation of Metals. Chapter 9. In Natural Remediation of Environmental Contaminants. C.M. Swindoll and R. Stahl (eds). Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Pensacola, FL p. 247-272 (2000).
S. Sauvé, W. Hendershot and H.E. Allen. Solid-solution Partitioning of Metals in Contaminated Soils: Dependence on pH and Total Metal Burden. Environmental Science and Technology 34: 1125-1131 (2000).
C.A. Impellitteri, H.E. Allen, Y. Yin, S-J. You and J.K. Saxe. 2001. Soil Properties Controlling Metal Partitioning. In Heavy Metals Release in Soils. H.M. Selim and D.J. Sparks (eds). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 149-165.
Y. Yin, S.-Z Lee, S.-J. You and H.E. Allen. Determinants of Metal Retention to and Release from Soils. In Environmental Restoration of Metals Contaminated Soils. A. Iskandar (ed). Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL pp. 77-91 (2001).
H. Ma, H.E. Allen, and Y. Yin. Characterization of Isolated Fractions of Dissolved Organic Matter from Natural Waters and a Wastewater Effluent. Water Research 35: 985-996 (2001).
D.M. Di Toro, H.E. Allen, H.L. Bergman, J.S. Meyer, P.R. Paquin, and R.C. Santore. Biotic Ligand Model of the Acute Toxicity of Metals. 1. Technical Basis. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20: 2383-2396 (2001).
R.C. Santore, D.M. Di Toro, P.R. Paquin, H.E. Allen, J.S. Meyer. Biotic Ligand Model of the Acute Toxicity of Metals. 2. Application to Acute Copper Toxicity to Freshwater Fish and Daphnia. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20: 2397-2402 (2001).
S.D. Kim, M.B. Gu, H.E. Allen and D.K. Cha. Physicochemical Factors Affecting the Sensitivity of Ceriodaphnia dubia to Copper. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 70: 105-116 (2001).
T. Cheng and H.E. Allen. Prediction of Uptake of Copper from Solution by Lettuce (Lactuca sativa “Romance”). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20:2544-2551 (2001).
J.K. Saxe, C.A. Impellitteri, W.J.G.M. Peijnenburg and H.E. Allen. A Novel Model Describing Heavy Metal Concentrations in the Earthworm, Eisenia andrei. Environmental Science and Technology 35: 4522-4529 (2001).
C.A. Impellitteri, Y. Lu, J.K. Saxe, H.E. Allen and W.J.G.M. Peijnenburg. Correlation of the Partitioning of Dissolved Organic Matter Fractions with the Desorption of Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn from 18 Dutch Soils. Environment International 28: 401-410 (2002).
Y. Yin, C.A. Impellitteri, S-J. You and H.E. Allen. The Importance of Organic Matter Distribution and Extract Soil:Solution Ratio on the Desorption of Heavy Metals from Soils. The Science of the Total Environment 287: 107-119 (2002).
Y. Lu and H.E. Allen. Characterization of Copper Complexation with Natural Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) - Link to Acidic Moieties of DOM and Competition by Ca and Mg. Water Research 36: 5083-5101 (2002).
M.B. Tomson, H.E. Allen, C.W. English, W.J. Lyman and J.J. Pignatello. Contaminant-Soil Interactions. In Contaminated Soils: From Soil-Chemical Interactions to Ecosystem Management. R.P. Lanno (ed). SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL p. 251-290 (2003).
C.R. Janssen, D.G. Heijerick, K.A.C. De Schamphelaere and H.E. Allen. Environmental Risk Assessment of Metals: Tools for Incorporating Bioavailability. Environment International 28: 793-800 (2003).
J. Wang, C.P. Huang, and H.E. Allen. Modeling Heavy Metal Uptake by Sludge Particulates in the Presence of Dissolved Organic Matter. Water Research 37: 4835-4842 (2003).
Q.R. Zeng, S. Sauvé, H.E. Allen and W.H. Hendershot. Recycling EDTA Solutions used to Remediate Metal-polluted Soils. Environmental Pollution 133: 225-231 (2004).
A.M. DiFrancesco, P.C. Chiu, L.J. Standley, H.E. Allen, and D.T. Salvito. Dissipation of Fragrance Materials in Sludge-Amended Soils. Environmental Science and Technology 38: 194-201 (2004).
K.A.C. De Schamphelaere, F.M. Vasconcelos, F.M.G. Tack, H.E. Allen, and C.R. Janssen. Effect of Dissolved Organic Matter Source on Acute Copper Toxicity to Daphnia magna. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 23:1248–1255 (2004).
T. Cheng, K. De Schamphelaere, S. Lofts, E. Tipping, C. Janssen, H.E. Allen. Measurement and Computation of Zinc Binding to Natural Dissolved Organic Matter in European Surface Waters. Analytica Chimica Acta 542:230-239 (2005).
Z. Shi, D.M. Di Toro, H.E. Allen and A.A. Ponizovsky. Modeling Kinetics of Cu and Zn Release from Soils. Environmental Science and Technology 39:4562-4568 (2005).
S.-J. You, S Thakali and H.E. Allen. Characteristics of Soil Organic Matter (SOM) Extracted Using Base with Subsequent Acid Precipitation and Sequential pH Extraction. Environment International 32:101-105 (2006).
A.A. Ponizovsky, S. Thakali, H.E. Allen, D.M. Di Toro and A.J. Ackerman. Effect of Soil Properties on Copper Release in Soil Solutions at Low Moisture Content. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25: 671-682 (2006).
Y. Lu and H.E. Allen A Predictive Model for Copper Partitioning to Suspended Particulate Matter in River Waters. Environmental Pollution 143: 60-72 (2006).
T. Cheng and H.E. Allen. Comparison of Zinc Complexation Properties of Dissolved Natural Organic Matter from Different Surface Waters. Journal of Environmental Management 80: 222-229 (2006).
A.A.Ponizovsky, D.M. Metzler, H.E.Allen and A.J. Ackerman. The Effect of Moisture Content on the Release of Organic Matter and Copper to Soil Solution. Geoderma 135: 204-215 (2006).
S. Thakali, H.E. Allen, D.M. Di Toro, A.A. Ponizovsky, C.P. Rooney, F.-J. Zhao, and S.P. McGrath. A Terrestrial Biotic Ligand Model 1. Development and Application to Cu and Ni Toxicities to Barley Root Elongation in Soils. Environmental Science and Technology 40: 7085-7093 (2006).
S. Thakali, H.E. Allen, D.M. Di Toro, A.A. Ponizovsky, C.P. Rooney, F.-J. Zhao, S.P. McGrath, P. Criel, H. van Eeckhout, C. Janssen, K. Oorts and E. Smolders. A Terrestrial Biotic Ligand Model 2. Application to Ni and Cu Toxicities to Plants, Invertebrates and Microbes in Soil Environmental Science and Technology 40: 7094-7100 (2006).
A.A. Ponizovsky, H.E.Allen and A.J.Ackerman. Copper Activity in Soil Solutions of Calcareous Soils. Environmental Pollution 145: 1-6 (2007).
Z. Shi, H.E. Allen, D.M. Di Toro, S-Z. Lee, D.M. Flores Meza, and S. Lofts, Predicting Cadmium Adsorption on Soils Using WHAM VI. Chemosphere 69: 605-612 (2007).
E. Mensah, A.A. Ponizovsky, H.E. Allen, and D.M. Metzler, Cadmium Release in Soil Solutions at Low Moisture Content. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 39: 158-167 (2008).
A.A. Ponizovsky, H.E. Allen, and A.J. Ackerman, Effect of Field Aging on Nickel Concentration in Soil Solutions. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 39: 510-523 (2008).
Z. Shi, D.M. Di Toro, H.E. Allen, and D. L. Sparks. A WHAM based Kinetics Model for Zn Adsorption and Desorption to Soils. Environmental Science and Technology 42: 5630-5636 (2008).
A.A. Ponizovsky, S. Thakali, H.E. Allen, D.M. Di Toro, A.J. Ackerman, and D.M. Metzler. Effect of Soil Properties on Nickel Partitioning in Soils at Low Moisture Content. Geoderma 145: 69-76 (2008).
a 0.45 µm MillexTM-HV cartridge, then analyzed using HPLC.