Timothy R. Ginn

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Pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) in the environment lately have been acknowledged to constitute a health risk for humans and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Human and veterinary applications are the main sources of PhACs in the environment and the major pathways are excretion and discharge to the environment through sewage treatment plants(More)
Stochastic modeling of soil water fluxes in the absence of measured hydraulic parameters requires a knowledge of the expected istribution of the hydraulic parameters in different soil types. Predictive relationships describing the hydraulic parameter distributions must be developed based on the common descriptors of the physical properties of soils (e.g.,(More)
This is a review of physical, chemical, and biological processes governing microbial transport in the saturated subsurface. We begin with the conceptual models of the biophase that underlie mathematical descriptions of these processes and the physical processes that provide the framework for recent focus on less understood processes. Novel conceptual models(More)
The transport of colloids and bacterial cells through saturated porous media is a complex phenomenon involving many interrelated processes that are often treated via application of classical colloid filtration theory (CFT). This paper presents a numerical investigation of CFT from the Lagrangian perspective, to evaluate the role of some of the classical(More)
The diffusion of a chemical disinfectant into wastewater particles may be viewed as a serial two-step process involving transport through a macroporous network of pathways to micropores that lead into dense cellular regions. Previous research reveals that ultraviolet (UV) light penetration into wastewater particles is limited primarily to macropores,(More)
Carbon sequestration, infrastructure rehabilitation, brownfields clean-up, hazardous waste disposal, water resources protection and global warming-these twenty-first century challenges can neither be solved by the high-energy consumptive practices that hallmark industry today, nor by minor tweaking or optimization of these processes. A more radical,(More)
The prokaryotic diversity associated with highly metal-contaminated sediment samples collected from the Coeur d’Alene River (CdAR) was investigated using a cultivation-independent approach. Bacterial community structure was studied by constructing an RNA polymerase beta subunit (rpoB) gene library. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that 75.8% of the rpoB(More)
Heavy metals can significantly affect the kinetics of substrate biodegradation and microbial growth, including lag times and specific growth rates. A model to describe microbial metabolic lag as a function of the history of substrate concentration has been previously described by Wood et al. (Water Resour Res 31:553-563) and Ginn (Water Resour Res(More)
Infectious disease within outmigrant juvenile salmon in the Columbia River Basin is modulated, in part, by abiotic stressors that influence host-susceptibility. Through the application of a dose-structured population dynamic model, we show that chemical (both in the river and in the estuary) and in-river (e.g., dams and/or predation) stressors influence(More)
The benthic sediments in Lake Coeur d’Alene, northern Idaho, have been contaminated by metals (primarily Zn, Pb, and Cu) from decades of upstream mining activities. As part of ongoing research on the biogeochemical cycling of metals in this area, a diffusive reactive-transport model has been developed to simulate metal transport in the lake sediments. The(More)