USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Professional Pages

Blank space
Search USGS Professionals Featured Profiles Blank space Frequently Asked Questions  |  About The USGS Professional Pages
bio image of Robert  Eganhouse

Robert Eganhouse

Research Chemist

Contact Info


Short Biography





Publications

Zhang, C., Eganhouse, R.P., Pontolillo, J., Cozzarelli, I.M., Wang, Y. 2012, Determination of nonylphenol isomers in landfill leachate and municipal wastewater using steam distillation extraction coupled with comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry: Journal of Chromatography A, v. 1230, p. 110-116. [Link]

Baedecker, M.J., Eganhouse, R.P., Bekins, B.A., Delin, G.N. 2011, Loss of volatile hydrocarbons from an LNAPL oil source, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 126 (2011): 140-152. [Link]

Bekins, B., Baedecker, M.J., Eganhouse, R.P., Herkelrath, W.N. 2011, Long-term natural attenuation of crude oil in the subsurface, Proceedings 7th International Groundwater Quality Conference, Zürich, Switzerland, 13-18, 2010, pp. 123-127.

DiFilippo, E.L., Eganhouse, R.P. 2010, Assessment of PDMS-water partition coefficients: Implications for passive environmental sampling of hydrophobic organic compounds, Environmental Science & Technology, 44 (18): 6917-6925. [Link]

Cozzarelli, I.M., Bekins, B.A., Eganhouse, R.P., Warren, E., and Essaid, H.I., 2010, In situ measurements of volatile aromatic hydrocarbon biodegradation rates in groundwater: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, vol. 111, p. 48–64. [Link]

Eganhouse, R.P., Pontolillo, J., Gaines, R.B., Frysinger, G.S., Gabriel, F.L.P., Kohler, H.E., Giger, W., and Barber, L.B., 2009, Isomer-Specific Determination of 4-Nonylphenols Using Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography/Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 43, no. 24, p. 9306–9313. [Link]

Eganhouse, R.P., and Pontolillo, J., 2008, Susceptibility of Synthetic Long-Chain Alkylbenzenes to Degradation in Reducing Marine Sediments: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 42, no. 17, p. 6361-6368. [Link]

Eganhouse, R.P, and Pontolillo, J. 2008, Assessment of 1,1-bis-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2-dichloroethene (DDE) transformation rates on the Palos Verdes Shelf, CA, USGS Open-File Report 2007-1362, 124 p. [Link]

Eganhouse, R.P., and Pontolillo, J., 2008, DDE in Sediments of the Palos Verdes Shelf, California: In Situ Transformation Rates and Geochemical Fate: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 42, no. 17, p. 6392-6398. [Link]






                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Environmental Issuesindustrial pollution
Environmental Issueshuman impacts
Environmental Issuescontamination and pollution
Environmental Issuesground-water quality
Environmental Issuesmarine water quality
Environmental Issuespesticides and herbicides
Environmental Issueswater quality
Techniques and Methodsfield methods
Techniques and Methodslaboratory methods
Oceans and Coastlinescoastal zones
Oceans and Coastlinesmarine water quality



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

The Role of Environment and Wildlife in Human Health

A National Hazard, Risk, and Resilience Assessment Program

Environmental Organic Geochemistry/Analytical Chemistry

I conduct research on the transport and fate of organic contaminants in aquatic systems.  This entails field investigations and laboratory experiments that are designed to advance our understanding of natural processes and their effects on the behavior, mobility and geochemical fate of organic chemicals of concern.  I develop and apply new sampling and analytical techniques, identify potential molecular tracers, and develop models to predict contaminant fate.   The laboratory I supervise houses analytical instrumentation that is used for detailed characterization of complex mixtures of organic chemicals as well as quantitative determination of targeted substances at ultra-trace levels. Although of modest size, my project is actively engaged in a large number of studies at any given time.  These are almost always multidisciplinary collaborative investigations involving NRP, Water Science Center, Geologic Discipline, university, research institute, and/or non-USGS Federal agency scientists.  In the last few years, virtually all of my time has been devoted to research on a USEPA-funded study of the fate of DDE (a DDT degradation product) on the Palos Verdes Shelf (PVS), CA.


Contact Information

Robert Eganhouse
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA 20192-0002
eganhous@usgs.gov
703-648-5879
703-648-5832 - Fax
Back to top

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://profile.usgs.gov/professional/mypage.php
Page Contact Information:Ask USGS
Page Last Modified: January 24 2013 17:21:51.
Version: 2.6