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Hwidong D. Kim

  • Associate Professor
    Environmental Science & Engr.
  • Graduate Program Director
    Environmental Science & Engr.
  • Chairperson
    Environmental Science & Engr.

  • Water Quality (ENV 336)
  • Water Quality Lab (ENV 337)
  • Environmental Sustainability (ENV 430)
  • Industrial / Hazardous Waste Treatment (ENV 477)
  • Fluid Mechanics / Water System Design (ENV 486)
  • Water System Design Lab (ENV 487)
  • Senior Design / FE Review (ENV 494)
  • Environmental Chemistry (GENV 536)
  • Environmental Chemistry Lab (GENV 537)
  • Soil and Groundwater Pollution (ENV 465 / GENV 565)


  • Ph. D., Environmental Engineering and Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville FL., (2005)
  • M.S., Biological Engineering, Inha University, Inchon, South Korea  (1997)
  • B.S., Biological Engineering, Inha University, Inchon, South Korea (1993)

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (Florida)

Book chapters

  • Jang, Y., Lee, S., and Kim, H. (2015). Generation, Collection, and Recycling of Used and End-of-Life Mobile Phones. In Z. Yan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (pp. 254-266). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8239-9.ch022

Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Publication

  • Kim, H and Homan M. (2020). Evaluation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in drinking water originating from Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 46 (5). 1321-1330.
  • Xu, R. S., Gale, A., Kim, H., Lott, R., Laux, S. and Townsend, T. (2020). Boron as a Contaminant at Construction and Demolition Debris Landfills. Waste Management. 109 (15), 85-93
  • Azah, E., Kim, H., & Townsend, T. (2017). Assessment of direct exposure and leaching risk from PAHs in roadway and stormwater system residuals. Science of the Total Environment, 609, 58-67.
  • Zhang, J., Kim, H., Dubey, B., & Townsend, T. (2017). Arsenic Leaching and Speciation in C&D Debris Landfills and the Relationship with Gypsum Drywall Content. Waste Management, 59. 324-329
  • Wu, J., & Kim, H. (2017). Impacts of Road Salts on Leaching Behavior of Lead Contaminated Soil. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 324. 291-297.
  • Xu, Q., Tian, Y., Kim, H., & Ko, J. H. (2016). Comparison of Biogas Recovery from MSW using Different Aerobic-Anaerobic Operation Modes. Waste Management. 56, 190-195. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2016.07.005.
  • Kim, H., Krause, M., & Townsend, T. (2016). End-of-Life Management of Corrosive Drywall. Journal of Environmental Management.  182, 322-327
  • Jang, Y., Somanna, Y., & Kim, H. (2016). Source, distribution, toxicity and remediation of arsenic in the environment- A review. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences. 2. 559-581.
  • Azah, E., Kim, H., & Townsend, T. (2015). Source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon in roadway and stormwater system maintenance residues. Environmental Earth Sciences, 74(4), 3029-3039. doi:10.1007/s12665-015-4336-4
  • Jain, P., Ko, J. H., Kumar, D., Powell, J., Kim, H., Maldonado, L., . . . Reinhart, D. R. (2014). Case study of landfill leachate recirculation using small-diameter vertical wells. Waste Management, 34(11), 2312-2320. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2014.07.005
  • Zhang, J., Kim, H., & Townsend, T. (2014). Methodology for assessing thioarsenic formation potential in sulfidic landfill environments. Chemosphere, 107, 311-318. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.12.075
  • Wang, Y., Sikora, S., Kim, H., Bonzongo, J. C., Rhue, D., & Townsend, T. G. (2013). Evaluation of mineral substrates for in situ iron removal from groundwater. Environmental Earth Sciences, 69(7), 2247-2255. doi:10.1007/s12665-012-2054-8
  • Ko, J. H., Powell, J., Jain, P., Kim, H., Townsend, T., & Reinhart, D. (2013). Case Study of Controlled Air Addition into Landfilled Municipal Solid Waste: Design, Operation, and Control. ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 17(4), 351-359. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000183
  • Tolaymat, T., Kim, H., Jain, P., Powell, J., & Townsend, T. (2013). Moisture Addition Requirements for Bioreactor Landfills. ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 17(4), 360-364. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000184
  • Wang, Y., Sikora, S., Kim, H., Boyer, T. H., Bonzongo, J. C., & Townsend, T. G. (2013). Effects of solution chemistry on the removal reaction between calcium carbonate-based materials and Fe(II). Science of the Total Environment, 443, 717-724. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.11.009
  • Ko, J. H., Townsend, T., & Kim, H. (2012). Evaluation of Industrial Wastewater as a Moisture Source of Bioreactor Landfills using the Methane Potential Assay. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 14, 162-168. doi:10.1007/s10163-012-0053-1
  • Kim, H., & Townsend, T. G. (2012). Wet landfill decomposition rate determination using methane yield results for excavated waste samples. Waste Management, 32(7), 1427-1433. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2012.03.017
  • Xu, Q. Y., Kim, H., Jain, P., & Townsend, T. G. (2012). Hydrologic evaluation of landfill performance (HELP) modeling in bioreactor landfill design and permitting. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 14(1), 38-46. doi:10.1007/s10163-011-0035-8
  • Wang, Y., Sikora, S., Kim, H., Dubey, B., & Townsend, T. (2012). Mobilization of iron and arsenic from soil by construction and demolition debris landfill leachate. Waste Management, 32(5), 925-932. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2011.11.016
  • Kim, H., Jang, Y. C., & Townsend, T. (2011). The behavior and long-term fate of metals in simulated landfill bioreactors under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 194, 369-377. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.07.119
  • Kim, H., & Townsend, T. (2007). Evaluation of pressure treated wood impact on landfill waste decomposition using a methane yield assay. Chemosphere, 67(6), 1252-1257. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2006.08.039
  • Powell, J., Jain, P., Kim, H. D., Townsend, T., & Reinhart, D. (2006). Changes in landfill gas quality as a result of controlled air injection. Environmental Science & Technology, 40(3), 1029-1034. doi:10.1021/es051114j
  • Jang, Y. C., Lee, C., Yoon, O. S., & Kim, H. (2006). Medical waste management in Korea. Journal of Environmental Management, 80(2), 107-115. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2005.08.018
  • Jain, P., Kim, H., & Townsend, T. G. (2005). Heavy metal content in soil reclaimed from a municipal solid waste landfill. Waste Management, 25(1), 25-35. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2004.08.009



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