Selected Publications

(BioMost Staff in Bold)

Alexander, S., S. Busler, C. Denholm, T. Danehy, M. Dunn, 2002, A preliminary stream assessment for watershed restoration.  In:  Proceedings 19th Annual Meeting American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation.

Alexander, S., S. Busler, H. Gamanche, T. Garcia-Bish.  2003.  Initial assessment of Semiconon Run. In:  Annual Proceedings 79th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. 

Brenner, F., S. Busler, K. Kosick, C. Gardner, C. Tippie.  2003.  Comparison of bacteriological activity with metal and sulfate concentrations in a scale model vertical flow pond.  In:  Annual Proceedings 20th Annual Meeting American Society for Mining and Reclamation and the 9th Billings Land Reclamation Symposium.

Brenner, F., K. Kosick, S. Busler, C. Gardner, C. Tippie. 2002. Efficiency of a Scale Model Vertical Flow and Aerobic Wetland System in Treating Acid Mine Drainage.  In:  Proceedings 19th Annual Meeting American Society for Mining and Reclamation.

Brenner, F., Hedglin, S., Alexander, S., Busler, S. 2004.  Chemical and biological analysis of the Fox Run Watershed, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  In:  Proceedings 21st Annual Meeting American Society for Mining and Reclamation and the West Virginia Surface Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium.  Morgantown, WV.

Brenner, F., E. Nowacki, S. Busler, C. Cooper.  2003.  Distribution of heavy metals in cores obtained from a vertical flow pond.  In:  Annual Proceedings 20th Annual Meeting American Society for Mining and Reclamation and the 9th Billings Land Reclamation Symposium.

Brenner, F. and S. Busler.  2003.  Efficiency of passive systems for treating acid mine drainage and their impact on receiving streams.  In: Proceedings of the 2003 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress.  Philadelphia, PA. 

Brenner, F. and S. Busler. 2002. Use of passive treatment systems to mitigate the impact of acid mine groundwater discharges on receiving streams.  In:  Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association. Keystone, CO.

Brenner, F. and S. Busler. 2002. Efficiency of passive systems in treating mine drainage and stream restoration.  In: Annual Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association.  Philadelphia, PA.

Busler, S., P. Drake, B. Golden, C. Denholm, T. Danehy, T. Grote, M. Dunn. 2010. Datashed: An Online Tool for Passive Treatment System Monitoring and Maintenance.   In:  Proceedings 27th Annual Meeting of American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Bridging Reclamation, Science, and the Community.

Busler, S., P. Drake, B. Golden, C. Denholm, T. Danehy, T. Grote, M. Dunn. 2009. Datashed: An Online Tool for Passive Treatment System Monitoring and Maintenance.   In:  Proceedings 30th Annual Meeting of West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium, Morgantown, WV, March 31 – April 1, 2009. 

Busler, S., C. Cooper, T. Danehy, D. Peart, and M. Dunn. 2002. Visual demonstration of water distribution patterns in vertical flow systems (abs.)In:  Proceedings 19th Annual Meeting American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation.
Danehy, T., B. Leavitt, K. Durrett, R. Horansky, T. Davin.  2007.  Mathew’s Site – Dunkard Creek Watershed Passive Treatment of a High Volume Acidic Discharge.  In:   Annual Proceedings 28th West Virginia Surface Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium (electronic format).

Danehy, T., G. Hilton, C. Denholm, S Busler, B. Page, and M. Dunn. 2010. Active and Passive Treatment Cost Evaluation.    Presented at the 32nd Annual National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs. September 20-22, 2010.

 Danehy, T., G.T. Hilton, C.F. Denholm, S.L. Busler, B.J. Page, and M. Dunn. 2010. Postmining Discharge Active and Passive Treatment Cost Evaluation.   In:  Proceedings 27th Annual Meeting of American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Bridging Reclamation, Science, and the Community.

Danehy, T., R. Beam, S. Horrell, R. Dolence, J. Ankrom, B. Leavitt, W. Fuchs, S. Busler, C. Denholm, M. Dunn. 2007. Nickle Plate Abandoned Mine Pool “Blowout”, Washington & Allegheny Counties, PA:  Paper presented at 2007 ASMR, Gillette, WY.

Danehy, T., T. Hilton, C. Denholm, S. Busler, M. Dunn. 2006. Funding requirements for long-term post-mining discharge treatment.  In:  Proceedings 23rd Annual Meeting of American Society of Mining and Reclamation.

Danehy, T., S. Busler, M. Enright, and M. Dunn. 2002. Use of biosolids in the passive treatment of abandoned mine drainage (abs.)In:  Proceedings 20th Annual Meeting American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation.

Danehy, T., S. Busler, T. Hilton, F. Johnson, R. Hedin, C. Denholm and M. Dunn. 2002. Multi-component passive treatment system: A one-year case study (abs.)In:  Proceedings 19th Annual Meeting American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation.

Danehy, T., T. Hilton, F. Johnson, S. Busler, T. Gillen, R. Bowman, C. Denholm, M. Dunn. 2002. Enhanced flushing of metal particulates from vertical flow ponds using a multi-tiered underdrain (abs.)In:  Proceedings 19th Annual Meeting American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation.

Danehy, T., T. Hilton, G. Watzlaf, F. Johnson, S. Busler, C. Denholm, M. Dunn. 2002. Vertical flow pond piping system design considerations.  In:  Proceedings 19th Annual Meeting American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation (electronic format).

Danehy, T., T. Hilton, G. Watzlaf, F. Johnson, S. Busler, C. Denholm, M. Dunn. 2001. Advancement in vertical flow-hybrid passive treatment systems.  In:   Annual Proceedings 22nd West Virginia Surface Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium (electronic format).

Danehy, T., M. Enright, C. Cooper, J. Plesakov, and M. Dunn. 2000.  Investigation of biosolids and limestone in a pilot-scale vertical flow passive treatment system (abs.).  In: Proceedings17th Annual Meeting American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation, p. 160.

Danehy, T., R. Zick, F. Brenner, J. Chmielewski, M. Dunn, C. Cooper. 2000. Establishment of vegetation in constructed wetlands using biosolids and quarry fines.  In:  Proceedings 17th Annual Meeting American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation, p. 574-583.

Danehy, T., R. Zick, F. Brenner, J. Chmielewski, M. Dunn, C. Cooper. 1999. Establishment of vegetation in constructed wetlands using biosolids and quarry fines.  Paper presented at 1999 National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs Conference.

Denholm, C., T. Danehy, S. Busler, K. Rowe, K. Bonfardine, M. Dunn. 2010. Low-pH Iron Removal As Part of Multi-Stage Passive Treatment.   In:  Proceedings 27th Annual Meeting of American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Bridging Reclamation, Science, and the Community.

Denholm, C., D. Johnson, W. Taylor, R. Shearer, T. Danehy, S. Busler, M. Dunn. 2010. Case Study: “The Jennings System” – Over a Decade of Successful Passive Treatment.  In:  Proceedings 27th Annual Meeting of American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Bridging Reclamation, Science, and the Community.

Denholm, C., T. Danehy, S. Busler, M. Dunn. 2010. Passive Treatment of Dents Run Site PA3895.  Presented at the 31st Annual West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium.

Denholm, C. T. Danehy, S. Busler, T. Grote, M. Dunn. 2009.  Slippery Rock Creek Watershed Restoration and Rehabilitation. Land and Water. Vol. 53. No 4. July/August 2009. pp 36-39.

Denholm, C., T. Danehy, S. Busler, R. Dolence, M. Dunn. 2008. Sustainable Passive Treatment Passive Treatment of Mine Drainage: Demonstration of Manganese Resource Recovery (A Preliminary Case Study).   In:  Proceedings 25th Annual Meeting of American Society of Mining and Reclamation, New Opportunities to Apply our Science.

Denholm, C., T. Danehy, S. Busler, M. Dunn. 2006. Restoration of Abandoned Mine Impacted Watersheds. Sustainability and Regeneration of Ecological Systems in Western Pennsylvania, USA: Research Efforts, p. 53-60.

Denholm, C., T. Hilton, T. Danehy, S. Busler, M. Dunn. 2006. Precipitating Iron Minerals at Low pH: A New Consideration In Passive Technology. In:  Proceedings 23rd Annual Meeting of American Society of Mining and Reclamation.

Denholm, C., M. Dunn, T. Danehy, S. Busler. 2005.  The Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition: A Watershed Restoration Success Story. International Affiliation of Land Reclamationists (IALR) Newsletter, Vol. 12 2004/2005: 3-6.

Denholm, C., P. Shah, T. Hilton, T. Danehy, S. Busler, M. Dunn. 2004.  Operation and Maintenance Considerations for a Passive Treatment Complex.  In:  Proceedings 21st Annual Meeting American Society for Mining and Reclamation and the West Virginia Surface Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium.

Denholm, C., M. Dunn, T. Danehy, S. Busler. 2004.  The Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition: A Watershed Restoration Success Story. Reclamation Matters, Vol. 1 No. 1: 9-12.

Denholm, C., T. Danehy, M. Dunn, S. Busler, 2003.  Horizontal Flow Limestone Bed (HFLB): An Effective and Valuable Passive Treatment System Component for Manganese Removal and Alkalinity Generation.  In: Proceedings 20th Annual Meeting of American Society of Mining and Reclamation.

Denholm, C., T. Danehy, M. Dunn, S. Busler. 2003.  SLAPPM Test:  An Easy Method for a Simple Limestone Alkalinity Production Prediction and Monitoring Test for Vertical Flow Pond Type Systems.  In: Proceedings 20th Annual Meeting of American Society of Mining and Reclamation.

Denholm, C., M. Dunn, T. Danehy, S. Busler. 2002. Public-Private Partnerships:  An Efficient and effective means to restore abandoned minelands in western Pennsylvania.  In:  Proceedings 2002 Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Conference (electronic format).

Denholm, C., S. Busler, T. Danehy, M. Dunn. 2002. SME members and partners restore Pennsylvania streams.  Mining Engineering, Vol. 54 No. 7: p. 51-52.

Dunn, M., T. Danehy, C. Denholm, S. Busler, B. Page. 2010.  Passive Treatment Systems: Operation and Maintenance Experience.  Presented at 32nd Annual National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs. September 20-22, 2010.

Dunn, M., J. Plesakov, T. VanDyke, D. DeNicola, M. Stapleton, G. Watzlaf, C. Cooper, T. Danehy, and R. Hedin. 2000. Continuing effectiveness of a vertical flow system in the treatment of dissolved aluminum-bearing mine drainage (abs.). In:  Proceedings 17th Annual Meeting American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation, p. 161.

Durrett, K., T. Danehy, B. Leavitt. 2007. Raccoon Creek Restoration Project, Washington Co., PA:  Poster presented at ASMR, June 2-7, 2007, Gillette, WY.
 
Hendricks, A., N. Breeding, M. Dunn, G. Reushe. 1974. Quality of Groundwater in a Karst Carbonate Terrain in Western Virginia.  New River Valley Planning Dist. Comm., 82pp.

Hilton, T., M. Dunn, T. Danehy, C. Denholm, S. Busler.  2003.  Harbison Walker – A hybrid passive treatment system.  In:  Annual Proceedings 24th West Virginia Surface Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium. 

Kefeli, V., M. H. Dunn, D. Johnson, W. Taylor. 2007. Fabricated Soils for Landscape Restoration:  An Example for Scientific Contribution by a Public-Private Partnership Effort:  Int. J. Environment and Pollution, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., Vol. 29, No. 4, p. 405-411.

LaBar, J.A., R.W. Nairn, K.A. Strevett, W.H. Strosnider, D. Morris, C.A. Neely, A.E. Garrido and K. Kauk. 2010. Stream Water Quality Improvements after Installation of a Passive Treatment System. Proceedings of the 27th National Conference of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 525-535.

LaBar, J.A., R.W. Nairn, K.A. Strevett, W.H. Strosnider, D. Morris, C.A. Neely,  A.E. Garrido and K. Kauk.  April 2010. Stream Water Quality Improvements after Installation of a Passive Treatment System, 1st Annual Grand Lake Watershed Conference, Grand River Dam Auth., Langley, OK.

Nairn, R.W. J.A. LaBar, K.A. Strevett, W.H. Strosnider, D. Morris, C.A. Neely, A. Garrido, B. Santamaria, L. Oxenford. A Large, Multi-Cell, Ecologically Engineered Passive Treatment System for Ferruginous Lead-Zinc Mine Waters. Mine Water and the Environment, Submitted 8/1/11.

Nairn, R.W. J.A. LaBar, K.A. Strevett, W.H. Strosnider, D. Morris, C.A. Neely, A. Garrido, B. Santamaria, L. Oxenford, K. Kauk, S. Carter, B. Furneaux. 2010. A Large, Multi-Cell, Ecologically Engineered Passive Treatment System for Ferruginous Lead-Zinc Mine Waters. Mine Water and Innovative Thinking, Proceedings International Mine Water Association, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, pp. 255-258.

Nairn, R.W., J.A. LaBar, K.A. Strevett, W.H. Strosnider, D. Morris, A.E. Garrido, C.A. Neely and K. Kauk. 2010. Initial Evaluation of a Large Multi-Cell Passive Treatment System for Net-Alkaline Ferruginous Lead-Zinc Mine Waters. Proceedings of the 27th National Conference of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 635-649.

Nairn, R.W., J.A. LaBar, K.A. Strevett, W.J. Strosnider, C.A Neely, D. Morris, A.E. Garrido and L. Oxenford. April 2010. Passively Addressing Iron-Rich Lead-Zinc Mine Waters through Ecological Engineering: Full-Scale Mine Water Treatment in the Tri-State District, First Annual Grand Lake Watershed Conference, Grand River Dam Authority, Langley, OK.

Neely, C.A. and R.W. Nairn. 2011. Potential Use of Mine Drainage Derived Iron Oxides for Drinking Water Treatment in Developing Nations. 2nd Biannual International Water Conference: Bringing Water and Sanitation to Emerging Regions. University of Oklahoma, Norman OK. 10/24-25/11.

Neely, C.A., and R.W. Nairn. 2011. Potential Anionic Sorbent Use of Iron Oxides from Abandoned Mine Drainage Discharges. Conference Proceedings for the 28th Annual National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Reclamation: Sciences Leading to Success. Bismarck, ND. June 11-16.

Neely, C.A. 2010.  Characterization and Possible Sustainable Sorbent Uses of Iron Oxides from Abandoned Mine Drainages.  Westminster Student Symposium. December 2nd.

Neely, C.A., and R.W. Nairn. 2010. Characterization of Iron Oxides from Abandoned Mine Drainage Discharges. Conference Proceedings for the 27th Annual National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Bridging Reclamation Science and the Community. Pittsburgh, PA. June 5-11.

Neely, C.A. 2010. Characterization and Possible Sustainable Sorbent Use of Iron Oxides from Abandoned Mine Drainage Discharges, Environmental Engineering MS Thesis, University of Oklahoma. 150 pp.

Page, Bryan J., B. Leavitt, T. Danehy, G. Leavitt, C. Denholm, S. Busler, L. Popeck and M. Dunn.  2011.  Results from the Initial “ELF” Inter-Mine Pool Transfer Tests.  Conference Proceedings for the 28th Annual National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Reclamation: Sciences Leading to Success. Bismarck, ND. June 11-16.

Page, Bryan J., B. Leavitt, T. Danehy, G. Leavitt, C. Denholm, S. Busler, and M. Dunn.  2011.  Results from the Initial “ELF” Inter-Mine Pool Transfer Tests.  Regional Science Consortium, Tom Ridge Center, Erie, PA November 5.

Piel, Samual, B. Page, S. Schattauer and P. Burkhart.  2009.  Stratigraphic Correlation of Paleosols in Sod Tables at Badlands National Park, South Dakota assisted by GIS.  Conference Proceedings for the Northeastern Geologic Society of America Conference, Portland, ME.  March 22.

Page, Bryan, and P. Burkhart.  2009.  Terrestrial In-Situ Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating of Ventifacts with 10BE to Constrain the Deposition of Alluvium in Roberts Prairie Dog Town, Badlands National Park.  Conference Proceedings for the Northeastern Geologic Society of America Conference, Buffalo, NY.  March 28.

Page, Bryan, S. Yamnitsky, M. Jahn, T. Martin, J. Livingston and P. Burkhart.  In Review.  Holocene pediments in the White River Badlands:  Sedimentology, pedology, geomorphology, and erosion rates.  Geological Society of America “Special Badlands Journal”.

Page, Bryan, T. Danehy, C. Neely.  2012.  Permitting and Construction of a Micro-Hydroelectric Power Facility Utilizing Treated Mine Drainage.  National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Tupelo, MS 2012.

Rose, Arthur W., T. Morrow, M. Dunn, C. Denholm, 2007, Mode of Gypsum Precipitation in Vertical Flow Ponds:  In:  Proceedings of 2007 National Meeting of American Society of Mining & Reclamation. 2-7 June 2007, Gillette, WY, p. 678-691.

Speer, J.A. and M.L. Hensley-Dunn. 1976.  Strontianite Composition and Physical Properties. American Mineralogist, Vol. 61, p.1001-1004.

Taylor, W., J. Albert, D. Johnson, J. First, C. Vild, J. Shankel, T. Danehy, M. Dunn. 2000. Jennings Vertical Flow System Environmental Education & Interpretation Effort.  Poster presented at 17th Annual Meeting American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation.

Taylor, W., M. Dunn, S. Busler. 2001.  Accepting the Challenge:  A Primer about the History, Cause, and Solutions to Abandoned Mine Drainage.  A Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition Publication, 79pp.

Taylor, W., D. Johnson, M. Dunn, J. Belgraden. 2002. A Public-private partnership success story:  Treating Abandoned Mine Drainage at Jennings Environmental Education Center.  In:  Proceedings 2002 Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Conference (electronic format).

Watzlaf, G., C. Kairies, K. Schroeder, T. Danehy, R. Beam. 2002. Quantitative Results from the Flushing of Four Reducing and Alkalinity-Producing Systems.  In:  Annual Proceedings 23rd WV Surface Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium, p. 87-97.