Department of Chemistry

Western Michigan University

3442 Wood Hall

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Phone: 269 387-2837

Fax: 269-387-2909

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EDUCATION: Ph.D., Marine Chemistry/Chemical Oceanography (1977), University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

M.S., Inorganic Chemistry (1974), Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

B.A., Chemistry (1971), St. Mary's College, Winona, Minnesota

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish (speaking), Italian (speaking)


SOCIETIES: American Chemical Society, Union of Concerned Scientists, Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers-National Ground Water Association


8/01-Present: Professor of Chemistry, Chairperson (10/02-08/07), Department of Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Environmental Organic and Analytical Chemistry Research

1/94-8/01: Research Professor, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Group Leader - Environmental Geochemistry Research, Director of Operations - National Center for Integrated Bioremediation Research and Development (NCIBRD)

Leader of an environmental geochemistry and remediation technology program with a 16 to 24 person research group focused on organic contaminant transformations in sedimentary and subsurface geochemical environments. Direct responsibility for student advising, staff recruitment and program development, supervision of technology evaluation activities and marketing of group capabilities within the Department of DefenseStrategic Environmental Research and Development (SERDP) National Environmental Technology Test Sites (NETTS). Both efforts were entirely funded by external grants and contracts. 

Professional Experience (continued)

12/89-12/93 Professor of Chemistry (with tenure); Adjunct Prof. of Geology; Director, Institute for Water Sciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

Responsible to the Vice President for Research (Dr. Donald Thompson) for the administration of the Institute for Water Sciences, a University center for research and graduate instruction in environmental chemistry, geology, hydrology, geochemistry, geography, engineering and statistics. Also, the leader of a 4 to 8 person research group conducting organic geochemical and contaminant geochemistry research in natural water systems. The Institute was primarily funded by external grants and contracts.


10/79-12/89 Aquatic Chemistry Section Head, and Principal Scientist. Aquatic Chemistry Section, Water Survey Division, Illinois Department of Energy & Natural Resources - University of Illinois, Champaign­-Urbana, IL.

Responsible for the recruitment, support and supervision of 24 chemists, geochemists, and engineers in a multidisciplinary program of environmental chemistry, water, and solid waste treatment research and services. Applied research on the transport and fate of chemical constituents in water or sediment systems was an ongoing activity of the group which was primarily funded by external grants and contracts.

6/84-6/85 Acting Director, Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center (HWRIC), (Now the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center) Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Champaign, IL.

Responsible to the Department Director for the planning, presentation to legislators, and implementation of a comprehensive program to address the critical research, information and technical assistance needs of Illinois on hazardous waste issues. Staff recruiting, research program development, facilities planning and liaison activities with industry, the public and state agencies were part of the assignment. The effort was funded by a special state appropriation targeted at Industrial assistance with waste management. 

1/77-9/79 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Research Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. James J. Morgan, Environmental Engineering Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

Responsible for the planning, execution, data analysis and interpretation of chemical and physical oceanographic studies supporting the engineering of marine biomass projects; and the direct supervision of four chemists. Applied research was conducted on mass balances for atmospheric carcinogens in the Los Angeles Air Basin, sampling and analytical techniques, and the geochemistry of organic compounds in sedimentary coastal marine and other aquatic environments.

6/75-12/76 Research Associate and Instructor of Chemical Oceanography, Department of Marine Sciences

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR


9/73-6/75 Senior Chemist and Manager of Environmental Chemistry Section, Omni Research Incorporated,

San German, PR


1985, Director’s Research Excellence Award, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, presented by the Director of IDNR for meritorious accomplishment as Initial Director of Illinois Hazardous Waste and Information Center (now Illinois Sustainable Technology Center)

1992-1993, Outstanding Service Award for service on National Ground Water Association and Ground Water Publishing Company Editorial Board; Awarded to outgoing associate editors ~ 3/yr.

1998, Outstanding Research Scientist Award, University of Michigan, College of Engineering, $1,000 (Annual award presented to Faculty and Research Scientists for research accomplishment; 1 or 2/yr.)

 2002, Keith Anderson Award, National Ground Water Association – Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers Division (now Scientists and Engineers Division). Annual award (1) for Significant Contributors and Commitment to the Division.

2008, Fulbright Senior Lecturing Award, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Commission for Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange; University of Las Palmas, Grand Canary Island, Spain (Fall 2008 taught a graduate Marine Chemistry class and a number of seminars); ~6,000 awards/yr.

 2009, NRC Senior Research Scientist, National Research Council – National Academy of Sciences; (conducted research at Ground Water and Environmental Research Division – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency R.S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Ada, OK) January-July 2009.

2010, Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, Western Michigan University, $2000 (at most 1 or 2 per year)


1988; 2000; 2005; Visiting Scientist, National Research Council of Italy Institute for Water Research, Rome and Bari, Italy, one-month summer visits to conduct groundwater research with collaborators, ~1/yr 

1992; Visiting Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering Technical University of Denmark Lyngby, Denmark, one-month visit to conduct research and serve as external examiner on Mr. Gorm Heron’s Ph.D. committee Dr. Thomas Christiansen Advisor, ~ 1/yr. 

1996; Visiting Professor, Department of Soil Protection, University of Calabria, Consenza, Italy, one month visit to conduct research and present workshops, Dr. Salvatore Troisi advisor, ~1/yr.

1997; Visiting Professor, Ground Water Research Centre, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada; visit to serve as external examiner on Ph.D. committee of Mr. Mark King, Dr. James Barker, advisor, ~1/yr. 

2003; Visiting Professor, Department of Geochemistry, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, two-week visit to serve as an external examiner on the Ph.D. committee of Mr. Neils Hartog, advisor Dr. C.H.vanderWeijden, ~1/yr.


Marine Chemistry and Organic Geochemistry

Soil and Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation

Analytical Chemistry

Environmental Statistics

Hazardous and Solid Waste Management

Consulting (last 5 years): DOE,DOD,EPA, Exxon Mobil.

Fulbright Foundation . 


Western Michigan University, Mr. Giuseppi Passarella, Water Research Institute , IRSA-CNR, Bari, Italy (September-October 1994)

University of Michigan, Mr. Jeffrey Barbaro, Ph.D. Student of Dr. James Barker ,University of Waterloo (2012, U.S. Geological Survey) (June-August, 1995) 

University of Michigan, Dr. Luis E. Marin – Professor of Geologia y Geophysica, Institute of Geophysics, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Sabbatical Year 1997-1998)

University of Michigan, Mr. Jaime Nomocatcat, Ph. D Student of Dr. T. A. Abrajano, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1999-2000)


Western Michigan University, Dr. Yerdos Ongarbayev, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Republic of Kazakhstan (September-December 2006) 


1991-1993, Board Member, Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers Division (now Scientists and Engineers Division) National Ground Water Association (NGWA)

 1992-2002, Editor Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, NGWA

2002-Present, Associate Editor, Editorial Board, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation (NGWA)

2012-Present, International Advisory Board Member, Journal of Organic Chemistry Research, Natural Sciences Publishing Corporation

Committee Activities: WMU-Academic Integrity Committee Member, 2013-Present, Institute of International Education-Technical Reviewer 2013-Present. Fulbright Foundation Council for International Exchange- Discipline reviewer, 2011-Present, Canadian Water Network Proposal Review Committee- Water Management Adaptation for Climate Change 2007- Present, Michigan Environmental Science Review Board member 2/04-8/06, National Groundwater Association Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation Association Editor 1/05-Present, UM-College of Engineering Chair- Honors and Awards Committee '98-`01, National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, Water Science Technology Board Committee on Environmental Remediation of Naval Facilities '97-'99, Chair, National Water Research Institute, Ground Water Disinfection Review Committee '97, UM-Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Committee '96-'99, Chair, Joint Task Group 2580 Redox Potential, Standard Methods APHA, AWWA, WEF, '95-present, participant in Remediation Technology Development Forum Bioremediation Working Groups '94-`00; Science Committee Member Relative Risk Assessment Project - Michigan Department of Natural Resources '91-'92; Chairman; (AGWSE) Editorial Policy Committee '87-95, JWPCF Ground Water Committee'87-'92, ACS Ground-Water Policy Task Force Committee '86-'91, Ground-Water Advisory Subcommittee, Science Advisory Board-USEPA '85-'87; Technical Advisory Panel-USEPA Hazardous Waste Ground Water Task Force '85, State of California Ground-Water Advisory Group '85-'86, Illinois Department of Public Health-Health Hazardous Substances Registry '84­'85, Illinois Attorney General's Hazardous Waste Task Force-Alternative Technologies Committee '83­'84.

Instructor and Graduate Student Research Supervisor:

Instructor in: Field Methods in Hydrogeochemistry (CEE 595-UM); Hazardous Waste Processes (CEE 584-UM); Solid Waste Management (CEE 585-UM); Environmental Chemistry of Subsurface Systems (WMU), Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 2250, CHEM 2260), Environmental Organic Chemistry (CHEM 6680), Chemical Safety (CHEM 5060), Ethical Chemical Practice (CHEM 5070) Physical Chemistry Laboratory(CHEM 4360) and Special Problems Courses in Subsurface Characterization and Geochemistry of Subsurface Contamination (Chemistry 14188) Introduction to Chemical Oceanography-University of Las Palmas, GC, Spain.

M.S. Student Theses Chair:

(WMU-Geology) Mr. Gary Blinkiewicz-3/93-"Spatial and Temporal Variability in a Large Volatile Organic Contaminant Plume".

(WMU-Chemistry) Mr. Jie Lu-3/94-" Application of a Modified Analytical Derivatization Method to the Determination of Volatile Fatty Acid Microbial Metabolites in Aquifer Systems".

(WMU-Chemistry) Mr. Daniel Tomczak-3/94-" Identification of Aromatic Acids as Microbial Metabolites of Fossil Fuel Compounds in Aquifer Systems”.

(WMU-Geology) Mr. Jiang Wu (8/94) "Total Organic Carbon in a Glacial Aquifer: Measurement and Effects on the Transport of Organic Compounds”.

(WMU-Geology) Mr. John Ring (12/95) "Spatial and Temporal Variations of C02 Distributions in Vadose Zone Gas Mixtures”.

M.S. Student Advisees (UM) Chris Till, Briana Sye, Michael Beebe, Nurul Amin.

(WMU-Chemistry) Charlene Wiglesworth (6/08) “Process Analytical Chemistry for Pharmaceutical Agent Synthesis.” 

(WMU-Chemistry) Mr. William Lizik (12/09) “A field trial of Nutrient Stimulation of Methanotrophic Microorganism to Reduce Methane Emissions from Landfill Cover Soils” 

M.S. Student Committee Member (last three years) WMU Geology, Nathaniel Barnes, Daniel Peabody; WMU Chemistry (Deepti Goel, Jennifer Bunce, Paul Knoll)


Ph.D. Student Theses Chair:

Ms. Elizabeth Semkiw (WMU) Field and Lab Evaluation of Organic Election Donors for the Dechlorination of Chlorinated Ethenes (12/08). Chair 

Mr. Guibo Xie (9/01) Characterization of Subsurface Petroleum Contaminants and Their Chemical and Biological Remediation with Redox Manipulation, (UM-CEE) Chair.

Current Advisees, Co­ Chair. 1 Ph.D. student 

Ph.D.Committee Member UM-CEE (J. Lendvay, 2000; Michael McCormick, Sonny Lontoh, Karen Skubal, 2001; Noemi Barabas, 2002; Hirotaka Saito, 2003, Karlin Danielson, 2003; An-Tsung Huang UM Dept of Public and Environmental Health, 2003); WMU ( Amy Lachance,1992; W. Richard Laton, 1997; Pedro Gonzalez, 2004; Ke Du, 2006; Eric Gato, 2006) Lisa Anderson (3/09), Sandhya Nair 2009

Reviewer: Analytical Chemistry, Organic Geochemistry, Science, Environmental Engineering, Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, Limnology and Oceanography, Ground Water, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation Environmental Science and Technology, Water Resources Bulletin, Journal of Hydrology, Marine Chemistry Contaminant Hydrology and Water Research; and proposals submitted to the: National Science Foundation Marine Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Environmental Engineering Program and Earth Sciences Division - U.S.-Israel Binational Research Foundation - University of Illinois and University of Wisconsin Water Resources Centers, U. S. Geological Survey - Office of Water Research, USEPA--NRML, Ada, OK, EMSL-Las Vegas, ERL-Athens, GA, Environmental Affairs Division of Illinois DENR. U.S. Department of Energy (1997-Present), Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science(2011-Present), Department of Defense, Strategic Environmental Research Program (SERDP), (2011-Present) Global Innovation Initiative-British Council; U.S. Department of State- Institute of International Education (2013-Present)

Fulbright Foundation (2012-Present)

NGWA Board Member: Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers (AGWSE), NGWA '91-'93. Ad Hoc Board Member 1992-1995. Chairperson, Education Committee `97-2001. Professional Development Committee 2001-present. Ground Water 2020 Futures Planning 2000-present.

Consultant: A number of private firms, consultants, industrial and government groups, as well as the following: National Water Research Institute, `96-present, USDOE Field Research Center Advisory Committee '98-2006, USDOE-Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Hydrogeology Review Team `95-2004, Italian National Research Council '88-Present, USEPA Superfund Technical Oversight '88-'93, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories '87-'91, USEPA-CERI '85-'94, USEPA-U.S. Dept. of Justice '85, Wisconsin and Illinois Attorneys General (Expert Witness), USEPA -Office of Solid Waste, U.S. EPA-ERL (Athens, GA), USEPA/NRMRL, (Ada Oklahoma), USEPA Water Quality Criteria Scientific Advisory Committee '80-'82, NOAA Ocean Chemistry Laboratory '77.

Program Coordinator: U.S. Air Force Education With Industry Program-SWS Water Chemistry/Corrosion Training '82-'86.

Outreach: Workshops for and Collaborations with: IRSA,,Instituto Richerche Sulle Acqua, Italian Water Research Institute, Bari, Italy, 1987-Present; Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality, 1990-Present, Washington State Department of Ecology, Oregon Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, USEPA-HSRC-GLMAC Technical Outreach to Superfund Communities, 1998-2002. Pro Bono consulting for: Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety 2009-Present, Clean Water Action 2009-Present, H.O.P.E. ( Honor our Pueblo Existence) 2009-Present. Kalamazoo Rotary Club Member 2014-Present, Board Member Kalamazoo Ballet Theater 2014-Present.

Patents: U.S. Patent Office #4,803,869, Flow-Through Analytical Measurement Apparatus and Method for Water Sampling. (With M.R. Schock and E.E. Garske.)

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: (Most Recent Publications) Modeling Underground Gypsum Barriers to stop Seawater Intrusion in a Fractured Aquifer at Salento (Southern Italy), Costantino Masciopinto, Michael J. Barcelona, and MoonKoo Kim, (In review, J. of Water and Climate Change, May, 2014)

Discussion of Papers “We’ve Been Here Before” M.J Barcelona, Ground Water, 51, 6.p 815 (2013)

Bathymetric influence on dissolved methane in hydrothermal plumes revealed by concentration and stable carbon measurements at newly discovered venting sites on the Central Indian Ridge (2014). O.You, S.Son, J.Son, M. Barcelona, M. Kim Deep-Sea Research,1,91,17-26.

A field trial of nutrient stimulation of Methanotrophs to reduce methane emissions from landfill cover soils. (2013) W. Lizik, J. Im, J.D. Semrau, and M.J. Barcelona Journal of Air and Waste Management, 63(3):300-309 

Editorial: “Déjà Vu All Over Again” (2012) Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation 32,4,p.28

Field Study of Enhanced TCE Reductive Dechlorination by a full-scale dairy whey PRB. E.S. Semkiw and M.J. Barcelona (2011); Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation. 31, 1, 68-78

 Field Application of nitrogen & phenylacetylene to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from landfill cover soils: Effects on microbial community structure J. Im, Sung-Woo Lee, Bodrossy, M.J. Barcelona, J.D. Semrau, Appl. Microbial Biotechnology (published on-line 31 August 2010) 

Effect of Nutrient and Selective Inhibitor Amendments on Methane Oxidation, Nitrous Oxide Production, and Key Gene Presence and Expression in Landfill Cover Soils: Characterization of the Role of Methanotrophs, Nitrifiers, and Denitrifiers. S. Lee, J. Im, A. Dispirito, L. Bodrossy, M. J. Barcelona, J. D. Semrau, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, (2009) 85, 389-403. 

Evaluation of Three Electron-Donor PRB Materials for Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination of TCE. E.S. Semkiw, M.J. Dybas, M.J. Barcelona. Bioremediation Journal, 13, 1, p. 7-20. (2009).

Editorial: “Whither Superfund” M.J. Barcelona Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 28, 4, 36-40, (2008)

Readers Comment on “ Knowledge – Not Technology –Drives Remediation Success”. , Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation (2007) 27 (3), 133-137: Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 27,4, Fall 2007 p.40.

Design of an MTBE Remediation Technology Evaluation. Ann Azadpour-Keeley and Michael J. Barcelona. (2006) Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation. 26,2,103-113

Numerical Simulations to Assess the Monitoring Zone Achieved During Low Flow Purging and Sampling, Mark D. Varljen, M. J. Barcelona, James Obereiner, and David Kaminiski. (2005) Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation,26,1,44-52

Development and Applications of Ground Water Remediation Technologies, M. J. Barcelona. (2005) (Invited paper to "Futures" special issue) Hydrogeology Journal., 13, 288-294. 

Ground Water Purging and Sampling History versus Hysteria , M. J. Barcelona , M.D. Varljen, R.W. Puls and D.B.Kaminski. (2005) Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation., 25, 1, 52-62.

Trimethylbenzoic acids as metabolite signatures in the biogeochemical evolution of an aquifer contaminated with jet fuel hydrocarbons, J. A. Nomocatcat, J. Fang, M. J. Barcelona, A. T. O. Quibuyen, and T. J. Abrajano. (2003), J. Contaminant Hydrology, 67, 177-194. 

Sequential Chemical Oxidation and Aerobic Biodegradation of Equivalent Carbon Number-Based Hydrocarbon Fractions in Jet Fuel, Guibo Xie and Michael J. Barcelona. (2003), Environmental Science and Technology, 37, 20, 4751-4760. 

Bioreactive Barriers: Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation for Chlorinated Solvent Remediations,J. M. Lendvay, F. E. Loffler, M. Dollhopf, M. R. Aiello, G. Daniels, B. Z. Fathepure, M. Gebhard, R. Heine, J. Shi, R. Krajmalnik-Brown, C. L. Major Jr., M. J. Barcelona, E. Petrovskis, R. Hickey, J. M. Tiedje and P. Adriaens. (2003), 37, 1422-1431, Environmental Science and Technology.

Cokriging Optimization of Monitoring Network Configuration Based on a Fuzzy and non- Fuzzy Variogram Evaluation, G. Passarella, M. Vurro, V. D’ Agostino and M. J. Barcelona ( 2003) Environmental Monitoringand Assessment82: 1-21,.

A Probabilistic Methodology to Assess the Risk of Ground Water Quality Degradation,G. Passarella, M. Vurro, V. D'Agostino, G. Giuliano and M. J. Barcelona (2002) Environmental Monitoring andAssessment, 79, 57-74 

Coupled oxidation of aromatic hydrocarbons by horseradish peroxidase and hydrogen peroxide. J. Fang and M.J. Barcelona. (2001) Chemosphere, 50, 105-109.

Isotopic Composition of Fatty Acids of Extremely Piezophilic Bacteria from the Mariana Trench at 11,000 Meters,J. Fang, M J. Barcelona, T.J. Abrajano, Y. Nogi, and C. Kato. (2002), Marine Chemistry,80, 1-9. 

An Assessment of Natural Biotransformation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Chlorinated Solvents at an Aquifer Plume Transect, Karen L. Skubal, Michael J. Barcelona, Peter Adriaens (2001) Journal of Contaminant Hydrology49, 151-169.

In-Situ Lifetimes and Kinetics of a Reductive Whey Barrier and an Oxidative ORC Barrier in the Subsurface. M. J. Barcelona and G. Xie. (2001) Environmental Science and Technology, 35, 16,3378­-3385.

 Efficient Quantification of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon: Applications at Two Contaminated Sites,G. Xie and M. J. Barcelona., (2001) Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 21, Spring, 64-70.

Phospholipid Patterns of Five Pseudomonad Archetypes for Different Aerobic Toluene Degradation Pathways,J. Fang, M. J. Barcelona, and P. J. Alvarez, (2000) Bioremediation, 4, 181-185. 

Characterization of Methanotrophic Bacteria on the Basis of Intact Phospholipid Profiles, J. Fang, M. J. Barcelona, and J. Semrau, (2000) FEMS Microbial Ecology, 189, 67-72. 

Phospholipid Compositional Changes of Five Pseudomonad Archetypes Grown With and Without Toluene, J. Fang, M. J. Barcelona, P. J. J. Alvarez, (2000) Applied Microbial. Biotechnol. 54, 382-389. 

Stable Carbon Isotope Biogeochemistry of a Shallow Sand Aquifer Contaminated with Fuel Hydrocarbons, J. Fang,

M. J. Barcelona, R. Krishnamurthy, and E. A. Atekwana, (2000) Applied Geochemistry, 15, 157-169. 

A Direct Comparison Between Fatty Acid Analysis and Intact Phospholipid Profiling for Microbial Identification, J. Fang, M. J. Barcelona, and P. J. J. Alvarez, (2000) OrganicGeochem., 31, 881-887.

Biochemical Function and Geochemical Significance of Novel Phospholipids of the Extremely Barophilic Bacteria from the Mariana Trench at 11,000 Meters,J. Fang, M. J. Barcelona, Y. Nogi, C. Kato, (2000) Deep Sea Research, 1. 47, 1173-1182.

Determination of Organic Acids in Ground Water by Liquid Chromatography/Atomospheric Pressure Chemical

Ionization/ Mass Spectrometry,J. Fang, and M. J. Barcelona, (1999) Anal. Letters, 32, 1459-­1473. 

Microbial Characterization of a JP-4 Fuel-Contaminated Site Using_ a Combined Lipid Biomarker/Polymerase Chain Reaction-Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE -Based Approach, J. R. Stephen, Y. J. Chang, Y. D. Gan, A. Peacock, S. M. Pfiffner, M. J. Barcelona, D.C. White, and S. J. Macnaughton, (1999) Environmental Microbiology, 1(3), 231-241

Installing Multi-level Sampling Arrays to Monitor Groundwater and Contaminant Discharge to a Surface Water Body, S. M. Dean, J. M. Lendvay, M. J. Barcelona, P. Adriaens, and N. D. Katapodes, (1999) Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 19, 4, 90-96.

A Jackknife Approach to Examine Uncertainty and Temporal Change in the Spatial Correlation of a VOC Plume, H. A. Wehrmann, M. D. Varljen, and M. J. Barcelona, (1999) Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, 59, 31-46. 

Quantification and Interpretation of TPH in Sediment Sample with EPA 418.1 and a Rapid Field Method, G. Xie, M. J. Barcelona, and J. Fang, (1999) Analytical Chemistry, 71, 9, 1899-1904.

Hydrogeologic Site Characterization Using Azimuthal Resistivity Surveys,L. E. Marin, B. Steinich, D. Jaglowski, M. J. Barcelona, (1998) Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 3, 4, 179-184. 

Pilot Scale Evaluation of Bioaugmentation for In-Situ Remediation of a Carbon-Tetrachloride ­Contaminated Aquifer,M. J. Dybas, M. J. Barcelona, S. Bezborodnikov, S. Davies, L.Forney, O. Kawka, T. Mayotte, L. Sepulveda Torres, K. Smalle, M. Sneathen, J. Tiedje, T. Voice, D. C. Wiggert, M. E. Witt, and C. S. Criddle, (1998) Environmental Science and Technology, 32, 3598-3611 

Biogeochemical Evidence for Microbial Community Change in a Jet Fuel Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Aquifer,

J. Fang, and M. J. Barcelona, (1998) Organic Geochemistry, 29, 4, 899-907. 

Geophysical Characterization, Redox Zonation, and Contaminant Distribution at a Ground Water/Surface

Water Interface, J. M. Lendvay, W. A. Sauck, M. J. Barcelona, D. H. Kampbell, J. T. Wilson, and P. Adriaens, (1998) Water Resources Research, 34, 12, 3545-3559.

Structural Determination and Quantitative Analysis of Bacterial Phospholids Using Liquid Chromatog-raphy/ElectrosprayIonization/Mass Spectrometry, J. Fang, and M. J. Barcelona, (1998) J. Microbiol Methods, 33, 23-35.

 Determination of Non Volatile Organic Carbon in Aquifer Solids after Carbonate Removal by Sulfurous Acid, G. Heron, M. J. Barcelona, M. L. Anderson, T. H. Christensen, (1997) Ground Water, 35, 1, 6-11. 

Interlaboratory Method Comparison for Determining TOC in Aquifer Materials. M. E. Caughey,M. J. Barcelona, R. M. Powell, R. A. Cahill, C. Gron, D. Lawrenz and L. Meschi, (1995) Environmental Geology, 26, 211-219. 

Organic Acid Derivatization Techniques Applied to Petroleum Hydrocarbon Transformations in Subsurface Environments, M. J. Barcelona, J. Lu., D. M. Tomczak, (1995) Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 15, 2, 114-124. 

Reproducible Well-Purging Procedures and Stabilization Criteria, M. J. Barcelona, H. A. Wehrmann and M. Varljen. (1994) Ground Water, 32, 1, 12-22.

Statistical Trends in Ground-Water Monitoring Data at a Landfill Superfund Site. M. R. Stoline R. N. Passero and M. J. Barcelona. (1993) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 27, 201-219.

Oxidation-Reduction Capacities of Aquifer Solids. M. J. Barcelona and T. R. Holm. (1992) Environmental Science & Technology, 25, 9, 1565-1572, 1991. (Discussion Environ. Sci. Technol., 26, 12, 2538-2539. 

Filtration of Ground Water Samples for Metals Analyses. R. W. Puls and M. J. Barcelona (1990) Journal of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials, 6, 4; 385-393.

 Network Design Factors for Assessing Temporal Variability In Ground-Water Quality. M. J. Barcelona, D. P. Lettenmaier, and M. R. Schock. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 12, 149-179, 1989.

Spatial and Temporal Gradients in Aquifer Oxidation-Reduction Conditions.M. J. Barcelona,T. R. Holm, M. R. Schock, and G. K. George. (1989) Water Resources Research, 25, 5, 991-1003.

Oxygen Transfer Through Flexible Sampling Tubing and Its Effects on Ground-Water Sampling Results. T. R. Holm, G. K. George and M. J. Barcelona. (1988) Ground Water Monitoring Review, 8, 3, 83-89. 

Fluorometric Determination of Hydrogen Peroxide in Ground Water.T. R. Holm, G. K. George and M. J. Barcelona. (1987)

Analytical Chemistry, 59, 4, 582-586.

Well Construction and Purging Effects on Ground Water Samples. M. J. Barcelona and J. A. Helfrich. (1986) Environmental Science and Technology, 20, 11, 1179-1184.

Sampling Tubing Effects on Ground-Water Samples. M. J. Barcelona, J. A. Helfrich and E. E. Garske. (1985) Analytical Chemistry, 57, 2, 460-464 (1985); (Correction: Analytical Chemistry, 57, 13, 2752.)

 Sampling for Organic Contaminants in Ground Water. J. P. Gibb and M. J. Barcelona. (1984)J. Amer. Water Works Assoc., May Issue, p. 48-51. 

A Laboratory Evaluation of Ground-Water Sampling Mechanisms. M. J. Barcelona, J. A. Helfrich, E. E. Garske and J. P. Gibb. (1984) Ground Water Monitoring Review, 4, 2, p. 32-41. 

Dynamics of a Fertilizer Contaminant Plume in Ground Water. M. J. Barcelona and T. G. Naymik. (1984) Environmental Science and Technology, 18, 4, 257-261.

TOC Determinations in Ground Water.M. J. Barcelona.(1984) Ground Water, 22, 1, 18-24. 

Nitric Oxide Interference on the Azide-Modified Winkler Oxygen Determination. M. J. Barcelona and E. E. Garske. (1983) Analytical Chemistry, 55, 965-967.

Determination of Acid Reactive Sulfide,W. C. Wang and M. J. Barcelona. (1983) Environmental International, 9, 129-133.

Dewatering Dredged Sediment for Agriculture. W. D. Lembke, J. K. Mitchell, J. B. Fehrenbacher, and M. J. Barcelona. (1983) Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 26, 805-808.

Sediment Oxygen Demand: Fractionation, Kinetics, and Reduced Chemical Substances.M. J. Barcelona. (1983) Water Research, 17, 9, 1081-1093.

Marine Farming the Coastal Zone: Chemical and Hydrogeologic Considerations.M. J. Barcelona,

L. C. Cummings, S. H. Lieberman, H. Fastenau, and W. J. North. (1982) California Coop. Fish. Investig. Research Reports, Vol. XXHI, 180-187. 

Characterization of a Contaminant Plume in Ground Water, Meredosia, Illinois. T. G. Naymik and M. J. Barcelona. (1981) Ground Water, 19, 5, 517-526.

Microbial Mediation of Early Diagenesis in Marine Sediments: Pore Water Dissolved Organic Carbon and Volatile Fatty Acids. M. J. Barcelona.(1980) Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 44:1977-1984. 

Determination of Low Molecular Weight Volatile Fatty Acids in Aqueous Samples. M. J. Barcelona, H. M. Liljestrand, and J. J. Morgan. (1980) Analytical Chemistry, 52, 2, 321-324. 

Deep Silicate Content as Evidence of the Extent of Renewal of the Venezuela Basin. D. K. Atwood,

P. N. Froelich, M. E. Q. Pilson, M. J. Barcelona, and J. L. Vilen. (1979) Deep Sea Research, 26A, 1179-1184. 

Human Exposure to Chloroform in a Coastal Urban Environment. M. J. Barcelona. Environmental Science and Health--Part A, (1979) Environmental Science and Engineering, 14, 4, 267-283.

Organic Compounds Associated with Gypsum in the Marine Environment Hydrocarbons. M. J. Barcelona and D. K. Atwood. (1979) Geochemical Cosmochimica Acta, 43, 47-53. 

Gypsum-Organic Interactions in Natural Seawater: Effects of Organics on Precipitation, Kinetics and Crystal Morphology. M. J. Barcelona and D. K. Atwood. (1978) Marine Chemistry, 6, 99-115.

Comparison of Polarographic Electrode and Winkler Titration Determinations of Dissolved Oxygen in Oceanographic Samples. D. K. Atwood, W. F. Kinard, M. J. Barcelona, and E. C. Johnson. (1977) Deep Sea Research, 24, 311-313. 

Study of Organic-Calcium Interactions: Gypsum Precipitation in Tropical Surface Waters. M. J. Barcelona, T. R. Tosteson, and D. K. Atwood. (1976) Marine Chemistry, 4, 76, 89-92.

Neutral Transition Metal Complexes as Probes for Solvent Structure.The Spectrophotometric Properties and

Reactivity Toward Oxygen of 1,2-N,N'-bis-(o-iminobenzylideimino)propane Cobalt (2) in Some Pure and Mixed Solvents. M. J. Barcelona and G. Davies. (1975) Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Trans., 19, 1906-1908.


Soil and Ground Water Pollution,chapter in Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, M. J. Barcelona and G. A. Robbins, 3rd edition, Vol. 15, p 49-62, Academic Press (2002).

Environmental Cleanup at Nayy Facilities: Risk-Based Methods,National Research Council-National Academy of Sciences Committee on Environmental Remediation at Naval Facilities - E. J. Bouwer ­Chair; G. F. Parkin-Co-Chair, L. Ehlers- Study Director, M. J. Barcelona, L. W. Barnthouse, J. C. Chambers, F. H. Chapelle, N. R. Garrett, F. W. Schwartz, L. M. Siegel, A. D. Stark, K. A. Swartz, S. J. Traina, A J. Valocchi, B. .J. Wagner, C. Welty, and J. J. Wong, 11/98 National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1999, 143 pp. 

Considerations for Innovative Technology Evaluation Sampling Plans, M. J. Barcelona and D. R. Jaglowski, Chapter 24 196-207, M. Brusseau, D. Sabatini and J. Gierke, Editors, ACS Symposium Volume, Field Testing of Innovative Subsurface Remediation Technologies, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., 1998.

Sample Collection and Handling of Environmental Matrices. M. J. Barcelona, Chapter 17 in Perspectives in Environmental Chemistry, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 1998, 512 pp.

The Use of Aromatic Acids and Phospholipid-Ester-Linked Fatty Acids for Delineation of Processes Affecting an Aquifer Contaminated with JP-4 Fuel, Jiasong Fang, Michael J. Barcelona, and Candida West. Chapter 5 in Molecular Markers in Environmental Geochemistry, ACS Symposium Series #671, Robert P. Eganhouse, Editor. American Chemical Society, Washington D.C., 1997, 426 pp.

Overview of the Sampling Process, Michael J. Barcelona. Chapter 2, p 41-62 in Principles of Environmental Sampling (2nd edition), L. H. Keith, Editor, American Chemical Society Professional Reference Book, 1996, American Chemical Society. Washington, D.C. 848pp.

Volatile Organic Compounds in Soil-Accurate and Representative Analysis. J. S. Smith, L. Eng, J. Comeau, C. Rose, R. M. Schulte, M. J. Barcelona, K. Klopp, M. J. Pilgrim, M. Minnich, S. Feenstra, M. J. Urban, M. B. Moore, M. P. Maskarinec, R. Siegrist, J. Parr, R. E. Claff. Chapter 34, p. 693-704 in Principles of Environmental Sampling, 2nd Edition. L. H. Keith, Ed, 1996. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.

Verification of Active and Passive Ground-Water Contamination Remediation Efforts, M. J. Barcelona, in "Advanced Methods for Ground Water Pollution Control", International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, University of Udine, University of Padua, May 5-6, 1994, Udine, Italy p.161-175. Courses and Lectures No. 364 Edited by G. Gambolati and G. Verri, Springer-Verlag Publ. Wien, NY, 298pp, 1995.

Ground Water Sampling-A Workshop Summary, R. W. Puls (ed.) R. W. Puls, M. J. Barcelona, J. R. Brown, J. F. McCarthy, USEPA-RSKERL, Ada, OK, EPA 600/R-94/205, January 1995, 98 pp.

Site Characterization: What Should We Measure, Where (When?) and Why, M. J. Barcelona, Symposium on Intrinsic Bioremediation of Ground Water, USEPA-USGS Sponsors, Denver, CO, 8/30-­9/1/94, EPA 540/R94/515, p. 1-9, August 1994.

Realistic Expectations for Ground Water Investigations in the 1990's. M. J. Barcelona and J. A. Helfrich, ASTM-STP #1118. David M. Nielsen and Martin N. Sara, Editors, American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA. 1992.

Geochemical Characterization of the Subsurface: Basic Analytical and Statistical Concepts.

J. R. Boulding and M. J. Barcelona. Chapter 7 in Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation. Center for Environmental Research Information, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, USEPA/625/4-91-026: 83-102. 1991.

Geochemical Variability of the Natural and Contaminated Subsurface Environment. J. R. Boulding and M. J. Barcelona. Chapter 8 in Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation. Center for Environmental Research Information, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, USEPA/625/4-91-026:103-122. 1991 

Geochemical Sampling of Subsurface Solids and Ground Water. J. R. Boulding and M. J. Barcelona. Chapter 9 in Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation. Center for Environmental Research Information, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, USEPA/625/4-91-026: 123-154. 1991.

Ground Water, Volume 1: Ground Water and Contamination and Volume 2: Methodology.

M. J. Barcelona with J. R. Boulding, R. C. Heath, W. A. Pettyjohn, R. Sims, J. Sims, P. van der Heijde and H. A. Wehrmann. Center for Environmental Research Information, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, USEPA/625/6-90/016a and b. 1990.


Oxidation-Reduction Potential, Section 2580 - Standard Methods 17th Edition Supplement. M. J. Barcelona, Joint Task Group Chairman. Adopted 9/90.


Uncertainties in Ground Water Chemistry and Sampling Procedures. Michael J. Barcelona. Chapter 24, pages 310-320 in Chemical Modeling of Aqueous Systems II, Daniel C. Melchior and R. L. Bassett, American Chemical Society Symposium Series #416, February 1990, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC. 

Overview of the Sampling Process.Michael J. Barcelona. Chapter 1, pp. 4-23 in Principles of Environmental Sampling. Lawrence H. Keith, Editor, American Chemical Society Professional Reference Book, January 1988, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. 

Sampling Collection, Handling and Storage: Water, Soils, and Aquifer Solids. Michael J. Barcelona and Robert Morrison, p. 49-62 Part B in "Methods for Ground Water Quality Studies". Proceedings of a National Workshop USDA-ARS, CRS in cooperation with USGS and USEPA. Arlington, VA. November 1-3, 1988. USDA-ARS Univ. of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 161 pp. 

The Development of Effective Ground-Water Sampling Protocols. M. J. Barcelona and J. P. Gibb. Pages 17-26 in Proceedings of Symposium on Field Methods for Ground Water Contamination Studies and Their Standardization for the American Society for Testing and Materials, A. G. Collins and A. I. Johnson, editors, Feb. 2-7, 1986, Cocoa Beach, FL. ASTM STP 963, Philadelphia, PA, 491 pp (1988).

Field Verification of Sampling Methods and Materials' Selection for Ground-Water Contamination Studies. M. J. Barcelona, J. A. Helfrich and E. Garske. Pages 221-231 in Proceedings of Symposium on Field Methods for Ground Water Contamination Studies and Their Standardization for the American Society for Testing and Materials, A. G. Collins and A.I. Johnson, editors, Feb. 2-7, 1986, Cocoa Beach, FL. ASTM STP 963, Philadelphia, PA, 491 pp (1988).

Groundwater Investigations and Groundwater Sampling.Chapters 5 and 7 in Ground Water.

M. J. Barcelona. Prepared for USEPA-CERI and USEPA, R. S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory. EPA 625/6-87/016, March 1987.

Ground-Water Monitoring Needs in the Saturated Zone.M. J. Barcelona, J. A. Helfrich and J. P. Gibb. Chapter 11, pp. 187-200 in Land Treatment of Hazardous Waste: A Hazardous Waste Management Alternative, edited by R. C. Loehr and J. F. Molina, Jr., University of Texas, Center for Water Resources, Water Resources Symposium Number Thirteen, Austin, Texas, 367 pp (1986). 



The Use of Molecular and Genomic Techniques Applied to Microbial Diversity, Community Structure and Identification at DNAPL and Metal Contaminated Sites. Ann Azadpour-Keeley, Michael J. Barcelona, Kathleen Duncan, and Joseph M. Suflita USEPA-Environmental Research Brief EPA/600/R-09/103 (September, 2009)

A Gypsum Barrier to stop seawater intrusion in a fractured Aquifer at Salento (Southern Italy);Preliminary Results Barcelona, M.J.,M Kim,,C. Masciopinto, R. Lamantia, SWIM-SWICA, Cagliari, Sardinia, (10/07)

Comparison of Hydraulic Conductivity Determinations in Direct Push and Conventional Wells. S. A. Barrett, G. A.

Robbins, J. D. Mandrick, M. J. Barcelona. W. McCall and M. Kram, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Port Hueneme, CA (11/03). 

Oxygenate Remediation: Field Research Site Screening Determination of Oxygen Demand Contaminated Aquifer Sediments, M.J. Barcelona, E. Delaney, D. Mandrick. American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C. 11/03. 

Site Characterization for Monitored Natural Attenuation (with Dr. Gary Robbins and Richard Brainerd, Univ. of Connecticut­ USEPA-NRMRL Ada, OK. 10/02

Kdoc Sorption/Desorption, Kinetics and Access to Transient Reactants Photochemically Generated in Natural Waters, M. J. Barcelona, J. C. Means, M. Sakakibara, A. R. Nicolaescu (For Susan Burns), USEPA-NCERQA Washington, D.C. 9/02


Site Characterization for Volatile Organic Compound Contamination in Ground Water: Spatial and Temporal Variability. M. J. Barcelona, H. A. Wehrmann, M. D. Var1jen, G. A. Blinkiewicz, USEPA-­EMSL Las Vegas, NV, 1995.


Improved Quantitation of Organic and Inorganic Carbon in Soils and Aquifer Materials.M. E. Caughey and M. J. Barcelona, Illinois Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, Champaign, IL, HWRIC TR-017, April, 1994, 36 pp. 


Sequential Chemical and Biological Degradation of Jet Fuel. Michael J. Barcelona and Guibo Xie. Ground Water Quality 2001, Sheffield, England 6/01.

 MTBE Transport and Fate Under Natural Gradient Tracer Test Conditions. M. J. Barcelona, C. Lee Major and J. Fang. Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. Battelle 2nd International Conference. Monterey, CA 5/22-5/25, 2000. 

Subsurface Fate and Transport of MTBE in a Controlled Reactive Tracer Experiment, M. J. Barcelona, D. R. Jaglowski, Proceedings of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water, Prevention, Detection and Remediation. American Petroleum Institute and National Ground Water Association. 11/17-19/99 Houston, TX.

Evolution of Aromatic Hydrocarbon and Organic Acid Plumes in a Shallow Sand Aquifer Contaminated with Jet Fuel,J. Fang and M. J. Barcelona, Proceedings of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water, Prevention, Detection and Remediation. American Petroleum Institute and National Ground Water Association. 11/17-19/99 Houston, TX.

Role of Technical Journals in Communicating Remediation Success. M. J. Barcelona, 1999 Theis Conference on Remediation of Subsurface Contaminants: The Meaning and Measures of Success. 11/12-15/99 Amelia Island, FL. Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers. National Ground Water Association.

Efficient Quantification of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Applications at Two Contaminated Sites. G. Xie and M. J. Barcelona, 8"' International Association of Sediments and Water Sciences. Beijing, China 9/16-19/99. (Proceedings to Appear in Science of the Total Environment). 

Seasonal Temperature Variation and Microbial Heat Generation at a JP-4 Contaminated Site.

L. G. Glascoe, Y. M. Chen, M. J. Barcelona, C. Drummond, and L. M. Abriola, In Situ and On Site Bioremediation 4/19-22/99 San Diego, CA, Battelle Memorial Institute.

Beyond BTEX (editorial), M. J. Barcelona, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 19, 1, 4-5, 1999

Combining Adaptive Site Characterization and Probabilistic Approaches to Address Heterogeneity,

M. D. Varljen and M. J. Barcelona, National Ground Water Association, 50"' Annual Meeting, 12/13/98-­12/16/98, Las Vegas, NV

Evaluation of Natural Bioattenuation at the Macro and Microscopic Level: Field Implementation of Novel Monitoring Methods. P. Adriaens, J. V. Lendvay, M. J. Barcelona, S. K. Haack, and W. Sauck.Abstracts of the 1998 European Geophysical Society Meeting, Nice, France, April 1998.

Mixed Source Contaminant Transfer from Ground Water at Wurtsmith AFB to Van Etten Lake Oscoda MI. M.J. Barcelona, K. Rathfelder and O.E. Kawka, Final Report to Great Lakes Mid-Atlantic Hazardous Substance Research Center, University of Michigan, September 1997, 118 pp.

Virtual Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation: Where Do We Go From Here? (editorial), Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 17, 2, pp 1-2, 1997.


Simulation of Intrinsic Bioremediation Processes at Wurtsmith AFB, MI.Y-M. Chen, L.M. Abriola and M. J. Barcelona, pp. 55-60, Battelle In-Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, 1(1), May 1997, New Orleans, LA.

Evaluation of Bioremediation to Remediate an Aquifer Contaminated with Carbon Tetrachloride. M. J. Dybas, S. Bezborodinikov, T. Voice, D. C. Wiggert, S. Davies, J. Tiedje, C. S. Criddle, O. E. Kawka, M. J. Barcelona and T. Mayotte, pp. 507-512, Battelle In-Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, 4(4), May 1997, New Orleans, LA.

Monitoring In-Situ Bioremediation of Fuel Hydrocarbons: The Use of Chemical and Biogeochemical Markers. M. J. Barcelona, J. Fang and C. West. Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Ground Water, National Ground Water Association-American Petroleum Institute, Houston, TX 11/13-11/15/96. 

Case Study: Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan. M. J. Barcelona, Symposium on Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Organics in Ground Water, USEPA-USAFCEE, USAF-Environics Directorate Sponsors, Dallas, TX 9/11-9/13/96, September 1996.

Characterization of Organic Carbon in Soils and Aquifer Solids. M. J. Barcelona, R. V. Krishnamurthy, D. M. Shaw and M. E. Caughey, EPA Environmental Research Brief, Office of Research and Development, EPA-R.S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory 

A Critical Review of Bioremediation of Fuels, Chapter 5, Monitoring Intrinsic Bioremediation Processes. Jiasong Fang and M. J. Barcelona with R. A. DuPont, R. Sims, W. Doucette, Utah State University, for American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C. Final Report. (1996) 

Low-Flow (Minimal Drawdown) Ground-Water Sampling Procedures, R. W. Puls and M. J. Barcelona, EPA Ground Water Issue Paper, Offices of Research and Development and Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Superfund Technology Support Center for Ground Water, RSKERL, Ada, OK, April, 1996. EPA/540/5-95/504, 12 pp.

Limits to Remediation: Is the Sky Blue or Obscured by Red Tape?, (editorial) M. J. Barcelona, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 15, 2, (4-5) 1995 

Geoprobe Goes Amphibious, M. J. Barcelona, The Probing Times, 4, 1, 1994 

Subsurface Remediation: I Love that Dirty Water, (editorial), M. J. Barcelona, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 14, 4, pp. 4-5, 1994. 

Monitoring and Remediation: VOC Symptoms and Substance, (editorial) M. J. Barcelona, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation 13,2, pp. 4-5, 1993.

Characterization of Organic Carbon in Soils and Aquifer Solids. M. J. Barcelona, R. V. Krishnamurthy, D. M. Shaw and M. E. Caughey, USEPA-RSKERL, Ada, OK, Final Report Submitted November, 1994) 84 pp.

WATER SURVEY (Illinois Department of Natural Resources)

 Ground Water Sampling for Metals Analysis. R. W. Puls and M. J. Barcelona. Superfund Ground Water Issue, USEPA, Offices of Research and Development and Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Superfund Technology Support Center for Ground Water, RSKERL, Ada, OK, EPA/540/4-89/001, March, 1989, 6 pp.

 Well Casing Materials Evaluation. M. J. Barcelona, J. A. Helfrich, C. G. Hohenboken, E. Hopke. Final Report to DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Fluoropolymer Product Division, September, 1988, 34 pp. + figures/tables. 

Uncertainties in Ground-Water Chemistry and Sampling Procedures. M. J. Barcelona. In Proceedings of American Chemical Society Symposium "Chemical Modeling in Aqueous Systems II. 196th National ACS National Meeting, September 25-30, 1988, Los Angeles, CA.

Laboratory and Field Studies of Well-Casing Material Effects. M. J. Barcelona and J. A. Helfrich. In Proceedings of Ground Water Geochemistry Conference, Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers-NWWA, February 16-18, 1988, Denver, CO, pp. 363-376.

Metal Complexation by Natural Organic Matter in Ground Water. T. R. Holm and M. J. Barcelona. In Proceedings of Ground Water Geochemistry Conference. Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers -AAAS, February 16-18, 1988, Denver, CO, pp. 245-268. 

Sampling Frequency for Ground-Water Quality Monitoring. M. J.Barcelona, H. A. Wehrmann, ,M. R. Schock, M. E. Sievers and J. Karny. Final report on CR #812165-02 to USEPA-EMSL, January, 1989 

Comparison of Water Samples from PTFE, PVC and SS Monitoring Wells. M. J. Barcelona, G. K. George and Michael R. Schock. Internal report prepared for USEPA-EMSL, Las Vegas, NV. EPA 600/X-88/091, February, 1988.

 Laboratory and Field Studies of Well-Casing Material Effects. M. J. Barcelona and J. A. Helfrich. In Proceedings of Ground-Water Geochemistry Conference, National Water Well Association - AGWSE, February 16-18, 1988, Denver, CO, pp. 363-375. 

Dissolved Oxygen and Oxidation-Reduction Potentials in Ground Water. T. R. Holm, G. K. George and M. J. Barcelona. Prepared for USEPA-RSKERL, Ada, OK. EPA 600/S2-86/042, June, 1986 

Effective Porosity of Geologic Materials. G. R. Peyton, J. P. Gibb, M. LeFaivre, J. D. Ritchey, S. L. Burch and M. J. Barcelona. Proceedings of the 12th Annual USEPA Hazardous Waste Research Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, April, 1986.

Monitoring and Sampling Instrumentation. M. J. Barcelona. Proceedings of State of California-Water Resources Control Board, 15th Biennial Conference on Ground Water, Bahia Hotel, San Diego, CA, September 23-25, 1985.

Hazardous Waste Management Strategy in Illinois: Government's Role. M. J. Barcelona, S. A. Changnon and D. L. Thomas. Proceedings of International Conference on New Frontiers for Hazardous Management sponsored by USEPA, NUS Corporation, National Science Foundation, American Academy of Environmental Engineers, September 15-18, 1985, Pittsburgh, PA.

Practical Guide for Ground Water Sampling. M. J. Barcelona, J. P. Gibb, J. A. Helfrich and E. E. Garske. State Water Survey Contract Report #374 to RSKERL-Ada, OK, 166 pp. (#CR809966-01) November 1985 (EPA 600/S2-85-104) 

Regional Ground Water Contamination.. M. J. Barcelona, J. A. Helfrich, T. R. Holm. Report to Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, August 1985, 36 pp.

Progress Report on the Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center. M. J. Barcelona and W. J. Garrison. Report submitted to Governing Board of HWRIC May 1985, 49 pp. (HWRIC 003). 

Assessment of Research Needs on Facilitated Transport Behavior in the Subsurface Environment.

M. J. Barcelona, C. Carter, J. Means, J. Parker, S. Rao and M. Tomson. 1985. Report to Subsurface Processes Branch, USEPA-RSKERL, Ada, OK, 16 pp.

 Hazardous Materials Laboratory Feasibility Study. M. J. Barcelona. Report to Governing Board of HWRIC, September 1984, 36 pp. (HWRIC 002).

Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center-FY '85 Plan for Action. M. J. Barcelona and S. A. Chagnon. Report to Governing Board of HWRIC, July 1984, 33 pp. (HWRIC 001).

Ground Water Sampling Quality Assurance. Gibb, J. P. and M. J. Barcelona. 1984. Report to USEPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response -Energy Resources Corporation, 215 pp.

Chemical Considerations in Preservation and Handling of Samples. M. J. Barcelona. Chapter XII in Proceedings of Ground Water Monitoring Workshop. SWS-SGS, February 27-28, 1984, Ramada Inn, Champaign, IL 

Hazardous Waste in Ogle and Winnebago Counties: Potential Risk Via Ground Water Due to Past and Present Activities. J. P. Gibb, M. J. Barcelona, S. C. Schock and M. W. Hampton. ISWS Contract

 Report to Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources, #83/26, 100 pp., plus Appendices, September 1983. 

A Guide to the Selection of Materials for Monitoring Well Construction and Groundwater Sampling.

M. J. Barcelona, J. P. Gibb, and R. A. Miller. USEPA - R. S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Ada, OK, #CR-809 966-01, (1983), 142 pp. ISWS Contract Report #327 (EPA 600/82-84-024).

Chemical Problems in Ground Water Monitoring. M. J. Barcelona. Presented at the 3rd National Symposium on Aquifer Rehabilitation and Groundwater Monitoring, National Water Well Association, Columbus, Ohio, May 24-27, 1983, p. 263-2

The Feasibility and Benefits of Reclaiming a Man-Made Lake: A Case Study of Lake Paradise Mattoon, IL. G. E. Stout, R. Buhr, S. Deo, M. J. Barcelona, J. Absher and D. Musser, University of Illinois, Water Resources Center Research Report #170, July 1982, 39 pp. 

Lake Sediment for Land Use Improvements.G. E. Stout and M. J. Barcelona. Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference-North American Lake Management Society Lake Restoration, Protection and Management, Oct. 26-29, 1982. USEPA Office of Water Regulations and Standards, EPA 440-5-83-001 

Usefulness of Sediment Oxygen Demand as a Tool for Impoundment Management. M. J. Barcelona and Woodrow Wang. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Water Resources Center Research Report No. 169, August 1982, UILU-WRC-82-0169, 35 pp. 

Groundwater Resources in Illinois: A Scientific View.Michael J. Barcelona and James P. Gibb. Illinois Issues, July 1982, p. 40-41.

Handling, Preservation, and Analysis of Groundwater Samples. M. J. Barcelona. Chapter 10 in the Proceedings of the Groundwater Monitoring Workshop, State Water Survey - State Geological Survey - American Water Works Association, February 22-23, 1982, Ramada Inn, Champaign, Illinois. 

Lake Paradise Wet Dredging Operations - Feasibility Study.M. J. Barcelona. Water Resources Center UI- UC, August 1980, 42 pp.

Sampling Frequency for Water Quality Monitoring. R. H. Harmeson and M. J. Barcelona. USEPA Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Advanced Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Las Vegas, Nevada, (1980), 88 pp.


Emission/Human Dosage Relationships for Selected Environmental Carcinogens. S. K. Friedlander,

J. J. Morgan, W. H. White, M. J. Barcelona, and A. H. Miguel. USEPA-EMSL Surveillance and Monitoring Section, Las Vegas, Nevada (1978). 


Comparison of Manual and Automated Methods of Inorganic Micro-Nutrient Analyses. NOAA—Ocean Chemistry Laboratory, Technical Memo. NOAA-TM-ERL-AOML-40, NOAH-80020502; PB80-160997; 31 pp. (November, 1979), G. A. Berberian and M. J. Barcelona. 

Results of Oceanographic Survey of Manati Offshore Discharge Site: Manati, P. R. (for Black and Veatch Consulting Engineers) D. K. Atwood and M. J. Barcelona (1975).

An Oceanographic Evaluation of the Puerto Rico Site for Location of an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant. D. K. Atwood, M. Stalcup, C. P. Duncan, and M. J. Barcelona. Interim and Final Reports to NSF-RANK, January 1976 and July 1976.

Final Report on CICAR Oceanographic Methods; Intercalibration Experiment--CINTEX II (NSF - IOC, UNESCO). D. K. Atwood, Tom van't Hof, M. J. Barcelona, C. P. Duncan, and M. C. Stalcup (1975).


Atmospheric Ethylene Distributions Near a Petrochemical Complex in S.W. Puerto Rico (May 1974) M. J. Barcelona (for PPG Industries, Caribe) 

Ethylene Concentrations in the Lajas Valley: Effect of Point vs.Vehicular Sources (July 1975) M. J. Barcelona for PPG Industries, Caribe). 

An Oceanographic Survey for a Proposed Sewage Outfall at El Mani, P.R. (for R. M. Guzman and Assoc., under contract with Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewer Authority) (May 1974) M. J. Barcelona and W. Marshall. 

Economic Reclamation of Copper from Electroplating Solutions in Order to Meet Discharge Requirements (for Diceon Electronics, Naguabo, P.R.) (January 1975) M. J. Barcelona.

Mercury in Nearshore Waters and Marine Organisms of So. Puerto Rico (for PPG Industries, Caribe). W. Marshall, M. J. Barcelona and O. Wheeler (1974, 1975).


NGWA Ground Water Sampling short course, 12/6/13 with David Kaminski , Nashville, TN Invited Lecturer, Nutrient Stimulation of Methane Oxidizing Bacteria to minimize greenhouse for emissions from a landfill WMU Dept of Geology 12/24/2014.

Low Flow Ground Water Sampling Update, 12/8/12; NGWA National Meeting

Invited Panelist- Problem with the MOA-G site at los Alamos National Labs, Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, June 2012.

Invited Lecturer, 2/22/12, “Effective Ground Water Sampling Methods for volatile organic compounds,” Department of Geology Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Invited Speaker, 11/30/11, “Updated Sampling Technique for volatile organics and microorganisms in ground water,” National Ground Water Association, National Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

Invited Lecturer, 7/30/09 “Innovations in “in-situ” Bioremediation of Organic Compounds.” Society for Industrial Biotechnology, Toronto, Canada

Invited Lecturer, 2/25/09, Serious Water Resources Issues in a Rebuilding Economy, California Ground Water Resources Association, Santa Ana, CA.

Invited Lecturer, 8/21/08, Hydrogeochemical Constraints on Subsurface Bioremediation. Society for Industrial Biotechnology, San Diego, CA 

Invited Speaker, 10/7/07 Monitoring Ground Water Quality with Low-Flow Purging and Sampling Workshop With Mr. James Boiseneau , AIPG ( America institute of Professional Geologists) 44th Annual Meeting Traverse City, M 

Invited Speaker and Proceeding Paper, 10/7/07 A Gypsum Barrier Design to Stop Saltwater Intrusion in a Fractured Aquifer at Salento ( South Italy) M. J. Barcelona, M. Kim, C. Masciopinto, R. LaMantia.

Invited Speaker, 5/3/06 Ground Water Sampling, Advantage of The Low-Flow Purging and Sampling Approach, M.J. Barcelona, at Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Columbus, OH

Invited Speaker, 4/24/06 What Information is Needed to Better Define and Protect Future Ground Water Resources? Protecting Strategic Water Resources, Superfund Reauthorization and National Preparedness at National Ground Water Association Ground Water Summit, San Antonio, TX

Invited Speaker, 7/27/05 Low-Flow Sampling of Ground Water in Contaminated Environments, at WMU- Department of Geological Sciences Annual Field Camp, Kalamazoo, M 

Invited Speaker, 7/1/05 Monitoring and Remediation of Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Environments, at National Research Council Water Investigations Laboratory- IRSA, Bari, Ital 

Invited Speaker, 5/6/05 Continuing Education Workshop on Ground Water Geochemistry and Sampling, Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals, at St. John’s Convention Center, Plymouth, MI

Invited Speaker, 4/7/05 Methyl-t-Butyl Ether and Fuel Plume Remediation Constraints in the Subsurface, Chemistry Department at Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Invited Speaker, 3/22/05 Geochemical Sampling and Analysis of Contaminated Ground Water, Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals Annual Training Course at Westside Sheraton Hotel, Lansing, MI

Invited Speaker, 2/15/05 Sampling Ground Water Efficiently for Remediation and Geochemical Analyses, MDEQ- Remediation and Restoration Division Geological and Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program, Lansing, M 

Invited Speaker, 11/7/04 Future Developments in Ground Water Remediation Strategies, Geological Society of America, at National Meeting Featured Forum organized by the American Institute of Hydrolog 

Invited Speaker, 8/3/04 Effective Remediation Strategies for Recalcitrant Contaminants Methyl-t-Butyl Ether, at WMU Department of Geological Sciences Seminar, Rood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI

Invited Speaker, 1/13/04 Ground Water Sampling Workshop, Low-Flow Purging and Monitoring Well Dynamics, with D. Kaminski and G.R. Robbins, at Nielsen Ground Water Field Schools, Tampa, FL

Invited Speaker, 11/13/03 Geochemical Considerations for Ground Water Sampling Programs, M. J. Barcelona, at Ground Water Sampling Seminar Am Cham- American Chamber of Commerce, Sao Paulo, Brasil sponsored by Clean Environment, Brasil. 

Guest Speaker, 10/2/03 Subsurface Biological and Chemical Reactive Barriers for Ground Water Remediation, M. J. Barcelona, at Midwest Ground Water Conferences. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

Invited Speaker, 9/29/03 Subsurface Geochemical Manipulation to Promote Bioremediation, M. J. Barcelona, Dept of Geochemistry, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Low-Flow Purging and Sampling of Ground Water, M. J. Barcelona at WMU-Geological Sciences Field Camp 8/13/03, Kalamazoo, MI.

Invited Speaker, 2/27/03 Subsurface Geochemistry and the Bioremediation of Fuel Spills, M. J. Barcelona, Dept of Chemistry, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

Invited Speaker, Effective Strategies for Monitoring Water Quality in the Coastal Zone, M. J. Barcelona, at Second International Conferences in Salt Water Intrusion and Coastal Zone Aquifers, Monitoring, Modeling, and Management, National Autonomous University and Mexican Academy of Sciences, Yucatan Mexico. April, (2003). 

Invited Speaker, 2002 Borchardt Conference, University of Michigan, Michigan Dept. of Public Health Drinking Water Plant Operators. February (2002) "Fate, Transport, and Remediation of MTBE in Ground Water" 

Invited Speaker, AIPG (American Institute of Professional Geologists) Michigan Section. February (2002) Low Flow Minimal-Drawdown Purging and Sampling of Ground Water.

Invited Keynote Speaker, Groundwater Quality 2001 Sheffield, England, (June 2001). "Sequential Chemical and Biological Degradation of Jet Fuel"

Debate Segment June 2001 Ground Water Quality 2001, Sheffield, England (June 2001) with Dr. Linda Abriola,University of Michigan. Lead discussion of "pro" position for appropriate ground-water remediation at all costs.

Invited Speaker, ASCE Rochester, N.Y. Section- Sampling Innovation for Remedial Ground Water Programs (April 25, 2001)

Invited Speaker, University of Florida, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering (April 16, 2001) A Natural Gradient MTBE/BTEX Tracer Experiment

Michigan Assoc. of Environmental Professionals -Groundwater Sampling Innovation or Obfuscation? (May,2001) Novi, MI.

Univ. of Michigan CEE 260 - Hazardous Waste Investigations and Personnel Protective Equipment Lecture/ Demonstration (February 18, 2001)

Guest Lecturer, UM-Engin. 540, Cellular Biotechnology, Bioremediation Principles and Practice, (2/4/99; 2/8/00).

Guest Lecturer, CEE 260, UM, State of the Art of In-Situ Bioremediation (3/29/99).

Guest Lecturer, Wayne State University, Department of Chemical Engineering, CHE659/HWMTSI, In-Situ Hazardous Waste Treatment (3/23/99).

Geochemical Enhancement of Biotransformations of MTBE. M. J. Barcelona, Center for Environmental Risk Assessment Dept. of Chemistry and' Geochemistry Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 10/18/99 

Summary of Remedial Investigation„ of Meridian Road Landfill. M. J. Barcelona, Meridian United Concerned Citizens, Fortville, IN 10/6/99 

Environmental Geochemistry Research in Support of Bioremediation. M. J. Barcelona, University of Michigan Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, 9/24/99 

Advanced Monitoring,Methods in Support of In-situ Remediation Technology Evaluations, at Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (1999), Geologist Outreach Biennial Training Meeting, Kalamazoo, MI (5/13/99).

Indicators of Bioremediation Effectiveness,Arcadis/Geraghty and Miller, Inc., Remediation Technology Meeting, Tampa, FL (5/8/99).

Mixed Contaminant Source Magnitude and Plume Stability: Fuelsand Chlorinated Solvents. M. J. Barcelona, C. L. Major, J. Fang, and M. D. Varljen, In-Situ and On Site Bioremediation 4/19-22/99 San Diego, CA, Battelle Memorial Institute.


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