Nicole D. Berge
Dr. Berge’s area of specialization is in Environmental Engineering with emphasis
in environmental remediation. Her research focuses on gaining a mechanistic understanding
associated with how interactions between physical, chemical, and biological processes
within porous media influence environmental remediation and contribute to sustainability.
Porous media of interest include solid waste and the subsurface. Specific areas
of exploration include: the fate of disposed nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, personal
care products and endocrine disrupting compounds in bioreactor landfills, thermochemical
conversion of municipal solid waste, increasing the energy yield from solid waste,
and the development and subsequent evaluation of innovative groundwater remediation
- Ph.D., University of Central Florida (2006)
- M.S., University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (2001)
- B.S., University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (1999)
- Berge, N.D. and Ramsburg, C.A. (2009) “The Development and Assessment of Oil-in-Water
Emulsions for Encapsulated Delivery of Zero Valent Iron to DNAPL Source Zones,”
Environmental Science and Technology, Articles ASAP, available online May
19, 2009, DOI: 10.1021/es900358p.
- Berge, N.D., Reinhart, D.R., and Batarseh, E.S. (2009) “An Economic Comparison Between
Aerobic and Anaerobic Bioreactor Landfills,” Waste Management 29 (5), 1558-1567.
- Berge, N.D., Reinhart, D.R., Batarseh, E.S. (2007) “Strategy for Complete Nitrogen
Removal in Bioreactor Landfills,” Journal of Environmental Engineering-ASCE
133 (12), 1117-1125.
- Berge, N.D., Reinhart, D.R., Dietz, J., and Townsend, T.G. (2007) “The Impact of
Temperature and Gas-Phase Oxygen on Kinetics of In-Situ Ammonia Removal in Bioreactor
Landfill Leachate,” Water Research 41 (9), 1907-1914.
- Berge, N.D., Reinhart, D.R., Dietz, J., and Townsend, T.G. (2006) “In-Situ Ammonia
Removal from Bioreactor Landfill Leachate,” Waste Management 26 (4), 334-343.
- Berge, N.D., Reinhart, D.R., and Townsend, T.G. (2005) “The Fate of Nitrogen in
Bioreactor Landfills,” Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
35 (4), 365-399.