Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Rodríguez-Chávez, T.B., Rine, K.P., Almusawi, R.M., Ruby O’Brien‑Metzger, Mónica Ramirez‑Andreotta, Eric A. Betterton, A. Eduardo Sáez, Outdoor/Indoor Contaminant Transport by Atmospheric Dust and Aerosol at an Active Smelter Site. Water Air Soil Pollut. 232, 226 (2021). 
  2. Dominika Heusinkveld, Mónica D. Ramírez‑Andreotta, Tania Rodríguez‑Chávez, A. Eduardo Sáez, Eric Betterton, Kyle Rine, Assessing Children’s Lead Exposure in an Active Mining Community Using the Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model, Exposure and Health. Accepted: 6 May 2021.

  3. Gonzalez, M.E., Stahl, C., Cruz, M.T., Bañaga, P.A., Betito, G., Braun, R.A., Azadi Aghdam, M., Cambaliza, M.O., Lorenzo, G.R., MacDonald, A.B., Simpas, J.B., Csavina, J., Sáez, A.E., Betterton, E., Sorooshian, A.,  Contrasting the size-resolved nature of particulate arsenic, cadmium, and lead among diverse regions, Atmospheric Pollution Research, in press.
  4. Foley, Theresa, Betterton, Eric A., Nitrogen dry deposition to Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 45, 224-239 (2019).

  5. Gil-Loaiza, Juliana ; Field, Jason; White, Scott; Csavina, Janae; Felix, Omar; Betterton, Eric; Sáez, A. Eduardo; Maier, Raina,  Phytoremediation Reduces Dust Emissions from Metal(loid)-Contaminated Mine Tailings, Environmental Science & Technology, 52(10), 5851-5858 (2018).
  6. Michael Stovern, Hector Guzman, Kyle Rine, Omar Felix, Matthew King, Wendell Ela, Eric Betterton, Avelino Saez, Windblown dust deposition forecasting and spread of contamination around mine tailings, Atmosphere, January 2106.
  7. Jong-sang Youn, Janae Csavina, Kyle P. Rine, Taylor Shingler, Mark Patrick Taylor, A. Eduardo Sáez, Eric A. Betterton, and Armin Sorooshian.  Hygroscopic Properties and Respiratory System Deposition Behavior of Particulate Matter Emitted By Mining and Smelting Operations. Environmental Science & Technology 50, 11706-11713 (2016)
  8. Chang Ki Kim, William F. Holmgren, Michael Stovern, Eric A. Betterton, Toward Improved Solar Irradiance Forecasts: Comparison of Downwelling Surface Shortwave Radiation in Arizona Derived from Satellite with the Gridded Datasets.  Pure and Applied Geophysics, 173, 2929-2943 (2016)
  9. Chang Ki Kim, William F. Holmgren, Michael Stovern, Eric A. Betterton,Toward Improved Solar Irradiance Forecasts: Derivation of Downwelling Surface Shortwave Radiation in Arizona from Satellite. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 173, 2535-2553 (2016)
  10. Chang Ki Kim, Michael Leuthold, William F. Holmgren, Alexander D. Cronin, Eric A. Betterton, Toward Improved Solar Irradiance Forecasts: a Simulation of Deep Planetary Boundary Layer with Scattered Clouds Using the Weather Research and Forecasting Model. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 173, 637-655 (2016).
  11. Denise Moreno Ramírez, Mónica Ramírez-Andreotti, Lourdes Vea, Rocío Estrella-Sánchez, Ann Marie Wolf, Aminata Kilungo, Anna H. Spitz and Eric A. Betterton. Pollution Prevention through Peer Education: A Community Health Worker and Small and Home-Based Business Initiative on the Arizona-Sonora Border. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 12, 1, 2015.
  12. Michael Stovern, Kyle P. Rine, MacKenzie R. Russell, Omar Félix, Matt King, A. Eduardo Sáez, Eric A. Betterton. Development of a dust deposition forecasting model for mine tailings impoundments using in situ observations and particle transport simulations. Aeolian Research, 18, 155-167, 2015.
  13. Crosbie, E., Youn, J.-S., Balch, B., Wonaschütz, A., Shingler, T., Wang, Z., Conant, W. C., Betterton, E. A., and Sorooshian, A.: On the competition among aerosol number, size and composition in predicting CCN variability: a multi-annual field study in an urbanized desert, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6943-6958, doi:10.5194/acp-15-6943-2015, 2015.
  14. Chang Ki Kim, Michael Leuthold, William F. Holmgren, Alexander D. Cronin, Eric A. Betterton, Toward improved solar irradiance forecasts: A simulation of deep planetary boundary layer with scattered clouds by using the Weather Research and Forecasting model, Pure and Applied Geophysics, March, 2015. DOI 10.1007/s00024-015-1072-3.
  15. Eric A. Betterton, Benjamin Herman; E. Philip Krider, James J. Riley: Tribute to William D. Sellers (1928-2014), Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96, 135-136, 2015.
  16. Erik Rupp, Marty Willinger; Brian Barbaris; Eric A Betterton; Robert G Arnold; Avelino E Saez, Catalytic Dehalogenation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in the Presence of Oxygen and Propane, Chemical Engineering Journal, submitted Jan 2015.
  17. Prabhakar, G., Betterton E. A., Conant, W., Herman, B. M., Effect of Urban Growth on Aerosol Optical Depth —Tucson, Arizona, 35 Years Later. J. Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 1876-1885, 53, 2014.
  18. Omar Felix; Janae Csavina; Kyle Rine; Eric Betterton, Use of Lead Isotopes to Identify Sources of Metal and Metalloid Contaminants in Atmospheric Aerosol from Mining Operations, Chemosphere, 219-226, 122, 2015.
  19. William F. Holmgren, Antonio T. Lorenzo, Michael Leuthold, Chang Ki Kim, Alexander D. Cronin, and Eric A. Betterton, An Operational, Real-Time Forecasting System for 250 MW of PV Power Using NWP, Satellite, and DG Production Data, Proceedings 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Denver, June 8-13, 2014.
  20. A.T. Lorenzo, W. F. Holmgren, M. Leuthold, Chang Ki Kim; A. D. Cronin, A.D.; Eric A. Betterton, Short-term PV power forecasts based on a real-time irradiance monitoring network IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Denver, 8-13 June, pp. 75-9, 2014.
  21. Janae Csavina, Mark P. Taylor, Omar Félix, Kyle P. Rine, A. Eduardo Sáez and Eric A. Betterton, Size-Resolved Dust and Aerosol Contaminants Associated with Copper and Lead Smelting Emissions: Implications for Emissions Management and Human Health, Science of the Total Environment, accepted June 2014.
  22. Michael Stovern, A. Eduardo Sáez, Eric A Betterton. Simulation of windblown dust transport from a mine tailings impoundment using a computational fluid dynamics model.  Aeolian Research, 29(1-2), 91-94 (2014).
  23. Stovern M, Betterton EA, Sáez AE, Villar OI, Rine KP, Russell MR, King M., Modeling the emission, transport and deposition of contaminated dust from a mine tailing site. Rev Environ Health, in press, 2014. PMID: 24552963
  24. Gouri Prabhakar, Armin Sorooshian, Emily Toffol, Avelino F. Arellano, Eric A. Betterton.  Spatiotemporal distribution of airborne particulate metals and metalloids in a populated arid region. Atmospheric Environment 339-347, 92, 2014.
  25. Janae Csavina, Jason Field, Omar Félix, D. Alba Yadira Corral Avitia, A. Eduardo Sáez, and Eric A. Betterton, Effect of Wind Speed and Relative Humidity on Atmospheric Dust in Arid to Semi-Arid Climates, Sci. Tot. Env., accepted March 2014.
  26. Jong-Sang Youn, Zhen Wang, Anna Wonaschütz, Avelino Arellano, Eric A. Betterton, Armin Sorooshian, Evidence of Aqueous Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Biogenic Emissions in the North American Sonoran Desert, J. Geophysical Research, 40,  3468-3472 (2013).
  27. Sorooshian, Armin; Csavina, Janae; Shingler, Taylor; Dey, Stephen; Brechtel, Fred; Sáez, Eduardo; Betterton, Eric, Hygroscopic and Chemical Properties of Aerosols collected near a Copper Smelter: Implications for Public and Environmental Health, Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 9473-9480 (2012).
  28. Janae Csavina, Jason Field, Mark P. Taylor, Song Gao, Andrea Landázuri, Eric A. Betterton, A. Eduardo Sáez, A Review on the Importance of Metals and Metalloids in Atmospheric Dust and Aerosol from Mining Operations, Science of the Total Environment, 433, 58-73 (2012).
  29. Theresa Foley, Eric A. Betterton, Ann Marie A. Wolf; Ambient PM10 and metal concentrations measured in the Sunnyside Unified School District, Tucson, Arizona; J. Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, 43, 67-76 (2012).
  30. J. Csavina, A. Landázuri, A. Wonaschütz, K. Rine, P. Rheinheimer, B. Barbaris, W. Conant, A.E. Sáez and E.A. Betterton, Metal and Metalloid Contaminants in Atmospheric Aerosols from Mining Operations, Journal of Water Air and Soil Pollution, 221, 145-157 (2011).
  31. Sorooshian Armin; Wonaschutz Anna; Jarjour Elias G.; Bryce I. Hashimoto, Bret A. Schichtel, Eric A. Betterton; An aerosol climatology for a rapidly growing arid region (southern Arizona): Major aerosol species and remotely sensed aerosol properties. J. Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 116, 20 pp. DOI: 10.1029/2011JD016197 (2011).
  32. Theresa Foley, Eric A. Betterton*, Robert Jacko, John Hillery, Lake Michigan air quality:  the 1994 to 2003 LADCO Project, Atmos. Environ., 45, 3192-3202 (2011).
  33. Eric A. Betterton, Joe Lowry, Robin Ingamells, Brad Venner, Kinetics and Mechanism of the Reaction of Sodium Azide with Hypochlorite in Aqueous Solution, J. Haz. Materials, 182, 716-722 (2010).
  34. Willinger M, Rupp E, Barbaris B, Gao S, Arnold R, Betterton E, Sáez AE, Thermocatalytic destruction of gas-phase perchloroethylene using propane as a hydrogen source, J Hazard. Mater. 2009 Jan 23. PMID: 19217713.
  35. Rupp, Erik C., Betterton, Eric A. Arnold, Robert G. Saez, A. Eduardo “Interaction of Perchloroethylene with Cerium Oxide in Three-Way Catalysts”, Catalysis Letters, 2009, 132, 153-8.
  36. Gao, S.; Rupp, E.; Bell, S.; Willinger, M.; Foley, T.; Barbaris, B.; Saez, A. E.; Arnold, R. G.; Betterton, E., Mixed Redox Catalytic Destruction of Chlorinated Solvents in Soils and Groundwater. In Environmental Challenges In The Pacific Basin, 2008; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 1140, pp 435-445.  PMID: 18991945
  37. Örbay, O.; Gao, S.; Barbaris, B.; Rupp, E.; Saez, E.; Arnold, R. G.; Betterton, E. A., Catalytic dechlorination of gas-phase perchloroethylene under mixed redox conditions. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental 2008, 79, (1-2), 43-52.  PMID: 19234593
  38. R. Matichuk, B. Barbaris, E. A. Betterton, M. Hori, N. Murao, S. Ohta, D. Ward, “A Decade of Mid-Tropospheric Aerosol and Gas Precursor Chemical Characterization at Mt. Lemmon, Arizona (1992 to 2002)”, J. Met. Soc. Japan, 84, 653-670 (2006).
  39. X. Ju, M. Hecht, R. Galhotra, W. Ela, E. Betterton, R. Arnold and A. Saez. “Destruction of Gas-Phase Trichloroethylene in a Modified Fuel Cell” Environ. Sci. Technol, 612-617 (2006).
  40. J. H. Orlando, G. S. Tyndall, E. A. Betterton, J. Lowry, S. T. Stegall, "Atmospheric Chemistry of Hydrazoic Acid (HN3): UV Absorption Spectrum, HO Reaction Rate, and Reactions of the N3 Radical", Environ. Sci. Technol., 39, 1632-1640 (2005).
  41. Li, H; Betterton, E. A.; Arnold, R. G; Ela, W. P.; Barbaris, B; Grachane, C; Convenient new chemical actinometer based on aqueous acetone, 2-propanol, and carbon tetrachloride, Environ. Sci. Technol., 39, 2262- 2266 (2005).
  42. J. He, Wendell P. Ela, E. A. Betterton, Robert G. Arnold, and A. Eduardo Sáez, “Reductive Dehalogenation of Aqueous-Phase Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in an Electrochemical Reactor", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 43, 7965 -7974 (2004).
  43. J. He, R. G. Arnold, A. E. Saez, E. A. Betterton, W. P. Ela, "Removal of aqueous phase TCE using membrane air stripping contactors", J. Env. Eng. 130, 1232-1241 (2004).
  44. H. Li, R. G. Arnold, E. A. Betterton, W. P. Ela, B. Barbaris, "Comment on "The mechanisms of rate enhancing and quenching of trichloroethene photodecay in the presence of sensitizer and hydrogen sources", by Chu, W. and Choy, W. K. (2002) Water Research 36: 2525-2532", Water Res. 38, 2791-2 (2004).
  45. J. He, A. E. Saez, W. P. Ela, E. A. Betterton, R. G. Arnold, "Destruction of Aqueous-Phase Carbon Tetrachloride in an Electrochemical Reactor with a Porous Cathode",  Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 43, 913-923 (2004 ).
  46. E. A. Betterton, "Environmental fate of sodium azide derived from automobile airbags", Crit. Rev. Env. Sci. Technol. 33, 423-458 (2003).
  47. S. Kommineni, W. P. Ela*, R. G. Arnold, S. G. Huling, B. J. Hester, E. A. Betterton, "NDMA treatment by sequential GAC adsorption and Fenton-driven destruction", Env. Eng. Sci. 20, 361-373 (2003).
  48. G. Chen, E. A. Betterton, R.G. Arnold*, W.P. Ela, “Electrolytic Reduction of Trichloroethylene and Chloroform at a Pt- or Pd-Coated Ceramic Cathode", J. Appl. Electrochem. 33, 161-169 (2003).
  49. Mohamed S. A. Hamza, Rudi van Eldik, Pascal L. S. Harper, John M. Pratt, and Eric A. Betterton, "Five-coordination and Adduct Formation in Co(III) Corrinoids: Dissecting Ligand Substitution into its Component Parts", Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 580-583 (2002).
  50. Z. Liu, R.G. Arnold*, E.A. Betterton, E. Smotkin, “Reductive dehalogenation of gas-phase chlorinated solvents using a modified fuel cell", Env. Sci. Technol., 35, 4320-4326 (2001).
  51. E. A. Betterton*, D. J. Anderson, “Autoxidation of N(III), S(IV) and other species in frozen solution – a possible pathway for enhanced chemical transformation in freezing systems”, J. Atmos. Chem., 171-189, 40 (2001).
  52. E. A. Betterton*, N. Hollan, R. G. Arnold, S. Gogosha, K. McKim, “Acetone-Photosensitized Reduction of Carbon Tetrachloride by 2-Propanol in Aqueous Solution”, Env. Sci. Technol., 1229-1223, 34 (2000).
  53. Z. Liu, R.G. Arnold*, E.A. Betterton, “Electrolytic Reduction of Low-Molecular-Weight Chlorinated Aliphatic Compounds – Structural and Thermodynamic Effects on Process Kinetics”, Env. Sci. Technol., 804-811, 34 (2000).
  54. E. A. Betterton*, D. Craig, “Kinetics and Mechanism of the Reaction of Azide with Ozone in Aqueous Solution:  Evidence for the Formation of Hypoazidite”, J. Air Waste Manag. Assoc., 1347-1354, 49 (1999).
  55. Z. Liu, R.G. Arnold*, E.A. Betterton, K. Festa, “Electrolytic Reduction of CCl4 – Effects of Cathode Material and Potential on Kinetics, Selectivity and Product Stoichiometry”, Env. Eng. Sci., 1-13, 16 (1999).
  56. G. Chen, E.A. Betterton, R.G. Arnold*, “Electrolytic Oxidation of Trichloroethylene Using a Ceramic Anode”, J. Appl. Electrochem., 961–970, 29 (1999).
  57. B. A. Klimowski, R. Becker, E. A. Betterton*, R. Bruintjes, T. L. Clark, W. D. Hall, B. W. Orr, R. A. Kropfli, P. Piironen, R. F. Reinking, D. Sundie, T. Uttal, “The 1995 Arizona Program: toward a better understanding of winter storm precipitation development in mountainous terrain”, Bull. Amer. Meterol. Soc., 799-813, 79 (1998).
  58. Z. Hu, R. T. Bruintjes*, E. A. Betterton, “Sensitivity of Cloud Droplet Growth to Collision and Coalescence Efficiencies in a Parcel Model”, J. Atmos. Sci., 2502-2515, 55 (1998).
  59. T. Young, E. A. Betterton*, L. Saldivar de Rueda, “Photochemical box model for Mexico City”, Atmosfera, 161-178, 10 (1997).
  60. E. A. Betterton*, J. R. Robinson, “Henry’s law coefficient of hydrazoic acid”, J. Air Waste Manag. Assoc., 1216-1219, 47 (1997).
  61. S. Philippin, E. A. Betterton*, “Cloud Condensation Nuclei Concentrations in Southern Arizona: Instrumentation and early observations”, Atmospheric Research, 263-275, 43 (1997).
  62. J. Johnson, E. A. Betterton*, D. Craig, “Henry's Law Coefficients of Formic and Acetic Acids”, J. Atmos. Chem., 113-119, 24 (1996).
  63. Barbaris, E. A. Betterton*, “Initial Snow Chemistry Survey of the Mogollon Rim in Arizona”, Atmospheric Environment, 3093-3103, 30 (1996)
  64. K. D. Warren, R.G. Arnold*, T. L. Bishop, L.C. Lindholm, E. A. Betterton, “Kinetics and Mechanism of Reductive Dehalogenation of Carbon Tetrachloride Using Zero-Valence Metals, “J. Hazardous Mat., 217-227, 41 (1995).
  65. E.A. Betterton*, R.G. Arnold, R. J. Kuhler, G. A. Santo, “Reductive Dehalogenation of Bromoform in Aqueous Solution”, Environ. Health Perspectives, 89-91, 103 (1995).
  66. Y. Cao, M. Conklin*, E. Betterton, “Competitive complexation of trace metals with dissolved humic acid”, Environ. Health Perspectives, 29-32, 103 (1995).
  67. R. Kuhler, G. Santo, T. Caudill, E. A. Betterton*, R.G. Arnold, “Photoreductive Dehalogenation of Bromoform on TiO2-Macrocycle Hybrid Catalysts”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2104-2111, 27 (1993).
  68. Betterton, “On the pH-Dependent Formation Constants of Iron(III)-S(IV) Transient Complexes”, J. Atmos. Chem., 307-324, 17 (1993).
  69. Betterton, “Oxidation of Alkyl Sulfides by Aqueous Peroxymonosulfate”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 527-532, 26 (1991).
  70. Betterton, “The Partitioning of Ketones Between the Gas and Aqueous Phases”, Atmos. Environ., 1473-1477, 25A (1991).
  71. E. A. Betterton, “Acid Rain Experiment and Construction of a Simple Turbidity Meter”, J. Chem. Educ., 254-256, 68 (1991).
  72. E. A. Betterton*, M. R. Hoffmann, “Kinetics and Mechanism of the Oxidation of Aqueous Hydrogen Sulfide by Peroxymonosulfate”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 1819-1824, 24 (1990).
  73. P. -S. K. Leung, E. A. Betterton, M. R. Hoffmann*, “Kinetics and Mechanism of the Reduction of Co(II)-4,4’,4’’,4’’’-Tetrasulfophthalocyanine by 2-Mercaptoethanol Under Anoxic Conditions”, J. Phys. Chem., 430-433, 93 (1989).
  74. E. A. Betterton*, Y. Erel, M. R. Hoffmann, “Aldehyde-Bisulfite Adducts: Prediction of Their thermodynamic and Kinetic Properties”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 92-99, 22 (1988).
  75. E. A. Betterton*, M. R. Hoffmann, “Henry's Law Constants for Some Environmentally Important Aldehydes”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 1415-1418, 22 (1988).
  76. E. A. Betterton, M. R. Hoffmann, “Oxidation of Aqueous SO2 by Peroxymonosulfate”, J. Phys. Chem., 5962-5965,  92 (1988).
  77. S. M. Chemaly, E. A. Betterton, J. M. Pratt*, “The Chemistry of Vitamin B12 . Part 27. The Cage Phosphite Ester 4-Ethyl-2,6,7-trioxa-1-phosphabicyclo[2.2.2]octane and the Anionic Dimethyl Phosphite as Ligands for Cobalt (III) Corrinoids”, J. Chem. Soc. Dalton, 761-767 (1987).
  78. E. A. Betterton*, M. R. Hoffmann, “The Kinetics, Mechanism and Thermodynamics of the Reversible Reaction of Methylglyoxal CH3COCHO with S(IV)”, J. Phys. Chem., 3011-3020,  91 (1987).
  79. E. A. Betterton, S. M. Chemaly, J. M. Pratt*, “The Chemistry of Vitamin B12. Part 26. Coordination of the Malonitrile Anion by Co(III) Corrinoids: First Experimental Determination of Equilibrium Constants for the Coordination of a Tetrahedral Carbanion by a Transition Metal Ion”, J. Chem. Soc. Dalton, 1619-1622 (1985).
  80. D. A. Baldwin, E. A. Betterton, S. M. Chemaly, J. M. Pratt*, “The Chemistry of Vitamin B12. Part 25. Mechanism of the  -Elimination of Olefins from Alkylcorrinoids; Evidence for an Initial Homolytic Fission of the Co-C Bond”,  J. Chem. Soc. Dalton, 1613-1618 (1985).
  81. E. A. Betterton, “The Romans Did It in the Forum”, ChemSA, 267-268, 10 (1984).
  82. D. A. Baldwin, E. A. Betterton, J. M. Pratt*, “The Chemistry of Vitamin B12. Part 22. Steric Effects in the Coordination of Amines by Co(III) Corrinoids”, J. Chem. Soc. Dalton, 2217-2222 (1983).
  83. D. A. Baldwin, E. A. Betterton, J. M. Pratt*, “The Chemistry of Vitamin B12. Part 21. Ethynylaquocobinamide: Novel Reaction of Diaquocobinamide with Acetylene Catalyzed by Copper Ions”, J. Chem. Soc. Dalton, 225-229 (1983).
  84. D. A. Baldwin, E. A. Betterton, J. M. Pratt*, “The Chemistry of Vitamin B12. Part 20. Diaquocobinamide: pKa values and Evidence for Conformational Isomers”, J. Chem. Soc. Dalton, 217-223 (1983).
  85. D. A. Baldwin, E. A. Betterton, J. M. Pratt*, “The Correlation of Kinetic with Thermodynamic and Ground-State Trans-Effects in Co(III) Corrinoids”, S. Afr. J. Chem., 173-175, 35 (1982).

Book Chapter

E. A. Betterton, “Henry's Law Constants of Soluble and Moderately Soluble Organic Gases: Effects on Aqueous Phase Chemistry”, chapter in “Gaseous Pollutants-Characterization and Cycling”, Adv. Environ. Sci. Technol. Series, Ed. J. O. Nriagu, Wiley, New York; 1992; pp1-50.