Lisa B. Axe

Contact Info

Title: Interim Chair, Professor
Email: lisa.b.axe@njit.edu
Office: 150E Tiernan Hall
Phone: 973-596-2477
Dept: CBPE
Webpage: http://chemicaleng.njit.edu/people/axe

About Me

Lisa Axe, PhD, is a professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her research interests include: physical, chemical, and biological processes in environmental systems, which involves studying contaminant distribution mechanisms, natural and engineered treatment processes, and speciation using complementary tools. Current research includes converting conventional treatment processes into biologically active filters as advanced treatment processes for emerging contaminants. In addition, her group is conducting a geochemistry study to better understand the surface chemistry of reactive mineral coatings and abiotic processes in a contaminated subsurface system
 

Education

  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • MChE, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • MS in Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • BS in Geoscience and Geochemistry Option, Purdue University

 

Website

http://chemicaleng.njit.edu/people/axe

Classes

EnE 262 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3 credits

EnE 360 Fundamentals of Water and Wastewater Treatment 3 credits
Introduction to physical, chemical, and biological processes in water and wastewater treatment. The first part of the course introduces the basic physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms. The second half of the course applies these mechanisms to specific processes in water and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Chem 125 and junior standing.

EnE 663 Chemistry for Environmental Engineers 3 credits
Understand and model chemical processes in the aquatic environment. Prerequisite: two semesters of undergraduate general chemistry.

EnE 620 Environmental Chemodynamics 3 credits
The objective of this course is to introduce students to concepts, mechanisms, and models used to describe the transport of chemicals in the environment. Prerequisites: two semesters of undergraduate general chemistry and two semesters of calculus.

EnE 760 Applied Environmental Soil Chemistry 3 credits
Understanding of physical and chemical processes occurring in soils. Emphasis in current research of the subsurface environment. Prerequisite: EnE 663, Math 651 or equivalent.

 

Research Interests

Lisa Axe’s research interests include physical, chemical, and biological processes in environmental systems, which involves studying contaminant distribution mechanisms, natural and engineered treatment processes, and speciation using complementary tools. Current research includes studying biologically active filters using conventional filters and adsorbents as advanced treatment processes for emerging contaminants. In addition, her group is conducting a geochemistry study to better understand the surface chemistry of reactive mineral coatings and abiotic processes in a contaminated subsurface system. 

Projects

Funding (in the last 5 years)

PI

Chemours

Geochemistry Study at Chambers Works Site

 

01/01/15 to 05/31/18

 

PI

SUEZ NA

Advanced Pilot Testing of Treatment Processes for Removal of Endocrine Disruptive Compounds (EDCs) and Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs)

09/03/13 to 11/30/16

PI

United Water

Investigation of the effectiveness of pilot-scale conventional and advanced water treatment processes for removal of unregulated organic compounds

06/30/10 to 03/31/12

PI

NYSDOT

Field Methods for Determining Lead Content in Bridge Paint Removal Waste with Kauser Jahan, Rowan University

11/01/09 to 12/31/13

Co-PI

NJ DOT

Heavy Metal Contamination in Highway Marking Beads with PI Kauser Jahan, Rowan University

01/05/08 to 12/31/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Referred Publications

 

Select Peer Reviewed Publications 

Zhang, S., Gitungo, S., Axe, L. B., Dyksen, J. E., Raczko, R. R., 2016, A Pilot Plant Study Using Conventional and Advanced Water Treatment Processes: Evaluating Removal Efficiency of Indicator Compounds Representative of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products, Water Research, 105: 85-96.

Wang, B., Axe, L. B., Michalopoulou, Z.-H., Wei, L. 2016, Light absorption properties of the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary, Hydrobiologia, 766:173-188.

Shu, Z., Axe, L., Jahan, K., Ramanujachary, K. V., Kochersberger, C. 2015, Metal Concentrations and Distribution in Paint Waste Generated during Bridge Rehabilitation in New York State, Science of the Total Environment, 526, 262-270.

Shu, Z., Axe, L., Jahan, K., Ramanujachary, K. V., 2015, Field Methods for Rapidly Characterizing Paint Waste during Bridge Rehabilitation, Chemosphere, 134, 598-605.

Shu, Z., Axe, L., Jahan, K., Ramanujachary, K. V. 2015, Metal Leaching from the Bridge Paint Waste in the Presence of Steel Grit, Chemosphere, 119, 1105-1112.

Sandhu, N. K., Ndiba, P. K., Axe, L., Jahan, K. 2013, Metal and Metalloid Concentrations in Domestic and Imported Glass Beads Used for Highway Marking, Environmental Engineering Science, 30(7), 387-392.

Sandhu, N. K., Ndiba, P. K., Axe, L., Jahan, K. Ramanujachary, K. V., Magdaleno, T. V. 2013, Leaching of As, Pb, and Sb from Highway Marking Glass Beads, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 139(9), 1168-1177.

Sandhu, N. K., Axe, L., Jahan, K., Ramanujachary, K. V. 2013, Speciation of Metals and Metalloids in Highway Marking Glass Beads. Submitted to Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 4383-4391.

Wang, B., Axe, L. B., Michalopoulou, Z.-H., Wei, L. 2011, Effects of Cd, Cu, Ni, and Zn on Brown Tide Alga Aureococcus anophagefferens Growth and Metal Accumulation, Environmental Science & Technology, 46(1) 517-524.

Ndiba, P., Axe, L. B. 2010, Risk to Groundwater Assessment of Phosphate and Thermal Treated Dredged Sediments, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 136(4), 427-434.

Ndiba, P., Axe, L. B. 2009, Sequential Extraction of Phosphate and Thermal Treated New York/New Jersey Harbor Dredged Sediments, Environmental Engineering Science, 26(12), 1755-1764.

Michalopoulou, Z.-H., Bagheri, S., Axe, L. B. 2009, Bayesian Estimation of Optical Properties of Nearshore Estuarine Waters: A Gibbs Sampling Approach. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47(11), 1579-1587.

Boonfueng, T., Axe, L., Yee, N., Hahn, D., and Ndiba, P. 2009, Zn sorption mechanisms onto sheathed Leptothrix Discophora and the impact of the nanoparticulate biogenic Mn oxide coating, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 333: 439-447.

Ndiba, P. K., Axe, L. 2009, Metal speciation in phosphate and thermal stabilization of contaminated dredged sediments In Contemporary Topics in Ground Modification, Problem Soils, and Geo-Support (GSP 187) Iskander, M., Laefer, D. F., Hussein, M. H. eds. American Society of Civil Engineers, pp 512-519.

Ndiba, P., Axe, L., Boonfueng, T. 2008, Heavy Metal Immobilization through Phosphate and Thermal Treatment of Dredged Sediments, Environmental Science & Technology 42(3), 920-926.