Gregory Harrington

Professor

3232 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-7773
Fax: (608) 262-5199
gwharrin@facstaff.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

removal and inactivation of waterborne pathogens, natural organic matter and its influence on drinking water treatment and disinfection byproduct formation, nitrification in chloraminated distribution systems, mathematical modeling for simulating water quality changes during drinking water treatment and distribution, and physical/chemical treatment processes such as ozonation, chloramination, coagulation, ultraviolet irradiation, activated carbon, and membranes. In a broad sense, my research interests involve the study of interrelationships between aquatic chemistry and the treatment and distribution of drinking water. More specifically, my research group studies:

Education

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 1984
  • M.S. Environmental Engingeering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1987
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997

Research Interests

  • environmental engineering
  • aquatic chemistry in treatment and distribution of drinking water
  • removal and inactivation of waterborne pathogens and other microbes during drinking water treatment and distribution
  • mathematical modeling

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • 1992 Publication of the Year Award, Malcolm Pirnie Inc.For the best paper published by a Malcolm Pirnie employee.
  • 1994 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society.For graduate students who show strong potential for future contributions as professionals in water chemistry.
  • 1994 Abel Wolman Fellowship, American Water Works Association.For the most outstanding North American doctoral student to pursue advanced research in water supply and treatment.
  • 1998 Best Paper Award, Water Quality Division of the American Water Works Association.For the best water quality-oriented paper published in Journal AWWA.
  • 1998 Publications Award, American Water Works Association.For the most notable contribution to the science of public water supply development, as published in Journal AWWA.
  • 1999 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation.For exceptionally promising college and university junior faculty who are committed to the integration of research and education.
  • 2004 Best Paper Award, Engineering and Construction Division of the American Water Works Association.For the best engineering and construction-oriented paper published in Journal AWWA.
  • 2004 Publications Award, American Water Works Association.For the most notable contribution to the science of public water supply development, as published in Journal AWWA.
  • 2007 Vilas Associates Award, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin - Madison.For recognition of research excellence by tenure-track assistant professors or tenured faculty within 20 years of receiving tenure at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • 2007 Outstanding Instructor Award, Polygon Engineering Student Council, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison.For most outstanding instructor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the 2006 - 2007 academic year.Selected by a vote of undergraduate students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • 2007 Research Award, Wisconsin Water Association.For recognition of research contributions by Wisconsin-based people to water science and water supply.

Publications

  • Harrington GW, FA DiGiano, and J Fettig.1989.\"Effect of Coagulation, Ozonation, and Biodegradation on Activated-Carbon Adsorption.\"in Aquatic Humic Substances: Influence on Fate and Treatment of Pollutants.IH Suffet and P MacCarthy (eds.), Advances in Chemistry Series 219, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.p. 727-746.
  • Harrington GW and FA DiGiano.1989.\"Adsorption Equilibria of Natural Organic Matter After Ozonation.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc., 81:6:93-101.
  • Harrington GW, ZK Chowdhury, and DM Owen.1992.\"Developing a Computer Model to Simulate Disinfection By-Product Formation During Water Treatment.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc., 84:11:78-87.
  • Black BD, GW Harrington, and PC Singer.1996.\"Reducing Cancer Risks by Improving Organic Carbon Removal.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc., 86:6:40-52.
  • Harrington GW, A Bruchet, D Rybacki, and PC Singer.1996.\"Characterization of Natural Organic Matter and Its Reactivity with Chlorine.\"in Water Disinfection and Natural Organic Matter:Characterization and Control.RA Minear and GL Amy (eds.), ACS Symposium Series 649, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.p. 138-158.
  • White MC, JD Thompson, GW Harrington, and PC Singer.1997.\"Evaluating Criteria for Enhanced Coagulation Compliance.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc., 89:5:64-77.
  • Thompson JD, MC White, GW Harrington, and PC Singer.1997.\"Enhanced Softening: Factors Influencing DBP Precursor Removal.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc., 89:6:94-105.
  • Singer PC, GW Harrington, GA Cowman, DS Schechter, ME Smith, and LJ Harrington.1999.\"Impacts of Ozonation on the Formation of Chlorination and Chloramination By-Products.\"Amer. Water Works Assoc. Research Foundation: Denver, CO.337 pages.ISBN 0-89867-994-X.
  • Harrington GW, H Chen, AJ Harris, I Xagoraraki, DA Battigelli, and JH Standridge.2001.\"Removal of Emerging Waterborne Pathogens by Drinking Water Treatment Processes.\"Amer. Water Works Assoc. Research Foundation: Denver, CO.216 pages.ISBN 1-58321-092-X.
  • Karner DA, JH Standridge, GW Harrington, and RP Barnum.2001.\"Microcystin Algal Toxins in Source and Finished Drinking Water.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc.,93:8:72-81.
  • Regan JM, GW Harrington, and DR Noguera.2002.\"Ammonia- and Nitrite-Oxidizing Bacteria Communities in a Pilot-Scale Chloraminated Drinking Water Distribution System.\"Applied and Environmental Microbiology.68:1:73-81.
  • Oldenburg PS, JM Regan, GW Harrington, and DR Noguera.2002.\"Inactivation of Nitrosomonas europaea by Chloramines.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc.94:10:100-110.
  • Harrington GW, DR Noguera, AI Kandou, and DJ VanHoven.2002.\"Pilot-Scale Evaluation of Nitrification Control Strategies.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Association.94:11:78-89.
  • Elliott T, B Zeier, I Xagoraraki, and GW Harrington.2003.\"Energy Use at Wisconsin\'s Drinking Water Facilities.\"Energy Center of Wisconsin: Madison, WI.Report 222-1.89 pages.
  • Harrington GW, DR Noguera, CC Bone, AI Kandou, PS Oldenburg, JM Regan, and D VanHoven.2003.\"Ammonia from Chloramine Decay:Effects on Distribution System Nitrification.\"Amer. Water Works Assoc. Research Foundation: Denver, CO.147 pages.ISBN 1-58321-283-3.
  • Regan JM, GW Harrington, H Baribeau, R De Leon, and DR Noguera.2003.\"Diversity of Nitrifying Bacteria in Full-Scale Chloraminated Distribution Systems.\"Water Research.37:1:197-205.
  • Regan JM, PS Oldenburg, HD Park, GW Harrington, and DR Noguera.2003.\"Simultaneous Determination of Bacterial Viability and Identity in Biofilms Using Ethidium Monoazide and Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization.\"Water Science and Technology.47:5:123-128.
  • Harrington GW, I Xagoraraki, P Assavasilavasukul, and JH Standridge.2003.\"Effect of Filtration Conditions on Removal of Emerging Waterborne Pathogens.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc.95:12:95-104.
  • Xagoraraki I, GW Harrington, P Assavasilavasukul, and JH Standridge.2004.\"Removal of Emerging Waterborne Pathogens by Pilot-Scale Conventional Treatment.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc.96:5:102-113.
  • Xagoraraki I and GW Harrington.2004.\"Zeta Potential, Dissolved Organic Carbon and Removal of Cryptosporidium Oocysts by Alum Coagulation.\"Jour. Environ. Engineering - ASCE.130:12:1424-1432.
  • Lau BLT, MA Anderson, I Tejedor, and GW Harrington.2004.\"Removal of Nano and Microparticles by Granular Filter Media Coated with Nanoporous Aluminum Oxide.\"Water Science and Technology.50:12:223-228.
  • Lau BLT, MA Anderson, I Tejedor, and GW Harrington.2005.\"Physicochemical Aspects of Cryptosporidium Surrogate Removal in Carbon Block Filtration.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc.97:2:92-101.
  • Fleming KK, GW Harrington, and DR Noguera.2005.\"Nitrification Potential Curves as a New Strategy for Nitrification Prevention.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc.97:8:90-99.
  • Xagoraraki I, KK Zulliger, GW Harrington, BA Zeier, W Krick, and D Karner.2006.\"Ct Values Required for Degradation of Microcystin-LR by Free Chlorine.\"Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua.55:4:233-245.
  • Xagoraraki I, GW Harrington, KK Zulliger, BA Zeier, W Krick, D Karner, J Standridge, and J Westrick.2006.\"Inactivation Kinetics of the Cyanobacterial Toxin Microcystin-LR by Free Chlorine.\"Jour. Environ. Engineering - ASCE.132:7:818-823.
  • Srinivasan S and GW Harrington.2007.\"Biostability Analysis for Drinking Water Distribution Systems.\"Water Research.41:10:2127-2138.
  • Yang J, GW Harrington, DR Noguera, and KK Fleming.2007.\"Risk Analysis of Nitrification Occurrence in Pilot-Scale Chloraminated Distribution Systems.\"Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua.56:5:293-311.
  • Assavasilavasukul P, BLT Lau, GW Harrington, RM Hoffman, and MA Borchardt.2008.\"The Effect of Pathogen Concentrations on Removal of Cryptosporidium and Giardia by Conventional Drinking Water Treatment.\"Water Research.42:10-11:2678-2690.
  • Srinivasan S, GW Harrington, I Xagoraraki, and R Goel.2008.\"Factors Affecting Bulk to Total Bacteria Ratio in Drinking Water Distribution Systems.\"Water Research.42:13:3393-3404.
  • Yang J, GW Harrington, and DR Noguera.2008.\"Nitrification Modeling in Pilot-Scale Chloraminated Drinking Water Distribution Systems.\"Jour. Environ. Engineering - ASCE.134:9:731-742.
  • Assavasilavasukul P, BLT Lau, GW Harrington, RM Hoffman, and MA Borchardt.2008.Effect of Pathogen Load on Pathogen Removal by Conventional Treatment.Amer. Water Works Assoc. Research Foundation: Denver, CO.148 pages.ISBN 978-1-60573-023-3.
  • Fleming KK, GW Harrington, and DR Noguera.2008.\"Using Nitrification Potential Curves to Evaluate Full-Scale Drinking Water Distribution Systems.\"Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc.100:10:92-103.
  • Collins MT, E Manning, AS Yuroff, RM Hoffman, GW Harrington, and A Jacque.2008.Improved Mycobacterium avium Complex Detection Methods.Amer. Water Works Assoc. Research Foundation: Denver, CO.74 pages.ISBN 978-1-60573-026-4.
  • Noguera DR, LS Yilmaz, GW Harrington, and RK Goel.2009.Identification of Heterotrophic Bacteria that Colonize Chloraminated Drinking Water Distribution Systems.Water Research Foundation: Denver, CO.98 pages.ISBN 978-1-60573-032-5.

Courses

Summer 2014

  • CIVENGR 489 - Honors in Research
  • CIVENGR 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 699 - Independent Study
  • GLE 479 - Geological Engineering Design
  • CIVENGR 578 - Senior Capstone Design
  • CIVENGR 489 - Honors in Research
  • CIVENGR 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 822 - Environmental Engineering: Physical/Chemical Treatment Process
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 699 - Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 699 - Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 320 - Environmental Engineering
  • CIVENGR 299 - Independent Study
  • Profile Summary

    removal and inactivation of waterborne pathogens, natural organic matter and its influence on drinking water treatment and disinfection byproduct formation, nitrification in chloraminated distribution systems, mathematical modeling for simulating water quality changes during drinking water treatment and distribution, and physical/chemical treatment processes such as ozonation, chloramination, coagulation, ultraviolet irradiation, activated carbon, and membranes. In a broad sense, my research interests involve the study of interrelationships between aquatic chemistry and the treatment and distribution of drinking water. More specifically, my research group studies:


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