Environmental Geochemistry Consulting

Yakov Galperin, Ph.D.
Publications

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS


Sediment Contaminant Surveillance in Milford Haven Waterway. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 188, 2016. with D.I. Little, B. Bullimore and W.J. Langston.

Environmental Forensics Evaluation of Sources of Sediment Hydrocarbon Contamination in Milford Haven Waterway. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 17, 398, 2015, with D.I. Little, B. Bullimore and M. Camplin

Review of Microbial Processes in the Near-Surface Environment and Their Implications for the Chemical Fingerprinting of Hydrocarbon Fuels.

Environmental Forensics 12 (3), 236, 2011, with I.R. Kaplan


On Methods for Age-Dating Diesel Fuel Released in the Near-Surface Environment.

Environmental Forensics 12 (1), 3, 2011, with I.R. Kaplan


Comments on the Reported Unusual Progression of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Distribution Patterns During Environmental Weathering, Environmental Forensics 9 (2/3), 117, 2008, with I.R. Kaplan

Age Significance of n-C17/Pr Ratios in Forensic Investigations of Refined Product and Crude Oil Releases. Discussion, Environmental Geosciences 15(2), 85, 2008, with I.R. Kaplan.

Zero-Order Kinetics Model for the Christensen-Larsen Method for Fugitive Fuel Age Estimates, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation 28(2), 94, 2008, with I.R Kaplan.

Forensic Environmental Geochemistry in Dispute Resolution - Case History 2: Differentiating Sources of Diesel Fuel in a Plume at a Fueling Station, Environmental Forensics 9 (1), 55, 2008, with I.R Kaplan.


Forensic Environmental Geochemistry in Dispute Resolution - Case History 1: Age-Dating a Gasoline Plume at a Service Station in Geneva, New York, Environmental Forensics 8 (4), 339, 2007, with I.R Kaplan.

Chemical, Process, Physical, and Biological Forensic Methodology for Source Identification and History of Hydrocarbon Products Released into the Soil, Sediment and Groundwater. Environment, Sustainability and Energy Forum – Environmental Forensic, September 18-21, 2006, University of Durham, UK, with P.W. Beall and D.I. Little.


Characterizing Petroleum Products in Complex Environmental Samples.
Sixteenth Annual AEHS Meeting and  West Coast Conference on  Soils, Sediments, and Water, March 13-16, 2006, San Diego, CA, with K. Krahforst, W.G. Steinhauer and P.W. Beall.  

Using Chemical and Process Forensics to Identify Refined Products in Complex Environmental Samples. The 12th International Petroleum Conference, November 8-11, 2005, Houston, TX, with P.W. Beall.


Application of Chemical and Process Forensics for Contaminant Source Identification at the Fuel Storage Facility. Twenty first Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water, October 17-21, 2005, Amherst, MA,  with K. Krahforst, P.W. Beall, and W.G. Steinhauer.


Identification of Middle Distillate Fuels and their Sources in Weathered Environmental Samples. Fifteenth Annual West Coast Conf. on Contaminated Soils, Sediments, and Water, March 14-17, 2005, San Diego, CA, with W.G. Steinhauer.


Aspects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Offshore Sediments in the Azeri Sector of the Caspian Sea. In  Armsworthy, S.L., P.J. Cranford and K. Lee (Eds.). Offshore Oil and Gas Environmental Effects Monitoring: Approaches and Technologies. Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 2005, 631 pp., with P.D. Boehm, C.L. Maxon, F.C. Newton, and J.S. Brown.


Characterizing Petroleum Products in Complex Environmental Samples. Sixteenth Annual AEHS Meeting and  West Coast Conference on  Soils, Sediments, and Water, March 13-16, 2006, San Diego, CA, with K. Krahforst, W.G. Steinhauer and P.W. Beall.


Application of Chemical Forensics Analysis in the Assessment and Monitoring of Contaminated Sediment Sites. Third International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, January 24-27, 2005, New Orleans, LA, with G. Durell and B. Liu.


Identification of Light-end Petroleum Products in Environmental Samples. Environmental Forensics Workshop: Theory, Applications, and Case Studies. International Society of Environmental Forensics, November 9-10, 2004, Charleston, SC.


Aspects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Offshore Sediments in the Azeri Sector of the Caspian Sea. International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, September 30-October 3, 2003, Venice, Italy, with P.D. Boehm, C.L. Maxon, F.C. Newton, and J.S. Brown.


Environmental Forensics Workshop: Fingerprinting of Hydrocarbons in Environmental Samples. Twelfth Annual West Coast Conf. on Contaminated Soils, Sediments, and Water, March 18-21, 2002, San Diego, CA, with G.S. Douglas and I. Rhodes.


Environmental Forensics Workshop: Fingerprinting of Hydrocarbons in Environmental Samples, Eleventh Annual West Coast Conf. on Contaminated Soils, Sediments, and Water, March 19-21, 2001, San Diego, CA, with G.S. Douglas, I. Rhodes, and S. Emsbo-Mattingly.


Gasoline vs. Condensate.
Why it is Still an Issue between Experts, IBC USA Third Annual Executive Forum on Environmental Forensics, June 26-28, 2000, Washington DC, with G.S. Douglas.


Evaluation of EPA and ASTM Methods for Analysis of Oxygenates in Gasoline-Contaminated Ground Water, Eights Annual West Coast Conf. On Contaminated Soil and Groundwater, March 9-12, 1998, Oxnard, CA, with R. U. Holden, S. R. Schoen, I.R.Kaplan and A.M.Happel.


Forensic Environmental Geochemistry: Differentiation of Fuel-types, Their Sources and Release Time, Org.Geochem. 27 (5/6), 289 (1997), with I.R.Kaplan, S.T.Lu, R.P.Lee.


Analysis of Gasoline Oxygenates in Environmental Samples by Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography, Pacific Conf. Chem. Spectr., December 21-25, 1997, Irvine, CA, with R.de Leon, R.P.Lee, I.R.Kaplan.


Application of Forensic Geochemical Methods for Hydrocarbon Fuel Fingerprinting and Age Dating, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Workshop on Hydrocarbon Pattern Recognition and Dating, November 17-18, 1997, Philadelphia, PA,  June 22-23, 1998, Houston, TX, October 26-27, 1998, Cheyenne, WY .


Application of Alkylcyclohexane Distribution Patterns for Hydrocarbon Fuel Identification in Environmental Samples, Contaminated Soils, vol.2 (P.T.Kostecki, E.J.Calabrese, M.Bonazountas), Amherst, MA, 1997, p.65, with I.R.Kaplan.


Determining the Age of Hydrocarbon Fuel Spills Using Organic Geochemical Data, Proc. Third Internat. Petrol. Environ. Conf., Albuquerque, NM, 1996, p.507, with I.R.Kaplan.


How to Recognize a Hydrocarbon Fuel in the Environment and Estimate Its Age of Release, Groundwater and Soil Contamination: Technical Preparation and Litigation Management (T.J.Bois, B.L.Luther) John Wiley&Sons, 1996, p.145, with I.R.Kaplan.


Patterns of Chemical Changes During Environmental Alteration of Hydrocarbon Fuels, Ground Water Monit. Remed. 16(4), 113 (1996), with I.R.Kaplan, H.M.Alimi, R.P.Lee, S.T.Lu.


Patterns of Chemical Changes in Fugitive Hydrocarbon Fuels in the Environment, Proc. SPE/EPA Explor.&Product. Environ. Conf., Houston, TX, 1995, p.601, with I.R.Kaplan, H.M.Alimi, R.P.Lee, S.T.Lu.


EPR Investigation of Cu(II) Interaction with Nucleosides, Radiospectr. Meth. Inorg. and Coord. Chem., Krasnodar, USSR, 1978, p.61, with E.V.Komarov, M.M.Mogilnitsky, N.R.Pinsky.


Phase Solubility Method for  Detection of Antibiotic Complexes, Khim. Farm. Zh. 4, 126 (1978), with E.V.Komarov, L.G.Kardo.


Temperature dependence of Mass Spectra and Conformational Transformation of o-Substituted Phenols in the Gas Phase, Zh. Obsh. Khim. 46(2) 336 (1976), with G.M.Bogolyubov, A.A.Petrov.


Temperature Dependence of Mass Spectra. Rotational Isomerism of Organic Molecules with Conjugated Bonds, Zh. Org. Khim. 12(6), 1148 (1976), with G.M.Bogolyubov, A.A.Petrov.
 

Deuteration of Organic Compounds in the Inlet System of Mass Spectrometer, Zh. Org. Khim. 11(3), 482 (1975), with G.M.Bogolyubov.
 


Gas Phase Keto-enol Transformation and the Temperature Dependence of Mass Spectra, Zh. Obsh. Khim. 45(3), 599 (1975), with G.M.Bogolyubov, N.N.Grishin.


Mechanism of Keto-enol Isomerization, Proc. Conf. Org. Chem. Institute of Technology, Leningrad, 1973, p.118 , with G.M.Bogolyubov.


Empirical Potential of Electron-Molecular Interaction and Mass Spectra of Elementoorganic Compounds, Teor. Eksp. Khim. 9(3), 418 (1973), with G.M.Bogolyubov, N.N. Grishin.


Tautomeric Transformation and Mass Spectra of Nitro-Compounds, Zh. Obsh. Khim. 41(6), 1311 (1971), with G.M.Bogolyubov,  V.F.Plotnikov, K.B.Rall.
 

Temperature Dependence of Mass Spectra of Organic Molecules, Proc. Conf. Org. Chem. Institute of Technology, Leningrad, 1970, p.35, with G.M.Bogolyubov, N.N.Grishin.
 

Ionization Potential Measurements on Mass Spectrometer MH 1303, Proc. Conf. Org. Chem. Institute of Technology, Leningrad, 1970, p.31, with G.M.Bogolyubov, N.N.Grishin, V.F.Plotnikov.
 

Mass Spectra of Elementoorganic Compounds (Groups V and VI), Proc. Conf. Org. Chem. Institute of Technology, Leningrad, 1969, p.23 , with G.M.Bogolyubov, N.N.Grishin, A.A. Petrov.
 

Mass Spectra of Organic Compounds with Sulfur-Sulfur Bond,  Zh. Obsh. Khim. 39(7), 1599 (1969), with G.M.Bogolyubov, N.N.Grishin, A.A. Petrov