Journal Publications

Journal Publications


Conference Proceedings


  • Selma Mededovic and Bruce R. Locke, “The Role of Platinum High Voltage Electrode in the Enhancement of Fenton’s Reaction in Pulsed Corona Aqueous Phase Discharge, 5th International Symposium on Non-Thermal Plasma Technology for Pollution Control and Sustainable Energy Development, June 19-23, 2006, Ile d’Oleron, France

Book Chapters


  • Roshanak Aslebagh, Pooya Estifaee, Selma Mededovic Thagard and Costel C. Darie, “Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Forensic Science: A Brief Introduction”, In: Forensic Science: A Multidisciplinary Approach, E. Katz (Ed.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2015, in press.
  • Mario Janda, Lev Krasnoperov, Ravindra P. Joshi, Zdenko Machala, and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Electrical Discharge”, In Encyclopedia of Physical Organic Chemistry, 2015, Wiley, submitted.
  • Bruce R. Locke and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Electrical Discharge Plasma for Water Treatment”, In: Advanced Oxidation Processes, IWA publishing, in progress (In press).

Presentations


  • Gunnar Stratton, Christopher Bellona, Fei Dai, Thomas Holsen, Tapas Das, and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Plasma-Based Water Treatment Process: An Effective Method to Degrade Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Other Emerging Contaminants”, Annual AIChE Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 8-13, 2015.
  • Gunnar Stratton, Christopher Bellona, Fei Dai, Thomas Holsen, and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Plasma-Based Water Treatment Process: An Effective Method to Degrade Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Other Emerging Contaminants”, The 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, August 16-20, 2015.
  • Gunnar Stratton, Christopher Bellona, Fei Dai, Thomas Holsen, and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Plasma-Based Water Treatment Process: Process Intensification for the Treatment of Mixtures of Emerging Contaminants”, The 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Antwerp, Belgium, July 5-10, 2015.
  • Selma Mededovic, Gunnar Stratton, Fei Dai, Christopher Bellona, and Thomas Holsen, ”Plasma-Based Advanced Oxidation: Effects of Reactor Design on the Degradation of Organic Contaminants”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, November 16-21, 2014.
  • Tomislava Vukusic, Zoran Herceg, Shane Rogers and Selma Mededovic, “Liquid-Phase Electrical Discharge Plasmas Rapidly Inactivate Pathogenic and Spoilage Microorganisms in Water”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, November 16-21, 2014.
  • Gunnar Stratton, Christopher Bellona, Fei Dai, Thomas Holsen, and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Pursuing a Viable Plasma-Based Water Treatment Process: Investigating the Effect of Reactor Design on the Degradation of Bisphenol A and Rhodamine B”, The 9th International Symposium on Non-Thermal/Thermal Plasma pollution Control Technology and Sustainable Energy, Dalian, China, June 16-20, 2014.
  • Christopher Bellona, Fei Dai, Joshua Franclemont, Thomas Holsen, Gunnar Stratton, and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Pursuing a Viable Plasma-Based Water Treatment Process: Identifying Treatment Limitations and Investigating the Effect of Reactor Design on the Degradation of Phenytoin”, The 19th International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Treatment of Water, Air and Soil (AOTs-19), San Diego, California, USA November 17-21, 2013
  • Selma Mededovic Thagard, Christopher Bellona, Fei Dai, Joshua Franclemont, Thomas Holsen, Gunnar Stratton and Chao Zhang, “Pursuing a Viable Plasma-Based Water Treatment Process: Identifying Transport Limitations and Investigating the Effect of Reactor Design On the Degradation of Bisphenol A”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, November 3-8, 2013
  • Joshua Franclemont, Gunnar Stratton and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Electrical Discharges Directly in Liquid Glycerol for the Production of Hydrogen”, IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Science, San Francisco, California, USA, June 16-21, 2013
  • Joshua Franclemont and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Electrical discharges in water: which molecules can diffuse inside the plasma channels?”, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clarkson University, Graduate Seminar, April 11, 2013
  • Joshua Franclemont and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Mathematical Modeling of Electrical Discharges in Liquid Water: The Chemistry Inside the Plasma Channel”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, October 28-November 2, 2012
  • Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Chemical Properties and Degradation Efficiency of Radio-Frequency Plasmas in Water”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, October 16-21, 2011
  • Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Electrical Discharges in Organic Liquids for Material Sythesis”, CAMP Annual Spring Symposium, Fairport, New York, March 6-7, 2011
  • Selma Mededovic Thagard, Kazunori Takashima, Hirofumi Takikawa and Akira Mizuno, “Production of Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coatings by the Liquid-Phase Electrical Discharge”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, November 7-12, 2010
  • Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Electrical Discharges in Liquids: Fundamental Studies and Applications”, Invited talk, Tennessee Tech, Oct 26th, 2010
  • Selma Mededovic Thagard, Ellen R. Fisher, Graciela Prieto, Kazunori Takashima and Akira Mizuno, “The Production of Hydrogen by the Electrical Discharge in Sugar Solution”, AIChE Spring National Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA, March 21-25, 2010
  • Graciela Prieto, Oscar Prieto, Carlos R. Gay, Selma Mededovic Thagard, Ellen R. Fisher, Kazunori Takashima and Akira Mizuno, “Hydrogen Production from Residual Heavy Oil”, AIChE Spring National Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA, March 21-25, 2010
  • Selma Mededovic Thagard, Graciela Prieto, Kazunori Takashima and Akira Mizuno, “Electrical Discharge in Liquid Ethanol: By-products Identification”, Japanese Institute of Electrostatics, Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, March 9-11, 2009
  • Selma Mededovic Thagard, Kazunori Takashima and Akira Mizuno, “Plasma Chemistry in Pulsed Electrical Discharge in Liquid”, Invited talk, IUMRS-ICA International Conference, Nagoya, Japan, December 9-13, 2008
  • Selma Mededovic Thagard, Kazunori Takashima and Akira Mizuno, “The Chemistry of Ammonium and Nitrate Ions in an Electrical Discharge”, International Workshop on Electrostatics, Ishigaki, Japan, November 12-15, 2008
  • Selma Mededovic Thagard, Kazunori Takashima and Akira Mizuno, “Comparison of the Positive and Negative Electrical Discharge in Water”, International Electrostatics Symposium, Okinawa, Japan, November 9-12, 2008
  • Selma Mededovic Thagard, Kazunori Takashima, Hirofumi Takikawa and Akira Mizuno, “Production of Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings by the Electrical Discharge in Different Organic Solvents”, 6th International Symposium on Non-Thermal Plasma, Taipei, Taiwan, May 12-16, 2008
  • Selma Mededovic and Bruce R. Locke, “The Role of Platinum High Voltage Electrode in the Enhancement of Fenton’s Reaction in Pulsed Corona Aqueous Phase Discharge”, 5th International Symposium on Non-Thermal Plasma, Oleron Island, France, June 19-23, 2006

Presentations (As Contributor)


  • Abraham Dirnberger, Scott D. Kovaleski, Peter Norgard, Joshua Franclemont, and Selma Mededovic Thagard, ”Imaging Studies of Plasma Streamers in Liquids for the Production of Hydrogen-rich Gas”, The 42nd IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, Belek, Anatalya, Turkey, May 24-28, 2015.
  • Tomislava Vukusic, Zoran Herceg, Shane Rogers, and Selma Mededovic, “Liquid-Phase Electrical Discharge Plasmas Retain Juice Quality and Inactivate Pathogenic and Spoilage Microorganisms”, 8th International Congress of Food Technologists, Biotechnologists and Nutritionists, Opatija, Croatia, October 2014.
  • Joshua Franclemont and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Pulsed Electrical Discharges in Water: Can Non-volatile Compounds Diffuse into the Plasma Channel?”, The 9th International Symposium on Non-Thermal/Thermal Plasma pollution Control Technology and Sustainable Energy, Dalian, China, June 16-20, 2014.
  • Xiangru Fan and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Quantum Mechanical Approach to Studying Degradation of Phenol by Electrical Discharges in Water”, The 9th International Symposium on Non-Thermal/Thermal Plasma pollution Control Technology and Sustainable Energy, Dalian, China, June 16-20, 2014.
  • Christopher Bellona, Selma Mededovic Thagard Thomas Holsen, and Eric Dickenson, “Integration of Filtration and Advanced Oxidation: Development of a Liquid-Phase Plasma Reactor: ICOSSE ’13 – 3rd International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering Cincinnati, OH, August 11 2013
  • Parag R. Gogate, Dennis McGuire, Selma Mededovic Thagard, Robert Cathey, J. Blackmon, and George Chapas, “Application of Ozonix Technology for Treatment of Wastewater and Intensified Processing in Coal Mining”, The 19th International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Treatment of Water, Air and Soil (AOTs-19), San Diego, California, USA November 17-21, 2013
  • Bruce R. Locke and Selma Mededovic Thagard, “Chemical Reaction Analysis of the Formation of Hydrogen Peroxide and Hydrogen in Water-Spray Gliding Arc Reactors”, 35th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, Karlshrue, Germany, June 15-19, 2008
  • Adrian Mihailcioiu, Selma Mededovic Thagard, Kazunori Takashima and Akira Mizuno, ”Ammonia Generation From Solid Urea in Needle Array DBD Reactor”, Symposium of the Institute of Electrostatics Japan, September 18th, Kyoto, Japan, 2008
  • Mayank Sahni, Frank Holzer, Selma Mededovic, Wright C. Finney and Bruce R. Locke, “Analysis of Reactive Species Formation in High Voltage Electrical Discharges in Gas-Liquid Systems”, 4th Asia Pacific International Symposium on Basics and Applications of Plasma Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan, December 12-14, 2005