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Publications (Click here for google scholar profile)

2014

McNamara, P.J., LaPara, T.M. Novak, P.J. “The Impacts of Triclosan on Anaerobic Digester Community Structures, Function, and Antimicrobial Resistance” Environmental Science & Technology, 48 (13), 7393–7400.

2013

McNamara, P.J.,Krzmarzick, M.J. Triclosan Enriches for Dehalococcoides-like Chloroflexi in Anaerobic Soil at Environmentally Relevant Concentrations, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 344, 48-52.

Godwin, C.; McNamara, P.; Markfort, C. Evening Methane Emission Pulses from a Boreal Wetland Correspond to Convective Mixing in Hollows, Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences , 118 (3), 994-1005. ***Feature article online***

Wood, B.M., Jade, L.R., Schendel, F.J., Hahn, N.J., Valentas, K.J., McNamara, P.J., Novak, P.J., Heilmann, S.M. Industrial Symbiosis: Corn Ethanol Fermentation, Hydrothermal Carbonization, and Anaerobic Digestion, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 110(10), 2624-2632.

Krzmarzick, M., McNamara, P., Crary, B., Novak, P. Abundance and Diversity of Organohalide-Respiring bacteria in Lake Sediments Across a Geographical Sulfur Gradient, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 84(2), 248-258.

2012

McNamara, P.J., Wilson, C.A., Wogen, M.T, Murthy, S.N., Novak, J.T., Novak, P.J. The Effect of Thermal Hydrolysis Pretreatment on the Anaerobic Degradation of Nonylphenol and Short-Chain Nonylphenol Ethoxylates in Digested Biosolids, Water Research, 46(9), 2937-2946.

2011

LaPara, T, Burch, T., McNamara, P., Tan, D., Mi, Y., Eichmiller, J. Tertiary-Treated Municipal Wastewater is a Significant Point Source of Antibiotic Resistance Genes into Duluth-Superior Harbor, Environmental Science & Technology,  45 (22), 9543-9549.

 

Conference Proceedings (Presenter listed in bold)
McNamara, P., Koch, J., Zitomer, D. (2014) “Pyrolysis of Wastewater Biosolids: Lab-Scale Experiments and Modeling,” Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation. Presented at Residuals and Biosolids Conference, Austin, TX, May 18-21.

McNamara, P., LaPara, T., Novak, P. (2014) “The Effects of an Antimicrobial on Anaerobic Digestion Microbial Communities,” Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation. Presented at Residuals and Biosolids Conference, Austin, TX, May 18-21.

Carey, D., McNamara, P., Zitomer, D. (2013). "Biosolid derived biochar to immobilize and recycle ammonium from wastewater to agronomy," Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation. Presented at WEFTEC, Chicago, IL.

McNamara, P.J, Wogen, M.T., Wilson, C.A., Novak, J.T., Murthy, S.N., Novak, P.J. (2009) “Optimizing Removal of Estrogenic Compounds in Biosolids: A comparison of Anaerobic, Post-aerobic, and Cambi Digestion Processes,” Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation (12), 3944-3949.

McNamara, P., Lawler, D.F. (2009) “A Comprehensive Study to Reduce Polymer Usage at Austin’s Biosolids Management Plant,” Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation (3), 782-800.

Refereed Conference Presentations (Presenter listed in bold)
McNamara, P., LaPara, T., Novak, P. (2014) “Impacts of triclosan on methanogenic community structure, function, and antimicrobial resistance,” 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Dallas, TX, March 16-20.

Carey, D., Zitomer, D., McNamara, P. (2013) “How Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Can Arise in Wastewater Treatment,” Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, December 3.

Carey, D.E., McNamara, P.J., Zitomer, D.H. (2013). “Biosolids-Derived Biochar as an Adsorbant for Ammonium and Phosphate from Wastewater.” Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) Annual Conference, Madison, WI, May 14-17.

McNamara, P. (2012) “An Antimicrobial in a Microbe's World: The Effect of Triclosan and Other Micropollutants on Mixed Anaerobic Communities and Pure Culture Methanogens.” Gordon Research Seminar, Environmental Sciences: Water, Holderness, NH, June 23-24.

McNamara, P., Novak, P. (2011) “Nonylphenol and Triclosan as Uncouplers in Anaerobic Microbial Communities,” Emerging Contaminants in the Environment (EmCon), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 23-26.

McNamara, P., Novak, P. (2011) “Emerging Contaminants as Uncouplers in Anaerobic Digestion,” Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Education and Research Conference, Tampa, FL, July 10-12.

McNamara, P. and Lawler, D.F. (2008) “A Comprehensive Approach to Reduce Polymer Usage at Austin’s Biosolids Management Plant,” Texas Water, Texas regional AWWA and WEF conference, San Antonio, TX, March 25-28. 

Invited Presentations
McNamara, P. (2014) Antimicrobial Effects on Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment. UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences Seminar Series, April 10.

McNamara, P. (2013) The impacts of triclosan on methanogenic community structure, function, and antimicrobial resistance. Environmental Engineering Seminar Series, University of Wisconsin-Madison, November 26.

McNamara, P. (2013) “The Impact of Household Antimicrobial Chemicals on Wastewater Treatment.”  Pretreatment Seminar, Central States Water Environment Association, Oshkosh, WI, August 14.

McNamara, P. (2013) “Micropollutants vs. Microorganisms: The Impacts of Household Antimicrobial Agent Triclosan on Anaerobic Microbial Communities.” EXPO 2013 Winter Meeting, Midwest Water Analysts Association, Kenosha, WI, January 25.

McNamara, P., Novak, P. (2012) “On Wastewater Treatment and Micropollutants: The Impact of Advanced Anaerobic Digestion on the Biodegradation of Nonylphenol Ethoxylates” 75rd Annual Wastewater Operations Conference, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Brooklyn Park, MN, March 23.

McNamara, P., Wogen, M., Wilson, C., Novak, J., Murthy, S., Novak, P. (2010) “Emerging Issues in Solids Treatment: A Closer Look at Estrogenic Compounds in Biosolids,” 73rd Annual Wastewater Operations Conference, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Brooklyn Park, MN, March 24-26.

McNamara, P., Wogen, M., Wilson, C., Novak, J., Murthy, S., Novak, P. (2009) “Effect of Anaerobic Digestion on Removal of Estrogenic Compounds.” Minnesota Conference on the Environment, Central States Water Environment Association, Brooklyn Center, MN, November 12.

Conference Poster Presentations (Presenter listed in bold)
Carey, D., Zitomer, D., McNamara, P. (2014) “Role of Triclocarban and Triclosan on functional health and proliferation of antibiotic resistance genes in anaerobic digestion,” 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA, August 10-14.

Tong, Y
., Mayer, B., McNamara, P. (2014) “The Fate of Micropollutants During Nutrient Removal Using Novel Adsorbents for Dilute Wastewater Streams,” 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA, August 10-14.

Hoffman, T., Zitomer, D., and McNamara, P. (2014). “Removal of Environmental Estrogenic Micropollutants from Wastewater Solids,” Borchardt Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Feb 25-26.

Ross, J., Zitomer, D., and McNamara, P. (2014). “Fate of Micropollutants During Pyrolysis of Biosolids,” 2014 Borchardt Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Feb 25-26.

Berg, K., McNamara, P, and Zitomer, D. (2014). “Pyrolysis of a Combined Waste Stream for Energy Recovery and Solids Reduction,” 2014 Borchardt Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Feb 25-26.

Hoffman, T., Zitomer, D., McNamara, P. (2013). “Removal of Environmental Estrogenic Micropollutants from Wastewater Solids,” Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, December 3.

Ross, J., Zitomer, D., and McNamara, P. (2013). “Fate of Micropollutants During Pyrolysis of Biosolids,” Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, December 3.

Krzmarzick, M. and McNamara, P. (2013) “Dehalococcoides-like Chloroflexi are Enriched in Soil Microcosms Amended with Triclosan,” Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors 50th Anniversary Conference, Environmental Engineers and Scientists of 2050: Education, Research, and Practice, Golden, CO, July 14-16.

McNamara, P., LaPara T, Novak P. (2013) “The Implications of Triclosan on Methanogenic Community Structure, Function, and Multidrug Resistance,” International Water Association 5th International Conference Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, July 7-10.

Godwin, C., McNamara, P., Markfort, C. (2012) “Diurnal De-Stratification of Hollows Explains Substantial Nighttime Emissions in a Boreal Fen”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 3-7.

Burch, T.R, LaPara, T.M., McNamara, P.J., Tan, D.T., Yan, M. (2012). “Antibiotic Resistance Gene Concentrations in Duluth-Superior Harbor and in Tertiary-Treated Municipal Wastewater Discharged into Duluth-Superior Harbor,” Water Resources Conference, University of Minnesota Water Resources Center, St. Paul, MN, October 16-17.

McNamara, P., Novak, P. (2012) “The Effect of Triclosan on the Structure and Function of Mixed Anaerobic Communities.” Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, New Orleans, LA, Sept 30 – Oct 3.

McNamara, P. (2012) “An Antimicrobial in a Microbe's World: The Effect of Triclosan and Other Micropollutants on Mixed Anaerobic Communities and Pure Culture Methanogens.” Gordon Research Conference, Environmental Sciences: Water, Holderness, NH, June 24-29.

Godwin, C., Markfort, C., McNamara, P. (2012) “Daytime Chamber Measurements of Methane Flux from a Boreal Wetland Miss Substantial Emission Events During Evening Transition that are Captured by a Flux Tower”, European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 22-27.

Godwin, C., Markfort, C., McNamara, P. (2011) “Daytime Chamber Measurements Miss Substantial Nighttime Methane Spikes Captured by Flux Tower,” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 5-9.

Krzmarzick, M., McNamara, P., Novak, P. (2011) “Abundance and Diversity of Chloroflexi in Lake Sediments across a Midwestern Sulfur Gradient,” American Society of Microbiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 21-25.

LaPara, T.M., Burch, T.R., Yan, M., McNamara, P.J., Tan, D.T. (2011) “Tertiary-treated Municipal Wastewater as a Point-Source of Antibiotic Resistance Genes into Duluth Harbor” American Society of Microbiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 21-25.

McNamara, P, Wogen, M., Novak, P. (2009) “Minimizing Estrogenic Compounds in Biosolids: An Evaluation of Mesophilic Anaerobic Digestion, Post Aerobic Digestion, and Cambi Digestion Processes,” Micropol and Ecohazard, International Water Association and Ground Water Association, San Francisco, CA, June 8-10.