Kevin Farley

Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Kevin Farley is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Institute in Water Pollution Control at Manhattan College. His teaching and research focuses on water quality modeling, sediment contamination, bioaccumulation of toxic chemicals, and metals. Current research projects include studies on the mobilization of metals from contaminated sediments, on the development of a chemical speciation-transport model for metals in lakes, on the oxidation of chromium during drinking water disinfection, and on contaminant fate and bioaccumulation modeling of PCBs, dioxin/furans, PAHs, pesticides and mercury in the Hudson River and New York Harbor.

Dr. Farley has also served as a technical adviser and consultant on issues related to water quality, water quality modeling, sediment contamination and bioaccumulation of toxic contaminants. This has included scientific review panels for the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program, the National Research Council Committee on Remediation of PCB-Contaminated Sediments, the EPA Science Advisory Board panel reviewing the agency’s risk assessment framework for metals, and the UNEP International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management Metals Workgroup. Dr. Farley is currently serving as a technical consultant on several sediment contamination studies in New York-New Jersey Harbor, and has recently been appointed to the Ecotoxicity Technical Advisory Panel (ETAP), which serves as the cooperative research arm for the international nonferrous metal industries.

Education

  • PHD, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.
  • ME, Manhattan College
  • ME, Manhattan College
  • BE, Manhattan College

Courses Taught

  • CEEN 305      Environmental Engineering Principles II
  • ENGS 204      Environmental Engineering Principles I
  • ENVG 505      Surface Water Quality Modeling
  • ENVG 506      Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
  • ENVG 703      Environmental Fate and Effects of Toxic Contaminants
  • ENVG 704      Advanced Water Modeling Quality
  • ENVG 731      Special Topics
  • ENVG 732      Thesis
  • ENVL 315      Engineering Ecology
  • ENVL 505      Surface Water Quality Modeling
  • ENVL 506      Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Journal Articles

    Burkhard, L.P., Arnot, J.A., Embry, M.R., Farley, K.J., Hoke, R.A., Kitano, M., Leslie, H.A., Lotufo, G.R., Parkerton, T.F., Sappington, K.G., Tomy, G.T., Woodburn, K.B., 2011. “Comparing Laboratory and Field Measured Biota-Sediment Accumulation Factors.” Integr. Environ. Assess. Manag. 2012, 8:32-41.

    Burkhard, L.P., Arnot, J.A., Embry, M.R., Farley, K.J., Hoke, R.A., Kitano, M., Leslie, H.A., Lotufo, G.R., Parkerton, T.F., Sappington, K.G., Tomy, G.T., Woodburn, K.B., 2011. “Comparing Laboratory and Field Measured Bioaccumulation Endpoints.” Integr. Environ. Assess. Manag. 2012, 8:17-31.

    Farley, K. J., Carbonaro, R. F., Rader, K. J., Fanelli, C. J., Costanzo, R., Di Toro, D. M. “TICKET-UWM: A Coupled Kinetic, Equilibrium and Transport Screening Model for Metals in Lakes.” Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2011, 30:1278-1287.

    Landeck Miller, R.E., Farley, K.J., Wands, J.R., Santore, R., Redman, A.D., Kim, N.B.  “Fate and Transport Modeling of Sediment Contaminants in the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary.” Urban Habitats 2011, (in press).

    Diamond, M.L., Gandhi, N., Adams, W.J., Atherton, J., Bhavsar, S.P., Bulle, C.,  Campbell, P.G.C., Dubreuil, A., Fairbrother, A., Farley, K., Green, A., Guinee, J., Hauschild, M.Z., Huijbregts, M.A.J., Humbert, S., Jensen, K.S., Jolliet, O., Margni, M., McGeer, J.C.,  Peijnenburg, W.J.G.M.,  Rosenbaum, R., van de Meent, D., Vijver, M.G. “The Clearwater Consensus: The Estimation of Metal Hazard in Fresh Water.” Int J Life Cycle Assess 2010, 15:143–147.

    Georgas, N., Rangarajan, S., Farley, K.J., Jagupilla, C.K. “AVGWLF-based Estimation of Nonpoint Source Nitrogen Loads Generated within Long Island Sound Watershed.” J. Amer. Wat. Res, Assoc. 2009, 45:715-733.

    Farley, K.J., Rader, K.J., Miller, B.E.  “Tableau Input Coupled Kinetic Equilibrium Transport (TICKET) Model.”  Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42, 838–84439.

    Rangarajan, S., Munson, K.A., Farley, K.J., Tedesco, M.  “ A Decision Support Framework to Facilitate Nitrogen Load Reductions in the Long Island Sound (LIS) Watershed.” Water Practice 2008, 2, 1-15.

    Bisceglia, K.J., Rader, K.J., Carbonaro, R.F., Farley, K.J., Mahony, J.D., Di Toro, D.M.  "Iron(II)-catalyzed Oxidation of Arsenic(III) in a Sediment Column."  Environ. Sci. Technol. 2005, 39, 9217-9222.

    Dombrowski, P.M., Wei, L., Farley, K.J., Mahony, J.D., Capitani, J.F., Di Toro, D.M. “Computed and Observed Redox Chemistry of Methyl Arsenic Species.” Environ. Sci. Technol. 2005, 39(7); 2169-2176.

    Rader, K.J., Dombrowski, P.D., Farley, K.J., Mahony, J.D., Di Toro, D.M.  “Effect of Thioarsenite Formation on Arsenic (III) Toxicity.”  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2004, 23, 1649-1654.

    Hellweger, F.L., Farley, K.J., Lall, U., Di Toro, D.M.  “Greedy Algae Reduce Arsenate.” Limnol. Oceanog. 2003, 48, 2275-2288.

    Ford, R.G., Bertsch, P.M., Farley, K. J. "Changes in Trace Metal Partitioning During Hydrous Iron Oxide Aging." Environ. Sci. Technol. 1997, 31, 2028-2033.

    Brandes, D., Farley, K. J. "Importance of Phase Behavior on the Removal of Residual DNAPLs from Porous Media by Alcohol Flooding." Water Environ. Res., 65, 869-878, 1993.

    Farley, K.J. "Predicting Organic Accumulation in Sediments near Marine Sewage Outfalls." J. Environ. Engr. 1990, 116, 144-165.

    Farley, K.J., Morel, F.M.M., "The Role of Coagulation in the Kinetics of Sedimentation.," Environ. Sci. Technol. 1986, 20, 187-195.

    Farley, K.J., Dzombak, D. A., Morel, F.M.M., "A Surface Precipitation Model for the Sorption of Cations on Metal Oxides," J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 1985, 106 226-242.

    O'Connor, D.J., Mueller, J.A., Farley, K.J., "Distribution of Kepone in the James River Estuary." J. Environ. Engr. 1983, 109, 397-413.

    Books and Book Chapters

    Farley, K.J.  “Water Quality and Sustainability of the Hudson River Estuary,” in Water Quality and Sustainability, J.L. Schnoor (ed), Elsevier, Burlington, MA, 2012, (submitted).

    Farley, K.J., Wands, J.R., Damiani, D.R., Cooney, T.F.  “Transport, Fate and Bioaccumulation of PCBs in the Lower Hudson River,” in The Hudson River Estuary, J.S. Levington and J.R. Waldman (eds), Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2006, pp. 368-382.

    Baker, J.E., Bohlen, W.F., Bopp, R.F., Brownawell, B., Collier, T.K., Farley, K.J., Geyer, W.R., Nairn, R., Rosman, L.  “PCBs in the Upper and Tidal Freshwater Hudson River Estuary: The Science behind the Dredging Controversy,” in The Hudson River Estuary, J.S. Levington and J.R. Waldman (eds), Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2006, pp. 349-367.

    Paquin, P.R., Farley, K.J., Santore, R.C., Kavvadas, C.D., Mooney, K.G., Winfield, R.P., Wu, K-B., Di Toro, D.M.  Metals in Aquatic Systems: A Review of Exposure, Bioaccumulation, and Toxicity Models.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Pensacola FL, 2003, 168pp.

    Farley, K.J., Thomann, R.V. “Fate and Bioaccumulation of PCBs in Aquatic Environments,” In Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Third Edition, W.N. Rom (ed), Lipincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, 1998, pp. 1581-1593.

    Farley, K.J., Germann, G.G., Elzerman, A.W. "Differential Weathering of PCB Congeners in Lake Hartwell, South Carolina," in Chemistry of Lake Watersheds, L. Baker (ed), American Chemical Society Advances in Chemistry Series, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., 1994.

    Boyd, G. R., Farley, K. J. "NAPL Removal from Groundwater by Alcohol Flooding:  Laboratory Studies and Applications," In Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils and Groundwater, P.T. Kostechi and E.J. Calabrese (eds), Lewis Publishers, Chelsea, MI, 1992.

  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Professional Experience

    2005-2011

    Director, Environmental Engineering Graduate Program, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

    2004-pres

    Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

    2002-2010

    Associate (part-time), HydroQual, Inc., Mahwah, NJ

    1996-pres

    Director, Institute in Water Pollution Control, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

    1995-2004

    Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering,ManhattanCollege,Riverdale,NY

    1993-1995

    Associate Professor, Environmental Systems Engineering,ClemsonUniversity,Clemson,SC

    1987-1993

    Assistant Professor, Environmental Systems Engineering,ClemsonUniversity,Clemson,SC

    1984-1987

    Senior Engineer, Tetra Tech, Inc., Roslyn, VA

    1979-1984

    Graduate Research Assistant, Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA

    1977-1979

    Research Engineering, Environmental Engineering Program,ManhattanCollege,Riverdale,NY

    Memberships

    • Member, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
    • Member, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
    • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)
    • Ecotoxicity Technical Advisory Panel 
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    GRANTS

    Current Research Support 

    • Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), “Predicting the Fate and Effects of Resuspended Metal Contaminated Sediments.” Farley, K.J., and Carbonaro, R.F. (2010-2013), $281,000.
    • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Superfund Research Program.  “Carcinogenic Metals and Their Interactions with Other Toxicants: Research Translation Core.” Farley, K.J. and Carbonaro, R.F. (2009-2012) $140,000.
    • National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences, Superfund Research Program. “Effect of Natural Organic Matter on Bioavailability and Mobilization of Metals.” Farley, K.J., and Carbonaro, R.F (2009-2012), $148,000.

    Previous Research Support: Manhattan College

    • Hudson River Foundation (HRF), “CARP Sediment Transport and Organic Carbon Model Refinements for the Mainstem Hudson.” Farley, K.J. (2009-2011), $152,000.
    • National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences, RO1 Program. “Toxicity and Mobilization of Metals and Metal Mixtures in Sediments,” Farley, K.J., and Carbonaro, R.F. (co-PIs) (2006-2009), $387,644.
    • International Commission of Mining and Metals (ICMM), “Continued Development of the Tier 1 Unit World Model for Metals in Lakes,” Farley, K.J. and Carbonaro, R.F. (2006-2007) $50,000.
    • International Commission of Mining and Metals (ICMM), “Developing a Unit World Model for Critical Loadings of Metals in Aquatic Environments,” Farley, K.J. and Carbonaro, R.F. (2004-2005) $40,000.
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, “A Decision Support Tool to Facilitate Nitrogen Load Reductions in the Long Island Sound (LIS) Watershed,” Farley, K.J. (2004-2006) $80,800.
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Metals in the Environment, “Developing a Model to Predict the Persistence of Metals in Aquatic Environments,” Farley, K.J. (2003-2005) $63,500.
    • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Superfund Basic Research Program. “Water-Sediment Model and Criteria for Arsenic and Chrome,” Di Toro, D.M., Farley, K.J., Carbonaro, R.F. and Mahony, J.D. (2000-2006), $925,000.
    • Hudson River Foundation, "Fate and Bioaccumulation of Toxic Contaminants in New York-New Jersey Harbor," Farley, K.J. (1999-2000), $50,000.
    • US EPA, Office of Water, "Bioavailability, Trophic Transfer, and Fate of Pollutants in the Aquatic Environment," (1997-2000), Thomann, R.V. and Farley, K.J., $220,000.
    • Hudson River Foundation, "An Integrated Model of Organic Chemical Fate and Bioaccumulation in the Hudson River Estuary," (1995-99), Thomann, R.V. and Farley, K.J., $350,000.