Morton Barlaz

Distinguished University Professor and Head

Dr. Morton A. Barlaz is Professor and Head of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Barlaz is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed publications and has made over 200 presentations at conferences throughout the world.  In 1992 he was awarded a Presidential Faculty Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Barlaz has been active in service throughout his career.  He is an Associate Editor for two journals (Waste Management and Journal of Environmental Engineering) and serves as co-chair of the bi-annual Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium.  He has served as chair of the Government Affairs Committee and the Lectures Committee for the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.  Finally, he serves on the Science Advisory Committee for the International Waste Working Group.

Education

Ph. D. 1988

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Wisconsin

M.S. 1985

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Wisconsin

B.S. 1978

Chemical Engineering

University of Michigan

Research Description

Dr. Barlaz has been involved in research on various aspects of solid waste since 1983. Over this time, he has conducted research on biological refuse decomposition, methane production, and the biodegradation of hazardous wastes in landfills.  He has participated in two state-of-the-practice reviews of bioreactor landfills.  His research forms the basis for much of the work done to assess the impact of landfills on methane emissions inventories.  Dr. Barlaz is also recognized for his research on the use of life-cycle analysis to evaluate environmental emissions associated with alternate solid waste management strategies.

Publications

Application of a life cycle model for european union policy-driven waste management decision making in emerging economies
Stanisavljevic, N. and Levis, J. W. and Barlaz, M. A. (2018), Journal of Industrial Ecology, 22(2), 341-355.
Case study comparison of functional vs. organic stability approaches for assessing threat potential at closed landfills in the USA
O'Donnell, S. T. and Caldwell, M. D. and Barlaz, M. A. and Morris, J. W. F. (2018), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 75(), 415-426.
Microbial ecological succession during municipal solid waste decomposition
Staley, B. F. and Reyes, F. L. and Wang, L. and Barlaz, M. A. (2018), Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 102(13), 5731-5740.
Spatial and temporal characteristics of elevated temperatures in municipal solid waste landfills, Navid H. Jafari, Timothy D. Stark, and Todd Thalhamer, Waste Management, 2017, Vol. 59, p. 286-301
Barlaz, M. A. and Benson, C. H. and Castaldi, M. and Luettich, S. (2018), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 71(), 244-245.
The decay of engineered wood products and paper excavated from landfills in Australia
Ximenes, F. A. and Cowie, A. L. and Barlaz, M. A. (2018), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 74(), 312-322.
Evaluation of externality costs in life-cycle optimization of municipal solid waste management systems
Martinez-Sanchez, V. and Levis, J. W. and Darrigaard, A. and DeCarolis, J. F. and Barlaz, M. A. and Astrup, T. F. (2017), Environmental Science & Technology, 51(6), 3119-3127.
Heat generation and accumulation in municipal solid waste landfills
Hao, Z. S. and Sun, M. and Ducoste, J. J. and Benson, C. H. and Luettich, S. and Castaldi, M. J. and Barlaz, M. A. (2017), Environmental Science & Technology, 51(21), 12434-12442.
Life-cycle modeling of municipal solid waste landfills
Levis, J. W. and Barlaz, M. A. (2017), Geotechnical Special Publication, (276), 355-368.
National estimate of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) release to US municipal landfill leachate
Lang, J. R. and Allred, B. M. and Field, J. A. and Levis, J. W. and Barlaz, M. A. (2017), Environmental Science & Technology, 51(4), 2197-2205.
Retrospective analysis of Wisconsin's landfill organic stability rule
Bareither, C. A. and Barlaz, M. A. and Doran, M. and Benson, C. H. (2017), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 143(5), .
A model to describe heat generation and accumulation at municipal solid waste landfills
Hao, Z. S. and Sun, M. and Ducoste, J. and Barlaz, M. (2017), Geotechnical Special Publication, (276), 281-288.
A review of the airborne and waterborne emissions from uncontrolled solid waste disposal sites
Levis, J. W. and Weisbrod, A. and Van Hoof, G. and Barlaz, M. A. (2017), Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 47(12), 1003-1041.
Characterization of municipal solid waste collection operations
Jaunich, M. K. and Levis, J. W. and DeCarolis, J. F. and Gaston, E. V. and Barlaz, M. A. and Bartelt-Hunt, S. L. and Jones, E. G. and Hauser, L. and Jaikumar, R. (2016), Resources Conservation and Recycling, 114(), 92-102.
Characterizing the biotransformation of sulfur-containing wastes in simulated landfill reactors
Sun, W. J. and Sun, M. and Barlaz, M. A. (2016), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 53(), 82-91.
Comparison of field measurements to methane emissions models at a new landfill
Cruz, F. B. and Green, R. B. and Hater, G. R. and Chanton, J. P. and Thoma, E. D. and Harvey, T. A. and Barlaz, M. A. (2016), Environmental Science & Technology, 50(17), 9432-9441.
Decomposition and carbon storage of hardwood and softwood branches in laboratory-scale landfills
Wang, X. M. and Barlaz, M. A. (2016), Science of the Total Environment, 557(), 355-362.
Determination of sources of organic matter in solid waste by analysis of phenolic copper oxide oxidation products of lignin
Cruz, F. B. and Osborne, J. and Barlaz, M. A. (2016), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 142(2), .
Release of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from carpet and clothing in model anaerobic landfill reactors
Lang, J. R. and Allred, B. M. and Peaslee, G. F. and Field, J. A. and Barlaz, M. A. (2016), Environmental Science & Technology, 50(10), 5024-5032.
Systematic evaluation of industrial, commercial, and institutional food waste management strategies in the United States
Hodge, K. L. and Levis, J. W. and DeCarolis, J. F. and Barlaz, M. A. (2016), Environmental Science & Technology, 50(16), 8444-8452.
A batch assay to measure microbial hydrogen sulfide production from sulfur-containing solid wastes
Sun, M. and Sun, W. J. and Barlaz, M. A. (2016), Science of the Total Environment, 551(), 23-31.
Analysis of material recovery facilities for use in life-cycle assessment
Pressley, P. N. and Levis, J. W. and Damgaard, A. and Barlaz, M. A. and DeCarolis, J. F. (2015), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 35(), 307-317.
Characterization of uncertainty in estimation of methane collection from select US landfills
Wang, X. M. and Nagpure, A. S. and DeCarolis, J. F. and Barlaz, M. A. (2015), Environmental Science & Technology, 49(3), 1545-1551.
Decomposition and carbon storage of selected paper products in laboratory-scale landfills
Wang, X. M. and Cruz, F. B. and Ximenes, F. and Barlaz, M. A. (2015), Science of the Total Environment, 532(), 70-79.
Evaluation of copper oxide oxidation for quantification of lignin in municipal solid waste
Cruz, F. B. and Dittmar, T. and Niggemann, J. and Osburn, C. L. and Barlaz, M. A. (2015), Environmental Engineering Science, 32(6), 486-496.
Investigating landfill leachate as a source of trace organic pollutants
Clarke, B. O. and Anumol, T. and Barlaz, M. and Snyder, S. A. (2015), Chemosphere, 127(), 269-275.
Measurement of chemical leaching potential of sulfate from landfill disposed sulfate containing wastes
Sun, W. J. and Barlaz, M. A. (2015), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 36(), 191-196.
Physical and biological release of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from municipal solid waste in anaerobic model landfill reactors
Allred, B. M. and Lang, J. R. and Barlaz, M. A. and Field, J. A. (2015), Environmental Science & Technology, 49(13), 7648-7656.
The decay of wood in landfills in contrasting climates in Australia
Ximenes, F. and Bjordal, C. and Cowie, A. and Barlaz, M. (2015), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 41(), 101-110.
Assessing methods to estimate emissions of non-methane organic compounds from landfills
Saquing, J. M. and Chanton, J. P. and Yazdani, R. and Barlaz, M. A. and Scheutz, C. and Blake, D. R. and Imhoff, P. T. (2014), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 34(11), 2260-2270.
Characterization of salt cake from secondary aluminum production
Huang, X. L. and El Badawy, A. and Arambewela, M. and Ford, R. and Barlaz, M. and Tolaymat, T. (2014), Journal of Hazardous Materials, 273(), 192-199.
Chemical changes during anaerobic decomposition of hardwood, softwood, and old newsprint under mesophilic and thermophilic conditions
Cruz, F. B. and Yelle, D. J. and Gracz, H. S. and Barlaz, M. A. (2014), Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 62(27), 6362-6374.
Evaluation of life cycle inventory data for recycling systems
Brogaard, L. K. and Damgaard, A. and Jensen, M. B. and Barlaz, M. and Christensen, T. H. (2014), Resources Conservation and Recycling, 87(), 30-45.
Municipal solid waste conversion to transportation fuels: a life-cycle estimation of global warming potential and energy consumption
Pressley, P. N. and Aziz, T. N. and DeCarolis, J. F. and Barlaz, M. A. and He, F. and Li, F. X. and Damgaard, A. (2014), Journal of Cleaner Production, 70(), 145-153.
Orthogonal zirconium diol/C18 liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis of poly and perfluoroalkyl substances in landfill leachate
Allred, B. M. and Lang, J. R. and Barlaz, M. A. and Field, J. A. (2014), Journal of Chromatography. A, 1359(), 202-211.
Systematic exploration of efficient strategies to manage solid waste in US municipalities: Perspectives from the solid waste optimization life-cycle framework (SWOLF)
Levis, J. W. and Barlaz, M. A. and DeCarolis, J. F. and Ranjithan, S. R. (2014), Environmental Science & Technology, 48(7), 3625-3631.
Decomposition of forest products buried in landfills
Wang, X. M. and Padgett, J. M. and Powell, J. S. and Barlaz, M. A. (2013), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 33(11), 2267-2276.
Liquid balance monitoring inside conventional, Retrofit, and bio-reactor landfill cells
Abichou, T. and Barlaz, M. A. and Green, R. and Hater, G. (2013), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 33(10), 2006-2014.
Measurement of carbon storage in landfills from the biogenic carbon content of excavated waste samples
Cruz, F. B. and Chanton, J. P. and Barlaz, M. A. (2013), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 33(10), 2001-2005.
Using observed data to improve estimated methane collection from select US landfills
Wang, X. M. and Nagpure, A. S. and DeCarolis, J. F. and Barlaz, M. A. (2013), Environmental Science & Technology, 47(7), 3251-3257.
A generalized multistage optimization modeling framework for life cycle assessment-based integrated solid waste management
Levis, J. W. and Barlaz, M. A. and DeCarolis, J. F. and Ranjithan, S. R. (2013), Environmental Modelling Review & Software: With Environmental Data News, 50(), 51-65.
The Outer Loop bioreactor: A case study of settlement monitoring and solids decomposition
Abichou, T. and Barlaz, M. A. and Green, R. and Hater, G. (2013), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 33(10), 2035-2047.
The effect of aging on the bioavailability of toluene sorbed to municipal solid waste components
Chen, Y. and Knappe, D. R. U. and Barlaz, M. A. (2013), Chemosphere, 90(2), 251-259.
Abiotic and biotic compression of municipal solid waste
Bareither, C. A. and Benson, C. H. and Edil, T. B. and Barlaz, M. A. (2012), Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 138(8), 877-888.
Comparison of Bacteria and Archaea communities in municipal solid waste, individual refuse components, and leachate
Staley, B. F. and Reyes, F. L. and Barlaz, M. A. (2012), FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 79(2), 465-473.
Deer track bioreactor experiment: Field-scale evaluation of municipal solid waste bioreactor performance
Bareither, C. A. and Breitmeyer, R. J. and Benson, C. H. and Barlaz, M. A. and Edil, T. B. (2012), Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 138(6), 658-670.
Fate and transport of phenol in a packed bed reactor containing simulated solid waste
Saquing, J. M. and Knappe, D. R. U. and Barlaz, M. A. (2012), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 32(2), 327-334.
Improved methodology to assess modification and completion of landfill gas management in the aftercare period
Morris, J. W. F. and Crest, M. and Barlaz, M. A. and Spokas, K. A. and Akerman, A. and Yuan, L. (2012), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 32(12), 2364-2373.
Performance evaluation of an anaerobic/aerobic landfill-based digester using yard waste for energy and compost production
Yazdani, R. and Barlaz, M. A. and Augenstein, D. and Kayhanian, M. and Tchobanoglous, G. (2012), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 32(5), 912-919.
A review of approaches for the long-term management of municipal solid waste landfills
Laner, D. and Crest, M. and Scharff, H. and Morris, J. W. F. and Barlaz, M. A. (2012), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 32(3), 498-512.
Critical evaluation of solid waste sample processing for DNA-based microbial community analysis
Staley, B. F. and Saikaly, P. E. and Reyes, F. L. and Barlaz, M. A. (2011), Biodegradation (Dordrecht), 22(1), 189-204.
Effect of spatial differences in microbial activity, pH, and substrate levels on methanogenesis initiation in refuse
Staley, B. F. and Reyes, F. L. and Barlaz, M. A. (2011), Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77(7), 2381-2391.
Is biodegradability a desirable attribute for discarded solid waste? Perspectives from a national landfill greenhouse gas inventory model
Levis, J. W. and Barlaz, M. A. (2011), Environmental Science & Technology, 45(13), 5470-5476.
Observations on the methane oxidation capacity of landfill soils
Chanton, J. and Abichou, T. and Langford, C. and Spokas, K. and Hater, G. and Green, R. and Goldsmith, D. and Barlaz, M. A. (2011), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 31(5), 914-925.
Quantifying the greenhouse gas emission reductions associated with recycling hot mix asphalt
Levis, J. W. and Barlaz, M. A. and Tayebali, A. and Ranjithan, S. R. (2011), Road Materials and Pavement Design, 12(1), 57-77.
Quantitative determination of fluorochemicals in municipal landfill leachates
Huset, C. A. and Barlaz, M. A. and Barofsky, D. F. and Field, J. A. (2011), Chemosphere, 82(10), 1380-1386.
Toward identifying the next generation of superfund and hazardous waste site contaminants
Ela, W. P. and Sedlak, D. L. and Barlaz, M. A. and Henry, H. F. and Muir, D. C. G. and Swackhamer, D. L. and Weber, E. J. and Arnold, R. G. and Ferguson, P. L. and Field, J. A. and Furlong, E. T. and Giesy, J. P. and Halden, R. U. and Henry, T. and Hites, R. A. and Hornbuckle, K. C. (2011), Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(1), 6-10.
What is the most environmentally beneficial way to treat commercial food waste?
Levis, J. W. and Barlaz, M. A. (2011), Environmental Science & Technology, 45(17), 7438-7444.
Wood biodegradation in laboratory-scale landfills
Wang, X. M. and Padgett, J. M. and Cruz, F. B. and Barlaz, M. A. (2011), Environmental Science & Technology, 45(16), 6864-6871.
A performance-based system for the long-term management of municipal waste landfills
Morris, J. W. F. and Barlaz, M. A. (2011), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 31(4), 649-662.
Assessment of the state of food waste treatment in the United States and Canada
Levis, J. W. and Barlaz, M. A. and Themelis, N. J. and Ulloa, P. (2010), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 30(8-9), 1486-1494.
Effect of an acidic and readily-biodegradable non-hazardous industrial process waste on refuse decomposition
Sadri, A. and Staley, B. F. and Barlaz, M. A. and Xu, F. and Hater, G. R. (2010), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 30(3), 389-395.
Effect of biosolids on refuse decomposition and phosphorus cycling
Sadri, A. and Barlaz, M. A. and Hater, G. R. (2010), Waste Management & Research, 28(10), 888-900.
Estimation of waste component-specific landfill decay rates using laboratory-scale decomposition data
Cruz, F. B. and Barlaz, M. A. (2010), Environmental Science & Technology, 44(12), 4722-4728.
Evaluation of landfill gas decay constant for municipal solid waste landfills operated as bioreactors
Tolaymat, T. M. and Green, R. B. and Hater, G. R. and Barlaz, M. A. and Black, P. and Bronson, D. and Powell, J. (2010), Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 60(1), 91-97.
Factors controlling alkylbenzene and tetrachloroethene desorption from municipal solid waste components
Saquing, J. M. and Mitchell, L. A. and Wu, B. Y. and Wagner, T. B. and Knappe, D. R. U. and Barlaz, M. A. (2010), Environmental Science & Technology, 44(3), 1123-1129.
Impact of plastics on fate and transport of organic contaminants in landfills
Saquing, J. M. and Saquing, C. D. and Knappe, D. R. U. and Barlaz, M. A. (2010), Environmental Science & Technology, 44(16), 6396-6402.
LCA comparison of windrow composting of yard wastes with use as alternative daily cover (ADC)
Haaren, R. and Themelis, N. J. and Barlaz, M. (2010), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 30(12), 2649-2656.
Performance of North American bioreactor landfills. I: Leachate hydrology and waste settlement
Bareither, C. A. and Benson, C. H. and Barlaz, M. A. and Edil, T. B. and Tolaymat, T. M. (2010), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 136(8), 824-838.
Performance of North American bioreactor landfills. II: Chemical and biological characteristics
Barlaz, M. A. and Bareither, C. A. and Hossain, A. and Saquing, J. and Mezzari, I. and Benson, C. H. and Tolaymat, T. M. and Yazdani, R. (2010), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 136(8), 839-853.
Transport behavior of surrogate biological warfare agents in a simulated landfill: Effect of leachate recirculation and water infiltration
Saikaly, P. E. and Hicks, K. and Barlaz, M. A. and Reyes, F. L. (2010), Environmental Science & Technology, 44(22), 8622-8628.
Uncertainties associated with the use of optical remote sensing technique to estimate surface emissions in landfill applications
Abichou, T. and Clark, J. and Tan, S. and Chanton, J. and Hater, G. and Green, R. and Goldsmith, D. and Barlaz, M. A. and Swan, N. (2010), Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 60(4), 460-470.
Accumulation and fragmentation of plastic debris in global environments
Barnes, D. K. A. and Galgani, F. and Thompson, R. C. and Barlaz, M. (2009), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 364(1526), 1985-1998.
Composition of municipal solid waste in the United States and implications for carbon sequestration and methane yield
Staley, B. F. and Barlaz, M. A. (2009), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 135(10), 901-909.
Controls on landfill gas collection efficiency: instantaneous and lifetime performance
Barlaz, M. A. and Chanton, J. P. and Green, R. B. (2009), Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 59(12), 1399-1404.
Landfill gas recovery
Barlaz, M. A. (2009), Environmental Science & Technology, 43(9), 2995-2995.
Transport and release of chemicals from plastics to the environment and to wildlife
Teuten, E. L. and Saquing, J. M. and Knappe, D. R. U. and Barlaz, M. A. and Jonsson, S. and Bjorn, A. and Rowland, S. J. and Thompson, R. C. and Galloway, T. S. and Yamashita, R. and Ochi, D. and Watanuki, Y. and Moore, C. and Pham, H. V. and Tana, T. S. and Prudente, M. and Boonyatumanond, R. (2009), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 364(1526), 2027-2045.
Use of life-cycle analysis to support solid waste management planning for Delaware
Kaplan, P. O. and Ranjithan, S. R. and Barlaz, M. A. (2009), Environmental Science & Technology, 43(5), 1264-1270.
Development of a coupled reactor model for prediction of organic contaminant fate in landfills
Lowry, M. I. and Bartelt-Hunt, S. L. and Beaulieu, S. M. and Barlaz, M. A. (2008), Environmental Science & Technology, 42(19), 7444-7451.
A review of chemical warfare agent simulants for the study of environmental behavior
Bartelt-Hunt, S. L. and Knappe, D. R. U. and Barlaz, M. A. (2008), Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 38(2), 112-136.
Development of quantitative real-time PCR assays for detection and quantification of surrogate biological warfare agents in building debris and leachate
Saikaly, P. E. and Barlaz, M. A. and Reyes, F. L. (2007), Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73(20), 6557-6565.
Practice review of five bioreactor/recirculation landfills
Benson, C. H. and Barlaz, M. A. and Lane, D. T. and Rawe, J. M. (2007), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 27(1), 13-29.
Shear strength parameters of municipal solid waste with leachate recirculation
Gabr, M. A. and Hossain, M. S. and Barlaz, M. A. (2007), Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 133(4), 478-484.
Fate of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals in landfills
Bartelt-Hunt, S. L. and Barlaz, M. A. and Knappe, D. R. U. and Kjeldsen, P. (2006), Environmental Science & Technology, 40(13), 4219-4225.
Forest products decomposition in municipal solid waste landfills
Barlaz, M. A. (2006), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 26(4), 321-333.
Policies for strengthening markets for recyclables: A worldwide perspective
Loughlin, D. H. and Barlaz, M. A. (2006), Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 36(4), 287-326.
Release of trace organic compounds during the decomposition of municipal solid waste components
Staley, B. F. and Xu, F. and Cowie, S. J. and Barlaz, M. A. and Hater, G. R. (2006), Environmental Science & Technology, 40(19), 5984-5991.
Shear strength of degraded reconstituted municipal solid waste
Harris, J. M. and Shafer, A. L. and Degroff, W. and Hater, G. R. and Gabr, M. and Barlaz, M. A. (2006), Geotechnical Testing Journal, 29(2), 141-148.
Biodegradation of 1,4-dioxane using trickling filter
Zenker, M. J. and Borden, R. C. and Barlaz, M. A. (2004), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 130(9), 926-931.
Bioreactor landfills: progress continues
Barlaz, M. A. and Reinhart, D. (2004), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 24(9), 859-860.
Effect of cellulose/hemicellulose and lignin on the bioavailability of toluene sorbed to waste paper
Chen, Y. and Knappe, D. R. U. and Barlaz, M. A. (2004), Environmental Science & Technology, 38(13), 3731-3736.
Evaluation of a biologically active cover for mitigation of landfill gas emissions
Barlaz, M. A. and Green, R. B. and Chanton, J. P. and Goldsmith, C. D. and Hater, G. R. (2004), Environmental Science & Technology, 38(18), 4891-4899.
Comparing recycling, composting and landfills
Barlaz, M. A. and Kaplan, P. O. and Ranjithan, S. R. and Rynk, R. (2003), BioCycle, 44(9), 60-.
Distributed model of solid waste anaerobic digestion - Effects of leachate recirculation and pH adjustment
Vavilin, V. A. and Rytov, S. V. and Lokshina, J. Y. and Pavlostathis, S. G. and Barlaz, M. A. (2003), Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 81(1), 66-73.
Evaluating environmental impacts of solid waste management alternatives
Barlaz, M. A. and Kaplan, P. O. and Ranjithan, S. R. and Rynk, R. (2003), BioCycle, 44(10), 52-56.
Integrated solid waste management in the United States
Barlaz, M. and Cekander, G. C. and Vasuki, N. C. (2003), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 129(7), 583-584.
Nitrogen management in bioreactor landfills
Price, G. A. and Barlaz, M. A. and Hater, G. R. (2003), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 23(7), 675-688.
Occurrence and treatment of 1,4-dioxane in aqueous environments
Zenker, M. J. and Borden, R. C. and Barlaz, M. A. (2003), Environmental Engineering Science, 20(5), 423-432.
Relationship of compressibility parameters to municipal solid waste decomposition
Hossain, M. S. and Gabr, M. A. and Barlaz, M. A. (2003), Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 129(12), 1151-1158.
Second Intercontinental Landfill Resarch Symposium Editorial
Barlaz, M. and Reinhart, D. (2003), Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 23(7), 557-559.
Anaerobic biodegradation of aliphatic polyesters: Poly(3- hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyoctanoate) and poly(epsilon- caprolactone)
Federle, T. W. and Barlaz, M. A. and Pettigrew, C. A. and Kerr, K. M. and Kemper, J. J. and Nuck, B. A. and Schechtman, L. A. (2002), Biomacromolecules, 3(4), 813-822.
Critical evaluation of factors required to terminate the postclosure monitoring period at solid waste landfills
Barlaz, M. A. and Rooker, A. P. and Kjeldsen, P. and Gabr, M. A. and Borden, R. C. (2002), Environmental Science & Technology, 36(16), 3457-3464.
Life-cycle-based solid waste management. I: Model development
Solano, E. and Ranjithan, S. R. and Barlaz, M. A. and Brill, E. D. (2002), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 128(10), 981-992.
Life-cycle-based solid waste management. II: Illustrative applications
Solano, E. and Dumas, R. D. and Harrison, K. W. and Ranjithan, S. R. and Barlaz, M. A. and Brill, E. D. (2002), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 128(10), 993-1005.
Modeling cometabolism of cyclic ethers
Zenker, M. J. and Borden, R. C. and Barlaz, M. A. (2002), Environmental Engineering Science, 19(4), 215-228.
Present and long-term composition of MSW landfill leachate: A review
Kjeldsen, P. and Barlaz, M. A. and Rooker, A. P. and Baun, A. and Ledin, A. and Christensen, T. H. (2002), Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 32(4), 297-336.
Refuse decomposition in the presence and absence of leachate recirculation
Mehta, R. and Barlaz, M. A. and Yazdani, R. and Augenstein, D. and Bryars, M. and Sinderson, L. (2002), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 128(3), 228-236.
Decision support tool for life-cycle-based solid waste management
Harrison, K. W. and Dumas, R. D. and Solano, E. and Barlaz, M. A. and Brill, E. D. and Ranjithan, S. R. (2001), Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 15(1), 44-58.
Effects of subsurface heterogeneity on natural bioremediation at a gasoline spill site
Kao, C. M. and Kota, S. and Ress, B. and Barlaz, M. A. and Borden, R. C. (2001), Water Science and Technology, 43(5), 341-348.
Factors controlling alkylbenzene sorption to municipal solid waste
Wu, B. Y. and Taylor, C. M. and Knappe, D. R. U. and Nanny, M. A. and Barlaz, M. A. (2001), Environmental Science & Technology, 35(22), 4569-4576.
Landfill methane oxidation response to vegetation, fertilization, and liming
Hilger, H. A. and Wollum, A. G. and Barlaz, M. A. (2000), Journal of Environmental Quality, 29(1), 324-334.
Methane oxidation and microbial exopolymer production in landfill cover soil
Hilger, H. A. and Cranford, D. F. and Barlaz, M. A. (2000), Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 32(4), 457-467.
Mineralization of 1,4-dioxane in the presence of a structural analog
Zenker, M. J. and Borden, R. C. and Barlaz, M. A. (2000), Biodegradation (Dordrecht), 11(4), 239-246.
Yard trimmings and landfill gas production
Barlaz, M. A. (2000), BioCycle, 41(7), 19-20.
A life-cycle inventory model of municipal solid waste combustion
Harrison, K. W. and Dumas, R. D. and Barlaz, M. A. and Nishtala, S. R. (2000), Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 50(6), 993-1003.
The fate of toluene, acetone and 1,2-dichloroethane in a laboratory-scale simulated landfill
Sanin, D. F. and Knappe, D. R. U. and Barlaz, M. A. (2000), Water Research, 34(12), 3063-3074.
Exopolysaccharide control of methane oxidation in landfill cover soil
Hilger, H. A. and Liehr, S. K. and Barlaz, M. A. (1999), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 125(12), 1113-1123.
Influence of protozoan grazing on contaminant biodegradation
Kota, S. and Borden, R. C. and Barlaz, M. A. (1999), FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 29(2), 179-189.
Life-cycle inventory of a modern municipal solid waste landfill
Camobreco, V. and Ham, R. and Barlaz, M. and Repa, E. and Felker, M. and Rousseau, C. and Rathle, J. (1999), Waste Management & Research, 17(6), 394-408.
Production of non-methane organic compounds during refuse decomposition in a laboratory-scale landfill
Thomas, C. L. and Barlaz, M. A. (1999), Waste Management & Research, 17(3), 205-211.
Anaerobic biodegradability of alkylbenzenes and phenol by landfill derived microorganisms
Wang, Y. S. and Barlaz, M. A. (1998), FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 25(4), 405-418.
Carbon storage during biodegradation of municipal solid waste components in laboratory-scale landfills
Barlaz, M. A. (1998), Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 12(2), 373-380.
Hydrogen sulfide production during decomposition of landfill inputs
Fairweather, R. J. and Barlaz, M. A. (1998), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 124(4), 353-361.
Testing anaerobic biodegradability of polymers in a laboratory scale simulated landfill
Ress, B. B. and Calvert, P. P. and Pettigrew, C. A. and Barlaz, M. A. (1998), Environmental Science & Technology, 32(6), 821-827.
Anaerobic biodegradation of alkylbenzenes in laboratory microcosms representing ambient conditions
Hunt, M. J. and Shafer, M. B. and Barlaz, M. A. and Borden, R. C. (1997), Bioremediation Journal, 1(1), 53-64.
Benzaldehyde degradation under mixed iron reducing / fermentative conditions
Kota, S. and Barlaz, M. A. and Borden, R.C. (1997), Eos (Richmond, Va.), 78(17), S121.
Biodegradability of municipal solid waste components in laboratory-scale landfills
(1997), Environmental Science & Technology, 31(3), 911-917.
Factors limiting intrinsic bioremediation of gasoline-contaminated aquifers
Kota, S. and Hunt, M. J. and Barlaz, M. A. and Borden, R. C. (1997), Report (Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina), (1997), .
Intrinsic bioremediation of gasoline-contaminated aquifers: Biodegradation rate measurement and microbial ecology
Kota, S. and Hunt, M. J. and Barlaz, M. A. and Borden, R. C. (1997), Report (Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina), (308), 63.
Isolation and characterization of refuse methanogens
Ladapo, J. A. and Barlaz, M. A. (1997), Journal of Applied Microbiology, 82(6), 751-758.
Methane potential of food waste and anaerobic toxicity of leachate produced during food waste decomposition
(1997), Waste Management & Research, 15(2), 149-167.
Microbial and geochemical heterogeneity in gasoline contaminated aquifers undergoing intrinsic bioremediation
Ress, B. B. and Kota, S. and Kao, J. and Barlaz, M. A. and Borden, R. C. (1997), Eos (Richmond, Va.), 78(17), S159.
Potential toxicity and aeorbic biodegradability of sodium silicate chemical grout leachate
Malone, J. M. and St. John, T. and Barlaz, M. A. and Borden, R. H. (1997), Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 16(3), 442-446.

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Grants

Development of a Life-Cycle Model for Open Dumps and Informal Waste Collection
RTI International (aka Research Triangle Institute)(10/14/16 - 9/30/17)
Development of a Predictive Model to Estimate Emissions from Open Dumps in Emerging Economies
Procter & Gamble Co.(3/17/15 - 12/31/17)
Maximizing Energy for Waste While Minimizing Life-Cycle Environmental Burdens and Cost
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(12/09/14 - 2/28/19)
UNDERSTANDING AND PREDICTING TEMPERATURES IN MUNICIAPL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS
Environmental Research & Education Foundation(12/15/14 - 12/31/18)
Solid Waste Management Planning for Wake County in Consideration of Cost, Energy and Environmental Emissions
Wake County(7/01/14 - 12/31/17)
SAVI: International Institute for Solid Waste Management Life-Cycle Modeling
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/15/14 - 7/31/19)
Life-Cycle Analysis of Alternatives for Food Waste Management
Covanta Energy Corporation(10/14/13 - 5/31/15)
Development of Methods to Measure the Hydrogen Sulfide Production Potential of Sulfur-Containing Wastes
Environmental Research & Education Foundation(8/15/12 - 7/31/15)
Development of Methods to Measure Anaerobic Biodegradability Under Simulated Landfill Conditions
Plastics Environmental Council(8/01/11 - 8/28/13)
Utilizing Municipal Solid Waste as a Biofuel Feedstock
Biofuels Center of North Carolina(7/01/11 - 4/30/13)