Journal Publications

Gao, H., LaVergne, J.M., Carpenter, C.M.G., Desai, R., Zhang, X., Gray, K., Helbling, D.E., and G.F. Wells (2019) “Exploring co-occurrence patterns between organic micropollutants and bacterial community structure in a mixed-use watershed,” Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, DOI: 10.1039/c8em00588e.

Liu, L., Helbling, D.E., Kohler, H.-P.E., and B. Smets. (2019) “Modelling carbofuran biotransformation by Novosphingobium sp. KN65.2 in the presence of coincidental carbon and indigenous microbes,” Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 5, 798–807.

Alzate-Sanchez, D.M., Ling, Y., Li, C., Frank, B.P., Bleher, R., Fairbrother, H., Helbling, D.E., and W.R. Dichtel. (2019) “β-Cyclodextrin polymers on microcrystalline cellulose as a granular media for organic micropollutant removal from water,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 8, 8089-8096.

Ling, Y., Klemes, M., Steinschneider, S., Dichtel, W.R., and D.E. Helbling. (2019) “QSARs to predict adsorption affinity of organic micropollutants for activated carbon and β-cyclodextrin polymer adsorbents,” Water Research, 154, 217-226.

Carpenter, C.M.G., Wong, L.Y.J., Johnson, C., and D.E. Helbling. (2019) “Fall Creek Monitoring Station: Highly resolved temporal sampling to prioritize the identification of non-target micropollutants,” Environmental Science & Technology, 53(1), 77−87. Selected for ACS Editors' Choice (December 12, 2018).

Ji, W., Xiao, L., Ling, Y., Ching, C., Matsumoto, M., Bisbey, R.P., Helbling, D.E., and W.R. Dichtel. (2018) “Removal of GenX  and perfluorinated alkyl substances from water by amine-functionalized covalent organic frameworks,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(40), 12677−12681.

Klemes, M.J., Ling, Y., Chiapasco, M., Alsbaiee, A., Helbling, D.E., and W.R. Dichtel. (2018) “Phenolation of cyclodextrin polymers controls their lead and organic micropollutant adsorption,” Chemical Science, 9, 8883–8889.

Wang, Y., Lai, A., Latino, D., Fenner, K., and D.E. Helbling. (2018) “Evaluating the environmental parameters that determine aerobic biodegradation half-lives of pesticides in soil with a multivariable approach,” Chemosphere, 209 (2018) 430-438.

Carpenter, C.M.G. and D.E. Helbling (2018) "Widespread micropollutant monitoring in the Hudson River Estuary reveals spatiotemporal micropollutant clusters and their sources," Environmental Science & Technology, 52(11), 6187–6196.

Li, C., Klemes, M.J., Dichtel, W.R., and D.E. Helbling. (2018) "Tetrafluoroterephthalonitrile-crosslinked β-cyclodextrin polymers for efficient extraction and recovery of organic micropollutants from water," Journal of Chromatography A, 1541(2018) 52–56.

Oetjen, K., Danforth, C., McLaughlin, M., Nell, M., Blotevogel, J., Helbling, D.E., Mueller, D., and C.P. Higgins. (2017) “Emerging analytical methods for the characterization and quantification of organic contaminants in flowback and produced water,” Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 15(2017), 12-23.

Ling, Y., Klemes, M.J., Xiao, L., Alsbaiee, A., Dichtel, W.R., and D.E. Helbling. (2017) “Benchmarking micropollutant removal by activated carbon and porous β-cyclodextrin polymers under environmentally relevant scenarios,” Environmental Science & Technology, 51(13), 7590–7598.

Xiao, L., Ling, Y., Alsbaiee, A., Li, C., Helbling, D.E., and W.R. Dichtel. (2017) “A β-cyclodextrin polymer network sequesters PFOA at environmentally relevant concentrations,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(23), 7689–7692. Selected for ACS Editors' Choice (June 6, 2017).

Carpenter, C.M.G. and D.E. Helbling. (2017) "Removal of micropollutants in biofilters: hydrodynamic effects on biofilm assembly and functioning," Water Research, 120, 211-221. 

Pochodylo, A.L., and D.E. Helbling. (2017) “Emerging Investigators Series: Prioritization of suspect hits in a sensitive suspect screening workflow for comprehensive micropollutant characterization in environmental samples,” Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 3, 54-65. Featured on the Cover of the Journal; Featured as part of Emerging Investigators Series.

Men, Y., Achermann, S., Helbling, D.E., Johnson, D.R., and K. Fenner. (2017) “Relative contribution of ammonia oxidizing bacteria and other members of nitrifying activated sludge communities to micropollutant biotransformation,” Water Research, 109, 217-226.

Wang, M. and D.E. Helbling (2016) "A non-target approach to identify disinfection byproducts of structurally similar sulfonamide antibiotics," Water Research, 102, 241-251.

Men, Y., Han, P., Helbling, D.E., Jehmlich, N., Herbold, C., Gulde, R., Onnis-Hayden, A., Gu, A.Z., Johnson, D.R., Wagner, M., and K. Fenner (2016) "Biotransformation of two pharmaceuticals by the ammonia-oxidizing archaeon Nitrososphaera gargensis," Environmental Science & Technology, 50(9), 4682-4692.

Gulde, R., Meier, U., Schymanski, E.L., Kohler, H.-P.E., Helbling, D.E., Derrer, S., Rentsch, D., and K. Fenner. (2016) "Systematic exploration of biotransformation reactions of amine-containing micropollutants in activated sludge," Environmental Science & Technology, 50(6), 2908-2920.

Alsbaiee, A., Smith, B.J., Xiao, L., Ling, Y., Helbling, D.E., and W.R. Dichtel. (2016) "Rapid removal of organic micropollutants from water by a porous β-cyclodextrin polymer," Nature, 529, 190-194. Featured on the Cover of the Journal; Highlighted as “Highly Cited Paper” in the field of Environment/Ecology (Web of Science)

Johnson, D.R., Helbling, D.E., Men, Y., and K. Fenner. (2015) “Can meta-omics help to establish causality between contaminant biotransformations and genes or gene products?,” Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 1, 272–278.

D.E. Helbling. (2015) “Bioremediation of pesticide-contaminated water resources: the challenge of low concentrations,” Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 33 142-148.

Helbling, D.E., Johnson, D.R., Lee, T.K., Scheidegger, A., and K. Fenner. (2015) “A framework for establishing predictive relationships between specific bacterial 16S rRNA sequence abundances and biotransformation rates,” Water Research, 70 471-484.

Johnson, D.R., Helbling, D.E., Lee, T.K., Park, J., Fenner, K., Kohler, H.-P.E. and M. Ackermann. (2015) “Association of biodiversity with the rates of micropollutant biotransformations among full-scale wastewater treatment plant communities,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81(2) 666-675.

Johnson, D.R., Lee, T.K., Park, J., Fenner, K., and D.E. Helbling. (2015) “The functional and taxonomic richness of wastewater treatment plant microbial communities are associated with each other and with ambient nitrogen and carbon availability,” Environmental Microbiology, 17(12) 4851-4860.

Gulde, R., Helbling, D.E., Scheidegger, A., and K. Fenner. (2014) "pH-dependent biotransformation of ionizable organic micropollutants in activated sludge," Environmental Science & Technology, 48(23) 13760-13768. Second Runner-Up, ES&T Editor’s Choice Award – Best Environmental Science Paper of 2014

Liu, L., Helbling, D.E., Kohler, H.-P.E., and B. Smets.  (2014) “A model framework to describe growth-linked biodegradation of trace-level pollutants in the presence of coincidental carbon substrates and microbes,” Environmental Science & Technology, 48(22) 13358-13366.

Nguyen, T.P.O., Helbling, D.E., Bers, K., Fida, T., Wattiez, R., Kohler, H.-P.E., De Mot, R., and D. Springael. (2014) “Genetic and metabolic analysis of the carbofuran catabolic pathway in Novosphingobium sp. KN65.2,” Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(19) 8235-8253.

Madureira, D.J., Weiss, F.T., Van Midwoud, P., Helbling, D.E., Sturla, S., and K. Schirmer. (2014) “A systems toxicology approach to understand the kinetics of benzo(a)pyrene uptake, biotransformation and DNA adduct formation in a liver cell model,” Chemical Research in Toxicology, 27(3) 443-453.

Kolvenbach, B.A., Helbling, D.E., Kohler, H.-P.E., and P.F.-X. Corvini. (2014) “Emerging chemicals and the evolution of biodegradation capacities and pathways in bacteria,” Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 27 8-14.

Helbling, D.E., Hammes, F., Egli, T., and H.-P.E. Kohler. (2014) “Kinetics and yields of pesticide biodegradation at low substrate concentrations and under conditions restricting assimilable organic carbon,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80(4) 1306-1313.

Benner, J., Helbling, D.E., Kohler, H.-P.E., Wittebol, J., Kaiser, E., Prasse, C., Ternes, T.A., Albers, C.N., Aamand, J., Horemans, B., Springael, D., Walravens, E., and N. Boon. (2013) “Is biological treatment a viable alternative for micropollutant removal in drinking water treatment processes?,” Water Research, 47(16) 5955-5976.

Helbling, D.E., Johnson, D.R., Honti, M., and K. Fenner. (2012) “Micropollutant biotransformation kinetics  associate with WWTP process parameters and microbial community characteristics,” Environmental Science & Technology, 46(19) 10579-10588. 

Helbling, D.E., Ackermann, M., Fenner, K., Kohler, H-P.E., and D.R. Johnson. (2011) “The activity level of a microbial community function can be predicted from its metatranscriptome,”  International Society of Microbial Ecology Journal, 6(4) 902-904.

Kern, S., Baumgartner, R., Helbling, D.E., Hollender, J., Singer, H., Loos, M., Schwarzenbach, R., and K. Fenner. (2010) “A tiered procedure for assessing the formation of biotransformation products of pharmaceuticals and biocides during activated sludge treatment,”  Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12(11) 2100-2111.

Helbling, D.E., Hollender, J., Kohler, H-P.E., and K. Fenner. (2010) “A structure-based interpretation of biotransformation pathways of amide-containing compounds in sludge-seeded bioreactors,”  Environmental Science & Technology, 44(17) 6628-6635.

Helbling, D.E., Hollender, J., Kohler, H-P.E., Singer, H., and K. Fenner. (2010) “High-throughput identification of microbial transformation products of organic micropollutants,” Environmental Science & Technology, 44(17) 6621-6627.  ES&T Editor’s Choice Award – Best Environmental Science Paper of 2010

Helbling, D.E. and J.M. VanBriesen. (2009) “Modeling residual chlorine response to a microbial contamination event in drinking water distribution systems,” Journal of Environmental Engineering, 135(10) 918-927.

Helbling, D.E. and J.M. VanBriesen. (2007) “Free chlorine demand and cell survival of microbial suspensions,” Water Research, 41(19) 4424-4434.