Wayne Robarge

Wayne P. Robarge Soil Physical Chemistry

Dr Wayne P. Robarge
Soil Physical Chemistry

Soil Physical Chemistry

3406 Williams Hall
Campus Box 7620
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7620

Office Phone: 919.515.1454
Email: wayne_robarge@ncsu.edu

 

 

Specialty: Soil Physical Chemistry

Research emphasis is placed on environmental chemistry and soil physical chemistry. Recent projects dealing with environmental chemistry include emissions of ammonia from swine lagoons; temporal and spatial patterns in ambient ammonia and ammonium aerosol concentrations across eastern North Carolina; a nitrogen budget for the Coastal Plain river basins of North Carolina using a Geographical Information System (GIS); dry deposition of ammonia and ammonium aerosols to crop and woodland canopies; the trace metal content of fertilizer source materials produced in North America; and the issue of whether perchlorate is present in fertilizer source materials and fertilizer blends produced and marketed in North America.

Research projects dealing with soil physical chemistry currently include the use of simulants to determine the fate and transport of chemical warfare agents in soils; and an investigation of the redox chemistry of swine lagoons. Other research interests include modeling of solute-surface interactions in soil, application of chemical speciation models to soil systems, and characterization of the root-soil interface.

 

Publications

Academic – Books or Book Chapters

  • Hall, W.L., Jr. and Robarge, W.P. (Editors). 2003. Environmental Impact of Fertilizer on Soil and Water. ACS Symposium Series 872. Amercian Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. pp.277.
  • Robarge, W.P. (one of 16 co-authors). 2003. Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations. Current Knowledge, Future Needs. Ad-Hoc Committee on Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations. National Research Council of the National Academies. The National Academies Press. Washington, D.C. pp. 263.
  • Robarge, W.P. 2003. Soil chemistry and mineralogy: Precipitation-dissolution processes. IN Encyclopedia of Soils. Elsevier Science. New York.
  • Robarge, W.P. 2003. Solubility of minerals. IN Encyclopedia of Soil Science (online edition). Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York.
  • Robarge, W.P., Boos, D. and Proctor, C. 2003. Determination of trace metal content of fertilizer source materials produced in North America. IN. Hall, W.L., Jr. and Robarge, W.P. (Eds). Environmental Impact of Fertilizer on Soil and Water. ACS Symposium Series 872. Amercian Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. p 75-89.
  • Robarge, W.P. (one of 16 authors, chaired by Hagenstein, PR). The Scientific Basis for Estimating Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations. National Research Council, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2002.

 

Research – Refereed Journals

  • Robarge, W.P., Walker, J.T., Shendrikar, A., and Kimball, H. 2006. Inorganic PM2.5 at an agricultural site. Environ. Pollution. 136: 258-271.
  • Yu, S., R. Dennis, S. Roselle, A. Nenes, J. Walker, B. Eder, K. Schere, J. Swall, and W. Robarge. 2005. An assessment of the ability of three-dimensional air quality models with current thermodynamic equilibrium models to predict aerosol NO3 , J. Geophys. Res., 110, D07S13, doi:10.1029/2004JD004718.
  • Walker, J. T., D. R. Whitall, W. P. Robarge, and H. W. Paerl. 2004. Ambient ammonia and ammonium aerosol across a region of variable ammonia emission density. Atmos. Environ. 38:1235-1246.
  • Walker, J.T., Whitall, D.R., Robarge, W.P. and Paerl, H.W. 2003. Ambient ammonia and ammonium aerosol in an agricultural region of the Southest United States. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference Air Pollution from Agricultural Operations-III. October 12-15, 2003. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. p. 242-248.
  • Weber, L.D., Robarge, W.P., Hall, W.L., Jr. and Averitt, D. 2003. Perchlorate in fertilizer? A product defense story. IN. Hall, W.L., Jr. and Robarge, W.P. (Eds). Environmental Impact of Fertilizer on Soil and Water. ACS Symposium Series 872. Amercian Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. p 32-44.
  • Robarge, W.P., Walker, J.T., McCullock, R.B. and Murray, G. 2002. Atmospheric concentrations of ammonia and ammonium at an agricultural site in the southeast United States. Atmospheric Environment. 36:1661-1674.
  • Arogo, J., P.W. Westerman, A.J. Heber, W.P. Robarge, and J.J. Classen. 2001. Ammonia in Animal Production x{2013} A Review. ASAE Meeting Paper No. 01-4089. St. Joseph, MI; ASAE. 51 pg.
  • Collette, T.W., Robarge, W.P., and Urbansky, E.T. 2001. Ion Chromatographic Determination of Perchlorate: Analysis of Fertilizers and Related Materials. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development, Cincinnati, OH. 45268. EPA/600/R-01/026.
  • Urbansky, E.T., Collette, T.W., Robarge, W.P., Hall, W.L., Skillen, J.M., and Kane, P.F. 2001. Survey of Fertilizers and Related Materials for Perchlorate. Final Report. May 2001. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development, Cincinnati, OH. 45268. EPA/600/R-01/049.
  • Jones, M.L., S.K. Liehr, J.J. Classen and W. Robarge. 2000. Mechanisms of dinitrogen gas formation in anaerobic lagoons. Adv. In Environ. Res. 4:133-139.
  • Robarge, W.P., R.B. McCulloch, and W. Cure. 2000. Atmospheric concentrations of ammonia and ammonium aerosols in eastern North Carolina. Am. Soc. Ag. Eng. Proceedings. Pages 10 x{2013} 18.
  • Beck, M.A., W.P. Robarge, and S.W. Buol. 1999. Phosphorus retention and release of anions and organic carbon by two Andisols. European J. Soil Sci. 50:157-164.
  • Duffera, M., and W.P. Robarge. 1999. Effect of soil management practices on phosphorus sorption characteristics of the highland plateau soils of Ethiopia. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 63(5):1455-1462.
  • Duffera, M., and W.P. Robarge. 1999. Soil characteristics and management effects on phosphorus sorption by highland plateau soils of Ethiopia. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 63(5):1455-1462.
  • Duffera, M., W.P. Robarge, and R.L. Mikkelsen. 1999. Greenhouse Evaluation of Processed Swine Lagoon Solids as a Fertilizer Source. J. Plant Nutrition. 22: 1701-1715.
  • Duffera, M., W.P. Robarge, R.L. Mikkelsen .1999. Estimating the availability of nutrients from processed swine lagoon solids through incubation studies. Bioresource Technology. 70: 261-268.
  • Duffera, M., W.P. Robarge, R.L. Mikkelsen. 1999. Estimating the availability of nutrients from processed swine lagoon solids through incubation studies. Bioresource Technology. 70:216-268.
  • Pleshanov, P. G., V. A. Knyazhev, A. A. Khadartsev, O. A. Lyaskina, D. Sayers, W. Zhou, D. L. Hesterberg, W. P. Robarge, YU. A. Bykovskiy, V. D. Peklenkov, I. YU. Konyukhov, and D. V. Ponomarenko. 1998. Chemical compounds and heavy element concentrations in the Tula region’s soil samples estimated using laser mass-spectrometry and X-ray spectroscopy, using synchronous emission. Translated Title: “Announcements of New Medical Technology” 1:126-130 (in Russian).
  • Hesterberg, D., D. E. Sayers, W. Zhou, G. M. Plummer, and W. P. Robarge. 1997. X-ray absorption spectroscopy of lead and zinc speciation in a contaminated groundwater aquifer. Environmental Science and Technology 31:2840-2846.

Research – Peer Reviewed Proceedings

  • Warren, S. L., A. Amoozegar, W. P. Robarge, C. P. Niewoehner, W. M. Reece. 2004. Effect of graywater on growth and appearance of ornamental landscape plants. p. 647-654. In K. R. Mankin (ed.) Proc. of the 10th National Symp. on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems. Am. Soc. Agric. Am. Soc. Agric. Engr., St. Joseph, MI.
  • Robarge, W.P. M. Duffera, D. Boos and C. Proctor. 2000. Fertilizer under siege: Trace metals and perchlorates. Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the Fertilizer Industry Round Table 2000. Oct. 4 – 6, 2000, New Orleans, LA. pp. 96-104.