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Marc A. Edwards

Charles Lunsford Professor
  • University Distinguished Professor
Marc A. Edwards, University Distinguished Professor
407 Durham Hall,
Blacksburg, VA, USA 24061
Mail Code: (0246)

Program Area : Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Personal Homepage : http://bit.do/edwards-cv

Area of Interest

Water treatment, corrosion, arsenic removal, applied aquatic chemistry

  • B.S. in Bio-Physics. SUNY Buffalo (with honors), 1986
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, 1988
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, 1991
  • University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Tech, 1/17-present
  • Lunsford Professor of Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2/05-1/17
  • Professor, Virginia Tech, 8/01-Present
  • Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, 8/97-8/01
  • Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder, 6/92-8/97
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Washington, 11/91-6/92
  • Senior Engineer, James M. Montgomery Consulting Engineers, 1/91-11/91
  • Research Assistant, University of Washington, 6/86-1/91
  • 2019 Hoover Medal. For great, unselfish acts advancing the well-being of humanity.
  • 2019 Honorary PhD. Ripon College.
  • 2018 Honorary Member. Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society.
  • 2018 UPCEA Engagement Award. Flint Water Study Team.
  • 2018 Honorary PhD. Clarkson University.
  • 2018 Distinguished Public Service Award. University South Florida.
  • 2018 Water Quality Association Honorary Membership Award.
  • 2018 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award. AAAS.
  • 2017 Engagement Award. University Professional and Continuing Education Association-South
  • 2017 Visionary of the Year. League of Wisconsin Voters.
  • 2017 University Professional and Continuing Education Association-Engagement Award
  • 2017 Inaugural Disobedience Award. MIT.
  • 2017 Honorary PhD. SUNY Buffalo.
  • 2017 Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize
  • 2017 Engineering News Record Award of Excellence.
  • 2017 Outstanding Reviewer. Environmental Science: WR&T
  • 2017 Most Inspirational People Emerging in 2016. Washington Post.
  • 2017 Engineering News Record Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year
  • 2017 Virginia's Outstanding Scientists for 2016.
  • 2016 National Hero Award. Childhood Lead Action Project.
  • 2016 Time Person of the Year Short-List (Flint Whistleblowers)
  • 2016 Laurence E. Richardson Open Government Award. Virginia Coalition for Open Gov.
  • 2016 Leading Global Thinkers. Foreign Policy Magazine.
  • 2016 Detroit Audubon. Conservationist of the Year Award.
  • 2016 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award. Social Progress.
  • 2016 Excellence in Review Award. Env. Sci. and Technology.
  • 2016 David P. Rall Award for Public Health Advocacy. American Public Health Assoc.
  • 2016 Politico 50. Politico Magazine.
  • 2016 G. Brooks Earnest Technical Lecture Award. Ohio Section ASCE.
  • 2016 Jean and Leslie Douglas Pearl Award. Cornell Douglas Foundation.
  • 2016 Outstanding Contribution to Env. Eng. Education Award. AEESP.
  • 2016 Excellence in Justice Award. Indiana State University Law School.
  • 2016 Alfred Humanitarian Award. Greater Flint Foundation.
  • 2016 President's Medal. American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • 2016 Rotary Award. Blacksburg Chapter.
  • 2016 50 Greatest Leaders in the World. Fortune Magazine.
  • 2016 100 Most Influential People in the World. Time Magazine.
  • 2016 Ut Prosim Award. Inaugural award given by Virginia Tech.
  • 2016 Erchul Environmental Leadership Award. Virginia Military Institute.
  • 2016 Virginia Newsmaker of the Year Award. Virginia Professional Communicators.
  • 2016 Dean's Award for Outreach Excellence. Virginia Tech.
  • 2016 National Center for Health Research. Health Policy Hero Award.
  • 2016 American Society for Public Administration. Public Integrity Award
  • 2016 Ethics Education Exemplar. National Academy of Engineering.
  • 2016 Celia M. Turner Humanitarian Award. Flint Branch NAACP.
  • 2016 Outstanding Paper in J. American Water Works Association
  • 2016 Giraffe Hero Commendation.
  • 2016 Water is Life Award for work in Flint. ACLU-Michigan.
  • 2015 AEESP-Malcolm Pirnie Frontier of Research Award
  • 2014 Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists. Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • 2013 XCaliber Certicate of Teaching Excellence. Virginia Tech. Joint recognition with co-instructor Lambrinidou for Graduate Ethics Course.
  • 2013 Barus Award for Defending the Public Interest at Great Personal Risk. IEEE Social Implications of Technology.
  • 2012 Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising. Virginia Tech
  • 2011 Outstanding Paper in J. American Water Works Association. Water Science and Research Division.
  • 2010 Outstanding Dissertation Advisor Award. Virginia Tech.
  • 2010 Best Science Paper, Environmental Science and Technology.
  • 2010 Praxis Award in Professional Ethics. Villanova University.
  • 2008 National Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Technical Achievement Award.
  • 2008 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.
  • 2007 Outstanding Faculty Member Award. State of Virginia Council on Higher Education.
  • 2006 Alumni Award for Research Excellence. Virginia Tech.
  • 2006 Outstanding Paper in J. American Water Works Association-Water Quality Division.
  • 2005 Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. For service as board member and President of the Association.
  • 2004 World's Leading Innovators in Water. Time Magazine.
  • 2003-2005 President. Association of Environmental Eng. and Science Professors (AEESP)
  • 2003 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research. Virginia Tech.
  • 2003 Walter L. Huber Research Prize from American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2002 Vice-president Association of Environmental Eng. and Science Professors (AEESP)
  • 2000 Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. For service as Chair of the AEESP Awards Committee
  • 1996 National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship. Awarded by the White House/NSF for work on corrosion in water distribution systems.
  • 1995 National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  • 1995 Outstanding Paper in Journal American Water Works Association
  • 1994 Outstanding Paper in Journal American Water Works Association.
  • 1992 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award. Assoc. of Environmental Engineering Professors
  • 1992 Academic Achievement Award. Outstanding Dissertation. 2nd Place American Water Works Association
  • 1990 H.P. Eddy Medal. Outstanding Paper in Journal Water Pollution Control Federation.
  • 1989 Outstanding MS Thesis award. Water Pollution Control Federation.
  • CEE 5144 : Unit Operations and Processes Laboratory
  • CEE 6104 : Advanced Environmental Chemistry
  • CEE 3104 : Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 4104 : Water and Wastewater Treatment Design
  • CEE 2804 : Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 2804 : Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 2804 : Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • National Science Foundation: Learning to Listen: Bridging the Gap Between Scientists, Engineers and Society
  • Water Research Foundation: Water Quality Problems in Green Buildings
  • Water Research Foundation: Hexavlent Chromium in Drinking Water
  • Water Research Foundation. Non-Intrusive Methods for Testing Lead and Copper Corrosion.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Empirical and Legal Evaluation of Public Health Protection Under the Federal Lead and Copper Rule
  • National Science Foundation. Harnessing Microbial Ecology for the Inhibition of Opportunistic Pathogens in Premise Plumbing (Amy Pruden PI)
  • Copper Development Association. Granular Activated Carbon to Mitigate Copper Leaching
  • International Copper Association. Inhibition of Copper Pinhole Leaks
  • National Institutes of Health. Neural Tube Defects In Mice From Tap Water
  • National Science Foundation: Acute and Chronic Health Effects From Lead In Drinking Water Of Schools and Day Care Facilities: Detection, Bio-Availability, And Predicted Impacts On Blood Lead
  • Garner E; Chen C; Xia K; Bowers J; Engelthaler DM; McLain J; Edwards MA; Pruden A. (2018). Metagenomic Characterization of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Full-Scale Reclaimed Water Distribution Systems and Corresponding Potable Systems. Environ Sci Technol, 52(11), 6113-6125. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b05419
  • Pieper, K. J., Nystrom, V. E., Parks, J., Jennings, K., Faircloth, H., Morgan, J. B., .Edwards, M. A. (2018). Elevated Lead in Water of Private Wells Poses Health Risks: Case Study in Macon County, North Carolina. Environmental Science and Technology, 52(7), 4350-4357. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b05812
  • Dai, D., Proctor, C. R., Williams, K., Edwards, M. A., & Pruden, A. (2018). Mediation of effects of biofiltration on bacterial regrowth, Legionella pneumophila, and the microbial community structure under hot water plumbing conditions. Environmental Science-Water Research & Technology, 4(2), 183-194. doi:10.1039/c7ew00301c
  • Tang, M., Wang, F., & Edwards, M. (2018). In Situ Remediation of Iron Pipe Leaks with Calcium Carbonate, Silica, and Wood Ash Particles in Potable Water Systems. Environmental Engineering Science, 35(1), 11-18.
  • Richards, C. S., Wang, F., Becker, W. C., & Edwards, M. A. (2018). A 21st-Century Perspective on Calcium Carbonate Formation in Potable Water Systems. Environmental Engineering Science, 35(3), 143-158. doi:10.1089/ees.2017.0115
  • Tang, M. V Nystrom, K Pieper, J Parks, B Little, R Guilliams, T Esqueda and M. Edwards. The relationship between discolored water from corrosion of old iron pipe and source water conditions. Environmental Engineering Science 35 (9), 943-952 DOI: 10.1089/ees.2017.0435.
  • Roy, S., and MA Edwards, Interactive Effects of Water Chemistry, Hydrodynamics, and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Causing Erosion Corrosion of Copper in Hot Water Recirculation Systems: Case Study and Experimental Work, CORROSION. 2018;74(11):1288-1306. https://doi.org/10.5006/2937
  • Dai, D., WJ Rhoads, MA Edwards MA, A. Pruden. Shotgun Metagenomics Reveals Taxonomic and Functional Shifts in Hot Water Microbiome Due to Temperature Setting and Stagnation. Front Microbiol. 2018 Nov 13;9:2695. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02695.
  • Goodwill., JE., M. Hagemann, M. Edwards and DA Reckhow. Quantifying and contextualizing disinfection byproducts during the Flint Water Crisis: a case study, and framework for broader application. Aqua 67(7) 2018 DOI: 10.2166/aqua.2018.075
  • Garner., E., J. McLain, J. Bowers, D. Engelthaler, M. Edward and A. Pruden. Microbial Ecology and Water Chemistry Impact Regrowth of Opportunistic Pathogens in Full-Scale Reclaimed Water Distribution Systems Environ. Sci. Technol. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b02818
  • Parks, J., KJ. Pieper, A. Katner, M. Tang and M. Edwards, Potential Challenges Meeting the American Academy of Pediatrics' Lead in School Drinking Water Goal of 1 μg/L, CORROSION. 2018;74(8):914-917.
  • Roy, S. J. M. Coyne, JA Novak and M. Edwards. Flow-induced failure mechanisms of copper pipe in potable water systems Corrosion Reviews, 36(5) 449–481 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1515/corrrev-2017-0120.
  • Jarvis, P., K Quy, J. Macadema, M. Edwards and M. Smith. Intake of lead (Pb) from tap water of homes with leaded and low lead plumbing systems. Science of The Total Environment. 644 (10) 2018 1346-1356 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.064.
  • Garner E, Inyang M, Garvey E, Parks J, Glover C, Grimaldi A, Dickenson E, Sutherland J, Salveson A, Edwards M, Pruden A. Impact of blending for direct potable reuse on premise plumbing microbial ecology and regrowth of opportunistic pathogens and antibiotic resistant bacteria.. Water Res. 2019 Mar 15;151:75-86. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.12.003. 2018.
  • Tang, M., P. Sinsheimer, E. Sarver, J. Parks and M. Edwards. Evaluating "Lead-Free" Brass Performance in Potable Water. CORROSION. 865-875 75(7) 2019. https://doi.org/10.5006/3060
  • Siddhartha Roy, Philip A. Smith, Gregory R. House, Marc A. Edwards, Cavitation and Erosion Corrosion Resistance of Nonleaded Alloys in Chlorinated Potable Water, CORROSION. 2019;75(4):424-435.
  • Pieper, K.J., A. Katner, R. Kriss, M. Tang and M. Edwards. Understanding lead in water and avoidance strategies: a United States perspective for informed decision-making. Journal of Water and Health. doi: 10.2166/wh.2019.272 (2019).
  • Roy, S., and M. Edwards. Preventing another lead (Pb) in drinking water crisis: Lessons from the Washington D.C. and Flint MI contamination events. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health. Volume 7, February 2019, Pages 34-44 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2018.10.002
  • Roy, S., and M. Edwards. Lead release to potable water during the Flint, Michigan water crisis as revealed by routine biosolids monitoring data. Water Research. Volume 160, 1 September 2019, Pages 475-483 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2019.05.091
  • Pieper KJ, M. Tang, C.N. Jones, S. Weiss, A. Greene, H. Mohsin, J. Parks and M. Edwards Impact of Road Salt on Drinking Water Quality and Infrastructure Corrosion in Private Wells.. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 Dec 18;52(24):14078-14087. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b04709.
  • Pieper, K., R. Martin, M. Tang, L. Walters, J. Parks, S. Roy, C. Devine and M. Edwards. Evaluating Water Lead Levels During the Flint Water Crisis. Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00791
  • Katner A, Pieper K, Brown K, Lin H, Parks J, Wang X, Hu C, Masters S, Mielke H, Edwards M. 2018. Effectiveness of prevailing flush guidelines to prevent exposure to lead in tap water. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(7):1537-1559. DOI:10.3390/ijerph15071537
  • Ji. P., WJ Rhoads, MA Edwards, A. Pruden. Effect of heat shock on hot water plumbing microbiota and Legionella pneumophila control. (2017) Microbiome 6 (1), 30
  • Grasley; Z., Jeffry Livingston Rose; Marc Edwards; Min Tang and Fei Wang. Accelerated autogenous healing of concrete pipe sections with crack and decalcification damage. Accepted for publication in Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.
  • Buse, H. Y., Ji, P., Gomez-Alvarez, V., Pruden, A., Edwards, M. A., & Ashbolt, N. J. (2017). Effect of temperature and colonization of Legionella pneumophila and Vermamoeba vermiformis on bacterial community composition of copper drinking water biofilms. Microbial Biotechnology, 10(4), 773-788. doi:10.1111/1751-7915.12457
  • Ji, P., Rhoads, W. J., Edwards, M. A., & Pruden, A. (2017). Impact of water heater temperature setting and water use frequency on the building plumbing microbiome. ISME JOURNAL, 11(6), 1318-1330. doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.14
  • Rhoads, W. J., Pruden, A., & Edwards, M. K. (2017). Interactive Effects of Corrosion, Copper, and Chloramines on Legionella and Mycobacteria in Hot Water Plumbing. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(12), 7065-7075. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b05616
  • Tang, M., & Edwards, M. (2017). Impact of Leak Size, Pipe Wall Thickness, Water Pressure, and Leak Orientation on Autogenous Metallic Pipe Leak Repair. CORROSION, 73(7), 868-879.doi:10.5006/2323
  • Dai, D., Prussin, A. J., Marr, L. C., Vikesland, P. J., Edwards, M. A., & Pruden, A. (2017). Factors Shaping the Human Exposome in the Built Environment: Opportunities for Engineering Control. Environmental Science & Technology 51(14), 7759-7774. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b01097
  • Wang, F., Devine, C. L., & Edwards, M. A. (2017). Effect of Corrosion Inhibitors on In Situ Leak Repair by Precipitation of Calcium Carbonate in Potable Water Pipelines. Environmental Science & Technology 51(15), 8561-8568. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b01380
  • Tang, M., & Edwards, M. (2017). Water Chemistry Impact on Autogenous Metallic Pipe Leak Repair in Simulated Potable Water Systems. CORROSION, 73(8), 1017-1029. doi:10.5006/2442
  • Proctor, C. R., Dai, D., Edwards, M. A., & Pruden, A. (2017). Interactive effects of temperature, organic carbon, and pipe material on microbiota composition and Legionella pneumophila in hot water plumbing systems. MICROBIOME, 5, 15 pages. doi:10.1186/s40168-017-0348-5
  • Proctor CR; Edwards MA, A. Pruden. Microbial composition of purified waters and implications for regrowth control in municipal water systems. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. 10.1039/C5EW00134J 1,882-892 (2015)
  • Rhoads WJ; Pruden-Bagchi A; Edwards MA. (n.d.). Survey of Green Building Water Systems Reveals Elevated Water Age and Water Quality Concerns. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. doi:10.1039/C5EW00221D
  • Rhoads, WJ., Pruden-Bagchi A; Pan J; Edwards MA. (n.d.). Water heater temperature set point and water use patterns influence Legionella pneumophila and associated microorganisms at the tap. Microbiome. doi:10.1186/s40168-015-0134-1
  • Davis, C., and M. Edwards. Role of Calcium in the Coagulation of NOM with Ferric Chloride. Environ. Sci. Technol.. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02038 (2017)
  • Rhoads, W.J., E. Garner, P. Ji, N. Zhu, J. Parks, D.O. Schwake, A. Pruden, and M. Edwards. Distribution System Operational Deficiencies Coincide with Reported Legionnaires' Disease Clusters in Flint, Michigan Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b01589 (2017)
  • Allen, J.M., A. Cuthbertson, H. Liberatore, S. Kimura, A. Mantha, M. Edwards and S. Richardson. Showering in Flint, MI: Is there a DBP problem? J. Environmental Sciences. doi.org/10.1016/j.jes.2017.06.009 (2017)
  • Pieper, K.J., Tang, M., and M. Edwards. Flint Water Crisis Caused By Interrupted Corrosion Control: Investigating "Ground Zero" Home. 2016. Environ. Sci. Technol., Article DOI:10.1021/acs.est.6b04034 (2017)
  • Edwards M. A., and S. Roy. Academic Research in the 21st Century: Maintaining Scientific Integrity in a Climate of Perverse Incentives and Hypercompetition. Environmental Engineering Science. September 2016, ahead of print. doi:10.1089/ees.2016.0223.
  • Katner, A., K.J. Pieper, Y. Lambrinidou, K. Brown, C. Hu, H. W. Mielke and M. Edwards. Weaknesses in Federal Drinking Water Regulations and Public Health Policies That Impede Lead Poisoning Prevention and Environmental Justice. Environmental Justice.https://doi.org/10.1089/env.2016.0012 (2016).
  • Schwake, D., E. Garner, O. Strom, A. Pruden and M. Edwards. Legionella DNA Markers in Tap Water Coincident with Spike in Legionnaires' Disease in Flint, MI. Environmental Science & Technology Letters. (2016). doi. 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00192
  • Garner, E.D., Zhu, N., Strom, L.E., Edwards, M.E., and Pruden, A. A human exposome framework for guiding risk management and holistic assessment of recycled water quality. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. 2: 580 – 598 (2016).
  • Masters, S., G. Welter and M. Edwards. Seasonal Variations in Lead Release to Potable Water. Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (10), pp 5269–5277 (2016).
  • Pieper, K.J., L. Krometis, and M. Edwards. Quantifying lead leaching potential from plumbing exposed to aggressive waters. JAWWA 108(9), E458-E466 (2016). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5942/jawwa.2016.108.0125
  • Rhoads, W., A. Pruden and M. Edwards. Survey of green building water systems reveals elevated water age and water quality concerns. Environmental Science-Water Research and Technology, 2(1),164-173. Doi: 10.1039/c5ew00221d
  • Rhoads, W., A. Pruden and M. Edwards. Convective mixing in distal pipes exacerbates L. pneumophila growth in hot water plumbing. Pathogens Mar 12;5(1). pii: E29. doi:10.3390/pathogens5010029 (2016).
  • Sarver, E., R. Lattyak, C. Strock and M. Edwards. Flow Electrification and Non-Uniform Corrosion in Low Conductivity Potable Waters. Journal Electrochemical Society 163(5), C139-C144 (2016).
  • St. Clair, J, C. Cartier, S. Triantafyllidou, B. Clark and M. Edwards. Long-Term Behavior of Simulated Partial Lead Service Line Replacements. Environmental Engineering Science. 33(1), 53-64 (2016).
  • Master, S., J. Parks, A. Atassi and M. Edwards. Inherent Variability In Lead And Copper Collected During Standardized Sampling. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 188(3), 177 (2016).
  • Clark, B., and M. Edwards. Deposition Corrosion of Galvanized Steel in the Presence of Copper. Corrosion 72(1), 119-131 (2016).
  • Pieper, K.J., L. Krometis, D. Gallagher, B. Benham and M. Edwards, Profiling private water systems to identify patterns of waterborne lead exposure. Environmental Science & Technology. 49 (21), pp 12697–12704 (2015).
  • Pan, J., J. Parks, M. Edwards and A. Pruden. Impact of Water Chemistry, Pipe Material and Stagnation on the Building Plumbing Microbiome. Plos One 10(10), e0141087 (2015).
  • Proctor, C.R., Edwards, M and A. Pruden. Microbial composition of purified waters and implications for regrowth control in municipal water systems. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. 1: 882-892 (2015).
  • Clark, B., St. Clair, J., and M. Edwards. Copper Deposition Corrosion Elevates Lead Release to Potable Water. JAWWA. 107 (11): (2015).
  • Masters, S., J. Parks, A. Atassi and M. Edwards. Distribution system water age can create premise plumbing corrosion hotspots Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 187(9):559(2015).
  • Wang, H., Masters, S., Falkinham, J.O., Edwards, M., and A. Pruden. Distribution System Water Quality Affects Responses of Opportunistic Pathogen Gene Markers in Household Water Heaters. Environmental Science & Technology. 49(14):8416-24 (2015).
  • Masters, S., and M. Edwards. Increased Lead in Water Associated with Iron Corrosion. Environmental Engineering Science, 32 (5), 361-369 (2015).
  • Clark,B.N, S. V. Masters and M. Edwards. Lead Release to Drinking Water from Galvanized Steel Pipe Coatings. Environmental Engineering Science DOI: 10.1089/ees.2015.0073 (2015).
  • Tang, M., S. Triantafyllidou and M. Edwards. Autogenous Metallic Pipe Leak Repair in Potable Water Systems. Environmental Science & Technology. 49 (14), pp 8697–8703 (2015).
  • Falkinham, J.O., A. Pruden and M. Edwards. Opportunistic Premise Plumbing Pathogens: Increasingly Important Pathogens in Drinking Water. Pathogens 4(2), 373-386 (2015).
  • Williams, K., A. Pruden, J. Falkinham and M. Edwards. Relationship between Organic Carbon and Opportunistic Pathogens in Simulated Glass Water Heaters. Pathogens 4(2), 355-372 (2015).
  • Falkinham, J.O., E. D. Hilborn, M. J. Arduino, A. Pruden and M. A. Edwards. Epidemiology and Ecology of Opportunistic Premise Plumbing Pathogens: Legionella pneumophila, Mycobacterium avium and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Environmental Health Perspectives 123(8), 749-758 (2015).
  • Pieper, K.J., L.H. Krometis, D.L. Gallagher, B.L. Benham and M. Edwards. Incidence of waterborne lead in private drinking water systems in Virginia. J Water Health 13(3), 897-908 (2015).
  • Masters, S.M., Wang, H., A. Pruden and M. Edwards. Redox Gradients in Distribution Systems Influence Water Quality, Corrosion, and Microbial Ecology. Water Research. 68(1), 140 (2015).
  • Knowles, A.D., C.K. Nguyen, M. Edwards, A. Stoddard, B. McIlwain and G. G. Gagnon. Role of iron and aluminum coagulant metal residuals in lead release from drinking water pipe materials. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. Toxic/Hazardous Substance & Environmental Engineering 50(4), 414-23 (2015).
  • Wang, H., Proctor, C.R., Edwards, M.A., Pryor, M., Santo Domingo, J., Ryu, H., Camper, A., Olson, A., and A. Pruden. Microbial community response to chlorine conversion in a chloraminated drinking water distribution system. Environmental Science & Technology 48 (18), 10624–10633 (2014).
  • Parks, J.L, L. McNeill and M. Edwards. NOM and Alkalinity Interference in Trace-Level Hexavalent Chromium Analysis. Talanta. 130, 226-32 (2014).
  • Clark, B., Masters, S, & Edwards, M. Profile Sampling to Characterize Particulate Lead Risks in Potable Water. Environmental Science & Technology. 48 (12), pp 6836–6843 (2014).
  • St. Clair, J., B. Clark and M. Edwards. Issues Associated With Use Of Dielectrics In Drinking Water Systems. JAWWA. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5942/jawwa.2014.106.0065
  • Tang, M., Triantafyllidou, S., and M. Edwards. In situ remediation of leaks in potable water supply systems. Corrosion Reviews. 31(3-6) 105-122 (2013).
  • Davis, C.C., and M. Edwards. Coagulation with Hydrolyzing Metal Salts: Mechanisms and Water Quality Impacts. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 44(4) 303-347.DOI:10.1080/10643389.2012.718947 (2014)
  • Wang, H., M.A. Pryor, M. Edwards, J.O. Falkinham III and A. Pruden. Effect of GAC pre-treatment and disinfectant on microbial community structure and opportunistic pathogen occurrence. Water Research 47 (15), 5760-5772 (2013).
  • Triantafyllidou, S., Gallagher. D. and Edwards, M. Assessing risk with increasingly stringent public health goals: the case of water lead and blood lead in children. Journal of Water and Health. doi:10.2166/wh.2013.067 58-68 (2014).
  • Rhoads, W., A. Pruden and M. Edwards. Anticipating Challenges with In-Building Disinfection for Control of Opportunistic Pathogens. Water Environment Research. 86 (6), 540-549 (2014).
  • Wang, H., M. Edwards, J. Falkinham and A. Pruden. Probiotic Approach to Pathogen Control in Potable Water Systems?. Environ Sci Technol. 47(18), 10117–10128 (2013).
  • Brazeau, R., and M. Edwards. Role of Hot Water System Design on Factors Influential to Pathogen Regrowth: Temperature, Chlorine Residual, Hydrogen Evolution and Sediment. Environmental Science and Engineering. Environmental Engineering Science. October 30(10), 617-627 (2013).
  • Wang, H., Masters, S., Edwards, M.A., Falkinham, J.O. III, and A. Pruden. Effect of Disinfectant, Water Age, and Pipe Materials on Bacterial and Eukaryotic Community Structure in Drinking Water Biofilm. Environmental Science and Technology. 48 (3), 1426–1435 (2014).
  • Edwards, M. Fetal Death and Reduced Birth Rates Associated with Exposure to Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water. Environmental Science and Technology. 2013 DOI: 10.1021/es4034952
  • Clark, B., C. Cartier, J. St. Clair, S. Triantafyllidou, M. Prevost and M. Edwards. Effect of Connection Type on Galvanic Corrosion between lead and copper Pipes. JAWWA 105(10) E576-E586 (2013).
  • Triantafyllidou, S., L. Trung, D. Gallagher and M. Edwards. Reduced Risk After Remediation of Lead (Pb) in Drinking Water at Two U.S. School Districts. Science of Total Environment. 466-467 1011-1021 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.07.111
  • Brazeau, R., and M. Edwards. Optimization of electric hot water recirculation systems for comfort, energy and public health. Journal of Green Building. 8(2), 73-85 (2013).
  • Edwards, M. Discussion: Effect of Changing Water Quality on Galvanic Coupling. JAWWA 104(12) 65-82 (2012).
  • Brazeau, R., and M. Edwards. Water and Energy Savings from On-Demand and Hot Water Recirculating Systems, Journal of Green Building 8(1)1 75-89 (2013).
  • Wang, H., S. Masters, Y Hong, J. Stallings, J.O. Falkingham, M. Edwards and A. Pruden. Effect of disinfectant, water age, and pipe material on occurrence and persistence of Legionella, mycobacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and two amoebas. Environmental Science & Technology 46 (21), 11566-11574 (2012).
  • Deshommes, E., R. Tardif, M. Edwards, S. Sauve and M. Prévost. Experimental determination of the oral bioavailability and bioaccessibility of lead particles. Chemistry Central Journal 6:138 doi:10.1186/1752-153X-6-138 (2012).
  • Triantafyllidou, S., Nguyen, C.K., and M. Edwards. Lead (Pb) Quantification in Potable Water Samples: Implications for Regulatory Compliance and Assessment of Human Exposure. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 185(2), 1355-1365 (2013).
  • Raetz, M, J. Parks, A. Martin, P. Scardina and M. Edwards. Flushing of Soldering Flux from Drinking Water Plumbing in New Construction. Materials Performance 52(1) 60-64 (2013).
  • Cartier, C.; Dore, E. ; Laroche, L.; Nour, S; M. Edwards and M. Prevost, M. Impact of Treatment on Pb Release from Full and Partially Replaced Harvested Lead Service Lines (LSLs). DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.10.033 (2012).
  • Arnold, R., and M. Edwards. Electrochemical Reversal of Galvanic Pb:Cu Pipe Corrosion. Environmental Science and Technology 46(20):10941-7. doi: 10.1021/es3017396. (2012).
  • St. Clair, J., C. Stampoulous and M. Edwards. Increased Distance Between Galvanic Pb:Cu Pipe Connections Decreases Lead Release. Corrosion. 68:779-783 (2012).
  • Sarver, E., and M. Edwards. Inhibition of Copper Pitting Corrosion in Aggressive Potable Waters. International Journal of Corrosion. Volume 2012. Article ID 857823, Doi: 10.1155/2012/857823 (16 pages).
  • Hu, J., S. Triantafyllidou and M. Edwards. Copper-Induced Metal Release from Lead Pipe into Drinking Water, 68(11) 1037-1048 Corrosion (2012).
  • Wang, H., M. Edwards, J. Falkingham and A. Pruden. Molecular Survey of the Occurrence of Legionella spp., Mycobacterium spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Amoeba Hosts in Two Chloraminated Drinking Water Distribution Systems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78(17) 6285-6294 (2012).
  • Cartier, C; R.B. Arnold, S. Triantafyllidou, M. Prevost and M. Edwards Effect of Flow Rate and Lead/Copper Pipe Sequence on Lead Release from Service Lines. Water Research, 46(13) 4142-4152 (2012).
  • McLean, J.E., L.S. McNeill, J. L. Parks and M. Edwards. Hexavalent Chromium Review Part 2: Chemistry, Occurrence and Treatment. JAWWA. 104, E3955-E405 (2012).
  • McLean, J.E., L.S. McNeill, M. Edwards and J.L. Parks. (2012). Hexavalent chromium review, part 1: Health effects, regulations, and analysis. Journal AWWA, 104: E348-E357.
  • Triantafyllidou, S., Raetz, M., Parks, J. and Edwards, M. Understanding how brass ball valves passing certification testing can cause elevated lead in water when installed, Water Research (2012), doi:10.1016/j.watres.2012.03.022
  • Arnold, R., and M. Edwards. Controlling Copper Corrosion in New Construction by Organic Matter Removal. J. AWWA. 104(5) E310-317 (2012).
  • Triantafyllidou, S., Nguyen, C.K., and M. Edwards. Lead (Pb) Quantification in Potable Water Samples: Implications for Regulatory Compliance and Assessment of Human Exposure. Accepted for publication in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 2012.
  • Brazeau, R.H. and M.A. Edwards. A Review of the Sustainability of Residential Hot Water Infrastructure: Public Health, Environmental Impacts and Consumer Drivers. Journal of Green Building, 6(5) 77-95 (2012).
  • Parks, J.L.; Kashyap, A.; Atassi, A.; Schneider, O.; and Edwards, M. 2012. Effect of zinc and orthophosphate corrosion inhibitors on cement-based pipes. Journal AWWA, 104(1): E1-E14.
  • Nguyen, C., Elfland, C., and Edwards, M. (2012) Impact of advanced water conservation features and new copper pipe on rapid chloramine decay and microbial regrowth. Water Research, 46(3), 611-621.
  • Zhang, Y., and M. Edwards. Zinc Content in Brass and Its Influence on Lead Leaching. J. AWWA. 103 (7) 76-83 (2011).
  • Nguyen, C.K., Clark, B.N., Stone, K.R., and M. Edwards. Role of Chloride, Sulfate, and Alkalinity on Galvanic Lead Corrosion. Corrosion 2011, 67 (6).
  • Nguyen, C.K., K.A. Powers, M.A. Raetz, J. Parks, and M. Edwards. Rapid Free Chlorine Decay in the Presence of Cu(OH)2: Chemistry and Practical Implications. Water Research 45 5302-5312 (2011).
  • Triantafyllidou, S., and Edwards, M. Lead (Pb) in Tap Water and in Blood: Implications for Lead Exposure in the United States. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 2011, DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2011.556556 (2011)
  • Triantafyllidou, S., and M. Edwards. Galvanic Corrosion and Partial Lead Pipe Replacements. Journ. American Water Works Association 103 (9) 85-99 (2011).
  • Sarver, E., and M. Edwards. Controlling Non-Uniform Copper and Brass Corrosion in Building Plumbing. Materials Performance, 50(8) 60-65 (2011).
  • Sarver, E., Edwards, M. Effects of Flow, Brass Location, Tube Materials and Temperature on Corrosion of Brass Plumbing Devices. Corrosion Science. 53 (3) 1813-1824 (2011).
  • Zhang, Y., and M. Edwards. Effects of pH, chloride, bicarbonate and phosphate on brass dezincification. Journal AWWA 103(4) 90-102 (2011).
  • Sarver, E., Zhang, Y. and M. Edwards. Revisiting Brass Dezincification Performance Testing. Materials Performance 50(5) 70-75 (2011).
  • Walter, R.K., P-H Lin, M. Edwards and R. E. Richardson. Investigation of Factors Affecting the Accumulation of Vinyl Chloride in PVC Piping Used in Drinking Water Distribution Systems. Water Research 45(8) 2607-2615 (2011).
  • Cartier, C, L. Laroche, E. Deshommes, S. Nour, G. Richard, M. Edwards, M. Prevost. Investigating Dissolved Lead at the Tap Using Various Sampling Protocols. J. AWWA 103(3) 55-67 (2011).
  • Nguyen, C.K., Clarke, B.N., Stone, K.R., and M. Edwards. Acceleration of Galvanic Lead Solder Corrosion Due to Phosphate. 53(4) 1515-1521 (2011).
  • Nguyen, C.K., Stone, K.R., and M. Edwards. Nitrate Accelerated Corrosion of Lead Solder in Potable Water Systems. 53(3) 1044-1049 (2011).
  • Sarver, E., Dodson, K., Slabaugh, R., and M. Edwards. Copper Pitting in Chlorinated, High pH Potable Waters. 103(3) 86-98 (2011).
  • Stone, K.R., Nguyen, C.K., and M. Edwards. Chloride Sulfate Mass Ratio and Case Studies of Lead Solder Corrosion. J. AWWA 1:103 81-92 (2011).
  • Boyle, C., and 23 other authors including M. Edwards. (2010) Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure that Supports the Urban Built Environment. 44(13) 4836-4840 (2010).
  • Elfland, C., Scardina, P., and M. Edwards. Lead Contaminated Potable Water from Brass Devices in New Buildings. 11:102 66-76 (2010).
  • Deshommes, E., Y. Zhang, K. Gendron, S. Sauve, M. Edwards, S. Nour, and M. Prevost. Lead Removal from Tap Water Using Point-of-Use Devices. 10:102 (2010).
  • Zhang, Y., and M. Edwards. Nutrients and Metals Effects on Nitrification in Drinking Water Systems. J. AWWA. 102(7) 56-66 (2010).
  • Sarver, E., Zhang, YF, Edwards, M. Review of Brass Dezincification in Potable Water Systems. Corrosion Reviews 28 155-196 (2010).
  • Nguyen, C.K., Stone, K.R., Dudi, A., Edwards, M. Corrosive Microenvironments at Lead Solder Surfaces Arising from Galvanic Corrosion with Copper Pipe. Environmental Science and Technology 44(18) 7076-7081 (2010).
  • Parks, J, Edwards. M., Vikesland, P., and A. Dudi. Effects of Bulk Water Chemistry on Autogenous Healing of Concrete. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. V. 22(5): 515-524 (2010).
  • Lambrinidou, Y., Triantafyllidou, S., Edwards, M. Failing Our Children: Lead in US School Drinking Water. New Solutions 2010. V. 20(1):25-47.