Thomas Boving’s Research Profile

Boving, Thomas, 2021

  • Professor
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 401.874.7053
  • Fax: 401.874.2190
  • Office Location: Woodward 314

Recent Grants1

7/23/2018. PI. Strategic Environmental Research & Develop Program. “Innovative Treatment Approach for Investigation-Derived Waste Polluted with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance.”
9/15/2017. Co-PI. RI Office of Housing & Commercial Development. “Assessment and Modeling of Saltwater Intrusion into Coastal Aquifers of Rhode Island.”
3/7/2017. PI. Regents of New Mexico State University. “Advanced Oxidation Of 1,4-Dioxane.”
3/1/2017. Co-PI. International Dioxcide, Inc. “Cyclodextrin-Based Complexation of Small Molecules for Improved Toxicant Degradation and Water Purification Efforts.”
2/7/2017. PI. RI Commerce Corporation. “Harnessing the Power of Light to Clean Water.”

Recent Publications1

Panthi J, Johnson CD, Pradhanang SM, et al. Delineating bedrock topography with geophysical techniques: An implication for groundwater mapping. Catena, 2023; (230), 107258. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2023.107258
Larson A, Hendawi A, Boving T, Pradhanang SM, Akanda AS. Discerning Watershed Response to Hydroclimatic Extremes with a Deep Convolutional. Hydrology, 2023; 10(6); 116. doi: 10.3390/hyrdology10060116
Siswoyo E, Zahra N, Mai NHA, Nurmiyanto A, Umemura K, Boving T. The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research, 2023. doi: 10.1016/j.ejar.2023.04.004
Schelling M, Patil K, Boving BT. Sustainable Water Treatment with Induced Bank Filtration. Water, 2023; 15(2), 361. doi: 10.3390/w15020361
Blue J, Boving T, Tuccillo ME, et al. Contaminant Back Diffusion from Low-Conductivity Matrices: Case Studies of Remedial Strategies. Water, 2023; 15(3), 570. doi: 10.3390/w15030570
Lapworth D, Boving T, Brauns B, et al. Groundwater quality: global challenges, emerging threats and novel approach. Hydrogeology Journal. 2022; 1-4. doi: 10.1007/s10040-022-02542-0
Brontowiyono W, Boving T, Asmara AA, et al. Communal Wastewater Treatment Plants’ Effectiveness, Management, and Quality of Groundwater: A Case Study in Indonesia. Water, 2022; 14(19); 3047. doi: 10.3390/w14193047
Boving TB, Craver V, Labhasetwar P, Sabatini D. Sustainable groundwater treatment technologies for underserved rural communities in emerging economies. Science of The Total Environment, 2022; 152633. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.152633
Brontowiyono W, Boving T, Asnara AA, Rahmawati S, et al. Non-technical dimensions of communal wastewater treatment plant sustainability in peri-urban Yogyakarta, Indonesia. F1000Research, 2022; 11, 542. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.111125.1
Panthi J, Pradhanang SM, Nolte A, Boving TB. Saltwater intrusion into coastal aquifers in the contiguous United States—A systematic review of investigation approaches and monitoring networks. Science of The Total Environment, 2022; 155641. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155641
Cashman M, Ball R, Lewis T, Boving TB. Peroxone activated persulfate oxidation of 1, 4-Dioxane under column scale conditions. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 2022; 103937. doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2021.103937
Cashman MA, Langknecht T, Khatib DE, et al. Quantification of microplastics in sediments from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island USA using a novel isolation and extraction method. Marine pollution bulletin, 2022; 174, 113254. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.113254
Boving TB, Craver V, Labhasetwar P, Sabatini D.Sustainable groundwater treatment technologies for underserved rural communities in emerging economies. Science of The Total Environment, 2021; 152633. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.152633
Lapworth DJ, Boving TB, Kreamer DK, Kebede S, Smedley PL. Groundwater quality: Global threats, opportunities and Realising the potential of groundwater. Science of The Total Environment, 2021; 152471. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.152471
Panthi J, Talchabhadel R, Ghimire GR, et al. Hydrologic Regionalization under Data Scarcity: Implications for Streamflow Prediction. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 2021; 26(9), 05021022. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0002121
Boving TB, Blanford WJ. Contaminant Transport and Fate. Water, 2021; 13(9), 1195. doi: 10.3390/w13091195
Cashman MA, Ho KT, Boving TB, Russo S, Robinson S, Burgess RM. Comparison of microplastic isolation and extraction procedures from marine sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2020; 159, 111507. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111507
Chaudhuri S, DiScenza DJ, Boving TB, Burke A, Levine M. Use of α-cyclodextrin to Promote Clean and Environmentally Friendly Disinfection of Phenolic Substrates via Chlorine Dioxide Treatment. Frontiers in Chemistry, 2020; 8(641), 641. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2020.00641
McGuinness SL, O’Toole J, Barker SF, et al. Household Water Storage Management, Hygiene Practices, and Associated Drinking Water Quality in Rural India. Environmental Science & Technology, 2020; 54(8), 4963-4973. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b04818  
McGuinness SL, O’Toole J, Forbes AB, et al. A stepped wedge cluster-randomized trial assessing the impact of a riverbank filtration intervention to improve access to safe water on health in rural India. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2020; 102(3), 497-506. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0260
Cashman MA. Kirschenbaum L, Holowachuk J, Boving TB. Identification of Hydroxyl and Sulfate Free Radicals Involved in the Reaction of 1, 4-Dioxane with Peroxone Activated Persulfate Oxidant. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2019; 380, 120875. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.1208752019 
Meadows MC, Pradhanang SM, Fujioka T, Kodamatani H, Leddy MB, Boving TB. N-Nitrosodimethylamine Formation from Treatment of Seasonally and Spatially Varying Source Water. Water, 2019; 11, 10. doi: 10.3390/w11102019
Pradhanang SM, Boving T, Meisinger E. Floating Wetlands System: A viable alternative for water pollutants remediation. MATEC Web of Conferences, 2019; 280(2), 05001. doi: 10.1051/matecconf/201928005001
Boving T, Lewis T, Siswoyo E. An innovative approach to tracking sediment transport along roads. MATEC Web of Conferences, 2019; 280(1-3), 04001. doi: 10.1051/matecconf/201928004001
Meadows M, Pradhanang SM, Boving TB, Hadjeres H. Nitrosamines: A review of formation pathways, precursors, control, and occurrence in drinking water. MATEC Web of Conferences, 2019; 280, 05003. doi: 10.1051/matecconf/201928005003
McGuinness SL, O’Toole J, Forbes AB, et al. A Stepped Wedge Cluster-Randomized Trial Assessing the Impact of a Riverbank Filtration Intervention to Improve Access to Safe Water on Health in Rural India. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2019; doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0260
Faghihzadeh F, Anaya NM, Hadjeres H, Boving TB, Oyanedel-Craver V. Pulse UV Light Effect on Microbial Biomolecules and Organic Pollutants Degradation in Aqueous Solutions. Chemosphere, 2019; 216, 677-683. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.10.176
Fallatah OA, Ahmed M, Cardace D, Boving T, Akanda AS. Assessment of Modern Recharge to Arid Region Aquifers Using an Integrated Geophysical, Geochemical, and Remote Sensing Approach. Journal of Hydrology, 2019; 569, 600-611. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.09.061
Siswoyo E, Qoniah I, Lestari P, et al. Development of a Floating Adsorbent for Cadmium Derived from Modified Drinking Water Treatment Plant Sludge. Environmental Technology & Innovation. 2019; 14. doi: 10.1016/j.eti.2019.01.006
Boving TB, Patil K, D’souza F, et al. Performance of Riverbank Filtration under Hydrogeologic Conditions Along the Upper Krishna River in Southern India. Water. 2018; 11(1). doi:10.3390/w11010012
Blanford WJ, Pecoraro MP, Heinrichs R, Boving TB. Enhanced Reductive De-Chlorination of a Solvent Contaminated Aquifer Through Addition and Apparent Fermentation of Cyclodextrin. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 2018; 208:68-78. doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2017.10.006


  • Brusseau M, Boving T, Blanford W, Klingel E, McCray J, Wang X, Inventors; Cerestar Holding BV, Assignee. Extraction of Pollutants from Underground Water. US Patent 6787038B2. September 7, 2004


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