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Dr. Judy A. Westrick

Associate Professor of Chemistry & Environmental Science

318 Crawford Hall
Lake Superior State University
650 W. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906)635-2165

B.S. Chemistry, Wayne State University, 1985
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1989

Area of Specialty:
Organic Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry

Research Interests and Opportunities

My current research is focused on freshwater cyanobacteria and their toxins. Freshwater cyanobacteria and their toxins are on the USEPA Contaminant Candidate List (CCL). Contracts and grants are currently funding research to determine the occurrence of algal toxins in source and distribution drinking waters. Other active areas of research include investigations into novel processes for removing arsenic from drinking water in small public systems.

Recent Publications

  • Xagoraraki I , Harrington GW, Zulliger K, Zeier B, Krick W, Karner DA, Standridge JH, and Westrick, JA, "Inactivation Kinetics of Microcystins-LR by Free Chlorine." (Submitted to Water Research, 9/03)

  • Oehrle, SA, and Westrick, JA, "Analysis of Various Cyanobacterial Toxins by LC-MS", LC/GC North America, 21, 634-640 (2003).

  • Westrick, JA, (2003) "Everything a Manager Should Know about Algal Toxins but was Afraid to Ask." Journal of American Water Works Association. 95, 26-32.
Department of Chemistry & Environmental Science - Lake Superior State University
650 W. Easterday Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI  49783
Phone:(906) 635-2267  Fax:(906) 635-2266
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