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LSU College of the Coast and Environment

Louis Thibodeaux

Position: Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Sciences

Phone: 225-578-3055

E-mail: thibod@lsu.edu

Office: Room 158 Chemical Engineering Building

Bachelor's Degree(s): Petroleum-Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1962

Master's Degrees(s): Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1966

Ph.D.(s): Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1968

Biosketch: Biosketch of Louis Thibodeaux

Research Interests:

Chemical Processes and Kinetics; Transport Science, Momentum;   Transport Science, Heat and Mass;
Environmental Chemodynamics;Unit Operations; Engineering Measurements
Chemical Engineering Laboratory

Classes Taught:

Undergraduate Courses

Chemical Processes and Kinetics; Transport Science, Momentum;   Transport Science, Heat and Mass;
Environmental Chemodynamics (New course 1987);   Unit Operations; Undergraduate Research (New course 1998);
Engineering Measurements  Laboratory and Chemical Engineering Laboratory. Senior Research.

Graduate Courses

Advanced Mathematics for Chemical Engineers (University of Arkansas)
Transport Phenomena (Mass) (University of Arkansas)
Advanced Reactor Design (University of Arkansas)
Environmental Chemodynamics (1st Sem. Graduate students also)
Hazardous Waste Treatment (Civil Engineering/Team taught)

Selected Publications:

Journal Articles (Refereed)

Dylla, H.*, Hassan, M. M., and Thibodeaux, L., (2014). “Kinetic Study of Photocatalytic Degradation of Nitrogen Monoxide using Concrete Pavements”  Paper # 142717,  Journal  of the Transportation ResearchRecord, No. 2441, Concrete Materials 2014, National Research Council, ISSN:0361-198, pp. 38-47.

Thibodeaux, L.J.; Valsaraj, K.T.: Reible, D.D. 2012. Letter to the Editor Regarding:”Crossing Turbulent Boundaries: Interfacial Flux in Environmental Flows”. Environ. Sci. & Technol. Dx.doi.org/10.1021/es300040t.

Diamond, M.L.; Csiszar, S.A.; L.J. Thibodeaux. 2012. Modeling urban films using a dynamic multimedia fugacity model. CHEMOSPHERE. DOI information: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.12.044.

Thidodeaux, LT, KT Valsaraj, V John, K Papadopoulos, L Pratt and N Pesika. 2011. Marine oil fate: knowledge gap, basic research development needs: a perspective. Env. Eng. Science. Vol. 28, No. 2, p. 87-93. (DOI:10.1089ees.2010.0276)

Valsaraj, KT & LJ Thibodeaux. 2010. On the physicochemical aspects of the global fate and long-range atmospheric transport of persistent organic pollutants. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 1, 1694-1700. (DOI: 10.1021/jz100450f)

Recent Publications:

Books

Thibodeaux, LJ and J. Germano. (2012) Sediment-Water interfaces: A Chemical flux at. Chapter 8. Robert A. Myers (ed) Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-0851-3, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. (Accepted 17 Oct. 2011)

HANDBOOKOFCHEMICAL MASS-TRANSPORT IN THE ENVIRONMENT, (2011) LJ Thibodeaux and D Mackay, Editors. Francis and Taylor Group, UK.  612 p.[ISBN 978-1-4200-4755-4].

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMODYNAMICS – Movement of Chemicals In Air, Water and Soil, 2nd Edition, J. Wiley, N.Y. (1996) 593 p. [ISBN 0-471-61297-2]

CHEMODYNAMICS – Environmental Movement of Chemicals in Air, Water, and Soil, John Wiley, New York (1979), 501 p. [ISBN 0-471-04720-1]

Books in preparation.

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMODYNAMICS – Movement of Chemicals In Air, Water and Soil, 3nd Edition (in preparation), J. Wiley, N.Y. (201?) XXX p. [ISBN 0-471-XXXXX-3]

Book Chapters

Thibodeaux, LJ.  2011. Introduction to chemical mobility in the environmental. Chapter 1 “Handbook of Chemical Mass Transport in the Environment”, Editors: LJThibodeaux and DMackay. Francis and Taylor Group, UK.

Thibodeaux,LJ, JEBirdwell and DDReible. 2011. Diffusive chemical transport across the water sediment boundary layers. Chapter 12  “Handbook of Chemical Mass Transport in the Environment”, Editors: LJThibodeaux and DMackay. Francis and Taylor Group, UK.

Thibodeaux,LJ, JRWolfel and TJDekker. 2011. Advective porewater flux and chemical transport in bed sediment. Chapter 11  “Handbook of Chemical Mass Transport in the Environment”, Editors: LJThibodeaux and DMackay. Francis and Taylor Group, UK.

Diamond, M. & LJ Thibodeaux. 2011. Chemical Dynamics in Urban Surfaces. Chapter 19 “Handbook of Chemical Mass Transport in the Environment” , Editors: LJThibodeaux and DMackay. Francis and Taylor Group, UK.

Thibodeaux,LJ 2011. Mass transport fundamentals from an environmental perspective. Chapter 2 “Handbook of Chemical Mass Transport in the Environment”  Editors: LJThibodeaux and DMackay. Francis and Taylor Group, UK.

Thibodeaux, LJ  2011. The flux equations for mass transport processes across interfaces.  Chapter 4  in “Handbook of Chemical Mass Transport in the Environment” , Editors: LJThibodeaux and DMackay. Francis and Taylor Group, UK.

Thibodeaux, LJ, GMatisoff and DDReible. 2011. Bioturbation and other sorbed-phase transport processes in surface soils and sediments. Chapter 13 in “Handbook of Chemical Mass Transport in the Environment”, Editors: LJThibodeaux and DMackay. Francis and Taylor Group, UK.

Birdwell, JE, LJThibodeaux & DMackay. 2011. Environmental mass transfer state-of-the-science, deficiencies, and future directions. Chapter 21 “Handbook of Chemical Mass Transport in the Environment” , Editors: LJThibodeaux and DMackay. Francis and Taylor Group, UK.