Hwidong         Kim

Hwidong Kim

Associate Professor, Environmental Science & Engr.
Phone: 814-871-7025
Office: Z 421

  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications

Courses Taught

  • Water Quality (ENV 336)
  • Water Quality Lab (ENV 337)
  • Industrial / Hazardous Waste Treatment (ENV 477)
  • Fluid Mechanics / Water System Design (ENV 486)
  • Water System Design Lab (ENV 487)
  • Senior Design / FE Review (ENV 494)
  • Environmental Chemistry (GENV 536)
  • Environmental Chemistry Lab (GENV 537)
  • Soil and Groundwater Pollution (ENV 465 / GENV 565)


Educational History

  • Ph. D., Environmental Engineering and Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville FL., (2005)
  • M.S., Biological Engineering, Inha University, Inchon, South Korea  (1997)
  • B.S., Biological Engineering, Inha University, Inchon, South Korea (1993)

Professional Societies

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (Florida)


Book chapters

  • Jang, Y., Lee, S., and Kim, H. (2015). Generation, Collection, and Recycling of Used and End-of-Life Mobile Phones. In Z. Yan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (pp. 254-266). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8239-9.ch022

Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Publication

  • Zhang, J., Kim, H., Dubey, B., & Townsend, T. (2016). Arsenic Leaching and Speciation in C&D Debris Landfills and the Relationship with Gypsum Drywall Content. Waste Management. (In press)
  • Wu, J., & Kim, H. (2016). Impacts of Road Salts on Leaching Behavior of Lead Contaminated Soil. Journal of Hazardous Materials. (In press)
  • Azah, E., Kim, H., & Townsend, T. (2016). Assessment of Direct Exposure and Leaching Risk from PAH Compounds in Roadway and Stormwater System Residuals. Science of Total Environment. (In press)
  • Xu, Q., Tian, Y., Kim, H., & Ko, J. H. (2016). Comparison of Biogas Recovery from MSW using Different Aerobic-Anaerobic Operation Modes. Waste Management. 56, 190-195. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2016.07.005.
  • Kim, H., Krause, M., & Townsend, T. (2016). End-of-Life Management of Corrosive Drywall. Journal of Environmental Management.  182, 322-327
  • Jang, Y., Somanna, Y., & Kim, H. (2016). Source, distribution, toxicity and remediation of arsenic in the environment- A review. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences. 2. 559-581.
  • Azah, E., Kim, H., & Townsend, T. (2015). Source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon in roadway and stormwater system maintenance residues. Environmental Earth Sciences, 74(4), 3029-3039. doi:10.1007/s12665-015-4336-4
  • Jain, P., Ko, J. H., Kumar, D., Powell, J., Kim, H., Maldonado, L., . . . Reinhart, D. R. (2014). Case study of landfill leachate recirculation using small-diameter vertical wells. Waste Management, 34(11), 2312-2320. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2014.07.005
  • Zhang, J., Kim, H., & Townsend, T. (2014). Methodology for assessing thioarsenic formation potential in sulfidic landfill environments. Chemosphere, 107, 311-318. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.12.075
  • Wang, Y., Sikora, S., Kim, H., Bonzongo, J. C., Rhue, D., & Townsend, T. G. (2013). Evaluation of mineral substrates for in situ iron removal from groundwater. Environmental Earth Sciences, 69(7), 2247-2255. doi:10.1007/s12665-012-2054-8
  • Ko, J. H., Powell, J., Jain, P., Kim, H., Townsend, T., & Reinhart, D. (2013). Case Study of Controlled Air Addition into Landfilled Municipal Solid Waste: Design, Operation, and Control. ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 17(4), 351-359. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000183
  • Tolaymat, T., Kim, H., Jain, P., Powell, J., & Townsend, T. (2013). Moisture Addition Requirements for Bioreactor Landfills. ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 17(4), 360-364. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000184
  • Wang, Y., Sikora, S., Kim, H., Boyer, T. H., Bonzongo, J. C., & Townsend, T. G. (2013). Effects of solution chemistry on the removal reaction between calcium carbonate-based materials and Fe(II). Science of the Total Environment, 443, 717-724. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.11.009
  • Ko, J. H., Townsend, T., & Kim, H. (2012). Evaluation of Industrial Wastewater as a Moisture Source of Bioreactor Landfills using the Methane Potential Assay. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 14, 162-168. doi:10.1007/s10163-012-0053-1
  • Kim, H., & Townsend, T. G. (2012). Wet landfill decomposition rate determination using methane yield results for excavated waste samples. Waste Management, 32(7), 1427-1433. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2012.03.017
  • Xu, Q. Y., Kim, H., Jain, P., & Townsend, T. G. (2012). Hydrologic evaluation of landfill performance (HELP) modeling in bioreactor landfill design and permitting. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 14(1), 38-46. doi:10.1007/s10163-011-0035-8
  • Wang, Y., Sikora, S., Kim, H., Dubey, B., & Townsend, T. (2012). Mobilization of iron and arsenic from soil by construction and demolition debris landfill leachate. Waste Management, 32(5), 925-932. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2011.11.016
  • Kim, H., Jang, Y. C., & Townsend, T. (2011). The behavior and long-term fate of metals in simulated landfill bioreactors under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 194, 369-377. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.07.119
  • Kim, H., & Townsend, T. (2007). Evaluation of pressure treated wood impact on landfill waste decomposition using a methane yield assay. Chemosphere, 67(6), 1252-1257. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2006.08.039
  • Powell, J., Jain, P., Kim, H. D., Townsend, T., & Reinhart, D. (2006). Changes in landfill gas quality as a result of controlled air injection. Environmental Science & Technology, 40(3), 1029-1034. doi:10.1021/es051114j
  • Jang, Y. C., Lee, C., Yoon, O. S., & Kim, H. (2006). Medical waste management in Korea. Journal of Environmental Management, 80(2), 107-115. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2005.08.018
  • Jain, P., Kim, H., & Townsend, T. G. (2005). Heavy metal content in soil reclaimed from a municipal solid waste landfill. Waste Management, 25(1), 25-35. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2004.08.009


  • Timothy G Townsend, Hwidong Kim, Thabet Tolaymat (2010), “Role of end-of-life management on sustainable building material selection”, 239th American Chemistry Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
  • Hwidong Kim (2008), “Comparative studies of aerobic and anaerobic landfills using simulated-landfill lysimeters”, Jones Edmunds & Associates, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Hwidong Kim (2007), “Bioreactor Landfill Research in Florida”, The Exhibition Program of Waste Management and Treatment Technology 2007, COEX, Seoul, Korea

Technical Report

  • Timothy Townsend, Hwidong Kim (2010), “Assessment of Potential End-of-Life Management of Imported Drywall Products” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Timothy Townsend, Hwidong Kim, Ramachandran Iyer (2010), “Assessment of Yard Trash Disposal
  • in Florida Class I Landfills: Impact On Energy, Climate Change, Recycling and Business”, Hinkley Center, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Lena Ma, Uttam Saha, Timothy Townsend, Hwidong Kim, Edmund Azah (2009), “Chemical Characteristics of Yard Trash in Florida”, Hinkley Center, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Timothy G. Townsend, Hwidong Kim, Jianye Zhang, Wang Yu (2008), “Assessment of the Source and Causes of Groundwater Exceedances at the Sarasota County Central County Solid Waste Disposal Complex”, Hinkley Center, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Debra R Reinhart, Timothy G. Townsend, Brajesh Dubey, Hwidong Kim, Valerie Paredes Bonilla, Qiyong Xu (2006), “Design and Operational Issues Related to Co-Disposal of Sludges and Biosolids in Class-I Landfills - PHASE-III annual report” (2006) , Hinkley Center, Gainesville, FL, USA