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Irene Xagoraraki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering
A124 Engineering Research Complex
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 353-8539
Fax: (517) 355-0250
E-mail: xagorara@msu.edu
Web: http://www.egr.msu.edu/~xagorara

Courses Taught:

Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science (CE 280)
Water and Wastewater Analysis Laboratory (CE 480)
Water Quality and Public Health (ENE 890)

Recent Research:

  • Viruses, antibiotic resistant bacteria, and pharmaceuticals in water and other environmental media


Fate of viruses and other human health threats in environmental systems; Water quality and public health.


University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. Environmental Engineering

Selected Publications:

  • Wong K. Xagoraraki I. (2010). Quantitative PCR Assays to Survey the Bovine Adenovirus Levels in Environmental Samples. Journal of Applied Microbiology (in press)
  • Kumar A., Xagoraraki I. (2010). Human Health Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals in Water: An Uncertainty Analysis for Meprobamate, Carbamazepine, and Phenytoin. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, Vol. 57, pp. 146-156
  • Kuo D., Simmons F., Blair S., Hart E., Rose J.B., Xagoraraki I. (2010). Assessment of Human Adenovirus Removal in a Full-Scale Membrane Bioreactor Treating Municipal Wastewater. Water Research , Vol. 44, pp. 1520-1530
  • Fong T.T., Mantha P., Xagoraraki I., Rose J.B. (2010). Quantitative Detection of Human Adenoviruses in Wastewater and Combined Sewer Overflows Influencing a Michigan River. Applied and Environmental Microbiology , Vol. 76, pp. 715-723
  • Kuo D., Simmons F., Xagoraraki I. (2009). A New Set of PCR Assays for the Identification of Multiple Human Adenovirus Species in Environmental Samples. Journal of Applied Microbiology , Vol. 107, pp. 1219-1229
  • Wong K., Xagoraraki I., Wallace J., Bickert W., Srinivasan S., Rose J.B. (2009). Removal of Viruses and Indicators by Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Treating Animal Waste. Journal of Environmental Quality , Vol. 38, pp. 1694-1699
  • Wong M., Kumar L., Jenkings T., Xagoraraki I., Mantha P., Rose J. (2009). Evaluation of Public Health Risks at Recreational Beaches in Lake Michigan via Detection of Enteric Viruses and a Human-Specific Bacteriological Marker. Water Research, Vol. 43, pp. 1137-1149
  • Srinivasan S. Harrington G., Xagoraraki I., Goel R. (2008) Factors Affecting Bulk to Total Bactreria Ratio in Drinking Water Distribution Systems. Water Research, Vol. 42, pp. 3393-3404
  • Xagoraraki I., Hullman R., Song W., Li H., Voice T. (2008). Effect of pH on Degradation of Acetominophen and Production of 1,4-Benzoquinone in Water Chlorination. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 381-390
  • Xagoraraki I., Kuo D., Wong K., Wong M., Rose J.B. (2007) Occurence of Human Adenoviruses in Two Great Lake Recreational Beaches. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol.73, No. 24, pp. 7874-7881
  • Xagoraraki, I., Harrington G.W., Zulliger K., Zeier B., Krick W., Karner D.A, Standridge J.H., Westrick J. (2006). Inactivation Kinetics of the Cyanobacterial Toxin Microcystin-LR by Free Chlorine. Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 7, pp. 818-823
  • Xagoraraki, I., Zulliger K., Harrington G.W, Zeier B., Krick W., Karner D.A. (2006). Ct Values Required for Degradation of Microcystin-LR by Free Chlorine. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA, Vol. 55, No. 4, pp. 233-245
  • Xagoraraki I., Harrington G.W., (2004). Zeta Potential, Dissolved Organic Carbon and Removal of Cryptosporidium Oocysts by Alum Coagulation. Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 130, No. 12, pp. 1424-1432
  • Xagoraraki I., Harrington G.W., Assavasilavasukul P., Standridge J.H., (2004). Removal of Emerging Waterborne Pathogens by Pilot-Scale Conventional Treatment. Journal American Water Works Association, Vol. 96, No. 5, pp. 102-113
  • Harrington G.W., Xagoraraki I., Assavasilavasukul P., Standridge J.H., (2003). Effect of Filtration Conditions on Removal of Emerging Waterborne Pathogens. Journal American Water Works Association, Vol. 95, No.12, pp. 95-104
Phone: (517) 355-5107 Fax: (517) 432-1827 E-mail: cee@egr.msu.edu
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michigan State University
Engineering Building
428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3546
East Lansing, MI 48824