Papers and Projects


5) Hutchison, J.M., and Zilles, J.L. Biocatalytic removal of perchlorate and nitrate in ion-exchange waste brine. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. 4(8). pp. 1181-1189. July 2018. 

4) Mobilia, K.C., Hutchison, J.M., and Zilles, J.L. Characterizing isozymes of chlorite dismutase for water treatment. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8 (2423).November 2017.

3) Hutchison, J.M., Guest, J.S., and Zilles, J.L. Evaluating the development of biocatalytic technology for the targeted removal of perchlorate from drinking water. Environmental Science and Technology. 51 (12). pp. 7178-7186. May 2017. 

2) Hutchison, J.M., and Zilles, J.L. Biocatalytic perchlorate reduction: kinetics and effects of groundwater characteristics. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. 1(6). pp. 913-921. September 2015.

1) Hutchison, J.M., Poust, S.K., Kumar, M. Cropek, D.M., MacAllister, I.E., Arnett, C.M., and Zilles, J.L. Perchlorate reduction using free and encapsulated Azospira oryzae enzymes.Environmental Science and Technology. 47 (17). pp. 9934-9941. August 2013.


SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Monitoring as an Indicator for Community Prevalence of COVID-19. Kansas Department of Health and Environment, City of Olathe, City of Lawrence, Johnson County Wastewater. – $127,459. June 2020 – June 2021.

Phage-protein based removal of pathogenic non-tuberculous Mycobacterium from drinking water. NIH Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease (CBID) CoBRE. $88,260. May 2020-April 2021.

Experimental and Modeling Investigation of Fluid-Fluid and Rock-Fluid Compatibility between Arbuckle and Lansing Kansas City Formations with the Purpose of Produced Water-Exchange Between the Two Formations to Reduce both Fresh Water Usage and Water Disposal Problems. Kansas Water Research Institute. (KWRI) – $40,000. March 2020-March 2022.

Microbiome and High-throughput Enzyme Screening for Biodegradation Potential of
Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances. EPSCoR MAPS – Research, Education, and Innovation Awards (REI) – $49,729. July 2019- July 2021.