Department of Chemistry

Mathematics and Science Center,
Room 260
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-2320
fax: 370-2321

Linda Schweitzer

Linda Schweitzer

Title: Associate Professor
Environmental Chemistry
Office: 252 Mathematics and Science Center
Phone: (248) 370-2092
Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Linda Schweitzer's research group is currently conducting studies in the following fields: water quality, ecotoxicology, and environmental analytical chemistry. Students in her lab are working on the following projects: toxicological studies of complex mixtures, water treatment processes, organoleptic properties of water, remedial investigations of contaminated sediments, supercritical fluid extraction for trace organic analysis, and fate and transport of chemicals in the environment.

Recent Publications

Schweitzer, L. and Noblet, J.  Book Chapter –“ Water Contamination and Pollution”, In, Green Chemistry: An Inclusive Approach.  2018.  Pp 261-290.  Editors Bela Torok and Timothy Dransfield.  Elsevier Publishers. ISBN 9780128092705.

Olawoyin, R. , Schweitzer, L., Zhang, K., Oladapo, O., Slates, K.  2017.  Index analysis and human health risk model application for evaluating ambient air-heavy metal contamination in Chemical Valley Sarnia. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety V148; 72–81.

Short-lived Radionuclides (210Pb, 7Be, and 137Cs) as Tracers of Particle Dynamics in a River System in Southeast Michigan.2008Limnology and Oceanography, V53(5); 1934-1944. Jweda, J., Baskaran, M., van Hees, E., Schweitzer, L.

S. Y. Jasim, S. Ndiongue, B. Johnson, L. Schweitzer, D. Borikar. 2008. The Effect of Ozone on Cold Water Coagulation. Ozone Science and Engineering, 30:27-33.

Schweitzer, L. and Suffet, I.H. “Urban Water Quality”. 2007. Encyclopedia of Water Science. Stanley W. Trimble (ed.). Marcel Dekker, New York.

Jasim, S.Y., Irabelli, A., Yang, P., Ahmed, S., and Schweitzer, L. 2006. Presence of Pharmaceuticals and Pesticides in Detroit River Water and the Effect of Ozone on Removal – A Review. Ozone Science & Engineering Journal; 28 (6); 415 – 423.

Oestman, E., Schweitzer, L., Tomboulian, P., Corado, A. and Suffet, I.H. 2004Effects of chlorine and chloramines on earthy and musty odors in drinking water. Water Science and Technology; Vol 49(9); 153-159.

Schweitzer, L., Tomboulian, P., Atasi, K., Chen, T., and Khiari, D. 2004Utility Quick Test for Analyzing Materials for Drinking Water Distribution Systems for Effect on Taste and Odor. Water Science and Technology; Vol 49(9); 75-80.

Tomboulian, P., Wilson, J., Mullin, K., and Schweitzer, L. 2004. Materials used in drinking water distribution systems: contribution to taste-and-odor. Water Science and Technology; Vol 49(9); 219-226.

Suffet, I.H., Schweitzer, L., Khiari, D. 2004Olfactory and chemical analysis of taste and odor episodes in drinking water supplies. Environ Sci and Bio/technology; V00; 1-11.

Forrester, G.E., Fredericks, B.I., Gerdeman, D., Evans, B., Steele, M.A., Zayed, K., Schweitzer, L.E., Suffet, I.H., Vance, R.R., and Ambrose, R.F. 2003Growth of estuarine fish is associated with the combined concentration of sediment contaminants and shows no adaptation or acclimation to past conditions. Marine Environmental Research; 56:423-442.

Pedersen, J., Schweitzer, L., Lin, C.H. and Suffet, I.H. 2002Effect of Oxic State on Nonpolar Organic Contaminant Distribution, Mobility and Bioavailability in Sediments. Israel Journal of Chemistry; 42(1):109-118.

Schweitzer, L., Suffet, I.H. and Bay, S. 2000. Dietary assimilation of a polychlorinated biphenyl in adult sea urchins (Lytechinus pictus) and maternal transfer to their offspring. Environ. Tox. and Chem.; Vol.19(7); 1919-1924.

Schweitzer, L. and Suffet, I.H. 1999Exposure assessment of taste and odor standards used in the method of flavor profile analysis. Water Science and Technology; V40 (6); 209-216.

Schweitzer, L., Noblet, J., Ye, Q., Ruth, E. and Suffet, I.H. 1999The environmental fate and mechanism of formation of 2-ethyl-5,5’-dimethyl-1,3-dioxane (2EDD) - a malodorous contaminant in drinking water. Water Science and Technology; V40 (6); 217-224.

Schweitzer, L., Noblet, J., Ruth, E. and Suffet, I.H. 1999. The formation, stability, and odor characterization of 2-ethyl-4-methyl-1,3-dioxolane (2EMD). Water Science and Technology; V40 (6); 293-298.

Noblet, J., Schweitzer, L., Ibrahim, E., Stolzenbach, K., and Suffet, I.H. 1999Evaluation of a taste and odor incident on the Ohio River. Water Science and Technology; V40 (6); 185-194.

Schweitzer, L., Hose, J., Suffet, I.H., and Bay, S. 1997. Differential toxicity of three PCB congeners in developing sea urchin embryos. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; V.16 (7); 1510-1514.

Hunchak-Kariouk, K., Schweitzer, L., and Suffet, I.H. 1997Partitioning of 2,2’,4,4’-tetrachlorobiphenyl by the dissolved organic matter in oxic and anoxic porewaters. Environmental Science and Technology; 31; 639-645.

Sovak, M., Terry, R., Douglass, J., and Schweitzer, L. 1991. Primary carboxamides, nonionic isotonic monomers. Investigative Radiology; Vol. 26.; Supp. No.1.