Herschel Elliott, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Fate And Control Of Pollutants In Soils And Water
Herschel Elliott, Ph.D., P.E.
306 Forest Resources Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-2062

Areas of Expertise

  • Fate And Control Of Pollutants In Soils And Water


  1. B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee
  2. M.S. & Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware

Areas of Interest

Odor Management in Pennsylvania


  • ABE/BRS 500 Research Methods in A B E
  • BE 477   Land Application of Wastes
  • ERM 433 Transformation of Pollutants in Soils

For information about courses please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog.


  • Treatment and land disposal and recycling of municipal, agricultural and industrial wastes
  • Phosphorus runoff and water quality
  • Soil decontamination
  • Odor management


  • Elliott, H.A. and M. Taylor. 2014. Phosphorus partitioning in co-dewatering biosolids and water treatment residuals. Water Sci & Tech. 70(3):422-429
  • Williams, M.R., A.R. Buda, H.A. Elliott, J. Hamlett, E.W. Boyer, and J.P. Schmidt, 2014. Groundwater flow path dynamics and nitrogen transport potential in the riparian zone of an agricultural headwater catchment. J. Hydrol. 511:870-879.
  • Asem-Hiablie, S., C.D. Church, H.A. Elliott, N.W. Shappell, H.L. Schoenfuss, P. Drechsel, C.F. Williams, A.L. Knopf, and M.Y.Dabie. 2013. Serum estrogenicity and biological responses in African catfish raised in wastewater ponds in Ghana. Science Total Environ. 463-464: 1182-1191.
  • Jaiswal, D. and H.A. Elliott. 2013. Applicability of phosphorus site indices to wastewater effluent-irrigated cropland.  J. Soil Water Conserv. 68(3):228-237.
  • Taylor, M. and H.A. Elliott. 2013. Influence of water treatment residuals on dewaterability of wastewater biosolids. Water Sci & Tech. 67(1):180-186.
  • Elliott, H.A. and D. Jaiswal. 2012. Phosphorus management for sustainable agricultural irrigation of reclaimed water. J. Environ. Engr. 138(3):367-374.
  • Brandt, R.C., H.A. Elliott, M.A.A. Adviento-Borbe, E.F. Wheeler, P.J.A. Kleinman, and D.B. Beegle. 2011. Field olfactometry assessment of dairy manure land application methods. J. Environ. Qual. 40: 431-437.
  • Jaiswal, D. and H.A. Elliott. 2011. Long-term phosphorus fertility in wastewater-irrigated cropland. J. Environ. Qual. 40:214-223.
  • Ippilito, J.A., K.A. Barbarick, and H.A. Elliott. 2011. Drinking water treatment residual: A review of recent uses. J. Environ. Qual. 40:1-12.
  • Elliott, H.A. and D. Jaiswal. 2011. Phosphorus management for sustainable agricultural irrigation of reclaimed water. J. Environ. Engr. (accepted for publication).
  • Johnson, K.N, P.J.A. Kleinman, D.B. Beegle, H.A. Elliott, and L.S. Saporito. 2011. Effect of dairy manure slurry application in a no-till system on phosphorus runoff. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosys.
  • Brandt, R.C., M.A.A. Adviento-Borbe, H.A. Elliott, and E.F. Wheeler. 2011. Protocols for reliable field olfactometry odor evaluation. Appl. Engr. Agric. 27:457-466.
  • Brandt, R.C. and H.A. Elliott. 2009. Sustaining biosolids recycling under phosphorus-based nutrient management. Water Practice. 3(1):1-14.
  • O’Connor, G.A., H.A. Elliott, and R.K. Bastian. 2008. Degraded water reuse: An overview. J. Environ. Qual. 37:S157-S168.
  • Wagner, D.J., H.A. Elliott, R.C. Brandt, and D. Jaiswal. 2008. Managing biosolids runoff phosphorus using buffer strips enhanced with drinking water treatment residuals. J. Environ. Qual. 37:1567-1574.
  • Elliott, H.A. and G.A. O'Connor. 2007. Phosphorus management for sustainable biosolids recycling in the United States. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 39:1318-1327.
  • Elliott, H.A., R.C. Brandt, P.J.A. Kleinman, A.N. Sharpley, and D.B. Beegle. 2006. Estimating source coefficients for phosphorus site indices. J. Environ. Qual. 35:2195-2201.
  • Kleinman, P.J.A., A.N. Sharpley, A.M. Wolf, D.B. Beegle, H.A. Elliott, J.L. Weld, and R.C. Brandt. 2006. Developing an environmental manure test for the phosphorus index. Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 37:2137-2155.

Research Interests

Natural Resources Engineering and Protection

Control Of Pollutants In Soils And Water