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Dean Peterman

Distinguished Staff Scientist

Research Areas:
Analytical Chemistry

Biography:

Education:

​Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, 1995

M.S. Physical Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, 1993

B.S. Chemistry, Denison University, American Chemical Society certified degree, 1988

Affiliations:

​Member, American Chemical Society

  • 2010 - 2013  American Chemical Society – Treasurer Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (I&EC) division
  • 2004 - 2008  American Chemical Society – SS&T subdivision of I&EC division Chair cycle
  • 2003 - 2005  American Chemical Society – Idaho Section Chair cycle

 

Idaho State University, Adjunct Faculty, 2000

  • Chem 111, General Chemistry 1 and General Chemistry 1 Lab

 

University of Idaho, Adjunct Faculty, 2004 - 2014

  • Chem 495, Thermodynamics and Kinetic
  • Chem 507, Topics in Physical Chemistry – Introduction to Quantum Theory
  • Chem 509, Advanced Physical Chemistry – Quantum Theory
  • Chem 550, Radioanalytical Chemistry
  • Chem 556, Molecular Spectroscopy – Group Theory
Publications:
  1. T. Demana, D. Peterman, J. Shaffer, and P. R. Melaragno, "Flow-through spectroelectrochemical detector based on diffraction at a cylindrical electrode," Anal. Chem. 1989, 61, 1216.
  1. Dean R. Peterman, Robert G. Daniel, Ronald J. Horwitz, and Joyce A. Guest, "Characterization of acetic acid photofragmentation dynamics:  Isotopic substitution effects," Chem. Phys. Lett. 1995, 236, 558.
  1. Gregory R. Choppin and Dean R. Peterman, "Applications of lanthanide luminescence spectroscopy to solution studies of coordination chemistry," Coord. Chem. Rev. 1998, 174, 283.
  1. Nancy L. Greenbaum, Claudius Mundoma, and Dean R. Peterman, "Probing of metal-binding domains of RNA hairpin loops by laser-induced lanthanide(III) luminescence," Biochemistry 2001, 40, 1124.
  1. Horprai Kurosaki, Steve Lamont, Roy Filby, Sue B. Clark, Dean R. Peterman, "Developing Combined Fission Track Analysis and Alpha Track Analysis to Study the Spatial Distribution of U and Pu Sorbed to Environmental Particles," J. Nuc. Sci. Tech. 2002, 39:sup3, 493.
  1. J. D. Law; R. S. Herbst; D. R. Peterman; R. D. Tillotson; T. A. Todd "Development of a cobalt dicarbollide/polyethylene glycol solvent extraction process for separation of cesium and strontium to support advanced aqueous reprocessing," Nuclear Technology, 2004, 147(2), 284 – 290.
  1. I. V. Smirnov; V. A. Babain; A. Y. Shadrin; T. I. Efremova; N. A. Bondarenko; R. S. Herbst, D. R. Peterman; T. A. Todd "Extraction of americium and europium by diphosphine dioxides and their mixtures with chlorinated cobalt dicarbollide," Sol. Extr. Ion Exch. 2005, 23, 1 – 21.
  1. J. D. Law; R. S. Herbst; D. R. Peterman; R. D. Tillotson, T. A. Todd "Development of a regenerable strip reagent for treatment of acidic, radioactive waste with cobalt dicarbollide-based solvent extraction processes," Sol. Extr. Ion Exch. 2005, 23, 59 – 83.
  1. C. L. Riddle; J. D. Baker; J. D. Law; C. A. McGrath; D. H. Meikrantz; B. J. Mincher; D. R. Peterman; T. A. Todd "Fission Product Extraction (FPEX):  Development of a novel solvent for the simultaneous separation of strontium and cesium from acidic solutions," Sol. Extr. Ion Exch. 2005, 23, 449 – 461.
  1. R. S. Herbst; D. R. Peterman; R. D. Tillotson, L. H. Delmau "Aspects of the fundamental chemistry of cesium extraction from acidic media by HCCD," Czech. J. Phys, Suppl. D 2006, 56, D477 – D482.
  1. J. D. Law; D. R. Peterman; T. A. Todd; R. D. Tillotson "Separation of trivalent actinides from lanthanides in an acetate buffer solution using Cyanex 301" Radiochimica Acta, 2006, 94(5), 261 – 266.
  1. T. A. Luther; R. S. Herbst; D. R. Peterman; R. D. Tillotson; T. G. Garn; V. A. Babain; I. V. Smirnov; E. S. Stoyanov; N. G. Antonov "Some aspects of fundamental chemistry of the Universal Extraction (UNEX) process for the simultaneous separation of major radionuclides (cesium, strontium, actinides, and lanthanides) from radioactive wastes" J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 2006, 3, 603 – 613.
  1. D. R. Peterman; J. D. Law; T. A. Todd; R. D. Tillotson "Use of Cyanex-301 for separation of Am/Cm from lanthanides in an advanced nuclear fuel cycle" in Separations for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle in the 21st Century, ACS Symposium Series 933, G. J. Lummetta, K. L. Nash, S. B. Clark, and J. I. Friese, Eds., American Chemical Society, Washington D. C., 2006, 251 – 259.
  1. B. J. Mincher, S. P. Mezyk, W. F. Bauer, G. Elias, C. Riddle, D. R. Peterman "FPEX g-radiolysis in the presence of nitric acid" Sol. Extr. Ion Exch., 2007, 25, 593-601.
  1. M. T. Benson; M. L. Moser; D. R. Peterman; A. Dinescu "Determination of pKa for dithiophosphinic acids using density functional theory" J. Molec. Struc. THEOCHEM, 2008, 867, 71 – 77.
  1. R. S. Herbst; D. R. Peterman; T. A. Robinson "PEG-400 partitioning in the HCCD/PEG process for Cs and Sr recovery" Sep. Sci. Tech., 2008, 43(9-10), 2557 – 2571.
  2. R. S. Herbst; D. R. Peterman; R. D. Tillotson; L. H. Delmau "Fundamental chemistry of cesium extraction from acidic media by HCCD in FS-13" Sol. Extr. Ion Exch., 2008, 26(2), 163 – 174.
  3. J. R. Klaehn; D. R. Peterman; M. K. Harrup; R. D. Tillotson; T. A. Luther; J. D. Law; L. M. Daniels "Synthesis of symmetric dithiophosphinic acids for "minor actinide" extraction" Inorg. Chimica Acta, 2008, 361, 2522 – 2532.
  4. C. M. Leavitt; G. L. Gresham; M. T. Benson; J. –J. Gaumet; D. R. Peterman; J. R. Klaehn; M. Moser; F. Aubriet; M. J. van Stipdonk; G. S. Groenewold "Investigations of acidity and nucleophilicity of diphenyldithiophosphinate ligands using theory and gas-phase dissociation reactions" Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 3056 – 3064.
  5. D. Peterman; L. Martin; J. Klaehn; M. Harrup; M. Greenhalgh; T. Luther "Selective separation of minor actinides and lanthanides using aromatic dithiophosphinic and phosphinic acid derivatives" J. Radioanal. Nucl Chem., 2009, 282(3), 527 - 531.
  6. S. Pepper; D. Peterman; T. Tranter; B. White "Detection of radionuclides in aqueous sample using cloud point extraction" J. Radioanal. Nucl Chem., 2009, 282(3), 909 – 912.
  7. R. S. Herbst; D. Peterman; P. Zalupski; K. Nash; R. Tillotson; L. Delmau "Thermodynamics of cesium extraction from acidic media by HCCD and PEG" Sol. Extr. Ion Exch., 2010, 28(5), 563 - 578.
  8. D. R. Peterman; M. R. Greenhalgh; R. D. Tillotson; J. R. Klaehn; M. K. Harrup; T. A. Luther; J. D. Law "Selective extraction of minor actinides from acidic media using symmetric and asymmetric dithiophosphinic acids" Sep. Sci. Tech., 2010, 45(12-13), 1711 – 1717.
  9. P. R. Zalupski; R. S. Herbst; L. H. Delmau; L. R. Martin; D. R. Peterman; K. L. Nash "Two-phase calorimetry.  II. Studies on the thermodynamics of cesium and strontium extraction by mixtures of H+CCD- and PEG-400 in FS-13" Sol. Extr. Ion Exch., 2010, 28(2), 161 – 183.
  10. J. R. Klaehn; D. R. Peterman; M. K. Harrup; T. A. Luther; L. M. Daniels "Bis(o-trifluoromethylphenyl)dithiophosphinic methyl ester" Inorg. Chimica Acta, 2011, 370, 519 – 522.
  11. K. L. Swancutt; T. D. Cullen; S. P. Mezyk; G. Elias; W. F. Bauer; R. D. Ball; D. R. Peterman; C. L. Riddle; B. J. Mincher; J. J. Muller "The radiation chemistry of Cs-7SB modifier used in Cs and Sr solvent extraction" Sol. Extr. Ion Exch., 2011, 29(1), 106 – 127.
  12. S. R. Daly; J. R. Klaehn; K. S. Boland; S. A. Kozimor; M. M. Maclnnes; D. R. Peterman; B. L. Scott "NMR spectroscopy and structural characterization of dithiophosphinate ligands relevant to minor actinide extraction processes" Dalton Trans., 2012, 41(7), 2163 – 2175.
  13. G. S. Groenewold; D. R. Peterman; J. R. Klaehn; Laetitia H. Delmau; Philippe Marc; Radu Custelcean "Oxidative degradation of bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)dithiophosphinic acid in nitric acid studied by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry" Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., 2012, 26, 2195 – 2203.
  14. Philippe Marc; Radu Custelcean; John R. Klaehn; Dean R. Peterman, Laetitia H. Delmau "Degradation of CYANEX 301 in Contact with Nitric Acid Media" Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2012, 51(40), 13238 – 13244.
  15. Peter R. Zalupski; Dale D. Ensor; Catherine L. Riddle; Dean R. Peterman "Complete Recovery of Actinides from UREX-like Raffinates using a Combination of Hard and Soft Donor Ligands" Sol. Extr. Ion Exch., 2012, 31(4), 430-441.
  16. Tatiana G. Levitskaia; James M. Peterson; Emily L. Campbell; Amanda J. Casella, Dean R. Peterman; Samuel A. Bryan Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Multivariate Analysis for Online Monitoring of Dibutyl Phosphate Degradation Product in Tributyl Phosphate/n-Dodecane/Nitric Acid Solvent" Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2013, 52(49), 17607-17617.
  17. Melissa E. Freiderich; Dean R. Peterman; John R. Klaehn; Philippe Marc; Laetitia H. Delmau "Chemical Degradation Studies on a Series of Dithiophosphinic Acids (DPAHS)" Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2014, 53(9), 3606-3611.
  18. Christopher A. Zarzana; Dean R. Peterman, Gary S. Groenewold, Lonnie Olson, Rocklan G. McDowell, William F. Bauer; Sabrina J. Morgan "Investigation of the Impacts of Gamma Radiolysis on an Advanced TALSPEAK Separation" Sep. Sci. Tech., 2015 50, 2836-2843.
  19. Peter R. Zalupski; John R. Klaehn; Dean R. Peterman "Complete Recovery of Actinides from UREX-like Raffinates Using a Combination of Hard and Soft Donor Ligands. II. Soft Donor Structure Variation" Sol. Extr. Ion Exch., 2015 33, 523-539.
  20. Dean Peterman; Andreas Geist; Bruce Mincher; Giuseppe Modolo;  Maria Hitos Galán; Lonnie Olson; Rocklan McDowell "Performance of an i-SANEX System Based on a Water-Soluble BTP under Continuous Irradiation in a g-Radiolysis Test Loop" Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2016 55(39), 10427-10435.
  21. Peter R. Zalupski; Travis S. Grimes; Colt R. Heathman; Dean R. Peterman "Optical Absorption Characteristics For  7F0'5L6' and  7F0'→ 7F6' Transitions of Trivalent Americium Ion in Aqueous Electrolyte Mixtures" Applied Spectroscopy, 2017 71(12), 2608-2615.
  22. Vanessa E. Holfeltz; Dean R. Peterman;  Emily L. Campbell; Robert F.Standaert; Alena Paulenovea; Tatiana G. Livitskaia; Gregg J. Lumetta "Effect of HEH[EHP] impurities on the ALSEP solvent extraction process" Sol. Extr. Ion Exch., 2017 doi.org/10.1080/07366299.2017.1412111
Patents:
  1. Terry A. Todd; David H. Meikrantz; Catherine L. Riddle; Jack D. Law; Dean R. Peterman; Bruce J. Mincher; Christopher A. McGrath; John D. Baker  "Cesium and strontium extraction using a mixed extractant solvent including crown ether and calixarene extractants" U.S. Patent #7,291,316, November 6, 2007.
  1. Mason K. Harrup; Dean R. Peterman; Jack D. Law; John R. Klaehn "Extraction agent and method for forming an extraction agent for the separation of actinides from lanthanides" U.S. Patent #7,704,468, April 27, 2010.
  1. Rick L. Demmer; Dean R. Peterman; Julia L. Tripp; Karen E. Wright; D. Craig Cooper "Long lasting decontamination foam" U.S. Patent #7,846,888, December 7, 2010. Technology licensed to Environmental Alternatives, Inc., Keene, NH.
  1. Dean R. Peterman; John R. Klaehn; Mason K. Harrup; Richard D. Tillotson; Jack D. Law "Actinide extraction methods and actinide separation compositions" U.S. Patent #7,799,293B2 September, 21, 2010.
  1. David H. Meikrantz; Terry A. Todd; Catherine L. Riddle; Jack D. Law; Dean R. Peterman; Bruce J Mincher; Christopher A. McGrath; John D. Baker "Extractant composition including crown ether and calixarene extractants" U.S. Patent # 7,524,469, April 28, 2009.
  1. Dean R. Peterman; David H. Meikrantz; Jack D. Law; Catherine L. Riddle; Terry A. Todd; Mitchell R. Greenhalgh; Richard A. Bartsch; Richard D. Tillotson; Bruce A. Moyer; Laetitia H. Delmau; Peter V. Bonnesen "Extractant compositions for co-extracting cesium and strontium, a method of separating cesium and strontium from an aqueous feed, calixarene compounds, and an alcohol modifier" U.S. Patent #8,158,088, April 17, 2012.
  1. Karen E. Wright; D. Craig Cooper; Dean R. Peterman; Rick L. Demmer; Julia L. Tripp; Laurence C. Hull "Surface decontamination compositions and methods" U.S. Patent #7,915,472, March 29, 2011. Technology licensed to Environmental Alternatives, Inc., Keene, NH.  
Presentations:
  1. T. A. Todd; J. D. Law; R. S. Herbst; D. R. Peterman; T. J. Tranter "INEEL Environmental Management Chemical Separations Program," In peer reviewed proceedings of Waste Management 2001, Tucson, AZ, 2001.
  1. J. D. Law; R. S. Herbst; D. R. Peterman; R. D. Tillotson; T. A. Todd "Development of a Cobalt Dicarbollide/Polyethylene Glycol Solvent Extraction Process for Separation of Cesium and Strontium to Support Advanced Aqueous Reprocessing," In peer reviewed Proceedings from Global 2003, New Orleans, LA, November, 2003.
  1. J. D. Law; T. A. Todd; D. R. Peterman; R. S. Herbst; R. D. Tillotson "Recent Advances in the Development of a Cobalt Dicarbollide Based Solvent Extraction Process for the Separation of Cs and Sr from Spent Fuel," In peer reviewed Proceedings from Advances for Nuclear Fuel Cycles (ATALANTE 2004), Nimes, France, June, 2004.
  1. J. D. Law; R. S. Herbst; D. R. Peterman; T. A. Todd; V. N. Romanovskiy; I. V. Smirnov; V. M. Esimantovsky; V. A. Babain "Development of Regenerable Strip Reagent for Treatment of Acidic, Radioactive Waste with the Universal Solvent Extraction Process," In peer reviewed Proceedings for the 6th International Conference on Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Aachen, Germany, pp. 557-579, September, 2004.
  1. C. L. Riddle; J. D. Law; T. A. Todd; J. D. Baker; C. A. McGrath; D. H. Meikrantz; B. J. Mincher; D. R. Peterman "Simultaneous Extraction/Recovery of Cesium and Strontium From Acidic Solutions," In peer reviewed proceedings of the International Solvent Extraction Conference, Beijing, China, 2005.
  1. J. D. Law; T. A. Todd R. S. Herbst; D. R. Peterman; C. L. Riddle; D. H. Meikrantz; R. D. Tillotson "Development of Solvent Extraction Technologies form the Simultaneous Separation of Cesium and Strontium as Part of an Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle," In peer reviewed proceedings of ICEM 2005, Glasgow, Scotland, 2005.
  1. T. A. Todd; J. D. Law; R. S. Herbst; D. H. Meikrantz; D. R. Peterman; C. L. Riddle; R. D. Tillotson "Advanced Technologies for the Simultaneous Separation of Cesium and Strontium From Spent Nuclear Fuel," In peer reviewed proceedings of Waste Management 2005, Tucson, AZ, 2005.
  1. J. D. Law; T. G. Garn; R. S. Herbst; D. H. Meikrantz; D. R. Peterman; C. L. Riddle; T. A. Todd, J. L. Tripp "Development of Cesium and Strontium Separation and Immobilization Technologies in Support of an Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle," In peer reviewed proceedings of Waste Management 2006 Symposium, Education and Opportunity for the Next Generation of Waste Management Professionals, Tucson, AZ, 2006.
  1. J. D. Law; R. S. Herbst; D. R. Peterman; T. A. Todd; V. Romanovski, V. Babain, I. Smirnov; M. Alyapyshev "The Use of Chlorinated Cobalt Dicarbollide Based Solvent Extraction Systems for the Separation of Cesium, Strontium and Actinides from Acidic Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel," In peer reviewed proceedings of the 15th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference, Sydney Australia, October, 2006.
  1. D. R. Peterman; R. S. Herbst, J. D. Law; R. D. Tillotson; T. G. Garn; T. A. Todd; V. N. Romanovskiy; V. A. Babain; M. Yu. Alyapyshev; I. V. Smirnov "Diamide Derivatives of Dipicolinic Acid as Actinide and Lanthanide Extractants in a Variation of the UNEX Process," In peer reviewed proceedings of 7th International Conference on Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Systems, GLOBAL 2007, September 9-13, 2007, Boise, Idaho.
  1. J. D. Law; D. R. Peterman; C. L. Riddle, T. A. Todd; D. A. Meikrantz "Advances in Development of the Fission Product Extracton Process for the Separation of Cesium and Strontium from Spent Nuclear Fuel," peer reviewed Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, ICEM2007, September 2-6, 2007, Bruges, Belgium.
  2. J. D. Law; D. R. Peterman; C. L. Riddle, D. H. Meikrantz, T. A. Todd "Simultaneous Separation of Cesium and Strontium from Spent Nuclear Fuel using the Fission Product Extraction Process," Solvent Extraction:  Fundamentals to Industrial Applications, In peer reviewed proceeding of ISEC 2008, International Solvent Extraction Conference, Vol. 1, Bruce Moyer editor, ISBN:  1-894475-80-1, 2008.
  3. D. R. Peterman; M. R. Greenhalgh; R. D. Tillotson; J. R. Klaehn; M. K. Harrup; T. A. Luther; J. D. Law; L. M. Daniels "Separation of Minor Actinides from Lanthanides by Dithiophosphinic Acid Extractants," Solvent Extraction:  Fundamentals to Industrial Applications, In peer reviewed proceeding of ISEC 2008, International Solvent Extraction Conference, Vol. 1, Bruce Moyer editor, ISBN:  1-894475-80-1, 2008.
Awards:
  • 2015 US-DOE Certificate of Appreciation recipient as a member of the Idaho National Laboratory's Solvent Degradation and Radiation Chemistry Team

  • 2014 Secretary of Energy's Honor Award recipient as member of the Salt Waste Disposal Technologies Team

  • Inducted into the Idaho National Laboratory Inventor's Hall of Fame, January 2012

  • Recipient of 2011 R&D 100 Award for Rad-Release Chemical Decontamination Technology (Rad-Release)

Research Interests:

Dean’s research interests lie in the field of physical inorganic chemistry with an emphasis on the aqueous chemistry of lanthanide and actinide elements.  Recently, his main research areas focus on the use of soft donor ligand systems for the selective separation of trivalent actinides from lanthanides and the effects of gamma radiolysis on solvent extraction processes.

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