Daryl McCartney, PhD, PEng

Professor, Environmental Engineering

Office: 7-235 Donadeo Innovation Cntr for Engineering 
Phone: 780 492-4738
E-mail: daryl.mccartney@ualberta.ca

Research Interests

  • Clogging of leachate collection systems in landfills
  • Inactivation of plant pathogens through compost process
  • Identifying corrosion mechanisms in composting environments
  • Optimization of bulking agent requirements for biosolids composting
  • Pathogen inactivation in composting environments
  • Disposal of residual material from drinking water treatment plants
  • Integration of laboratory management systems
  • Physical and numerical modeling of composting processes
  • Solid waste management systems
  • Development of compost material test methods
  • End use of compost material
  • Solid waste audits
  • Sustainable development indicator design processes for organizations

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Searcy, C., Karapetrovic, S. & McCartney, D. 2005. Designing Sustainable Development Indicators: Analysis for a case utility. Measuring Business Excellence. 9:2:33-41.
  2. McCartney, D. & G. Eftoda. 2005. Windrow Composting of Municipal Biosolids in a cold climate. Journal of Environmental Engineering & Science. 4:341-352.
  3. Chapman, S. & D. McCartney. 2005. Composting of residuals from a strawboard manufacturing facility. Compost Science & Utilization. 13:2:90-97.
  4. Searcy, C., S. Karapetrovic, & D. McCartney. 2005. Designing sustainable development indicators: Analysis for a case utility. Published in the Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on ISO 9000 & Total Quality Management. Shanghai, China. March, 2005. (Winner of best paper).
  5. Ge, B. & D. McCartney. 2004. Reining in heavy metals. Resource Recycling. Nov. 10-16.
  6. Eftoda, G. & D.M. McCartney. 2004. Correlating bench-scale FAS tests to full-scale windrow composting performance. Compost Science & Utilization. 12:3:208-218.
  7. Ge, B. & D. McCartney. 2004. Reader’s Q & A: Using compost/digestate to stabilize mine spoils and prevent oxidation. BioCycle. 45:7:14-15.
  8. McCartney, D. & G. Eftoda. 2004. Windrow Composting of municipal biosolids at low temperatures. In Proceedings of the 12th Annual Cold Regions Engineering Specialty Conference. Edmonton, AB. May.
  9. McCartney, D.M. 2003. Auditing non-hazardous wastes from golf course operations: moving from a waste to a sustainability framework. Resources, Conservation, & Recycling. 37(4)283-300.
  10. McCartney, D.M. & G. Eftoda. 2002. Choosing bulking agents for windrow composting. BioCycle. January: 47-48.
  11. Eftoda, G. & D.M. McCartney. 2002. Correlating bench-scale FAS tests to full-scale windrow composting performance. In Proceedings of the 2002 International Symposium on Composting and Compost Utilization. Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.
  12. Hesnawi, R. & McCartney, D. 2001. Effect of soil content on composting of diesel fuel contaminated soils. In Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on In Situ and On-site bioremediation. Battelle. Columbus, OH.
  13. McCartney, D.M. & H. Chen. 2001. Bench-scale simulation of the composting process: Effect of compression on free air space and microbial activity. Compost Science & Utilization. 9:283-302.
  14. McCartney, D.M. 2001. Organics recycling at a golf course in a Canadian National Park. BioCycle. August: 27-28.
  15. McCartney, D.M., Y. Zhang, & C. Grant. 2001. Characterization of compost produced at a golf course: Impact of historic mercury accumulations in putting green soil. Compost Science & Utilization. 9:1:73-91.
  16. Larsen K.L. & D.M. McCartney. 2000. Effect of C:N ratio on microbial activity and N retention: Bench-scale study using pulp & paper biosolids. Compost Science & Utilization. 8:2:147-159.
  17. Larsen K.L. & D.M. McCartney. 2000. Effect of C:N ratio on microbial activity and N retention: Bench-scale study using pulp & paper biosolids. Compost Science & Utilization. 8:2:147-159.

Recent Conference Publications

  1. Wichuk, K. & D. McCartney. 2005. Extent of pathogen inactivation during composting: a review. In Proceedings of the 15th Annual National Composting Council of Canada Conference. Lake Louise AB. October.
  2. Su, D., D. McCartney & J. Leonard. 2005. Air permeability and pressure drop in porous materials: a literature review. In Proceedings of the 15th Annual National Composting Council of Canada Conference. Lake Louise AB. October.
  3. Ge,B., D. McCartney & S. Abboud. 2005. Trace metal sources in mixed municipal solid waste compost systems. In Proceedings of the 15th Annual National Composting Council of Canada Conference. Lake Louise AB. October.
  4. Rocha, M., C. Searcy, S. Karapetrovic & D. McCartney. 2005. Integrating sustainable development into existing management systems. Presented at the 10th World Congress for Total Quality Management. August 22-24, 2005. Winnipeg.
  5. Su, D., Q. Wang, & D. McCartney. 2004. Comparison of free air space test methods. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual National Composting Council of Canada Conference. Gatineau, QC. September.
  6. Ge, B., D. McCartney, & J. Zeb. 2004. Compost environmental protection standards in Canada. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual National Composting Council of Canada Conference. Gatineau, QC. September.
  7. Raichura, A. & McCartney, D. 2004. Windrow composting of municipal biosolids: effect of bulking agent particle size on operating temperature. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the CSCE. Saskatoon, SK. June.
  8. McCartney, D. 2004. Research needs in waste management: solid waste residuals treatment. In Proceedings of the 12th Annual Cold Regions Engineering Specialty Conference. Edmonton, AB. May.
  9. Searcy,S., D.McCartney, C.Piotrowski, & S.Karapetrovic. 2004. Developing sustainable development indicators for the electric utility industry. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment. Vancouver BC. April.