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Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A TWO-STAGE MICROBIAL FUEL CELL SYSTEM TO CONVERT SOLID ORGANIC WASTE TO ELECTRICITY, Tristan T. Beaster

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Characterization of a Coal Fly Ash-Cement Slurry by the Absolute Foam Index, Melanie Kueber Watkins

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A COAL FLY ASH-CEMENT SLURRY BY THE ABSOLUTE FOAM INDEX, Melanie Kueber Watkins

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ASPHALT MATERIALS CONTAINING BIO OIL FROM MICHIGAN WOOD, Julian N. Mills-Beale

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DETERMINATION OF BULK DENSITY OF ROCK CORE USING STANDARD INDUSTRY METHODS, Kacy Mackenzey Crawford

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Determing the Effect of Thermal Treatment Timing on Ultra-High Performance Concrete Beams, Christopher H. Mullen

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DEVELOPMENT OF A 2-DIMENSIONAL FINITE VOLUME MODEL TO ASSESS HYDRODYNAMIC AND MICROBIAL CONTROLS ON DNAPL DISSOLUTION AND DETOXIFICATION, Eric S. Wesseldyke

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EVALUATING INFRASTRUCTURE PERFORMANCE TO ASSIST FACILITY MANAGEMENT TOWARD SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS, Yongliang Jin

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EVALUATING THE INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE OF MANUALLY DRILLED WELLS IN NORTH-EASTERN MADAGASCAR, Luke John Paul Barrett

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EVALUATION OF INTELLIGENT COMPACTION CONTROL IN THE M-189 RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT IRON RIVER, MICHIGAN, Junhong Li

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EVALUATION OF NON-STATIONARITY IN ANNUAL MAXIMUM FLOOD SERIES OF MODERATELY IMPAIRED WATERSHEDS IN THE UPPER MIDWEST AND NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES, Neila Salvadori

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Infrared Thermography Enhancements for Concrete Bridge Evaluation, Khatereh Vaghefi

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MATURE FINE TAILINGS (MFTs): A STUDY OF COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH AND RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF ATHABASCA OIL SANDS PETROLEUM MINING WASTE APPLIED IN CONCRETE MIXTURES, Jean S. Leav

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Performance-Based Engineering Framework for Earthquake and Fire Following Earthquake, Aerik Carlton

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POST-PROJECT ASSESSMENT OF PIT LATRINES IN RURAL PANAMA, Jacob B. Midkiff

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Stilling Basin Scour Remediation Using Air Injection and Flat Plate Extension, Rachael Barlock

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STRUCTURAL CONTROL OF A SMALL-SCALE TEST-BED SHAKER STRUCTURE USING A SPONGE-TYPE MAGNETO-RHEOLOGICAL FLUID DAMPER, Benjamin D. Winter

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SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELING AS A QUANTITATIVE-QUALITATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: INSIGHTS FOR WATER QUALITY POLICY IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION, Ali Mirchi

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TERPENE AND TERPENOID EMISSIONS AND SECONDARY ORGANIC AEROSOL PRODUCTION, Rosa M. Flores

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The Laboratory Evaluation of Bio Oil Derived From Waste Resources as Extender for Asphalt Binder, Xu Yang

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Analysis of spring break-up and its effects on a biomass feedstock supply chain in northern Michigan , Huihui Lin

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Application of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) as a thin-bonded overlay for concrete bridge decks, Sarah V. Shann

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Assessment of soil erosion vulnerability in rural communities in the vicinity of Motozintla de Mendoza, Chiapas, Mexico : a physical and sociological approach, Selene B. González-Morales

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Assessment of water and sanitation infrastructure at primary schools in Rakai District, Uganda, Colin M. Casey

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Augmenting the piezoelectric in portland cement paste for structural health monitoring applications, Benjamin A. Roskoskey

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Compatibility of ultra high performance concrete as repair material : bond characterization with concrete under different loading scenarios, Miguel Ángel Carbonell Muñoz

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Design of a lab scale direct-filtration system and its application in process lab , Shichang Ma

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Development and improvement of warm-mix asphalt technology, Shu Wei Goh

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Effective water treatment for rural communities in Suriname : a comparison of point-of-use ceramic filters and centralized treatment with sand filters, Ashlee K. Vincent

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Engineering design motivations : a qualitative and quantitative analysis of university students , Kristine Louise Guzak

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Evaluation of flood risk in response to climate variability, Casey E. Fritsch

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Evaluation of surface defect detection in reinforced concrete bridge decks using terrestrial LiDAR , Ryan C. Hoensheid

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Expansion of mortar bars in the presence of potassium acetate deicer , Gerald C. Anzalone III

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Free Troposphere Ozone and Carbon Monoxide over the North Atlantic for 2001-2011, Aditya Kumar

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Great Lakes tributary phosphorus bioavailability, Renn Sterling Lambert

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IMPACT OF 2000-2050 CLIMATE CHANGE ON GLOBAL ATMOSPHERIC TRANSPORT AND DEPOSITION OF MERCURY, Wenchao Chen

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Improving the sustainability of an appropriate technology solution; bone char defluoridation filters in Arusha, Tanzania, Bailey Bogart Gamble

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Information integration and management through the design and construction phases of a project life cycle, Christopher T. Brokaw

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INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF ANTHROPOGENIC, CLIMATE, AND POLICY INDUCED CHANGES OF PHOSPHORUS EXPORT IN THE UNITED STATES LAURENTIAN GREAT LAKES WATERSHEDS, Meredith Ballard LaBeau

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Integration of computational models and experimental characterization to study internal frost damage in cementitious materials , Kenny Ng

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Investigating the effect of construction management strategies on project greenhouse gas emissions using interactive simulation , Pei Tang

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Model to describe the mode I fracture of steel fiber reinforced ultra-high performance concrete, Eric L. Kreiger

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Optimization of redundancy in branched water distribution systems , Megan L. Abbott

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Probabilistic-based hurricane risk assessment and mitigation considering the potential impacts of climate change , Sigridur Osk Bjarnadottir

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Suitability comparison of rainwater harvesting and piped water systems in the Dominican Republic , Ryan M. Biehl

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THE PERFORMANCE AND MODIFICATION OF RECYCLED ELECTRONIC WASTE PLASTICS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF ASPHALT PAVEMENT MATERIALS, Baron W. Colbert

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THE QUANTIFICATION OF THE FLY ASH ADSORPTION CAPACITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHARACTERIZATION AND USE IN CONCRETE, Zeyad Tareq Ahmed

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UPGRADING AN INTERMITTENT & BRANCHED WATER NETWORK TO A CONTINUOUS & LOOPED NETWORK: A CASE STUDY IN COASTAL PERU, Jennifer A. O'Neill

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Using contingent valuation to estimate willingness to pay for improved water source in rural Uganda , Steven G. Wright

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Accounting for warping and differential drying shrinkage mechanisms in the design of jointed plain concrete payments, Rita Elizabeth Lederle

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Assessing drinking water quality at source and point-of-use : a case study of Koila Bamana, Mali, West Africa , Mathew D. Seib

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A study of acoustic emission technique for concrete damage detection, Jun Zhou

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Cladophora, mass transport, and the nearshore phosphorus shunt , Aaron I. Dayton

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Comparative study of anchorage strengths of epoxy coated hooked bars , Paul W. Koning

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Comparison of PASER and PCI pavement distress indices , Timothy P. Barrette

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Comparison of three methods for driven pile capacity, Anthony R. Oxley

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Creep and shrinkage behavior of ultra high-performance concrete under compressive loading with varying curing regimes , Jason C. Flietstra

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Cut slope design for the access to an underground copper mine, Michael D. Hochscheidt

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Determining bridge deck deterioration through the use of 3D photogrammetry , Darrin C. Evans

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DEVELOPMENT OF A CONCEPTUAL MODEL AND PARAMETERIZATION OF A MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR SEDIMENT PHOSPHORUS DIAGENESIS, SORPTION AND RELEASE FROM ONONDAGA LAKE SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, Susan Larson

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Development of a physically-based method for delineation of hydrologically homogeneous regions and flood quantile estimation in ungauged basins via the index flood method, Fredline Ilorme

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Discrete element methods for asphalt concrete : development and application of user-defined microstructural models and a viscoelastic micromechanical model , Yu Liu

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Dynamic properties of wood using the Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar, Christopher G. Gilbertson

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Estimating greenhouse gas emissions of highway construction and rehabilitation to support pavement life cycle assessment, Darrell J. Cass

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Evaluating the relationship between moisture induced expansion and horizontal stress orientation in samples from the nonesuch formation, Luke Vermeulen

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Evaluation of the performance and cost-effectiveness of pavement sections containing open-graded base courses, Abdul A. Koroma

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Hydrologic analysis of a limestone quarry using EPA's HELP Version 3.08 Model , Scott R. Bauer

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Incorporating environmental engineering and science topics into elementary education , Jessica G. Billings

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Investigation of using waste engine oil blended with reclaimed asphalt materials to improve pavement recyclability , Christopher Daniel DeDene

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Life cycle assessment of trayless dining , Nawaf Isam Blaisi

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Mechanisms contributing to the deep chlorophyll maximum in Lake Superior, Marcel L. Dijkstra

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Michigan cone test : a reliability study, Karl M. Krueger

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Modeling and classifying variable width riparian zones utilizing digital elevation models, flood height data, digital soil data and national wetlands inventory : a new approach for riparian zone delineation, Sinan A. Abood

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Modeling particulate organic matter diagenesis with SED2K, Rasika Kishor Gawde

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Nitrogen oxides in the firn air at Summit, Greenland, Claudia Toro

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Numerical study on the curling and warping of hardened rigid pavement slabs, Qin Yinghong

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Performance characteristics and design recommendations for biomass-burning stoves using earthen construction materials , Nicholas H. Schreiner

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Physical modeling of air injection as a scour remediation technique near gated weir stilling basins, Ted Matthew Champagne

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Retrofitting boreholes contaminated with iron in rural Uganda , Caleb T. Fader

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Review of assessment, design, and mitigation of multiple hazards , Aakash Ahuja

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Rural water system sustainability : a case study of community-managed water systems in Saramaka communities , Gwynneth Smith

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Sediment yield reduction in an agricultural watershed, Lijun Chen

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Structural capacity of steel tubular cast-in-place piling , Kevin A. Mears

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Study of water use and supply in the district of Independencia, Peru, Fletcher A. McKenzie

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Tropospheric ozone and CO over North Atlantic for the past decade, Mark F. Weise

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Characterization of legacy organic carbon in a culturally eutrophic lake : the role of the historic carbon deposition in the time course and extent of lake recovery , Phillip A. DePetro

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Characterizing the effects of turbulence on sediment oxygen and sediment nitrate demand using flow-through reactors, Brandon J. Ellefson

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Considering sustainability factors in the development project life-cycle : a framework for increasing successful adoption of improved stoves , Travis K. Ostrom

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Human and embodied energy analysis applied to water source protection and household water treatment interventions used in Mali, West Africa , R. Brendan Held

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IMPROVING THE RELIABILITY OF AQUATIC BIOGEOCHEMICAL MODELS: INTEGRATING INFORMATION AND OPTIMIZING COMPLEXITY, Cory P. McDonald

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Post-project assessment and follow-up support for community managed rural water systems in Panama , Ryu Suzuki

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Risk analysis of light-frame wood construction due to multiple hazards , Yue-Jun Yin

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Use of hydroclimatic forecasts for improved water management in central Texas , Wenge Wei

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WATER RESOURCES, HEALTH, AND THE SUSTAINABILITY OF INTERVENTIONS TO ACHIEVE WATER AND SANITATION TARGETS OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN A CHANGING WORLD, Lauren M. Fry

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Boreal forest fire impacts on lower troposphere carbon monoxide and ozone levels at the regional to hemispheric scales, Kateryna Lapina

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Capacity optimization of a prestressed concrete railroad tie, Russell H. Lutch

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Community managed rural water supply systems in the Dominican Republic : assessment of sustainability of systems built by the National Institute of Potable Water and Peace Corps, Dominican Republic , Ryan W. Schweitzer

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Development of measurement and modeling techniques to quantify atmospheric deposition of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals in the Great Lakes, Mark D. Rowe

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Development of specifications for the superpave simple performance tests, Shu Wei Goh

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Identifying indicators of sustainable development using the global sustainability quadrant approach , Andres B. Tarte