Explore our collection of dissertations, master's theses and master's reports from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering below.

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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2023

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IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING TO CREATE ENGAGEMENT AND MOTIVATION DURING FALL PREVENTION TRAINING, Michael A. Abosede

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2022

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A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION AND VISUALIZATION USING UAS, Reihaneh Samsami

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DEVELOPMENT OF STEADY-STATE AND NON-STEADY-STATE KINETIC MODELS TO UNDERSTAND AND PREDICT THE DEGRADATION OF PFOA IN THE UV/PERSULFATE ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESS., Rose Daily

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EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS AND COMPUTER SIMULATION OF A LABORATORY-SCALE INTERMITTENT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM, Brian Rivers

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GROUND TIRE RUBBER ASPHALT FOR DURABLE PAVEMENTS ON HEAVY TRAFFIC ROADS IN MICHIGAN'S WET-FREEZE ENVIRONMENT, Dongzhao Jin

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Image-data-driven deep learning for slope stability analysis, Behnam Azmoon

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INTELLIGENT GEOSYSTEM ENABLED BY REINFORCEMENT LEARNING (RL), Aynaz Biniyaz

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Kinematics and Preliminary FEMA P-695 Evaluation of the NewZ-BREAKSS Steel Boundary Frame with Buckling Restrained Brace Structural Fuses, Alexander M. Baker

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Maximum likelihood estimator method to estimate flaw parameters for different glass types, Nabhajit Goswami

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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Mitigation From Contaminated Groundwater Using Halophyte and Cow Bone Biochars, Bailey Papes

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PROPERTIES OF CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER PANEL WITH LOW-VALUE LUMBER AND PERFORMANCE OF CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER WALL SYSTEM SUBJECTED TO SEISMIC AND SEQUENTIAL SEISMIC-WIND LOADINGS, Yunxiang Ma

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Rebuilding fish-human relationships by quantifying combined toxicity and evaluating policy related to legacy contamination, Emily Shaw

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SALT WATER INTRUSION IN WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS: ANALYSIS, SOLUTION, AND ECO-EFFICIENCY, Darud E Sheefa

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THE PHOTO-TRANSFORMATION OF FREE METHIONINE IN THE PRESENCE OF SURROGATE AND STANDARD ISOLATE DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER UNDER SUNLIT IRRADIATION, Benjamin J. Mohrhardt

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Water Woes Worsen: Middle Rio Grande Reservoir Modeling Projects Declining Water Availability Under Climate Change Simulations, Robyn Holmes

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2021

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ANALYTICAL ASSESSMENT OF PROJECT COMPLEXITY: A GUIDE TO MANAGING PROJECTS THROUGH REDUCTION OF COMPLEXITY, Christopher VanArsdale

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An Overview of Converting Kabul’s Traffic Circles and Rotaries to Modern Roundabouts, Mohammad Anas Taeb

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CASE STUDY OF GRAVITY-FED MOUNTAIN SPRING TAP SYSTEM IN HA LERONTI, LESOTHO, AFRICA, Sarah Peterson

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DISCRETE ELEMENT SIMULATION OF ASPHALT MIXTURE FROM MODELING TO APPLICATION, Xiaodong Zhou

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IMPACTS OF CROSS-SCALE HYDRODYNAMICS ON THE GREAT LAKES COASTAL SYSTEM, Chenfu Huang

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Local Watershed Analysis for Hubbell and Lake Linden, Michigan, Brittany Hubbard

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MULTI-DIMENSIONAL MODELING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AT INTERSECTIONS OF THE FOOD-ENERGY-WATER NEXUS, Jessica Daignault

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PREDICTING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS USING A FULLY COUPLED 3D REGIONAL MODELING SYSTEM, Miraj Kayastha

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A COMMUNITY-LED MULTI-STAKEHOLDER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN IN RURAL PANAMA, Tristan Odekirk

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UNDERSTANDING THE WEATHER- AND SOIL-RELATED VARIABILITY IN AGRICULTURAL WATER FOOTPRINTS: CASE STUDY OF MAIZE AND SOYBEANS GROWN IN THE ST. JOSEPH WATERSHED, Karleigh M. Krieg

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2020

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EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF FIBER-REINFORCED RUBBERIZED CONCRETE AND RUBBERIZED SELF-CONSOLIDATING CONCRETE, Jiaqing Wang

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Initial Transformation of Photo-Viable Free Amino Acids in the Presence of Surrogate and Standard Dissolved Organic Matter Under Sunlit Irradiation, Ryan J. Kibler

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LIFE CYCLE INFORMATION MODELS WITH PARAMETER UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS TO FACILITATE THE USE OF LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT OUTCOMES IN PAVEMENT DESIGN DECISION-MAKING, Chaitanya Ganesh Bhat

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Mechanisms of Pathogen Inactivation in Wastewater and Pharmaceutical Applications, Christa L. Meingast

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Metalimnetic Oxygen Minimum in Green Lake, Wisconsin, Mahta Naziri Saeed

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MODELING THE EFFECTS OF HYDROLOGIC SERVICE PAYMENTS ON THE HYDROLOGY OF TROPICAL MONTANE WATERSHEDS IN CENTRAL VERACRUZ, MEXICO., Sergio Miguel López Ramírez

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MODELING THE EFFECTS OF WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIONS ON WATER QUALITY IN GREATER CLEVELAND, OHIO, Mike Foster

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MODELING THE TRANSFER AND TRANSFORMATION OF PERFLUOROOCTANESULFONIC ACID (PFOS) AND PRECURSOR COMPOUNDS DURING WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIA THE BIOWIN 6.0 PLATFORM, Christine D. Wood

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ONE-DIMENSIONAL, STEADY-STATE, COUPLED GROUNDWATER-SURFACE WATER MODEL AND DATABASE FOR THE MESILLA ALLUVIAL AQUIFER, NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS, USA, Marjan Monfarednasab

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SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF THE INFRASTRUCTURAL DEMANDS OF INTEGRATING 5G TECHNOLOGY: A CASE STUDY IN THE CITY OF DETROIT, Gregory Putman

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SUSTAINABILITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF ALGAL BIOFUEL PRODUCTION, Hossein Tavakoli

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THE LABORATORY PERFORMANCE AND AGING CHARACTERISTICS OF RUBBER MODIFIED ASPHALT MIXTURE USING A DRY PROCESS, Dongdong Ge

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2019

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A Preliminary Sustainability Analysis of Producing Class A Biosolids with Conventional and Low-Cost, Low-Tech Processes, Janna Brown

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ASSESSING BENTHIC RECOVERY IN THE TORCH LAKE AOC, Anya Clare Leach

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CHARACTERIZATION AND MECHANICAL AND SHRINKAGE PERFORMANCE OF GLASS POWDER/CALCIUM MODIFIED METAKAOLIN-BASED GEOPOLYMER, Ruizhe Si

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CHARACTERIZATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER (DOM) IN ENGINEERED ULTRAVIOLET (UV) PHOTOLYSIS AND UV-BASED ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSES, Padmalathika Varanasi

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Design of a Viability Test for Freshwater Prawn Aquaculture of Two Different Macrobrachium Species in Aneityum, Vanuatu, Cameron Koizumi

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EVALUATION OF RHEOLOGICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FOAMED AND EMULSIFIED ASPHALT MATERIALS, Lingyun You

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FLOOD INUNDATION MAPPING FOR HURON CREEK, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, Sarah Washko

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HYDROLOGIC IMPACTS AND TRADE-OFFS ASSOCIATED WITH FOREST-BASED BIOENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE AMERICAS, Azad Heidari

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INVESTIGATION OF LONG TERM PILLAR STABILITY IN AN ABANDONED GYPSUM MINE BASED ON DISSOLUTION MODELS, Mohammadhossein Sadeghiamirshahidi

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NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS OF MOISTURE TRANSPORT IN ASPHALT MIXTURES, Siyu Chen

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Pathogen and Indicator Organism Inactivation and Quantification for Low-Cost Low-Tech Biosolids Treatment, Karina Eyre

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Spread of Emerging Contaminants in Water Distribution Systems, Danielle Pilarski

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TECHNOLOGY FOR INTEGRATED GROYNE-VETIVER EROSION REDUCTION (TIGER): CASE STUDY IN A WEST AFRICAN RIVER, Chase M. West

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THE GREAT LAKES CLIMATE ANALYSIS USING A TWO-WAY COUPLED 3-D GREAT LAKES -ATMOSPHERE REGIONAL MODEL WITH DATA ASSIMILATION METHODOLOGY, Xinyu Ye

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THE ROLE OF EPHEMERAL STRATIFICATION, ANOXIA, AND ENTRAINMENT IN MEDIATING SPATIOTEMPORAL TROPHIC STATE DYNAMICS IN A LAKE MICHIGAN DROWNED RIVER MOUTH SYSTEM (MONA LAKE, MI), Hayden Henderson

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URBAN EVAPOTRANSPIRATION IN WATER SCARCE REGIONS ESTIMATES FOR THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE BASIN, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, Jessica Alger

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2018

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A model to predict concentrations and uncertainty for mercury species in lakes, Ashley Hendricks

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DATA-DRIVEN OPTIMIZATION-BASED TRANSPORTATION MODELS FOR CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES, Shuaidong Zhao

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DESIGNING OF AN AIR POLLUTION POTENTIAL INDEX TO MEASURE THE SENSITIVITY OF AIR QUALITY TO VEGETATION, Mingrui Li

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Development and Implementation of a Municipal Drinking Water Infrastructure Project in Rural Kyrgyzstan, Cole Bedford

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EVALUATION, IMPROVEMENT, AND APPLICATION OF MODELS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FATE AND TRANSPORT OF ATMOSPHERE-SURFACE EXCHANGEABLE POLLUTANTS (ASEPs), Tanvir Khan

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EVALUATION OF DRIVER BEHAVIOR AT HIGHWAY-RAILROAD GRADE CROSSINGS BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND DRIVER DEMOGRAPHICS, Alawudin Salim

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Factors Contributing to Elevated Concentrations of Mercury and PCBs in Fish in the Inland Lakes of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior, Mugdha Priyadarshini

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FROM TRADE-OFFS TO EQUIVALENT SOLUTIONS: A LIFE CYCLE THINKING INFORMED APPROACH TO DESIGN DECISION MAKING, Chaitanya Ganesh Bhat

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INVESTIGATING WATER AND ENERGY SAVING TECHNOLOGIES WITH RESPECT TO CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS AND WATER CONSUMPTION, Terrianna Bradley

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MODELING CANOPY EFFECT IN THE GREAT LAKES CLADOPHORA MODEL, Ankita Bakshi

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Molecular Biogeochemistry of a Poor Fen, Zhimin Song

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OPTIMIZING CHLORINE DISINFECTION BY CHLORINE INJECTION LOCATION AND PIPE DIAMETER SELECTION IN A WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, Margaret Neff

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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): A Legacy of Contamination in Michigan's Rivers, Emily Shaw

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PREDICTING THE ORGANIC COMPOUND DEGRADATION IN AQUEOUS-PHASE ULTRAVIOLET (UV) AND UV-BASED ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSES, Erica Coscarelli

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STAGNATION REDUCTION IN DRINKING WATER STORAGE TANKS THROUGH INTERNAL PIPING, Mohammad Alizadeh Fard

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TRANSIENT SIMULATIONS OF FRESHWATER LENS DEPLETION IN RESPONSE TO A RANGE OF SEA LEVEL RISE RATES AND CLIMATE GRADIENTS, Qiuyuan Nan

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TWO PUMPS, ONE VOLCANO: AN EPANET FEASBILITY STUDY OF CONNECTING TWO GROUNDWATER PUMPS IN RURAL COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN WEST AMBAE, VANUATU, Helen Amiri

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UNDERSTANDING LARGE-SCALE NATURAL MINE WATER-GEOLOGIC FORMATION SYSTEMS FOR GEOTHERMAL APPLICATIONS, Ting Bao

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VIABILITY OF GRAYWATER REUSE IN LESOTHO’S LOWLAND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT, Ryan Wagner

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WILDFIRE EMISSIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL CHANGE AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR MERCURY POLLUTION, Aditya Kumar

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WOODY BIOMASS TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS - MODELING STUDIES FOR THE GREAT LAKES REGION, Sangpil Ko

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2017

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Advanced Photogrammetry-Based Techniques for Condition Assessment of Infrastructure Systems and Structural Components, Renee Oats

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AIR INJECTION AS A SCOUR COUNTERMEASURE AT BRIDGE PIERS, Ravi Teja Reddy Tippireddy

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Characterization of kinetics and performance in a microbial fuel cell supplied with synthetic landfill leachate, Zhimin Song

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CONTINUOUS HYDROLOGIC MODELING FOR ANALYZING THE EFFECTS OF DROUGHT ON THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER IN TEXAS, Khalid Samady

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DESIGN, LABORATORY TESTING, AND YIELD LINE ANALYSIS OF A FERROCEMENT PIT LATRINE SLAB, Larry Alan Schirmer Jr

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DESIGN OF A SHAPE-MEMORY-ALLOY BASED TAB ROTATION ACTUATOR, Chao Lu

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DETECTION OF FATIGUE DAMAGE IN SHEAR CONNECTIONS USING ACOUSTIC WAVE PROPAGATION, Zichao Wang

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ECOLOGICAL SANITATION OPPORTUNITIES IN RURAL PANAMÁ: EFFECTIVENESS AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF INTRINSIC AMMONIA-BASED TREATMENT FOR PATHOGEN INACTIVATION AND INCORPORATION OF FERROCEMENT TECHNOLOGY, David Kierys

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EVALUATION OF WATER RESOURCES IN THE EPHEMERAL KUISEB RIVER BASIN IN NAMIBIA: IMPACTS OF WATER USE BEHAVIORS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, AND IRREGULAR AQUIFER RECHARGE IN A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING COUNTRY, Laura C. Gallagher

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Experimental and Theoretical Investigations in Understanding the Fate of Organic Compounds in Aqueous Phase Advanced Oxidation Processes, Divya Kamath

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HIGHLY EFFICIENT ELECTRODE MATERIALS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN SOLAR CELLS, Wei Wei

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INVESTIGATION OF CLOSE-RANGE PHOTOGRAMMETRY & SOIL STRENGTH TESTING FOR THE EVALUATION OF SOIL COMPACTION, Amaneh Eslami Kenarsari

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KINETIC-THERMODYNAMIC STUDY OF ALKALI-SILICA REACTION AND MULTI-PHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF FORMED GEL IN CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS, Shuaicheng Guo

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LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) OF ORE TRANSPORTATION ROUTE ALTERNATIVES FOR EAGLE MINE, Soumith Kumar Oduru

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Limited Bandwidth Wireless Communication Strategies for Structural Control of Seismically Excited Shear Structures, Benjamin Winter

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PLANNING FOR INTERMITTENT WATER SUPPLY IN SMALL GRAVITY-FED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS: CASE STUDY IN RURAL PANAMA, Frank B. Dubasik

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Plating Wastewater Treatment, Yuzhe Zhang

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POLYVINYL ALCOHOL (PVA) FIBER-REINFORCED RUBBER CONCRETE AND RUBBERIZED SELF-COMPACTING CONCRETE, Jiaqing Wang

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PREDICTING REVERSE OSMOSIS REMOVAL OF TOXICOLOGICALLY RELEVANT UNIQUE ORGANICS, Muxue Zhang

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SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS AND CALIBRATION OF THE SWAT MODEL FOR IMPROVED PEAK FLOW SIMULATION, Sara Mille

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Social, Economic, and Technical Feasibility of Ablution Gray Water Reuse in Tong, Ghana, Adrienne Masterton

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SOURCE PROTECTION AND DRINKING WATER QUALITY IN THE COMARCA NGÄBE-BUGLÉ, PANAMA, Leigh Miller

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TOWARD A NEW MODELING APPROACH FOR MANAGEMENT OF NUISANCE CLADOPHORA GROWTH IN THE GREAT LAKES, Anika Kuczynski

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Understanding Soil-Water Interaction Mechanisms via Molecular Simulations, Chao Zhang

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2016

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A CHARACTERIZATION OF THE WATER QUALITY CONDITIONS AND POLLUTANT LOADS IN SURFACE WATERS NEAR THE NORTHEAST OHIO REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT’S COMBINED SEWER SYSTEM IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, Nathan Zgnilec

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A Cultural and Technical Study of Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance in a Small Community in Peru, Rebecca C. Midkiff