Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

May 16, 2005 Brian Carrico defended his MSEE Technical Report final oral defense on Friday, May 13th at 2:00pm in the Ibrahim Seminar Room, 1301 McGavran- Greenberg.Full details follow. Impact of Booster Chlorination on Chlorine Decay and THM Production: A Simulated Analysis Chlorine is commonly used in drinking water treatment as both a primary disinfectant… Read more »

May 16, 2005 The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is proud to announce ESE Assistant Professor, Marc Serre, has won the Newton Underwood Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Serre was appointed to ESE faculty in 2001. Student’s nomination comments included “Dr. Serre exhibits a teaching style that combines expertise, patience, and encouragement of… Read more »

May 10, 2005 Emily Miller presents her final oral defense of her BSPH Senior Honor’s Thesis on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in 1304 McGavran-Greenberg.Full details are as follow: BSPH Senior Honors Research Thesis Emily C. Miller Comparison of low-pressure membrane processes (MF vs. UF) as pretreatment methods for subsequent virus removal by high-pressure membranes for… Read more »

May 10, 2005 Angela Baker presents her MSPH Tech Report Oral Defense Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 1:30pm in 2301 McGavran-Greenberg. Full details follow.Environmental Indicator Utility for Environmental Decision Making: A Multiple Case Study Analysis (Under the direction of Dr. Louise M. Ball) An environmental indicator is a scientific measurement that tracks environmental conditions over… Read more »

May 10, 2005 Evelyn Chao presents her Doctoral Dissertation Final Oral Defense Thursday, May 12th at 1:00pm in 1305 McGavran-Greenberg. Full details follow.Determination of Dermal Exposure to Jet Fuel JP-8 Using the Tape-Strip Method Limited research has been conducted on dermal exposure and risk assessment due to the lack of reliable measurement techniques for quantitative… Read more »

May 10, 2005 Aaron Archer presents his MSEE Technical Report final oral defense on May 11th at 9:00am in 1304 McGavran-Greenberg. Full details follow.An Evaluation of the Influence of SUVA on the Removal of TOC and TOX Precursors by Enhanced Coagulation Based on Laboratory Studies and an Analysis of the ICR Database The objective of… Read more »

May 10, 2005 Glenn Walters presents his final oral dissertation defense on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. in the W. Fred Mayes Telecommunications Center (Rosenau 231).Full details are as follows: STOICHIOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF SURFACTANT-ENHANCED ANAEROBIC 1,1,1-Trichloro-2,2-bis-(p-chlorophenyl)-ethane (DDT) DEGRADATION The hydrophobic pesticide DDT is a persistent contaminant in soils and sediments, although it has… Read more »

May 10, 2005 Brian Carroll presented his MSPH Technical Report oral defense on May 9th at 9:00am. Full details follow.A Dose-Response Assessment of Recreational Water Borne Microbes Causing Gastroenteritis Dose-response models were developed for nineteen gastroenteritis-causing microbes. Three dose-response modeling equations were used: linear, linear two-population, and beta-Poisson. Models were fitted to experimental data from… Read more »

May 05, 2005 The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is pleased to announce Daniel M. Gatti, ESE’s Computing Consultant, has won a 2005 IT Award. Don Fox comments, “Dan’s skills and abilities to provide computer support to our large complex department are remarkable. I continually get unsolicited positive feedback about Dan diagnosing and solving… Read more »

May 04, 2005 The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is extremely pleased to announce Professor Douglas Crawford-Brown was selected as the 2005 recipient of the McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching. The purpose of the McGavran Award is to recognize career-long excellence in teaching by faculty in the UNC School of Public Health. Teaching,… Read more »