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Experiment Design for Environmental Engineering
Methods and Examples

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ISBN 9781032017044
February 1, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
280 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a wide range of practical environmental engineering laboratory experiments for implementation by students in a university laboratory or by practicing professionals in the field, along with an extensive discussion on how to design an experiment that will provide meaningful and useful data, how to interpret the data generated from an experiment, and how to present those data to an audience of other students or professionals. The example experiments provide a way to evaluate a new design against an existing experiment to determine what information is most appropriate in each section and how to format the data for the most effective outcome.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. How to design an Engineering Experiment

Chapter 3. Sampling Source Data

Chapter 4. Expected Outcomes and Interpretaion of data

Chapter 5. Model Design Methodology

Chapter 6. Laboratory Report

Chapter 7. Effective Presentaion of the Data in Outcome Reports

Chapter 8. Designing Researching Experiment Projects

Chapter 9. General Experiments

Chapter 10. Oil and Petroleum Based Experiments

Chapter 11. Oxygen and BOD Experiments

Chapter 12. Environmental Microbiology Experiments

Chapter 13. Water Quality Experiments

Chapter 14. Contaminant Removal Experiments

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Prof. Francis J. Hopcroft recently retired from teaching civil and environmental engineering after 23 years in the classroom and about 40 years of consulting in the field. He is the author of 6 environmental engineering and hazardous waste management books, the coauthor of 22 such books, and a contributor to a dozen or more professional manuals of practice. Prof. Hopcroft was registered as a Professional Engineer in all six New England states and as a Licensed Site Professional in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Before starting his teaching career, Prof. Hopcroft spend 25 years in professional practice as a consultant, an EPA regulator and as the President of several consulting firms doing site assessment for the presence of hazardous materials. He continued his consulting work while teaching to maintain currency in his field and to bring current concepts into the classroom. Dr. Abigail Charest is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) in Boston, Massachusetts since August 2014. Dr. Charest is currently the Blittersdorf Endowed Professor and the civil graduate coordinator. Dr. Charest is an avid researcher, competent experimenter, and exceptional innovator in the laboratory. She is focused on the biological nature of environmental work and has developed the biological experiments in this book, among others. She has also been the lead faculty member in the redevelopment of a graduate program in civil engineering at Wentworth and has incorporated significant research and experimentation opportunities into that program. Dr. Charest received her doctorate from the Worcester Polytechnic University, and prior to entering into academia, Dr. Charest worked in the field of environmental consulting the New England Area. During this time, she received her Professional Engineering license in the state of Massachusetts. Dr. Gautham P. Das has served as Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) in Boston, Massachusetts since August 2008. Dr. Das received a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Das is currently an Elder Endowed Professor at WIT. Prior to starting his teaching career, Dr. Das worked for environmental consulting firms in North Carolina and Boston. His expertise lies in Water Resources, Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Remediation. He is active in the Water Environment Federation, the New England Water Environment Association and the American Society for Engineering Education. He has authored numerous technical papers on various civil and environmental engineering subjects that have been presented at technical conferences and appeared in the Proceedings of those conferences.