This book contains peer reviewed papers accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science & Technology. Topics include environmental regulations, groundwater remediation technologies, waste to energy, climate change, economics, environmental justice, fate and transport of contaminants, food bio-processing, innovative environmental technologies, sustainable energy and water resources and waste management. Federal agencies, private agencies and university professors set the stage for the September 12, 2013 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology. The purpose of the National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology which was held in Greensboro, North Carolina, was to provide a forum for agencies to address advances in environmental science and technology including problems, solutions and research needs.
Godfrey A. Uzochukwu teaches interdisciplinary courses in environmental sciences. Research areas include: soil and mineral properties for better land use, uses of natural resources data, assessment and evaluation of environmental technologies, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary environmental processes and ecology.
Keith Schimmel's research interests include bioremediation, membrane separations and membrane reactors, nondispersive extraction, bioseparations, engineering education, and multimedia courseware development.
Shoou-Yuh Chang teaches graduate courses and conducts research in environmental engineering (solid waste management), including fate and transport of contaminants.
Vinayak Kabadi conducts research on simulation studies and pollution particle dynamics.
Inhalt Climate Change.- Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Watershed Hydrology,Somsubhra Chattopadhyay and Manoj K. Jha.- Trend of Climate Variability in North Carolina during the Past Decades, Mohammad Sayemuzzaman and Manoj K. Jha.- Arctic Storm and Its Impact on the Surface Winds over the Chukchi-Beaufort Seas, Wei Tao, Jing Zhang, Xiangdong Zhang, and Junming Chen.- Designing a Remote In-Situ Soil Moisture Sensor Network for Small Satellite Data Retrieval, Rawfin Zaman, William E Edmonson, and Manoj K. Jha.- Alaskan Regional Climate Changes in Dynamically Downscaled CMIP5 Simulations, Jing Zhang, Regine Hock, Jeremy Krieger, Uma Bhatt, Chuhan Lu, and Xiangdong Zhang.- Fate and Transport of Contaminants.- Application of Kalman Filter Embedded with Neural Network in 3-Dimensional Subsurface Contaminant Transport Modeling, Godwin Appiah Assumaning and Shoou-Yuh Chang.- Application of Adaptive Extended Kalman Filtering Scheme to Improve the Efficiency of a Groundwater Contaminant Transport Model, Shoou-Yuh Chang and Elvis B. Addai.- Application of Ensemble Square Root Kalman Filter in a Three Dimensional Subsurface Contaminant Transport Model, Shoou-Yuh Chang and Torupallab Ghoshal.- Application of 3D VAR Kalman Filter in a three dimensional subsurface contaminant transport model for a continuous pollutant source, Shoou-Yuh Chang and Anup Saha.- Groundwater flow modeling in the shallow aquifer of Buffalo Creek, Greensbor,Jenberu Feyyisa, Manoj K. Jha, and Shoou-Yuh Chang.- Food Bioprocessing.- Inactivation of E. coli O157:H7 on Rocket Leaves by Eucalyptus and Wild-Thyme Essential Oils, Saddam S. Awaisheh.- Decontamination of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from Leafy Green Vegetables Using Ascorbic Acid and Copper Alone or in Combination with Organic Acids, Rabin Gyawali and Salam A. Ibrahim.- Enzymatic Activity of Lactobacillus Grown in a Sweet Potato Base Medium, Saeed A. Hayek and Salam A. Ibrahim.- Effect of Metal Ions on the Enzymatic Activity of Lactobacillus Reuteri Growing in a Sweet Potato Medium, Saeed A. Hayek and Salam A. Ibrahim.- Using Sweet Potatoes as a Basic Component to Develop a Medium for the Cultivation of Lactobacilli, Saeed A. Hayek, Abolghasem Shahbazi, Salam A. Ibrahim.- Impact of gums on the growth of probiotic microorganisms, Bernice. D. Karlton-Senaye and Salam. A. Ibrahim.- Interaction between Bifidobacterium and Medical Drugs, Temitayo O. Obanla, Saeed A. Hayek, Rabin Gyawali, and Salam A. Ibrahim.- Functional food product development from fish processing by-products using isoelectric solubilization/precipitation, Reza Tahergorabi and Salam Ibrahim.- Sustainable Energy.- Optimizing the Design of Chilled Water Plants in Large Commercial Buildings, Dante' Freeland, Christopher Hall, and Nabil Nassif.- Optimizing Ice Thermal Storage to Reduce Energy Cost, Christopher L. Hall, Dante' Freeland, and Nabil Nassif.- Optimization of HVAC Systems Using Genetic Algorithm, Tony Nguyen and Nabil Nassif.- Artificial Intelligent Approaches for Modeling and Optimizing HVAC Systems, Raymond Tesiero, Nabil Nassif, and Harmohindar Singh.- Waste Management and Environmental Justice.- Experimental Study of MSW Pyrolysis in Fixed Bed Reactor, Emmanuel Ansah, John Eshun, Lijun Wang, Abolghasem Shahbazi, and Guidgopuram B. Reddy.- Separate Hydrolysis and Fermentation of Untreated and Pretreated Alfalfa Cake to Produce Ethanol, Shuangning Xiu, Nana Abayie Boakye-Boaten, and Abolghasem Shahbazi.- Scrap Tires Air Emissions in North Carolina, Vereda Johnson Williams.- Tax Policy's Role in Promoting Sustainability, Gwendolyn McFadden, and Jean Wells.
Proceedings of the 2013 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology