Environmental Engineering

Huang’s Gwinnett County water reuse project could be a ‘game changer’ for water utilities

A metro Atlanta county is joining with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers and engineering firm CDM Smith on a water reuse project that could be a model for other communities around the country.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Crittenden wins Clarke Prize for contributions to water sustainability and water treatment technology

One of the world’s most prestigious honors will go to School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor John Crittenden this fall. The National Water Research Institute named Crittenden the winner of the 2015 Clarke Prize July 20, citing his contributions to the sustainability of urban water resources.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Does better sanitation mean healthier children? A first-of-its-kind test case in Mozambique will tell us

Does providing some sort of improved latrine for children in developing countries actually improve their health? The obvious answer would seem to be “yes.” But the truth is, we don’t have the hard science to prove it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Georgia Tech, China partnership wins $1M to improve sustainability of China’s steel industry

A group of Georgia Tech researchers led by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's John Crittenden has won a four-year grant to improve the environmental sustainability of the Chinese steel industry.

Friday, May 1, 2015

In their own words: A research trip to Bolivia changes travelers’ perspectives

A dozen School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students spent their Spring Break working in La Paz, Bolivia, and nearby rural communities. Traipsing around with strange apparatuses hanging around their necks or dipping graduated cylinders into lakes and under water spigots. Connecting their years of classroom study to the real world.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spending Spring Break among the alpacas

While many students left campus last Friday for a well-deserved break from classes, one group boarded a plane for South America, where they’ll spend the week applying their research in remote communities in Bolivia.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Aral’s lab wins top research prize for work on Camp Lejeune contamination

A team of environmental scientists in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has won this year’s top research prize from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists. The 2015 Grand Prize in Research in the academy’s Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition recognizes the group’s work on contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Studying how one beach’s microbes broke down the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill could help speed up the process next time

When oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill first began washing ashore on Pensacola Municipal Beach in June 2010, populations of sensitive microorganisms, including those that capture sunlight or fix nitrogen from the air, began to decline. At the same time, organisms able to digest light components of the oil began to multiply, starting the process of converting the pollutant to carbon dioxide and biomass.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Just what’s in that swimming pool water?

When the weather warms and you dive into the public pool to cool off, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) researchers have found you’ll be swimming with more than your fellow bathers. Think: small amounts of pesticides, flame retardant and even caffeine.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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