Professor Summers’ main research interest are in the area of drinking water quality and treatment with special interest in natural organic matter, disinfection by-products, micro- pollutants, inorganics and taste and odor as related to activated carbon, ion exchange, coagulation, biological treatment, disinfectant behavior, distribution systems and policy.
CVEN 5464 - Environmental Engineering Processes
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Develops and utilizes analytic solutions for environmental process models that can be used in a) reactor design for processes used in the treatment of water, wastewater and hazardous waste and b) process analysis of natural systems, such as streams and groundwater flow. Models facilitate the tracking of contaminants in engineered and natural systems. Same as CVEN 4464 and EVEN 4464.
CVEN 5524 - Drinking Water Treatment
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Provides advanced study on theory-of-treatment processes, including design and operation of municipal water supplies. Recommended prerequisite: CVEN 4464 or CVEN 5464 or graduate standing or instructor consent required.
EVEN 1000 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Introduces first-year students to the environmental engineering program from an academic and a career perspective. Covers air quality, applied ecology, chemical processing, energy, engineering for developing communities, environmental remediation, and water resources and treatment. Includes reading and writing on the history of environmental engineering, major environmental issues, and professional ethics.