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Silverstein, Joann Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Silverstein's research is focused on environmental engineering and biological processes for water quality improvement. A new component of her work is sustainable water systems and statistical analysis of treatment process reliability and resilience. Research on wastewater reliability and resilience has been used by Front Range wastewater utilities to aid decision making about investing in treatment process upgrades to improve reliability of nutrient removal from wastewater. Research on on-site wastewater treatment system (OWTS) performance has been used by coin ty health department con siding changes to OWTS permitting system.

keywords

  • biodegradation, nutrient management, sustainable water supply and treatment, statistical modeling, decentralized infrastructure

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • CVEN 4147 - Civil Engineering Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Theory and application of the principles of engineering economics and classical and metaheuristic optimization techniques for evaluating problems in civil and environmental engineering. Same as CVEN 5147.
  • CVEN 5147 - Civil Engineering Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Theory and application of the principles of engineering economics and classical and metaheuristic optimization techniques for evaluating problems in civil and environmental engineering. Same as CVEN 4147.
  • CVEN 5534 - Wastewater Treatment
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Covers the processes used to treat municipal wastewater, focusing on biological processes. Includes: design of aerobic, anoxic, anaerobic and suspended growth technologies to remove and transform pollutants; design and assessment of treatment approaches that recover energy, nutrients and water from wastewater; application of fundamental concepts of aquatic chemistry, environmental microbiology and computational models. Recommended prerequisites: CVEN 5404 and CVEN 5484 and CVEN 5464.
  • CVEN 5834 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

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