Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Civil and Environmental Engineering Department faculty.

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Submissions from 2021

Carbon-Based Adsorbents for Fluoroquinolone Removal From Water and Wastewater: A Critical Review, Ahmed Ashiq, Meththika Vithanage, Binoy Sarkar, Manish Kumar, Amit Bhatnagar, Eakalak Khan, Yunfei Xi, and Yong Sik Ok

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Renewable Energy Generation and GHG Emission Reduction Potential of a Satellitewater Reuse Plant by Using Solar Photovoltaics and Anaerobic Digestion, Jonathan R. Bailey, Saria Bukhary, Jacimaria R. Batista, and Sajjad Ahmad

Effects of Cathode Coating Materials and Operational Time on the Mercury Removal Performance of Electrokinetic Remediation System for Marine Sediment, Chotikoon Bunditboondee, Jenyuk Lohwacharin, Eakalak Khan, Saifon Kulyakoon, and Kritapas Laohhasurayotin

Exploring the Benefits and Trade-Offs of Design Standardization in Capital Projects, Jin Ouk Choi, Binit Kumar Shrestha, Young Hoon Kwak, and Jennifer Shane

Cyanotoxin Mixture Models: Relating Environmental Variables and Toxin Co-Occurrence to Human Exposure Risk, Victoria G. Christensen, Erin A. Stelzer, Barbara C. Eikenberry, Hayley T. Olds, Jaime F. LeDuc, Ryan P. Maki, Alisha M. Saley, Jack Norland, and Eakalak Khan

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Application of Ultrasonic Measurements for the Evaluation of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Belayhun Gebretsadik, Kazem Jdidirendi, Visar Farhangi, and Moses Karakouzian

Closure to "Multiobjective Optimization of Postdisaster Reconstruction Processes for Ensuring Long-Term Socioeconomic Benefits" by Pedram Ghannad, Yong-Cheol Lee, Carol J. Friedland, Jin Ouk Choi, and Eunhwa Yang, Pedram Ghannad, Yong Cheol Lee, Carol J. Friedland, Jin Ouk Choi, and Eunhwa Yang

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Abrasion Resistance of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete for Railway Sleepers, Ariful Hasnat and Nader Ghafoori

Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Nonproprietary Ultrahigh-Performance Concrete, Ariful Hasnat and Nader Ghafoori

Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical Disclosure Policy and Data Analysis: Metrics and Trends in Transparency, Christopher B. Hill, Om P. Yadav, and Eakalak Khan

Biodegradation of Paraquat by Pseudomonas Putida and Bacillus Subtilis Immobilized on Ceramic With Supplemented Wastewater Sludge, Manee Jindakaraked, Eakalak Khan, and Puangrat Kajitvichyanukul

Investigating Organic Nitrogen Production in Activated Sludge Process: Size Fraction and Biodegradability, Ruchi Joshi, Murthy Kasi, Tanush Wadhawan, and Eakalak Khan

Production and Removal of Soluble Organic Nitrogen by Nitrifying Biofilm, Ruchi Joshi, Murthy Kasi, Tanush Wadhawan, and Eakalak Khan

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Mechanical Characteristics of Cement Paste in the Presence of Carbon Nanotubes and Silica Oxide Nanoparticles: An Experimental Study, Moses Karakouzian, Visar Farhangi, Marzieh Ramezani Farani, Alireza Joshaghani, Mehdi Zadehmohamad, and Mohammad Ahmadzadeh

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Mechanical Characteristics of Cement Paste in the Presence of Carbon Nanotubes and Silica Oxide Nanoparticles: An Experimental Study, Moses Karakouzian, Visar Farhangi, Marzieh R. Farani, Alireza Joshaghani, Mehdi Zadehmohamad, and Mohammad Ahmadzadeh

Pathway Analysis of Relationships Among Community Development, Active Travel Behavior, Body Mass Index, and Self-Rated Health, Xiaobing Li, Qinglin Hu, Jun Liu, Shashi Nambisan, Asad J. Khattak, Abhay Lidbe, and Hee Yun Lee

Severity of Emergency Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Incidents: Application of an Integrated Spatio-Temporal Approach Fused With Text Mining, Xiaobing Li, Praveena Penmetsa, Jun Liu, Alexander Hainen, and Shashi Nambisan

Photolytic Fate of (E)- and (Z)-Endoxifen in Water and Treated Wastewater Exposed to Sunlight, Marina Ariño Martin, Jayaraman Sivaguru, John McEvoy, Prinpida Sonthiphand, and Eakalak Khan

Nanomaterials for Sustainable Remediation of Chemical Contaminants in Water and Soil, Raj Mukhopadhyay, Binoy Sarkar, Eakalak Khan, Daniel S. Alessi, Jayanta Kumar Biswas, K. M. Manjaiah, Miharu Eguchi, Kevin C.W. Wu, Yusuke Yamauchi, and Yong Sik Ok

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Flood Hazard Assessment for the Tori Levee Breach of the Indus River Basin, Pakistan, Babar Naeem, Muhammad Azmat, Hui Tao, Shakil Ahmad, Muhammad Umar Khattak, Sajjad Haider, Sajjad Ahmad, Zarif Khero, and Christopher R. Goodell

A Novel Jumbo Phage PhiMa05 Inhibits Harmful Microcystis sp., Ampapan Naknaen, Oramas Suttinun, Komwit Surachat, Eakalak Khan, and Rattanaruji Pomwised

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Wearable Sensing Devices: Towards the Development of a Personalized System for Construction Safety and Health Risk Mitigation, Chukwuma Nnaji, Ibukun Awolusi, JeeWoong Park, and Alex Albert

Relationship Between Commissioning and Start-up Success Factors Achievement and Performance in Capital Projects, James T. O'Connor, Binit K. Shrestha, Matthew Winkler, and Jin Ouk Choi

Effect of Dynamic Load Redistribution in Reinforced Concrete Flat-Plate Structures Under Collapse, Sarah L. Orton, Aamer Jawdhari, and Ying Tian

Application of Gilsonite-Modified Slag as a Subballast Layer with Recommendations for Optimum Content of Gilsonite, Sohrab Pahlevani, Kazem Jadidi, Sayyed Mahdi Abtahi, Sayyed Mahdi Hejazi, and Moses Karakouzian

Cumulative Infiltration and Infiltration Rate Prediction Using Optimized Deep Learning Algorithms: A Study in Western Iran, Mahdi Panahi, Khabat Khosravi, Sajjad Ahmad, Somayeh Panahi, Salim Heddam, Assefa M. Melesse, Ebrahim Omidvar, and Chang Wook Lee

A Simple, Effective, and Low-Cost System for Water Monitoring in Remote Areas Using Optical and Conductivity Data Signature, Julia R. Rabello, John M. Gonzáles, Jacimaria R. Batista, Ana C.S. Silva, and Ernane J.X. Costa

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Predicting the Effect of Fly Ash on Concrete’s Mechanical Properties by Ann, Mohammad Mehdi Roshani, Seyed Hamidreza Kargar, Visar Farhangi, and Moses Karakouzian

Tactile-Based Wearable System for Improved Hazard Perception of Worker and Equipment Collision, Sayan Sakhakarmi, Jee Woong Park, and Ashok Singh

Optimization of Carriers and Packaging for Effective Biofertilizers to Enhance Oryza Sativa L. Growth in Paddy Soil, Jakkapan Sakpirom, Tomorn Nunkaew, Eakalak Khan, and Duangporn Kantachote

Recipes for Standardized Capital Projects' Performance Success, Binit K. Shrestha, Jin Ouk Choi, Young Hoon Kwak, and Jennifer S. Shane

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Memorial Parking Trees: Resilient Modular Design with Nature-Based Solutions in Vulnerable Urban Areas, Haroon Stephen and Fortino Acosta

Emergent Green Technologies for Cost-Effective Valorization of Microalgal Biomass To Renewable Fuel Products Under a Biorefinery Scheme, Rebecca J. Wicker, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Eakalak Khan, and Amit Bhatnagar

Impacts of Void Existence on Mechanical Behavior of Tuff-like Lithophysal Material, Omed S.Q. Yousif, Moses Karakouzian, and Douglas B. Rigby

Submissions from 2020

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Recent Advancements in the Removal of Cyanotoxins from Water Using Conventional and Modified Adsorbents—A Contemporary Review, Tauqeer Abbas, George William Kajjumba, Meena Ejjada, Sayeda Ummeh Masrura, Erica J. Marti, Eakalak Khan, and Tammy L. Jones-Lepp

Virgin (Fe0) and microbially regenerated (Fe2+) iron turning waste for treating chlorinated pesticides in water, Tauqeer Abbas, Tanush Wadhawan, Asad Khan, John McEvoy, and Eakalak Khan

Effectiveness of Retrofitting Low Impact Development in Parking Lots to Reduce Flooding, Sayed Joinal Hossain Abedin and Haroon Stephen

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Effect of Competent Caliche Layers on Measuring the Capacity of Axially Loaded Drilled Shafts Using the Osterberg Test, Rouzbeh Afsharhasani, Moses Karakouzian, and Visar Farhangi

Photodegradation of (E)- and (Z)-Endoxifen in Water by Ultraviolet Light: Efficiency, Kinetics, By-Products, and Toxicity Assessment, Marina Ariño Martin, Jayaraman Sivaguru, John McEvoy, Prinpida Sonthiphand, Andre Delorme, and Eakalak Khan

Building Design and Its Effect on Evacuation Efficiency and Casualty Levels During an Indoor Active Shooter Incidenta, Cristian Arteaga and JeeWoong Park

Injury Severity on Traffic Crashes: A Text Mining with an Interpretable Machine-Learning Approach, Cristian Arteaga, Alexander Paz, and Jee Woong Park

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The Impact of Advanced Treatment Technologies on the Engery Use in Satellite Water Reuse Plants, Jonathan R. Bailey, Sajjad Ahmad, and Jacimaria Batista

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The Equifax Hack Revisited and Repurposed, Hal Berghel

Seatbelt Laws and Seatbelt Use Among Front- and Rear-Seat Vehicle Occupants in Fatal Crashes in the United States, Kwaku F. Boakye and Shashi S. Nambisan

Water -Energy -Carbon Nexus Approach for Sustainable Large-Scale Drinking Water Treatment Operation, Saria Bukhary, Jacimara Batista, and Sajjad Ahmad

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Design Aspects, Energy Consumption Evaluation, and Offset for Drinking Water Treatment Operation, Saria Bukhary, Jacimaria Batista, and Sajjad Ahmad

Optimizing Tank Design to Improve THM Removal with Spray Aeration, Alicia Qui Cheung, David Rouhani, and Erica J. Marti

Feasibility and Implications of the Modular Construction Approach for Rapid Post-Disaster Recovery, Jin Choi, Pedram Ghannad, and Yong-Cheol Lee

Feasibility and Implications of the Modular Construction Approach for Rapid Post-Disaster Recovery, Jin Choi, Pedram Ghannad, and Yong-Cheol Lee

Critical Success Factors and Enablers for Facility Design Standardization of Capital Projects, Jin Ouk Choi, Binit K. Shrestha, Young Hoon Kwak, and Jennifer S. Shane

Innovative Technologies and Management Approaches for Facility Design Standardization and Modularization of Capital Projects, Jin Ouk Choi, Binit K. Shrestha, Young Hoon Kwak, and Jennifer S. Shane

Facility Design Standardization Decision-Making Model for Industrial Facilities and Capital Projects, Jin Ouk Choi, Binit K. Shrestha, Jennifer S. Shane, and Young Hoon Kwak

Freshwater Neurotoxins and Concerns for Human, Animal, and Ecosystem Health: A Review of Anatoxin-A and Saxitoxin, Victoria G. Christensen and Eakalak Khan

Time Dependent Strength and Stiffness of Shear Controlled Reinforced Concrete Beams under High Sustained Stresses, Russell Clark, Mohammed Shubali, Ali Elawadi, Sarah Orton, and Ying Tian

Abundance and Activity of Ammonia Oxidizing Archaea and Bacteria in Bulk Water and Biofilm in Water Supply Systems Practicing Chlorination and Chloramination: Full and Laboratory Scale Investigations, Roy Dhritikshama, John McEvoy, and Eakalak Khan

Toluene Induces Hormetic Response of Soil Alkaline Phosphatase and the Potential Enzyme Kinetic Mechanism, Diwu Fan, Yujing Jing, Yongli Zhu, Sajjad Ahmad, and Jiangang Han

Cd Induced Biphasic Response in Soil Alkaline Phosphatase and Changed Soil Bacterial Community Composition: The Role of Background Cd Contamination and Time as Additional Factors, Diwu Fan, Shengyan Wang, Yanhui Guo, Yongli Zhu, Evgenios Agathokleous, Sajjad Ahmad, and Jiangang Han

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Effect of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Tubes Filled with Recycled Materials and Concrete on Structural Capacity of Pile Foundations, Visar Farhangi and Moses Karakouzian

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Effect of Micropiles on Clean Sand Liquefaction Risk Based on CPT and SPT, Visar Farhangi, Moses Karakouzian, and Marten Geertsema

Project Performance of Public-Private Partnership Projects Based on Various Contract Agreements and Correlation with Funding Mechanism, Medya Fathi and Pramen P. Shrestha

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Real-Time PM10 Emission Rates From Paved Roads by Measurement of Concentrations in the Vehicle's Wake Using On-Board Sensors Part 1. SCAMPER Method Characterization, Dennis R. Fitz, Kurt Bumiller, Charles Bufalino, and David E. James

Wastewater Discharge Quality Prediction Using Stratified Sampling and Wavelet De-Noising ANFIS Model, Zhao Fu, Jiao Cheng, Mei Yang, Jacimaria Batista, and Yingtao Jiang

Influence of Nanosilica on Physical Salt Attack Resistance of Portland Cement Mortar, Nader Ghafoori, Iani Batilov, and Meysam Najimi

Resistance to Sulfate Attack of Mortars Containing Colloidal Nanosilica and Silica Fume, Nader Ghafoori, Iani Batilov, and Meysam Najimi Ph.D.

Prioritizing Post-disaster Recovery of Transportation Infrastructure Systems Using Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning, Pedram Ghannad, Yong-Cheol Lee, and Jin Ouk Choi

Prioritizing Postdisaster Recovery of Transportation Infrastructure Systems Using Multiagent Reinforcement Learning, Pedram Ghannad, Yong-Cheol Lee Ph.D., and Jin Ouk Choi Ph.D.

Multi-objective Optimization of Post-Disaster Reconstruction Processes for Ensuring Long-term Socioeconomic Benefits, Pedram Ghannad, Yong-Cheol Lee, Carol J. Friedland, Jin Ouk Choi, and Eunhwa Yang

Multiobjective Optimization of Postdisaster Reconstruction Processes for Ensuring Long-Term Socioeconomic Benefits, Pedram Ghannad, Yong-Cheol Lee, Carol J. Friedland, Jin Ouk Choi, and Eunhwa Yang

Performance Indicators for a Holistic Evaluation of Catalyst-Based Degradation—a Case Study of Selected Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs), Mingjing He, Zhonghao Wan, Daniel C.W. Tsang, Yuqing Sun, Eakalak Khan, Deyi Hou, and Nigel J.D. Graham

Accumulation of Trace Organic Compounds and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Plants Irrigated with Reclaimed Water, Abid Hussain, Dale Devitt, Eric Dickenson, Haroon Stephen, Sajjad Ahmad, and Daniel Gerrity

Parametric Study and Alkali-Silica Reactivity-Induced Expansion Model of ASTM C 1260, Mohammad S. Islam and Nader Ghafoori

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A Review of Different Aspects of Applying Asphalt and Bituminous Mixes under a Railway Track, Kazem Jadidi, Morteza Esmaeili, Mehdi Kalantari, and Moses Karakouzian

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A Review of Different Aspects of Applying Asphalt and Bituminous Mixes under a Railway Track, Kazem Jadidi, Morteza Esmaeili, Mehdi Kalantari, and Mehdi Khalili

Bromate Formation Control by Enhanced Ozonation: A Critical Review, Ruchi Joshi, Thunyalux Ratpukdi, Kristofer Knutson, Amit Bhatnagar, and Eakalak Khan

Nonpoint Source versus Point Source Water Pollution, Eakalak Khan

Crane Operation Planning in Overlapping Areas Through Dynamic Supply Selection, Ali Khodabandelu, Jee Woong Park, and Cristian Arteaga

Vacuum Ultraviolet Irradiation for Mitigating Dissolved Organic Nitrogen and Formation of Haloacetonitriles, Pradabduang Kiattisaksiri, Eakalak Khan, Patiparn Punyapalakul, Charongpun Musikavong, Daniel C.W. Tsang, and Thunyalux Ratpukdi

Framework for Automated Generation of Constructible Steel Erection Sequences Using Structural Information of Static Indeterminacy Variation in BIM, Kyungki Kim, JeeWoong Park, and Chunhee Cho

Back Charges in Construction Contract: Case Study of Airport Project, Krishna P. Kisi, Rujan Kayastha, and Pramen P. Shrestha

Microplastics as Pollutants in Agricultural Soils, Manish Kumar, Xinni Xiong, Mingjing He, Daniel C. W. Tsang, Juhi Gupta, Eakalak Khan, Stuart Harrad, Deyi Hou, Yong Sik Ok, and Nanthi S. Bolan

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Alternative Designs of Molten Salt Storage Shells for Use in Solar Energy Storage, Samaan G. Ladkany and Nathan Loyd

Latest Worldwide Developments in Molten Salt Technology and Applications, Samaan G. Ladkany and Nathan Loyd

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Exploratory Analysis of Recent Trends in School Travel Mode Choices in the U.S., Abhay Lidbe, Xiaobing Li, Emmanuel Kofi Adanu, Shashi Nambisan, and Steven Jones

Do NHTSA Vehicle Safety Rating Affect Side Impact Crash Outcomes?, Abhay Lidbe, Praveena Penmetsa, Teng Wang, Emmanuel Kofi Adanu, and Shashi Nambisan

Critical Literature Review on the Diversity and Inclusion of Women and Ethnic Minorities in Construction and Civil Engineering Industry and Education, Saba Nikkhah Manesh, Jin Ouk Choi, and Pramen Shrestha

Spatial Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap in Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Construction Occupations in the United States, Saba Nkkihah Manesh, Jin Ouk Choi, Binit Kumar Shrestha, Jaewon Lim, and Pramen P. Shrestha

Sustainable Use of Biochar for Resource Recovery and Pharmaceutical Removal from Human Urine: A Critical Review, Sayeda Ummeh Masrura, Pavani Dissanayake, Yuqing Sun, Yong Sik Ok, Daniel C. W. Tsang, and Eakalak Khan

Determination of the Optimal Location for Constructing Solar Photovoltaic Farms Based on Multi-Criteria Decision System and Dempster–Shafer Theory, Marzieh Mokarram, Mohammad J. Mokarram, Mohammad R. Khosravi, Ali Saber, and Akbar Rahideh

Determination of Artificial Recharge Location Using Analytic Hierarchy Process and Dempster–Shafer Theory, Marzieh Mokarram, Ali Saber, Parisa Mohammadizadeh, and Ali Abdolali

Alkali-Activated Natural Pozzolan/Slag Binders: Limitations and Remediation, Meysam Najimi, Nader Ghafoori, and Mohammadreza Sharbaf

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Water on Mars—A Literature Review, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, Mohammad Aghababei, Moses Karakouzian, and Mehrdad Karami

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Relationship between Sunspot Numbers and Mean Annual Precipitation: Application of Cross-Wavelet Transform—A Case Study, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian and Moses Karakouzian

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Sacrificial Piles as Scour Countermeasures in River Bridges A Numerical Study using FLOW-3D, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, Aliasghar Nazari-Sharabian, Moses Karakouzian, and Mehrdad Karami

Sensitivity Analysis of the DEM Resolution and Effective Parameters of Runoff Yield in the SWAT Model: A Case Study, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, Masoud Taheriyoun, and Moses Karakouzian

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Drought Frequency Analysis Based on the Development of a Two-Variate Standardized Index (Rainfall-Runoff), Gholamreza Nikravesh, Mohammad Aghababaei, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, and Moses Karakouzian

Developing a Simulation Model for Lifting A Modular House, Jee Woong Park, Ali Khodabandelu, Jin Ouk Choi, and Mahsa Sanei

Impact of Urbanization on Runoff and Infiltration in Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, Usha Poudel, Sajjad Ahmad, and Haroon Stephen

Investigation of Transient Sea Level Rise Impacts on Water Quality of Unconfined Shallow Coastal Aquifer, Ali Ranjbar, Claudia Cherubini, and Ali Saber

Inhibitory Effect of Phenol on Wastewater Ammonification, Chaiwat Rongsayamanont, Piyamart Khongkhaem, Ekawan Luepromchai, and Eakalak Khan

Effects of Lake Water Level Fluctuation Due to Drought and Extreme Winter Precipitation on Mixing and Water Quality of an Alpine Lake, Case Study: Lake Arrowhead, California, Ali Saber, David E. James, and Imad A. Hannoun