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

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Submissions from 2012

Snowpack Reconstructions Incorporating Climate in the Upper Green River Basin (Wyoming), Sallyrose Anderson, Cody L. Moser, Glenn A. Tootle, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Janak Timilsena, and Thomas C. Piechota

Air-Entrained Self-Consolidating Concrete: A Study of Admixture Sources, Mary Barfield and Nader Ghafoori

Microbial Selection on Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Systems Fed Exclusively with Glucose, Shamim Ara Begum and Jacimaria R. Batista

Comparison of Laser-Based and Sand Patch Measurements of Pavement Surface Macrotexture, Swarup China and David E. James

Changing Climatic Conditions in the Colorado River Basin: Implications for Water Resources Management, Srijana Dawadi and Sajjad Ahmad

Influence of Combined Hauling Time and Temperature on Flow Properties of Self-Consolidating Concrete: Retempering Remediation, Hamidou Diawara and Nader Ghafoori

Wastewater and drinking water treatment technologies, Daniel Gerrity and Shane A. Snyder

Pumping influence on fresh properties of self-consolidating concrete, Nader Ghafoori, H. Diawara, D. Nyknahad, M. Barfield, and Mohammad Shahidul Islam

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Estimating annual precipitation for the Colorado River Basin using oceanic-atmospheric oscillations, Ajay Kalra and Sajjad Ahmad

Improving streamflow forecast lead time using oceanic-atmospheric oscillations for Kaidu River Basin, Xinjiang, China, Ajay Kalra, Lanhai Li, Xuemei Li, and Sajjad Ahmad

Using large scale climatic patterns for improving long lead time streamflow forecasts for Gunnison and San Juan River Basins, Ajay Kalra, William Paul Miller, Kenneth W. Lamb, Sajjad Ahmad, and Thomas C. Piechota

Synthesis of System Dynamics Tools for Holistic Conceptualization of Water Resources Problems, Ali Mirchi, Kaveh Madani, David Watkins Jr., and Sajjad Ahmad

Effects of ozone and ozone/peroxide on trace organic contaminants and NDMA in drinking water and water reuse applications, Aleksey N. Pisarenko, Benjamin D. Stanford, Dongxu Yan, Daniel Gerrity, and Shane A. Snyder

Evaluating Punching Shear Strength of Slabs without Shear Reinforcement Using Artificial Neural Networks, Aly M. Said, Ying Tian, and A. Hussein

Properties of concrete incorporating nano-silica, Aly M. Said, Mohamed S. Zeidan, M. T. Bassuoni, and Y. Tian

Strength Evaluation of Single Adhesive Concrete Anchors under Tensile Load Using Artificial Neural Networks, Aly Said and S. Robinson

Determining the Reliability of Passive Solar Distillation Basins and Predicting the Proper Storage Volume to Meet Year-Round Potable Water Demand, Noe I. Santos, Dave E. James, Aly M. Said, and Nanda H. Venkatesh

Modeling solar still production using local weather data and artificial neural networks, Noe I. Santos, Aly Said, David E. James, and Nanda H. Venkatesh

Multi-cycle bioregeneration of spent perchlorate-containing macroporous selective anion-exchange resin, Mohamadali Sharbatmaleki and Jacimaria R. Batista

The carbon footprint of water management policy options, Eleeja Shrestha, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

The carbon footprint of water management policy options, Eleeja Shrestha, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, Pramen Shrestha, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Nonlinear Modeling of Flat-Plate Structures Using Grid Beams, Ying Tian, Jianwei Chen, Aly Said, and Jinlin Zhao

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Losing the Lake: Development and Deployment of an Educational Game, Joseph M. Vesco, Katie Gilgen, Anne Paine, Marissa Owens, Michael Nussbaum, Gale M. Sinatra, Sajjad Ahmad, Kent J. Crippen, Sergiu Dascalu, and Frederick C. Harris

Submissions from 2011

Modeled streamflow response under cloud seeding in the North Platte River watershed, Anil Acharya, Thomas C. Piechota, Haroon Stephen, and Glenn A. Tootle

Upper Colorado River and Great Basin Streamflow and Snowpack Forecasting Using Pacific Oceanic-Atmospheric Variability, Oubeidillah Aziz, Glenn A. Tootle, Duane P. Moser, Thomas C. Piechota, and Kenneth W. Lamb

Characterization of high strength steel fiber reinforced concrete and self-consolidating concrete mixtures with various steel volume fractions for infrastructures, A. T. Berhe and Samaan G. Ladkany

Effect of support restraint on wood-to-wood, joist hanger connection, William T. Bolduc and Samaan G. Ladkany

Using proxy reconstructions for streamflow forecasting, Christopher Allen Carrier, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Evaluating Urban Stormwater Infrastructure Design in Response to Projected Climate Change, William Joel Forsee and Sajjad Ahmad

Pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting compounds in drinking water, Daniel Gerrity, M. J. Benotti, D. J. Reckhow, and Shane A. Snyder

Pilot-scale evaluation of ozone and biological activated carbon for trace organic contaminant mitigation and disinfection, Daniel Gerrity, Sujanie Gamage, Janie C. Holady, Douglas B. Mawhinney, Oscar Quinones, Rebecca A. Trenholm, and Shane A. Snyder

Review of Ozone for Water Reuse Applications: Toxicity, Regulations, and Trace Organic Contaminant Oxidation, Daniel Gerrity and Shane A. Snyder

The economic value of water in metropolitan areas of the United States, Daniel Gerrity and Shane A. Snyder

Temporal variability of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in wastewater and the effects of a special event, Daniel Gerrity, Rebecca A. Trenholm, and Shane A. Snyder

Comparison of Concrete Expansion and Stiffness Due to Alkali-silica Reactivity, Mohammad Shahidul Islam and Nader Ghafoori

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Evaluating changes and estimating seasonal precipitation for Colorado River Basin using stochastic non-parametric disaggregation technique, Ajay Kalra and Sajjad Ahmad

Basis for Extending Long-Term Streamflow Forecasts in the Colorado River Basin, Kenneth W. Lamb, Thomas C. Piechota, Oubeidillah A. Aziz, and Glenn A. Tootle

Suspended Sediment Load Prediction of River Systems: An Artificial Neural Networks Approach, A. M. Melesse, Sajjad Ahmad, M. E. McClain, X. Wang, and Y. H. Lim

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Development of Sstreamflow Projections Under Changing Climate Conditions Over Colorado River Basin Headwaters, W. P. Miller, Thomas C. Piechota, S. Gangopadhyay, and T. Pruitt

Improved Ensemble Streamflow Prediction Using a New ESP Weighting Scheme, Mohammad Reza Najafi, Hamid Moradkhani, and Thomas C. Piechota

Chromium Removal from Ion-Exchange Waste Brines with Calcium Polysulfide, Behrang Pakzadeh and Jacimaria R. Batista

Impacts of Cocontaminants on the Performances of Perchlorate and Nitrate Specialty Ion-Exchange Resins, Behrang Pakzadeh and Jacimaria R. Batista

Surface Complexation Modeling of the Removal of Arsenic from Ion-Exchange Waste Brines with Ferric Chloride, Behrang Pakzadeh and Jacimaria R. Batista

Adaptive traffic control for large scale dynamic traffic assignment applications, Alexander Paz and Yi-Chang Chiu

Relating TRMM Precipitation Radar Backscatter to Water Stage in Wetlands, Sumit Puri, Haroon Stephen, and Sajjad Ahmad

Relating TRMM Precipitation Radar Land Surface Backscatter Response to Soil Moisture in the Southern United States, Sumit Puri, Haroon Stephen, and Sajjad Ahmad

Evaluating the impact of water conservation on fate of outdoor water use: A study in an arid region, Kamal Qaiser, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Evaluating the Impact of Water Conservation on Fate of Outdoor Water Use: A Study in an Arid Region, Kamal Qaiser, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Effect of Different Parameters on the Tensile Strength of Adhesive Anchors, Sean E. Robinson and Aly Said

Seismic Evaluation of Bridge G-947 in Clark County, Nevada Using Nonlinear Static Procedures, Ahmad Said Saad, Aly Said, and Barbara Luke

Monitoring Damage of Rehabilitated Beam-Column Joints under Simulated Seismic Loading, Aly M. Said

Comparing Multivariate Regression and Artificial Neural Networks to Model Solar Still Production, Noe I. Santos, Aly M. Said, Dave E. James, and Nanda H. Venkatesh

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The carbon footprint associated with water management policy options in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, Eleeja Shrestha, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Carbon Footprint of Water Conveyance versus Desalination as Alternatives to Expand Water Supply, Eleeja Shrestha, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, Pramen Shrestha, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Relationships Between Oceanic-Atmospheric Patterns and Soil Moisture in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Chunling Tang, Thomas C. Piechota, and Dong Chen

Salinity Reduction and Energy Conservation in Direct and Indirect Potable Water Reuse, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

System Dynamics Model to Forecast Salinity Load to the Colorado River Due to Urbanization within the Las Vegas Valley, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Salinity Reduction and Energy Conservation in Direct and Indirect Potable Water Reuse, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Investigation of Factors Affecting the Bioregeneration Process for Perchlorate-Laden Gel-Type Anion-Exchange Resin, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan and Jacimaria R. Batista

Safety impact of access management techniques at signalized intersections, Xuecai Xu, Hualiang Teng, and Valerian Kwigizile

Submissions from 2010

Characterization of first flush phenomenon in an urban stormwater runoff: A case study of Flamingo Tropicana watershed in Las Vegas valley, Anil Acharya, Thomas C. Piechota, and Kumud Acharya

Estimation of a Unique Pair of Nash Model Parameters: An Optimization Approach, Muhammad Masood Ahmad, Abdul Razzaq Ghumman, Sajjad Ahmad, and Hashim Nisar Hashmi

Evaluating Municipal Water Conservation Policies Using a Dynamic Simulation Model, Sajjad Ahmad and Dinesh Prashar

2009-2010 El Nino: Predicted hydrologic response in the United States, Oubeidillah Aziz, Glenn A. Tootle, Thomas Christopher Piechota, and Cody Moser

Biodegradation Studies and Sequencing of Microcystin-LR Degrading Bacteria Isolated from a Drinking Water Biofilter and a Fresh Water Lake, Lazaro Eleuterio and Jacimaria R. Batista

Kinetics of nontronite dissolution and implications for Mars, Seth R. Gainey, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and J. A. Hurowitz

An evaluation of a pilot-scale nonthermal plasma advanced oxidation process for trace organic compound degradation, Daniel Gerrity, Benjamin D. Stanford, Rebecca A. Trenholm, and Shane A. Snyder

Effects of Hauling Time on Air-Entrained Self-Consolidating Concrete, Nader Ghafoori and Mary Barfield

Remediation and Air Void Stability of Hhauled Self-Consolidating Concrete, Nader Ghafoori and Mary Barfield

Influence of temperature on fresh performance of self-consolidating concrete, Nader Ghafoori and Hamidou Diawara

Resistance to wear of fast-track Portland cement concrete, Nader Ghafoori and Matthew W. Tays

Development and validation of an integrated cell culture-qRTPCR assay for simultaneous quantification of coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, and polioviruses in disinfection studies, Brooke K. Mayer, Hodon Ryu, Daniel Gerrity, and Morteza Abbaszadegan

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Development of Streamflow Projections Under Changing Climate Conditions Over Colorado River Basin Headwaters, W. P. Miller, Thomas C. Piechota, S. Gangopadhyay, and T. Pruitt

Identification of Pacific Ocean sea surface temperature influences of upper Colorado River basin snowpack, Thomas C. Piechota

A Basis for Extending Long-Term Streamflow Forecasts in the Colorado River Basin, Thomas C. Piechota, Kenneth W. Lamb, Oubeidillah Aziz, and Glenn A. Tootle

Evaluating Conservation Potential in Agricultural and Municipal Water Use in South Florida, Dinesh Prashar and Sajjad Ahmad

Estimation of Water Stage Over Wetlands of South Florida Using TRMM Precipitation Radar Observations, Sumit Puri, Sajjad Ahmad, and Haroon Stephen

Properties of Economical Latex-Modified Concrete Using Recycled Paint, Oscar Inez Quiroz and Aly Said

Land Surface Brightness Temperature Modeling Using Solar Insolation, Haroon Stephen, Sajjad Ahmad, and Thomas C. Piechota

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The Impacts of Emergency Vehicle Signal Preemption on Urban Traffic Speed, Hualiang (Harry) Teng, Valerian Kwigizile, Gang Xie, Mohamed S. Kaseko, and A. Reed Gibby

Total dissolved solids contribution to the Colorado river associated with the growth of Las Vegas valley, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan, S. Ahmad, Jacimaria R. Batista, W. S. Johnson, and Sajjad Ahmad

Bioregeneration of Perchlorate-Laden Gel-Type Anion-Exchange Resin in a Fluidized Bed Reactor, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan, Mohamadali Sharbatmaleki, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Seismic Rehabilitation of Slab-Column Connections, Widianto, Oguzhan Bayrak, James O. Jirsa, and Ying Tian

Submissions from 2009

Estimation of Clark’s Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph Parameters and Development of Direct Surface Runoff Hydrograph, Muhammad Masood Ahmad, Abdul Razzaq Ghumman, and Sajjad Ahmad

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Interpreting Surface-Wave Data for a Site with Shallow Bedrock, Daniel W. Casto, Barbara Luke, Carlos Calderon-Macias, and Ronald Kaufmann

Application of a novel plasma-based advanced oxidation process for efficient and cost-effective destruction of refractory organics in tertiary effluents and contaminated groundwater, Itay Even-Ezra, Anat Mizrahi, Daniel Gerrity, Shane A. Snyder, Andrew Salveson, and Ori Lahav

A comparison of pilot-scale photocatalysis and enhanced coagulation for disinfection byproduct mitigation, Daniel Gerrity, Brooke K. Mayer, Hodon Ryu, John C. Crittenden, and Morteza Abbaszadegan

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Role of Forward Model in Surface-Wave Studies to Delineate a Buried High-Velocity Layer, Xiaohui Jin, Barbara Luke, and Carlos Calderon-Macias

An analysis of air-mass effects on rail ridership in three U.S. cities, Adam J. Kalkstein, Michael Kuby, Daniel Gerrity, and James J. Clancy

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Using oceanic-atmospheric oscillations for long lead time streamflow forecasting, Ajay Kalra and Sajjad Ahmad

Evaluating Shear Capacity Of Exterior Beamcolumn Joints Subjected To Monotonic Loading Using Neural Networks, E. Khalifa, Aly M. Said, and M. L. Nehdi

Significance of Cracking Uncertainty on Predicting Deflection of FRC-RC Beams, J. J. Kim, Aly M. Said, and Taha M.R. Mohamed

Comparison of Methods for Defining Geographical Connectivity for Variables of Trip Generation Models, Valerian Kwigizile and Hualiang Teng

Three-Dimensional Modeling of Shallow Shear-Wave Velocities for Las Vegas, Nevada, Using Sediment Type, Barbara Luke, Helena Murvosh, Wanda Taylor, and Jeff Wagoner