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Civil Engineering - Cooperative Education
Bachelor of Science
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Each year, materials are excavated from oceans and lakes in order to keep the waterways open so that ships can safely pass through. These excavated, or dredged, materials are then discarded, usually being returned to the body of water from which they were removed. Beginning in 2020, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) will no longer allow this to occur. Therefore, the purpose of this project is to investigate beneficial uses for dredged materials in Lake Erie, and to address the best management practices for dewatering these materials, as set forth in the Lake Erie Protection and Restoration Plan created by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission. There is a multitude of ways to dewater and stabilize dredged materials, and this project will investigate three of these methods. The primary methods that will be discussed are mechanical dewatering, biological methods, and chemical treatments.
Dr. Zhe Jerry Luo
Dr. David Roke
Dr. Stephen Duirk
Howard, Erika, "STABILIZATION OF DREDGED MATERIALS IN OHIO: An Investigation of Mechanical, Chemical and Biological Dewatering Techniques" (2019). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 829.