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Andrew P Kruzic

Name

[Kruzic, Andrew P]
  • Assoc Prof

Professional Preparation

    • 1984 Ph.D. in Civil EngineeringUniversity of California, Davis
    • 1976 M.S.C.E. in Sanitary EngineeringUniversity of California
    • 1975 B.S.C.E. in Civil EngineeringLoyola University, Los Angeles

Appointments

    • Jan 2000 to Jan 2008 UG Advisor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 1994 to Jan 2013 Assoc Prof
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 1988 to Jan 1994 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 1985 to Jan 1987 Consulting Engineer
      Nolte and Associates, Sacramento, CA.
    • Jan 1984 to Jan 1985 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
      Technical University, Hamburg
    • Jan 1981 to Jan 1982 Resarch Assistant
      The University of California at Davis
    • Jan 1976 to Jan 1979 Sanitary Engineer
      Reedy Creek Utilities Co.

Research and Expertise

  • Expertise
    Environmental engineering, nutrient removal in conventional wastewater treatment, and natural systems for wastewater treatment. Recent research is in chloramine decay and biofilm control in raw water transmission pipelines.
  • Professional Registration
    Registered Civil Engineer, California, No. C 029362
  • Background
    Dr. Kruzic has experience both as an environmental engineering consultant and as an environmental engineer for a private utility company. As a consultant, he was primarily responsible for process selection and the design of several wastewater treatment facilities. While working for the utilities company at Walt Disney World, Florida, he was responsible for the design and initial operation of a multi-sponsored wastewater demonstration project using water hyacinths. His Ph.D. research was directed at the identification and modeling of nitrogen removal mechanisms in overland flow treatment. After completing his Ph.D. at U.C.D., he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship grant to conduct research in West Germany on nitrogen removal in sequencing batch reactors. Dr. Kruzic's current research deals with biofilm and corrosion control in raw water transmission pipelines and chloramine decay and disinfection byproducts in raw and treated water systems. 

Publications

      Book Chapter 2010
      • Kruzic, A., Bays, J., and Jordahl, J., Chapter 13 Nutrient Removal by Aquatic Natural Treatment Systems/Biological and Chemical Systems for Nutrient Removal, Water Environment Federation MOP 34, Nutrient Removal, 2010
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

        Journal Article 2009
        • Kruzic, A., Kreissl, J., Natural Treatment and Onsite Processes. Water Environment Research 2009, 81 (10).
          {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

          Journal Article 2008
          • Kruzic, A., Liehr, S., Natural Treatment and Onsite Processes. Water Environment Research 2008, 80 (10).
            {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

            Journal Article 2007
            • Liehr, S., Kruzic, A., Natural Treatment and Onsite Processes. Water Environment Research 2007, 79 (10), 1451 -1473.
              {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

              Journal Article 2004
              • A. M. S. McFarland, L. M. Hauck, and A. P. Kruzic. "Phosphorus Reductions in Runoff and Soils from Land-Applied Dairy Effluent Using Chemical Amendments," Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2004.
                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                Journal Article 2003
                • A. V. Ley, R. B. Timmons, and A. P. Kruzic. "Surface Transport of Common Gases in Plasma Polymerized Allyl Alcohol Membranes," Journal of Membrane Science, 2003.
                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                  Journal Article 2002
                  • A. J. Puppala, A. Kruzic, and L. Perrin. "Evaluation of A Modified Sulfate Determination Method for Cohesive Soils," ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 2002.
                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                    Book Chapter 2000
                    • Kruzic, A., Chapter 5, Vegetated Submerged Bed Systems, in EPA Manual, Constructed Wetlands Treatment of Municipal Wastewaters, EPA/625/R-99/010.
                      {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                    • Conference Paper 2000
                      • S. Govind and A. Kruzic. "Synchronous Distance Education via the Internet," presented at American Society for Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest Section 2000 Annual Conference, Las Cruces, New Mexico, April 2000.
                        {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                        Conference Paper 1999
                        • V. Szymkowiak and A. Kruzic. "Optimizing Flocculator Power Input in Water Treatment Plants," presented at Proceedings Texas Section American Society of Civil Engineers, Midland,Texas, 1999.
                          {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                          Conference Paper 1998
                          • S. Meintser, A. Kruzic, and H. Tang. "Attached Growth on Clinoptilolite for Enhanced Nitrogen Removal in a Septic Tank Leachfield System," presented at Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation 71th Annual Conference and Exposition, Orlando, Florida, 1998.
                            {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                            Conference Paper 1997
                            • A. Kruzic, S. Meintser, and K. Rhodes. "Use of Clinoptilolite for Ammonia Removal from a Dairy Lagoon Wastewater," presented at Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation 70th Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1997.
                              {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                              Conference Paper 1996
                              • A. P. Kruzic, L. M. Hauck, and J. L. White. "Comparison of Overland Flow with Conventional and Innovative Constructed Wetlands for Treating a Dairy Lagoon Wastewater," presented at Proceedings of the Second National Workshop, Constructed Wetlands for Animal Waste Management, Fort Worth, Texas, 1996.
                                {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Support & Funding

    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 TRWD Pipeline Internal Corrosion and Biofilm Control Study - Phase 2 sponsored by  - $198400
    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2011 TRWD Pipeline Internal Corrosion and Biofilm Control Study sponsored by  - $52000
    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2013 Civil Engineering and Life Decisions: Choose Wisely, QEP II sponsored by  - $118348
    • Jan 2009 to Jan 2010 Investigation of Factors Affecting Chloramine Stability in the City of Arlington’s Water Distribution System sponsored by  - $3500
    • Jan 2009 to Jan 2014 Cohorts of Engineering Students sponsored by  - $600000
    • Jan 2003 to Present “Investigation of the Sources and Nature of the Unusual Blue-Green Colored Water and White Powder Found in a Storm Water Drainage Channel Near Interstate 20" sponsored by  - $13616
    • Jan 2000 to Jan 2001 “Investigations of Phosphorus Reduction in Dairy By-Products using Chemical Amendments” sponsored by  - $25000
    • Jan 1998 to Jan 1999 “Investigation of Enhanced High Rate Clarification at the Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant” sponsored by  - $9970
    • Jan 1996 to Jan 1997 “Comparison of Overland Flow with Constructed Wetlands for Treating a Dairy Lagoon Wastewater” sponsored by  - $89200

Courses

      • CE 5326-001 WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES DESIGN

        Design of facilities commonly used in water and wastewater treatment plants including pumps, pipelines, channels, flow measurement and control devices, screens, grit removal, mixing, sludge removal, aeration equipment, and chemical feed and storage. Materials of construction, process control interface, and operation and maintenance factors are also discussed.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 4355-001 DESIGN OF WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES

        Design of facilities commonly used in water and wastewater treatment plants including pumps, pipelines, channels, flow measurement and control devices, screens, grit removal, mixing, sludge removal, aeration equipment, and chemical feed and storage. Materials of construction, process control interface, and operation and maintenance factors are also discussed.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 5319-001 PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL PROCESSES II

        The goals of this course are to provide the student with a basic understanding of water chemistry and the chemical processes used in water quality control.The course will include a discussion of the theory, design, and operation of systems used for both water and wastewater treatment.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 5325-001 Biological Processes

        The goals of the course are to provide the student with a basic understanding of biological processes used in water quality control and to show how theoretical concepts can be applied in a practical design.  The course will include a discussion of the theory, design, and operation of biological systems used for water and wastewater treatment.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 4353-001 Water Chemistry

        The goals of this course are to provide the student with a basic understanding of water chemistry and the chemical processes used in water quality control.  The course will include a discussion of the theory, design, and operation of systems used for both water and wastewater treatment.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 4355-001 DESIGN OF WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES

        Design of facilities commonly used in water and wastewater treatment plants including pumps, pipelines, channels, flow measurement and control devices, screens, grit removal, mixing, sludge removal, aeration equipment, and chemical feed and storage. Materials of construction, process control interface, and operation and maintenance factors are also discussed.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 5326-001 WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES DESIGN

        Design of facilities commonly used in water and wastewater treatment plants including pumps, pipelines, channels, flow measurement and control devices, screens, grit removal, mixing, sludge removal, aeration equipment, and chemical feed and storage. Materials of construction, process control interface, and operation and maintenance factors are also discussed.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 5319-001 Physical Chemical Processes 2

        The goals of this course are to provide the student with a basic understanding of water chemistry and the chemical processes used in water quality control.  The course will include a discussion of the theory, design, and operation of systems used for both water and wastewater treatment.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 5325-001 BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES

        The goals of the course are to provide the student with a basic understanding of biological processes used in water quality control and to show how theoretical concepts can be applied in a practical design.The course will include a discussion of the theory, design, and operation of biological systems used for water and wastewater treatment.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 4383-001 SENIOR PROJECT

        Planning, analysis of alternatives, and designs of selected projects that cross various civil engineering disciplines, and include engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. Application of computer-aided engineering in analysis and design. A final oral presentation and written report that presents pros and cons of alternative solutions, application of engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints are required. A team approach is emphasized.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus