Urban Waste Management & Research Center (University of New Orleans)

EPA Grant Number: R825427
Center: Urban Waste Management and Research Center (University New Orleans)
Center Director: McManis, Kenneth
Title: Urban Waste Management & Research Center (University of New Orleans)
Investigators: McManis, Kenneth
Current Investigators: McManis, Kenneth , McCorquodale, J. A. , Cothren, Gianna M. , Kura, Bhaskar , Barbe, Donald , LaMotta, Enrique , Sutherlin, John , Tittlebaum, Marty
Institution: University of New Orleans
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: January 1, 1998 through September 30, 2003
Project Amount: $5,569,100
RFA: Urban Waste Management & Research Center (1998) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Targeted Research


The UNO Urban Waste Management and Research Center's (UWMRC or Center) mission addresses urban problems associated with municipal solid waste, wastewater, urban runoff, surface and ground water quality, and air quality. Its major goal is to provide an integrated multimedia waste management approach to the solution of urban environmental problems, and to advance the state of the art of urban waste management and pollution prevention through technology transfer.

The Center's research activities concentrate on urban environmental problems. The outreach activities of the Center are designed to promote community involvement and education on environmental issues and problems. Policy and technology transfer are key elements in the Center's programs. To that end the Center will conduct research projects relevant to urban needs. It will provide workshops, short courses, seminars and initiate training programs in urban waste management. The Center will also serve as a clearinghouse for technology and promote citizen involvement and education to help bridge the gap between governmental requirements and the needs of municipalities and industry. The Center will focus on research that will develop the technologies necessary to further this goal, and provide a source of trained graduate engineers and scientists. The Center will endeavor to become a catalyst in providing an environmental awareness for all of UNO's academic programs for the New Orleans metropolitan area, and for the nation.

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Other center views: All 55 publications 13 publications in selected types All 7 journal articles
Type Citation Sub Project Document Sources
Journal Article Barbe DE, Carnelos S, McCorquodale JA. Climatic effect on water quality evaluation. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A 2001;36(10):1919-1933. R825427C011 (Final)
  • Abstract from PubMed
  • Abstract: Taylor&Francis-Abstract
  • Journal Article Cristina CM, Sansalone JJ. "First flush," power law and particle separation diagrams for urban storm-water suspended particulates. Journal of Environmental Engineering 2003;129(4):298-307. R827933C019 (Final)
  • Abstract: ASCE
  • Journal Article Gawande NA, Reinhart DR, Thomas PA, McCreanor PT, Townsend TG. Municipal solid waste in situ moisture content measurement using an electrical resistance sensor. Waste Management 2003;23(7):667-674. R827933C022 (2002)
  • Abstract from PubMed
  • Full-text: Science Direct
  • Other: Science Direct
  • Journal Article Imhoff PT, Jakubowitch A, Briening ML, Chiu PC. Partitioning gas tracer tests for measurement of water in municipal solid waste. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 2003;53(11):1391-1400. R827933C021 (2002)
  • Abstract: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
  • Journal Article La Motta EJ, Jimenez JA, Josse JC, Manrique A. The effect of air-induced velocity gradient and dissolved oxygen on bioflocculation in the trickling filter/solids contact process. Advances in Environmental Research 2003;7(2):441-451. R827933C030 (2002)
  • Full-text: Science Direct
  • Abstract: Science Direct
  • Other: Science Direct
  • Journal Article La Motta EJ, Jimenez JA. Discussion of "Review of two decades of experience with TF/SC process" by D. S. Parker and J. R. Bratby. Journal of Environmental Engineering 2002;128(8):764-766. R827933C030 (2002)
  • Abstract: ASCE
  • Journal Article Sansalone JJ, Hird JP, Cartledge FK, Tittlebaum ME. Event-based stormwater quality and quantity loadings from elevated urban infrastructure affected by transportation. Water Environment Research 2005;77(4):348-365. R827933C019 (Final)
    R827933C033 (2002)
  • Abstract from PubMed
  • Abstract: Ingentaconnect
  • Supplemental Keywords:

    Scientific Discipline, Geographic Area, Waste, Municipal, Environmental Chemistry, State, Analytical Chemistry, Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecology and Ecosystems, waste minimization, urban runoff, municipal waste, groundwater quality, New Orleans (NO), waste management, technology transfer, outreach, urban waste

    Progress and Final Reports:

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  • Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R825427C001 Comprehensive Evaluation of The Dual Trickling Filter Solids Contact Process
    R825427C002 Issues Involving the Vertical Expansion of Landfills
    R825427C003 Deep Foundations on Brownfields Sites
    R825427C004 Ambient Particulate Concentration Model for Traffic Intersections
    R825427C005 Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Approaches for I/I Reduction
    R825427C006 Urban Solid Waste Management Videos
    R825427C007 UWMRC Community Outreach Multimedia Exhibit
    R825427C008 Including New Technology into the Investigation of Inappropriate Pollutant Entries into Storm Drainage Systems - A User's Guide
    R825427C009 Investigation of Hydraulic Characteristics and Alternative Model Development of Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetlands
    R825427C010 Beneficial Use Of Urban Runoff For Wetland Enhancement
    R825427C011 Urban Storm and Waste Water Outfall Modeling
    R827933C001 Development of a Model Sediment Control Ordinance for Louisiana
    R827933C002 Inappropriate Discharge to Stormwater Drainage (Demonstration Project)
    R827933C003 Alternate Liner Evaluation Model
    R827933C004 LA DNR - DEQ - Regional Waste Management
    R827933C005 Landfill Design Specifications
    R827933C006 Geosynthetic Clay Liners as Alternative Barrier Systems
    R827933C007 Used Tire Monofill
    R827933C008 A Comparison of Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Bed (USAB) and the Anaerobic Biofilm Fluidized Bed Reactor (ABFBR) for the Treatment of Municipal Wastewater
    R827933C009 Integrated Environmental Management Plan for Shipbuilding Facilities
    R827933C010 Nicaragua
    R827933C011 Louisiana Environmental Education and Resource Program
    R827933C012 Costa Rica - Costa Rican Initiative
    R827933C013 Evaluation of Cr(VI) Exposure Assessment in the Shipbuilding Industry
    R827933C014 LaTAP, Louisiana Technical Assistance Program: Pollution Prevention for Small Businesses
    R827933C015 Louisiana Environmental Leadership Pollution Prevention Program
    R827933C016 Inexpensive Non-Toxic Pigment Substitute for Chromium in Primer for Aluminum Sibstrate
    R827933C017 China - Innovative Waste Composting Plan for the City of Benxi, People's Rupublic of China
    R827933C018 Institutional Control in Brownfields Redevelopment: A Methodology for Community Participation and Sustainability
    R827933C019 Physico-Chemical Assessment for Treatment of Storm Water From Impervious Urban Watersheds Typical of the Gulf Coast
    R827933C020 Influence of Cyclic Interfacial Redox Conditions on the Structure and Integrity of Clay Liners for Landfills Subject to Variable High Groundwater Conditions in the Gulf Coast Region
    R827933C021 Characterizing Moisture Content Within Landfills
    R827933C022 Bioreactor Landfill Moisture Management
    R827933C023 Urban Water Issues: A Video Series
    R827933C024 Water Quality Modeling in Urban Storm Water Systems
    R827933C025 The Development of a Web Based Instruction (WBI) Program for the UWMRC User's Guide (Investigation of Inappropriate Pollutant Entries Into Storm Drainage Systems)
    R827933C027 Legal Issues of SSO's: Private Property Sources and Non-NPDES Entities
    R827933C028 Brownfields Issues: A Video Series
    R827933C029 Facultative Landfill Bioreactors (FLB): A Pilot-Scale Study of Waste Stabilization, Landfill Gas Emissions, Leachate Treatment, and Landfill Geotechnical Properties
    R827933C030 Advances in Municipal Wastewater Treatment
    R827933C031 Design Criteria for Sanitary Sewer System Rehabilitation
    R827933C032 Deep Foundations in Brownfield Areas: Continuing Investigation
    R827933C033 Gradation-Based Transport, Kinetics, Coagulation, and Flocculation of Urban Watershed Rainfall-Runoff Particulate Matter
    R827933C034 Leaching and Stabilization of Solid-Phase Residuals Separated by Storm Water BMPs Capturing Urban Runoff Impacted by Transportation Activities and Infrastructure
    R827933C035 Fate of Pathogens in Storm Water Runoff
    R87933C020 Influence of Cyclic Interfacial Redox Conditions on the Structure and Integrity of Clay Liners for Landfills Subject to Variable High Groundwater Conditions in the Gulf Coast Region