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David Stevens

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Environmental Engineering

Division Head

Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, (Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering (minor)), University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1983
BS, Civil Engineering, (Environmental Engineering), Tufts University, 1976


Expertise

Biological and chemical engineering processes applied to surface and subsurface environments; modeling of vadose zone processes related to fate and transport of environmental contaminants; mass transfer processes in the subsurface; chemicalprocesses for contaminated soil remediation; constructed wetland treatment of industrial wastewater using reeds.


Teaching Interests

Environmental Process Modeling, Environmental Statistics

Research Interests

Watershed Water Quality Modeling, Monitoring, Mathematical Modeling of Surface Waters, Biological Treatment, Biological and Chemical Remediation of Contaminated Soils, Environmental Statistics Applicaitons

Awards

Advisor of the Year

Utah State University, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

All Engineering Honorary

Tau Beta Pi

Researcher of the Year

Utah State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reserach Honorary

Sigma Xi

University Honorary

Phi Kappa Phi

Lewis H. Kessler Sanitary Engineering Award for Academic Achievement in Sanitary Engineering, 1982

Civil and Environmental Department, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Acadmic Excellence Award, 1980

Central States Water Pollution Control Association

Honors in Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, 1976

Tufts University

Publications - Abstracts

  • Stevens, D.K, Tarboton, D.G, Horsburgh, J.S, Spackman, A., Mesner, N., (2007). Little Bear River Test Bed: Tools for Environmental Observatory Design and Implementation. Eos Trans. AGU

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Books

  • Stevens, D.K, (1997). Environmental Management - Problems and Solutions. Gordon and Breach
  • Book Chapters

  • Stevens, D.K, Meals, D.W, Mesner, N.O, Jackson-Smith, D., Horsburgh, J., Sorensen, D.L, Luloff, A.E, Osmond, D., (2012). Little Bear River Watershed, Utah: National Institute of Food and Agriculture-Conservation Effects Assessment Project: ow to Build Better Agricultural Conservation Programs to Protect Water Quality: National Institute of Food and Agriculture - Conservation Effects Assessment Project Experience. Soil and Water Conservation Society
  • Meals, D.W, Mesner, N., Jackson-Smith, D., Stevens, D.K, Horsburgh, J.S, Sorensen, D.L, Luloff, A.E, Osmond, D.L, (2012). Chapter 21. Little Bear River Watershed, Utah: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project: How to Build Better Agricultural Conservation Programs to Protect Water Quality: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project Experience. Soil and Water Conservation Society
  • Neilson, B.T, Stevens, D.K, Horsburgh, J.S, (2005). TMDL development approaches: Total Maximum Daily Load: Approaches and Challenges. PenWell Corporation

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Publications - Fact Sheets

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    Publications - Curriculum

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      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Demitry, M., Hansen, C.L, Stevens, D.K, McFarland, M., (2016). Extension of the Applications of the ADM1 to Predict Performance of the Induced Bed Reactor (IBR) Co-digesting Municipal Sludge with Bakery Wastes. Environment and Pollution, 5:2, 41-56.
      • Zhong, J., Stevens, D.K, Hansen, C.L, (2015). Optimization of anaerobic hydrogen and methane production from dairy processing waste using a two-stage digestion in induced bed reactor (IBR). International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 40.45 (2015): 15470-15476, 40:45, 15470-15476. doi: doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.09.085
      • Schmelter, M.L, Wilcock, P., Hooten, M.B, Stevens, D.K, Multifraction Bayesian bed load sediment transport model. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering/MDPI
      • Batt, H.A, Stevens, D.K, Can Suspended Fine Sediment Transport in Shallow Lakes Be Predicted Using MVRVM With Limited Observations?. J. Environmental Engineering, ASCE
      • Kang, G., Park, K., Cho, J., Stevens, D.K, Chung, N., (2015). Remediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil using hemoglobin-catalytic mechanism. American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of Environmental Engineering, doi: DOI: 10.1061/ (ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000955
      • Schmadel, N.M, Neilson, B.T, Heavilin, J.E, Worman, A., Stevens, D.K, (2014). The use of temporal moments to better understand the role of spatially variable stream hydraulics in one-dimensional solute predictions. Water Resources Research, 50:12, 9287-9299. doi: doi: 10.1002/2014WR015440
      • Wurtsbaugh, W.A, Heredia, N., Laub, B.G, Meredith, C., Mohn, H., Null, S., Pluth, D., Roper, B.B, Sanders, W.C, Stevens, D.K, Walker, R.H, Wheeler, K., , Approaches for studying fish production: Do river and lake researchers have different perspectives?. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
      • Nahm, C., Park, K., Kang, G., Stevens, D.K, (2014). Verification of Heme Catalytic Cycle with 5-Aminosalicylic Acid and Its Application to Soil Remediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Environ. Eng. Res., 19:2, 139-143.
      • Batt, H.A, Stevens, D.K, (2013). Relevance Vector Machine Models of Suspended Fine Sediment Transport in a Shallow Lake - I -data Collection. Environmental Engineering Science/Mary Ann Liebert Publishers, 30:11, 681-688. doi: doi:10.1089/ees.2012.0487
      • Epstein, D., Neilson, B.T, Goodman, K., Stevens, D.K, Wurtsbaugh, W.A, (2013). A modeling approach for assessing the effect of multiple lakes in sequence on nutrient transport.. Aquatic Sciences, 75:2, 199-212. doi: DOI 10.1007/s00027-012-0267-2
      • Schmelter, M., Stevens, D.K, Traditional and Bayesian Statistical Models in Fluvial Sediment Transport. J. Hyd. Div., ASCE, doi: doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000672
      • Spackman Jones, A., Horsburgh, J.S, Mesner, N., Ryel, R.J, Stevens, D.K, Influence of sampling frequency on estimation of annual total phosphorus and total suspended solids loads. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2012.00684.x
      • L, S.M, Hooten, M.B, Stevens, D.K, (2011). Bayesian sediment transport model for unisize bed load. Water Resources Research, 47, doi: doi:10.1029/2011WR010754
      • Spackman Jones, A., Stevens, D.K, Horsburgh, J.S, Mesner, N., (2011). Surrogate measures for providing high frequency estimates of total suspended solids and total phosphorus concentrations. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 47:2, 239-253. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2010.00505.x
      • Neilson, B.T, Stevens, D.K, Chapra, S.C, Bandaragoda, C., (2010). Two-zone Transient Storage Zone Modeling Using Temperature and Solute Data with Multi-Objective Calibration: Part 2 – Temperature and Solute. Water Resources Research, 46, W12520. doi: 10.1028/2009WR008759
      • Horsburgh, J.S, Spackman Jones, A., Stevens, D.K, Tarboton, D.G, Mesner, N., (2010). A Sensor Network for High Frequency Estimation of Water Quality Constituent Fluxes Using Surrogates. Environmental Modelling & Software, 25, 1031-1044. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.10.012
      • Spackman, A.J, Stevens, D.K, Horsburgh, J.S, Mesner, N., (2010). Surrogate measures for providing high frequency estimates of total suspended solids and total phosphorus concentrations. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688:2010.00505.x
      • Schmadel, N.M, Neilson, B.T, Stevens, D.K, (2010). Approaches to estimate uncertainty in longitudinal channel water balances. Journal of Hydrology, 394, 357-369. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.09.011
      • Horsburgh, J.S, Spackman, A., Stevens, D.K, Tarboton, D.G, Mesner, N., (2010). A Sensor Network for High Frequency Estimation of Water Quality Constituent Fluxes Using Surrogates. Environmental Modelling and Software, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.10.012
      • Neilson, B.T, Stevens, D.K, (2002). Issues Related to the Success of the TMDL Program. The Unitverities Council on Water Resources, Water Resources Update, 122, 55-61.
      • Stevens, D.K, Chen, S., Kang, G., (1999). Pentachlorophenol (PCP) and crystal violet degradation using Heme and Peroxide-I. Proof of concept and screening tests. Water Research , 33:17, 3657-3665.
      • Zhu, H.C, Stevens, D.K, (1996). COD and BOD5 Removal Efficiencies in a Pilot Scale Constructed Reed Bed Receiving Cheese-Processing Wastewater. Chin. J. Environ. Sci, 17:5, 30-32.
      • Ossenbruggen, P.J, Stevens, D.K, (1996). Mechanistic model identification for Nitrification in activated sludge. Environmetrics, 7, 579-600.
      • Stevens, D.K, Badkoubi, A., Murarka, I.P, (1996). Pentachlorohpenol Mineralization by Phanerochaete chrysosporium in Liquid Culture in the Presence of Syringic Acid or Humic Acid. Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Materials, 13:4, 473-484.
      • Badkoubi, A., Stevens, D.K, Sims, R.C, Murarka, I., (1996). Quantification of Pentachlorophenol Transformation Product Distribution in the Presence of Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 30:1, 1-8.
      • Grenney, W.J, Stevens, D.K, Doucette, W.J, (1990). Decision Support Model for Hazardous-Waste Application Rates at Land Treatment Systems. Civil Engineering Systems, 7:4, 219-228.

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      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

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          Publications - Technical Reports

            Research Reports

            Other Reports

          • Mesner, N., Jackson-Smith, D., Stevens, D.K, Budy, P., (2013). Review of Utah's 319 Nonpoint Source Program. . *
          • Neilson, B.T, Horsburgh, J.S, Stevens, D.K, Matassa, M.R, Brogdon, J.N, Spackman, A., (2004). Comparison of Complex Watershed Models’ Predictive Capabilities: EPRI’s Watershed Analysis Risk Management Framework (WARMF) vs. USEPA’s Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS/WinHSPF). Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University

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          Publications - Translations & Transcripts

            Publications - Other

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              Scheduled Teaching

              CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Spring 2016

              CEE 2890 - Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar, Spring 2016

              CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2015

              CEE 4200 - Engineering Economics, Fall 2015

              CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2015

              CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Spring 2015

              CEE 2890 - Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar, Spring 2015

              CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2014

              CEE 4200 - Engineering Economics, Fall 2014

              CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2014

              CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Spring 2014

              CEE 2890 - Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar, Spring 2014

              CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2013

              CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2013

              CEE 6630 - Process Dynamics in Environmental Engineering Systems, Fall 2013

              CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Spring 2013

              CEE 2890 - Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar, Spring 2013

              CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2012

              CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2012

              CEE 4930 - Independent Study, Fall 2012

              CEE 6630 - Process Dynamics in Environmental Engineering Systems, Fall 2012

              CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Spring 2012

              CEE 4890 - Environmental Engineering Design III, Spring 2012

              CEE 2890 - Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar, Spring 2012

              CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2011

              CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2011

              CEE 4790 - Environmental Engineering Design II, Fall 2011

              CEE 6630 - Process Dynamics in Environmental Engineering Systems, Fall 2011

              CEE 4890 - ENV ENGR DESIGN III (CI), Spring 2011

              CEE 6800 - ENVIRON ENGR SEM, Spring 2011

              CEE 3890 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENG DESIGN I, Spring 2011

              CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2010

              CEE 6660 - Environmental Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2010

              CEE 4790 - Environmental Engineering Design II, Fall 2010

              CEE 6630 - Process Dynamics in Environmental Engineering Systems, Fall 2010


              Graduate Students Mentored

              Maryana Azmi, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2013
              Ahmed Bitar, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2012
              Tiana Hammer, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2012
              Jinsu Choi, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2011
              Zhong Jiming, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2011
              Christine Rumsey, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2011 - January 2014
              Prajith Dev, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2011 2013
              Mark Schmelter, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2005 - August 2013
              Hussein Batt, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2009 2012
              Morris Demitry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2009 - November 2011
              Ana Ovalle, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2008 - November 2010