Faculty/Staff Profile

Dennis B George, P.E.

Director of the Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources; Interim Director of the School of Environmental Studies; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Highest Degree University: Clemson University
Department: Center for Management, Utilization, and Protection of Water Resources
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 233
PO Box: 5033
(931) 372-3609

Expertise in natural and engineered systems for control of contaminants in the environment

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  • Ph.D., Environmental Systems Engineering, Clemson University (1976)
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University (1971)
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University (1970)

Dr. George's Research Specialty Areas

  • Design and evaluation of natural systems to treat wastewater
  • Evaluation of toxicity and disposal of water and wastewater treatment plant residuals
  • Control of disinfection by-products
  • Photochemical oxidation of organic compounds
  • Holistic approaches to watershed analysis
  • Impact of environmental contamination on disadvantaged social economic communities
  • Transport and fate of contaminants in watersheds

Current or Recent Research Projects

Development of Obed Watershed Water Resources Plannig Tools and Monitoring Procedures to Assess Future Economic Growth (with Alfred Kalyanapu and Yvette Clark).  Funded by the Tennessee Nature Conservancy.

MIssouri River pH and Water Quality Impact Study (with Dan odson and Yvette Clark) Funded by the Omaha Municipal Utility District.

Determination of a Water Quality Marker Reflecting System Effectiveness of the Sewanee Utility Districts Land Application System (with M.J.M. Wells). Funded by the Sewanee Utility District.

Nutrient and Biological Assessment of Jones Creek, Dickson County, TN (with S.B. Cook). Funded by the Water Authority of Dickson County.

Pigeon Roost Creek Watershed Restoration Project: Long-Range Comprehensive Plan (with G.K. Stearman, V.S. Neary and Y.R. Clark). Funded by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture—Nonpoint Source Program.

Protocol for Determination of Maximum Safe Loading Rate Increase During Anaerobic Digester Start-up with Waste Activated Sludge. Funded by Earth Tech.

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