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Gretchen Wainwright

Senior Lecturer
Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-4175
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82-3103

Gretchen Wainwright

Senior Lecturer
Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BS, MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; PE

585-475-4175

Currently Teaching

ESHS-330
3 Credits
This course investigates characteristics and sources of industrial wastewaters, related environmental impacts, regulatory implications, and technical considerations of current treatment and disposal methodologies. Students learn to identify appropriate methods, technologies, and sequences for source reduction, treatment and pretreatment, direct discharge, and management of treatment residuals.
ESHS-310
3 Credits
An examination of strategies and technologies to move an organization toward environmental sustainability, including resource use reduction, material substitution, process and product modification, and waste minimization; and for handling and managing wastes including treatment, storage, transport, and disposal storing solid and hazardous waste. Associated environmental impacts, regulatory concerns, technical feasibility, and costs are considered.
ESHS-290
3 Credits
This course will introduce social responsibility concepts and approaches presented in key documents like the ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Standard and the Universal Bill of Human Rights, and will explore the web of relationships in which an organization or a community exists, with the objective of providing the foundational knowledge necessary to plan a strategy for closing the gap between the activities, products and services of the organization or community and the ecosystem within which it exists.
CVET-450
3 Credits
An introduction to water and wastewater treatment, interpretation of analyzed physical, chemical, and biological aqueous characteristics associated with the design and operation of treatment processes. Fundamental principles and applications of physical, chemical, and biological processes employed in the treatment of drinking water and sanitary wastewater will be covered. Fundamental components and design procedures for gravity sewer systems will be introduced.
CVET-251
1 Credits
Experimental study of principle physical properties of liquids and major laws of fluid mechanics. Students will conduct several experiments that illustrate the theory and design principles taught in lecture.

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