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John T. Novak

Professor Emeritus
John T Novak
Program Area : Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Professional Registration : Missouri and Virginia (PE)

Areas of Interest :

Bioremediation, water and wastewater treatment, hazardous waste treatment, sludge treatment, solid waste management.

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1964
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1966
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 1969
  • Best Paper Award, 1988 - Water Quality Division, AWWA for "Effect of Storage and Preoxidation on Sludge and Water Quality."
  • Named Nick Prillaman Professor of Environmental Engineering, 1987
  • Academy of Faculty Service, VPI&SU, 1985
  • Best Paper Award, 1980 - Water Quality Division, AWWA, for "Water Treatment Plant Sludges - An Update of the State of the Art."
  • Arthur Sidney Bedell Award, 1979 - Water Pollution Control Association.
  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • An Investigation into the Use of Biologically-Based Treatment Technologies for Waste Oil Reduction. : Norfolk-Southern Corporation
  • Nalco - Virginia Tech Sludge Characterization Program : Nalco
  • The Impact of Industrial Wastewater Composition on the Bioflocculation of Biological Sludges. : VA Water Resources Research Center
  • The Impact of Industrial Wastewater Composition on the Bioflocculation of Biological Sludges. : Eastman Chemical Co.
  • Laboratory Studies Using a Sodium Bearing Waste Stimulant. : E G and G, Idaho
  • Novak, J. T. Discussion of Improved Characterization of Mixing for Sludge Conditioning. Jour. Envr. Engr. Div., ASCE, 122, 9 (880-881) 1996
  • Higgins, J. J. and Novak, J. T. The Roles of Exocellulor Biopolymer in Bioflocculation With an Emphasis on Protein Characterization. Jour. Envr. Engr. Div., ASCE (In press) 1997.
  • Higgins, M. J. and Novak, J. T. Dewatering and Settling of Activated Sludges: The Case for Using Cation Analysis. Water Envr. Research. (In-Press) 1996.
  • Higgins, M. J. and Novak, J. T. (1996). The Effect of Catious on the Settling and Dewatering on Activated Sludges - Laboratory Results. Water Envr. Research, (In-Press).
  • Bhandari, A., Novak, J. T., and Berry, D. F. Binding of 4-Monochlorophenol to Soil, Environ. Sci. and Technol., 30, 7 (2305-2311) 1996.