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Assoc Prof at Department of Civil Engineering
University of California, Davis
Ph.D.
Civil Engineering
University of California
M.S.C.E.
Sanitary Engineering
Loyola University, Los Angeles
B.S.C.E.
Civil Engineering
January 1994
January 2013
Assoc Prof
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 2000
January 2008
UG Advisor
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 1988
January 1994
Assist Professor
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 1985
January 1987
Consulting Engineer
Nolte and Associates, Sacramento, CA.
January 1984
January 1985
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
Technical University, Hamburg
January 1981
January 1982
Resarch Assistant
The University of California at Davis
January 1976
January 1979
Sanitary Engineer
Reedy Creek Utilities Co.
Background
Dr. Kruzic has experience both as an environmental engineering consultant and as an environmental engineer for a private utility company. As a consultant, he was primarily responsible for process selection and the design of several wastewater treatment facilities. While working for the utilities company at Walt Disney World, Florida, he was responsible for the design and initial operation of a multi-sponsored wastewater demonstration project using water hyacinths. His Ph.D. research was directed at the identification and modeling of nitrogen removal mechanisms in overland flow treatment. After completing his Ph.D. at U.C.D., he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship grant to conduct research in West Germany on nitrogen removal in sequencing batch reactors. Dr. Kruzic's current research deals with biofilm and corrosion control in raw water transmission pipelines and chloramine decay and disinfection byproducts in raw and treated water systems. 
Expertise
Environmental engineering, nutrient removal in conventional wastewater treatment, and natural systems for wastewater treatment. Recent research is in chloramine decay and biofilm control in raw water transmission pipelines.
Professional Registration
Registered Civil Engineer, California, No. C 029362
2010
Kruzic, A., Bays, J., and Jordahl, J., Chapter 13 Nutrient Removal by Aquatic Natural Treatment Systems/Biological and Chemical Systems for Nutrient Removal, Water Environment Federation MOP 34, Nutrient Removal, 2010
Book Chapter
Published
2009
Kruzic, A., Kreissl, J., Natural Treatment and Onsite Processes. Water Environment Research 2009, 81 (10).
Journal Article
Published
2008
Kruzic, A., Liehr, S., Natural Treatment and Onsite Processes. Water Environment Research 2008, 80 (10).
Journal Article
Published
2007
Liehr, S., Kruzic, A., Natural Treatment and Onsite Processes. Water Environment Research 2007, 79 (10), 1451 -1473.
Journal Article
Published
2004
A. M. S. McFarland, L. M. Hauck, and A. P. Kruzic. "Phosphorus Reductions in Runoff and Soils from Land-Applied Dairy Effluent Using Chemical Amendments," Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2004.
Journal Article
Published
2003
A. V. Ley, R. B. Timmons, and A. P. Kruzic. "Surface Transport of Common Gases in Plasma Polymerized Allyl Alcohol Membranes," Journal of Membrane Science, 2003.
Journal Article
Published
2002
A. J. Puppala, A. Kruzic, and L. Perrin. "Evaluation of A Modified Sulfate Determination Method for Cohesive Soils," ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 2002.
Journal Article
Published
2000
Kruzic, A., Chapter 5, Vegetated Submerged Bed Systems, in EPA Manual, Constructed Wetlands Treatment of Municipal Wastewaters, EPA/625/R-99/010.
Book Chapter
Published
2000
S. Govind and A. Kruzic. "Synchronous Distance Education via the Internet," presented at American Society for Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest Section 2000 Annual Conference, Las Cruces, New Mexico, April 2000.
Conference Paper
Published
1999
V. Szymkowiak and A. Kruzic. "Optimizing Flocculator Power Input in Water Treatment Plants," presented at Proceedings Texas Section American Society of Civil Engineers, Midland,Texas, 1999.
Conference Paper
Published
1998
S. Meintser, A. Kruzic, and H. Tang. "Attached Growth on Clinoptilolite for Enhanced Nitrogen Removal in a Septic Tank Leachfield System," presented at Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation 71th Annual Conference and Exposition, Orlando, Florida, 1998.
Conference Paper
Published
1997
A. Kruzic, S. Meintser, and K. Rhodes. "Use of Clinoptilolite for Ammonia Removal from a Dairy Lagoon Wastewater," presented at Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation 70th Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1997.
Conference Paper
Published
1996
A. P. Kruzic, L. M. Hauck, and J. L. White. "Comparison of Overland Flow with Conventional and Innovative Constructed Wetlands for Treating a Dairy Lagoon Wastewater," presented at Proceedings of the Second National Workshop, Constructed Wetlands for Animal Waste Management, Fort Worth, Texas, 1996.
Conference Paper
Published
January 2003 -
Ongoing
“Investigation of the Sources and Nature of the Unusual Blue-Green Colored Water and White Powder Found in a Storm Water Drainage Channel Near Interstate 20"
$13,616
January 2009 -
January 2014
Cohorts of Engineering Students
$600,000
January 2010 -
January 2013
Civil Engineering and Life Decisions: Choose Wisely, QEP II
$118,348
January 2011 -
January 2012
TRWD Pipeline Internal Corrosion and Biofilm Control Study - Phase 2
$198,400
January 2010 -
January 2011
TRWD Pipeline Internal Corrosion and Biofilm Control Study
$52,000
January 2009 -
January 2010
Investigation of Factors Affecting Chloramine Stability in the City of Arlington’s Water Distribution System
$3,500
January 2000 -
January 2001
“Investigations of Phosphorus Reduction in Dairy By-Products using Chemical Amendments”
$25,000
January 1998 -
January 1999
“Investigation of Enhanced High Rate Clarification at the Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant”
$9,970
January 1996 -
January 1997
“Comparison of Overland Flow with Constructed Wetlands for Treating a Dairy Lagoon Wastewater”
$89,200
Spring 2015
CE 5319 - PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL PROCESSES II
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday2:00PM4:00PM
Tuesday2:00PM3:30PM
Wednesday2:00PM4:00PM
Thursday2:00PM3:30PM
The goals of this course are to provide the student with a basic understanding of water chemistry and the chemical processes used in water quality control.The course will include a discussion of the theory, design, and operation of systems used for both water and wastewater treatment.
Last Updated on January 16, 2015, 3:34 pm
No Documents Attached
Spring 2015
CE 5325 - Biological Processes
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday2:00PM4:00PM
Tuesday2:00PM3:30PM
Wednesday2:00PM4:00PM
Thursday2:00PM3:30PM
The goals of the course are to provide the student with a basic understanding of biological processes used in water quality control and to show how theoretical concepts can be applied in a practical design.  The course will include a discussion of the theory, design, and operation of biological systems used for water and wastewater treatment.
Last Updated on January 16, 2015, 3:31 pm
No Documents Attached
Spring 2015
CE 4353 - Water Chemistry
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Monday2:00PM4:00PM
Tuesday2:00PM3:30PM
Wednesday2:00PM4:00PM
Thursday2:00PM3:30PM
The goals of this course are to provide the student with a basic understanding of water chemistry and the chemical processes used in water quality control.  The course will include a discussion of the theory, design, and operation of systems used for both water and wastewater treatment.
Last Updated on January 16, 2015, 3:37 pm
No Documents Attached
Fall 2014
CE 4355 - DESIGN OF WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday2:00PM4:00PM
Tuesday2:00PM4:00PM
Thursday1:00PM4:00PM
Design of facilities commonly used in water and wastewater treatment plants including pumps, pipelines, channels, flow measurement and control devices, screens, grit removal, mixing, sludge removal, aeration equipment, and chemical feed and storage. Materials of construction, process control interface, and operation and maintenance factors are also discussed.
Last Updated on August 21, 2014, 11:10 am
No Documents Attached
Fall 2014
CE 5326 - WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES DESIGN
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday2:00PM4:00PM
Tuesday2:00PM4:00PM
Thursday1:00PM4:00PM
Design of facilities commonly used in water and wastewater treatment plants including pumps, pipelines, channels, flow measurement and control devices, screens, grit removal, mixing, sludge removal, aeration equipment, and chemical feed and storage. Materials of construction, process control interface, and operation and maintenance factors are also discussed.
Last Updated on August 21, 2014, 11:11 am
No Documents Attached
Spring 2014
CE 5319 - Physical Chemical Processes 2
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday2:00PM4:00PM
Tuesday2:00PM3:30PM
Wednesday2:00PM4:00PM
Thursday2:00PM3:30PM
The goals of this course are to provide the student with a basic understanding of water chemistry and the chemical processes used in water quality control.  The course will include a discussion of the theory, design, and operation of systems used for both water and wastewater treatment.
Last Updated on February 6, 2014, 9:25 am
No Documents Attached
Spring 2013
CE 5325 - BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES
The goals of the course are to provide the student with a basic understanding of biological processes used in water quality control and to show how theoretical concepts can be applied in a practical design.The course will include a discussion of the theory, design, and operation of biological systems used for water and wastewater treatment.
Last Updated on August 5, 2013, 10:10 am
No Documents Attached
Fall 2012
CE 4383 - SENIOR PROJECT
Planning, analysis of alternatives, and designs of selected projects that cross various civil engineering disciplines, and include engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. Application of computer-aided engineering in analysis and design. A final oral presentation and written report that presents pros and cons of alternative solutions, application of engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints are required. A team approach is emphasized.
Last Updated on August 2, 2013, 12:06 pm
No Documents Attached