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Rick Appleman, Ph.D, PE

Growing up in Southern California Rick Appleman was exposed to the beauty and the joy of the mountains, ocean and deserts, but soon became aware of the damage that over population can have on the environment. This awareness and a desire to preserve and protect the environment, led him from civil to environmental engineering, and a lifetime of studying and teaching surface water quality. He now enjoys the rivers and sparse population of Montana, and tries to make a difference.

 

Education

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering with emphasis in Water Quality, University of California at Irvine June 1978.

M.S. Civil Engineering with emphasis in Environmental Engineering, University of California at Irvine June 1971.

B.S. Engineering with emphasis in Civil Engineering, University of California at Irvine, June 1970.

 

Positions Held

  • Full Professor 1992 - Present

  • Tenure Granted 1987

  • Associate Professor 1985

  • Assistant Professor 1980

 

Courses Taught

Surface Water Hydrology—ENVE 4020
Surface Water Quality—ENVE 4040
Land and Stream Restoration—ENVE 4140
Soil and Subsurface Remediation—ENVE 4300
Statics—ENGR 2050
Fluid Mechanics—ENGR 3260

 

Publications

Butte Silver Bow Sewage Sludge Application and Plant Trials. Richard A. Appleman, Department of Environmental Engineering, Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, Butte, Montana, October 1993.

Direct Measurement of Subsurface Hydrocarbon True Thickness and Specific Volume. Christopher J. Hawe and Richard A. Appleman, National R&D Conference on the Control of Hazardous Materials, San Francisco, California, February 4-6, 1992.

Baseline Water-Quality Conditions For The North Fork Flathead River, British Columbia And Montana. Richard A. Appleman, and others, 1990, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 233, 69 p.

Hydrologic Data For The North Fork Flathead River, British Columbia and Montana. Richard A. Appleman, and others, 1990, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open file Report 234,161 p.

Storm-Event Monitoring on the Upper Clark Fork River Basin, Silver Bow and Deer Lodge Counties. Terence E. Duaime and Richard A. Appleman, 1990, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 228, 135 p.

Travona Mine Aquifer Test, Part I: Summary Water Quality Monitoring, Sampling and Results. Terence E. Duaime, Richard A. Appleman, Marvin R. Miller and John L. Sonderegger, 1989, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 218, 85 p.

Winterization: Considerations and Efforts. Michael J. Griffin, Richard A. Appleman, and Terrence E. Duaime 1988, Conference on Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Material, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 19-21, 1988.

The Interpretation of Algal Bioassay Results When Multiple Limiting Nutrient Conditions are Present. Proceedings of the Montana Academy of Sciences, Volume 45, 1986.

Algal Growth Under Multiple Nutrient Limiting Con-ditions. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California at Irvine, June 1978.

Experience

Project Manager for a two-year CWA 208 water quality project. University of California at Irvine, School of Engineering,

Water Resources Labora-tory, September 1977 to August, 1979. Responsibilities: Develop and conduct a comprehensive program to characterize and model surface water quality in Newport Bay and its watershed.

Sanitary Engineer for the Environmental Systems Division, Civil Engineering Laboratory, Port Hueneme, California,

September 1972 to August 1974. Responsibilities: perform research, development, test and evaluation of water, wastewater and solid wastes systems.

 

Scientific and Professional Societies

Water Environmental Federation

 

Consulting, Patents, Etc.

Modeling, control and management of wastewater and aircraft noise.