Sustainability & Environment

CAIT-UTC-NC54

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the long-term performance of projects in which stabilized dredged materials have been used to augment and/or replace borrowed materials – “beneficial-use applications”. The study focuses on the performance of a limited number of signature projects in NJ,…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-NC55

The goal of this research project is to validate and provide a basis to improve and refine a novel de-icing system for stay-cables. This autonomous de-icing system shows significant potential to cost-effectively remove ice build-up without damaging the protective system of the underlying stay-cable. However, currently th…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-NC58

The objective of the study is to develop a working prototype of a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) device for the real-time, in-situ quantification of metals concentrations in marine sediments. Initially, the field version will be a battery powered, hand held probe that can be pushed into the sediment in relativel…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-REG 10

The intended activities of the project are to:

  • Conduct comprehensive review of the existing ITS system architecture and implementation in New Jersey
  • Document the best practices in ITS system architecture practices in the country, which support transition to connected  and electric vehicles
IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-REG 15

This project aims to develop a 2-D hydrodynamic model to assess the extent/severity of flooding from extreme weather events (such as Hurricane Sandy) and to evaluate the efficiency of existing transportation infrastructure.

The model will incorporate a representation of the transportation system network, flood eve…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-REG 2A

Rapid-repair cements are important to extending the life of infrastructure. Damage occurs to concrete systems because of poor construction quality, accidents, severe environmental conditions, and general wear and tear. Using rapid-repair materials allows agencies to repair the infrastructure without causing un…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-REG 2B

The primary goal of this project is to understand the combined impact of corrosion and earthquake hazards on existing bridges, and the impact of repairs using cementitious composites on the vulnerability of bridges to these hazards. This will be achieved by establishing a probabilistic framework that can then be used to …

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
CAIT-UTC-REG 7

The primary goal of this project is to develop a new sample-to-answer, in-situ micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) probe that can rapidly determine hot-spot locations of metal contamination and what areas do or do not require dredging. This tool could make the resource management process significantly more…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2017/2018
FHWA-NJ-2018-001

Pervious concrete has been increasing in popularity as a potential solution to reduce the amount of impermeable surface area associated with sidewalks, reduce puddling, and potentially slow storm water surface high-flow rates. As important as these benefits are to surface runoff mitigation, there are concerns with the ab…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2016/2017
CAIT-UTC-061

The goal of this proposed research is to test the hypothesis that biochar is a rechargeable “geo-battery” that can promote microbial nitrate removal from stormwater.  This hypothesis is based on our recent laboratory and field results, as outlined below.

 

In a recently completed CAIT-fund…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2015/2016
CAIT-UTC-067

The study of cohesive sediment erosion is important for decisions regarding the maintenance of harbor systems and their infrastructure. Cohesive sediments are defined as sediments that form flocs whose characteristics differ from those of individual particles. This cohesion may result from chemical properties of the sedi…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2015/2016
CAIT-UTC-NC30

This project fits within a larger initiative of developing and demonstrating In-Motion Wireless Power Transfer.  From the Civil Infrastructure perspective the process can be divided into 3 parts.

1. Conceptual Design of several alternative in-pavement inductive coils.  Within this effort includes structural mode…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2015/2016
CAIT-UTC-NC40

This research will analyze data from the 2011 household travel survey for the Greater New York Metropolitan area, conducted by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) and the North Jersey Tran…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2015/2016
CAIT-UTC-NC45

Resilience: “The ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events” Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative

While there are many definitions of resilience and almost as many measures of resilience, operationalizing the concept to be useful in decision makin…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2015/2016
CAIT-UTC-052

The proposed research is to develop and demonstrate an environmental assessment tool to quantify the life-cycle emissions (in particular carbon footprint) associated with different airport pavement design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation strategies. This environmental assessment tool can help airport authori…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2014/2015
CAIT-UTC-058

The goal of the proposed aerodynamic deflectors is the generation of an additional 10% power when installed in any new and current turbine compared to the same turbine without the deflectors. In turn, the price of this energy could be critically reduced. Just one single 1MW turbine comprising the deflectors could provide…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2014/2015
CAIT-UTC-NC10

The goal of this research is to improve the procedures used to analyze albedo and solar radiation flux of asphalt pavements.

The methodology of measuring albedo and solar radiation flux of pavements has been borrowed from agriculture research and has been applied in two different methodologies to date. The first i…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2014/2015
CAIT-UTC-NC17

Harvesting energy from pavements by piezoelectricity is a new research field with opportunities and challenges. Although the harvested energy could be at small-scale, it can be used for a wide range of applications in transportation system such as lighting, snow melting, and traffic signal control in addition to direct e…

IPProject Status: In Progress Fiscal Year: FY2014/2015
FHWA-NJ-2014-012

This project for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) was designed to analyze potential closure of uncapped New Jersey landfills using dredge material from existing confined disposal facilities (CDF).

Periodic dredging of channels and marinas is of significant importance to New…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2013/2014
211 RU8959

The primary focus of this report is to demonstrate the suitability of an inorganic polymer composite coating for transportation-related structures. This report presents the results of three field applications and evaluation of graffiti resistance including removal techniques, self-cleaning, and depollution properties.

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
ATT-RU3528

The project is proposed to expand the previous efforts (by WinLab-Rutgers) performed on Parking Guidance and Information System (ParkNet) and assess the effect of real-time dissemination of on-street parking information using mobile connectivity on the gas emission and consequently the environment pollution. The research…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
Geo-Hydro-RU0781

The primary objective of the project is to provide a review of the current state of practice regarding hydrodynamic models and modeling for ex-situ testing applications. From a selection of graphics, simulations and numerical modules available, the study will provide ease of use, parameter requirements, applicability, fu…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
OBSI-RU3176

The main focus of the All States Massachusetts study will be to look at the noise levels that result from the different materials All States has designed and produced over the last ten years. Initially, the goal is to simply quantify the noise properties of the pavements in Massachusetts. Then a secondary goal after find…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
Soilteknik-RU0781

The primary objectives of the project were to perform a review of existing in-situ techniques of sediment erosion potential evaluation in contaminated “Superfund” sites in the United States and those from Europe and Japan and the applicability of soft soils in-situ stabilization and solidification techniques in marin…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2010/2011
253-RU2311

Over 55 million cubic yards of sediment will be removed to create the new channels in the Port of NY/NJ. These new channels must be maintained through periodic dredging to remove accumulated silt.  Managers need to predict the amount of sedimentation that will occur in order to plan for the expense. Understanding and pr…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2009/2010
254-RU2449

The objective of The Effect of Warm Mix Asphalt on RAP in HMA project, is to determine whether recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) can be used at typical and higher percentages in warm mix asphalt (WMA). The goal with warm mix asphalt is to produce mixtures with similar strength, durability, and performance characteristics a…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2009/2010
AEF-RU5179

This project is feasibility and design study to support the development of a renewable hydrogen generating facility for hydrogen fueled vehicles using the Rutgers Livingston Campus solar farm and an experiment…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2009/2010
NJIT-RU2147

The primary objective of this research is to develop a Drainage Information Analysis and Mapping System (DIAMS), with online inspection data submission, which will comply with the necessary requirements, mandated by both the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB-34) and the federal storm water regulations.

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2009/2010
NJIT-RU2185 (FHWA-NJ-2014-009)

Transportation is the second largest source of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. The challenge is to reduce GHG emissions through the use of more fuel efficient vehicles, reduction of total miles driven, as well as the inclusion of planning strategies in transportation systems.

The New Jersey Gl…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2009/2010
233-RU0744

New Jersey Department of Transportation manages a number of transportation structures that have pipes of various sizes that act as culverts. It is a challenge to repair and rehabilitate pipes with diameters less than 36 inches because of the problems of accessibility. An innovative solution is needed for in-place repairi…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2008/2009
FDU-RU4474

The project goal is to continue the development of fuel-efficient vehicle retrofits, using as much off-the-shelf technology as possible, thereby reducing the developmental engineering costs. Previously, the basic engineering work on a plug-in electric vehicle was initiated and completed. The aim was to create a plug-in e…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2008/2009
145 RU9065

NJDOT, in cooperation with Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has developed an inorganic coating material that can be used as a protective coating. This coating material is about two orders of magnitude less permeable than concrete but allows for release of vapor pressure and allows concrete to breathe. The coa…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2003/2004
148 RU9090

The New Jersey Department Of Transportation (NJDOT) has an increasing concern that the quality and energy use for roadway lighting is outdated. The current lamps and energy usage is based on old practices and technologies. To research the state-of-the-art, NJDOT has contracted Rutgers/Center for Advanced Infrastructure a…

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2003/2004
Dredge RU4474

The report presented herein is a comprehensive overview of the practice of harbor dredging at the Port of New York and New Jersey, USA. The study was commissioned by the Port Authority of Piraeus, Greece with …

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2003/2004
RH RU4474

The objective for this study was to investigate and to perform a detailed survey of available sensors for quantification of relative humidity. The importance of relative humidity measurements becomes apparent in geotechnical applications, including in hydrogeologic characterization of contaminated sites, and creation of …

FProject Status: Final Fiscal Year: FY2003/2004