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Thomas J. Overcamp

Thomas J. OvercampProfessor
445B Brackett Hall
Clemson, SC 29625

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1968

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Faculty Overview

Dr. Overcamp's primary teaching and research interests are in air pollution. His current research is in three areas. One is modeling of the dispersion and fate of pollutants in the atmosphere including absorbed dose due to the atmospheric transport of radionuclides. A second area is basic research in air pollution control including scrubbers and bioscrubbers. The final area is the use of satellite and other remote sensing to monitor air pollution and its long-range transport.

Class Information

For current syllabi, please search the Clemson University Syllabus Repository.

EES 4010/6010 Environmental Engineering
EES 4300/6300 Air Pollution Engineering
EES 4500 Professional Seminar
EES 4840/6840 Municipal Solid Waste Management
EES 8020 Environmental Engineering Principles
EES 8060 Process and Facility Design for Environmental Control Systems (Introductory module)

Selected Publications

Bridhikitti , A., and Overcamp, T. J. “Estimation of SE Asian Rice Paddy Areas with Different Ecosystems from Moderate-Resolution Satellite Imageries,” Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment, 146 (1): 113-120.

Bridhikitti, A., and Overcamp, T.J., “Optical Characteristics of the Southeast Asia’s Regional Aerosols and Their Sources,” Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 61 (7): 747-754, (July, 2011).

Overcamp, T. J., “Energy Absorption Buildup and Energy Conservation,” Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 46 (3): 479-483 (May, 2009).

Overcamp, T. J., “Stable Plume Rise in a Shear Layer,” Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 57 (3): 328-331 (Mar., 2007).

Overcamp, T. J., “Solutions to the Gaussian Cloud Approximation for Gamma Absorbed Dose,” Health Physics Journal, 92(1): 78-81 (Jan., 2007).

Imboden, S. F., and Overcamp, T. J., “Chronic Dose Due to a Continuous Tritium Release Calculated by CAP88-PC and NORMTRI,” Nuclear Technology, 155 (1): 114-118 (July, 2006).

Overcamp, T. J., “Type II Settling Data Analysis,” Journal of Environmental Engineering, 132 (1): 137-140, (2006).

Overcamp, T.J., “Plume Rise in a Shear Layer with Neutral Conditions,” Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 55 (5): 669-676 (2005).

Overcamp, T. J., Speer, M. P., Griner, S. J., and Cash, D. M. “Gaseous and Particulate Emissions from a DC Arc Melter,” Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 53 (1): 13-20 (2003).

Myers, E. B., and Overcamp, T. J., “Hydrogen Peroxide Scrubber for the Control of Nitrogen Oxide,” Environmental Engineering Science, 19 (5): 329-335 (2002)

Overcamp, T. J., “A Review of the Conditions Leading to Downwash in Physical Modeling Experiments,” Atmospheric Environment, 35 (20): 3503-3508 (2001).

Gray, D. B., Overcamp, T. J., and Watts, F., “Volatility of Arsenic in Contaminated Clay at High Temperatures,” Environmental Engineering Science, 18 (1): 1-7 ( 2001).

Hammervold, R.E., Overcamp, T.J., Grady, C.P.L., Jr., and Smets, B.F., “A Sorptive Slurry Bioscrubber for the Control of Acetone,” Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 50 (6): 954-960 (2000).

Awards & Honors

Associate Editor, Journal of American Air & Waste Management Association (2004- )

Board Certified Environmental Engineer, American Academy of Environmental Engineers (1989)

Lyman A. Ripperton Award, Air & Waste Management Association (1992)

Provost’s Award for Scholarly Achievement, Clemson University (1995)

Clemson University, Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence (1996, 1995)

Fellow Member, Air & Waste Management Association (1996)