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Environmental Engineering In A High School Classroom

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

Publication Date

June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

End Date

June 19, 2002



Conference Session

Reaching Out to the Community

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7.520.1 - 7.520.7



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Alan Gomez

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Session 2651

Environmental Engineering in a High School Classroom.

Alan G. Gomez Madison West High School


Used oil, filters and retail containers have a direct effect on major environmental legislative initiatives like the Safe Water Drinking Act. Any quantity of improperly disposed oil harms or kills plants and wildlife on contact. Because of its adverse impact on human health and the environment, it is important to properly dispense and recycle oil.

WTRG Economics Crude Oil prices and events associated with price changes. Source:

I. Introduction

Motor oil and filters have been changed by do-it-yourselfers for decades. Many family members change their oil on their own for a fraction of what it costs to get it done at the local garage or quick lube. Though cost effective for families, some home mechanics overlook the details and hazards created when changing their own oil.

Approximately 400 million oil filters are manufactured annually in the United States. Current

Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright Ó 2002, American Society for Engineering Education

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Gomez, A. (2002, June), Environmental Engineering In A High School Classroom Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10919

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