Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Type



Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources


Industrial and Managements Systems Engineering

Committee Chair

Rashpal S. Ahluwalia.


The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) is a group of programs, national in scope, that provide a variety of environmental services directly to small community officials, engineers, technicians, regulatory officials, and private citizens.;The primary mission of each of the NESC programs is to protect public health and the environment of America's small and rural communities-those communities of less than 10,000 people. The NESC programs provide information, technical assistance, and training to help small communities deal with their wastewater, drinking water, and solid waste treatment issues.;Thousands of informational materials pass through the organization each year. This material ranges from manufacturing product literature to design guidelines to state regulations to the most current field research to educational products for the general public. In order to keep on top of all this information, the organization maintains several databases.;The objective of this project was to research NESC needs and develop an effective and efficient informational product review process which will help in reducing process time, better information storage and retrieval, etc. The work also included developing a products database for storage and a corresponding search engine for easy retrieval of information.;Environmental health and safety database, also known in NESC as "Products Database", represents environmental information materials about waste water, drinking water and solid waste.