Award recognizes treatment plant operating protocol he developed
Woodard & Curran’s Paul Dombrowski received the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Morgan Operational Solutions Award. The award was presented during a ceremony at the organization’s 83rd annual technical exhibition and conference in New Orleans.
Named in honor of Philip F. Morgan, a professor of sanitary engineering at the State University of Iowa from 1948 to 1961, the Morgan Operational Solutions Award recognizes valuable contributions to the in-facility study and solution of operational problems.
Dombrowski was nominated by the New England Water Environment Assn. for an operating protocol he developed to improve plant performance at facilities retrofitted from secondary treatment to nitrification without expensive reactor or clarifier tank construction. The protocol has been successfully implemented at 21 facilities around New England.
The first from the New England states to win the award, Dombrowski has more than 20 years of experience working with municipalities and clients in the private sector, with a focus on the evaluation, design, construction and operations of wastewater treatment facilities. He has presented on a range of wastewater-related issues at local and regional conferences, authored and reviewed numerous industry-recognized textbooks and has lectured on environmental engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.