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USFilter is seeking applicants for its annual $25,000 research award for innovative work in biosolids management. The North American Technology Center (NATC) of Veolia Water, USFilter’s parent company, established the award in 2001.
According to Dr. Mohammad M. Abu-Orf, biosolids R&D director of the NATC, award applications are competitively judged on originality and relevance to the existing needs in biosolids management. The research may also focus on state-of-the-art treatment processes, addressing current operational issues within biosolids management systems.
Abu-Orf explained that the funding is intended as seed money for examining innovative or emerging technologies in biosolids management.
The selection committee consists of members of the NATC, USFilter biosolids experts, and independent acknowledged scholars in the environmental field.
Applicants must be from the United States or Canada, and the application deadline for this year’s award is Sept. 17. The selected individual or team will conduct the research project for approximately one year, commencing in the fall of each year.
USFilter and Veolia Water employees are ineligible for the grant.
For more information about the award, contact Dr. Abu-Orf at USFilter's North American Technology Center, 1901 W. Garden Rd., Vineland, NJ 08360; phone: 856-507-4158;
e-mail: [email protected]