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Grubb received the award for the research findings presented in his paper, "Aging Effects in Field-Compacted Dredged Material: Steel Slag Fines Blends"
CH2M Hill announced ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) awarded Dr. Dennis G. Grubb, P.E., the 2014 Samuel Arnold Greeley award for the paper, "Aging Effects in Field-Compacted Dredged Material-Steel Slag Fines Blends," from the ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, April 2013.
The paper was recognized as the outstanding private practice paper in the area of: “design, construction, operation, or financing of water supply pollution control, storm drainage or refuse disposal projects.” The award-winning paper by Grubb and co-authors was the last in a series of technical papers addressing the potential use of dredged material blended with steel slag fines from the Sparrows Point steel mill complex in Baltimore as a commercial geotechnical fill for the Maryland Ports Administration.
“As lead author, this award is great honor. This achievement would not have been possible with the assistance of my former colleagues (co-authors) at Schnabel Eng. (Nick Malasavage, Bill Bradfield) and the Stevens Institute of Technology (Santhi Jagupilla, Mahmoud Wazne), and the vision of the project sponsors (Maryland Ports Administration, Phoenix Services LLC),” Grubb said.
The award, along with the $1,000 cash prize, will be presented during the EWRI Congress in Portland, Ore., held June 1 to 5, 2014.