Jul 14, 2008

University of North Carolina Researchers Garner Best Poster Award at ACE08

Research focuses on mixed oxidants

University of North Carolina researchers Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz, Howard S. Weinberg, Ana M. Saenz de Jubera and Alison C. Sykes authored the research poster entitled “Novel Strategies for the Characterization of Mixed-Oxidant Solutions for Drinking Water Disinfection,” which won first place in the Water Science & Research Best Poster competition at the AWWA ACE 2008 tradeshow in Atlanta.

The authors’ research focuses on mixed oxidants, the onsite generated disinfectant that demonstrates greater efficacy in Cryptosporidium parvum inactivation, as well as inhibition of biofilm formation and lower DBP levels than traditional chlorine. Selection criteria for the award included: quality of the research, significance of the research with respect to water supply and treatment as well as presentation skills.