WEF Announces 2013 Award Winners

The awards will be presented at WEFTEC in October

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the recipients of the 2013 WEF Awards. The awards will be presented during WEFTEC 2013, WEF’s 86th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, this October in Chicago.

Camp Applied Research Award
Krishna Pagilla, Chicago, Central States/Illinois Water Environment Assn. (WEA)

Collection Systems Award
Robert Villee, Middlesex, N.J., New Jersey WEA

Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal
Authors: Jes Vollertsen, Thorkild Hvitved Jacobsen and Asbjørn Haaning Nielsen
Article: “Effect of Sewer Headspace Air-Flow on Hydrogen Sulfide Removal by Corroding Concrete Surfaces,” Water Environment Research, March 2012

Emerson Distinguished Service Award
Rao Y. Surampalli, Lenexa, Kan., Nebraska WEA

Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal
Krishna Pagilla, Chicago, Central States/Illinois WEA

Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal
Authors: Gary R. Johnson, James Thurrott and Manjiang (MJ) Chen
Article: “Optimizing Low-Level Nitrogen Removal,” Water Environment & Technology, June 2012

Industrial Water Quality Lifetime Achievement Award
Sam E. Shelby, Jr., Brentwood, Tenn., Kentucky-Tennessee WEA

Innovative Technology Award
X-500 Pasteurization Technology Group, San Leandro, Calif.
ES-620 Electro Scan Inc., Sacramento, Calif.
TrojanUVSigna Trojan Technologies, London, Ontario, Canada
Centrisys Centrifuge Thickener – THK Series, Centrisys Corporation, Kenosha, Wis.

McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration or Sustainable Use Award
Authors: Foued El Ayni, Semia Cherif, Amel Jrad and Malika Trabelsi-Ayadi
Article: “A New Approach for the Assessment of Groundwater Quality and Its Suitability for Irrigation: A Case Study of the Korba Coastal Aquifer (Tunisia, Africa),” Water Environment Research, August 2012

Outstanding Member Association Award
Water Environment Assn. of Texas (WEAT)

Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award
Joan Fernandez, Beltsville, Md., Chesapeake WEA

Public Education Awards
Thomas Meholic, Oakhurst, N.J., New Jersey WEA - Individual Category
Water Environment Association of Ontario - WEF Member Association Category
Clay Township Regional Waste District, Indianapolis, Ind. - Other Category

Public Officials Award
Debra Shore, commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Alexander J. Russin, resident country director, Jordan, Millennium Challenge Corp.
Howard M. Neukrug, water commissioner, City of Philadelphia

Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal
Authors: Yong H. Huang, Phani K. Peddi, Cilai Tang, Hui Zeng and Jason (Xinjun) Teng
Article: “Pilot Demonstration of the Activated Iron Process for Removing Heavy Metals from Flue-Gas-Desulfurization (FGD) Wastewater,” Proceedings of WEFTEC 2012

WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship
Ryan C. Locicero, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla., Florida WEA

WEF Safety Award
CH2M HILL/ Fort Campbell Project, Fort Campbell, Ky.

WEFTEC 2013 will be held at McCormick Place from Oct. 5 to 9, 2013.

Water Environment Federation

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