ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces 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, Ill., according to a press release.

 

Camp Applied Research Award

Krishna Pagilla, Chicago, Ill., Central States/Illinois WEA

 

Collection Systems Award

Robert Villee, Middlesex, N.J., New Jersey WEA

 

Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal

Authors: Jes Vollertsen, Thorkild Hvitved Jacobsen and Asbjorn 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, Ill., 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 Association 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 Corporation

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 October 5-9, 2013.

Read the entire press release here.