ALEXANDRIA, Va.— The Water Environment Federation (WEF) recently announced the 2020 WEF Awards recipients for published papers. The WEF Published Papers Awards recognize WEF members for valuable research that has the potential for broad contribution to industrial wastewater management.
One of the awards is the Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal. The Rudolfs Medal was established in 1949 and is named after Willem Rudolfs, an active WEF member and primary force in industrial waste research. This award recognizes noteworthy accomplishments in any aspect of industrial waste management research published in WEF or WEF Member Association periodicals.
This year's Rudolfs Medal goes to “How Hot is Too Hot? Reviewing the Treatment Performance of Refinery WWTP Biological Treatment Systems Operating at High Temperatures” by Jordan Schmidt, Shane Lund, Brad McIlwain, Shawn Watkins, Nicolas Hameon-Denis, Mark Knight, WEFTEC.
This proceeding demonstrated large scale data related to the performance of biological treatment systems for treating high temperature wastewaters. Although this paper was focused on refinery applications, this topic is broadly applicable and helpful across many industries with high temperature wastewater.
All of the Published Paper awards will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. at the WEF Awards ceremony during WEFTEC Connect. All WEFTEC Connect registrations include access to the WEF Awards and Presidential Ceremony and Celebration. For more information about the WEF Awards, visit https://www.wef.org/awards.
The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals, enrich the expertise of water professionals, increase the awareness of the impact and value of water, and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.