|To:||Membrane Industry & Media Publications|
|From:||Harold Fravel, AMTA Executive Director|
|Contact:||firstname.lastname@example.org / 772-463-0844|
|Date:||March 15, 2018|
The 2018 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition were held in West Palm Beach, FL and during the Concluding Awards Ceremony, the following awards were presented on Thursday, March 15, 2018:
MTC18 BEST PAPER AWARD:
- Aleksey Pisarenko, Trussell Technologies, Inc., was presented with this year’s Best Paper Award for his Paper Presentation on: “Hold Off Chloramines, Use O3/BAC—FAT for a More Efficient Potable Reuse Implementation”
MTC18 BEST POSTER AWARD:
- Charlie (Qun) He, P.E., Carollo Engineers, Inc., was presented with this year’s Best Poster Award for his Poster Presentation on: “You Can Bet on It: Optimizing Desalination Facility Sizing Using Monte Carlo Simulation and Full Factorial Solver”
MTC18 STUDENT BEST PAPER AWARDS:
- Coleman Henry, University of Wyoming, was presented with this year’s Student Best Paper Awards for his Paper Presentation on: “Modeling Water Transport Mechanisms in Soil-Water Potential Driven Desalination”
- Victoria Guerrero, Clemson University, was presented with this year’s Student Best Paper Awards for her Paper Presentation on: “Effects of Dissolved CO2 on Organic and Inorganic Fouling and Cleaning of RO Membranes”
MTC18 STUDENT BEST POSTER AWARD:
- Mahdi Shahabadi, was presented with this year’s Student Best Poster Award for his Poster Presentation on: “Bio-Inspired Superhydrophobic/Superoleophilic Membranes Prepared by Electrospinning and Electrospraying for Oil Separation”
Formed in 1972, the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) has over 820 members and is headquartered in Stuart, FL; this nonprofit scientific and educational association vision is solving water supply & quality issues through the widespread application of membrane technology. AMTA’s mission is to promote, advocate and advance the understanding and application of membrane technology to create safe, affordable and reliable water supplies, and to treat municipal, industrial, agricultural and waste waters for beneficial use.
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.