|To:||Membrane Industry & Media Publications|
|From:||Harold Fravel, AMTA Executive Director|
|Contact:||firstname.lastname@example.org / 772-463-0844|
|Date:||February 28, 2019|
The 2019 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition were held in New Orleans, LA and during the Concluding Awards Ceremony, the following awards were presented on Thursday, February 28, 2019:
MTC19 BEST PAPER AWARD:
- James Vickers, P.E., Separation Processes, Inc., was presented with this year’s Best Paper Award for his Paper Presentation on: “Overcoming Compliance Challenges for RO Pathogen Removal Using Conductivity Profiles”
MTC19 BEST POSTER AWARD
- Ruel Conn, P.E., J-U-B Engineers, Inc., was presented with this year’s Best Poster Award for his Poster Presentation on: “City of Post Falls, Idaho – Membrane Tertiary Treatment Pilot Study for Low-Phosphorus and Reuse”
MTC19 STUDENT BEST PAPER AWARD
- Quantum Wei, MIT, was presented with this year’s Student Best Paper Award for his Paper Presentation on: “Batch Reverse Osmosis: Experimental Results, Model Validation, and Design Implications”
- Carlyn Higgins, M.S., E.I., University of Central Florida, was presented with this year’s Student Best Paper Award for her Paper Presentation on: “Studying the Mass Transfer of 1,4-Dioxane in a Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis Membrane Process”
MTC19 STUDENT BEST POSTER AWARD
- Hannah Ray, Arizona State University, was presented with this year’s Student Best Poster Award for her Poster Presentation on: “Urea Recovery from Fresh Urine by Forward Osmosis and Membrane Distillation”
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