Membrane Treatment Best Paper Award

Membrane Treatment Best Paper Award

2022 Recipient

“Managing and treating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in membrane concentrates,” AWWA Water Science, September 2021 by Emily W. Tow, Mahmut Selim Ersan, Soyoon Kum, Tae Lee,Thomas F. Speth, Christine Owen, Christopher Bellona, Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda, Anne M. Mikelonis, Paul Westerhoff, Chandra Mysore, Val S. Frenkel, Viraj deSilva, W. Shane Walker, Andrew K. Safulko, David A. Ladner

Award Criteria

Purpose of the Award:  To recognize and honor annually the author(s) of an outstanding advanced treatment of water paper published in the Journal AWWA from January through December of the previous year.

The Award:  Glass award on base, engraved with AWWA logo and winner’s name.

Frequency of the Award:  Annually

Eligibility for the Award:  At least one author must be a member of AWWA at the time of publication.  The paper must be peer reviewed and make a notable and outstanding contribution to the water profession.

Entry Requirements: All peer reviewed advanced treatment papers published in the Journal AWWA during the established time frame with at least one author who is an AWWA member at the time of publication are eligible.

Nomination Procedures:  Because all papers meeting the eligibility requirements are considered for the award, there is no entry form needed.

Membrane Award Committee Membership: Chairs of the AWWA Membrane Processes, Membrane Technology Research, and Water Desalting Committees along with the Director of Engineering & Technical Services.

Method of Selecting Award Recipient: The Membrane Award Committee shall consist of the chairs of the Membrane Processes, Membrane Technology Research, and Water Desalting Committees and shall select a recipient from the list of potential candidates and submit the name of the selected paper to the Executive Director for the Board of Directors for approval at its winter meeting.  Papers will be evaluated on the basis of the impact on water and public health benefits for both research and applications; timeliness of the contribution; and professional and editorial quality of the paper.  An entry form will be utilized to submit nominations.

Presentation of the Award: The award will be presented at the awards session during the AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition.