Carl E. Adams (PhD 1969; Distinguished Alumnus), and his colleagues at ENVIRON International Corporation, garnered the coveted Grand Prize in the Research category of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) 2011 Excellence in Environmental Engineering (E3) Competition.
The award recognized ENVIRON's patent-pending VOC BioTreat technology. An innovative and cost-effective volatile organic chemical (VOC) biodestruction technology protocol, VOC BioTreat solution will help refineries, organic chemical plants and pharmaceutical manufacturers meet air quality requirements. The work in developing the protocols and resulting solutions was led by Dr. Adams, ENVIRON's Global Practice Leader for Industrial Wastewater Management.
Begun in 1989, the E3 Competition exists to identify and reward the best of today's environmental engineering. Its criteria define what it takes to be the best in environmental engineering practice: a holistic environmental perspective, innovation, proven performance and customer satisfaction, and contribution to an improved quality of life and economic efficiency. Prize winners are selected by an independent panel of distinguished experts.