UCF environmental engineering students Carlyn Higgins (left) and Angela Rodriguez (center) traveled with faculty advisor Dr. Steve Duranceau (right) to attend and present papers at the American Water Works Association’s 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between June 11th and 14th.

  • Master’s student Carlyn Higgins presented the paper “Reducing Sulfuric Acid Pretreatment in a Nanofiltration Process Treating Surficial Groundwater”;
  • Doctoral student Angela Rodriguez presented the paper “Evaluating Chlorine Dioxide Oxidation Treatment of an Organic-Laden Surface Water Supply for Disinfection By-Product Control”;
  • Dr. Duranceau and former student Paul Biscardi presented the paper “Reducing Chemically Irreversible Membrane Fouling Through Preozonation of Surface Water Prior to Ultrafiltration”.

This conference was host to over 12,000 attendees from North America participating in a setting focused on municipal water drinking water supply, treatment and distribution infrastructure operations. Photo shows Dr. Duranceau, Carlyn Higgins and Angela Rodriguez entering the industry luncheon, and even held each year.