(Linden, Karl G. - 2020) -- Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize uri icon



  • Karl Linden of environmental engineering has been selected to receive the Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize.
    Linden is the Mortenson Professor in Sustainable Development at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research investigates novel water and wastewater treatment systems, including advanced and innovative UV systems; the efficacy of UV and ozone disinfection for inactivation of pathogens; the use of UV and advanced oxidation processes for the degradation of organic and other emerging contaminants in water and wastewater; and sustainable implementation of water and sanitation technologies in developing countries.
    He is director of the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Water-Energy Nexus Interdisciplinary Research Theme, has authored over 180 peer-reviewed publications, and serves as president of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). The Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize recognizes a professional whose accomplishments in the water or wastewater treatment fields have been particularly influential. Linden will accept the prize at the 25th triennial Borchardt Conference on Feb. 25-26, where he will also give a lecture on “Mixing electricity and water: The evolving role of light in water treatment.” This prize consists of a $10,000 cash award and reimbursement for travel to attend the Borchardt Conference. It was recently established through a gift to the College of Engineering of the University of Michigan, with the donors choosing to recognize late professors Jack A. Borchardt and Eugene A. Glysson.

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  • 2020