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The Sixth International Conference
on Environmental Science and Technology

June 25-29, 2012
Hilton Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA

Outstanding Conference Paper Award

First Place

Paper # 811
Mervat El-Hoz, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Balamand, P.O.Box 100, Tripoli, Lebanon

Site Evaluation for Olive Mills Waste Composting Facility. Mervat El-Hoz, and Amal Iaaly.

Second Place (Two Awardees):

Paper # 1046
K. Palanivelu
Centre for Environmental Studies, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Degradation of Refractory Pollutants Using Carbon-iron Modified Titania under Natural Sun-light. K. Palanivelu and R. Jeevitha Raji

Paper # 1036
Rosa-Hilda Chavez
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Carretera Mexico-Toluca S/N, La Marquesa, Ocoyoacac, 52750, Mexico

Mechanical Properties-experimental Evaluation of Structured Packing from Sour Gases Treatment at Brick Kiln Production. Rosa-Hilda CHAVEZ1, Araceli SALAZAR, Javier de J. Guadarrama

Third Place (Two Awardees):

Paper # 874
M.L. Dinis
Geo-Environment and Resources Research Center (CIGAR), Faculty of Engineering, Porto University, Porto, Portugal

Assessment of Heavy Metals in the Surroundings of coal-fired Power Plant.
M.L. Dinis, A. Fiúza, J. Góis, J.S. de Carvalho (Geo-Environment and Resources Research Center, CIGAR, Engineering Faculty Porto University, FEUP, Porto, Portugal), A.C.M. Castro (CIGAR and School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, ISEP, Porto, Portugal)

Paper # 677
Mississippi Forest Products Department, Mississippi State University

Biodegradation of highly Contaminated Pentachlorophenol (PCP) Processwater. Kimberly Wallace Walker, H.Borazjani, and S. Langroodi

Young Scientist Award

First Place (Two Awardees):

Paper # 523
Dr Nídia Dana Lourenço, Postdoctoral Fellow IBB - Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, CEBQ - Center for Biological and Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal

Real Time Monitoring of a Sequencing Batch Reactor with In-situ NIR Spectroscopy.
Nídia Dana Lourenço (Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Lisbon, Portugal)
Cláudio Fernandes de Almeida (Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Lisbon, Portugal), João Almeida Lopes (REQUIMTE, Oporto University, Oporto, Portugal)
Helena Maria Pinheiro (Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Lisbon, Portugal)

Paper # 1101
Yonas Demissie, Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 08540, USA

Effects of Biofuel Productions on Ohio River Basin's Water Resources and Quality. Yonas Demissie, Eugene Yan, and May Wu

Second Place (Two Awardees):

Paper # 1058
Daniel W. Burleson, Research Assistant, Environmental Engineering
University of Houston, Houston TX 77204-4003, USA

Vulnerability to Storm Surge of the Houston Ship Channel in Texas. Daniel W. Burleson and Hanadi S. Rifai

Paper # 1087 Dr. Hafiz Ahmad, Civil and Environmental Engineering Program, Florida State University-Panama City, Panama City, FL, USA

Migration Behavior of Arsenic and Copper during Quick Electrokinetic Remediation Process. Hafiz Ahmad* and Korhan Adalier (Florida State University, Panama City, FL, USA), Danuta Leszczynska (Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA), Mario Oyanader (Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, USA)

Third Place (Two Awardees):

Paper # 831

Dr. Srinivasa Reddy Mallampati, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Shobara City, Hiroshima 727-0023, JAPAN

Solidification, Immobilization and Separation of Heavy Metals in Soil with Nano-Fe/Ca/CaO Dispersion Mixtures. Srinivasa Reddy Mallampati, Yoshiharu Mitoma, Tetsuji Okuda, Shogo Sakita, and Mitsunori Kakeda

Paper # 844
Dr. Qin Xiaosheng, Assistant Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Water Quality Planning Using a Risk-Based Programming Model. Qin Xiaosheng

Student Paper Award

First Place (Two Awardees):

Paper # 789
Prince A. Nfodzo, PhD. Student, Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA

Sulfate Radical-based Advanced Oxidation Technologies for the Decomposition of Triclosan. Prince Nfodzo and Hyeok Choi

Paper # 1151

Mahmood K. H. Al-Mashhadani, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Removal of Acid-gases from Digested Sludge Using Microbubble Generated by Fluidic Oscillation. Mahmood K.H. Al-Mashhadani, Stephen J. Wilkinson, and William B Zimmerman

Second Place (Two Awardees):

Paper # 994
Andre Rodrigues dos Reis., Research Associate, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Waseda University,
Tokyo, Japan

Biological Fenton's Degradation of Chlorinated Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals by Aquatic Plants. Andre Rodrigues dos Reis*, Yukako Kyuma, Masaki Atarashi and Yutaka Sakakibara

Paper # 821

Sagar Chitre, M.S. Candidate, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Engineering, Texas A & M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX

Quantification of Water Adsorption Capacity of Biologically Active Soil and
. Sagar Chitre, Sergio Santos, David Ramirez and Kim Jones

Third Place (Two Awardees):

Paper # 853
Huu Cong VO, PhD. Student, Laboratory of Aquatic and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University

Electrochemical Treatment of Trace Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals by a Novel Granular Electrode. Huu Cong VO and Yutaka SAKAKIBARA

Paper # 959
T. Angele Ngantcha-Kwimi, PhD Student, Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Role of DO, pH and Activated Carbon on the Oxidation of As(III). T. Angele Ngantcha - Kwimi, Anjuman I. Islam, Brian E. Reed

Poster Awards

First Place (Two Awardees):

Paper # 1225
Naranchimeg, Batsaikhan, Dept of Earth System Sciences, Yonsei University,
Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Ulaanbaartar, Mongolia - Sustainability for the Fast Development with Limited Water Resources? Naranchimeg, B. and Nam C. Woo

Paper # 911
Wei Zheng, Senior Research Scientist, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Degradation Kinetics and Mechanism of Conjugated Steroid Estrogens in Dairy Lagoon Wastewater. Wei Zheng, Xiaolin Li, Yonghong Zhou, and Michael L. Machesky

Second Place (Two Awardees):

Paper # 549
Brajendra K Sharma, Ph.D., Sr. Research Scientist, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

Complete Utilization of Spent Coffee to Biodiesel, Bio-Oil and Biochar.
Brajendra K Sharma, Derek Vardon, Bryan R. Moser, Wei Zheng, Katie Witkin, Roque Evangelista, and Nandakishore Rajagopalan

Paper # 1303
Meri Barbafieri , Senior Researcher, National Research Council, Institute of Ecosystem Study, Section of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Arsenic Mobilization and Uptake by Pteris Vittata From an Industrial Contaminated Soil in Tuscany. Meri Barbafieri, Virginia Giansoldati, Francesca Pedron, Gianniantonio Petruzzelli, Irene Rosellini, Roberto Bagatin, Elisabetta Franchi

Third Place (Two Awardees):

Paper # 555
Andrew Hunt, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Texas - Arlington, Arlington, TX

Reduction of Lead Paint Bioavailability in Soil through Addition of Apatite II.
A. Hunt, D.S. Alkandary, and R.W. Brown

Paper # 538
Abhishek K. Kala., PhD student, Institute for Applied Science, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

West Nile Virus Disease Prediction Modeling Using GIS Techniques. Abhishek Kala, Samuel Atkinson, and Armin Mikler

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