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Awards

IWC Merit Award

Each year, the International Water Conference® presents the Annual Merit Award to honor outstanding individuals in the field of industrial water technology. This award is presented during the Opening Ceremonies of the Conference to an individual selected from a list of nominees recommended by the Advisory Council and the IWC Executive Committee.

Qualifications for the Award include:

  • Being recognized as a leader in a water-related field of activity.
  • Personally having made or inspired others to make major contributions in pertinent water-related technology or its application.
  • Having actively contributed to the advancement of the IWC in the form of papers, discussions, committee participation, etc.

Past Winners

2018 – Peter Meyers
2017 – John Schubert
2016 – Colleen Layman
2015 – Edward Beardwood
2014 – Dennis McBride
2013 – Bradley D. Wolf
2012 – Dan Rice
2011 – Deborah Bloom
2010 – Kumar Sinha
2009 – James Bellows
2008 – Robert Holloway
2007 – Michael Gottlieb
2006 – Alroy Aschoff
2005 – Andrew Calderwood
2004 – Malcolm Clemens
2003 – Wayne Micheletti
2002 – Alan Smith
2001 – Robert Cunningham
2000 – Edward Geishecker
1999 – Richard W. Lutey
1998 – James Robinson
1997 – James C. Dromgoole
1996 – Joseph Loftis
1995 – Wayne E. Bernahl
1994 – Paul R. Puckorius

1993 – David E. Simon II
1992 – Edward Maziarz
1991 – J. Fred Wilkes
1990 – Jesse S. Beecher
1989 – Michael C. Skriba
1988 – Richard Hetherington
1987 – Frank Z. McGarvey
1986 – Ray Baum
1985 – Frederick J. Pocock
1984 – Sallie Fisher
1983 – George J. Crits
1982 – Walter Zabban
1981 – Irving M. Abrams
1980 – Paul Goldstein
1979 – Robert Kunin
1978 – H.A. Grabowski
1977 – Louis F. Wirth, Jr.
1976 – Joseph Thompson
1975 – Paul Cohen
1974 – James K. Rice
1973 – Michael D. Baker
1972 – S.B. Applebaum
1971 – S.F. Whirl
1970 – William M. Porter

 

IWC Paul Cohen Award

As a memorial to Paul Cohen and his contributions to the power generation industry, each year the International Water Conference® proudly recognizes the author of the most precise and innovative presentation in the field of power systems water technology presented at the most recent IWC. We are proud to recognize the following award recipients:

Past Winners

2018
Akash Trivedi, METTLER TOLEDO Thornton, Inc., Billerica, MA
IWC 17-11: Case Study: On-Line Chloride and Sulfate Measurement  by Microfluidic Capillary Electrophoresis

2017
Randy Turner, Swan Analytical USA, Wheeling, IL
IWC 16-09: EDI Versus Convential Resin Cation Exchanges for CACE Measurement in Power Plants: An Ion Chromatography Study

2016
James Bellows, James Bellows and Associates, Maitland, FL
IWC 15-25: Chemical Processes in Steam Turbines

2015
James Robinson, GE Water & Process Technologies, Trevose, PA
IWC 14-27: The Effects of Ammonia and Organic Amines on the Water Chemistry of Gas Turbine Heat Recovery, Steam Generators, and Associated Equipment

2014
David Moed, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
IWC 13-75: The Influence of System Parameters on TOC Degradation

2013
Brad Buecker, Kiewit Power Engineers, Lenexa, KS
IWC 12-19: The Continuing Crusade Against Oxygen Scavenger Use in All-Ferrous Steam Generators

2012
Dr. Kenneth Ogan, Advanced MicroLabs in Fort Collins, CO
IWC 11-17:  Monitoring of Trace Levels of Ions in the Steam Cycle by Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis

2011
Robin Kluck , GE Water & Process Technologies, Trevose, PA
IWC 10-61: Experiences Using Neutralizing Amines to Control pH and Minimize FAC in a Combined-Cycle Power Plant

2010
David Daniels, M&M Engineering,
IWC 09-31: A Review of Hydrogen Damage and Phosphate Gouging Corrosion Mechanisms

2009
Robert D. Bartholomew, Sheppard T. Powell Associates, Baltimore Maryland.
IWC 08-13: An Introduction to Alkalinity Limits for Boiler Water Treatment and serving as Session Chair and Discusser in the Panel on “Commissioning High Pressure Power Plants,” which included papers IWC 08-61 and  IWC 08-62.

2008
Ms. Kathi Kirschenheiter, Mr. Michael Chuk, Ms. Colleen Layman, Mr.  Kumar Sinha
IWC 07-13: Controlling Chemistry during Startup and Commissioning of Once-Through Supercritical Boilers: An Overview from the EPC Contractor’s Perspective

2007
Luis Carvalho, P.Eng, GE Water & Process Technologies, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
IWC 06-30: Is Cation Conductivity Monitoring Relevant for Today’s Combined Cycle Power Plant

2006
Stefan Huber, Ph.D., DOC-LABOR Dr. Huber, Eisenbahnstr. 36,
IWC 05-58: Origin and Behavior of Non-Ionic Natural Organic Matter (NOM) in Boiler Feed Water

2005
Albert Bursik, PowerPlant Chemistry GmbH
IWC 04-38: Application of a Non-Traditional Polyamine/Amine Treatment in High Pressure Drum Boiler Systems

2004
Michael Rootham, Mike Rootham & Associates
IWC 03-12: Amine Use in Steam Water Cycles and Boilers – The State of Our Knowledge

2003
David M. Smyth
IWC 02-10: Plant Construction and Commissioning – A Manufacturer’s Viewpoint of Pre-operational Cleaning

2002
Martin Godfrey, ONDEO Nalco Chemical Company, Naperville, IL
IWC 01-25: Stability of Organic Boiler Internal Treatments in the Presence of Dissolved Oxygen

2001
Robert Holloway
IWC 00-31: The Importance of Boiler Feedwater Purity

2000
James Robinson, Betz Dearborn

1999
Mel J. Esmacher, P.E. Betz Dearborn, The Woodlands, TX
IWC 98-03: Avoiding Potential Problems in Diagnosing Boiler Tube Failure Mechanisms

1998
Torry Tvedt, Puckorius & Associates, Angleton, TX & Harold Chagnard, Dow Chemical Co., Plaquemine, LA
IWC 97-56: Pathology of Single-Phase Flow Assisted Corrosion Failures in Industrial Boilers

1997
Jan Stodola, Ontario Hydro & Dr. Peter Tremaine, Memorial University of Newfoundland

1996
Jim Bellows, James Bellows and Associates, Maitland, FL

 

Technical Paper Awards

The following awards are to be presented annually to an IWC presenting author (or authors) who best exemplifies the goal of clearly communicating new information, or a new understanding about a significant aspect of water use or water chemistry, or best enhances the knowledge that enables effective utilization of water in industry or another use that benefits humanity.

To that end, the IWC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 awards:

 

First Time Presenter Award

Chad Roby, P.E., BCEE, Jacobs Engineering (formally CH2M)

IWC 17-59: Closing the Bottom Ash Loop – Pilot Testing Treatment and Reuse for FGD Makeup

Abstract: The 2015 Steam Electric Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELGs) ban discharge of ash transport water. Many power stations will continue to use their wet-sluicing bottom ash systems in a closed-loop operation. A purge from the system will likely be necessary. The ELGs allow use of transport water for FGD makeup water. The industry has not yet defined what impact this would
have. This study included conducting bench-scale testing followed by pilot testing to determine what impact ash transport water would have on FGD operations.

 

Best Overall Paper

Dan Sampson, HDR, Inc.

IWC 17-63: A Rock and a Hard Place – Managing use of Ammonia-laden Recycled Water

Abstract: Two power plants in the Western United States receive recycled water from the same supplier with ammonia concentration of 30-80 mg/l as N. Both plants use recycled water primarily as cooling tower makeup. This paper examines historical microbial control at the two cooling towers, several oxidizing and non-oxidizing microbial control chemistries, and concludes with a technical and cost evaluation of the options. The narrative provides vendor-neutral information to assist others receiving water high in ammonia.

 

To purchase the papers above, please visit the conference archives page.

 

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