WERC Students Place First in Environmental Contest, May 7, 2001

Congratulations to:

Lara Beasley, Environmental science
Andrea Estrada, Environmental engineering
Gordon Rueff, Chemistry
Charlotte Salazar, Environmental engineering

for winning First Place in one competition at the

11th Annual International Environmental Design Contest
April 9-12, 2001, held at NMSU, Las Cruces

Their first place was in Task 11: Calcium Flouride Cake Reclamation/Reduction in the Semi-conductor Industry.

Their full-scale design report was entitled: Hydrofluoric Acid Recovery using Electrodialytic Bipolar Membranes

They also constructed a working bench-scale model that treated actual wastewater from Intel in Rio Rancho and it worked!