Pahola T. Benavides, Juan Salazar and Urmila Diwekar
The Lawrence K. Cecil Award in Environmental Chemical Engineering recognizes an individual's outstanding chemical engineering contribution and achievement in the preservation or improvement of the environment. The recipient must be a member of AIChE, have 15 years of chemical engineering experience in the environmental field, and demonstrate leadership in research, teaching, engineering, or regulatory activities in either the public or private sector. The award is presented annually by the Environmental Division. This paper was prepared by the 2011 Cecil Award recipient based on work presented at the AIChE national meeting in Minneapolis.