The Federation of Environmental Technologists, Inc. (FET) awarded Marquette University Civil Engineering Master's student Allen T. Williams a $1,000 scholarship. The award is to be presented on October 30th, 2012 at the FET 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. FET is a regional organization with about 600 to 700 members. Their goal is to educate the environmental industry on regulatory compliance and technological innovations through training, professional development and networking.
Allen is working with Dr. Mayer and Dr. Zitomer on nutrient removal/recovery from municipal wastewater treated using anaerobic bioreactors in the Water Quality Center. Allen is reviewing current methods for ammonia and phosphorus removal and will be proposing pilot treatment studies for future research. Recovery of the nutrients and low energy usage are the main goals. Allen obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering from the University of Missouri- Columbia (Mizzou) where he studied environmental engineering and water resources from 2008 to 2012. While at Mizzou, Allen performed research on soil/water conservation and rainfall. He also worked on phosphorus removal pilot study at a dairy processing plant for The Probst Group in 2012.
Current Project Title: Ammonia and Phosphorus Beneficial Use Processes and Technologies Evaluations
Co-PIs- Dr. Brooke Mayer and Dr. Daniel Zitomer