Dr. Gopal Achari and Dr. Cooper Langford recipients of 2011 APEGGA Summit Awards
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
April 20, 2011 - Dr. Gopal Achari and Dr. Cooper Langford recipients of 2011 APEGGA Summit Awards
University Technologies International would like to congratulate the University of Calgary’s Dr. Gopal Achari and Dr. Cooper Langford for receiving The Environment and Sustainability Award at this year’s APEGGA Summit Awards. Each year, The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), acknowledges outstanding individuals for their accomplishments across a broad range of engineering and geosciences endeavors. Summit Award reciepients are recognized for their leadership and excellence, and the significant positive impact they make to the economy and their communities.
Dr. Achari and Dr. Langford were recognized for developing an innovative on-site technology for the remediation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from contaminated soils and sediments. Their technology uses an extraordinarily efficient ultraviolet-based method that results in the complete destruction of the PCBs. The development of this on-site remediation technology will result in cost savings and decrease the need to transport hazardous materials, while helping to resolve a global environmental problem.
For more information on the 2011 APEGGA Summit Awards and this year’s winners, click here.