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