On November 4, the University of South Florida hosted the 2016 Kappe Lecturer. The Kappe Lecture Series was inaugurated by the Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists in 1989 to share the knowledge of today’s practitioners with tomorrow’s environmental engineers and scientists. This year’s Kappe Lecturer was Dr. Sudhir Murthy who is the Innovations Chief at DC Water.
Dr. Murthy’s talk was on “Maximizing Process Intensification and Resource Recovery- from Theory to Practice.” The stand-room audience consisted of students, faculty, and practitioners. Dr. Murthy provided many examples in this talk about new approaches for process intensification that use or augment existing infrastructure in new ways. His presentation described the continuing research journey for developing an intensification and resource recovery program within existing infrastructure at DC Water, with little room to expand while meeting new stringent nutrient permits and managing combined sewer flows. One point of his talk was that understanding and addressing process limitations is key to bring about intensification.
A pdf copy of Dr. Murthy’s November 4 presentation is located here: http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/presentations/2016Kappe-SudhirMurthy.pdf