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Investing in the next generation of residuals professionals.

…and the winners are…

 Okenna Obi-Nyoku, McGill University (1st Place, left), Christopher Hey, Carleton University (2nd Place, top right, receiving award from Sylvis President Mike Van Ham), and Rooney Kim Lazcano, Purdue Univeristy (bottom right)

Okenna Obi-Nyoku, McGill University (1st Place, left), Christopher Hey, Carleton University (2nd Place, top right, receiving award from Sylvis President Mike Van Ham), and Rooney Kim Lazcano, Purdue Univeristy (bottom right)

Industry professionals, academic associates, and university students joined together to discuss all topics in residual management at the 9th Canadian Biosolids & Residuals Conference, CBRC 2018. To encourage a new cohort of biosolids and residuals professionals, SYLVIS sponsored a student poster contest that received enthusiastic participation. The student posters were evaluated by an independent, diverse panel of judges, at the conference, on a set of criteria which encompassed design, content, relevance, and overall impression.

First place was awarded to Okenna Obi-Nyoku from McGill University for presenting his Ph.D research on calibrating the decomposition and denitrification model to estimate crop yield and greenhouse gas emissions from land-applied biosolids. Second place was awarded to Christopher Hey from Carleton University for his research on capillary barrier construction using municipal biosolids for management of reactive mine wastes. Finally, Rooney Kim Lazcano from Purdue University, received third place for presenting her research on the emerging contaminants of concern – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – in biosolids and non-biosolids based fertilizers.

SYLVIS was proud to be involved with such a talented group of budding residuals experts. Congratulations to all participants and winners for stimulating thought and facilitating quality discussions on research initiatives in the industry!

Full poster guidelines are here.

Student Registration - Just $200!

Thanks to Veolia / Nutri-Pel, student registration was just $200 - including all sessions, Sunday tall ship Sylva meet & great / harbor tour, Alexander Keith’s banquet, and 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 breaks!