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Title: Gadgil’s Students Win EPA Award
Date: 04/30/2008
Publication: LBL Today
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UC Berkeley students Susan Amrose and Kristin Kowolik won a $75,000 award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s People Planet Prosperity competition. Their work is titled “Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation in Rural Bangladesh.” Both students work with Ashok Gadgilof the Environmental Energy Technologies Division. The goal is to develop an affordable and easily deployed technology to help Bangladesh reduce the amount of arsenic in drinking water. Sixty million Bangladeshis drink water that is contaminated by arsenic at levels well above the standards set by the World Health Organization. In addition to Gadgil, this work received guidance from Robert Kostecki and Venkat Srinivasan of EETD.