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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Indian origin Arun V. Someshwar receives TAPPI 2014 Environmental Technical Award

This year’s recipient of the Environmental Technical Award and Roy F. Weston prize is Arun V. Someshwar. In addition to an engraved plaque, lapel pin, and complimentary hotel accommodations to the PEERS Conference, Arun will also receive $1000. The award will be presented at the opening session of the conference on Sept. 15 in Tacoma, Wash.

Arun obtained a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India in 1976, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1982.

Arun has been working with the National Council for Air & Stream Improvement (NCASI) at their Newberry (Gainesville), FL office since 1989 and is currently an NCASI Fellow. Prior to joining the council, Arun served as an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.

Over the past two decades at NCASI, Arun has conducted and supervised several studies pertinent to the Forest. Products Industry (FPI) covering a wide range of topics such as characterization of NOx, SO2 and other criteria pollutants from pulping, recovery and combustion sources in the FPI, characterization of a wide range of “air toxics,” including their formation and emission from various combustion/non-combustion FPI sources, and characterization of criteria/non-criteria pollutant formation and emission from alternative fuels utilized in the FPI.

Arun is also responsible for maintaining the NCASI air emissions databases for air toxics and criteria pollutants, and the dissemination of critical information on issues related to SARA 313, NPRI, and CDR (chemical data rule) reporting.