EPA's People Planet Prosperity (P3) Award

Susan Amrose and Kristin Kowolik stand with their project
April 25, 2008
Susan Amrose and Kristin Kowolik

Susan Amrose and Kristin Kowolik won a $75,000 award from the Environmental Protection Agency's People Planet Prosperity (P3) competition. Their work is titled "Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation in Rural Bangladesh." Both students work with Ashok Gadgil of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division. The research 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. This work received guidance from Ashok Gadgil, Robert Kostecki and Venkat Srinivasan of EETD, and originated from an LDRD funded by the Director's office during 2005-2007.