Nalco research fellow, Rodney Banks get 2011 SCI Perkin medal

Nalco research fellow, Rodney Banks to get 2011 SCI Perkin medal

1:16 PM, 24th May 2011
Nalco research fellow, Rodney Banks to get 2011 SCI Perkin medal
Erik Fyrwald, Chairman and CEO, Nalco.

 

NAPERVILLE/PHILADELPHIA, US: The Society of Chemical Industry, America International Group, has awarded the 2011 SCI Perkin medal to Dr Rodney H Banks, a research fellow at Nalco. He will receive the medal at a dinner in his honour on September 20, 2011, at the Hyatt Hotel in Philadelphia.

“Rod Banks is an outstanding industrial technologist. This award recognizes his fundamental contributions to new sensor technologies that have led to improved water and energy efficiencies for a variety of industries,” said Stephanie Burns, Chairperson, Society of Chemical Industry.

Banks holds a PhD in inorganic/physical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Banks and his co-workers at Nalco identified the need for improved control of industrial water treatment and commercial processes. He and colleague John Hoots subsequently led the invention and commercialization of TRASAR fluorescent tracing technology. During the past decade, Banks invented a broad suite of technologies incorporating chemical and mechanical sensors for intelligent monitoring and control of industrial water and process applications.

“Nalco is proud for Rod to receive this prestigious recognition for his work. The evolution of sensor technology is transforming how water systems are treated, delivering enormous water and energy savings,” said Erik Fyrwald, Chairman and CEO, Nalco.

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