Frank Kneib receives the 2013 Environmental Achievement Award
Frank Kneib, technical sales director for HaloKlear water treatment products, received the Internal Erosion Control Assn.’s (IECA) premier 2013 Environmental Achievement Award, which recognizes an outstanding erosion and sediment control project, program or system that demonstrates excellence in natural resource conservation and environmental protection by a particular individual.
The project, which began in 2011 and involved the construction of tunneling systems for the controlled use of diverted river water in the generation of hydroelectric power, lead to large‐scale disturbance of underground rock and soil and the production of huge volumes of turbid waste water streams. Kneib successfully implemented an innovative and environmentally‐friendly approach to the removal of these suspended solids prior to the discharge of safe, clear water to the surface waters in a remote tropical rain forest in central Costa Rica. The environmental benefits accruing from the project intervention have been quantifiable and concrete. There has been a sound basis by this project and its effecter, Kneib, for future expansion of the use of eco‐friendly water treatment technologies in a wider variety of circumstances than the special, but exceptionally emotive, ones illustrated by this tropical rain forest construction site.
Kneib share his expertise May 7, 12 p.m. Central when he will present a webinar on Erosion and Sediment Control for the Oil & gas Industry. With more than 15 years of experience in industry and recreational water treatment technologies including 11 years in field applications. Participants will receive one certificate credit (PDH).