attends USA confabs on water treatment technology
Dr. Pag-asa Gaspillo of the
Chemical Engineering Department attended the 73rd Annual Exhibition
and Technical Conference on Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment
(WEFTEC, 2000) held in Anaheim, California, USA last October
The activity sponsored by the
Water Environment Federation (WEF) featured the recent advances
in treatment systems of municipal and industrial wastewaters,
biosolids management, surface water quality, and ecology.
The program included visits to the West Basin Water Recycling
Plant in El Segundo, California and to the Inland Empire Utilities
Agency (Regional Plant 1-CHINO Basin Municipal Wastewater
Treatment Plant) in Ontorio, California.
Gaspillo’s attendance to this
event was through the invitation from the Office of Technology
Cooperation of the United States-Asia Environmental Partnership
Post-WEFTEC 2000 activities
were also held in Arizona from October 18 to 21. These included
visits to the Scottsdale Water Park and the Northern Arizona
State University. Through these activities, Gaspillo learned
the latest technology for water reuse and recycling and discussed
with experts involved in environmental technology.
Gaspillo also attended the
training on Wastewater Treatment Technologies (Industrial
and Municipal) and Sewage Treatment Plant Operators held on
October 21-26 at the City of Elkhard, Indianapolis. Her participation
in these events were made possible through the invitation
of the Indiana Water Pollution Control Association (IWPCA)
and through the sponsorship of the US-AEP and the Water Environment
Association of the Philippines (WEAP).
faculty attends Cebu workshop
Dr. Julius Maridable, also
of the Chemical Engineering department, attended a course
workshop on Enzyme Technology held at the University of San
Carlos, Cebu City last October 16-20. The USC and the Delft
University of Technology of Netherlands sponsored this activity.
Dr. Maridable was the sole participant coming from Luzon.
chair at 26th PICE convention
Dr. Manuel Belino, chair of
the Mechanical Engineering Department presented his paper,
“Key Elements to Consider in Revising the Code of Ethics of
Filipino Engineers,” at the 26th National Convention of the
Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers held on November 9-11
at the Manila Hotel.
The convention carried the
theme, “Infrastructure in the New Millennium--Technology in
the Service of Society.”