Dr. Craig Adams, the John and Susan Mathes Missouri Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, will receive the 2005 State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) during its national conference in Los Angeles Saturday, Oct. 29.
ASCE is recognizing Adams for his outstanding technical reports published by the organization. Adams’ paper, “Control of Total Chloro-s-triazines in Conventional Drinking Water Treatment Plants,” was published in the Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management in October 2003.
Chloro-s-triazine, a type of herbicide, has been implicated as a potential endocrine disrupting compound in humans. In his paper, Adams reviewed the effectiveness of conventional drinking water treatment processes in controlling chloro-s-triazine herbicides and found that the conventional technologies were generally adequate.
Adams joined the UMR faculty in 1995. His professorship was established by John A. and Susan Mathes of St. Louis. John Mathes, who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from UMR in 1968 and 1969, founded John Mathes and Associates Inc., an environmental engineering firm based in Columbia, Ill., in 1975. He sold the company to Burlington Environmental Inc. of Seattle in 1988.