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Satinder Kaur Brar receives AAEES's Grand Prize for University Research

10:29:25 PM 2017

( Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS ) Professor Satinder Kaur Brar of INRS Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre has been awarded the E3S Grand Prize in the category of University Research. The American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEES) presented the award in recognition of Dr. Brar's outstanding and groundbreaking research leading to the development of new hybrid technologies for removing emerging trace contaminants from drinking water and wastewater.


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