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2001 Level I Scientific And Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

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Level I awards are for those who have accomplished an exceptionally high-quality research or technological effort. The awards recognize the creation or general revision of scientific or technological principle or procedure, or a highly significant improvement in the value of a device, activity, program, or service to the public. Awarded research is of national significance or has high impact on a broad area of science/technology. The research has far reaching consequences and is recognizable as a major scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study.

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ORD Laboratory Center/Office Nominating Number Eligible Authors Basis for Award

Dr. Russell W. Wiener (25%)
Dr. Michael Tolocka (10%)
Mr. David Gemmill (10%)
Mr. Frank McElroy (10%)
Mr. Fu Lin Chen (5%)

For substantial contributions and advancements to the technology of measurement of airborne, size-specific particulate matter.

Titles and Citations of Submitted Papers
a) Design and Calibration of the EPA, PM2.5 Well Impactor Ninety-Six (WINS). Aerosol Science and Technology, 34(5):389-397 (2001)
b) Methodology for Measuring PM2.5 Separator Characteristics Using an Aerosizer. Aerosol Science and Technology, 34(5):398-406 (2001)
c) On the Modification of the Low Flow-Rate PM10 Dichotomous Sampler Inlet. Aerosol Science and Technology, 34(5):407-415 (2001)
d) Optimization of the Wash-Off Method for Measuring Aerosol Concentrations. Aerosol Science and Technology, 34(5):416-421 (2001)
e) Changes in Operating Procedures for Archiving Aerosol Concentration Uniformity for PM2.5 and PM10 Sampler Testing. Aerosol Science and Technology, 34(5):430-432 (2001)
f) Field Performance of PM2.5 Federal Reference Method Samplers. Aerosol Science and Technology, 34(5):433-443 (2001)
g) Evaluation of the Loading Characteristics of the EPA WINS PM2.5 Separator. Aerosol Science and Technology, 34(5):444-456 (2001)
h) Federal Reference and Equivalent Methods for Measuring Fine Particulate Matter. Aerosol Science and Technology, 34(5):457-464 (2001)
i) Sensitivity analysis of the USEPA WINS PM2.5 Separator. Aerosol Science and Technology, 34(5):465-476 (2001)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH RM0081

Dr. Leland M. Vane (50%)
Mr. Franklin R. Alvarez (20%)
Ms. Lynnann Paris (20%)

For outstanding research and development activities to reduce material demands and costs for in-situ soil remediation.

Titles and Citations of Submitted Papers
a) Field demonstration of Pervaporation for the Separation of Volatile Organic compounds from a Surfactant-Based Soil Remediation Fluid. Journal of Hazardous Materials, B81:141-166 (2001)
b) VOC Removal from Water and Surfactant Solutions by Pervporation: A Pilot Study. Separation and Purification Technology, 24:67-84 (2001)
c) Demonstration of Pilot-Scale Pervaporation Systems for Volatile Organic Compound Removal from a Surfactant Enhanced Aquifer Remediation Fluid. I: Spiral Wound Membrane Modules. Environmental Progress, 20(1):53-63 (2001)
d) Reduction of Concentration Polarization Using Vibrating Membrane Module. Journal of Membrane Science, 153:233-241 (1999)
e) Henry's Law Constants and Micellar Partitioning of VOCs in Surfactant Systems. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 45:38-47 (2000)


Andrew Ghio (13%)
Robert Devlin (13%)
Daniel Costa (13%)
Janice Dye (4%)
Susanne Becker (4%)
Jim Samet (4%)
Inez Pagan (4%)
Joleen Soukup (4%)
Jackie Carter (4%)
Jim Lehman (4%)
Darrell Winsett (4%)
Judy Richards (4%)
Allen Ledbetter (4%)
John McGee (4%)

For substantial contributions and advancements to determining that Air pollution particles from the Utah Valley cause lung injury and inflammation in humans and animals .

Titles and Citations of Submitted Papers
a) Inflammatory lung injury after bronchial instillation of humans with air pollution particles. American Journal of Respiratory and Criticle Care Medicine, 164(4):704-708 (2001)
b) Acute pulmonary toxicity of particle matter filter extracts in rats: coherence with epidemiologic studies in Utah Valley residents. Environmental Health Perspectives, 109(3):395-403 (2001)
c) Effect of aqueous extracts of PM10 filters from the Utah Valley on human airway epithelial cells. American Journal of Physiology, Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, 277(21):L960-L967 (1999)
d) Activation of the EGF receptor signaling pathway in human epithelial cells exposed to Utah Valley particulate matter. American Journal of Physiology, Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, 281:L483-L489 (2001)
e) Soluble components of Utah Valley particulate pollution after alveolar macrophage function in vivo and in vitro. Inhalation Toxicology, 12:401-414 (2000)
f) Metals mimic airway epithelial injury induced in vitro by exposures to extracts of Utah Valley ambient particulate matter. J. Toxicology and Environmental Health, In Press

NHEERL, Corvallis, OR MM0137

Dr. M. A. Shirazi (80%)


For publication of novel research in describing soil texture, modeling the spatial relationship of texture and soil characteristics the influence water quality and the use of soil models to extrapolate observed water quality in a region.

Titles and Citations of Submitted Papers
a) Particle Size Distributions: Comparing Texture Systems, Adding Rock, and Predicting Soil Properties. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 65:300-310 (2001)
b) Spatial Extrapolation of Soil Characteristics Using Whole-Soil Particle Size Distributions. Journal of Environmental Quality, 30:101-111 (2001)
c) Predicting Physical and Chemical Water Properties from Relationships with Watershed Soil Charateristics. Journal of Environmental Quality, 30:112-120 (2001)

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