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Sarah Jean Johnson joins CurtisLab for wastewater treatment project!

posted Nov 30, 2016, 5:57 PM by April Hile
After a stint at Cargill following graduation with her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines, Sarah Jean Johnson joined Penn State's PhD program and subsequently CurtisLab this fall to work on a collaborative project with Penn State Professor Emeritus Jack McWhirter, who also generously donated $20+M to support the Chemical Engineering Department's Graduate Program, and his company, Mixing & Mass Transfer Technologies (M2T Tech). The project will apply Chemical Engineering principles to wastewater treatment, where her focus will be on pilot-scale demonstration of a novel sludge pasteurization process scheme that is more economical and sustainable, particularly for small to mid-size wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).