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Elaine Howe, P.E. (NM), BCEE

Elaine Howe has a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida, an M.S. in Environmental Health Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and her Professional Engineering license in the state of New Mexico. Ms. Howe has more than 14 years of experience in environmental engineering and has authored more than ten publications. Ms. Howe is experienced in the design and performance of bench-scale and pilot-scale water treatment studies. Her process experience includes high-rate clarification; alternative disinfection/oxidation scenarios using ozone, ozone/peroxide, chlorine dioxide, potassium permanganate, chlorine and chloramines; conventional anthracite/sand filtration and monomedia GAC filtration; ozone plus biofiltration for disinfection by-product (DBP) control; GAC adsorption; and nanofiltration (membrane softening). Ms. Howe has participated in the predesign of a large (100 mgd) surface water treatment facility, and the predesign of a large (24 mgd) membrane softening groundwater treatment facility. Most recently, Ms. Howe has managed the performance of bench-scale enhanced coagulation jar tests and ozone demand tests, and participated in predesign, for a new 40-mgd surface water treatment facility on the Sacramento River. For this same project, Ms. Howe prepared a report of the occurrence and treatment of synthetic organic chemicals, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the Sacramento River.

Ms. Howe is a member of the American Water Works Association.