Judith Herschell, President of Herschell Environmental, LLC, has been elected to Chair The American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Membrane Processes Committee(MPC) which focuses on the practical application of membrane processes for both drinking water and water reuse.
Pittsburgh, PA, March 31, 2014 – Judith Herschell, President of Herschell
Environmental in Pittsburgh, is the recipient of the 2014 American
Membrane Technology Association’s (AMTA) Presidential Award. The award
was conferred during the 2014 AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology
Conference and Exposition, which Herschell chaired. It acknowledges
individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth and
development of the Association.
Herschell is a respected consultant in the water treatment and engineered
systems industries. During her 29 year career, she has held executive
positions in water treatment companies and served in important leadership
capacities in various professional associations. In addition, she has been a
presenter and seminar instructor at many national and regional professional
conferences and has author numerous articles under the banner of “The
Treatment Room” for American Water Intelligence, part of Global Water
Intelligence. She has also reported on the water industry for various industry
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Geneva
College, Herschell has been a member of AMTA, American Water Works
Association (AWWA), Water Environment Federation and the Marcellus Shale
Herschell noted, “It was an honor to serve as chair and to be recognized by
AMTA with the Presidential Award. The Program Committee, in concert with
both professional organizations, organized an exceptional conference,
bringing excellent value to the attendees.”
The AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition is the
premier event for membrane technology and its applications in North
America. Since 2012, it has been hosted jointly by the AWWA and AMTA.
This year’s event took place in Las Vegas on March 10-13, and under
Herschell’s oversight, was the most successful to date.
Attended by more than 1,100 delegates, the conference featured 115
technical papers and 58 poster presentations, three pre-conference
workshops, two facility tours and a full exhibit hall featuring
innovative membrane products and services, as well as exhibit
hall networking sessions. The technical sessions provided attendees
information on the latest membrane developments and research.
About Herschell Environmental
Herschell Environmental, LLC (www.h-env.com), a certified woman owned
business, is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and provides business
development consulting, strategic planning, certification oversight, process
engineering, training, project commissioning, system review and
optimization, mechanical engineering and pilot/testing services for water,
wastewater and stormwater projects
Herschell Environmental was featured on the front page of the Houston Chronicle in an article about water usage in power plants.
Herschell Environmental is proud to announce that the firm has successfully completed its WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) recertification. The firm was initially certified in June 2004.
WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on their certification as an integral part of supplier diversity programs.
Judith Herschell has been elected to Board of Directors of Arbsource, a company that uses biotechnology to transform wastewater treatment from a costly energy liability into a valuable resource for food and beverage companies. http://www.arbsource.us
Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC). The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) works with exploration and production, midstream, and supply chain partners in the Appalachian Basin and across the country to address issues regarding the production of natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale. Judith Herschell is an active member of the Legislative Committee,Technical Committee and Water Sampling Recommendation Practice and has been in vited to join the Research Collaborative
Global Water Intelligence (GWI) is a monthly magazine providing analysis and strategic data on the international water and desalination markets. Judith Herschell is a contributing bi-monthly author for American Water Intelligence. She writes a feature article titled ‘The Treatment Room’ which addresses topics relevant to current water issues.
Judith Herschell was a guest speaker at a ribbon cutting ceremony for an oil and gas extraction facility at the Clearfield County Economic Development Corporation http://www.theprogressnews.com/default.asp?read=28294
Judith Herschell, President of Herschell Environmental was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Produced Water Absorbents. PWAbsorbents provides produced water solutions to the oil, gas and coal industries. By using the truly disruptive material, Osorb, PWAbsorbents improves the resource recovery and environmental protections of drilling or mining operations. Judith Herschell has over two decades of experience working in advanced water treatment and engineered systems, with a particular emphasis on membrane filtration. As a skilled commercial and general manager, she has been a key component in the success of several high-technology companies. She earned a BS in Psychology and a BS in Biology from Geneva University, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a MS from California University of Pennsylvania.
American Water Works Association: An international non-profit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply. Judith has been involved with AWWA in the following capacities:
- Vice Chair of AWWA Membrane Process Committee
- Chair of AWWA Membrane Process Committee’s MF/UF Manual of Practice Team
- Previous Chair of AWWA Membrane Process Committee’s Conference Planning Team
- Member of AWWA 2006 Desalination Symposium Planning Committee
- Vice Chair of AWWA 2007 Membrane Technology Conference & Exhibition Planning Committee
- Chair of AWWA/AMTA 2014 Membrane Technology Conference & Exhibition Planning Committee