British Water Prize winner lands job with award sponsor
One of the winning team from this year's British Water Prize has been given a job with the award sponsor, Mouchel.
Héctor Adell Troncho was part of a team whose project on micro-bubbles won the annual challenge to postgraduate students at Cranfield University. As well as winning a cash prize the postgraduate student was also offered a job as a wastewater modeller with infrastructure consultancy Mouchel.
Troncho was part of a team of four students from Cranfield University who created the winning entry. The challenge, set by Anglian Water, was to carry out research into the potential use of micro-bubbles in the wastewater industry. The winning team looked at the potential of micro-bubbles to remove iron and manganese from wastewater.
The award was presented at the annual British Water lunch, held at the Honourable Artillery Company on 15 June 2016.
Lee Horrocks, a director of Mouchel in the UK said: “The winning team was invited to Mouchel headquarters in London, which was when we realised that there might be a place for Héctor Adell Troncho with the company. I hope very much that we can continue with this two-way beneficial sponsorship in future years.”
The former postgraduate began working with Mouchel at their office in Sutton Coalfield in October.
Héctor Adell Troncho said: “It was great to win the competition and I am very happy to have found my first job as a result. I hope this encourages other students to take opportunities like the British Water Prize which bring students into contact with industry.”
Lloyd Martin, Chief Executive of British Water added: “Competitions such as this are a great way to encourage the bright young talent of tomorrow and to strengthen links between academia and the water industry. The British Water Prize is part of an on-going relationship with Cranfield University Water Sciences Institute, which has a well-deserved reputation for excellent and groundbreaking work.
“British Water was delighted to hear that taking part led Héctor Adell Troncho to find his first job.”
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