Leading EPA authority joins SolarBee team

H. Kenneth Hudnell, PhD, leading EPA authority on harmful algal bloom toxicity, has been appointed Vice President and Director of Science for SolarBee Inc. As science director, Dr. Hudnell will lead the research effort for finding solutions to water quality problems in fresh water, wastewater and potable water reservoirs, concentrating on advancing the scientific understanding and control of algal blooms and toxins in fresh and estuarine waters, the causes of and methods to reduce...

Dec 13th, 2007

DICKINSON, ND, Dec. 11, 2007 -- H. Kenneth Hudnell, PhD, leading EPA authority on harmful algal bloom toxicity has been appointed Vice President and Director of Science for SolarBee Inc. As science director, Dr. Hudnell will lead the research effort for finding solutions to water quality problems in fresh water, wastewater and potable water reservoirs. His research will concentrate on advancing the scientific understanding and control of algal blooms and toxins in fresh and estuarine waters, the causes of and methods to reduce disinfection byproducts in potable water, and improved processes for removing effluent contaminants from wastewater. Prior to joining SolarBee Inc., Dr. Hudnell served for 23 years as a neurotoxicologist in the US Environmental Protection Agency's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory. He received numerous awards from the EPA for research and publications on exposure to air- and water-borne environmental pollutants and adverse health effects in humans.

Dr. Hudnell most recently led an interagency effort to provide the scientific basis for meeting the Congressional mandates of the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act. To accomplish this goal, he addressed White House committees, coauthored the Congressional report, Scientific Assessment of Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms, and is the editor and an author in a book to be published in early 2008 by Springer Press Inc in the series, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms: State of the Science and Research Needs. Dr. Hudnell explained his reason for joining SolarBee as the same that initially led him to join EPA, at this point in time, this is the best mechanism for serving the goals of human health protection and ecosystem sustainability.

For more information, see: http://www.solarbee.com/casestudies/kenhudnell.html

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