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The Chlorine Revolution: Water Disinfection and the Fight to Save Lives

Thursday, April 3, 2014

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Join Drexel alumnus Michael J. McGuire as he tells the story of his new book:

The Chlorine Revolution: Water Disinfection and the Fight to Save Lives.
 
You will learn about one of the most significant advances in public health - the simple idea of disinfecting public water supplies with chlorine.  Over the last 100 years this advancement has saved more lives than any other single health development in human history.  At the turn of the century, the use of chlorine was considered outrageous, if not illegal, by most practitioners of science.  

Michael J. McGuire graduated from Drexel with a M.S. (’72) and a Ph.D. (’77) in Environmental Engineering.  He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and California and a widely published author. In 2009, the American Water Works presented him with the A.P. Black Research Award, and he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, for "scientific contributions that have improved the safety and aesthetics of drinking water."

This event is hosted by Drexel's Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department.
 
If questions or to confirm your attendance (RSVP optional), you can contact Sarah at sjc349@drexel.edu.  Coffee and soda will be provided.

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Location

Drexel University Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Room 112

Audience

  • Alumni
  • Current Students
  • Faculty
  • Public
  • Staff