Supporting the Future of Drinking Water Safety
ChlorTainer Awards AWWA Scholarship
ChlorTainer is proud to be the sponsor of a $10,000 scholarship awarded to Zachary Kralles so that he may further his education in the water industry. Thanks to a program established by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), ChlorTainer donated the scholarship funds to support the future of the water treatment industry by investing in young talent at a critical educational phase and the beginning of Zachary’s career.
About Our Recipient
Zachary Kralles (Zac) just completed his second year in the pursuit of a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, and is going into his first year as a PhD student (3rd year as a Graduate Student) in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Buffalo in New York.
Zac is a member of the AWWA and has done some work with the Buffalo Water Authority.
From a young age, Zachary was inspired by the work of his father, a mechanical engineer, and his mother, an environmental scientist. He knew early on that he wanted to work in environmental engineering. When he was a junior in college, he took an aquatic chemistry class that really sparked his interest in water chemistry and guided his direction to work specifically with drinking water and water disinfection.
Zac has a particular interest in chlorine disinfection, how new disinfection byproducts form, and how we can control them to benefit public health.
The water quality crisis in Flint, Michigan, was one event that especially inspired Zac to pursue work that would help ensure that people located in all areas across the nation would have access to clean drinking water.
The AWWA – “Dedicated to the World’s Most Important Resource” – is an International, non-profit, scientific, and educational society dedicated to ensuring safe and clean water.
ChlorTainer provides failsafe protection for water treatment and industrial facilities utilizing 1-Ton and 150-lb chemical cylinders such as chlorine, sulfur dioxide, and anhydrous ammonia. ChlorTainer’s secondary containment vessels are the safest and most reliable technology available to process and prevent a chemical release. If the cylinder should leak, the gas or liquid chemical is contained within the vessel and processed at a normal rate.
ChlorTainer and AWWA wish Zachary all the best in his important work in this essential field.