Mietek Jaroniec, Ph.D. from Kent State University in Ohio received the annual Activated Carbon Hall-of-Fame award at the ninth annual International Activated Carbon Conference and Courses (IACC) earlier this year. Professor Jaroniec was presented the award mainly for his innovative "New Porous Carbons." The IACC is a weeklong event held annually by Professional Analytical and Consulting Services Inc. (PACS). Hall-of-Fame nominations for next year's IACC may be submitted via mail to Dr. Henry Nowicki, PACS Inc., 409 Meade Dr., Coraopolis, Pa. 15108; phone 800-367-2587 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PACS Inc. also offers four different short training courses covering activated carbon issues. The courses presented are "Activated Carbon Adsorption Principles and Applications," "Selecting the Best Activated Carbon for a Specific Application," "Activated Carbon Process Systems" and "Agglomeration Technologies - Particle Enlargement, Briquetting, Pelletizing and Extrusion." Dates and locations are as follows: Jan. 14-18 in Orlando, Fla.; Feb. 25-28 in Houston; Mar. 4-8 in New Orleans; April 22-26 in San Jose, Calif.; May 20-24 in Pittsburgh and June 24-28 in Virginia Beach, Va. To register, or for more information, call 724-457-6576, or visit www.pacslabs.com.