Douglas Wallace, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ocean Science and Technology at Dalhousie University, has been awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Hutchison Medal.
IChemE has been awarding medals since 1928 to celebrate the outstanding contribution being made by chemical engineers worldwide.
Wallace was awarded the medal for his work on a paper in collaboration with a multinational group of academics from the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, France, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. The paper shows that ocean fertilization using iron can increase the uptake of carbon dioxide across the sea surface, and may be one of a suite of tools used to combat climate change.
“Ocean Fertilisation for Geoengineering: A Review of Effectiveness, Environmental Impacts and Emerging Governance” was published in the Process Safety and Environmental Protection journal.