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2020 Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper

Established in 2013, the Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper is given annually to an author or authors for an outstanding contribution to the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (JA&WMA) in the fields of air and waste management. The award is based on the publication of a paper in JA&WMA that has greatly advanced science and technology; is technical, scientific, or management in nature, while advancing the mission of JA&WMA; and is considered to be a substantial contribution toward improving our understanding of air pollution and waste management problems, their impact on environment and health, and the use of sustainable practices in reducing our environmental footprint. There is no publication date limitation for this award, any previously published JA&WMA paper is eligible, and it is open to both members and nonmembers of the Association. Critical Review papers and discussion papers published in JA&WMA are not eligible for this award.

Arthur C. Stern (1909–1992) was a long-time member and past president of the Air Pollution Control Association (APCA), a forerunner of A&WMA. He made major contributions to JA&WMA and his books on air pollution control are well-recognized nationally and internationally.


A&WMA presents the 2020 Arthur C. Stern Distinguished Paper Award to Drs. Hui Zhou, Aihong Meng, Yanqiu Long, Qinghai Li, and Yanguo Zhang for their outstanding May 2014 contribution in the A&WMA Journal on the reclassification of municipal waste: "Classification and comparison of municipal solid waste based on thermochemical characteristics."


Arthur C. Stern Award for Distinguished Paper