The Senichi Masuda Award is for developing innovative uses or applications for electrostatic precipitator technology. Professor Masuda applied the technology to such diverse fields as the development of the "Boxer charger", pulse corona for the destruction of organic trace elements, surface treatment of plastics for increasing paint adhesion, and add-on fast rise time pulse systems to conventional ESP power supplies. This award is to recognize innovations of this nature. The focus is directed to innovative ideas being under development.
The Harry J. White Award is conferred on a young scientist or engineer who has made notable contribution as a researcher or teacher in the field of electrostatic precipitation technology. Dr. White wrote extensively and contributed widely to the understanding and application of electrostatic precipitation technology. His leadership and example has encouraged to follow in this field of technology.
The M. Johann Cristoph Hohlfeld Award is for distinguished achievement in the science and engineering of electrostatic precipitation. Hohlfeld first demonstrated and reported on the vital role of the corona discharge in the electrical separation of particles from gases in 1824 in Leipzig, Germany.
The Frederick G. Cottrell Award is for notable contribution to the advancement of electrostatic precipitation. Dr. Cottrell is recognized as having developed the practical ESP in 1906.
The International Fellow Award is given in recognition of dedicated service in the electrostatic precipitator and related industries.