Pall Corp. chief executive Eric Krasnoff outside of the company's...

Pall Corp. chief executive Eric Krasnoff outside of the company's headquarters in Port Washington. Krasnoff says he will leave his post at the company Oct. 3, 2011. Credit: Ed Betz, 2009

Port Washington-based Pall Corp. was proud to announce last week that it has gained a major materials science industry honor, the Engineering Materials Achievement Award, for a clean-fuel processing compound.

The award, from the materials science trade association ASM International, is for Pall's porous iron aluminide technology.

The award recognizes outstanding achievements in the materials science field. It goes to one company each year. (That's Pall's CEO, Eric Krasnoff, above.)

"Pall's porous iron aluminide technology marries the best properties of metal and ceramic to enable more economical production of cleaner fuels," a Pall news release said.

Pall says its iron aluminide compound "is now considered to be one of the most robust materials for the refinement of biomass and sulfur-containing fossil fuels, such as clean coal and sour crude oil."

Previous winners include DuPont for aramid fiber in 1978, IBM for magnetic recording media in 1984 and AT&T Bell Labs for transoceanic optical fiber systems in 1990.

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