Rapson, William Howard
William Howard Rapson, chemical engineer, professor, consultant (b at Toronto 15 Sept 1912). After 12 years of research at the Canadian International Paper Co, Hawkesbury, Ont, he returned to U of T, where he had received his doctorate in chemical engineering in 1941.
He also invented processes for the manufacturing industry. In recent years he turned his attention to the amelioration of water pollution by wood pulp mills. A fellow of the RSC and honorary fellow, and former president (1986) of the Chemical Institute of Canada, he has been honoured in Canada and abroad. In 1986 he received the Canada Council's Isaak Walton Killam Memorial Prize in Engineering.