Innovative & Integrated Treatment Processes

Research Focus: Robust, passive and effective treatment technologies capable of addressing primary contaminants (pathogens and disinfection by-products) along with other emerging contaminants (e.g., algal toxins, taste and odour compounds, pesticides and micro-pollutants).

Outputs: Innovative UV-based technologies (vacuum UV and LED UV), ion exchange (IX), electrocoagulation (EC) and ferrate oxidation, as well as techno-economic analyses and life cycle assessments of the technologies in a small systems context.

Impacts: Projects in this theme span early stage research through to pilot- and field-scale demonstration that will result in new and improved products for the Canadian market. These technologies will be more sustainable than current approaches in terms of energy use, maintenance, operation and disposal of residues.