Completed Projects

For more information about our ongoing or completed projects, or any scientific presentation, you may contact a member of our Research Team

If you would like copies of publications please contact Dr. Xiaohui Jin, Scientist at xjin@wcwc.ca, or call
1-866-515-0550 ext. 320, or Victoria (Tory) Colling, Scientist at vcolling@wcwc.ca, or
call 1-866-515-0550 ext. 317

  1. Biofiltration: Pilot Scale Testing of Biofiltration as a Pre-treatment to Ceramic Membrane (2010-2012)
  2. WCWC Collaborated with researchers from the University of Waterloo.

  3. Cyanotoxin literature review (2012)
  4. WCWC completed a literature review to assess the effectiveness of treatment technologies, including those for small systems, in removing/inactivating cyanotoxin/cyanobacteria.

  5. Pilot Scale Study for the Control of Disinfection-By-Product Formation by Pre-Coagulation Ozone (2010-2011)
  6. Supported a research project to investigate the performance of pre-coagulation ozone to control trihalomethane and haloacetic acid formation of high organics and low turbidity source water.

  7. Evaluation of Slow Sand Filtration, Ozone / H2O2 and UV/H2O2 for the Removal of Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) and its Effect on Disinfection By-Products Formation (2008-2011)
  8. Sponsored and supported a research project to examine the removal of EDCs and PPCPs and the potential by-products during ozone and UV hydrogen peroxide application in drinking water treatment.

  9. Analysis and Removal of Ibuprofen and Naproxen from drinking water and wastewater using titanium dioxide and ozone advanced oxidation (2010-2013)
  10. Funded a research project that investigates the analysis and removal of ibuprofen and naproxen from drinking water and wastewater (Western University ).

  11. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Bioluminescence Technology as a Real-Time Monitoring Tool for Ultraviolet and Chlorine Disinfection (2010-2013)
  12. Sponsored a research project that assessed the ATP bioluminescence technology for UV and Chlorine Disinfection (Carleton University).

  13. Bisphenol-A in Water Treatment Plant Effluents and Human Urine Samples from Southwestern Ontario (2010-2013)
  14. Funded a research project that studies Bisphenol-A in water treatment plant effluents and human urine samples from Southwestern Ontario (Western University).

  15. Comparison of Alum and Ferric Coagulant Impacts on Biofiltration Performance in Ontario (2010-2013)
  16. Sponsored a research project that compares Alum and Ferric coagulant impacts on biofiltration performance (University of Ottawa).

  17. Optimizing Dissolved Air Flotation for Drinking Water Treatment through Modeling (2010-2012)
  18. Sponsored a research project which focused on optimization of dissolved air flotation for drinking water treatment through modeling (University of Toronto).

  19. Impact of Fouling on Virus Removal by Ultrafiltration Membranes (2009-2010)
  20. Funded a research project that investigates the impact of fouling on virus removal by ultra-filtration membranes (University of Waterloo).

  21. Evaluation and Modeling of Water Aggressiveness and Corrosiveness toward Lead Plumbing in the Drinking Water Distribution System of the City of London (2009-2010)
  22. Funded a research project that evaluates and models the water aggressiveness toward lead plumbing in the drinking water distribution system of the City of London, (Western University).

  23. Performance Evaluation of Ozone to Remove Seasonal Taste and Odour Causing Compounds from Lake Water (2009-2010)
  24. Supported a research project to evaluate the performance of ozone to remove seasonal taste and odour causing compounds from lake water.

  25. A Survey of Small Drinking Water Systems in Ontario (2010)
  26. Funded a project conducting a survey of small systems in Ontario (University of Guelph).

  27. Pilot Demonstration Study to Evaluate the Performance of a Reverse Osmosis Package Plant for the Removal of Bacteria, Organics and the Levels of Trihalomethanes (THMs) (2007)
  28. Provided in-kind contribution to pilot tests investigating the capability of a reverse osmosis package plant to improve water quality for a small system.

  29. Low Dose Risks from Bromate: The Relationship between Drinking Water Concentrations and the Actual Dose to Susceptible Organs in Rats and Humans (2006-2009)
  30. WCWC collaborated with the American Water Works Association Research Foundation and the International Ozone Association to support the project.

  31. Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds from Drinking Water Using Novel Membrane Technologies (2006-2009)
  32. Participated together with the Ministry of the Environment's Best in Science Program to fund a research project on the development of new membranes and/or modification of existing membranes for an optimized process to remove pharmaceuticals and personal care products and endocrine disrupting compounds from drinking water sources (University of Ottawa).

  33. The Effect of Ozone on Cold Water Coagulation (2007)
  34. Supported a research project that investigated the effect of ozone on cold water coagulation.

  35. Pilot Tests to Evaluate the Performance of Cationic Activated Silica as Coagulant Aid (2008)
  36. Supported a research project that evaluated the performance of activated silica polymer on the operation of conventional drinking water treatment processes.

  37. Evaluation of Effects of Ozone on Organics Removal and Trihalomethanes Levels using Lake Raw Water Source (2007-2008)
  38. Supported a research project that investigated the effects of ozone used before coagulation or following settling on the removal of organics and the level of trihalomethanes.

  39. Removal of Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds using Advanced Oxidation Processes (2008-2010)
  40. Supported a research project that investigated the application of advanced oxidation processes involving ozone and UV with the addition of hydrogen peroxide, as one of the methods used in the process of the removal of PPCPs and EDCs, taste and odour.

  41. RES’EAU WaterNET (2008-2013)
  42. Supported collaboration with RES’EAU. RES’EAU is bringing together a unique collaboration of engineers, scientists, economists, science policy experts, industry partners and other stakeholders in order to address all obstacles to the delivery of clean and safe water in small communities.