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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-866-515-0550 ext. 320, or Victoria (Tory) Colling, Scientist at email@example.com, or call 1-866-515-0550 ext. 317
WCWC is investigating the performance of slow sand filtration, conventional treatment and dissolved air flotation (DAF) by a comparative study. This comparison focuses on contaminant and microorganism removal, disinfection by-product formation, energy demand and sludge production.
WCWC supported a literature review on the effectiveness of drinking water treatment on cyanotoxin removal/inactivation. This review identified the need for research in the effectiveness of removal/inactivation of cyanotoxins using very small system technologies. WCWC is assessing the effectiveness and suitability of small drinking water treatment technologies on cyanotoxins removal.
Slow sand filtration is thought to be a good choice for small water systems, but the filter ripening process and formation of active biological layer is not clear. WCWC is investigating the formation of biological active layer within the sand filter of a pilot-scale study.
WCWC has collaborated with community-based organizations and land owners to monitor surface water quality, nutrient levels and cyanobacteria (i.e. blue-green algae) and cyanotoxins of inland lakes that are prone to cyanobacteria growth.
Small water systems in Ontario using groundwater or groundwater under direct influence of surface water may experience iron and manganese issues. WCWC is exploring treatment options for iron and manganese removal and sequestering from low turbidity and low organic waters.
WCWC is collaborating with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair in Water Treatment and researchers from the University of Waterloo on their work in advancing water treatment technologies.
WCWC is collaborating with the RES’EAU WaterNET who are leading the second phase of a project to address key questions that challenge small drinking water owners, operators and operating authorities. RES’EAU WaterNET is a research network and participates in the research initiative that focuses on the delivery of clean and safe drinking water for small communities.