Consistent with its mandate and objectives, the Centre consulted with the Ministry, leading experts and other key stakeholders to identify research needs and funding requirements to help ensure safe drinking water for Ontario and provide advice to the Minister.
The Centre funds and or participates in the following research projects:
- Participated together with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change's Best in Science Program to fund an important research project titled "Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds from Drinking Water Using Novel Membrane Technologies"
- Provided an in-kind contribution to pilot tests investigating the capability of a reverse osmosis package plant to improve water quality for a small system
- Collaborated with the American Water Works Association Research Foundation and the International Ozone Association to support the project titled "Low Dose Risks from Bromate: The Relationship between Drinking Water Concentrations and the Actual Dose to Susceptible Organs in Rats and Humans"
- Sponsored and participated in a research project that evaluates the removal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) and the Potential of By-products formation during ozone and ultraviolet hydrogen peroxide application in drinking water treatment
- Conducted a research project that investigated the effect of ozone on cold water coagulation
- Initiated a project to study the effect of climate change on water quality and treatment processes
- Conducting a research project to examine the removal of EDCs and PPCPs from drinking water using ozone and hydrogen peroxide based oxidation
- Funding a research project that investigates the impact of fouling on virus removal by ultra filtration membrane
- Funding a research project that evaluates and models the water aggressiveness toward lead plumbing in the drinking water distribution system of the City of London
- Participating in the research initiative of Res'eau Water Net which focuses on the delivery of clean and safe drinking water for small communities
- Conducting a research project to evaluate the performance of ozone to remove seasonal taste and odour causing compounds from lake water source.
The following peer reviewed papers have been published.
- The Effects of Ozone on Cold Water Coagulation
- Presence of Pharmaceuticals and Pesticides in Detroit River Water and the Effect of Ozone on Removal
- Pilot-Scale Evaluation of Ozone vs. Peroxone for Trihalomethane Formation
- Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the aquatic environment: implications for the drinking water industry and global environmental health
- Occurrences of endocrine disrupting compounds and pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment and their removal from drinking water: Challenges in the context of the developing world