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Trojan Technologies and SOWC team up to provide graduate students the chance to learn about water technology innovation in the private sector

On Monday, January 16, 2017, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) and Trojan Technologies (Trojan), along with the City of London hosted a “graduate student / industry engagement day” for graduate students and post-docs to meet with company representatives, pitch their research topics and visit the London Wastewater Facility where Trojan is engaged in a [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:29+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Features|0 Comments

MANTECH, UofT Test New Tool to Measure Oxygen Demand in Drinking Water

As new technologies are adopted by the drinking-water industry, ways of analyzing treatment processes must keep pace. Guelph, Ontario-based MANTECH Inc. is working to do just that with its new online chemical oxygen demand analyzer for source and treated drinking waters, known as the PeCOD. It’s designed to measure the oxygen demand (OD) and associated [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:29+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

Forward Water Draws on UofT Expertise to Advance Forward Osmosis Technology with SOWC Support

Going with the flow is an adage Forward Water Technologies won’t argue with. The Mississauga, Ontario company has developed a new forward osmosis technology that uses engineered “switchable salts” to purify wastewater. It’s a low-energy process for bulk cleanup of industrial wastewater streams and is aimed at alleviating the global demand for fresh water and [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:29+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

Strategic Recommendations for Infrastructure Funding

On June 24, 2016, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC), Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) and Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) hosted a session for water leaders from technology companies, municipalities, and the broader water sector to present four strategic recommendations to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister for Infrastructure and Communities. The Government of [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:29+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

Getting to Net Zero Workshop

On March 22, 2016, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) and the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) jointly hosted a workshop in London, Ontario entitled “Getting to Net Zero”, bringing together water companies, researchers, regulators as well as various levels of government. The purpose of this one-day event was to facilitate a structured engagement between [...]

2017-10-03T13:54:30+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

Greyter-Fleming Partnership Takes Residential Greywater-Recycling System Into Home Stretch

After spending more than four-and-a-half years developing the key components of a new residential greywater-treatment system, Greyter Water Systems is in the home stretch of fine-tuning its technology. “The process and components have been completed, and now we turn to field testing and final modifications before the rigorous six-month certification process,” Mark Sales, co-founder and [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:29+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

A.U.G. Signals, U of T Researchers Partner to Trial New Drinking Water Monitoring Technology

Introducing new technologies to the inherently conservative drinking water industry can often be met with trepidation. That’s not the case, however, for operators at a water-treatment facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Staff in Smiths Falls are embracing a pilot project to test a new, continuous monitoring sensor ultimately aimed at helping control levels of drinking [...]

2017-05-15T14:49:59+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

Western University Experts are Improving Water Treatment, Protection and Management with help from SOWC

When it comes to problems related to wastewater treatment, water resource management and groundwater remediation, Western University’s researchers are leading the way in finding the answers. “We have more than 50 researchers involved in water research,” says Douglas Keddy, Western’s research communications manager. “By combining their strengths with cutting-edge research facilities, we are finding innovative [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

SOWC Paves the Way Towards the Commercialization of an Innovative Wastewater Treatment Technology

The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) is playing a critical role in pushing a Renfrew company’s latest innovation in wastewater treatment to market by removing the barriers that can arise in the final stages of development. For many water technology companies, setting up a real-world demonstration that proves the effectiveness of a product to potential [...]

2017-05-15T19:29:38+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

SOWC Equipment is Enabling U of T Researchers to Test New Water Technologies in the Field

A team of University of Toronto (U of T) researchers are using the cutting-edge equipment supported by the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) to propel innovative drinking water technologies into the hands of industry and government. Led by top water experts Bob Andrews, Ron Hofmann and Susan Andrews, the Drinking Water Research Group (DWRG) involves [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Features|0 Comments
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