Real municipal wastewater flows
SOWC Supported Facilities
SOWC provides access to municipal wastewater flow at facilities in Guelph and London. These are designed to allow clients to install, test, demonstrate and validate new technology from small- to full-scale flows.
The Guelph Wastewater Facility is led by the University of Guelph and located adjacent to the City of Guelph’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The London Wastewater Facility is led by Western University and the City of London, and located at London’s Greenway Pollution Control Plant. At each facility, technical staff and research knowledge is available to support users. The Guelph Facility also has affiliated biological and chemical laboratory space as well as on-site analytical equipment and Ecotoxicology Bioassay facilities.
Other Partner Institution Facilities
Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment
Fleming College’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) provides applied research and development services to water and wastewater technology companies of all sizes and stages of commercialization, and 3rd party services for ETV and NSF. Our facilities include bench and pilot testing, environmental and anaerobic chambers, and outdoor constructed wetlands and ponds. Our analytical laboratory offers a full suite of standard parameters (BOD, COD, solids, nutrients, TOC, etc.), microbiology (coliforms, E.coli), and metals, with capability to develop customized analytical methods.