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Genemis Builds on Testkit Success to Advance Smart Water Monitoring Technology

Traditional methods for testing microbial water contamination can be cumbersome, expensive, and do not report immediate feedback. The overall process of sending a sample to a microbiological lab, waiting for the results, flushing and disinfecting a water system if a high bacteria content is present, and then verifying that bacteria has been purged, can take days to weeks. For sensitive industries ranging from pharmaceutical and medical to food processing, the detection of bacteria can bring daily operations to a full [...]

May 29th, 2017|Categories: Features|0 Comments

GE and SOWC collaborate on engagement day to offer graduate students career insights into water technology sector

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) and GE Water & Process Technologies (GE), along with the City of Guelph and Lystek International Inc. (Lystek), hosted a “graduate student / industry engagement day” for graduate students and post-docs at the Guelph Wastewater Facility to meet with company representatives, share their research topics and gain some valuable career insights. A panel of experts, made up of sector leaders and technical experts listened and provided feedback as students [...]

April 20th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Waterloo Biofilter Systems Inc. is looking to fertilizer to help grow its innovative residential wastewater-treatment operations

As part of a multi-pronged project with University of Guelph (UofG) researchers, the Canadian company is planning to improve its onsite sewage treatment solution, studying the use of a unique filter material added to its electrochemical phosphorus-removal system as a possible soil nutrient. “We’re using a glassy silicate material, similar in appearance to fibreglass, to capture iron and phosphorus in our phosphorus-removal system, and are looking at reusing it as a fertilizing soil amendment,” says Craig Jowett, founder of Waterloo [...]

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