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Making Waves – 2017 in Review

SOWC is very pleased to present our 2017 Year End Report, Making Waves. The report profiles the 60 technology development projects that are being executed with support from our Advancing Water Technologies program. These collaborative projects are led by Ontario water technology companies in partnership with academic experts from across SOWC’s member post-secondary institutions. We also highlight our activities to promote “net zero energy” wastewater facilities to leverage the strengths of this sector and support implementation of innovative projects. We’re [...]

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

SanEcoTec: Challenging North America’s water treatment paradigm

SanEcoTec, an Ottawa-based company, has developed a water treatment system that it believes can meet the myriad challenges facing North America’s water industry, using a substance similar to one found in most medicine cabinets. With support from Southern Ontario Water Consortium’s Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program, which is funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), the company is moving toward commercializing the system — and perhaps a new paradigm for water treatment. SanEcoTec’s AVIVE™ process [...]

March 13th, 2018|Categories: Features|0 Comments

Solid solutions for Alberta’s tailings pond problems

Across the Athabasca oil sands, energy companies are wrestling with a sticky question: what to do with the tailings they produce. The byproduct of mining bitumen, tailings are a mixture of water, fine clay particles and other suspended solids that get pumped into large ponds where they are left to settle — a process that can take decades or longer. To speed up that process, the industry has tried many different approaches. For example, adding a flocculent encourages the clay [...]

February 21st, 2018|Categories: Features|0 Comments
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