University of Guelph

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 [...]

2017-04-20T12:53:10+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Features|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 [...]

2017-03-27T17:41:13+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Features|0 Comments

$1.5-Million ‘Energy Neutral’ Wastewater Treatment Project announced

On January 27, 2017, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) was proud to host an announcement of the first large project to receive funding under its Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program. GE Water & Process Technologies (GE) will work with the University of Guelph (U of G) along with McMaster University, to test new ways [...]

2017-05-15T15:20:25+00:00 January 31st, 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

SOWC’s Advancing Water Technologies Program supported by new funding from Government of Canada

On January 14, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an investment of up to $12 million in the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) by the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). The Prime Minister was accompanied by Minister Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

Un nouveau financement du gouvernement du Canada soutient le programme de technologies évoluées de l’eau du CESO

Le 14 janvier 2016, le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a annoncé que le gouvernement du Canada investirait jusqu’à 12 millions $ dans le Consortium pour l’eau du sud de l’Ontario (CESO), par l’intermédiaire de l’Agence fédérale de développement économique pour le Sud de l’Ontario (FedDev Ontario). Le premier ministre était accompagné par Navdeep Bains, Ministre [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

SOWC taps into University of Guelph’s vast expertise in water

This is the first in a series of profiles of the post-secondary institutions that are members of the Southern Ontario Water Consortium. From engineers to biologists to social scientists, the University of Guelph (U of G) brings a whole spectrum of expertise in water research to its partnership with the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC). [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Features|0 Comments

Raising the Bar

State-of-the-art wastewater facilities help set a new standard for research and innovation. Water Canada: July 6, 2015 By Evelyn Allen & Deirdre Healey One of the most significant barriers to the advancement of wastewater technologies has been accessing municipal wastewater treatment plants in order to test innovations in real-life scenarios. “Ten years ago, there wasn’t [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

SOWC and University of Guelph Celebrate Progress at Wastewater Event

On June 24th, the SOWC and the University of Guelph hosted a networking and information-sharing event to celebrate a milestone in developing the SOWC wastewater platform. Largely based around engaging local partners and the private sector, over 125 participants from the academic, public and industry sectors attended to learn about SOWC and how the overall [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:35+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Events|0 Comments

Guelph Wastewater Facility to Attract Local and International Companies

SOWC and the University of Guelph, in collaboration with the City of Guelph, have broken ground on a project to construct a research, development and demonstration facility for wastewater technologies and services. Located at the Guelph Wastewater Facility, the SOWC facility will help to grow new innovations and the local economy. The Ontario Ministry of [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00 April 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments