Wastewater

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

Plant Profile: Two For One

Water & Wastes Digest: October 2015 By Mary Beth Nevulis Canadian plant combines treatment & research in one facility Treatment plants by nature are service facilities, built to turn waste into something that can be safely returned to the natural environment or reused. The Greenway plant in London, Ontario, Canada, is that and more—in addition [...]

2015-12-10T15:24:41+00:00 October 20th, 2015|News|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

London Pollution Plant’s Research Centre Expected to Draw Industries from Around the World

This article was originally published in the London Free Press by Norman DeBono. A tour of an $8-million water research centre at London's Greenway pollution control plant Friday was rife with bad puns. The fragrance in the air was called "the smell of opportunity." It may be no joke. The centre has drawn attention from [...]

2016-02-09T19:29:41+00:00 May 25th, 2015|News|0 Comments

SOWC Welcomes Fleming College as New Post-secondary Partner in Consortium

Following unanimous approval by its Advisory Board, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium is proud to announce the addition of Fleming College as a new post-secondary partner. It is the first post-secondary institution to be introduced as a new member since SOWC's establishment in 2011, increasing the Consortium's membership to nine partners. "Now that we've completed [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

An Ontario Consortium Will Help Test and Prove New Treatment Technologies

This article was originally published in Treatment Plant Operator by Ted J. Rulseh. Manufacturers constantly develop new and improved wastewater treatment technologies. A key question is how and where to test and prove them before going to market. Traditionally, the process includes bench scale and pilot testing, the latter phase often requiring cooperation from a [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 February 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

SOWC Facilities Draw Attention From U.S. Delegation

SOWC's cutting-edge research, development, testing and demonstration facilities are attracting attention from those interested in water technology south of the border. Delegates of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Centre (MassCEC), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the New England Water Innovation Network, recently [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

Transforming London into a Wastewater Centre of Excellence

This article was originally published in Daily Commercial News by Peter Kenter Sewage is generally thought of as a liability. However a unique program uniting the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC), the City of London and Western University intends to transform waste streams into a valuable commodity with the establishment of an $8-million wastewater centre [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:33+00:00 June 27th, 2014|News|0 Comments

SOWC Hosts Guelph Wastewater Facility Tours

New water research equipment is available for users to access within the facility On June 19, SOWC and the University of Guelph began hosting tours of the SOWC Guelph Wastewater Facility. Throughout the morning, several companies and organizations viewed the newly-commissioned facility to learn about its unique capacity for bench and pilot-scale development [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:33+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Features|0 Comments
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