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In the ’zone: Aclarus Ozone offers powerful water and wastewater treatment technology

For more than a century, ozone has been recognized as a powerful water and wastewater disinfectant. It destroys bacteria, viruses and hard-to-treat cysts. It oxidizes iron, manganese and sulphur and tackles aesthetic issues like colours, tastes and smells. It can even treat emerging contaminants such as drugs and pesticides. According to Aclarus Ozone co-founder Adam [...]

2020-03-30T19:13:38+00:00March 30th, 2020|News|

Getting to Net Zero Energy

On Monday, February 10, 2020, the Ontario Water Consortium (OWC) hosted the third Getting to Net Zero Energy Wastewater event in partnership with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA). The purpose of this event was to build upon previous conversations and continue the momentum toward getting five municipal wastewater treatment facilities to net zero energy [...]

2020-03-10T19:39:19+00:00March 10th, 2020|News|

Digital Water Solutions: Pipes, pressure and partnerships

According to a 2016/17 report by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, leaks cost the province’s municipalities up to 40 per cent of their drinking water. As a result, Ontario taxpayers are spending millions of dollars each year to treat and pump water that never reaches the tap. Technology from Digital Water Solutions (DWS) is changing [...]

2020-01-28T18:58:30+00:00January 28th, 2020|News|

Updates to our Advisory Board and Biosolids Working Group Membership

As we position Ontario Water Consortium (OWC) for the future, we have recently added new members to our Advisory Board. We would also like to acknowledge an update with regards to our Biosolids Working Group. Advisory Board Upon completing the first phase of Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) and commissioning all infrastructure in 2014, a [...]

2020-01-06T16:28:57+00:00January 2nd, 2020|News|

London, Ontario teams up with water tech companies to accelerate innovation

In 2014, the City of London cut the ribbon of a new research and development facility at their Greenway wastewater treatment plant. The City — in collaboration with the Ontario Water Consortium (OWC) and Western University — transformed an unused building into a site where water technology companies can test new systems in a real-world [...]

2019-12-03T18:35:34+00:00December 3rd, 2019|News|

Breaking down petroleum pollution

How Ontario’s researchers are transforming the water sector Taking promising research from the lab bench to the marketplace isn’t a simple journey. But with a little help, investigators at Ontario universities are commercializing their discoveries. And the technologies they’ve developed — from high-tech sensors to artificial intelligence and nano-catalysts — promise to change water monitoring, [...]

2019-11-20T14:37:16+00:00November 19th, 2019|News|

Applying artificial intelligence to the water sector

How Ontario’s researchers are transforming the water sector Taking promising research from the lab bench to the marketplace isn’t a simple journey. But with a little help, investigators at Ontario universities are commercializing their discoveries. And the technologies they’ve developed — from high-tech sensors to artificial intelligence and nano-catalysts — promise to change water monitoring, [...]

2019-11-05T16:40:11+00:00November 5th, 2019|News|

Redefining detection limits

How Ontario’s researchers are transforming the water sector Taking promising research from the lab bench to the marketplace isn’t a simple journey. But with a little help, investigators at Ontario universities are commercializing their discoveries. And the technologies they’ve developed — from high-tech sensors to artificial intelligence and nano-catalysts — promise to change water monitoring, [...]

2019-10-29T18:27:11+00:00October 29th, 2019|News|

Zeroing in on E. coli contamination

How Ontario’s researchers are transforming the water sector Taking promising research from the lab bench to the marketplace isn’t a simple journey. But with a little help, investigators at Ontario universities are commercializing their discoveries. And the technologies they’ve developed — from high-tech sensors to artificial intelligence and nano-catalysts — promise to change water monitoring, [...]

2019-10-23T19:32:07+00:00October 23rd, 2019|News|

New Health Canada guidance on NOM creating a market for Ontario innovation

MANTECH CEO Robert Menegotto got a lot of puzzled looks when he first started marketing his company’s chemical oxygen demand (COD) analyzer to drinking water plants. “You need to go talk to the wastewater folks,” they told him. “We just don’t do COD in drinking water.” For years, wastewater plant operators have used COD — [...]

2019-08-21T13:31:57+00:00July 30th, 2019|News|
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