EKS: Putting the squeeze on water pollution

Across the Alberta oil sands, more than 250 square kilometres of tailings ponds hold a hazardous slurry of water, residual bitumen and fine clay particles — the byproduct created from the bitumen extraction process. Before those ponds can be reclaimed as forests or wetlands, the solids content must be boosted to at least 60 per cent. The question is how? ElectroKinetic Solutions (EKS) offers an answer. In Vegreville, Alberta, 100 kilometres east of Edmonton, they’re conducting a field trial of [...]

April 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

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 Doran, that makes it a great alternative to chlorine when designed properly. “It’s one of the strongest treatment tools in the toolbox,” he explains. “It’s [...]

March 30th, 2020|Categories: 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 by 2022, specifically focusing on opportunities for co-digestion at these facilities. More than 60 participants representing various stakeholder groups gathered at the Toronto Reference Library [...]

March 10th, 2020|Categories: News|
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