The Guelph Wastewater Facility (GWF) is a bench and pilot-scale facility constructed adjacent to the City of Guelph’s municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The GWF offers unique testing capacity for treatment technologies, by providing direct access to municipal wastewater at flow rates up to 300 m3/day. The GWF has five testing stations available, where SOWC users have access to various process streams, including raw wastewater, primary effluent, secondary effluent, tertiary effluent, raw sludge and waste activated sludge. The facility, which has a building footprint of 350 m2, also includes lab and sample preparation areas, an ecotoxicology bioassay lab and a complementary, state-of-the-art analytical lab, located in the newly renovated Thornbrough Building at the University of Guelph.
Analytical equipment associated with the Guelph Wastewater Facility include – GC/MS, TOC, Respirometer, Real-Time PCR, Refrigerated Centrifuge, Incubator shaker, Autoclave, and a Digital Imaging Fluorescence Microscope.