2016 - NSERC Engage Grants Program- Production of Drinking Water from the Effluents of a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant
This project advanced the development of a full-cycle water remediation process, transforming wastewaters into fresh water. Wastewater reclamation and reuse, materialized by further treatment of effluents emerging from wastewater treatment plants, provides a significant source of fresh water for a variety of end-use. Such uses include irrigation, industrial processes, aquifer recharge, or drinking water.
2014-2015 - Concordia Accelerator Program, A Physical and Numerical Modeling Research for Designing New Coupled Ozonation and UV-Photolytic System to Remove Emerging Water Contaminants
This project responded to the current demands of the drinking water treatment industry for the development of innovative technologies to effectively remove emerging pollutants from surface waters according to stringent environmental regulations.
2013 - NSERC Engage Grants Program- Removal of Emerging Pollutants from Drinking Water by the Combined Photolytic Ozonation and Ultrafiltration Processes
This pilot-scale project investigated the expansion in the capacity of the Dagua drinking water treatment technology that uses a combination of ozonation and membrane ultrafiltration processes, enabling it to remove a wide range of emerging pollutants including pharmaceutical compounds, hormones and antibiotics that are commonly found in surface waters and resist degradation by the conventional biological and physical-chemical processes.
2011 - NSERC Engage Grants Program- CFD analysis of Liquid Flow Pattern and Floc Particulates in a New Multi-Environment Wastewater Treatment System
This project demonstrated the application of a newly developed numerical technique based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to investigate the hydrodynamic properties of the BioCAST multi-environment wastewater treatment bioreactor, including liquid flow pattern, liquid circulation velocity and particulate trajectory in response to variations in the geometry and operating conditions of the bioreactor.