Research Grants

& Awards

History of Funding

2018

  • Optimization of an On-Site Aerobic Digester for the Treatment of Commercial Organic Food Waste (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Development of an Advanced Electrolysis Oxidation Technology to Remove Phenols from Landfill Leachate (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Optimization of an On-Site Residential Wastewater Treatment System Utilizing Fixed-Film Processing (NSERC Engage Plus: $12,490)
  • Investigation and Optimization of an Innovative Ozone System for Municipal Wastewater Treatment (OCE VIP1: $19,996)
  • Rapid industrial composting of compostable foodware: assessment and optimization of the Rocket Composter (OCE VIP1: $20,000)

2017

  • Development of an advanced greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement tool for municipal infrastructure (NSERC Engage: $22,053).
  • Development of a cloud-based system for remote access to pipeline condition assessment data (NSERC Engage: $22,023).
  • Advanced Technologies for Asset Management (OCE CARDF: $500,000).
  • Development of a machine based acoustic device for municipal pipeline condition assessments (SOWC AWT: $100,000).
  • Development and optimization of an innovative ozone saturation system (SOWC AWT: $100,000
  • Development and Validation of an Advanced Wastewater Treatment System for On-Site residential Septic Treatment (SOWC AWT: $100,000)
  • Assessment and Optimization of an Innovative Adsorption Product to Treat Contaminated Waters and Wastewaters (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Development and full-scale validation of a commercial greywater reuse technology (SOWC AWT: $200,000)
  • Development and validation of a complete greywater treatment system for multi-residential and commercial applications (SOWC AWT: $100,000)
  • Development, optimization and validation of an innovative integrated anaerobic thermophilic digester for the treatment of organic waste and sludge (SOWC AWT: $400,000)
  • Development of third generation UV water purification system sensors and dosage equations for enhanced difficult water treatment (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Evaluation and assessment of an innovative integrated technology for the processing of municipal wastewater biosolids into a Class A fertilizer (SOWC AWT: $100,000)
  • Evaluation of an innovative integrated technology for the processing of municipal wastewater biosolids (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Development of a real time water quality testing handheld device for pathogen detection in drinking water applications (SOWC AWT: $88,000)
  • Integrated Microfluidics and High-Frequency Microwave Sensing Real-time Pathogen Detection Device Project for Dairy Wastewater Applications (SOWC AWT: $100,000)
  • Control of Undesirable Iron Bacteria in Certain Groundwater Wells at the Golden Giant Interlake Tailings Facility (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Optimization of an On-Site Residential Wastewater Treatment System Utilizing Fixed-Film Processing (NSERC Engage: $25,000)

2016

  • Environmental Control Chamber for Enhanced Capacity in Water and Wastewater Technology Applied Research (NSERC ARTI: $150,000)
  • Evaluation of an Innovative Phosphorus Adsorption Reactor for Agricultural Applications (NSERC ARD: $75,000)
  • Pilot Study to Investigate the Application of the TILT-MBBR-Ultrafiltration, an Innovative Technology for the Treatment of Municipal Wastewaters (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Optimization of an On-site Advanced Wastewater Treatment System to Reduce Nitrogen and Organic Pollutants (NSERC Engage Plus: $12,500)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of an Innovative Adsorption Product for Environmental Remediation (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Investigation and Assessment of an Innovative Antimicrobial Product as a Viable Disinfectant for the Treatment of Water/Wastewater (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Characterization of Abattoir Wastewater Streams and Evaluation of their Wastewater Treatment Systems (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Investigation and Evaluation of a Best Available Technology for the Treatment of Cosmetic Wastewater (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Assessing Constructed Wetlands for the Treatment of Wastewater in CFS Alert (DND: $71,000)
  • Design and Validation of Third Generation UV Water Purification Systems for Enhanced Treatment of Drinking Water, Reuse and Wastewater (SOWC AWT: $450,000)

2015

  • Optimization of an On-site Advanced Wastewater Treatment System to Reduce Nitrogen and Organic Pollutants (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Assessing Constructed Wetlands for the Treatment of Wastewater in CFS Alert (DND: $61,000)
  • Optimization of an Innovative Environmental Remediation Product to Remove Oil From Polluted Waters and Surfaces (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Evaluation of an Environmental Remediation Technology to Reduce Pathogens in a Natural Water Body Using Aerobic Processes (NSERC Engage: $25,000)
  • Design of an Automated Dissolved Air Floatation System for Onsite Greywater Recycling Systems for Commercial Application (NSERC ARD: $25,000)
  • Development of Industry-Specific Real Time UVA Spectrum Analyzers as an Innovative Alternative to Monitoring Regulated Wastewater Parameters (NSERC ARD: $25,000)
  • Improvement and Re-design of an Innovative On-Site Wastewater Treatment System (NSERC ARD: $25,000)
  • Validation of an Innovative Wastewater Treatment Technology to Remove Nitrogen at Varying and Cold Temperatures (NSERC ARD: $25,000)
  • Advanced Analytical Equipment for Enhanced Capacity in Water and Wastewater Technology Applied Research (NSERC ARTI: $150,000)

2014

  • Technology Access Centre 2014-2019 (NSERC: $1,750,000)
  • Assessing Constructed Wetlands for the Treatment of Wastewater in CFS Alert (DND: $61,000)
  • Phosphorus Removal Enhancement Project (EC: $41,972)
  • Interdisciplinary Applied Research Project on Euglena Utilized for Clean Up of Contaminated Waters and Research on Potential Industry Utilization 2014-2016 (NSERC CUI2I: $750,000)

2013

  • Advanced Equipment (NSERC ARTI: $150,000)
  • Lake Simcoe Muskellunge Restoration Project, Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund (MOE: $22,258)
  • Open Water 2013-2014 (NSERC ARD: $23,480)
  • Operational Funding, Indirect Cost Program (NSERC: $12,522)
  • Remote Mapping of Sludge Lagoons, Last Mile Fund (CONII: $24,944)

2012

  • Advancement and Development of Innovative Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies 2012-2015 (NSERC CCI: $2,300,000)
  • Treatment Technologies for the Greenhouse Industry, Optimization of Water 2012-2015 (NSERC CUI2I: $602,610)
  • Applied Technologies for Removal of Trace Elements (CFI: $800,000)
  • Floating Wetlands Improve Stormwater Effluent at Sensitive Receptor Outfalls (MOE Showcasing Water Innovation $142,000 in partnership with City of Kawartha Lakes, Queen’s University and C&M Aquatics Management Group)
  • Optimization of Innovative Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies (Fed Dev- ARCI: $350,00)
  • Innovative Approaches to Water Treatment for Land Based Fish Farms for Recirculation and Discharge (OMAFRA: $200,000 )
  • Development of a Waterproof Storage Tank Service Access for the Indoor Rainwater Harvesting System (CONII: $10,000)
  • Remote Mapping of Sludge Lagoons (CONII: $29,000)

2011

  • The Development and Testing of a Phosphorus Sorbent Technology to Form a Component of a New, Advanced On-Site Domestic Wastewater Treatment Process (NSERC: $25,000)
  • Flocculant Reagent Development for Treatment of Refinery Waste Waters (NSERC: $25,000)
  • Application of Constructed Wetland Technology for the Hai He River Watershed in Northern China Going Global Innovation Program (DFAIT: $5,000) R&D mission to China
  • Advanced Analytical Water Testing Equipment: Applied Research Tools and Instruments Grant (NSERC: $150,000)
  • Funding for Industry Innovation Office (OMRI -CONII: $100,000)
  • Co-hosted OCWA Technology Showcase Ontario Regional Opportunities Fund Award (NSERC: $2,500)
  • Industry Exchange Day – Ontario Regional Opportunities Fund Award (NSERC: $2,600)

2010

  • Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative – 4 subprojects over 2 years (FedDev Ontario: $161,838)
  • Going Global Innovation Program. (DFAIT: $12,000) R&D mission to China
  • Complementary Funding for IPY project – Nasivvik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments (Nasivvik: $15,000)
  • Funding for Industry Innovation Office (OMRI -CONII: $120,000)
  • Supplementary Funding Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment in Canada’s Arctic (International Polar Year funding: $40,000)
  • Evaluation of Floating Vegetated Islands within Stormwater Ponds for Reduction of Pathogens and other Drinking Water Threats (MOE: $149,000)
  • Advancement and Development of Innovative Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies – 15 subprojects over 5 years; College Community Innovation Program, (NSERC: $2.3 million cash, $2.3 million in-kind, 15 private sector partners)

2009

  • Assessing Treatment Technologies for Arsenic Removal (University of Guelph subgrant $13,000)
  • Funding for Industry Innovation Office (OMRI -CONII: $120,000)
  • Source Water Protection in First Nations Communities (RBC Blue Water Foundation: $500k; co-investigator)
  • Assessing Treatment Wetlands in NWT, NT, Northern Quebec, and Labrador (EC: $240,000)
  • Evaluation of Biofilm Growth and Assessment of Pathogen Infiltration Pathways in Large Diameter Test Holes (OMOE: $90,000; co-investigator)
  • Removing Phosphorus Using Engineered Wetlands and Slag (Lake Simcoe Clean Up Fund: $190k; co-investigator)
  • Using Carbon-Enhanced Bioreactors for Treating Wood Waste Effluent (OCE:  $14,000)
  • Understanding Environmental Health Risk, Perception, Contaminants and Exposure in Ontario First Nation Communities (MBQ: $7,500)
  • Complementary Funding for IPY project – Nasivvik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments (Nasivvik: $15,000)
  • Eastern Ontario Development Grant for Technician Position (CFDC: $40,000)

2008

  • Assessing the Efficacy of Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetland Cells for the Treatment of Land-based Fish Farm Discharge (OMAFRA: $84,000)

2007

  • Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment in Canada’s Arctic (International Polar Year funding: $700,000)
  • Constructed Wetlands for Aquaculture Wastewater Treatment: Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (DFO funding: $70,000)
  • Well Design Improvement Study (OMOE – Best in Science: $100,000)
  • Treatment Wetlands for Urban Residential Applications – The Toronto Archetype Sustainable House Project (Toronto Region Conservation Authority: $9,000)
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems for Treatment Wetlands (Ontario Centres of Excellence and Fleming College: $5,000)

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