The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) has featured one of the CAWT’s projects funded under the SOWC’s Advancing Water Technologies projects program on its website. The article, titled UV Pure’s Crossfire Technology® and the road to validation describes the importance of the two-year applied research project to the company.
From the article:
A “made-in Canada” validation process
UV Pure’s engineering team is developing new product lines which will accommodate different flow capacities. In collaboration with researchers at Fleming College’s Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT), they will create, test and validate the product prototypes and the unique predictive algorithms and dosage equations that ensure correct disinfection rates.
UV Pure is also working with researchers at Queen’s University to explore ways to enhance the self-cleaning wiper mechanism in the new Crossfire products.
Lastly, the CAWT is providing third-party validation of the new products, working with Carollo Engineers Inc., an environmental engineering firm that specializes in water and wastewater facilities. The systems will be validated for potable water, wastewater, reuse, and rainwater treatment to acceptable global EPA and NWRI standards.
The CAWT’s extensive testing facilities allow the systems to be validated under full-scale, real-world conditions. And when it’s complete, the project will be the first “made in Canada” validation process leading to EPA and NWRI validations.
“Traditionally, validating an environmental technology to EPA standards is done in the US,” says Brent Wootton, Associate Vice-President at Fleming College and the UV Pure project’s lead researcher. “This project validates a Canadian environmental technology in Canada – something we’re proud of and that we hope we can continue to offer to other Canadian companies.”
The entire article can be found on the SOWC website.