The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) has released its Impact Report, highlighting the successful Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program. The Report is impressive, outlining the innovative achievements of the Consortium and its industry partners.
AWT funding also helped several companies advance solutions for treating biosolids from municipal wastewater plants. For example, Walker Environmental worked with Fleming College’s CAWT to integrate CleanB technology into their current treatment system.
CleanB uses sulphuric acid and sodium chlorite to reduce odours and destroy harmful pathogens in biosolids.
Walker’s N-VIRO system then uses an advanced alkaline stabilization process to treat those biosolids further, converting municipal waste into class A fertilizer that meets CFIA standards for registration. AWT-funded trials at Carleton Place Water Pollution Control Plant ensured the pre-treatment met provincial and federal regulations.
The CAWT completed 12 AWT projects (Fleming College’s CSM completed one project as well), each of which is described in the Report. Our projects were all successful and we thank our excellent staff and industry partners for their hard work, ingenuity, and drive to achieve.
As a result of its AWT project [with the CAWT], SusGlobal was able to raise its technology’s TRL to 8 and attract new investment. It has been able to demonstrate a more effective
configuration of anaerobic digesters when compared against the conventional paradigm, allowing it to capture the attention of new markets.
Congratulations to the SOWC and to all of its partners. You can download the Impact Report from the SOWC website.