Research Projects

The research  conducted by the  Group focus on a wide range of topics of interest to our municipal and industrial partners.  Although varied, all research is  aimed at improving the design, the equipment, and to operational components of filtration systems.  Listed below are some of our current and past projects and agencies funding the research.



  • Long-term Monitoring of Membrane Performance (NSERC and 12 Canadian communities with membrane systems)
  • High Quality Potable Water for Small/Remote Communities in India and Canada – Passive Membrane Filtration Systems (IC IMPACTS Network of Centres of Excellence)
  • Res’Eau II Safe Drinking Water for Small Communities – Ion Exchange Resin Filters (NSERC Strategic Network)
  • Development of New Aerator Design to Maximize Shear in Membranes – Optimization of Sparger Design (NSERC and GE Water and Process Technologies)
  • Treatment of Impaired Drinking Water Sources – Membrane Treatment of Algae Impacted Waters (NSERC)
  • Optimizing Shear Forces in Membrane Systems for Fouling Control (NSERC and GE Water and Process Technologies)
  • Development of Oxidative Membrane Materials (Canadian Water Network)
  • Advancement of Membrane Processes for Canadian Communities (Canadian Water Network)
  • Anaerobic Membrane Processes for Energy Recovery from Wastewater (NSERC)
  • Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors for Domestic Wastewater Treatment (WERF)



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