Accelerate development of new technologies and applications for advanced water treatment
Global population growth, urbanization and changing climate patterns have increased the demand for potable water, wastewater reuse and value recovery from wastewater, and for remediation of industrial process water. Population growth also results in increased demand for the shipping of goods by ocean freight, with the associated risk of the transport of unwanted marine life from one location to another by the discharge of ballast water. Also, the increasing sophistication of food and drug production requires a corresponding development of fluid protection technologies to prevent contamination by undesirable microbes. Consequently, there is increased demand for improved technologies that can provide sustainable treatment of water and wastewaters, protection of the water supply, and development of new fluid treatment methods. Trojan Technologies executed an initial Mitacs cluster program entitled Steering the Innovation Process: Accelerating Ideas to Impact in Water Treatment, resulting in a comprehensive research program and innovation process to advance the science of reactor development and validation for innovative technologies in water and wastewater treatment. With these new technologies and advancement in the understanding of water treatment, it is now important to apply them to the core business areas... To be continued.