Carleton’s Environmental Engineering Laboratory is utilized to evaluate innovative technologies for water and wastewater treatment and to study the fate and transport of compounds in the environment.

Safe and efficient drinking water and wastewater treatment are among the most pressing issues for cities and towns across Canada. Our researchers, collaborating with municipalities and consulting companies, are improving the performance of treatment processes and developing new treatment technologies for water and wastewater by examining:

  • the fate and persistence of pathogens and chemicals during treatment processes;
  • fouling rates of bioreactor membrane systems;
  • removal of endocrine disrupters, pharmaceuticals and recalcitrant compounds;
  • ultraviolet disinfection and advanced oxidation processes; and
  • treatment and disposal of biosolids.