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Powering climate-friendly wastewater treatment in Ontario

McMaster Civil Engineering Professor Younggy Kim has partnered with SUEZ – Water Technologies & Solutions (SUEZ recently acquired GE’s Water & Process Technologies) and fellow researcher Sheng Chang of the University of Guelph to work towards the goal of “energy-neutral” water treatment.

With funding from the Southern Ontario Water Consortium’s Advancing Water Technologies Program,  Kim and Chang are testing GE technology that will allow the province’s wastewater treatment plants to reduce their electricity requirements, while increasing the output of clean water, renewable energy in the form of biogas, and pathogen-free fertilizer.

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