• The Lambton Water Centre was established in 2013 and is based on a five year College and Community Innovation Program – Innovation Enhancement Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The Water Centre received this grant to respond to the growing provincial and federal interest in the improvement, development and commercialization of water and wastewater treatment technologies, and systems for both municipal and industrial applications.

    The overall goals of the facility include:

    • Design and implementation of automation, instrumentation, optimization and modeling of new water technology systems to improve performance and efficiency
    • Development of optimal plant design and predicative maintenance/operation scheduling
    • Development of Remote Facility Management systems for water and wastewater plants
    • Economic solutions to municipalities and industry for the optimization and/or expansion of existing wastewater plants

    Research Areas of Focus

    • Sensor design and implementation
    • Remote Facility Management
    • Bioremediation, activated sludge and micro-organism development, research and application
    • Wastewater sludge management, impact and mitigation
    • Process logic control and optimization
    • Optimal plant design and operational management
    • Wastewater operation cost and energy savings
    • Plant design footprint reduction
    • Wastewater plant computational hardware and software framework