CREDEAU, founded in 2003, is a research, development and validation center for water treatment technologies and processes. The research center evolves from the working consortia of four Montreal universities: Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal, École de Technologie Supérieure and McGill University.
The technological platform offered by CREDEAU is unique in Canada. The facility provides cutting-edge equipment to researchers to test and validate most water treatment technologies at all three scales of demonstration: bench-scale jar testing, laboratory scale pilot testing, and finally full-scale, on site, prototype testing.
In order to reach these objectives, CREDEAU is sponsored by a $17.3M grant by the Canadian Fund for Innovation (CFI), for the construction of new research laboratories, the acquisition of state-of-the art analytical equipment and purchase of various new water treatment technologies.
Research themes of CREDEAU embrace the whole water cycle: drinking water, wastewater, industrial wastewater, stormwater and sewer overflows, sludge management, and odor treatments.