At Polytechnique Montréal, the CFI-MELS grant has facilitated the construction of laboratories, test wells, a Level 2 lab for work on pathogenic organisms, fixed bench and pilot installations, and temperature controlled rooms (area of 800 m2). These spaces are dedicated to drinking water and wastewater treatment projects, and complement existing facilities.
The facilities available at the École de Technologie Supérieure, for a total area of approximately 800 m2, include a pilot facility for large-scale studies, an instrumentation laboratory and a wet laboratory for analysis, a microbiology laboratory, physics and weighing, a controlled environmental chamber to simulate seasonal conditions, and a room dedicated to research in biotechnology and nanotechnology.
A Product and Process Design Laboratory was constructed at the André-Aisenstadt Building of Université de Montréal in 2014. The lab is equipped with BALAS Process Simulation Software which allows obtaining off-site operation data in real time as well as data modelling for technology development.
A Phytotechnology laboratory was also built at the Montreal Botanical Garden, managed by the Université de Montréal’s research team in 2016. The lab is equipped with a phytozome including an aeroponic culture system and a sample preparation and preservation system. Using plants, experiments can be conducted in controlled growth conditions to develop wastewater and sludge treatment processes.
For an overview of the facilities :