Industrial Chair on Drinking Water


Adèle El-Murr

Technicienne en administration
Local : B-424.5
Ligne directe
(514) 340-4112

Ligne générale (POLY)
(514) 340-4711

Research Program

Research Program

The research program has three main focus areas:

  • Risk analysis at drinking water intakes (20%)
  • Development and integration of innovative processes in drinking water (45%)
  • Quality of drinking water in distribution systems (35%)

The capabilities available at Polytechnique Montreal for implementation research projects include:

  • Analytical chemistry and microbiology laboratories: These labs were set up in 1992 and have been upgraded for drinking water research activities.
  • Containment Level 2 Microbiology Research Laboratory: This lab, funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), allows the team to carry out research on pathogenic organisms (e.g., Legionella, parasites).
  • CREDEAU‘s new facility. This drinking water research facility, created following grants of $6.2 million in 2004 and 2012, includes state-of-the-art analytical equipment for measurement of micropollutants as well as pilot units for experiments at two scales: mobile laboratory and industrial pilot unit (housed in two 16 m semi-trailers).

Visit the CREDEAU website to explore the facility.

Research activities