Recent Research Projects

Bactericidal components and mechanisms of an advanced oxidation system for water purification

2018/19 • $80,000
Biolargo Water Inc. of Edmonton has provided proof of concept that its patented Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) eliminates bacteria in water. The system thus has the potential to provide an economically advantageous alternative to water disinfection, and for removal of organic compounds in...

Development and optimization of Biolargo's electrochemical advanced oxidation system for the treatment of municipal wastewater loaded with refractory pharmaceutical compounds

2018/19 • $75,000
This research project involving Center of Water Technology (CTE) and BioLargo Water Inc is based on a*college-industry collaboration. The occurrence and persistence of pharmaceutical products (PPs) in the aquatic*ecosystems lead to a negative effect on human life and cause troubles on aquatic...

Environmental safety of an advanced oxidation water treatment system

2018/19 • $25,000
The Advanced Oxidation System (AOS), developed by BioLargo Water Inc., is a water treatment technology*for disinfection and decontamination. The AOS can effectively remove bacterial and organic contaminants*from water through the electrochemical manipulation of potassium iodide salt,...

Optimization of spacer materials for an Advanced Oxidation System

2018/19 • $25,000
Water treatment technologies are developed to treat pollutants from processed waters to meet discharge*regulations or reuse requirements for wastewater streams. Electrochemical technologies are among the most*cost-effective techniques in oxidizing organic pollutants in water. BioLargo Water's...

Characterizing disinfection by-product formation by a new advanced oxidation system for water purification

2018/19 • $25,000
Biolargo has been developing a novel electrochemical technology for water disinfection, termed advanced*oxidation system (AOS). The packing material of the AOS is the result of continuous development of the*graphene-based electrodes over the last four years. Disinfection processes are used to...

Assessing the potential genotoxic effect of municipal wastewater effluent treated by Advanced Oxidation System (AOS)

2018/19 • $12,500
The Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) developed by BioLargo Water Inc. is a promising water treatment*technology for disinfection and removal of complex organics from municipal effluents. The system utilizes the*electrochemical manipulation of potassium iodide salt, electrolysis, and expanded...

Evaluation of an AOS reactor treatment train for stormwater effluents

2018/19 • $12,441
Municipal, commercial, industrial, and agricultural processes create large volumes of wastewaters*contaminated by bacteria, viruses, and organic/inorganic compounds. Of current interest for Canadian*municipalities is the need for treatment of municipal stormwater which is a type of wastewater...

Bio-inspired wastewater treatment using agricultural wastes

2017/18 • $25,000
Oily wastewater is an inevitable byproduct of many industries worldwide including petroleum refining, metalfinishing, food processing, edible oil production, paint manufacturing, and wood preservation industries. Asone of the largest global exporters of food and wood products with the second...

Electrochemical water treatment using expanded graphite

2017/18 • $12,500
This project will support the development of a novel water treatment technology for agricultural and industrialwater treatment. The technology can effectively and safely disinfect water using a simple flow-throughoperation. In addition organic contaminants can be removed and destroyed by...

Electrochemical disinfection of water: Assessment of the antimicrobial mode of action

2016/17 • $25,000
Biolargo Water Inc. of Edmonton has provided proof of concept that its patented Advanced Oxidation System(AOS) eliminates bacteria in water. The system thus has the potential to provide an economically advantageousalternative to water disinfection, and for removal of organic compounds in water....

Electrochemical water treatment using expanded graphite

2016/17 • $25,000
This project will support the development of a novel water treatment technology for agricultural and industrial water treatment. The technology can effectively and safely disinfect water using a simple flow-through operation. In addition organic contaminants can be removed and destroyed by...

Evaluation and optimization of oxidants kinetics generated in BioLargo's electrochemical reactor

2016/17 • $25,000
BioLargo is developing a novel electrochemical technology for water treatment termed the AdvancedOxidation System (AOS). The treatment process using AOS has been successfully demonstrated fordisinfection at bench scale. In addition to disinfection, the AOS process can also be used for oxidation...

Microstructural characterization of an advanced oxidation system (AOS) for water treatment

2016/17 • $25,000
Wastewaters generated through industrial and agricultural processes contain a variety of contaminants, such asbacteria, viruses, and organic/inorganic compounds, and need to be treated. BioLargo Water has developed anovel electrochemical technology for water treatment, known as the Advanced...

Characterization of the production and depletion of iodinated and oxidative species in the AOS reactor

2016/17 • $20,950
Commercial, industrial and agricultural processes create large volumes of wastewaters containing contaminantsincluding bacteria, viruses, and organic/inorganic compounds. These wastewaters can be treated using a varietyof technologies including biological aerobic and anaerobic treatment,...

Effects of iodine in water on intestinal microbial communities of chickens and other livestock animals

2016/17 • $12,500
Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the incidence of antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens. Thisproblem is attributed in part to widespread prophylactic antibiotic treatment in livestock animals since the1950s. Because of this, significant effort has been dedicated to developing...

Contaminant removal capacity of an Advanced Oxidation System

2015/16 • $25,000
A new proprietary advanced oxidation system (AOS) reactor has the capacity to rapidly disinfect water. The AOS reactor relies on the manipulation of iodine chemistry, at very low power consumption, to generate extreme concentrations of disinfectant oxidant chemical species that dissipate...

Microbial modifying properties of iodinated water in animal production

2015/16 • $25,000
Increasing pressure on the use of antibiotics in animal production due to concerns of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens is demanding the development of alternative strategies to maintain the animal health and efficient production. The iodination of water has been identified as a means to...

Evaluation of an Advanced Oxidation System for Naphthenic Acid Degradation

2015/16 • $25,000
Methods of bitumen recovery from the oil sands, including surface mining and in situ extraction, require large volumes of water and result in the production of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) containing various organic compounds such as naphthenic acids (NAs). NAs not only interfere with...

Electrochemical inactivation of pathogens

2014/15 • $25,000
Dr. McMullen, the applicant, would like to establish a research program with BioLargo Water Inc, who willcollaborate on research to examine the antimicrobial activity of the newly developed Advanced OxidativeSystem (AOS) water treatment system. BioLargo, through its parent company IOWC Inc. and...

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