Kent Novakowski

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Recent Research Projects

Remediation Education Network (RENEW)

2014/15-2019/20 • $1,650,000 • PI,CO
The Remediation Education Network (RENEW) is a CREATE program that will train the next generation of engineers and scientists in the interdisciplinary professional and technical skills they need to work at cleaning up the most challenging contaminated sites in Canada. Contamination of soil and...

Large-Scale Solute Transport in Fracture Networks

2016/17-2019/20 • $240,000 • PI
Contaminants emanating from industrial and waste sites in bedrock aquifers typically migrate rapidly and widely due to the pathways provided by discrete fractures and fracture interconnections.Transport processes includethe tortuosity of pathways within individual fractures, the variability of...

The role of the drift-bedrock contact and upper bedrock properties in the recharge and contamination of shallow bedrock aquifers

2011/12-2015/16 • $205,000 • PI
Groundwater obtained from fractured bedrock aquifers is an important source of water supply in many parts of the world. In some areas such as eastern Ontario, most of the Maritimes, a good part of northern Europe, much of Africa, and Australia, bedrock aquifers are the only source of water for...

An Integrated Hybrid Passive Landfill Leachate Treatment System to Preserve Fish Habitat - Cold Temperature & Pilot-Scale Study

2010/11-2011/12 • $140,081 • PI,CO
Well-developed passive and natural attenuation leachate management alternatives require comprehensive and integrated approaches to ensure sustained leachate mitigation. This project aims to develop, test and demonstrate, on a pilot-scale, a state-of-the-art integrated hybrid passive treatment...

Rapid Field Measurement of the Stable Isotopes of Water

2011/12 • $68,722 • PI,CO
The stable isotopes of water (Oxygen-18 and Deuterium) are widely used in hydrology to investigate processes such as the infiltration of precipitation, groundwater discharge, and to aid in the establishment of water budgets and catchment areas. These isotopes are also used as conservative...

The role of the overburden-bedrock contact and upper bedrock properties in the recharge and contamination of shallow bedrock aquifers

2010/11 • $35,000 • PI
Groundwater obtained from fractured bedrock aquifers is an important source of water supply in many parts of the world. In some areas such as eastern Ontario, most of the Maritimes, a good part of northern Europe, much of Africa, and Australia, bedrock aquifers are the only source of water for...

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