Pierre Bérubé

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NSERC CREATE training program in Persistent, Emerging, and Oil PoLlution in*cold marine Environments (PEOPLE CREATE)

2019/20 • $150,000 • PI,CO
advanced treatment,emerging pollutants,fate and behaviors,health and community,marine and coastal environments,marine oil spills,nano/bio-technologies,policy and decision making,risk assessment,shoreline cleanup

Mitigating tertiary membrane fouling under cold weather conditions

2017/18-2019/20 • $79,332 • PI,CO
Membrane technologies are increasingly being employed to produce high quality treated wastewaters for discharge to sensitive waterbodies or for reuse purposes. Membrane fouling is one of the most challenging factors that reduces membrane capacity and increases operating expenses. In particular,...

Passive membrane technology validation and scale-up

2018/19 • $25,000 • PI
Filterboxx provides package and modular water and wastewater solutions. Unfortunately, no viable water*treatment solution currently exists for small/remote/rural (SRR) communities. Available technologies are to*complex, costly and/or ineffective. Filterboxx seeks an effective, simple and...

Integrated Filtration Systems for the Treatment of Algae Impacted Waters

2013/14-2017/18 • $105,000 • PI
Increasing contaminant loads to the environment and recent warmer and longer summers/fall seasons are affecting the concentration and composition Natural Organic Mater (NOM), especially in algae impacted raw water sources. NOM is of importance because it can lead to the formation of Disinfection...

Adapting membrane system operation and cleaning to varying raw water quality

2015/16-2016/17 • $41,200 • PI,CO
Membrane technologies are commonly used for water treatment applications throughout Canada and Internationally. The relatively rapid adoption of this novel technology over the past decade is largely due to its ability to produce high quality drinking water. During treatment, material that is...

Innovative municipal wastewater treatment with resource recovery

2011/12-2014/15 • $581,032 • PI,CO
For the past thirty years, researchers at UBC have been working to develop new technologies and strategies for wastewater treatment. This effort has resulted in several breakthroughs in such areas as phosphorus removal and recovery, membrane bioreactors and sludge conditioning. In the next phase...

Organic Carbon Characterization System

2013/14 • $61,408 • PI,CO
Four distinct yet complementary research programs will be supported by the requested equipment, which will be used to upgrade our existing Organic Carbon Characterization System (OCCS). The upgrade is needed because some of the system components have reached their functional life and need...

Optimization of membrane technologies for drinking water treatment

2010/11-2012/13 • $84,000 • PI
Ultrafiltration membranes (i.e. membranes), are becoming the technology of choice for drinking water treatment applications. This is largely due to the fact that membranes, when compared to conventional sand filtration systems, can more effectively and consistently remove particulate...

Optimization of fouling control in submerged hollow fiber membrane systems

2011/12-2012/13 • $80,936 • PI
Ultrafiltration membranes are increasingly being used for water and wastewater treatment applications because of their ability to effectively remove many contaminants of interest. However, the retained contaminants can accumulate and foul a membrane surface, increasing the resistance to the...

250 kN Fatigue Rated Dynamic Materials Test System

2011/12 • $132,415 • PI,CO
Current infrastructure concerns have highlighted the importance of fully understanding the constitutive responses of traditional materials as well as developing robust high performance materials that are both sustainable and durable. The requested 250 kN Dynamic Servo-Hydraulic Materials Test...

Optimization of membrane technologies for drinking water treatment

2010/11-2011/12 • $60,000 • PI
Ultrafiltration membranes (i.e. membranes), are becoming the technology of choice for drinking water treatment applications. This is largely due to the fact that membranes, when compared to conventional sand filtration systems, can more effectively and consistently remove particulate...

Brevets

PROCÉDÉ ET APPAREIL DE BULLAGE PASSIF DE GAZ À TRAVERS UN LIQUIDE

L'invention concerne des procédés et des appareils permettant d'ajouter des bulles de gaz à un réservoir contenant un liquide dans des emplacements qui permettent aux bulles de s'élever jusqu'au sommet du réservoir. Un mode de réalisation de l'invention comprend un système de filtration à membrane connecté à une source de gaz et à un drain. Le système de filtration à membrane aspire le gaz dans le système à partir du gaz en réponse à un profil de pression réduit créé par l'ouverture d'un...
Applications connexes: WO2018CA51670