Easy access to high-quality drinking water can be a challenge for people outside urban areas — and it was to improve that access that Aclarus Ozone Water Systems approached Lambton College in Sarnia for help to test, develop and optimize its ozone water purification system.

Aclarus, based in Peterborough, Ontario, specializes in water purification through the use of ozone technology. Ozone, an inorganic molecule, is extremely efficient at removing bacteria, pesticides, odours, chemicals (and more) from water.

In June of 2015, Aclarus partnered with the Lambton Water Centre at Lambton College on a research project to validate its system’s effectiveness in treating and disinfecting bacterial contamination in drinking water. The project included installation of a remote monitoring system that allows the consumer or Aclarus technical staff to monitor the system from a smart phone or central control station.

Dino Evangelista, coordinator of the Lambton Water Centre, led the research project together with faculty researcher Kevin Ryan. Two students from Lambton’s Instrumentation Control and Engineering Technology program worked with them.

The research project with Lambton allowed Aclarus to improve and validate its technology, while at the same time improving the customer experience by creating remote monitoring options for the system. Due to the success of this project, Aclarus is planning to continue doing research projects with the Lambton Water Centre.

Partner(s): Aclarus
Funded by: Applied Research and Development (ARD) Grant, Community and College Social Innovation Fund, NSERC, Ontario Centres of Excellence

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