The assembled team of experts comprising the lead researchers, academic collaborators, and industry partners has the extensive, and specialized expertise required for this multi-faceted program.
The team comprises researchers with expertise in the following:
- Aerobic and anaerobic wastewater treatment
- Biological nutrient removal
- Membrane processes
- Fixed film processes including fluidized bed bioreactors
- Residuals treatment including advanced anaerobic digestion
- Advanced oxidation processes
- Reactor development and process optimization
- Water reuse
- Environmental microbiology
- Environmental policy and sustainability
All the researchers have strong connections to industries including both equipment suppliers and consulting engineers, municipalities, provincial and federal government agencies and international organizations.
TWNER embraces a training philosophy featuring a problem-based approach, aiming to generate future leaders and self-learning individuals.
The TWNER project is led by Director, Professor George Nakhla, who oversees the day-to-day operations, supported by the Researchers, Collaborators and Trainees and managed by the Program Coordinator, Aimee Froude.