Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. (Terragon) is pleased to announce that Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has selected for funding a project led by Terragon to demonstrate its Wastewater Electrochemical Treatment Technology (WETT).
“Innovative clean technologies are generating significant environmental benefits and are providing new opportunities for communities across the country,” says the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources. “Companies like Terragon Environmental Technologies are taking important steps to improve the environment and health of Canadians”.
Terragon’s WETT is a wastewater treatment solution engineered for isolated communities that cannot use municipal treatment systems. Such communities may include ships, rural homes, resorts, remote outposts, and enterprises.
The WETT system is fully-automated, compact and easy to operate; personnel do not require special training. It treats wastewater using electricity; no chemical addition or biological treatment is required. WETT can handle most wastewaters. It effectively treats organic and inorganic contaminants, persistent organic pollutants and pathogens, enabling safe discharge or reuse of the treated water.
“Access to clean water is essential for all Canadians, wherever they live,” said SDTC President and CEO Vicky Sharpe. “Terragon’s technology has the potential to help isolated communities to treat their own wastewater without needing any specialized labour or equipment, allowing them to be self-sufficient.”
Terragon will use SDTC’s support to demonstrate WETT technology in a Canadian Coast Guard vessel, a merchant marine vessel, a remote resort, a private home, as well as at its own facilities.
Terragon leads a consortium including Transports Desgagnés, Jouvence Base de Plein Air Inc., the Canadian Coast Guard and the T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation.
WETT technology has been developed in Terragon’s facilities with the support of Defence Research and Development Canada and the United States Office of Naval Research.
WETT is the second Terragon project to be funded by SDTC. MAGS, a technology which enables the local treatment of solid waste, is now in a pre-commercial demonstration phase.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm’s-length foundation created by the Government of Canada which has received $1.05 billion as part of the Government’s commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians. SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $550 million SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund™ supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.
SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation and has been working with the public and private sector including industry, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the financial community and all levels of government to achieve this mandate.
Terragon develops and commercializes practical appliances which enable habitats and enterprises to eliminate their wastes and recover resources. Terragon researches and engineers highly innovative waste treatment systems which anyone can operate safely, economically and without special training. Terragon also offers its knowhow and expertise in the thermal treatment of waste to companies around the world.
Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.
Nicole Poirier, eng., Ph.D., Project leader-WETT
Tel. 514 938-3772 ext. 231
Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Patrice Breton, Director, Communications
Tel. 613 234-6313 ext. 295
Source: Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.