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Civil Engineering

Environmental

Groundwater Group | Flows Research Group

With the recent expansion of the Environmental Engineering program, research activities are now focused on both surface and subsurface water quality issues. Extensive use is made of numerical simulation techniques as well as controlled laboratory and field experimentation.

In the areas of surface water quality and biotechnological processes, current topics of investigation include the design and operation of low technology wastewater treatment systems for on-site and unserviced applications, and the use of integrated environmental management techniques for the control of surface water degradation resulting from urban storm runoff. In the area of subsurface water quality, research within the Groundwater Group is being directed at the development of numerical models to simulate multiphase/multicomponent flow and transport in both porous and fractured media, as well as the performance of laboratory experiments to evaluate remedial technologies for the clean-up of chemical spill sites contaminated by hazardous industrial liquids such as PCB oils, jet fuel, and chlorinated solvents.

Bruce C. Anderson

  • Small Scale Innovative Wastewater Treatment
  • Integrated Environmental Management of Urban Runoff
  • Integrated watershed management for control of harmful algae blooms (HAB)

Pascale Champagne

Bernard H. Kueper

Kevin G. Mumford

  • Subsurface remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents
  • Laboratory investigation of multiphase flow and nonaqueous phase liquid dissolution
  • Behaviour of gases in the subsurface (remediation, biogenic, carbon dioxide)
  • Innovative approaches for brownfield risk assessment

Kent Novakowski

  • Aqueous Phase Transport in Fracture Networks
  • Hydraulic Testing Methods for Fractured Bedrock
  • Sustainable Water Supply in Regional Bedrock Aquifers
  • Hydrology of Fractured Rock

R. Kerry Rowe

  • Contaminant Migration
  • Landfill Design
  • Liners and other Contaminant Barriers
  • Geosynthetics in Environmental Applications

Yves Filion

  • Climate change mitigation in drinking water systems;
  • Climate change adaptation in drinking water systems;
  • Sustainable water re-use for non-potable applications;
  • Adaptation planning of storm water systems for extreme weather;
  • Discolouration in drinking water systems