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Purifics boosts water research at university

September 26, 2013  By Administrator

Sept. 26, 2013, London, ON – The Drinking Water Research Group at the University of Toronto received a Photocatalysis (Photo-Cat) System from Purifics.

The group used the equipment for water purification and training. Photo-Cat’s wastewater pretreatment capability is designed to provide enhanced reverse osmosis (RO) and endocrine disruptive chemical (EDC) treatment training. EDCs can interfere with hormone systems of humans and animals.

The research project is an initiative supported through the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC). SOWC brings together universities, industry and government to encourage the development of new water technologies. Purifics is a SOWC member.


Photo-Cat is a photocatalytic, ceramic membrane process that combines chemical-free advanced oxidation and ceramic ultrafiltration to safely remove and destroy chemicals and toxicity. It also helps to disinfect, sterilize, and remove colour, taste, and odour from water.

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