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Waterloo researcher receives NSERC funds to develop water treatment tech


February 20, 2015
By Ground Water Canada

Feb. 20, 2015, Waterloo, Ont. – A University of Waterloo researcher has received funding for a project to develop
innovations for environmentally friendly water treatment technologies.

Feb. 20, 2015, Waterloo, Ont. – A University of Waterloo researcher has received funding for a project to develop
innovations for environmentally friendly water treatment technologies.

William Wong is among 11 UW researchers receiving more
than $5.3 million
in total from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council to partner with industry on strategic research,
the university said in a news release.

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Wong, an associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, is working with custom fabric developer MW Canada
to create electronic fabric, where UV lights are integrated directly
into fabric, to be used in water filtration systems. With the help of the manufacturer, Wong is
enhancing two unique technologies by combining electronic devices with
textiles for new applications in order to use Canada’s resources more
efficiently and keep water safe.

 

“Strategic project grants are an opportunity for industry and
university researchers to work together and contribute their unique
strengths to research,” said D. George Dixon, vice-president of university
research, in the release. “These partnerships will generate new technologies and
support the industry partners in their growth and development further
enhancing the Canadian economy.”