ACWA Researchers


ACWA offers services for industry in research and development, knowledge transfer, de-risking and piloting of wastewater treatment technologies

What we offer

ACWA provides services to technology developers and end users in the municipal, industrial and commercial sectors on a fee-for-service basis. We work with clients to develop a custom scope of services that best meets their needs. 

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ACWA offers facility access and services for researchers and industry. Contact us to learn how ACWA can support your projects. 

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Analytical Method Development

Our highly qualified lab team at our on-site analytical lab can develop new, customized analytical techniques for either first-time or better detection of compounds in wastewater. 

Examples of analytical methods that have been developed for compounds in challenging wastewater matrices include cannabinoids, pharmaceuticals, hormones and targeted industrial compounds.


Pilot testing and de-risking of emerging technologies

Emerging technologies can be evaluated for both technical and economic performance through pilot testing at different scales. 

Slipstreams from the various process units of the full-scale wastewater treatment plant can be accessed, in order to provide influents that approximate a wide range of wastewaters, both municipal and industrial.

Bench-scale assessments

Wastewater characterization, treatability studies, and treatment performance evaluations can be performed at the bench-scale in our laboratory. These assessments are often the first step in scaling up new technologies in preparation for pilot testing.

Demonstration of mature technologies

Mature technologies can be demonstrated across a full range of seasons, flow rates and loadings, to demonstrate true performance abilities. Routing discharge from demonstration units back to the headworks of the full-scale treatment plant allows for risk-free performance testing.

Receiving environment effects assessment

The globally unique experimental streams allow for replicated testing of different receiving effects, across a broad range, including nutrient loading and availability and its effects on ecologic community composition to how antimicrobial resistance could affect the broader environment.