The Environmental Technology Laboratory is a flexible, high-performance facility where new processes for treating and reclaiming liquid, solid, and gaseous effluents can be tested and demonstrated at low cost prior to full-scale implementation.
The lab’s multipurpose platform uses different physical, chemical, and biological processes to treat soil, hazardous waste, gas, and industrial waste and effluents.
This high-performance facility is dedicated to the development of environmental technologies. Applications vary and respond to a range of environmental challenges associated with the treatment, decontamination, and reclamation of polluted and unpolluted matrices. Developing environmental technology processes that contribute to sustainable development is a research priority at INRS.
The lab is part of the Laboratories for Scientific and Technological Innovation in Environment (LISTE) complex, located in the Québec Metropolitan Technology Park, and can be adapted to suit all types of research projects.
Users have access to equipment for physical separation (filtration, decantation, gravimetry), reaction (of various capacities), and material preparation (ovens, grinders, crushers). Measurement instruments are also available for monitoring the physico-chemical parameters of the processes being tested.
Equipment available includes:
Environmental Technology Laboratory facilities can be used to:
The Environmental Technology Laboratory is available to INRS research teams for their projects. Our resources and expertise can also be used for external collaborations and research and development contracts. Contact us to learn more.
The lab has all the equipment needed for the decontamination of various matrices including:
The Environmental Technology Laboratory is funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Metal Transformation Research and Innovation Consortium (CRITM), Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT), the Government of Quebec, and private partners.