Canada invests in wastewater treatment technology by Sentry Water Monitoring
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François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced an investment of $1.9 million in Charlottetown-based Sentry Water Monitoring through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).
Sentry Water Monitoring will use the investment to enhance its technology for optimizing wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). The company’s bio-electrochemical sensor monitors microbial health in real time.
“Canadian entrepreneurs are driving the innovation that is moving us towards a more sustainable and prosperous future. This investment will enable Sentry Water Monitoring to rapidly accelerate and commercialize their ideas and continues the momentum of public and private commitments to advancing clean technology.” said Leah Lawrence, President and CEO, SDTC.
WWTPs remove contaminants from domestic and industrial sewage to produce an end product that can be discharged into the environment or used for irrigation, preventing the pollution of streams, rivers and oceans. By continuously monitoring biological data, Sentry Water Monitoring’s technology can minimize negative impacts on the plant’s performance and resulting water quality.
“We care about the environment and making better decisions when treating wastewater. SDTC will help accelerate the use of Sentry’s technology in the circular economy by helping wastewater treatment plants save 20% on energy costs or generate 20 per cent more energy from renewable biogas.” said Patrick Kiely, CEO, Sentry Water Monitoring.