Read success stories about NRC research, and how our work contributes to the success of our clients and partners.
- Montréal, Quebec
Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
Bioremediation is a waste management technique that uses microorganisms to break down toxic chemicals in soil, water and air. It holds the potential to change the way municipalities, government agencies and industry can minimize the adverse environmental effects of organic chemical spills. In Canada, bioremediation on land has already proved successful in the North, prompting new research into its potential use in marine environments.
- St-Anicet, Quebec
Research Centre: Industrial Research Assistance Program
The standard lifespan of cathodic aluminium plate conductors is 12 to 18 months, due mainly to a loss of effectiveness from corrosion and wear. Used in the mining industry, these plates are essential to electroextraction operations when separating zinc from a liquid solution of the ore.