Stories

 

Read success stories about NRC research, and how our work contributes to the success of our clients and partners.

 

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- Pembina River Basin, Manitoba

Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
To keep North Dakota's spring thaw waters from flooding into Canada, Canadian farmers from Manitoba's Pembina River Basin constructed a 29 km dike just 10 metres north of the U.S.-Canada border. Built in the 1940s, the dike has proved an effective method in stemming the flow onto Canadian soil, but flood waters now inundate farmlands south of the border.
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
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- Sorel-Tracy, Quebec

Research Centre: Automotive and Surface Transportation
As a major producer of metal powders in over thirty countries, Quebec-based Rio Tinto Metal Powders (RTMP) has earned its place as a world-leading supplier for the iron and steel powder industry. With products that serve the automotive, appliance, electric tool and lawn & garden industries, RTMP has a strong interest in releasing new innovations into the marketplace that meet the evolving needs of their customers.
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- Ottawa, Ontario

Research Centre: Advanced Electronics and Photonics
Industry: Communication Technologies
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- 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.
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- Victoria, British Columbia

Research Centre: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
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- São Paulo, Brazil 

Research Centre: Industrial Research Assistance Program
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- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Research Centre: Industrial Research Assistance Program
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- 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.
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- Delhi, India 

Research Centre: International Innovation Office