Applied BioNanotechnology Industrial Research (ABNIR)

What we do

The Applied BioNanotechnology Industrial Research (ABNIR) team provides scientific expertise in the areas of clean technologies, chemical engineering, environmental science, and industrial microbiology, delivering applied research services to support regional, national and multinational companies that operate in the  resource and energy sectors. 

The primary areas of focus of the ABNIR team include the development of methods and technologies to characterize and add value to industrial residual materials, wastes, and by-products, scale up and field validation of technologies for the remediation of sites impacted by hydrocarbons and industrial brines, and applications of environmental microbiology.

Our Expertise

The applied bionanotechnology industrial research team has five main areas of focus.

Meet the Team

Our highly qualified team of scientists and specialists helps meet the needs of industry and Albertans.

Read about our research

Mar. 22, 2021

Bugs help vegetation grow on tailings

NAIT applied research centres combine efforts to develop novel ways to remove water from tailings more efficiently.

Jan. 07, 2021

NAIT project sampling North Saskatchewan River to find microplastics

Project's goal is to quantify and monitor the substance in the North Saskatchewan

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Dec. 09, 2020

How plants can help clean up oilsands tailing ponds

Scientists have made considerable progress researching how nature can help solve human-caused problems such as land disturbances.

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Possession of IP is retained by the industry partner. NAIT does not retain any commercial interest in intellectual property (IP) developed in partnership with industry during the course of research or prototyping activities.