clean technologies team

What we do

The Clean Technologies research  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 team includes 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. The team is also active in the development of methods for extracting and characterizing microplastics.

Our Expertise

The clean technologies 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

Jun. 03, 2021

Cleaning up contaminated land using tools from nature

NAIT researchers are developing a renewable product to help clean up sites contaminated by petroleum products.

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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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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.