Professor Robert Andrews

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Robert Andrews
Dept. of Civil Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4

Tel: 416-978-5399

andrews@ecf.utoronto.ca

Research Interests

Optimization of drinking water treatment processes; Disinfection to control pathogenic organisms and disinfection by-products; Water quality in distribution systems.

Education and Designations

B.A.Sc. (Regina)
M.A.Sc. (Alberta)
Ph.D. (Alberta)
P.Eng.

Teaching

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Research

The Drinking Water Research Group (DWRG), formed in 1998, is a consortium of researchers from three North American universities: University of Toronto , Dalhousie University , and Indiana University Kokomo. Our group approach to research recognizes the benefits derived from regular collaboration of team members on joint projects. Unique resources and expertise are located at the three universities, allowing a broader range of water treatment issues to be examined than would normally be available at a single facility.

The DWRG personnel at the University of Toronto are:

The DWRG offices at the University of Toronto are located in the Galbraith Building , 35 St. George Street , Toronto , Ontario , Canada .

The DWRG typically undertakes collaborative projects within the following themes:

Treatment:

  • Disinfection and process optimization
  • Advanced treatment processes (UV, advanced oxidation, membrane filtration)
  • Inactivation of emerging pathogens

Distribution:

  • Control of disinfection by-products (DBPs)
  • Secondary disinfection, impacts on biofilm and corrosion

Innovation to Meet Future Water Needs:

  • Synergy of multiple disinfectants
  • Disinfection of reuse waters

Compliance:

  • Online monitoring, computer control, and information technology applications

Further information is available on the Drinking Water Research Group site.