A U of R researcher is helping to transform wastewater sludge into useful and environmentally friendly products.

Water treatment plants are essential to public health and our economy. But water treatment itself generates large amounts of waste and can be a challenge to our environment if not managed properly.

A new collaboration between University of Regina associate professor of environmental systems engineering has teamed up with the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation to create something useful out of that waste – saving money and the planet at the same time.

Watch the video below to discover how Dr. Jinkai Xue is contributing to a sustainable circular economy.

Dr. Jinkai Xue's lab, the Cold-Region Water Resource Recovery Laboratory (CRWRRL), and this project are supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Mitacs, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan).