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

Jan. 02, 2021

Alberta researchers begin studying microplastics

NAIT and Inter Pipeline project investigates microplastics in North Saskatchewan River.

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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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Jun. 11, 2020

NAIT research projects receive $3.65M in funding from NSERC

Grants will lead to new technologies and solutions for oil sands sustainability, boreal forest reclamation, waste reduction and reuse

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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.