Dr. Richard G. Zytner’s work selected as journal cover article

Headshot of Dr. Richard G. ZytnerCongratulations to School of Engineering professor and CEPS interim dean, Dr. Richard G. Zytner, P.hD., P.Eng., for his work on assessing the environmental impacts of an on-site wastewater treatment system in the fresh-cut fruit processing industry, which is featured as the cover article in the January 2022 issue of Water Environment Research. The work was funded by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance (previously the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership).

In comparison to treating wastewater in municipal wastewater treatment plants, Zytner and team found that on-site treatment systems had fewer environmental impacts on climate change and human health.

Chu, T., Abbassi, B. E., & Zytner, R. G. (2022). Life‐cycle assessment of full‐scale membrane bioreactor and tertiary treatment technologies in the fruit processing industry. Water Environment Research, 94(1). https://doi.org/10.1002/wer.1661

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