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William A. Anderson

Professor & Director of Admissions, P.Eng.

Bill A. AndersonDegrees

  • BASc, University of Waterloo
  • MASc, University of Waterloo
  • PhD, University of Waterloo

Research interests

Heterogeneous catalysis and process engineering as applied to environmental and biochemical engineering problems.

Advanced oxidation processes for wastewater and air treatment

These processes use chemical and photochemical techniques for ambient temperature destruction of contaminants. Photocatalysis uses an ultraviolet light irradiated catalyst to degrade organic contaminants. A major emphasis in this work is the reactor engineering for photocatalysis and photolysis as an air pollution control technology.  Aerosol formation during photochemical air treatment is a recent focus.

Infection and Pathogen Control

With industrial collaborators, we have been developing rapid detection methods for bacterial contamination of water, automated UV disinfection systems, ultrasonic disinfection, and novel antimicrobial materials for use in clinical applications.

Other projects in biochemical and environmental engineering

Some recent other projects include: mass transfer, mixing, and scale-up of non-Newtonian fermentation in disposable bioreactors; municipal solid waste diversion; and incinerator ash alternative uses.

Centre Memberships

  • Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy
  • Centre for Bioengineering & Biotechnology
  • Water Institute

Selected references

Please see Professor William Anderson profile on Google Scholar

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo