The Worsfold Water Quality Centre (WWQC) at Trent University is dedicated to the development and application of innovative new techniques for the analysis of organic and inorganic contaminants at the isotopic, elemental and molecular scale. The focus of the Centre is the determination of trace quantities of inorganic and organic substances found in aquatic environments. Research Areas include cycling of trace metals in lakes and catchments, source partitioning of mercury input into lakes, innovative methods to measure radioactive elements at ambient levels, the release of pharmaceuticals from waste treatment facilities, analysis of proteomes, metal(oid) speciation analysis and isotope ratio determinations. The WWQC and the Cluster are currently exploring the opportunity of establishing a “Water Network” increasing the opportunities of attracting additional financial resources to the centre.
The Innovation Cluster is currently working with the WWQC to identify and secure sources of revenue, appropriate resources attained, and commercial opportunities maximized.