Vinay Joshy, Priyanka Rathor, Kevin Gilchrist, Sara Ghazal, Braydon Macllister
Carolynn Reid (Business Development Consultant, Planning and Economic Development)
Ethan Paschos, Chris McRorry, Greg Matzke
Course and Department:
Chemical Engineering Technology; Biotechnology, Mohawk College
Partner: Hamilton Harbour Commission
As one of Canada’s most industrialized cities, Hamilton has a large number of brownfield sites that need remediation before they can be redeveloped.
Students Vinay, Priyanka, Kevin, Sara and Braydon located a test site at Pier 24 with access provided by the Hamilton Harbour Commission where they geo-located and sampled extensively and then ran analysis of the collected water for contaminant levels.
Next, the students will create a 3D map of the site to show toxic plumage and attempt a small scale phyto-remediation trial while also finding new brownfield sites to expand their project further.