Dr. Anderson's research program focuses on the use of natural and engineered biological systems for environmental control, with application to the problems of urban and semi-urban stormwater runoff, and the treatment and discharge of wastewater from small-scale unserviced areas.
Current and recent projects include the use of constructed subsurface flow treatment wetlands and biological filters for stormwater quality management; assessment of the eco-toxicological issues associated with stormwater treatment facilities; detoxification of stormwater detention pond sediments by natural biological leaching; use of constructed subsurface flow wetlands and peat/sand filtration for wastewater treatment in unserviced areas; use of constructed fringe wetlands for treatment of diffuse landfill leachate; application of a novel engineered biological reactor with denitrification barrier for commercial wastewater treatment; characterization and improvement of cold-climate constructed wetland treatment performance through in situ and post-wetland process applications like adsorptive media filters; assessment of a novel zero-discharge wastewater treatment system for Canadian unserviced areas; and assessment of integrated low-impact water management (potable water, wastewater and stormwater) in small lakeside villages.
Many of these projects are conducted at the field scale, and are carried out in collaboration with other environmental scientists and engineers. Dr. Anderson is a co-principal investigator in the Queen's/National Water Research Institute Stormwater Quality Enhancement Group; a co-principal investigator in the Fudan-Queen's Co-laboratory of Environmental Research on Urbanization; and principal investigator of the Queen's Natural FLOWS Research Group.
The Beaty Water Research Centre 58 University Ave, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7M 9H7 (613) 533-3412 email@example.com