Research to help sea life

Castanet featured engineering research from UBC’s Okanagan campus that may better protect aquatic life from suffocating algae blooms.

“If left unchecked, phosphorus can cause significant environmental damage and millions of dollars in additional maintenance costs for large wastewater plant operators, such as municipalities,” said Joshua Brinkerhoff, a UBCO engineering professor. “These are consequences we obviously want to avoid and the design guidelines developed in this research can help us to do that.”