Dr. Pierre Bérubé is a Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He has over 15 years of research and consulting experience dealing with the development and optimization of membrane technologies for water and wastewater treatment applications. Dr. Bérubé actively collaborates with researchers nationally and internationally on a number of research projects funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Water Network, the Water Environment Research Foundation, and the European Membrane- Network.
Drinking water treatment, filtration/membrane processes for water and wastewater treatment, distribution system water quality, advanced oxidation, wastewater reuse.
Environmental Impact Studies
A course to familiarize the student with environmental impact assessment legislation and to discuss design and construction considerations useful in minimizing and mitigating such impacts.
Water Treatment and Waste Management
Processes used in water and wastewater treatment. Conditions which necessitate treatment of water or wastewater, water and wastewater treatment processes and plant design. Municipal services required and associated with solid waste management.
Physical - Chemical Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment
Development of the principles of selected physical and chemical treatment unit operations. Applications in both water and wastewater treatment.
Membrane Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment