Dr. Sun Kwok, Professor of Astronomy, University of Calgary
Dr. Ted Garver, Senior Research Scientist, Aquantix, Alberta Research Council
Rick Brommeland, Manager, Aquantix, Alberta Research Council and Consultant, Technology Brokers, Inc.
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ITEM:1TITLE: Dr. Sun Kwok, Professor of Astronomy, University of Calgary
SUBJECT: #10 Odin Satellite Launched
SYNOPSIS: For the last ten years, Dr. Sun Kwok and two colleagues have been involved in the development of high frequency radio technology and computer software for observations in space. On February 20th, their work culminated in the launching of the ODIN astronomical satellite. The partners in this space venture include Sweden, Finland, France and Canada.
ITEM:2TITLE: Dr. Ted Garver, Senior Research Scientist, Aquantix, Alberta Research Council and Rick Brommeland, Business Manager, Aquantix, White Water Instruments Group, Alberta Research Council
SUBJECT: #10 New White Water Technology
SYNOPSIS: The pitch from trees causes problems for pulp and paper manufacturers. It gums up up equipment and tears the paper. Pitch is dispersed as tiny particles in water used during the pulping process. These particles scatter light, giving rise to the term "white water". Through his research, Dr. Ted Garver has developed sophisticated instrumentation that detects the levels of pitch and other particles in white water. His innovation has greatly reduced the problem for pulp and paper mills. Following up on the significant development of Dr. Ted Garver, the Alberta Research Council is marketing this new technology under a spinoff company which is presently called Aquantix. As the business leader of this group, Rick Brommeland knows the white water technology will reduce the consumption of water by mills, improve the efficiency of their papermaking machines, and enhance the bottom line. Rick is also looking at opportunities to expand the white water technology beyond pulp and paper mills into other industries that use a lot of water, such as breweries.