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Nanosized solution is making a big impact in Alberta's oil sands

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The startup's patented technology, SolarPass, harnesses sunlight to produce oxidants that degrade contaminants in process-affected water. This remediation can work within days to reduce aquatic toxicity ?" outperforming more energy-intensive and harsh chemical-dependent methods to improve water safety and reuse potential. Zac Young, COO for H2nanO, believes Waterloo provided an ideal environment for incubating their technology. "The freedom to operate and maintain ownership of the intellectual property, the collaborative research relationships that the university fosters, the access to talent through the co-op program and Velocity's entrepreneurial ecosystem helped us grow and navigate the transition from research to commercialization smoothly," he says.