Project Profiles

Thibault & Associates Inc. have developed wastewater treatment (WWT) process technologies for the removal of heavy metals, organics (including heavy oil) and suspended solids from a wide variety of wastewater sources including metallurgical, hydrometallurgical, chemical, oil and petrochemical refining, shale oil (fracking and shale oil upgrading), oil sands and power generation operations.

Our firm specializes in the development of process chemistry and flowsheets to comply with non-toxicity of effluents based on highly efficient and cost effective measures for removal of heavy metals such as mercury, vanadium, selenium, arsenic, fluoride and the removal of organic compounds such as toluene, benzene and high toxicity organo-metallic complexes, ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, phosphates and nitrates.

To support the heavy industrial processing sectors, we have developed process technologies to regenerate reagents used by the process to reduce environmental impacts and improve on the process operating costs. Such technologies are developed in-house and become the intellectual property of our clients.

Our wastewater treatment projects include:

NB Power Coleson Cove and Dalhousie Generating Station FGD and Power House WWT Systems
Rambler Mine Dewatering Wastewater Treatment System
Mount Pleasant Mine Fluoride and Arsenic Removal Systems
Florida Power Manatee G.S. FGD Wastewater Systems

Other industrial wastewater treatment projects include:

  • Holyrood G.S. FGD Blowdown
  • Iron Ore Canada Red Water Treatment
  • Albert County Shale Oil
  • Cook’s Aquaculture Net Washing Effluent Treatment
  • Atlantic Beef Processors Effluent Treatment
  • Beaver Brook Antimony Brine Effluent Treatment
  • PCS Potash Brine
  • Phalen Mine Dewatering Systems
  • Caribou Mine In-Plant Optimization
  • Inco-Sudbury Smelter System Performance Optimization


Our Project Responsibilities

Definition of process chemistry and selection of process technology relative to variations in wastewater quality to consistently produce an effluent which is non-toxic to aquatic life.

To assess the reuse or recycle of treated wastewater and to define process technology for recovery of chemicals or metals from wastewater streams as a revenue generator.

To define process technology, reagent addition systems and process control strategies to reduce operating costs.

The coordination and management of fully integrated plant design as an integral part of technology transfer from conceptual process development to plant operations.