Our current and completed projects

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Field Guide on

Phytoremediating Plants

One of our biggest and most exciting projects to date is compiling a field guide on phytoremediating plants that would be useful to homeowners, mining, industry, landscape architects, remediation specialists and many more disciplines concerned with mitigating environmental impact.  

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Designing Floating Treatment Wetland Systems

Over the past years, we have developed and installed various multi award-winning UV stabilised floating treatment wetland island systems that can be used for improving water quality in water bodies to improving and rehabilitating shorelines of aquatic impoundments and systems 

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Development of i-ZEWATA model for zero waste

We have developed an Industrial Zero Waste Tiered Analysis model to help the manufacturing industry to implement zero waste initiatives and consequently prepare themselves to participate in Industrial Ecology initiatives.  

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Establishing the Ecological Engineering Research Institute

We have established the Ecological Engineering Research Institute that promotes research in ecological engineering globally. 

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A wetland in a box

One of our most successful innovations contributing to sustainable livelihoods is the development of the awetbox that is scalable, treating grey water and promoting improved water quality. The project is still in a pre commercialised phase pending additional technology improvements.  

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Bio-economy

Bio-economy

Developing body and beauty consumer products from indigenous plant materials

Floating Treatment Wetlands

Floating Treatment Wetlands

Developing floating treatment wetlands for the Modderfontein Nature Reserve and Soweto

Air quality and dustfall monitoring

Air quality and dustfall monitoring

Developing dustfall monitoring and management plans

Phytotechnological trails

Phytotechnological trails

Determining the phytoremediation properties of selected plants in anaerobic conditions

Solid waste management

Solid waste management

Investigating solid waste management in protected areas to determine the waste footprint

Bio-materials

Bio-materials

Developing alternatives for plastic and packaging by using bio-materials

Sustainable landscaping

Sustainable landscaping

Developing and implementing sustainable landscaping in Willow Acres Estate, Pretoria

Industrial waste investigations

Industrial waste investigations

Investigating industrial waste to determine appropriate management measures

Developing a managerial-ecology model for luxury ecotourism destinations

Developing a managerial-ecology model for luxury ecotourism destinations

Investigating the sustainability status quo and developing a managerial-ecological model to advance the sustainability portfolios of luxury ecotourism destinations in protected areas