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Aerial view of IET-Aquaresearch Ltd
Aerial view of IET-Aquaresearch Ltd
 
IET-Aquaresearch Ltd is situated on 111 acres by North Hatley, Quebec, Canada. Private woodlands, more than 5 acres of lake and ponds surround the headquarters. IET-Aquaresearch Ltd was incorporated, in 1984, by its owners Dr. Marie-Claude Cantin and Dr. Karl F. Ehrlich, as an outgrowth of Le Centre de Recherche Environnementale. The founders expertise in culture of aquatic and marine organisms, at the base of food webs, was the origin of corporate development.
 
The first activities of the company concerned the development of a commercial aeroponic system for plant production and a commercial fish hatchery, based on the water recirculation, for smallmouth bass. The concept of using aeroponically grown plants to treat the wastewater from fish production led to the development of biofilters and microbial inoculants to hasten filter start up and to optimize the water quality in aquacultural production.
 
 
Bacta-Pur® ECOFILTRE in our private lake
Bacta-Pur® ECOFILTRE in our private lake
 
The result of these activities was the development and the commercialization of the Bacta-Pur® System, natural non-toxic, non-chemical solution to environmental pollution, which have become the cutting edge of cost effective solutions for restoring and protecting the water quality. The Bacta-Pur® System includes the ECOPROBIOTICS® (beneficial communities of natural micro-organismes), the ECOPREBIOTICS™ (nutrients for the growth of beneficial cultures) and the family of the equipment, the BACTIVATOR®, for optimization of physiological condition of ECOPROBIOTICS® and their automized addition.
 
IET Aquaresearch Ltd was the only company working in environmental probiotics to participate in the Team Canada trade mission to Asia, in 1997, to expand exports. In 2001, IET-Aquaresearch Ltd won the Grand Prize for environmental excellence from the Environmental Estern Township Foundation in Quebec, for 18 years of helping improving environmental quality. IET-Aquaresearch Ltd has its own research and development facilities and finances its research and development programs to stay on the cutting edge of rapidly developing fields of applied microbial ecology for wastewater treatment, water quality improvement in aquaculture, water bodies restoration, biodegradation of organic industrial waste. IET-Aquaresearch Ltd has conducted research with groups such as the Canadian National Research Council (CNRC), Massachusetts School of Pharmacy, other universities and leading private companies.
 
Dr. Marie-Claude Cantin & Dr. Karl F. Ehrlich receiving the award for Environmental Excellence
Dr. Marie-Claude Cantin & Dr. Karl F. Ehrlich receiving the award for Environmental Excellence
 
 
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ECOPROBIOTICS®
are communities of beneficial natural bacteria, which have been selected for their synergistic ability to biodegrade pollutants and to improve water quality. Just as people take probiotic yogurt to assure the presence of the optimal community for digestion and immunity, ECOPROBIOTICS®, the “probiotic yogurt” FOR Mother Nature, improve ecosystem health, ecoimmunity™ and increase biodiversity.
 
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