EnviroSim is delighted to welcome a new team member, Gillian Burger.
Gillian is a process modelling engineer-in-training focused on municipal and industrial wastewater treatment. Upon obtaining her B. Eng. Civil degree from McGill University, Gillian joined the mine water treatment group at Golder Associates in Vancouver. Gillian subsequently relocated with the company to Johannesburg where she designed collection systems, pumping stations and water retaining structures for both municipal wastewater and mine water treatment plants.
Following this, Gillian worked for Aurecon where she was responsible for the process design of new and upgraded municipal wastewater treatment plants in Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa. While with Aurecon, Gillian also worked full-time as an assistant site engineer at the upgrade of a 100 ML/d municipal wastewater treatment plant in Centurion, South Africa.
Gillian returned to Canada to obtain a MASc degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo where she held the NSERC Graduate Scholarship. For her Master’s thesis, Gillian investigated the impacts of thermal pretreatment on activated sludge and developed a pretreatment model. Gillian’s paper based on this work has been accepted for publication in Water Research.