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Bassim Abbassi joined the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph as a full time faculty member in 2015. Over the past years, Bassim has been working on developing technologies for on-site wastewater treatment. He cooperated closely with research institutions and industrial partners in Germany to test and calibrate several technologies that are available in the market. Among these are: sequencing batch reactor (SBR), constructed wetland, membrane bioreactor, extended aeration, and septic tank. Recently, Bassim has developed a simple on-site wastewater treatment plant called “Modified Septic Tank (MST)”. The four-chamber MST is combining aerobic treatment (one chamber with integrated settling tank) with anaerobe treatment (three chambers). Bassim has participated in several workshops and international conferences, where he presented his works related to decentralized wastewater management.