Following a number of seemingly successful implementations on projects across Europe, Veolia Water Technologies UK has introduced its AQUAVISTA™ Plant system, which is said to provide real-time performance optimisation of wastewater treatment facilities and networks. “It enables the enhancement of hydraulic and biological capacity as well as optimising energy usage, chemical consumption and sludge production of the plant. Delivering a true ‘system thinking’ approach to wastewater treatment,” says an announcement from the firm.
As VWT explains, AQUAVISTA™ Plant provides remote digital monitoring, analysis and optimisation of water and wastewater treatment equipment and processes. A flexible solution, it can be implemented on installations of any size from a single technology to a range of assets across multiple sites and networks. Suitable for new or existing plants and both VWT UK and non-VWT UK products, the digital solution can be integrated seamlessly into software.
Monitoring devices are installed on all relevant equipment and the data from this is then fed back to the AQUAVISTA™ Plant system where it is aggregated and displayed in real time on an intuitive dashboard overview. This can be tailored to the specific needs of the site. Furthermore, this data can be enriched through a suite of intelligent applications, algorithms and machine learning to deliver further functionality and reporting.
The data is stored securely in the cloud and is accessible to users at any time, from any location and on any connected device through a single private portal. Advanced cyber-security is a critical element that is fully integrated at every stage from data acquisition and transfer to aggregation, analysis and reporting.
VWT says the versatility of AQUAVISTA™ Plant means it can be applied to industrial and municipal treatment plants as well as life sciences and healthcare applications. “AQUAVISTA™ Plant can help optimise the lifespan of assets and increase capacity, often without additional investment in plants. As such it can lower operational costs and minimise or eliminate further capital investment.”
And the firm says AQUAVISTA™ Plant “has already delivered real benefits to hundreds of wastewater treatment facilities,” adding that it typically “delivers 20% to 50% savings in overall OPEX, up to 40% more biological capacity and up to 100% more hydraulic capacity as well as improved effluent quality from the wastewater treatment and a reduction in combined sewer overflows (CSOs).”
William Jeal, Business Manager at Veolia Water Technologies UK commented: “Water management professionals today face a wide range of environmental, regulatory and economic challenges. Embracing innovation and new working practices is key to ensuring that resources are managed in the most effective way.
“The introduction of AQUAVISTA™ Plant to the UK market will provide customers with a new level of control and management of plants and processes. This expands and strengthens our digital offering, an area where our expertise and experience allows us to deliver market leading solutions.”