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New joystick steering tested in waste handling environment

Joystick steering has not been an especially prominent capability in the waste handling and recycling sectors. Insisting that this is about to change, Caterpillar®...

Cement-free concrete beats corrosion, says research group

Researchers from RMIT University (in Melbourne, Australia) have developed an eco-friendly zero-cement concrete, which is said to all but eliminate corrosion. Concrete corrosion and fatbergs...

Drilling operation helps utility protect medieval monks path

A seemingly state-of-the-art drilling technique has allowed Thames Water to install a vital new sewage pipe while protecting a centuries-old country path used by...

Efficient and mobile separation technology fills a small gap

The processing involved in breaking materials down to RC material is part of the everyday business of the construction and material handling industry. A...

“First-of-a-kind plant” presents pump specification challenges

Specifying pumps for circulating clean engine oil: It may seem a reasonably ordinary application, but there’s nothing ordinary about Arjun Infrastructures’ power plant in...

Remanufactured component reduces downtime in Finnish quarry

A rock-crushing contractor in Finland has taken advantage of a remanufactured components programme for the replacement of a key component on a brand of...

Scrapping red diesel will add £1 per tonne to Council waste bills, says recovery...

Joseph Doherty, MD of Re-Gen Waste, which provides materials recovery facilities for Council waste in the UK, has questioned the wisdom of Government plans...

UK bus company installs air cleaning technology to protect drivers from COVID-19

Warrington’s Own Buses has become the first bus company in the world to install air cleaning devices across its entire operational bus fleet, in...

Making stronger concrete with ‘sewage-enhanced’ steel slag

A group of researchers say they have shown how a by-product of steelmaking can be used to both treat wastewater and make stronger concrete,...

Demolition and quarrying crusher premieres in Las Vegas

Attachments manufacturer Allu has introduced a new range of crushing attachments said to be purpose-designed to meet the requirements of the demolition, recycling and...
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UKWIR failure database revamp gets underway

A review of UKWIR’s National Failure Database for pipe assets is being carried out by Servelec Technologies. The work will examine the business case for continuing development and support of the NFD, which benchmarks failure rates for water distribution mains and sewers in the UK and Ireland.
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Utility uses 3d asset mapping

Essex & Suffolk Water is working with technology company MGISS to improve the accuracy and currency of asset data while future proofing corporate systems. This is to support investment in augmented virtual reality visualisations and digital twin project for creating digital replicas of physical infrastructure.
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Leak detection trial

Yorkshire Water is working with Itron on a new smart meter water leakage trial in Sheffield which it hopes could play a key role in its leakage reduction strategy, saving up to 250,000 litres of water per burst.
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Partnership addresses potable priorities

As part of its National Disinfection Programme, Irish Water is investing over €65 million in the upgrade and standardisation of disinfection systems currently installed in over 864 public drinking water treatment plants, pumping stations and reservoirs.
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Sponsored Content: Grundfos supports UN SDGs

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay down ambitions to make the world a better and fairer place for everyone to live in.  They cover a wide – but often interconnecting – range of challenges that encompasses: poverty, inequality, peace and justice as well as looking at climate change and environmental degradation.
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Sponsored Content: Gentle, calm and steady pump

KNF's new FP 150 multi-diaphragm liquid pump offers linear flow adjustment from 0.2 to 1.5 l/min, low pulsation and continuous duty up to 2 bar pressure.
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Sponsored Content: Nuclear reactor drains un-blocked

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group have used new pipe cleaning technology to solve persistent drain blockage problems at a nuclear power station.

New waste water pumps for high ambient temperatures

Pump supplier KSB will be exhibiting at this year’s IFAT (4–8 May 2020), and a particular highlight will be the firm's new Amarex KRT...

Delivering cleaner vehicles and better air quality: Educational roadshow returns to Scotland

An initiative with a brief to help drive up safety and compliance standards in the transport sector (including in relation to air quality and...

Award-winning software aims to simplify the process of planning and executing underground excavation work

Utility service provider Morrison Utility Services (MUS) is undertaking a 12-month trial of Virtual Trial Hole Assistant (VTA), a software tool that the firm...