Monday, December 5, 2022

Utility uses drones and laser technology to improve sewer network

Drones and lasers are being used together - in an apparent UK first - to improve the functioning of the sewers and are helping...

Sponsored content: Maximising thermal hydrolysis production with the correct pump

According to government sources, there are 7,078 sewage treatment works (STW) in England and Wales, and 10,814 STW in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Pumping...

$10 billion Namibian hydrogen project selects developer for locomotive

Namibian-headquartered Hyphen Hydrogen Energy (Hyphen) says it is making positive progress on its discussions with the Namibian Government as it moves towards signature of...

Superconductors will support electric jet flight, says Scottish start-up

Scottish start-up Mako Aerospace plans to manufacture the world’s first all-electric jet engine, which they say could double the range of electric aircraft compared...

How gas leak detection will help the world keep its methane reduction promise

The signing of the Global Methane Pledge at last year’s COP26 marks a vital step in reducing the impact of industrial activities on the...

“Mono Muncher” sends biogas yields up in Spain, says firm

The Mono Muncher protects pumps from blocking by fine-grinding AD feedstocks such as municipal sludge and food waste. The installation of a Fluid Motion...

Firms achieve first drinking water spray lining in AMP7

Morrison Water Services, a part of M Group Services’ Water Division, is working in partnership with Yorkshire Water to deliver a drinking water...

99% of electricians believe there are major risks with EV charging work

As the UK gears up to meet its Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging targets for 2030, and purchases of EVs continue to rise, a lack...

German WWTP achieves 97.5% phosphorus load reduction

Upgrade of chemical dosing equipment at a wastewater treatment plant in Germany is delivering high performance on phosphorus removal, says Thomas Klobuczynski, industrial...

Pump expert unveils novel on-farm AD plant protector and biogas booster

Described as a one-step biogas optimisation solution, the WANGEN X-UNIT from anaerobic digestion (AD) pump specialist Agrico is said to protect AD plants from...

Swappable car batteries could accelerate UK’s transition to electric vehicles

A new paper "Battery-as-a-Service: an underexplored opportunity?" makes the case for why switching the UK electric vehicle (EV) model to Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS), could cut...
Hydrogen powered vehicle concept

Pop goes the diesel? Leaks and other hazards on the hydrogen roadmap

The race is on to develop the technology to exploit hydrogen fuel, widely regarded as offering the most promising pathway to a zero-carbon economy. And while it took over 40 years to bring solar and wind power to cost parity with legacy energy sources, those banking on hydrogen (everyone, it seems) are hoping to squeeze that development work into a much shorter timeframe. Envirotec surveys recent progress.
Blockage detecting equipment in sewer

IoT sensors monitor sewage

Better protection of sewage infrastructure is the intended result of recent investment in Scottish Water's intelligent asset base, according to the utility.
Qdos CWT pump head

A dream of fewer disruptions

With water and wastewater systems operators under increasing pressure to run facilities smoothly and efficiently, Mike St Germain, vice president (process industries), Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS), explores challenges that need to be addressed.
OMEX Active Fe

The taming of the stew

Following a high market demand for OMEX Environmental to supply a product that would help overcome all issues associated with traditional hydrogen sulphide deterrents, but also provide an effective solution for the hydrogen sulphide as a problem itself, the firm launched the Active Fe range.
Steve Schofield, CEO of the BPMA

A celebration of excellence

The 2022 Pump Industry Awards was staged to great fanfare on the evening of 31 March at the Cheswich Grange Hotel in Warwickshare, celebrating business and professional excellence in the pumps sector.

SPONSORED CONTENT: Contractor meets Southern Water’s EDM programmme

To meet the Environment Agency’s accelerated target that all Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) are fitted with Event Duration Monitoring (EDM) devices by 31 December 2023, Southern Water needs to install and/or upgrade EDM to 500 CSOs in AMP7 and has engaged Trant Engineering to develop a plan for their design, supply and installation.

SPONSORED CONTENT: A fluid management “masterpiece”

The demand for off-site, fully packaged plant rooms has risen, and the construction industry is challenging fluid management specialists to find new, high-performance pre-fabricated plant and pump solutions.

SPONSORED CONTENT: Pumps installed to clear tunnels

A specialist in temporary pump solutions, Vanderkamp describes work recently carried out at Thames Water Coppermills Treatment Works on behalf of Barhale.

SPONSORED CONTENT: Protection system chosen for RNLI site

The SeaShield 2000FD™ system from corrosion and sealing expert Winn & Coales (Denso) was recently specified for the protection of 31 jetty piles at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) station in Padstow, Cornwall.