Friday, September 24, 2021

Research shows phosphate removal requires holistic approach

Water recycling specialist WPL will present the findings of a significant piece of research into phosphate removal at the European Wastewater Management (EWWM) Conference...

Sewage pollution makes popular Oxford bathing site unsafe after rainfall, say researchers

Sewage pollution is raising bacteria levels in Oxford’s popular swimming spots to unsafe levels after rainfall, new research appears to find. Research by the Oxford...
Envirotec Sept/Oct 21

Water from wastewater

A CO2-based desalination technique might permit the use of municipal wastewater as an alternative freshwater source, in a manner that is less energy-intensive than conventional desalination
Weather monitoring station

Sponsored Content: A technology for the timely warning

Robin Guy from OTT HydroMet believes that the worst effects of extreme weather can be mitigated by effective monitoring and alarm technologies.
HRS systems components connected by ethernet

Sponsored Content: The future potential of process control systems

Thanks to developments such as Industry 4.0, digitisation, and the cloud, together with improvements in process control and communication technology, it is easier than ever for equipment manufacturers to offer remote assistance and monitoring.
Envirotec Sept/Oct 21

Managing flood risks virtually

Digital twin technology is set to play a crucial role in the pre-emptive management of sewer flooding, argues John Hicklin from Iotics, a firm that specialises in this way of working with data.
TE Sewpas

Sponsored Content: Pulsed airlift sludge transfer

Te-Tech has introduced a new generation of pulsed airlift units, and says its clients are seeing the benefits of the technology over conventional progressive cavity pumps for transferring primary and secondary sewage sludges.

Sponsored Content: Flood and drainage events co-loacate

We would like to thank and welcome Schneider Electric as a major sponsor of this year's Floodex.
Velda Close Kirkley Stream

Sponsored Content: A faculty for facing down flood risk

T-T Pumps was enlisted to design, supply and install the equipment to meet the demands of the Lowestoft flood risk management project.
Surface water runoff treatment

Sponsored Content: Cunning treatment for surface water runoff at production facility

The Eastways project in Witham, Essex, was an existing industrial unit that was being upgraded to include the construction of a new food production facility with internal offices, a new site entrance, and a new vehicle turning area. This project needed a drainage strategy suitable for an industrial site, to control surface water runoff and remove pollution.

Instrument-lite assay

A technique has been demonstrated that allows users with camera phones to track the health of aquatic microorganisms, seemingly allowing water quality to be appraised within minutes.

The rise of smart water

It's a multi-billion-dollar (per annum) market, explains Dr Mikael Khan, business development manager with consultancy firm Aqua Enviro.

Sponsored Content: Environmentally friendly Spill Control

Fentex Limited has spent a number of years developing an environmentally friendly alternative to Spill Control products often required by Pollution Prevention Guidelines, ISO standards and other regulations.
Flooding in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, in January 2016.

SEPA has surface water in its sights

The take-up of flood hazard mapping by SEPA will provide a clearer indication of surface water (also known as pluvial) flood risk in Scotland, says the agency.
Housing development with HiPAF systems

Sponsored content: Waste water treatment key to nutrient neutrality equation

With a nutrient neutral approach to new property developments expected to become more widespread across England, increasing numbers of developers are giving closer consideration to wastewater treatment, writes Andrew Baird, technical director at water recycling specialist WPL.
Dyr Cymru Welsh Water and Eliquo Hydrok tested the system in a pilot plant at the Five Fords WwTW in Wrexham.

Pilot plant cuts AAD emissions

A common operational problem with advanced AD plants is high loading of digesters, and indeed partial overloading in some cases. A high concentration of dry solids and high viscosity can result in gas entrapment.

Flushing out lockdown trends

The team identified a spike in consumption of easily abused prescription opioids and anti-anxiety sedatives between March and June 2020, while some illicit drug use plummeted.
SEEPEX pumps back mix 30% DS dewatered sludge into 150m3/h 6% DS homogenous mixture in under 1 hour.

Cake to liquid in minutes

Yorkshire Water Knostrop is a large wastewater treatment plant servicing a population of 800,000 people.

EA issues effluent discharge compliance waiver to help utilities cope with chemicals shortage

The Environment Agency has published a regulatory waiver exempting water firms from the need to comply with the usual permit conditions that apply to...

Veolia provides Glycol runoff treatment plant at Heathrow

Veolia Water Technologies UK (VWT UK) has recently completed a glycol removal plant at Heathrow Airport, seemingly the first of its kind to treat...