Saturday, June 25, 2022

Wetland programme intended to protect rivers and chalk streams in East England

Proposals to create 26 new treatment wetlands across the East of England are part of a new wetland programme from Anglian Water, which the...

Tool to help understand the environmental effects of human medicines in Scotland

A new data visualisation tool aims to help researchers better understand the effects medicines have on Scotland’s environment. It has been launched by the...

Source-separated sewage facility opens in Sweden

Thursday, 16 June, marks the official inauguration of RecoLab, an award-winning treatment plant for source-separated sewage in Helsingborg, Sweden. The facility – said to...

Report is most comprehensive to date on challenges and solutions to the phosphorus crisis

Skyrocketing fertilizer prices in recent months highlight importance of challenges outlined in new report Phosphorus is an essential but often overlooked resource, which is...

Q&A: Delivering holistic solutions to solve water challenges

To tie-in with BlueTech Forum 2022, Kamakshi Sharma, director of marketing and strategy for water technology company Aquatech International, shares her views on data-driven...

Models predict that planned phosphorus reductions will make Lake Erie more toxic

Reducing levels of the nutrient phosphorus to control harmful algal blooms in places like Lake Erie is actually advantageous to toxic cyanobacteria strains, which...

Modular plant supports treatment upgrade for animal charity

The UK’s largest dog welfare charity has selected an enhanced effluent treatment technology to meet stringent regulations at its rehoming centre in Northern...

Wastewater treatment facility embraces septage

Two things are perhaps certain about septage: it is highly variable, and by its very nature - spewing odorous compounds and elements into the...

Water sector must prioritise supply chain resilience

The importance of supply chain resilience in the water sector was the overarching message from Baroness Brown, speaking at a British Water reception held...

Pumps conference grapples with EU decarbonisation challenge

Trade organisations CEIR, Pneurop and Europump recently held a Joint conference to consider the EU’s roadmap for industrial support. Under the working title of...

FOG summit to bring water and hospitality sectors together

"Europe’s leading fat, oil and grease (FOG) summit" will bring together the hospitality sector and the water industry to develop collaborative and sustainable...

Appraising stressors on rivers’ ability to perform ecological functions

An essential ecosystem service of streams and rivers is their natural self-purification service. This can be assessed based on ecological functions such as nutrient...

Sponsored content: Two new centrifuge test rigs, now on the road from MSE Hiller

MSE Hiller has launched two new test and demonstration centrifuge rigs into the UK market.

Sponsored Content: Low energy mixers make the long haul

Fifteen years since a major UK water utility chose Landia as its framework supplier for anoxic mixers, over 200 of the units continue to work day and night across the region.

Plant extracts

In many cuisines, okra serves as a master thickener of stews and soups. The goo from that fruit and other plants, such as aloe, cactus and psylium, can also clean water and wastewater of some types of solid pollutants, as well as some that are dissolved. Now, researchers say they have demonstrated that combinations of these food-grade plant extracts can remove microplastics from wastewater.

Water innovation ‘fantasy league’

An event with a strong track record for selecting technologies that go on to succeed in the water arena, BlueTech Forum (Vancouver, 7-8 June) has selected its first tranche of "innovation showcase" companies.

Predatory bacteria and digester ecology

Most people think of microorganisms as a predatory element in microbiological ecologies. But in fact, they too can become – in a sense – victims of bacteria that make them sick and even devour them, explains researcher Jens Harder. Such a predatory bacterium has now been described by his group, and its role in the digestion of biomass in sediments might be significant.

Making sense of sewage discharge data

More data is becoming available to help with understanding why so much sewage is being spilled in UK rivers, and fascinating efforts are underway to interpret it and present it to the public in an accessible and transparent format. Envirotec reviews the latest data, tools and what experts believe we can learn.

Circular solution for screenings?

A seemingly eco-friendly way of dealing with wet wipes clogging up sewage systems is in the pipeline, or so claims Edinburgh-based circular economy start-up Carbogenics, which recently received funding for a trial project with Scottish Water.

Comparing aeration and biofiltration for odour impact

A study of two wastewater treatment plants in Cordoba, Spain evaluates the odorous impact of the technologies deployed in each.