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Unblocktober 2022: What did we learn going into 2023? 

Drainage and wastewater expert Lanes Group writes We are so pleased with the success of Unblocktober 2022, and the efforts that people made to change...

Norwegian utility claims to calculate true cost of sewer ingress

Inflow of stormwater and infiltration of groundwater into sewers is a constant operational challenge, but a water utility in Norway is gaining better understanding...

Against the grain: What can be done about microplastics in soils and digestate?

Microplastics are everywhere: We know that much. But should we be worried? What can we do about it? Some of the speakers at Aqua Enviro's European Biosolids and Bioresources Conference, in late November, presented findings from a project aiming to understand the levels of this contaminant in compost and AD digestate. A change in the policy landscape seems imminent, as Envirotec found out.

Tonic tightening

A water treatment solution to optimise the operational processes at a large-scale gin distillery has been supplied by Veolia Water Technologies. The solution successfully removed excessive levels of residual free chlorine from the feedwater to improve the efficiency of the water conditioning units and prevent damage to the water softeners.

Safeguarding tech on trial

Digital technology company InfoTiles has won the opportunity to demonstrate its water management platform - which helps guard against I&I - with a municipality in western Switzerland.
Dale Croker

Systems steward: New leader at the British Pump Manufacturers Association

Continuing in his role as managing director of pumps manufacturer KSB UK, Dale Croker takes over the BPMA post following a two-year tenure as vice president.

Swedish study attempts analysis of harm posed by antibiotic residues in water

Antibiotic residues in wastewater and wastewater treatment plants in the regions around China and India risk contributing to antibiotic resistance, and the drinking water...

Sponsored Content: top tips for wastewater process optimisation

Amidst spiralling costs for energy, fuel, chemicals and just about everything else, there’s never been a better time to optimise your wastewater treatment process. Let’s take a journey through a typical site to identify areas where savings can be made.

Sponsored Content: Does TOC represent the future of wastewater analysis?

Measuring the organic content of wastewater is an essential process for assessing contamination levels, environmental trends and water purification methods. To deliver the required insights, however, labs must be able to rely on efficient, consistent and high-quality analytical methods.

Action pledged at cross-sector FOG summit

  The hospitality sector has made a call for clarity from UK water companies around their requirements for the disposal of fat, oil and grease...

Dangers and opportunities of digital transformation explored at British Water Data Conference

The sixth British Water Data Conference, which took place on 3 November 2022, kicked off with a warning from keynote speaker Oliver Grieveson on...

White paper validates innovative oxygen transfer technology 

A new, industry-verified white paper validates the oxygen transfer efficiency of an innovative, gas infusion technology for water and wastewater treatment. The trademarked Dissolved Gas...

No feed tank needed

Yorkshire Water has partnered with Saveco in the deployment of a new sludge screen technology, a UK first.

Screens test

Water technology firm Hydro International writes about recent success with cutting the Opex costs and carbon footprint at a wastewater treatment plant run by Scottish Water.

Ocean appointment: Fukushima water discharge facilities under construction

A coastal facility will dilute and release wastewater from the former nuclear plant at Fukushima Daiichi, beginning in Spring 2023. Not all dangerous isotopes will be removed, notably Tritium.

WIMES makes peristaltic points clearer

Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) has helped with a revision of the Water Industry Mechanical & Electrical Specifications (WIMES), opening up peristaltic pumps to more potential customers in the UK water industry.

Call for Thames Water to make swift upgrades to Cassington sewage works after Wolvercote...

Oxford-based Wolvercote Mill Stream - the only official swimming spot on the Thames – has failed bacteria safety tests. Environmental charity Thames21 has warned...

When wastewater treatment plants catch a cold

New research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, attempts to reveal the impact of viral infection on a wastewater treatment plant, and the surrounding...

PFAS persists through wastewater treatment, may enter crops

PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances), a group of more than 4,700 fully synthetic compounds that are widely used in industrial and manufacturing processes and found...

Complaint launched after government misses legal deadline on environmental protections

On 1 November green groups submitted a letter of complaint to Defra after the Government failed to meet a legal deadline on setting new...