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Can better monitoring and testing help to tackle nitrogen pollution?

  By Dr Calum Preece Improving the monitoring and mitigation of major pollution trends is one of the most important areas of environmental research. It is...

Securing wastewater treatment fit for the future

As population growth puts pressure on wastewater treatment plant capacity, Andrew Baird, technical director, WPL, makes the case for better understanding and greater flexibility....
Peavehaven plant

Precision pipework assists wastewater treatment revamp

SOUTHERN Water has completed a £300 million environmental improvement scheme that includes building a new wastewater treatment works for the catchment area of Brighton...

Innovation awards finalists join Aquatech China

Finalists in the annual BlueTech China Awards have been announced. Companies with technologies for industrial wastewater treatment feature strongly and all will take part...

New initiative aims to use Earth observation and geospatial data to detect sewage spills

Ordnance Survey is working with consultancy firm CGI to investigate the possibilities of using Earth observation data to detect sewage from space. Launched by...

Hundreds of water sector research reports made available at UKWIR

UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) is providing free access to over 1,000 of its water sector research reports aimed at helping to improve water...

Severn Trent to deploy benign biological approach to battling FOG

Severn Trent has signed a new agreement with Next Filtration to allow full-scale deployment of the latter's Next FOG STOP technology, which reduces the...

Using AI to avoid spills

A seemingly game-changing digital technology to reduce sewer network blockages and pollution is being rolled out by Yorkshire Water, in a contract recently awarded to Siemens.

Visionary water projects celebrated by Lighthouse Awards

Carlsberg and Anglian Water among winners announced during Aquatech 2021 Global organisations that have blazed a trail of innovation to conserve and enhance water resources...

Utility undertakes major anti-FOG initiative in St Andrews

The University of St Andrews will spend more than £120,000 installing around 25 grease traps at 12 of its sites across the town. The...
Prince of Wales Bay Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade

External heating units upgrade wastewater plant

A new sludge heater supplied by HRS Heat Exchangers has formed part of an upgrade to one of Tasmania’s most important wastewater treatment plants.

$1.9 million for project to investigate water treatment and reuse using biochar

Colorado State University researchers have been given the green light on a research project that they say could rewrite the book on how spent...
Liquor Treatment Plant

Veolia wins LTP contract for first-of-a-kind Welsh energy park

Veolia Water Technologies has been awarded a contract to supply a Liquor Treatment Plant at Dr Cymru Welsh Water’s Five Fords Wastewater Treatment Works
Compton Bassett water treatment works

DAF unit is temporary solution for sludge blockage

Siltbuster Process Solutions says it has solved the problem of excess floating sludge at Wessex Water’s Compton Bassett sewage treatment works in Wiltshire

‘Continuous’ thermal hydrolysis AD plant to be built for UK water utility

Water treatment technology firm Doosan Enpure has secured a competitively tendered ‘Design and Build’ contract, valued in excess of £20 million, with Severn Trent...

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...

Near real-time data added to popular Sewage Map

Near-real time alerts of raw sewage discharges have been added to the interactive Sewage Map provided by charity The Rivers Trust, and the group...

New report highlights the wastewater reuse opportunity in eight cities across the globe

A new report, Wastewater: The reuse opportunity, published on 27 February by the International Water Association and OFID (the OPEC Fund for International Development),...

Joining forces to fight FOG

A frontline organisation for contractors battling with fats, oil and grease (FOG) in commercial and industrial kitchens has been set up in association with...

Loowatt? Waterless loo innovator wins Game-Changer prize at London Cleantech event

Loowatt “has the potential to revolutionise sanitation and sustainability across the globe” Over 50 entrepreneurs pitch their clean technologies to investors at annual...