Seminar explores how AI can help in the water sector

A detailed overview of artificial intelligence (AI) and its increasing emergence in the water and wastewater sector was the focus of British Water’s latest...

Water quality platform works with smartphone interface

Water monitoring specialist In-Situ describes its Aqua TROLL 600 as a customizable, powerful multiparameter sonde. Combining "industry-leading" water quality sensors with smartphone mobility, the...

Personal care firm claims a first with ‘truly flushable’ moist tissue wipe

Bristol-based personal care company Natracare has launched what it claims is Europe’s first truly flushable moist tissue wipe, citing the new product as a...

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.

Sewage scandal goes to the High Court

  On Wednesday 5 to Thursday 6 July, the High Court will hear a legal challenge that aims to force the Government to toughen up...

Will economics drive a paradigm shift in ballast water management?

(Words by ballast water treatment firm Optimarin) The ‘polluter pays’ principle is starting to hit shipowners where it hurts - in the pocket - when...

The appliance of microbiology and materials science

Synthetic biology has been brought to the realm of water treatment with seemingly dramatic results by Californian cleantech firm Microvi, which in late October...

Fatberg Q&A

With Michelle Ringland, Head of Marketing, Lanes Group (the firm that removed the Whitechapel fatberg). Why are we so fascinated with fatbergs? “I personally think...

Q&A: Delivering sustainable solutions to solve water challenges 

With British Water’s conference on creating a more sustainable water sector approaching, Stephen Kennedy shares his views on celebrating recent successes in creating a...

Licence to spill? Legislative status of government’s new plans unclear

River conservation groups reacted with alarm to the news (on 29 August) that the government plans to ease restrictions on developers' need to ensure...

Septage plant proves its mettle in Ohio, says treatment specialist

US water treatment specialist Lakeside equipment provides some context behind the decision to employ its Raptor Septage Acceptance Plant (SAP) in the wastewater treatment...

Four legs better? Aeration and mixing unit claimed to offer performance and energy saving...

In early February Gurney Environmental announced the availability of its SERIES 5 ‘Tarantula’, described as a uniquely designed, low-energy surface aerator that offers several...

Clearing the FOG – a data-led approach

Water utilities have a major challenge working with local food businesses to prevent fats, oils and grease entering the sewer network, but a combined...

No feed tank needed

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

Porous crystals made from plant extracts purify water from pharmaceutical pollutants

Researchers have developed porous crystals made from pomegranate extract to capture and degrade pharmaceutical molecules found in local municipal wastewater. The research is published...

Wastewater system selected for landmark logistics scheme

WCS Environmental Engineering technology has been selected to deliver wastewater treatment at a landmark industrial development in east London. Momentum is a strategic...

Sludge thickener cuts costs for utility

A recent project by HUBER Technology for Severn Trent Water and Costain CiM6 at Stratford Milcote sewage treatment works seemingly saved 40% in capital cost

Vast amounts of valuable energy, nutrients, water lost in world’s fast-rising wastewater streams, says...

Enough energy to power all households in the USA and Mexico; Enough nutrients to meet ~13% of world fertilizer needs; Enough water to...

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...

Cleared for take-off: Valve system smoothes de-icing fluid removal at airport

A new automated shutdown system that helps protect local watercourses has been installed by AUMA Actuators in a wash-down area for de-icing commercial airliners...