Commercial leap for RO tech with production of bespoke water treatment units

With 80% of the world's wastewater still released untreated, there is a tremendous appetite for new ideas, especially when it comes to making treatment more energy e­fficient...

Puraffinity develop approach to eliminating PFAS from water supplies

Its solution is a smart material which it says removes these pollutants from water in a range of settings including environmental remediation, point-of-use systems, industrial manufacturing facilities, and...

OFWAT chief: Water companies must show customer benefits

Major infrastructure improvements in the water sector in PR24 will require companies to better demonstrate how any increase in water bills will benefit customers,...

Farmland water “battery” storage and leak-detecting broadband cables among winners in Ofwat innovation competition

Farmers could soon be reimbursed for creating water storage ponds or water “batteries” as part of an innovative drought-prevention project that has received funding...

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...

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...

Utilities commit to smart water installations to help avoid sewer spills

Water technology firm SDS has completed the installation of its latest smart rainwater management systems at homes in Forton, Lancashire, and Deal, Kent, as...

Organic coagulant helps reduce sludge for egg product supplier

Veolia Water Technologies UK (VWT UK) has been specified to supply its water treatment chemical solution, Hydrex 6861, to egg product supplier D Wise,...

Egypt and UK sign MoU on water partnership

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been agreed between Egypt and a leading UK water sector trade association to establish a framework for bilateral...

Wastewater redesign

Xylem has been selected by the City of Toronto to supply customized equipment for a new integrated pumping station (IPS) – a critical component for the transport of wastewater.

Polymer metering advance

The introduction of the Qdos 60 PU peristaltic pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) means operators can now deploy efficient, safe, and reliable polymer metering at any water or wastewater treatment plant, says the firm.

Water start-up signs deal to start manufacture of “revolutionary” reverse osmosis technique

Engineering technology start-up Salinity Solutions has signed an agreement with a leading water process solutions manufacturer, Te-Tech Process Solutions to start production of bespoke...

Ofwat and the EA must go further: Lords’ report on sewage pollution welcomed by...

How might the water industry be better regulated to reduce the sewage pollution that floods waterways in England and Wales? A report from the...

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...
Te-Tech has installed units at the Chipping Camden STW.

Sponsored Content: Advanced oxidation technology installed at sewage works

Te-Tech Process Solutions has installed and integrated te-ion™ advanced oxidation technology to suppress sludge bulking at Severn Trent Water’s Chipping Campden Sewage Treatment Works.
Rising energy prices have significantly reduced the payback periods for energy efficient heat exchangers.

Sponsored Content: Heat exchangers can enhance energy savings

By Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers

Wastewater sector emits nearly twice as much methane as previously thought

Municipal wastewater treatment plants emit nearly double the amount of methane into the atmosphere than scientists previously believed, according to new research from Princeton...

Toilet paper is an unexpected source of PFAS in wastewater, study says

Researchers have reported an unexpected source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in wastewater systems — toilet paper. The study in question appeared in...

Exotic bacteria collect rare earth elements from wastewater

‘Biosorption’ of rare earth elements by biomass of novel strains of cyanobacteria is fast and efficient, allowing recycling, says group Rare earth elements (REEs) are...

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...