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...

Tannins: A possible answer to microplastic pollution?

Scientists at UBC’s BioProducts Institute find that if you add tannins to a layer of wood dust, you can create a filter that traps virtually all...

Levidian project kicks off in Manchester, producing hydrogen and graphene from wastewater

A Government-funded collaboration will see Levidian’s LOOP technology used to decarbonise biogas created by wastewater treatment in United Utilities’ Manchester Bioresources Centre at Davyhulme. LOOP...

Somerset tank project will store 800k litres of sewer water

A £9.5 million project to boost the storage and treatment of wastewater gets underway near Bridgwater, Somerset this autumn, says Wessex Water. Construction teams will...

Even treated wastewater affects our rivers, and new study attempts to characterise species shift

New study seems to show that effluents from wastewater treatment plants change the balance of invertebrate communities in Hesse’s waters Effluents from wastewater treatment plants...

Trial “brings hope for phosphate mitigation funding”

Somerset Council is hoping to secure Government funding to deliver phosphate mitigation measures which will unlock the delivery of 18,000 new homes across the...

Innovative wastewater emissions measurement tech gets a first outing with Scottish Water

The utility is first on the block with UK and sector deployment of Grandperspective's scanfeld®. Described as a revolutionary new gas emissions monitoring technology,...

Research sheds light on mysterious stability of nanobubbles

They're helpful in processes like water treatment, as you can get the job done without chemicals, but how stable are they? And under what...

Sewage spills still a problem as EA report notes utilities’ winding path of improvement

Water and sewerage firms in England are still under-performing, according to the EA’s latest appraisal of their performance – in relation to spills from...

Striving for environmental balance: nutrient neutrality to futureproof the development pipeline

By Wendy Furgusson, Associate, Environment and Health, Ramboll With Natural England's recent changes to planning policy causing a reduction in the number of new homes...

Scientists “spend a penny” in the name of wastewater science

Scientists at The James Hutton Institute are contributing more than just their grey cells to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use –...

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...

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...

Sponsored content: Jetting course gives sewer operators dual skills

Drainage operatives are benefitting from a new training course that helps develop essential knowledge and skills for using water jetting for surface cleaning. The Drain,...

Sponsored content: New evaporator set to reduce corrosion and boost efficiency

A new, combined evaporator and crystalliser has been developed by HRS Heat Exchangers to treat concentrated waste brine produced during reverse osmosis, and crystallised...

Hybrid-SAF units to provide onsite biological treatment for utility

Technology from WCS Environmental Engineering has been selected by United Utilities to deliver biological treatment at a new wastewater treatment works. The UK...

Water innovation recognised at Edinburgh awards ceremony

Collaboration was cited as the key to success for the seven winners of the 2023 Lighthouse Awards, which were presented during BlueTech Forum in...

Wastewaters have more potent environment for antibiotic resistance than previously thought, new study shows

Wastewaters have unique characteristics, allowing resistance genes to start their journey from harmless bacteria to those that cause disease...

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...