The carbon conundrum

Envirotec takes a look at the methods available for measuring organic loading in a body of water, and things to consider when selecting an...
The HRS Unicus Series of scraped surface heat exchangers are well suited to thermal hydrolysis

Thermal hydrolysis boosts biogas production

Thermal hydrolysis is a two-stage process combining high-pressure heat treatment of the feedstock followed by rapid decompression.
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.

Ofwat to launch new £4m open competition for water innovation

Ofwat, the economic regulator of water services in England and Wales, has announced a new “open access” competition for innovators, in an apparent widening...

Sponsored Content: Reusing wash water at equipment hire firm

MSE Systems has provided equipment hire firm Sunbelt Rentals with a fully automated wastewater treatment system following a successful rental and testing period in 2020. The firm was asked to provide a system that would dramatically reduce the amount of fresh water used by Sunbelt Rentals when cleaning the dirty Trakway panels ready for use by new customers. Trakway is a series of panels laid down to create access to fields and sites that are usually inaccessible to vehicles and pedestrians.

Water treatment contract marks mines remediation preeminence, says firm

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a US$48.4million design-build contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to upgrade the water treatment plant...

Sponsored content: 80GHz radar level sensors are compact and low cost

VEGA introduces the latest FMCW 80 GHz non-contact radar level technology for the water industry – using their very own radar level microchip, to deliver excellent performance and a low price that represents a real alternative to ultrasonic level sensors

Sponsored content: Non-invasive clamp-on flow measurement of sludge lines

Flow measurement expert Katronic's ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeters measure 16 RAS/SAS (returned/surplus activated sludge) lines in pipes up to 85 years old, in a large...

Sponsored Content: Improving control and yield in gravity thickeners

Instrumentation firm VEGA Controls looks at performance issues that can arise with an aspect of automation that is a popular fixture in the water...

An enduring threat to water?

Dr Ian Ross of professional services firm Tetra Tech, and the author of the Emerging Contaminants Handbook, discusses the emergence of PFAS as contaminants of concern in the UK

Sponsored content: Brazil plant chooses TS

Six Valmet Total Solids Measurement (Valmet TS) systems will be supplied as part of the delivery by SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions of water and wastewater treatment plants to Klabin’s Puma II project in Brazil.

Drilling operation helps utility protect medieval monks path

A seemingly state-of-the-art drilling technique has allowed Thames Water to install a vital new sewage pipe while protecting a centuries-old country path used by...
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Testing the water

The International Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring conference and exhibition offers a rare opportunity to review the broad range of technology developments taking place...

£2 million contract for final effluent monitoring in Scotland

Meteor Communications has been awarded a multi-year shared framework agreement by Scottish Water for the provision of multi-parameter wastewater quality final effluent monitoring. The...

Water industry “shifting to outcome-based strategy”

The water sector is moving towards an outcome-focused approach to the way it plans and invests in environmental solutions, in the view of Phil...

Comparing aeration and biofiltration for odour impact

A study of two wastewater treatment plants in Cordoba, Spain evaluates the odorous impact of the technologies deployed in each.

Protecting your assets from debris

Wastewater treatment expert Jacopa expounds on the benefits of installing trash rakes For water service companies, ensuring that wastewater treatment works are fully operational is...

AI successfully detects blockage formations for Wessex Water

Machine-learning technology trialled on part of Wessex Water’s sewerage network has identified early forming sewer blockages in real-time with a 92% accuracy rate, whilst...

Explosion prompts risk review

The incident occurred on 3 December 2020, at about 11:20am, and appears to have involved the explosion of a silo containing biosolids at a sewage treatment and food waste site operated by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water

Automated timers halve blower power consumption

New energy saving measures developed by WCS Environmental Engineering (WCSEE) could reduce power consumption of its package wastewater treatment plants by as much...