Water sector must prioritise supply chain resilience

The importance of supply chain resilience in the water sector was the overarching message from Baroness Brown, speaking at a British Water reception held...

Pumps conference grapples with EU decarbonisation challenge

Trade organisations CEIR, Pneurop and Europump recently held a Joint conference to consider the EU’s roadmap for industrial support. Under the working title of...

FOG summit to bring water and hospitality sectors together

"Europe’s leading fat, oil and grease (FOG) summit" will bring together the hospitality sector and the water industry to develop collaborative and sustainable...

Appraising stressors on rivers’ ability to perform ecological functions

An essential ecosystem service of streams and rivers is their natural self-purification service. This can be assessed based on ecological functions such as nutrient...

Sponsored content: Two new centrifuge test rigs, now on the road from MSE Hiller

MSE Hiller has launched two new test and demonstration centrifuge rigs into the UK market.

Sponsored Content: Low energy mixers make the long haul

Fifteen years since a major UK water utility chose Landia as its framework supplier for anoxic mixers, over 200 of the units continue to work day and night across the region.

Plant extracts

In many cuisines, okra serves as a master thickener of stews and soups. The goo from that fruit and other plants, such as aloe, cactus and psylium, can also clean water and wastewater of some types of solid pollutants, as well as some that are dissolved. Now, researchers say they have demonstrated that combinations of these food-grade plant extracts can remove microplastics from wastewater.

Water innovation ‘fantasy league’

An event with a strong track record for selecting technologies that go on to succeed in the water arena, BlueTech Forum (Vancouver, 7-8 June) has selected its first tranche of "innovation showcase" companies.

Predatory bacteria and digester ecology

Most people think of microorganisms as a predatory element in microbiological ecologies. But in fact, they too can become – in a sense – victims of bacteria that make them sick and even devour them, explains researcher Jens Harder. Such a predatory bacterium has now been described by his group, and its role in the digestion of biomass in sediments might be significant.

Making sense of sewage discharge data

More data is becoming available to help with understanding why so much sewage is being spilled in UK rivers, and fascinating efforts are underway to interpret it and present it to the public in an accessible and transparent format. Envirotec reviews the latest data, tools and what experts believe we can learn.

Circular solution for screenings?

A seemingly eco-friendly way of dealing with wet wipes clogging up sewage systems is in the pipeline, or so claims Edinburgh-based circular economy start-up Carbogenics, which recently received funding for a trial project with Scottish Water.

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.

Membrane filtration and ion exchange plants piloted in Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is a leading research university having an international presence with a comprehensive science academy at its core.  It supports innovative research and graduate education programs that explore the frontiers of knowledge in powerful and interdisciplinary ways vital to global challenges.

‘Fantasy league’ reveals future of water innovation

Event organiser BlueTech Research has announced the first "innovation showcase" companies who will appear at the BlueTech Forum event in Vancouver, Canada, on 7-8...

Q&A: Connecting water technology and its potential impact

With water undergoing a transformation, industrial end-users are increasingly embedding sustainable solutions within their operations. Snehal Desai, chief growth and sustainability officer at Evoqua...

All-in-one grey water recycling system for smaller buildings

Water reuse technology specialist SDS has launched a grey water treatment system that it says makes it simpler and more cost-effective for developments, such...

Port Meadow becomes UK’s second river site to gain bathing status

A stretch of the River Thames at Port Meadow, Oxford, has been designated as an official river bathing location after a nearly two-year long...

Comment: how can the EU’s industrial policy support industry’s efforts with sustainability and decarbonisation?

Ahead of its Annual Meetings and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this coming May, Vanni Vignoli, President of Europump, a trade...
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.
Yorkshire Water's £50M Energy & Recycling Facility in Huddersfield

Mix to the max at new facility

At Yorkshire Water’s new £50M Huddersfield Energy and Recycling Facility (E&RF), the digester mixing system from Landia is ensuring that total gas production can reach its anticipated 22,192Nm3/d (normal cubic meter/day).