Solutions for the Wastewater Treatment Industry

Anaerobic digestion is one of the principal methods used by the water industry to treat primary sewage sludge. It is a preferred process in that it produces methane as a usable by-product, reduces sludge...

Engineering biology for the circular economy in water resources

At present, wastewater treatment plants play a vital role in the circular economy by treating and recycling water to the natural environment. In the future they will also act as low-carbon energy generators and...

United Utilities installs revolutionary wastewater treatment technology

United Utilities is installing revolutionary wastewater treatment technology from Holland in four of its treatment plants in North West England over the next five years. The company was the first in the UK to trial...

Conveyors play an important role within the water industry

The water treatment industry has taken advantage of belt conveyor system efficiencies for many years and with the global water and wastewater treatment market expecting to reach $211.3 billion by 2025, there is an...

Innovative approach to Peak Flow Management

Traditionally, Welsh Water have used standard storm storage treatment options to deal with significant flow management into our networks, and combined sewer overflows (CSO) before arriving at our Wastewater Treatment Works. This, along with...

Winter home for migrating birds protected by environmentally sensitive solution delivered by Selwood pumping...

Selwood’s pumping solutions specialists rose to an environmental challenge when they were tasked with installing more than 2km of pipework at a protected site that is the winter home for migrating birds. The 13-mile Swale...

Challenging Treatment Challenges

Things can only get better so it’s said…... For the UK water industry this has meant the need to produce better effluent quality, with an expectation of lower customer prices. New means of carrying...

Data-driven insights to manage asset health

We are in a data-rich world; businesses in all sectors are embracing the opportunities to uncover previously hidden insights by analysing their data in new ways, made possible through advances in computing power. It is...

Severn Trent invests £35m to reduce phosphorous levels

Severn Trent is investing £35m to install new technology at its Finham Sewage Treatment Works near Coventry that will help to meet new environmental standards. The company is investing in CoMag, which removes phosphorous from...

The Dilemma of Proven Innovation

By Paul Barter, Principal Process Engineer, Hydro International The water industry loves innovation, provided it is “proven and reliable”. With tighter phosphorous consents coming into force, we will need ‘proven and reliable’ processes that meet these...
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