Monitoring and Analysis

Using AI to understudy system experts and optimise plant performance

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are making a large impact in many fields, and the water sector is no different. With operators facing constant pressure to boost plant efficiency and to deliver maximum value to the consumer with minimal...

Southern water resilience projects

For the past two years Southern Water has been conducting a far reaching project aimed at delivering Zero Pollutions by 2040. We aim as a business to have achieved our ambition for zero pollution, with predictive analytics and automated...

Fuzzy logic clear up blockage prediction for Yorkshire Water

Wastewater monitoring has proved a difficult nut to crack for water companies in the face of increased pressure from regulators, government and customers to reduce pollution incidents across the UK. Yorkshire Water, in collaboration with Siemens and The University...

Bath academics help to track coronavirus in schools by monitoring wastewater

Bath researchers to take part in TERM project to monitor wastewater in 70 UK schools for evidence of coronavirus Working with other UK universities, they aim to create an early-warning system to prevent outbreaks Project could...

Flood prevention through waste water network monitoring

This year in the UK, November 9th-15th was the Environment Agency’s annual Flood Action Week, which aims to encourage the public to better understand their property’s individual flood risk, especially as the climate is changing and weather patterns are...

New low cost Compact 80 GHz level sensors

Water and waste industries – more to choose The VEGA radar family has grown, with the latest VEGAPULS series of units for continuous level measurement. Based on the latest FMCW 80 GHz technology and a specially developed radar level microchip...

Data logger measures level, conductivity and temperature

With the new CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) versions of the high-precision DCX level data loggers for depths of up to 200m, KELLER AG offers a highly integrated, complete pressure measurement solution for water management. This data logger for long-term monitoring...

New headset offers vision for the future

An innovative and now key piece of equipment came into its own for Trant Engineering Limited during the company’s work at Weir Wood reservoir. The intelligent, interactive headset - keyed into Microsoft Teams - deployed by its field-based engineers had...

Quick return on investment with Valmet’s superior solids measurement solutions

The measurement of solids in wastewater treatment has always been a questionable proposition. Limitations in measurement accuracy along with long term reliability have been a concern to plant operators and engineers. Additionally, harsh and sometimes uncontrolled process conditions (e.g. fat,...

Big data goes down the plughole to fight future public health threats

Scientists at the University of Bath’s Water Innovation and Research Centre are developing new ways of monitoring public health at home and in low-income countries by analysing wastewater Rising antimicrobial resistance and fast-spreading epidemics like Ebola and the Zika virus...

Turning the tide – Microplastics detection in wastewater

Understanding the impact of microplastics on the environment and on human and animal health is a crucial challenge for the next century. However, before the true impact of microplastics can be calculated, first we must refine our methods of...

Improving monitoring and wastewater assets to reach Zero Pollutions by 2030

By Lewis Brown Gaining a better understanding Southern Water is a company in transformation and achieving zero pollutions by 2030 is one of the many ambitious targets underpinning that journey. We’re delving deeper and gaining a better understanding of why incidents happen,...

Bringing the lab to the water – break-through technology for continuous water monitoring

SouthWestSensor Ltd has developed a nanodroplet microfluidics based platform technology that brings lab analysis to the water. Perfectly suited for continuous monitoring of nutrients and pollutants in fresh and sea water, covering applications ranging from environmental monitoring to waste...

Great interest shown in Photonic Measurements range of UV254 analysers at Aquatech 2019

Photonic Measurements were exhibiting the full range of their UV254 measurement products at Aquatech in Amsterdam in November.  The show attracted an international audience with enquiries from 50 countries at the Photonic Measurements stand. Founded in 2014, Photonic Measurements has...

Automating E.coli quantification in wastewater and surface waters

Novel field instrumentation allows for sampling and accurately monitoring E.coli concentrations in watersheds, reservoirs, receiving water bodies and throughout the wastewater treatment process. By Dan E. Angelescua and Andreas Hausot Climate change trends, increasing urbanization and fresh water scarcity in large...

Smart sensor to target deadly legionella bug

Potential killer in UK water systems is monitored via ‘internet of things’. A pair of young entrepreneurs have developed a revolutionary smart sensor that is purpose-built to wage war on the deadly legionella bug. Technology expert Florin Mangu and water hygiene...

Dissolved Methane Monitoring and Control

Using cutting edge technology, Rostech Environmental brings a new approach to dissolved methane monitoring and methane stripping. and control of wastewater are outdated, inefficient and often don’t work. Rostech Environmental since it’s incorporation in 2016 have been working to design, install...

Optimising water quality management

Following its introduction 12 months ago, ATi UK’s SiteBox has been hailed as a global breakthrough in versatile water quality monitoring by industry experts. Managing Director, Dr Mike Strahand, discusses how this early-warning optimisation tool is not only helping...

PYDRO – Self- Powered Water Network Solutions

How much water do you think is lost in our current water networks? On average it is 30% worldwide, due to a lack of data and outdated technology.  To improve the ressource efficiency, intelligent and smart technology needs to be...

Meeting the challenges ahead

The contemporary water industry faces many challenges, not least of which is maintaining the essential infrastructure over a huge geographic area, especially given this infrastructure is sometimes located in hard-to-reach places. At the same time, the industry is striving to...

The never-ending battle against emerging contaminants: a focus on PFAS

What are emerging contaminants? Emerging contaminants are likely to be a never-ending nightmare. Why? As we develop, advance and expand our pharmaceutical prowess, create new industrial chemicals, new pesticides and herbicides, surfactants and personal care products, it becomes increasingly clear...

IVARIO: Bridging the Gap between Laboratory and Consumer

IVARIO may be a newcomer on the UK market, but the company has been selling its popular home water testing kits in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2013 IVARIO was founded in 2013 in Hamburg by Söhnke Mücke, Saskia Gerber...

Collaboration on the road to resilience

A hot topic in UK water companies right now is “resilience”. ATi UK’s Managing Director, Dr Mike Strahand, believes it is a key part of what the DWI expects from water companies and is a big element in many...

Optimised water softening systems thanks to quality-controlled regeneration

Novel water hardness monitoring For the production of soft water, ion exchangers with sodium chloride regeneration have been used for more than 50 years. The course and dynamics of the softening process depend on the ion exchange resins used, the...

Smart Storm – tomorrows technology here today

Smart Storm Ltd is an innovative UK owned Water and Wastewater instrumentation and solutions company, which pushes water technology to new levels through continual innovation. Smart Storm is underpinned by a large research and development team and strong knowledge...

Real-time monitoring

Launched last May at IFAT 2018 in Munich, Germany, the patent-pending Proteus BOD real-time biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) monitoring platform enables treatment works to measure the quantity of reactive organic matter in real time. Michael Oswell of Proteus Instruments...

Rapid E. coli quantification with field portable devices around UK bathing sites

The UK Environment Agency takes advantage of the latest E. coli field quantification technology to isolate pollution sources in coastal beach areas. Regulations for the management of bathing water differ around the world but are consistently built around the same...

The Future of water supply in the UK and worldwide

The water industry is facing immense pressure to maintain a complex infrastructure, whilst improving supply resilience, water quality and cutting costs. The industry challenge is how to deliver a better service without passing additional cost onto the customer? Traditionally, the...

Superior solids measurement solutions for wastewater

Valmet is a global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the water industry. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Valmet’s strong technology offering includes superior solids measurement solutions for wastewater based...