uk water industry Articles

  • Water Loss UK 2012

    In May 2005 a seminar was held at the NEC in Birmingham to introduce the UK water industry to the work of the International Water Association (IWA) Water Loss Task Force. A similar event was held at the NEC Crowne Plaza Hotel in June 2009. Both events were well received and attracted over 100 delegates. Since then the WLTF has become a Specialist Group in IWA due to the importance ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Industrial wastewater reuse: CEMEX UK

    CEMEX is one of the world's leading cement producers and suppliers of building materials. In order to limit their manufacturing footprint in terms of process water usage, CEMEX UK sourced their water from the final settlement lagoons of their local wastewater treatment plant (Anglian Water). atg UV Technology was approached by CEMEX UK to supply a containerized UV wastewater treatment plant to ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Uncertainty in UK water regulation could hinder investment

    The stability and predictability of water company regulation in the UK by the Water Services Regulation Authority ("Ofwat"), which is mandated to ensure value for the end consumer, has been a major contributor to attracting private investment into the sector. Since privatisation in 1989, this stable regulatory framework has enabled sector companies to attract over £108 billion of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Economic regulation of the water supply industry in the UK: a game theoretic consideration of the implications for responding to drought risk

    Droughts have tested the water supply companies in UK over the past decade. This paper employs game theoretic modelling to test hypotheses regarding the implications of price cap regulation for resource and supply security. We present an empirical analysis of drought management by ten water companies in UK as a basis for formulating formal games. These games are estimated. The game between the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water Industry on the Eco Wave?

    A wave of privatization is rolling through the water industry – at the environment‘s expense? In order to provide an answer to this question, the Environmental-Rating agency oekom research AG, Munich, put a number of water supply companies and manufacturers of water appliances to the environmental test. In results published today, oekom identifies the British water supplier Severn Trent as the ...


    By oekom research AG

  • The importance of Water Treatment in industry

    Water treatment is an important industry requirement and comes under 4 main branches which include boiler water treatment, cooling water treatment, water purification and the treatment of wastewater effluent. It is considered that these cover the majority of Water treatment processes in the UK and Internationally. Water treatment is often seen as an additional cost on top of an already very ...


    By Feedwater Ltd

  • AD and Biogas Technology Developments in UK

    The anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association’s fourth annual trade show and conference — UK AD & Biogas 2013 — attracted a busy stream of visitors to Birmingham, England in early July, demonstrating a growing interest in this vibrant industry sector. The event included facility tours, conference sessions, workshops, free one-on-one consultations with industry experts, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Water Level Monitoring and Control Solutions for the UK Internal Drainage Boards

    Pulsar Process Measurement have been involved in design, manufacture and supply of non-contacting Ultrasonic Level and Pump Control systems for the Internal Drainage Board industry for many years. Three typical examples of the application of this equipment are installed at North Level IDB Cross Guns Pumping Station. The original Cross Guns Pumping Station was built in 1938 to house three 760mm ...

  • Mixers and Flowmakers: Mixing mine water precipitate from a Tin Mine in the UK

    Landia (UK) Ltd. was awarded a contract to provide the pre-reaction chambers and sludge holding tanks at Wheal Jane Mine Water Treatment Plant, Cornwall with a total number of 7 submersible mixers. Working conditions are very harsh on this plant where the mixers will be homogenizing sludges in the process of purifying a heavily contaminated industrial effluent. The mixers were supplied in ...


    By Landia

  • Toxic algae successfully monitored, controlled at drink water reservoir in the UK

    Within the water industry, combating algae is known as a hazardous chemical process. However the chemical free approach and solution of LG Sound is confirmed to be environmental friendly by Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (SBW). As a result of the experienced problems in the lakes of SBW, the MPC Buoy was installed to improve the ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Biofouling by bryozoans, Cordylophora and sponges in UK water treatment works

    In recent years biofouling from native (bryozoans, sponges) and non-native (Cordylophora) animals has increased in UK water treatment works (WTW). A survey of six UK water companies and eight WTWs revealed that these taxa were more widespread and abundant than previously recognised. Primary problems related to the occlusion of underfloor nozzles and tailpipes in rapid gravity filter beds (RGFs). ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • UK Green water treatment technology scores all over the world

    Fluid Dynamics is one of the UK’s export success stories. Specialising in preventing scaling caused by hard water without the use of chemicals Fluid Dynamics exports over 85% of its production. Chosen for Florida’s “Green House project “ in the USA .. as the preferred water treatment for the Argentine Central Bank ,  and also the City Mall in Jordan Fluid Dynamics ...

  • Future challenges to asset investment in the UK water industry: the wastewater asset investment risk mitigation offered by minimising principal operating cost risks

    This paper defines challenges currently facing the water industry globally that will affect water industry asset investment and development now and in the near future. Those challenges include energy price volatility, climate change regulation, asset capital costs and strategic resource considerations. This paper presents potential answers to these challenges in the context of the UK water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • UV, a bright future for the water industry

    The use of Ultra Violet (UV) light has now become standard practice in most municipal waste water treatment processes.  Effluent is now starting to be recognised as a valuable resource, not a problem that needs to be dumped. Many waste water facilities are being renamed as water reclamation facilities, and whether the waste water is being discharged into a river, being used to irrigate ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • River Survey Bude Cornwall UK case study

    STS were invited by the UK Environment Agency to conduct a survey of a small river running onto one of the bathing beaches at Bude Cornwall. The area is renowned for its clean beaches and is very popular with both families and surfers alike. There were therefore two driving factors behind ensuring that the water discharging to the beach was clean. Firstly that it met the required ...


    By Safe Training Systems Ltd

  • Legislation: The State Of UK Environmental Legislation: Opportunities for Reform?

    Keywords: environmental legislation, reducing legislative complexity, legislative reform In 2010-2012, the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) embarked on an ambitious project to assess the state of environmental legislation in the United Kingdom in light of its increasing complexity1 It is not just UKELA that is concerned that the complexity of environmental legislation is getting ...


  • Water quality of lowland, permeable Chalk rivers: the Frome and Piddle catchments, west Dorset, UK

    This paper provides a baseline interpretation of extensive hydrochemical characteristics of UK Chalk catchments based on the Frome/Piddle (west Dorset), a major component of the LOCAR (Lowland Catchment Research) programme. It examines a wide range of chemical determinands using data from two long-term (1979–2000) river water monitoring sites. The water quality of the Frome and Piddle is very ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Proposed offshore wind farm consents process in the UK: some considerations

    The objectives of the study were to define the full details of the consenting process for offshore wind farms in territorial waters (in England and Wales) and to develop guidance aimed primarily at developers outlining the consenting process in its entirety. Conclusions included: the formalisation of available routes to consents for developers; the formalisation of the requirement for a DTI ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comaprative perspective of US and UK thinking on e coli reactivation in digestion and dewatering

    Presentation Outline UK and US rules in Pathogens History of Reactivation/Regrowth in US WERF Projects Correlation to odors UK Situation Conclusions US and UK regulations The USEPA regulations are mandatory USEPA 503.15 The Class A pathogen requirements on 503.32 (a) or the Class B ...


    By Cambi AS

  • The role of robotics in the trenchless industry

    The official definition of a robot is “a machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control,” yet this does not really define the information and functions that the robots in the Trenchless Technology industry provide to engineers from local water authorities, municipalities and It can be argued that the first step towards what we know today as ‘robots’ was the use of tube ...


    By KATE PMO AG

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