In the water and wastewater segment, operations tend to be risk adverse. This is because there is little, if any, room for mistakes, says BSC National Accounts Manager Wayne D’Souza. “It’s a segment where all eyes are on it. A mistake could mean the pollution of rivers, or oceans. Or it could mean that the … Continue reading BSC continues to build customer confidence
Tertiary treatment is the final stage of the cleaning process undertaken at a wastewater treatment plant, improving effluent quality before it is reused, recycled or discharged into the environment. This stage of treatment removes remaining inorganic compounds, organics, turbidity, nitrogen, phosphorus, metals, and pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. The process usually involves physicochemical … Continue reading Getting the most out of belts and drives in tertiary wastewater treatment
Secondary wastewater treatment removes soluble organic matter and suspended solids that remain following primary treatment. This stage involves biological processes aeration for the decomposition of solids and the use of chlorine to disinfect the liquid. During different stages of secondary treatment, the level of oxygen in the wastewater is altered to create aerobic and anaerobic … Continue reading Bearing up in corrosive wastewater conditions: Schaeffler’s FAG Black Series and Split SRB
The initial stage of wastewater treatment – the primary treatment stage – involves the removal of solid material from water by the processes of screening, comminution, grit removal, and sedimentation. Clarifiers, or settling tanks, enable the removal of the solids through sedimentation. While sewage flows through the tanks, the solids gradually sink to the bottom. … Continue reading Robust bearings for primary wastewater treatment
UNSW researchers have developed a graphene filter that can purify methane from biogas produced in wastewater plants. The research team, led by Dr Rakesh Joshi of the UNSW School of Materials Science and Engineering, has demonstrated at lab-scale that graphene membranes can be used to extract methane present in biogas generated during the breakdown of … Continue reading Researchers find water treatment application for graphene technology
The federal government has announced $6.2 million in funding to Logan City Council (LCC) to develop the Loganholme Wastewater Treatment Plant Gasification Facility at Loganholme in Queensland. Once complete, the $17.28 million project will be the first time gasification has been incorporated into a wastewater treatment plant in Australia. The facility will help to reduce … Continue reading Federal government funds first wastewater plant gasification project
Researchers have developed a new way of tracking sewage sludge flows during thermal treatment that could help engineers design better wastewater treatment plants and boost production of biogas. Researchers at RMIT University demonstrated how the flow behaviour of sludge can be used as a tool to gauge how quickly organic matter is dissolving at high … Continue reading RMIT study demonstrates new wastewater treatment tracking
Wastewater treatment company Aerofloat Australia has launched a wastewater chemical supply and plant servicing business, in response to market demands for a simple and cost-effective way to maintain wastewater treatment systems. The services will be available to existing Aerofloat customers, as well as non-customers who have a wastewater treatment plant requiring chemicals or ongoing maintenance. … Continue reading Aerofloat launch wastewater chemical supply and plant servicing business
WaterGroup, an integrated water savings company, and metering manufacturer HZ Metering have announced a partnership to distribute a new smart water meter in the Australian market. Called the Network-ready Ultrasonic smart water meter (NUmeter), this meter is the first commercially available ultrasonic smart water meter to have an IoT type network communications module like NB-IoT, Sigfox or … Continue reading NUmeter partnership set to tackle Australia’s major water challenges
Clean TeQ Holdings has announced that it has signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement with Meili Guotu Ecological and Environmental Research and Design Institute (Meili) for the development and promotion of Clean TeQ’s unique water treatment solutions. The agreement will focus on promotion and development of Clean TeQ’s water purification technologies in China through joint research … Continue reading Oz company signs agreement with Chinese water treatment company
A compact and cost-efficient alternative to conventional sludge dewatering technologies is being introduced to Australia to eliminate costs and OH&S hazards associated with damper and heavier output from municipal wastewater treatment plants. The KDS Multidisc Roller system from CST Wastewater Solutions – which requires no washwater, while capturing 90-99 per cent of solids – is … Continue reading Sludge dewatering technology for small-to-medium councils
AquiSense Technologies has participated in the Biocontamination Integrated Control for Wet Systems for Space Exploration (BIOWYSE) project, a three-year European Union funded program that aims to address biocontamination issues on the International Space Station (ISS). The project incorporates an advanced UV-C LED water disinfection system engineered by AquiSense. AquiSense is part of a seven-company consortium … Continue reading Water treatment project for International Space Station
The Hydroflux Group, a wastewater treatment specialist, has announced its expansion into the Pacific Islands. The move comes eight months after Hydroflux announced it had established a presence in the United Kingdom in order to participate in European wastewater and water reuse projects. “With five major wastewater projects currently under construction by Hydroflux in the … Continue reading Wastewater specialist expands business
Hydroflux is playing a small but vital role in the operation of the Luggage Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The plant is part of the Western Corridor Recycled Water (WCRW) project – one of the largest recycled water schemes in Australia. The Luggage Point WWTP has been designed to treat secondary effluent and from this … Continue reading Maximising digester performance with rotary screw thickeners
CST Wastewater Solutions’ range of wastewater treatment technologies will benefit public and private users in industries looking to turn wastewater from an expensive problem into a source of profit. CST’s waste-to-energy technologies that respond to worldwide trends towards renewables, including Global Water Engineering (GWE) anaerobic digestion RAPTOR™ (Rapid Transformation of Organic Residues) technology. RAPTOR extracts … Continue reading Turning wastewater into profit
Globally successful waste-to-energy technologies that respond to worldwide trends towards renewables were showcased by CST Wastewater Solutions at Ozwater in Sydney. Environmentally advanced technologies transform waste organic materials and wastewaters from an environmental liability into a profit centre, says CST Wastewater Solutions Managing Director, Mike Bambridge. One of the technologies, GWE’s Rapid Transformation of Organic … Continue reading Energy supplied from organic waste system
High-performance inlet screening and grit removal technology suited to wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) operating in sandy environments throughout Australasia has been introduced at Ozwater by CST Wastewater Solutions. The latest Smith and Loveless PISTA 360 technology, which removes 95 per cent of grit as small as 105 microns, featured at Ozwater in Sydney from May … Continue reading Eliminating grit from wastewater
AppliTek has announced the EZ-ATP online microbiology analyser, which uses highly sensitive Promega ATP Water Glo reagent to determine microbial pathogen load in water through measurement of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
Electro Chemical Devices has announced the Triton TR6 Turbidity Sensor, which measures turbidity or suspended solids and can be combined with ECD’s two-channel C22 Analyser to monitor pH, ORP, DO, conductivity, plon and more.
Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new form of ransomware that was able to take over control of a simulated water treatment plant, exposing the vulnerability of industrial controls.