In this article the experts at Water Treatment Services explain how UK water companies calculate business water bills and sewerage charges. The article looks at the different approaches applied to domestic and non-domestic customers; along with small, medium and large water users. It considers the role of the UK’s water industry regulator Ofwat in keeping things fair, and concludes by reviewing the different types of charging tariffs used by water companies.
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This technical guide explains the process known as aerobic wastewater treatment, and how it is used to improve the quality of industrial wastewater streams. The guide looks at what the process involves, and how it works. It also considers each of the most popular types of aerobic system used by businesses including activated sludge, fixed bed bioreactors, moving bed bioreactors, membrane bioreactors and biological trickling filters.
Taking steps to improve effluent treatment in the food industry can lead to significant process improvements; it can save businesses money, keep them the right side of the law and improve environmental performance. All good news, but where do you start?
Cooling systems play an increasingly important role in the management of internal workplace environments. In this guide the experts at Water Treatment Services compare two of the most common types of cooling system, adiabatic cooling systems and open evaporative systems. The guide looks at how each one operates and the important differences between the two including the risks associated with legionella, how energy efficient they are, how much water they use, water treatment considerations and annual running costs.
In this article the industrial water specialists at Water Treatment Services investigate the link between legionella, hard water and limescale; asking the question… does hard water increase the risks from Legionella bacteria both at home and in the workplace? The guide explains what hard water is and how it can cause problems in water systems, where it can be found in the UK, if the build-up of scale or limescale increases the risks posed by Legionella bacteria, and what can be done to control its impact.
This technical water guide looks at the options for closed system water treatment to protect all types of heating, chilled and cooling water systems. It identifies the three main problems that can cause closed water systems to perform poorly or even fail and what can be done to prevent it happening. The guide looks at what these problems are, what causes them and what can be done to control their impact and maintain thermal performance, save energy, reduce maintenance costs and down-time, and extend plant and equipment life-cycles.
With an expanding population, increasing costs and the introduction of increasingly stringent environmental regulations we ask what are the major challenges now facing operators of wastewater treatment plant installations? We look at four main areas, highlight the key issues and examine how advances in technology could help improve performance.
This technical wastewater treatment guide turns the spotlight on the challenges faced by UK businesses involved in the metal fabrication and finishing industries. It looks specifically at their obligations to treat industrial wastewater and trade effluent prior to disposal or reuse. The guide looks at the issues facing metal fabricators and the regulatory environment including effluent consents, exemptions and waste management licences. It considers how wastewater quality can be controlled, how to deal with waste containing metal hydroxide, and from electroplating processes. It concludes by summarising a number of practical steps that can be taken to improve environmental performance and reduce trade effluent costs.