This technical guide explains what biological wastewater treatment is, how it works, and how it’s used to improve the quality of industrial waste water streams prior to discharge. The guide looks at the main types of treatment including aerobic, anaerobic and anoxic; the importance of Biological Oxygen Demand or BOD, and the different types of waste water treatment technologies currently including various types of bioreactor.
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In the UK all businesses have a legal responsibility to manage the risks from legionella in their workplaces. In this article our water safety experts explain what legionella is, how it can cause Legionnaires’ disease and who is at risk. It then goes on to consider the risk assessment process and how water temperature, minimising stagnant water conditions and good water system design can help control the risks from legionella in building water systems.
Have you ever wondered how clean your drinking water supply is? In this guide the water quality specialists at Water Treatment Services explain the processes around drinking water sampling and microbiological testing. The guide looks at the common types of testing, how to take a sample correctly, what happens in the laboratory, and concludes with a summary outlining how to interpret the test results once you receive them from the lab.
This technical guide explains how anaerobic wastewater treatment works, and how it’s used to improve the quality of industrial waste water streams. The guide looks at where this type of process is used and how it can improve treatment efficiency. It then reviews the most common types of anaerobic digester including the use of lagoons, blanket reactors and filter reactors.
In this article the environmental specialists at WTS consider the importance of air quality testing in both domestic and workplace environments. The article looks at the health and economic consequences caused by pollution, Sick Building Syndrome, what causes air pollution and how air testing can help improve home and workplace health and well-being, employee comfort, attendance and productivity issues.
This expert water quality guide considers the process of iron and manganese removal from water supplies and why it is important. The guide looks at the problems higher concentrations of both minerals can cause and the importance of water testing. It concludes with a review of the most popular options for the treatment of water containing higher levels of iron and manganese.
In this technical guide the industrial pre-treatment and water filtration specialists at Water Treatment Services examine the problems caused by membrane fouling. The guide looks at what causes it, how to detect it, and importantly, how to prevent or at least control it. It then goes on to consider the different techniques used to clean fouled membranes including mechanical and chemical methods, the benefits of pre-treatment of raw water sources, and concludes by considering aspects of good filtration system design.
This expert guide explains what duty holders, including employers, landlords and other people responsible for the management of property and facilities in the UK must do to minimise the risks from Legionella bacteria and Legionnaires’ disease in their workplace. The guide highlights the UK’s primary health and safety legislation covering the control of legionella, and sets out what duty holders need to do to comply with the law. It looks at the need to appoint a competent or responsible person, the importance of the risk assessment process, how to develop a written scheme of control, what practical measures can be taken to ensure water safety is maintained, and concludes with a review of what records need to be kept and for how long.