The senior subject matter specialists at Water Treatment Services are experienced expert witnesses, providing independent, impartial and reliable advice on a range of engineering and environmental disputes involving the use, analysis and treatment of water, wastewater, effluent and air quality. Our specialists are often asked what is an expert witness, what do they do and how can they help avoid or resolve disputes?
In this article the water resource specialists at WTS consider why and how an individual or business would apply for a water abstraction licence, and the processes involved.
In this article the wastewater treatment specialists at WTS examine some of the environmental problems caused by legacy mine workings, looking in particular at the remediation of polluting wastewaters and treatment of acid mine drainage (AMD).
This article looks at the use of ion exchange water softeners. It explains what they are, how they work to combat the effects of hard water, and how the effectiveness of the ion exchange process can be maintained to ensure softened water remains on tap.
This article looks at how UK businesses can save water in the workplace by reducing day-to-day consumption and implementing water reuse strategies to reduce bills and improve environmental performance.
This technical troubleshooting guide looks at the control of biofilm in industrial cooling water systems. The guide examines the problems caused by bacteria and the growth of biofilm including system corrosion, reduced heat transfer efficiency, and the increased health risks from Legionella bacteria. It concludes by looking at bacteria hot spots and what measures can be taken to maintain control.
In this article the healthcare water safety specialists at Water Treatment Services look at the control of legionella and other waterborne pathogens in hospitals and healthcare premises. The article considers what the risks are and the legal responsibilities for managing them, latest codes of practice and technical guidance, effective control measures; and concludes by reviewing the role of the Water Safety Group and effective risk management through detailed planning.
This expert water safety guide looks at common problems associated with private water supplies and what to do about them. The guide focuses on the need for regular water testing, common types of contamination and what measures can be taken to prevent these problems occuring.