Trade effluent is defined as any liquid waste which is discharged into the public sewerage system from a business. Sewage and waste produced in residential homes is not defined as trade effluent, only waste which comes from a commercial establishment.
This technical troubleshooting guide looks at closed water systems, highlighting the most common problems that affect such closed heating and chilled water systems. The guide examines the problems of scale, corrosion, foaming and the build-up of bacteria and biofilm in closed loops. It also gives guidance on the selection and application of specialist water treatment chemicals designed to tackle specific issues.
This technical guide explains the concept of district heating and how such heat distribution networks can be used to deliver significant eco-friendly, energy efficient heating solutions for both domestic and commercial occupiers.
The guide explains what district heating is, how it works, current trends and opportunities for adoption. It concludes by considering both the benefits and drawbacks of this type of centralised heating system.
In the UK landlords have a legal responsibility to manage the risks from legionella in their properties. In this article our water safety experts provide detailed legionella guidance for landlords and what they need to do to comply with the law, helping to sort fact from fiction.
This guide considers the use of water tube boilers and how they are used in industrial steam generation applications. Developed by the boiler specialists at Water Treatment Services the guide explains how to recognise tube boilers, how they work and where they are used. It also looks the main components of theses systems and the advantages and disadvantages of this type of steam generator.
This guide considers water efficiency in the UK food and drink sectors. Developed by the water re-use specialists at Water Treatment Services the guide highlights the increasing importance of water scarcity, water use and re-use. It looks at how businesses can improve their approach to the use of water to increase production process efficiency, reduce costs and improve environmental performance.
In the UK most businesses take their water supplies from local water companies, who also deal with the final treatment of their wastewater and trade effluent. The water companies charge for both supplying the water and treating the wastewater. The tariffs and calculations used in creating business water bills can be very complex, with significant opportunity for error. This article looks at what happens when businesses are overcharged on their water bills and how they can reclaim these unfair charges.
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.