In this article our industrial water treatment team look at the increasing popular chemical product silver hydrogen peroxide, used in the disinfection and sterilisation of equipment, hard surfaces, water, wastewater and effluent. The article briefly explains how the catalytic effect of small concentrations of silver can help to both stabilise and boost the performance of the hydrogen peroxide component. The article also includes a review of the benefits of this highly versatile, eco-friendly disinfectant.
This article looks at the subject of water resilience, what it means; and how and why it is becoming an increasingly important issue for societies around the globe. It examines the impact of climate change, water scarcity and the growing trend for smaller, decentralised water systems and strategies that can improve the longer term resilience of water systems.
Trade effluent is defined as any liquid waste which is discharged into the public sewerage system from a business. Sewage and liquid waste produced in residential homes is not defined as trade effluent, only waste which comes from a commercial establishment.
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.
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.
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 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.