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?
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.
This expert guide from Water Treatment Services reviews the processes involved in a wastewater treatability study and highlights the benefits it can deliver. It explains what this type of study involves, and how a detailed evaluation of a business’s industrial effluent stream can help to reduce liquid waste disposal costs, improve environmental performance and support regulatory compliance processes. The guide highlights the importance of the initial wastewater testing and analysis stages, and then goes on to consider each step in detail.
This specialist guide has been written by the environmental experts at Water Treatment Services and considers groundwater remediation techniques for treating contaminated water and surrounding soils. The guide examines three main remediation techniques and looks at wastewater extraction, pumping, treatment and disposal considerations. It also considers specialist in-situ techniques including in-situ chemical oxidation, air sparging and soil vapour extraction.
In this expert guide the industrial wastewater treatment specialists at Water Treatment Services look at how waste, wastewater and trade effluent issues affect food retailers, manufacturing and food processing businesses in the UK. The guide looks at the definition of trade effluent, who has responsibility for its treatment and disposal, and what exemptions exist. It concludes by highlighting opportunities for environmental improvement and cost reduction in the food sector.