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.
This guide covering the use of rainwater harvesting systems has been developed by the resource optimisation and water reuse specialists at Water Treatment Services. It reviews a number of the most common rain water collection systems used in both domestic and commercial environments. The guide looks at the benefits that can come from the reuse of rainwater, how and where it can be used, and describes the different types of commercially available harvesting systems and how they work.
The following video answers the question… what is fracking? It looks at sources of energy in the UK including shale gas and oil, the location of deposits, and the hydraulic fracturing and extraction process, otherwise known as fracking.
Reverse osmosis, often abbreviated to RO is a purification procedure that uses membrane technologies to filter and purify liquids. Reverse osmosis is now commonly used around the world for the treatment and purification of water used for drinking (potable water) and industrial processes.
Reverse osmosis makes use of a semipermeable membrane to separate unwanted materials found in the raw water (solute). These materials can include salts and minerals, bacteria and other contaminants.
Industrial wastewater describes water that originates from an industrial or commercial process and that may have been contaminated in some way so as to reduce overall water quality… industrial wastewater treatment should therefore form an important part of an organisations waste management processes.
Industrial contamination of this nature may have reduced the quality of the water making it unsuitable for reuse or discharge to drain without appropriate treatment.
Rainwater harvesting is an environmentally friendly process that focuses on capturing, harvesting and then recycling as much rainwater as possible for re-use that would otherwise be lost down drains when it rains.
The most obvious example of rainwater harvesting is when one fits a diverter to a surface water drainpipe so that the rainwater run-off is collected in a water butt or other water storage tank, rather than simply being allowed to discharge to the drain.
In the UK if your business generates wastewater as part of its operations it is typically referred to as industrial wastewater or trade effluent and must be dealt in accordance with specific rules and regulations set by the local sewerage undertaker.
As a responsible business it is incredibly important that you treat this wastewater in the best possible way. It’s not just a matter of making sure you deal with it effectively, it is also required under the law.