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.
Have you ever wondered how clean your drinking water supply is? In this guide the water quality specialists at Water Treatment Services explain the processes around drinking water sampling and microbiological testing. The guide looks at the common types of testing, how to take a sample correctly, what happens in the laboratory, and concludes with a summary outlining how to interpret the test results once you receive them from the lab.
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.
This expert water quality guide considers the process of iron and manganese removal from water supplies and why it is important. The guide looks at the problems higher concentrations of both minerals can cause and the importance of water testing. It concludes with a review of the most popular options for the treatment of water containing higher levels of iron and manganese.
In this technical guide the industrial pre-treatment and water filtration specialists at Water Treatment Services examine the problems caused by membrane fouling. The guide looks at what causes it, how to detect it, and importantly, how to prevent or at least control it. It then goes on to consider the different techniques used to clean fouled membranes including mechanical and chemical methods, the benefits of pre-treatment of raw water sources, and concludes by considering aspects of good filtration system design.