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.
In the UK we tend to take the provision of clean drinking water in our homes and businesses for granted… but what goes on behind the scenes to make this happen? In this guide the water hygiene specialists at Water Treatment Services take a look at how and why we clean our drinking water to make it safe, looking in particular at the process of water chlorination, its history, why we chlorinate water and what’s involved.
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.
During any concrete production process it is important to ensure water quality standards are maintained and this can be achieved with a regular programme of concrete mixing water testing.