Wastewater

Sorting out the jumble of valuable resources in wastewater

01 February, 2023

Plants are inspiring scientists to develop new ways of extracting a valuable mix of minerals, metals and nutrients from wastewater.


Light Regional Council installs solution to solve a pumping problem

25 January, 2023 | Supplied by: Hydro Innovations

The Light Regional Council was having ongoing problems with its submersible pumps at the Kapunda CWMS treatment plant.


EXAIR High Lift Reversible Drum Vac

01 January, 2023 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

This vacuum is suitable for the recovery of fluids like coolant, hydraulic oils, sludge and chips, wastewater, tramp oil and liquid spills.


Reusing sloppy sludge to fix sewer pipe problem

13 December, 2022 | Supplied by: University of South Australia

To address the problem of cracking sewer pipes in Australia, a sustainable engineering expert is trialling a 'self-healing concrete' that uses treated sludge.


Using smoke to draw out sneaky stormwater

08 December, 2022 | Supplied by: SA Water

SA Water is set to begin discharging small amounts of smoke into Naracoorte's sewerage network to test for any incorrect or illegal stormwater connections.


SA Water's $1.6 million upgrade

05 December, 2022 | Supplied by: SA Water

An upgrade of SA Water's wastewater pump station in Queensbury is underway. The project aims to improve odour control and support ongoing residential growth.


Research team using magnets to remove microplastics from water

02 December, 2022 | Supplied by: RMIT University

Researchers at RMIT University have found a way to remove hazardous microplastics from water using magnets.


Waste to energy: fats, oils and grease to power homes

13 October, 2022

Food scraps, wastewater, fats, oils and grease could be diverted from landfill and converted to renewable energy at a new western Sydney waste hub, potentially powering 120,000 homes.


Whyalla's water waste upgrade

06 October, 2022 | Supplied by: SA Water

Work is underway to upgrade SA Water's recycled water plant in Whyalla, to enhance sewage treatment and the plant's overall performance.


Sustainable wastewater treatment designs for recycling industry

03 October, 2022 | Supplied by: Aerofloat (Australia) Pty Ltd

Recent growth in Australia's plastics recycling industry has meant a surge in demand for efficient and sustainable wastewater and wash water technology.


Modernising an abattoir's pump technology

27 September, 2022 | Supplied by: Hydro Innovations

An abattoir has used a Hydro Innovations peristaltic pump to process its DAF tank sludge and scum.


Nature-based solution tested at wastewater plant in Vic

16 September, 2022

Floating wetlands are being piloted as a way to improve water quality and increase habitat and biodiversity at Westernport Water's wastewater treatment plant.


Gorman Rupp Super T self-priming pumps

01 September, 2022 | Supplied by: Hydro Innovations

These pumps are designed for solids-laden liquids and slurries and can reprime automatically.


Lighting up water treatment in Happy Valley

29 July, 2022 | Supplied by: SA Water

An ultraviolet disinfection system has kept pathogens at bay to protect the supply of safe, clean drinking water for nearly half a million South Australians.


Biomethane production trial begins in Sydney

22 July, 2022 | Supplied by: NSW Government

A Sydney Water treatment plant will be helping to power thousands of homes with renewable biomethane made from wastewater.


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