Sustainable farming project expands

08 December, 2011

An Australian first, Project Catalyst provides economic support to sugarcane farmers to trial and adopt cutting-edge sustainable farming practices in a bid to reduce the environmental impact that sugarcane production has on the Great Barrier Reef.

Grundfos Sololift2 compact wastewater disposal units

08 December, 2011 | Supplied by: Grundfos Pumps Pty Ltd

The Sololift2 range of compact wastewater disposal units from Grundfos makes installation within domestic conversions and renovations easier than ever. The range is designed to handle wastewater in domestic homes, as well as greywater in both commercial and public buildings. It is to be used where wastewater cannot be led directly to the sewer by means of a natural downward slope.

Gorman-Rupp Prime Aire trash pump

23 November, 2011 | Supplied by: Hydro Innovations

The diesel-driven Prime Aire trash pump from Gorman-Rupp has a revolutionary impeller design which is said to be able to handle large solids while maintaining efficiency.

Sludge-level monitoring

23 November, 2011 | Supplied by: Bintech Systems Pty Ltd

Pulsar Process Measurement provides solutions for sludge-level monitoring on primary tanks, secondary tanks and SBRs. The Pulsar Sludge Finder 2 is suitable for primary and secondary settlement tanks, clarifiers, stationary and travelling bridge applications, gravity thickeners, reactor clarifiers, DAF thickeners, sequential batch reaction tanks and industrial process thickeners.

‘Gold Banksia’ goes to Gippsland Water Factory project

10 November, 2011

Gippsland Water has won the ‘Gold Banksia’ at the 2011 Banksia Environmental awards for its new wastewater treatment system.

Xylem becomes GE’s distribution partner

02 November, 2011

GE has announced that it has entered into an agreement for Xylem, the global water technology company, to become GE’s distribution partner into the public utilities market for its advanced membrane filtration products.

Wastewater treatment plant improves pump performance

10 October, 2011 | Supplied by: Hydro Innovations

For over 14 years, the Moe Wastewater Treatment Plant has been effectively and successfully processing sewage. Located in Gippsland, Victoria, the medium-sized plant serves an equivalent persons population of 22,000. Its average daily flow is 5 ML per day.

Advanced water treatment plant constructed

04 August, 2011 | Supplied by: Ovivo

Viterra is an agribusiness providing premium quality ingredients to leading global food manufacturers and its Tamworth malt facility has a grain capacity of 45,000 tonnes, supplying malt both domestically and internationally.

Malcolm Thompson Pumps Aquaplus SS series vortex pumps

03 August, 2011 | Supplied by: Malcolm Thompson Pumps Pty Ltd

Vortex pumps have been added to the Aquaplus SS Series range of submersible sewerage pumps. The range consists of grinder pumps, cutter pumps, non-clog pumps and aerators.

Wastewater upgrades gain favour

03 August, 2011 | Supplied by: Hydroflux Epco Pty Ltd

Until recently, Local Authorities in Queensland and Tasmania owned and operated their wastewater treatment facilities. Many of these plants were old, undersized and provided substandard levels of treatment. In most cases, the smaller plants used trickling filters or facultative ponds. By the 1970s, extended aeration package plants and oxidation ditch-type activated sludge plants became more common.

Treating wastewater for food manufacturers

27 July, 2011 | Supplied by: BioGill Operations Pty Limited

For many Australian food manufacturers there is increasing pressure from government agencies to reach higher standards of wastewater treatment for environmental discharge. In fact, throughout the western world, food manufacturers are facing similar challenges.

Sewage more than just waste

27 July, 2011 | Supplied by: Melbourne Water

Melbourne’s biggest sewage treatment plant, the Western Treatment Plant, has, for the first time, used sewage to produce more than enough biogas to power the entire plant for the last two months.

Sustainable water supply for mid-coast NSW

03 June, 2011 | Supplied by: ifm efector pty ltd

The $82 million Bootawa Water Treatment Plant in New South Wales treats all water distributed in the mainly residential region from Coopernook in the north to Tarbuck Bay (south of Forster). MidCoast Water built and opened the plant in 2010 to provide for the future sustainable water supply of the area.

Peristaltic pump technology for wastewater treatment

27 May, 2011 | Supplied by: Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

Two Watson-Marlow SPX50 hose pumps have been installed at Dwr Cymru - Welsh Water’s Lavister Waste Water Treatment Works in North Wales in the UK, significantly improving system performance at the site. The pumps were installed during October 2006 and have delivered trouble-free operation since installation.

Aquaplus Jet (ARJ Series) and Submersible (ARS Series) aerators

26 May, 2011 | Supplied by: Malcolm Thompson Pumps Pty Ltd

The range of Aquaplus Aerators now features the Jet Aerator and Submersible Aerator which are suitable for aeration, pre-aeration and mixing in all wastewater, sewage treatment and agricultural industries.

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