Once extracted from the ground, mined ore is subjected to a complex series of steps before it can be converted into its purest state ready for use. The continual improvement of these process steps is critical to ongoing profitability of mine operations.
Creative Water Technology has launched an innovative technology that allows highly contaminated wastewater to be cleaned. The technology was recently recognised by winning Innovic’s International Next Big Thing Award 2009 - Green/Environmental category.
The EPCO MBR system is said to provide high performance, reliability and longevity at a low operating cost. The modular design is adaptable to different production requirements and suited to wastewater treatment applications.
Wherever there is no main sewer, generally in rural or remote areas, there is a need for an alternative system to deal with residential human waste. There are many companies offering an individual residential wastewater treatment system, with dozens of systems appearing on the state-approved lists (including septic tanks, aerated wastewater treatment systems and sand filters). The new kid on the block is Orenco Systems Incorporated’s AdvanTex which, whilst new to Australia is well tested with over 20,000 systems installed across North America, New Zealand and parts of Europe since its launch in 2000.
Sydney Water has extended the service delivery contract it has with the PSP Alliance to allow construction to start in mid-2010 on a sewerage scheme at Appin.
Berson’s InLine+ series UV water disinfection systems are now fully validated in accordance with the USEPA UV Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM).
Black & Veatch has announced that the first phase of the Sembcorp Changi NEWater Plant (SCNP) in Singapore was completed on schedule. The plant uses the main advanced water treatment process steps of micro-filtration (MF), reverse osmosis (RO) and ultraviolet radiation to produce NEWater, high-grade reclaimed water. When completed in 2010, the plant will supply 15% of Singapore’s current water needs.
Over the past eight months, Bathurst Regional Council has been conducting a trial of a new technology that promises to offer significant improvements in energy consumption and the production of biosolids from sewage treatment.