Black & Veatch has confirmed that the company will be part of the Eastern Tertiary Alliance that will deliver the tertiary upgrade of the Eastern Treatment Plant in Melbourne, the largest activated sludge plant in the country. This follows the success of Stage 1 of the project, where Black & Veatch was asked to lead a series of technology trials to determine the preferred treatment technology to be used.
DEXUS and co-owners DWPF and Cbus Property announced that NSW Water Minister Phil Costa has awarded the first combined private network and retailer’s water recycling licence to the 1 Bligh Street development, making it Sydney CBD’s first high-rise commercial office tower to incorporate blackwater recycling technology.
Tanfloc is a tannin-based flocculant/coagulant that can be suitable for wastewater treatment applications. Developed from Acacia tree bark, it is designed as an organic replacement for metal-based alternatives that use aluminium and ferric chlorides.
The IB Bevel and IS Spur gearboxes are now available to suit aggressive environment service including: buried, submersible, marinised and raw sewage duty. To achieve these ratings, the specifications include: stainless steel fasteners, stainless steel input shaft, two-pack polyamide epoxy surface coatings and an IP68 enclosure rating.
The Dimpleflo Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers are now produced in a larger range. This includes heat exchangers with a shell diameter of 2 m and length of 15 m. The picture shows a recently completed Dimpleflo Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger with 400 x 50 mmø dimpled high-efficiency 316 stainless steel heat transfer tubes, housed in a 1500 mmø 304 stainless steel shell.
The Orion Star RDO series of optical dissolved oxygen meters is claimed to ensure accuracy with the least amount of maintenance.
Rotorua District Council (RDC) and Crown Research Institute Scion are joining forces to demonstrate a new approach to the management of organic wastes.
As many embark on a summer holiday or perhaps are just returning from one, they may enjoy staying at their holiday home, a weekender, or have rented a house or apartment by the beach. Whatever you call it, if you own a property outside of main sewered areas that is used sporadically, you will have some very specific needs when it comes to a wastewater system.
KSB Australia has finalised its plan to build a new water and wastewater competence centre and a sales and warehouse complex in Brisbane.
The Aerostrip fine bubble diffuser technology from Aquaconsult Anlagenbau GmbH Austria is being deployed in Australia by Eimco Water Technologies-AJM Environmental Services (EWT-AJM). The technology has been used for applications such as: breweries, tanneries, chicken, lamb, juice and snack food manufacturers, as well as municipal STP sites.
Yarra Valley Water has awarded Innoflow Australia/Orenco Systems with the contract to supply interceptor tanks and effluent filtration/pump packages for the Kinglake West Sewerage project.
The Upper Hunter Shire Council (UHSC) presented some interesting problems when it had a need for a high-tech solution to its water management and control for the townships of Aberdeen and Scone, with possible future expansion within their 2.9 million hectare jurisdiction. A previous supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) network was well overdue for upgrade and the latest environmental laws meant that dramatic changes and demands on water management had occurred since the original installation.