What does the future hold for municipal biosolids dewatering in Australia?

15 March, 2016 by John Koumoukelis, Director, Hydroflux* | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

Every year, over 85 million tonnes of biosolids (sludge) are dewatered at most of the 2400 municipal sewage treatment plants in Australia.

New wastewater treatment option for SA councils

10 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Flinders University

A wastewater treatment system designed at Flinders University has been accepted as an alternative to existing passive lagoon systems for use in South Australia.

Sustainable wastewater treatment thanks to codigestion

08 March, 2016 by Mitch Laginestra and Ross Carter* | Supplied by: GHD Pty Ltd

Can wastewater treatment become more sustainable? While the goal of treating wastewater is to minimise the impact on the receiving environment, the processes themselves are usually powered by electricity generated by fossil fuels.

Gorman-Rupp self-cleaning sump for wastewater

08 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Hydro Innovations

Developed by Hydro-Plus in conjunction with Gorman-Rupp, the self-cleaning sump addresses many of the issues confronting owners of sewage pump station assets, such as high capital costs, high energy consumption and the cost of intervention for the likes of sediment, solids or fat build-up or for removing chokes from pumps.

Diffuser system cuts wastewater treatment costs

19 February, 2016 | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

Thanks to an upgrade of its treatment plant, the Rockhampton Regional Council has achieved a total nitrogen limit as low as 3.1 mg/L while aiming to reduce electricity costs by up to 20%.

Screen technology improves sewage treatment efficiency

16 February, 2016 | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

As part of its goal of providing high-quality, safe drinking water to households while at the same time finding ways to improve the management of wastewater, MidCoast Water is using band screen technology to improve efficiencies at its Dawson sewage treatment plant.

Hydrothane External Circulation Sludge Bed (ECSB) and Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) for anaerobic wastewater treatment

12 February, 2016 | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

Hydrothane offers an anaerobic process design that also saves on space and removes noise, odour, corrosion and maintenance issues. The process is suitable for industries with organically laden wastewater, such as chemical, food and beverages, and pulp and paper.

Sunbury Recycled Water Plant upgrade begins

02 February, 2016

Lisa Neville and Josh Bull have announced the start of a $53 million upgrade of the Sunbury Recycled Water Plant.

Atlas Copco ZS 18–160 kW blower

29 January, 2016 | Supplied by: Atlas Copco Compressors Australia

The Atlas Copco ZS 18–160 kW positive displacement screw blower is suitable for most wastewater treatment plants. It is designed to the company's plug-and-play set-up, making installation easy, and features a small footprint.

Gorman-Rupp Eradicator Solids Management System

25 January, 2016 | Supplied by: Hydro Innovations

Gorman-Rupp has released the Eradicator Solids Management System, a pumping system for handling solids-laden wastewater. The system features an aggressive, self-cleaning wear plate incorporating a number of notches and grooves, as well as a lacerating tooth that helps break up stringy materials, scrape them off the impeller vanes and pass them through the pump.

Controllability the key to wastewater plants updating their blowers

19 January, 2016 | Supplied by: Atlas Copco Compressors Australia

Dennis Benson says there are three main factors why Australian wastewater plants are making the switch to screw blowers: controllability, reliability and reduced energy usage.

Advancing resource recovery — new report

11 January, 2016

An international report that takes an investor's perspective to recovering resources from wastewater has been welcomed by the water industry as an important step towards sustainability of water management in Australia.

Wee will rock you

04 November, 2015 | Supplied by: EPSRC

Step aside Kanye, a urinal that generates its own electricity was one of the biggest crowd-pleasers at Glastonbury Festival 2015 in the UK.

Electric bacteria for sewers could save millions

27 October, 2015 | Supplied by: La Trobe University

When not working with sludge from Melbourne's sewers, La Trobe University scientist Elizabeth Mathews is busy thinking about it. In partnership with Western Water, her research is designed to further the understanding of the processes that lead to sewer corrosion in order to ultimately further progress towards a solution.

Minimising water treatment plant degradation and chemical spills

12 August, 2015 | Supplied by: Rhino Linings Australasia Pty Ltd

In order to prevent corrosion of assets in wastewater treatment plants, Rhino Linings Australasia provides protective coatings which are strong, flexible and resistant to chemical attack.

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