Industrial case studies – Screw Press and DAF
Activated Carbon Manufacturer, UK Challenge The membrane bioreactor (MBR) unit treating wastewater onsite at this production facility was producing excess biological solids, inhibiting the reactor’s performance. As a result, excess solids would be discharged into the effluent treatment plant which could lead to failures or an increase in strength of discharge quality. These were potentially […]
Restoring a failing effluent treatment plant
Production of potato crisps and snacks at the Tayto Group – Nick Cowan, Group Environmental Manger said “Our discharged effluent is cleaner than it has ever been, maintenance on the process is very straightforward and we have reduced our overall costs of operation.”
Maintaining holiday park’s wastewater compliance during lockdown
Proprietor of Home Farm Holiday Centre Louise Nethercott said: “We are very happy with the WPL system. It performs well, is simple to maintain and has passed all the environmental tests and checks. The nature of our business means we do have big fluctuations in visitor numbers, even more so this year because of Covid-19, and it has continued to provide reliable treatment, with no odour issues. We would certainly continue to recommend WPL technology to other businesses.”
Wessex Water data shows total compliance at Sherborne
Technical director Andrew Baird says, “This application is a significant step forward for submerged biological treatment. Wessex Water’s own data shows that the Hybrid-SAF has fully complied with the environmental regulator’s discharge requirements at Sherborne.
Microscreen trialled to ensure compliance at rural works
Ian Storie, asset planner wastewater, Scottish Water, said, “Operating and maintaining our wastewater treatment works to reduce the likelihood of pollution and protect the natural environment is one of our priorities. The success of this trial with WPL, especially under the challenging hot weather conditions experienced in the summer, opens up the treatment options available to help meet discharge standards at our rural sites.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park selects WPL wastewater treatment
Peter Murray CBE, executive and founding director of YSP said: “We’re excited to complete construction on The Weston which is an important part of Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s future. The new centre is a reflection of our ambition to increase long-term resilience and sustainability by building audiences, further developing our artistic programme, and increasing visitor income.”
HiPAF® tank repurposed for wastewater upgrade
Mitchells & Butlers’s area building manager, Martin Lyons said, “As a business, we manage our water, energy and waste in a way which is cost effective to the business and reduces our impact on the environment. The idea of repurposing of WPL’s HiPAF wastewater treatment plant [Toby Carvery in Stonebridge] was inspired and is exactly the kind of sustainability initiative we expect from our supply chain partners.”
Innovative installation cuts cost of Czech wastewater treatment plant
By investing in more sophisticated, flexible technology for wastewater treatment, significant costs savings could be made in other areas and minimising the visual impact of the plant could be prioritised and realised. This investment helped to achieve goals shared by the community including maintaining the environmental quality standards and ensuring life continued to flourish in the stream where the effluent is emitted.
Snails pose an unusual wastewater challenge at motorway services
The solids increased when the eatery opened and WPL identified the cause being snail shells being dissolved and passing straight through the screen. Analysis carried out by WPL in its technical support role identified the cleaning product in the eatery as having caused the high suspended-solids in the wastewater.
Holiday park treatment plants tackle seasonal flows
It’s a very unusual site. The treatment system had to be robust enough to withstand seasonal variation in flows. When the park is full in high season the rate can be as high as 99 cubic meters a day