News & Opinion

Garbage in, garbage out?

There has been a lot of publicity lately regarding sludge. Whether it is the energy we produce from it, how we dispose of it, recycle it or just handle it, it is - rightly - a subject of...

15 August 2016

White paper

Embedding whole life costing in the water industry

How can the water industry optimise process performance and minimise cost? In the management of water and wastewater assets, embedding Whole Life Costing (WLC) principles in everything from...

22 July 2016

News & Opinion

The ten steps to totex

Finding solutions that can repair the disconnects between capital expenditure (capex) and operational expenditure (opex) and between operators’ intentions and the reality of running a wastewater...

8 June 2016

News & Opinion

Grit removal - a totex opportunity

A good model by which the water industry can test the total expenditure (totex) model is the process of grit removal in wastewater treatment. By removing more, and finer, grit at the inlet works,...

31 May 2016

News & Opinion
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The Whole Life Disconnect

Is the UK water industry making sufficient progress towards its goal of embedding Whole Life Costing into its procurement, contracting and operating processes? As I've written before, in order to...

21 April 2016

News & Opinion
WaterBriefing AMP6 & Totex Survey

WaterBriefing AMP6 & Totex Survey

The WaterBriefing AMP6 & Totex Survey WaterBriefing has launched the first of a series of surveys looking at key operational and strategic issues during the UK water industry's Asset...

30 March 2016

Topics: Trends
News & Opinion
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The Cost Of Grit - the seven questions that WWTPs should be asking

Finding accurate evidence of the true cost of grit to a wastewater treatment plant may be a challenge for WWTP operators – especially when justifying the installation of more advanced removal...

11 March 2016

News & Opinion
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Finding our way through the FOG

Fats, oils and greases (FOG) in the sewer network are like excess cholesterol in the human body. We understand by now the need to reduce the amount of cholesterol in our diets, but why don’t we...

24 February 2016

News & Opinion

The Cost Of Grit - Q&A with Keith Hutchings

Q. Is grit a significant factor in the cost of running a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)? If so, how? A. The abrasive nature of grit has long been recognised as a major factor causing wear and...

22 December 2015

News & Opinion
Settled grit clogs wastewater treatment processes

Technically Speaking: Grit Removal

Grit entering the process stream of a wastewater treatment works has always posed a threat by raising operating costs and impacting on energy efficiency. But the heavy burden in energy, materials,...

16 December 2015

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