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Microbeads: capture is not the real issue

Microbeads - a global environmental issue The media has been full of the dangers of microbeads over the past few months, and the environmental issue has led to a ban on microbeads in the United...

18 January 2016

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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

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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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Accumulated grit - TOTEX must take into account lifetime maintenance costs

TOTEX - Balancing Risk & Reward

Getting the right balance between risk and reward is a critical success factor for any business, but for UK water companies those cash prizes and penalties are driven by a regulator, through their...

14 December 2015

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Climate: the effect on grit

Grit removal is important to any wastewater treatment plant, as the cost of grit that accumulates in downstream systems is significant. But climatic factors may place an additional load on the...

16 November 2015

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