Wastewater Treatment for the New Graphene Engineering & Innovation Centre
H+E has recently started work on a contract to supply a plant to treat Wastewater arising from the new Graphene Engineering & Innovation Centre being built at the University of Manchester, where graphene was first isolated in 2004.
Graphene is amazing; dubbed the world's first 2-D material, it is 200 times stronger than steel, yet incredibly thin and transparent, and the potential applications for its use are incredible. So, following more than a decade of research into the vast potential that this incredible material has to be used in our everyday lives, the new GEIC will provide ever better facilities to keep Manchester at the forefront of its development.
Wastewater collected from the R&D facilities will flow to a network of collection pipes and from there be transferred by pumping systems to the treatment plant.
Due to the potentially enormous variation in incoming quality, the wastewater will be collected and treated in batches three separate tanks.
Chemical dosing will be done automatically, as necessary before the wastewater is automatically checked for suitability to be discharged to foul sewer. Due to the possibility of various concentrations of a range of organic materials being present, the wastewater will be automatically sampled and analysed for organic content.
In recent years, H+E has dramatically increased the amount of pre-assembly and factory testing done for its plants. The prime reasons for this are to both improve the quality of equipment supplied and also minimise installation time on site. These continuously-uprated targets are totally in-line with H+E's philosophy of Continuous Improvement.
We always try to keep in regular contact with all our clients and indeed we have some who we still visit regularly, and whose plants are well over 25 years old and working fine! But, even then, when we look back at the systems we supplied just a few years ago, we realise how much the quality of what we supply has improved and therefore how important our philosophy of Continuous Improvement is; it really works!
A high percentage of our overall business is from clients placing more orders with us so, although we know we are a long way from being perfect, we think it is reasonable to assume that we are doing a fairly good job and that our clients are satisfied!