Day: 14 February 2006
Unique flowmeter for tough sludge
The Ultra Mag Flowmeter from McCrometer combines superior flow measurement accuracy in liquids, slurries and sludge with low maintenance and long-life. The advanced Ultra Mag is an electromagnetic flowmeter which is field-proven to meet the specific needs of users in the water and process control industries.
Military solution for UK tank cleaning
An innovative application of technology, more frequently seen clearing landmines in Bosnia than sewage sludge in Yorkshire, is improving safety at a major treatment works near Leeds in the UK. A specially built remote-control Bobcat has removed the need for an operator to be placed in a potentially risky environment.
Australian sewerage system wins global award
The Biolytix Wastewater Treatment (WWT) System recently won a Global Environmental Technology Award at the World Expo in Japan. Jenny Allen of Biolytix explains how this highly compact biological system, claimed to be the most environmentally friendly in the world, was developed.
Stormwater study will aid management
US engineering consultants Black & Veatch (B&V) have completed a three-year study of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) that will enhance mutual understanding of stormwater quality management technologies and issues in the US and UK. Changes in land use associated with urbanisation can alter the volume and quality of stormwater runoff.
Moving up through the gears
Thames Water has replaced Varatio Strateline gearboxes with Brevini multi-stage planetary gearboxes on bridge scrapers at Maidenhead WwTW. The planetary units offered increased radial load and torque transmission ratings compared to their predecessors, and were easily retrofitted. The cost of a direct replacement from Brevini significantly undercut the cost of refurbishing the originals or fabricating new bridgework to accommodate another gearbox design.
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