Sims has just opened a giant WEEE facility in South Wales - boasting a capacity of 100,000 tonnes, it claims to be the largest of its kind in the world
STW receives more than 140,000 calls a year on issues like burst pipes. The difficulty is precisely locating the source of each problem. Now GIS is helping the utility find leaks fast and identify patterns.
Eimco Water Technologies recognised the growth in the water market and hit the trail to acquire new companies as part of worldwide expansion and diversification. The result is the company can now provide truly integrated solutions for projects.
Looking after equipment you already have in your treatment plant is a way of keeping up efficiency levels to meet industry standards. Chris Day argues that effective asset management is a better strategy than splashing the cash on new gear.
The proposal: developing a residential site on a flood plain. The problem: the development is to be a retirement home with sleeping quarters below the floodline. The solution: 2D modelling, then analysis, followed by building flood defences.
Regulators are putting pressure on water companies to save more and more water, which means consumers will be asked to play a big role as well. Jonathan Reed maintains technology will only get us so far - it is a behavioural shift that is needed.
How are MRF operators coping with the slump in material prices, and does quality matter more than ever now if end markets are to hold up? Dean Stiles reports
Revisions are expected to come into force to make the WEEE Directive simpler and more cost-effective to administer, as Ellie Watson and Simon Read explain
A Bridgend pilot project which is generating clean energy from municipal waste is about to be transformed into a £25M commercial operation, due to open in 2010
Since Spanish giant Ros Roca crossed these shores to acquire Dennis Eagle, plans have been hatching to provide a novel, closed loop anaerobic digestion solution for the UK market. Mike Gerber reports
Research recently released by Cranfield University should result in tighter control in the risk assessment of composting sites. Gillian Drew explains further
Composting operators could be set to feast on food waste as anaerobic digestion starts to enter the biological arena in a big way. We look at the current state of play in the sector and where future growth may lie
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