Advances in waste management

With over 30 years experience in waste management, ISO 14001-accredited Advanced Treatment Technology is focusing on helping waste producers reduce their reliance on landfill and minimise their costs of disposal, while maintaining the highest environmental standards. Chairman, Hugh Hoather, explains how


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The waste management industry has reached a watershed with the plethora of

directives and regulations coming from Europe. Use of landfill, which has been

the backbone of disposal in the UK, is being restricted on an unprecedented

scale and the wastes most seriously affected are those which are hazardous and

difficult to treat.

Contaminate removal

Advanced Treatment Technology (ATT) has developed alternative waste management

techniques that are able to remove contaminates from liquid wastes.

What makes the company unique is that producers’ waste is chemically tested

and treated at their premises to provide the optimum treatments based on the

analysis, flow rates, discharge limits and costs. This has many environmental

advantages in addition to considerable cost savings to the producers.

The technique involves a robust method of coagulation and flocculation, which

can achieve reductions of 95 per cent of suspended solids, 80 per cent of soluble

organics and 100 per cent metals.

The company has successfully managed the removal of arsenic, chromium and copper

ions from waste generated by a company treating and preserving timber.

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