B&V system offers alternative supplies

A "revolutionary system" that enables companies to tap into alternative water supplies while reducing their costs and their impact on their environment has been developed by B & V Water Treatment. The system allows access to non-potable water for industrial processes, thus conserving valuable drinking water supplies.

It also creates alternative water access opportunities for companies operating in drought affected countries, as canals, rivers and boreholes are not affected in the same way as the water sources for drinking water.

B & V’s first order has been installed at a Midlands canal from which 400 tonnes of water is extracted daily for use in a process for recycling nappies. The company has also won the contract to design and build an intake filtration and pumping plant for the cooling of a newly constructed library complex using water from the River Severn.

More than 100t/h of cold water will be pumped from the Severn and fed to the chiller plant for the air-conditioning.

Kevin Byrne, head of water treatment engineering at B&V, said: “We can provide the design and environmental modelling to abstract water from canals, rivers, boreholes and other sources to an EA-approved standard.

“We have the expertise to engineer the abstraction of the water with zero damage or impact on the natural inhabitants of the water source. The ROI, carbon savings and environmental benefits can be achieved for low and high water users.”

Additional environmental pluses include the reduced CO2 emissions achieved by building and testing the plant on site at B&V before

transporting it to its final resting place.

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