Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT October 2018

Water & Wastewater Treatment Magazine

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G lobal manufacturer and supplier of portable and fixed gas analysers Geo- tech is set to be rebranded as QED Environmental Systems. Geotech was first acquired by QED Environmental Sys- tems in 2016 as part of a move to expand and develop both businesses in an ever-growing market place. Now the name change for Geotech recognises that it is trading as part of the QED group. There has been significant investment in Geotech since 2016 and the rebranding ce- ments QED's commitment to working as one single, autono- mous business. The firm is also relocating to a 25,000 sq. … state-of-the- art premises in Coventry as part of a strategic investment into the region. This office will be home to over 50 employees. 34 | OCTOBER 2018 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk The Knowledge Supplier News J acopa Ltd and Swedish water and wastewater treatment specialist Nordic Water have announced an agreement that provides Jacopa with the sole right to distribute the latter's highly- regarded Sobye self-cleaning belt filter in the UK and Ireland. The Sobye belt filter is an automatic, self-cleaning compact solution for primary treatment to replace settle- ment tanks. More than 200 systems are currently in use, with around 100 of these in municipal primary treatment. The filter takes screened wastewater to an inlet above the screen belt, the wastewa- ter then flows under grav- ity through the moving filter belt. Filtered wastewater is discharged from the bottom Jacopa to market self-cleaning belt filter F low monitoring special- ists Detectronic have launched a brand new MSFM MCERTS Flow Meter for part-filled pipes and open- channels. The MSFM MCERTS flow meter is a self-contained battery powered insertion multi-sensor monitor and is certified to deliver guaranteed flow measurement accuracy for sites which require verifica- tion by MCERTS inspectors. Phill Tuxford, techni- cal support manager for Detectronic, explains: "Our newest flow meter, the MSFM MCERTS, is extremely versatile since it is not reliant on a flume or weir to deliver accu- rate flow measurement. It can be located almost anywhere in the existing sewer channel or pipe to be monitored and will deliver guaranteed levels of accuracy and the data-quality required to inform and achieve MCERTS compliance – with lit- tle or no civils work required. "Measuring velocity, depth and temperature to determine flowrate, the new MSFM MCERTS multi-sensor Flow Meter is the ideal monitoring system for any business, in- dustry or water company that falls within the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR). "It enables companies to understand exactly what is happening with their agreed consented discharge at any given time and permits water companies to precisely moni- tor Pump Station Emergency overflow and wastewater treat- ment works final discharge." New MCERTS flow meter for Detectronic and options being actively ex- plored. The cost and price data make this system extremely competitive and with capital and maintenance budgets under pressure we anticipate considerable interest within the wastewater treatment market." of the tank. The belt speed is controlled, which allows a layer of sludge to build up on the cloth to increase filtration efficiency. When the screen requires cleaning, the belt rotates so that particles are removed with an integrated brush. A high- pressure spray bar then cleans the belt, and the dislodged sludge can be discharged to a screw conveyor for further washing and pressing to a high dry solids content. The washwater is, together with fil- trate from the press, returned upstream. The filter belt is very robust and is readily replaced when required. Jacopa Managing Direc- tor, Alex Lloyd said: "We are delighted to be able to provide this product from the well-regarded Nordic Water company which further consolidates our reputation for providing robust, high quality, innovative and cost-effective wastewater treatment solu- tions. Early response to the belt filter has been excellent, with several water companies already expressing an interest Geotech becomes QED Environmental Systems

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