Water & Wastewater Treatment

June 2014

Water & Wastewater Treatment Magazine

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Call us today for a quote 0870 013 6663 • enquiries@quartix.net • www.quartix.net One of the UK's most respected telematics companies Van Fleet World Over 120,000 units installed www.wwtonline.co.uk | WWT | JUNE 2014 | 3 18 CASE STUDY Going underground for emissions testing at Finland's largest wastewater treatment plant 23 CASE STUDY Old meets new at Bray Gravels pumping station 29 CASE STUDY Pump controls at Llywn Onn water treatment works 04 News Water Bill gains Royal Assent, the latest fi gures on fracking, our Contract Tracker and much more 15 Industry leaders Piers Clark Thames Water commer- cial director on why retail competition is 'fantastic' for the sector 39 Research round-up Newest research and statis- tics plus our Innovation Hub 41 Digging deeper Why innovation is 'critical' in a new era for the water sector 44 Getting to grips Using gearbox design to ex- tend the life of equipment 50 Technically speaking Pre-cast piano-key weirs used in Black Esk reservoir enlargement Contents June Ian Walker, WRc "We are still celebrating a process that is essentially throwing energy away." Sonia Phippard, Defra "I am sure we can encourage innova- tion and where pos- sible be an enabler." Managing editor Will Parsons wwtedit@fav-house.com Sales executive North/Midlands Judith Eastham 0161 903 1512 judith.eastham@fav-house.com Sales executive South/Global Michael Butcher 01342 332073 michael.butcher@fav-house.com Classified sales Alyson Brice 01342 332075 alyson.brice@fav-house.com Production Editor Mike Smith Publisher Angela Himus 01342 332060 angela.himus@fav-house.com EDITORIAL BOARD Simon Barnes Yorkshire Water Nigel Paterson Veolia Water James Chalmers ABB Piers Clark Thames Water, Isle Utilities Tony Conway United Utilities Paul Gibbs Anglian Water Graham Keegan Eight 2 O Mark Allen Black & Veatch Duncan Lewis Xylem Water Solutions Clive Patten Sulzer Pumps Wastewater Frank Rogalla Aqualia Mark Smith WRc Prof Tom Stephenson Cranfield University, British Water, Bluewater Bio Steve Webber Murphy Group Publisher's note: This issue includes editorial photographs provided and paid for by suppliers.WWT digital editions, round tables, video, news, features, jobs, products. www.wwtonline.co.uk wwt@fav-house.com Published by Faversham House Ltd Faversham House, Windsor Court, Wood Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1UZ Telephone: 01342 332000 Fax: 01342 332001 Subscriptions: 020 8955 7045 or email: fhcustomerservices@abacusemedia.com The title Water & Wastewater Treatment is registered at Stationers' Hall. Printed by Buxton Press Limited, Palace Road Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6AE. Copyright 2014. Faversham House Ltd. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means without prior written permission from the publishers. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of material published in Water & Wastewater Treatment. However, Faversham House Ltd will not be liable for any inaccuracies. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the editor or publishers. Both text paper and cover stock are printed on PEFC accredited paper. For more info see www.PEFC.org. License number PEFC/16-33-141. Technical articles of full page, or more appearing in this journal are indexed by British Technical Index.© 2013 Faversham House Group Ltd. ISSN 1759-5932 Average circulation Jan-Dec 2013: 8,680 1yr: UK £99 Overseas (airmail) £113/$198 2yr: UK £171 Overseas (airmail) £199/$349 Subscriptions: PIPING UP "The only way to engage with customers is coming up with propositions that are more compelling than what they've already seen... organisations will have to constantly strive to reach a little bit further, reach a little bit higher, do something a bit diff erent, a bit better than they did last time. How fantastic is that going to be for the sector?" Piers Clark, Thames Water

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