The Havant Thicket reservoir would be able to hold about 8.7 billion litres of water when full and supply an average of 21 million litres of water each day. That’s enough water to supply about 160,000 people during an average year from a more sustainable source.
The work involves an international collaboration achieving a world-first pilot-scale demonstration of a novel membrane filtration process to concentrate liquid streams within food and beverage manufacturing.
The industrial symbiosis network models, when used in conjunction with in-plant process optimisation models, provide a powerful holistic generic framework, applicable in all industry sectors including food production and processing, for minimising environmental emissions and containment of environmental pollution.
This research enables the remediation of an emerging class of recalcitrant, bioaccumulative and toxic pollutants from drinking waters, wastewater and from stocks of chemical products. The research also transforms understanding of a poorly investigated and novel area of reaction engineering – sonochemical reactions. To do this, we have required highly multidisciplinary approach, necessitating knowledge of chemical and electronic engineering, analytical chemistry and environmental science.
The ‘’Water Industry’’ is a broad term used to describe the supply of drinking (potable) water, the treatment of wastewater, and everything in between. Provision of potable water and sanitation is no new concept and has been dated back centuries where evidence for such systems can be found in the form of inscriptions in ancient Egyptian tombs.
As IChemE celebrates its centenary, the long-established processes of recycling biosolids to land is moving towards greater circularity in looking at ways of further exploiting and recognising the inherent value in wastewater and biosolids.