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Sewage and Effluent

Cape Town receives new technology for sewer construction

     22nd April 2016 The AVN 800 XC Herrenknecht micro-tunnelling machine (AVN 800), which will be used for a sewer project, has been delivered to the City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation at a cost of R10.6-million. 

CSIR successfully purifies sewage using algae 

By: Victor Moolman     22nd April 2016 The algae treatment project implemented by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) during the course of 2015 in the town of Motetema, in the Elias Motsoaledi municipality is fully operational. 

CSIR successfully purifies sewage using algae
PONDS The algae treatment system uses the existing ponds

Digester system makes sewage management cost effective

     22nd April 2016 The KomBio digester system reactor from tank and systems solutions provider LIPP, in the UK, is an economical solution for energy production at biogas plants and stabilisation of sewage sludge. 

Digester system makes sewage management cost effective
KOMBIO SYSTEM The new system will help to stabilise sewage and speed up biofuel production

Electrofusion welding suitable for high-pressure sewerage system pipes

By: Victor Moolman     22nd April 2016 Plastic pipe specialists Marley Pipe Systems has throughout 2015 and in 2016 supplied high-density polyethylene (HDPE) Megatuff pipes that are suitable for electrofusion in sewage system upgrades throughout South Africa. 

Electrofusion welding suitable for high-pressure sewerage system pipes
ELECTROFUSION WELDING The electrofusion welding uses a smaller machine and requires less time to weld

Excessive water restrictions impact on sewage treatment systems

By: Victor Moolman     22nd April 2016 Extreme and prolonged water restrictions could have a negative impact on the sewage treatment system if it is not managed properly says the Water Research Commission (WRC). 

Excessive water  restrictions impact on sewage treatment systems
TREATMENT PLANT The impact of a draught on the sewerage system is still being researched

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology

     22nd April 2016 Owing to economic necessities and new legal regulations dictating the course in the international water and sewage industry, trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management IFAT – taking place from May 30 to June 3 in Munich, Germany – will showcase how the environmental... 

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology
IFAT TRADE FAIR The water sector at IFAT will show how the industry is responding to water and sewage crises around the world

New contracts awarded to ECS

     22nd April 2016 Engineering specialists Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) has been contracted to replace a range of screw pumps at water authority Severn Trent Water’s large sewage treatment works in Mansfield, in England. 

New contracts awarded to ECS
SCREW PUMPS Archimedes screw pumps from ECT have greater capacity and are easier to maintain

Pure oxygen can improve sewage treatment

     22nd April 2016 The introduction of high purity oxygen (Oxy-Dep) technology at wastewater treatment facilities can serve to augment the capacity of sewage aeration basins in the short term, says gas supplier Air Products national sales manager Sachin Kulkarni. 

Pure oxygen can improve  sewage treatment
SACHIN KULKARNI Using oxygen to aerate sewage is more efficient

Rural sewage treatment improved by new membrane

     22nd April 2016 Water, energy, air and hygiene solutions specialist ImproChem believes that a critical contributor to a healthy population is a well managed sewage process. Owing to this, the company has designed membrane bioreactors (MBRs) for the treatment of sewage at plants in rural municipalities. 

Rural sewage treatment  improved by new membrane
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT The steps needed to clean sewage might decrease significantly

Sewage pipes company joins Sappma

     22nd April 2016 Supply and installation specialists plastic pipe manufacturer Pexmart, which manufactures pipes of between 20 mm and 800 mm and fits high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes for the water, sewage and industrial pipes industries has joined the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturer’s Association... 

Sewage pipes company joins Sappma
NEW MEMBERS Close to 90% of all plastic pipes produced in South Africa are now represented by Sappma

Coega rolls out R126m sanitation upgrade

     24th April 2015 The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is currently rolling out a R126-million sanitation upgrade project at rural schools in the Eastern Cape on behalf the Eastern Cape Department of Education (DoE). The programme will see 947 toilets built at 108 schools in the Transkei region of the province... 

Corrosion specialist completes wastewater plant contract

By: David Oliveira     24th April 2015 Jet Park-based corrosion protection, epoxy flooring, concrete repair and waterproofing company Verni completed a supply and installation contract in September 2014 for the Hannes van Niekerk Wastewater Treatment Plant in Westonaria, in Gauteng’s West Rand district municipality, providing a... 

Lack of resources hampers sewage treatment sector’s performance

By: David Oliveira     24th April 2015 Many of South Africa’s sewage treatment plants face major challenges, including the lack of technical capacity and funding to maintain and operate ageing sewage treatment infrastructure, as well as the ability to expand the sewage treatment capacity to meet the growing demand for water and... 

Municipalities need master plan to manage wastewater challenges

     24th April 2015 South Africa’s municipalities need to develop an integrated master plan to address delivery constraints of the country’s wastewater treatment plants, says consulting engineering firm WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa technical director Leon Saunders. He points out that municipalities in... 

New toilet solution caters for informal sector’s sanitation needs

By: David Oliveira     24th April 2015 Portable sanitation solutions provider Sanitech hopes to start producing its New Informal Concept (Nic) portable toilet solution, which employs a double-sphere rotating bowl, by the end of this month. Sanitech MD Robert Erasmus tells Engineering News that the rotating bowl, which was patented in... 

New toilet solution caters for informal sector’s sanitation needs
NEW INFORMAL CONCEPT The Nic’s patented rotating bowl is nano-coated, preventing waste matter from sticking to the bowl

Sasol to complete design of biogas plant by year-end

By: David Oliveira     24th April 2015 Petrochemicals group Sasol will finalise the conceptual design of a 60 Mℓ anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) at the end of this year, which is expected to generate 40 MW of electricity by treating a gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant’s industrial effluent to produce methane-rich biogas. Sasol... 

Sasol to complete design of  biogas plant by year-end
ANAEROBIC MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR Sasol’s 20 000 ℓ pilot scale plant was completed in 2013 following a 12-month construction period

Wastewater treatment works construction kicks off in June

     24th April 2015 Phase 3 construction of the Maclear Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) upgrade project, in the Eastern Cape’s Joe Gqabi district municipality, will start in June this year, says South African black-owned engineering firm Gibb, This phase will include the construction of the WWTW, and the... 

Demand for wastewater treatment aerators increasing

By: Mia Breytenbach     25th April 2014 Water and wastewater treatment equipment supplier Circuit Water Engineering Equipment commissioned a multimillion-rand supply contract for the Darvill wastewater treatment works in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, in October last year, says company MD Ryan Beswick. “As the Darvill wastewater... 

Demand for wastewater treatment aerators  increasing
EASY AERATION Features of the Aire-O2 Triton aerator include efficient fine bubble aeration and reduced energy consumption

Increased focus on waste management equipment

By: Mia Breytenbach     25th April 2014 Incinerator and waste management equipment supplier Saubatech aims to this year place more market focus on its Macroblaze waste gas burner, flame traps and incinerators for the sewage treatment works industry, says company marketing manager Andreas Thieme. The locally manufactured Macroblaze 300... 

Increased focus on waste management equipment
DIFFICULT ACQUISITION Waste incinerator purchases are still hampered by frustrations such as incinerator permits

Sewerage tube impeller efficiency to be proven

By: Mia Breytenbach     25th April 2014 To prove the efficiency of its S-tube impeller fitted in their sewage S range, Denmark-based pumps manufacturer and pump components supplier Grundfos will install three of its S-tube impeller pumps at sewage and wastewater treatment plants in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape soon says... 

Sewerage tube impeller  efficiency to be proven
PROVING PERFORMANCE Three S-tube impeller pumps will be installed at sewage and wastewater plants to test and prove their efficiency

Sustainable sludge treatment strategies vital

     25th April 2014 More municipalities are looking to enhance the energy potential of their sewage plants to ensure economically and ecologically sustainable plant solutions, says biogas manufacturer Weltec Biopower sales manager Hajo Schierhold. “Sustainable anaerobic fermentation and sludge treatment strategies... 

Sustainable sludge treatment strategies vital
SLUDGE USE Weltec Biopower’s enhanced sludge treatments offer energy savings for sewage plants

Wastewater treatment plants nearing completion

By: Mia Breytenbach     25th April 2014 Environmental management products and services provider Procon Environmental Technologies expects to complete a multimillion-rand wastewater treatment plants contract associated with a pipeline project in mid-June, company MD Kuno Kerlen tells Engineering News. “We have supplied five wastewater... 

Wastewater treatment plants nearing  completion
HYDROCARBON REMOVAL Procon Environmental Technologies supplies oily water separator systems to remove hydrocarbons from wastewater

Wastewater treatment upgrades to support economic growth

By: Mia Breytenbach     25th April 2014 Water infrastructure management entity Amatola Water expects to complete key sanitation projects for the OR Tambo district municipality, in the Eastern Cape, by 2016, states Amatola Water interim CEO Mzimkulu Msiwa. Amatola Water was appointed as the implementing agent for about 20 water and... 

Wastewater treatment upgrades to support economic growth
INFRASTRUCTURE FOCUS Amatola Water will implement refurbishments and expansions at the Mthatha wastewater treatment works

Containerised wastewater treatment plant introduced

By: Gia Costella     29th March 2013 Wastewater solutions provider Organic Water Solutions (OWS) introduced its new containerised wastewater treatment plants, called the Cobra or Containerised Bio Reactor, onto the South African market in December 2012 and has completed one installation, with another currently under way.   

Event to highlight challenge and opportunity of Africa’s growing population

By: Gia Costella     29th March 2013 Sewage and effluent is an important aspect of the waste industry and a growing challenge in Africa and other developing nations, given rapid population growth and increased urbanisation, as well as limited related infrastructure, Wastex Africa director Septi Bukula tells Engineering News.   

Event to tackle Africa’s water challenges

     29th March 2013 An estimated R570-billion is needed over the next ten years to maintain and expand South Africa’s water infrastructure, says events organiser Exhibition Management Services MD John Thomson. He notes that South Africa’s growing demand for clean, potable water continues to put pressure on resources... 

International experts to further reach of new technology in Africa

By: Gia Costella     29th March 2013 Engineers from consulting and engineering services provider Royal HaskoningDHV’s branches in Holland and Portugal have been brought in to transfer knowledge and expertise on its Nereda wastewater-treatment technology to their South African counterparts.   

Manufacturer aims for 5% share of lucrative industry

By: Gia Costella     29th March 2013 The renewal of Cape Town water-treatment systems manufacturer Resource Ballast Technologies' (RBT's) Type Approval Certificate for its ballast water-treatment system could allow the company to benefit from what is potentially a $34-billion worldwide ballast water-treatment industry. 

Mining giant assists flood victims, supplies potable water

     29th March 2013 Mining giant Anglo American’s eMalahleni water reclamation plant has responded to a call to aid communities in the flood ravaged country of Mozambique, after recent floods in the southern and central areas of the country displaced thousands of families, led to an insufficient supply of drinking... 

SA company wins international award for sewer rehabilitation

By: Gia Costella     29th March 2013 Subsurface pipeline construction and rehabilitation company Trenchless Technologies won the International Society for Trenchless Technology’s (ISTT’s) 2012 No-Dig Award for its work on a sewerage rehabilitation project, in Port Elizabeth.   

Tanzanian event aims to improve organisational use of water in East Africa

     29th March 2013 To help organisations reduce their water footprints by implementing methods of recycling wastewater and, in return, create a sustainable future for themselves and the environment, multifaceted media, corporate marketing and information company Marcus Evans held a two-day training course on... 

Anaerobic digestion in wastewater treatment

     30th March 2012 Water and wastewater management company Talbot & Talbot continue to successfully build and operate Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) digester treatment systems for companies throughout South Africa and Africa, across a range of industrial sectors. 

Company undertakes sewer pipe infrastructure upgrades

By: Chantelle Kotze     30th March 2012 Pipe installation company Trenchless Technologies has recently completed and continues to work on a number of new pipe installation and rehabilitation projects to improve South Africa’s ageing sewer pipe infrastructure. 

EIAs for incinerator installations remain an issue 

By: Chantelle Kotze     30th March 2012 Drawn-out environmental-impact assessment (EIA) processes for the installation of incinerators at sewage treatment works and other areas continue to be a challenge for the sector, says incinerator manufacturer Saubatech. 

Lack of capacity leads to wastewater treatment plant upgrades

By: Chantelle Kotze     30th March 2012 Multidisciplinary engineering firm SSI is responsible for project design and management in the upgrade and extension of a number of existing wastewater treatment works (WWTWs) in South Africa. 

Need for modular sewage plant solution grows

By: Chantelle Kotze     30th March 2012 Water and wastewater treatment specialist Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies South Africa (VWS South Africa) has designed, supplied and commissioned a number of modular sewage treatment plants to reduce the reliance on municipal wastewater treatment plants in Africa and South Africa. 

R350m extension project at Welgedacht Water Care Works

By: Chantelle Kotze     30th March 2012 Multidisciplinary engineering company SSI is involved in a R350-million extension project at the Welgedacht Water Care Works, in the Springs area, on Gauteng’s East Rand. 

Sewage pump impeller design improved

By: Chantelle Kotze     30th March 2012 Water technology provider Xylem Water Solutions South Africa, formerly ITT Water & Wastewater South Africa, has introduced the Adaptive N-hydraulics submersible sewage pump range to the South African market. 

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