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Sewage and Effluent

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... 

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... 

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... 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.   

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... 

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.   

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.   

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... 

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.   

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. 

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. 

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. 

Upgraded small-scale wastewater treatment plants prove successful

By: Chantelle Kotze     30th March 2012 Water and wastewater treatment specialist company Süd-Chemie says its second-generation dissolved air flotation (DAF) wastewater treatment plants, introduced to the market last year, have proved successful in the automotive, food and beverage, mineral processing and acid mine drainage industries. 

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. 

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. 

Skills shortage leads to infrastructure issues 

By: Chantelle Kotze     30th March 2012 South Africa is facing a significant challenge in the lack of skilled persons to undertake the maintenance of existing infrastructure and install new infrastructure, states Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa). 

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. 

Strong rand, drawn-out EIAs hamper sewage incinerator use

By: Schalk Burger     25th March 2011 South African incinerator manufacturers and suppliers are experiencing significant challenges, owing to the drawn-out processes around environmental impact assessments (EIAs) before new incinerators in local sewage works can be installed, which has depressed local demand. 

A ‘World Cup’ approach to infrastructure delivery – Cesa

By: Schalk Burger     25th March 2011 The limited engineering and governmental capacity available to tackle hundreds of disparate projects simultaneously is a key challenge that is hampering the roll out of infrastructure in South Africa, says engineering industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Graham Pirie. 

Monitor to offer increased accuracy in improving industrial discharges

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     25th March 2011 Environmental management technology suppliers Procon Environmental Technologies is introducing a new fluorescence-based hydrocarbon water-monitoring system for industrial applications to the South African market. 

Vehicle manufacturer considers upgrading effluent treatment plant

By: Schalk Burger     25th March 2011 Toyota South Africa is considering adding a further upgrade—specifically to treat electrocoat, or e-coat, effluent from its manufacturing facility in eThekwini, in KwaZulu-Natal—to its existing effluent treatment plant facility, says water and wastewater treatment company Süd-Chemie contracts... 

Outsourcing to improve delivery

25th March 2011 Outsourcing the assessment, monitoring, operation and maintenance of sewage and wastewater treatment works to specialist services companies, can enforce improved service delivery, says wastewater management and treatment company Talbot & Talbot. 

West Coast winery gets wastewater decanter

25th March 2011 Organic wines producer Stellar Winery has installed a horizontal solid wall centrifuge decanter as part of a custom-built wastewater treatment plant, says mechanical separation equipment supplier GEA Westfalia Separator South Africa. 

Call to reduce water pollution in eThekwini 

25th March 2011 Water pollution, which includes the contamination of rivers and the surrounding environments, is an enduring problem in the eThekwini municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), and has prompted eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) to call on residents and local companies to help curb and report water... 

Rainwater harvesting, wastewater purification tender secured for King Shaka International

25th March 2011 Fertiliser and nutrient company Rhino AgriVantage, part of the Rhino Plastics group, has secured a significant tender to attend to rainwater harvesting and the purification of all wastewater, to be used for irrigating the nearby agrizone, from the new King Shaka International Airport, north of... 

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