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Sewage and Effluent

Dwaf continues to develop Hartebeespoort dam resource management plan 

By: Loni Prinsloo     28th March 2008 The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (Dwaf) held the fourth technical task team workshop with its stakeholders in February this year at Broederstroom, to develop the resource management plan (RMP) for Hartbeespoort dam. 

Wastewater management facility receives new dissolved oxygen systems

By: Loni Prinsloo     28th March 2008 Supplier of monitoring and control instrumentation and sensors for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment applications, Action Instruments, has delivered two additional dissolved oxygen (DO) systems to the wastewater management facility, East Rand Water Care Company (Erwat). 

Engineering firm tackles tricky installation

By: Loni Prinsloo     28th March 2008 Gauteng engineering firm the Thuthuka group has assisted Rand Water with the installation of a large diameter pipe reticulation system to resolve water stagnation at one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the Southern hemisphere. 

Conference highlights African sanitation plight

By: Loni Prinsloo     28th March 2008 The lack of decent sanitation is a significant challenge that faces the whole African continent. 

Construction giant receives water treatment works upgrade contract

By: Loni Prinsloo     28th March 2008 Construction giant Group Five is making progress on a R165-million contract for Johannesburg Water for a 50-million liters a day extension to Johannesburg city’s biggest plant, Northern Waste Water Treatment Works (NWWTW). 

Sludge removal from Gautrain site

By: Loni Prinsloo     28th March 2008 Process solution provider Alfa Laval is asisting Bombela project managers to find a more economic way to dispose of the unwanted sludge at its Mushroom Farm Park site.  

New burner to tackle sewage works gas

28th March 2008 Methane gas from sewage works can now be burnt using the new waste gas burner manufactured by sewage and wastewater solutions company Saubatech. 

Engineering company receives Ballito wastewater treatment plant contract

28th March 2008 A positive record of decision was given to Siza Water Company by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (Dwaf) at the end of 2007, for the construction of the new Sheffield wastewater treatment works, north of Ballito.  

Greenfield sewage treatment works on the cards for Cape Town

28th March 2008 Specialist consulting engineering and project management group SSI, a subsidiory company of the Netherlands DHV engineering company, in joint venture with multidisciplinary engineering consultancy firm PD Naidoo & Associates, has been awarded a multimillion-rand contract by the City of  

Borehole system offers mine dewatering solution

28th March 2008 Manufacturer of submersible electrical motors Franklin Electrical and manufacturer of engineered pumping solutions Denorco have joined together to introduce an innovative method of dewatering coal mines, using borehole pumps.  

Local company offers wastewater solutions

By: Loni Prinsloo     28th March 2008 The rapid population growth throughout the Southern African region has placed pressure on industry and institutions to manage wastewater more effectively. This has involved the upgrading of existing plants and pump stations and the installation of new reticulation systems. As a result, additional... 

Treasury grant to fast-track water, sanitation delivery

By: Christy van der Merwe     30th March 2007 The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (Dwaf) will receive an additional allocation of R1,4-billion over the next three years from the Treasury, to be used as a new grant for regional bulk infrastructure. 

Dwaf affirms commitment to eradicate sanitation backlog

By: Christy van der Merwe     30th March 2007 ˜Sanitation for health and dignity' is the theme of South Africa's second only Sanitation and Hygiene week, taking place from March 26 to 30, 2007. 

Local company introduces new waste-gas burner

30th March 2007 Local supplier of cremators, sewage press flame traps and waste-gas burners, Saubatech has introduced a new waste-gas burner to burn methane gas produced by sewage works. 

Pump design undergoes radical change

30th March 2007 Local company Cemo Pumps has made radical changes to the established design of helical-rotor pumps widely used in the water and wastewater industries. 

Sanitation project supports housing development

30th March 2007 Local company Stemele Bosch Africa's (SBA) East London branch is implementing a number of sanitation contracts for the Mdantsane Bufferstrip sanitation project. 

New technology removes effluent odours

30th March 2007 Purafil has simplified the operation by designing drum scrubbers, which treat the odour at the source: a lift station, force main or manhole 

Three-way valve protection for effluent pipelines

30th March 2007 Sewage and effluent pipelines worldwide are being protected against the potentially destructive forces of surge, air build-up and vacuum by a South African invention. 

Two treatment plants reduce food producer's effluent charges

30th March 2007 Cape Town based engineering firm Project Assignments in partnership with Biothane Systems International, has designed and installed two new wastewater treatment plants (WWTP�€™s) for Simba Chips, part of the global PepsiCo group. 

Treatment plant reduces paper producer’s environmental impact

30th March 2007 Providing the most appropriate water and wastewater treatment solutions while providing benefits to the customer and the environment, VWS Envig’s secondary effluent treatment plant, completed for Mondi Business Paper in Richards Bay processes 65-million litres of water per day. 

Water treatment facility upgrade meets 2010 standards

By: Christy van der Merwe     30th March 2007 The East Rand Water Care Company (Erwat) Hartebeestfontein facility upgrade project, which cost R70-million, is completed, making Erwat fully compliant with the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry’s (Dwaf’s) regulations as set out for 2010. 

Challenges for level measurement in sewerage plants

5th May 2006 The quantity of product entering a sewerage plant is an important criterion for effective control of the complex system. 

New sewerage pump station for Kwazulu-Natal eco-estate

21st April 2006 Stemele Bosch Africa (SBA), part of the B & A Group, was appointed by Siza Water Company to undertake the engineering services for a new sewerage pump station to provide efficient removal of sewerage at the Simbithi Eco-Estate in Ballito, North of Durban. 

The waterless sanitation solution

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 Local innovator clinches prestigious US award 

Simple sewage plant helps alleviate skills shortage

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 Becon Watertech director Chris Bauman tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview that one of the major challenges facing the sewage-treatment industry in South Africa, and Africa in general, is that operators lack the skills and training required to effectively run the sewage plant that... 

Improving Gauteng’s municipal wastewater works

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 Rand Water’s Bulk Sanitation section is currently involved in a drive to assess and improve the efficiency of local municipalities’ wastewater treatment plants within the Gauteng region and some parts of Mpumalanga. 

Africa requires funding for sanitation infrastructure

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 International water-treatment plant specialist Degremont uses South Africa as a base for its sub-Saharan African operations, Degremont Africa commercial director Jean-Louis Pierrefeu reports, adding that the company believes in South Africa and plans to stay in the country.? 

Problems severe, yet positive future for SA wastewater industry

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 The problems surrounding South Africa’s wastewater facilities are fairly severe, but the Water Institute of South Africa (Wisa), in conjunction with the government and other organisations, is working hard to alleviate the situation,” states Wisa president Dr Marlene van der... 

New pump for wastewater industry

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 Well-known company ITT Flygt recently launched its new product, the C 3240 pump.?It is a high-head wastewater pump that can reach heads previously only possible by using series pumping.? 

Packaged plants – simple solution or causing pollution?

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 A contentious issue in the local sewage industry at the moment is whether packaged sewage plants are truly beneficial, says Siyageza Technologies managing member Juan van Kerckhoven.? 

New-generation valve launched

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 Local company Dynamic Fluid Control this week launched the new-generation Hawle E2 resilient seated gate valve into the South African water and wastewater industries. 

Local system ‘exceeds special standards in key indices’

31st March 2006 Scarab Technologies technical director Steve Nicol recently commissioned the company’s latest sewage system for a clinic on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. ?They were selected to supply the treatment plant from a variety of other suppliers, who had already installed systems in the area.... 

Treating sewage naturally

31st March 2006 Bio-Systems SA offers scientific services and products for the biological treatment and bio-augmentation of liquid effluent. ? 

Covering all aspects of sewage-water management

By: Mischa Drotsky     31st March 2006 The chemical and bacteriological analysis of water samples conducted by Regen Waters Laboratory are realised by employing highly sophisticated instrumentation and extensively qualified personnel, says Regen Waters manager, Ludolf Uys. 

Ballito’s sewage infrastructure to get upgrade

31st March 2006 Stemele Bosch Africa (SBA), part of the B & A Group, has been appointed by Siza Water Company to undertake consulting engineering services for the upgrade of sewage infrastructure facilities, in the rapidly developing Ballito area, north of Durban.?Initial projects include a pumpstation at... 

Industries take responsibility for treating effluent

31st March 2006 Pressure from Government, nature conservation groups and the country’s limited water resources have forced industries to conserve and re-use water in their processes, as well as take responsibility for treating their effluent.? 

New resins and adsorbents for sewage applications

31st March 2006 Chemica company Rohm & Haas’s Ion Exchange Resins division has developed a range of special resins and adsorbents used in catalysis and chemical processing industries, including sewage and effluent applications. 

Sewage pumpstation nearing completion

7th October 2005 Stemele Bosch Africa (SBA), part of the B&A group, was appointed by Siza Water Company to undertake the engineering services for a new sewage pump station to provide efficient removal of sewage at the Simbithi Eco-Estate, currently under construction near Ballito, north of Durban. 

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