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Category: Health and Emergency Services

What effects do cytotoxins in drinking water have? The challenge The UK is a densely populated small island. Its small rivers allow limited dilution of any chemical that enters …
The UK is a densely populated small island. Its small rivers allow limited dilution of any chemical that enters them. Because of this, aquatic life here faces more risk of exposure to pharmaceuticals than in most developed nations. https://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/health-emergency/cytotoxins/


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Category: Health and Emergency Services

Could chemicals discharged from sewage works endanger human or ecosystem health? The challenge Point source discharges of pollutants from sewage works or industry are responsibl…
Point source discharges of pollutants from sewage works or industry are responsible for 16% of failures by rivers to meet WFD targets, and at high concentrations may be damaging to wildlife and human health. https://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/health-emergency/chemicals-sewage/


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Category: Water Utilities

How can micro bubbles save money for water utilities? The challenge Over 10 billion litres of sewage are produced each day in the UK. Treating this volume of sewage uses over 2,…
Over 10 billion litres of sewage are produced each day in the UK. Treating this volume of sewage uses over 2,000 gigawatt hours of electricity a year - almost 1% of total UK electricity consumption, and the equivalent of 5 million tones of CO2 emissions. https://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/water-utilities/micro-bubbles/


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Category: Industry

Can researchers help develop new wastewater treatment systems? The challenge Balmoral Tanks is based in Aberdeen and is a leading European designer and manufacturer of GRP, stee…
Balmoral Tanks is based in Aberdeen and is a leading European designer and manufacturer of GRP, steel and cylindrical water tanks, sewage treatment plants, rainwater harvesting systems and fuel oil storage products. https://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/industry/wastewater-tanks/


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Category: Finance and Consulting

How can freshwater science enable urban regeneration? The challenge The Manchester Ship Canal (MSC) opened in 1894 and was one of the busiest waterways in Europe. It was pollute…
The Manchester Ship Canal (MSC) opened in 1894 and was one of the busiest waterways in Europe. It was polluted by industrial discharges, sewage overflows, and surface water runoff, including from the River Irwell which forms the headwaters of the MSC. Sal… https://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/finance-consulting/urban-regenration/


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Category: Energy

Can sewage waste water be used to generate hydrogen fuels? The challenge Wastewater treatment at sewage works uses a lot of energy – in total, around 2% of all UK electricity de…
Wastewater treatment at sewage works uses a lot of energy – in total, around 2% of all UK electricity demand. However, the latent energy stored in Northumbrian Water’s works is more than four times the amount required for treatment. https://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/energy/hydrogen-fuels/


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