October 2016

The UK's sewage assessment pushes analytical limits. Credit: Nixx Photography / Shutterstock
The UK's sewage assessment pushes analytical limits. Credit: Nixx Photography / Shutterstock

The cover story for this issue of Aqua Strategy takes a look at the huge, five-year study underway in the UK to investigate trace pollutants discharged by sewage treatment works. This covers the priority substances regulated by the EU Water Framework Directive, as well as phosphates and pharmaceuticals. Early results released recently indicate a widespread risk to environmental quality standards for a number of the chemicals under investigation. We speak with participants in the study about the project highlights and insights into what the work is revealing.

There is increasingly a need and opportunity to reuse water and to recycle nutrients, and both of these are areas in which the water sector stands to contribute to a shift to a circular economy. We speak with Professor Paul Jeffrey about the new Water Reuse Europe association set up to help support commercial activity around water reuse. We also hear from Phillip Abrary, Chairman and CEO of Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., about the growing success of his company producing a fertiliser product sewage.

This issue also features an interview with Oliver Lawal, CEO of AquiSense, about the company’s latest breakthroughs commercialising use of UVC-LEDs in water disinfection and monitoring applications, and we get an update on the work of the Danube Water Program to improve water utility management in the Danube region.

 

ISSN (Online): 2059-8068

ISSN (Print): 2059-805X

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