Esholt Wastewater Treatment Works, Leeds

25 April, 2017 | 10:30 - 14:00

Originally built in the 1920s, Esholt WWTW now serves 750,000 people in Bradford and part of Leeds.
Originally built in the 1920s, Esholt WWTW now serves 750,000 people in Bradford and part of Leeds.

About this event

This talk by Jon Brigg, Manager of Innovation at Yorkshire Water, looks at Esholt Wastewater Treatment Works, which serves 750,000 people in Bradford and part of Leeds.

Originally established in the 1920s it is Yorkshire Water's second largest wastewater plant, exceeded only by Knostrop in Leeds. It has a fascinating technical history and many unique features, which will be outlined in the talk. Jon will also discuss Yorkshire Water's Innovation Programme (R&D re-branded), and how this can maximise the value of redundant operational land to demonstrate localised provision of services and recovery of resources within the proximal environment.

Speaker

Jon Brigg, Manager of Innovation, Yorkshire Water

Programme

10.30: Coffee and registration
11.00: Talk by Jon Brigg, followed by questions and discussion
12.45: Buffet lunch service

Booking

To book your place please email mail@hughallan.net by 21 April 2017, indicating if you will stay for lunch. Payment for the buffet lunch will be in cash when you register at the meeting. The cost will be £9 per person and £2 for dessert.

Organised by the ICE Yorkshire and Humber retired members' section.

Speaker

Jon Brigg

Jon Brigg's original career path started in agriculture and led to a role in Yorkshire Water in 1992. Using experience gained through science, operational, R&D, commercial, procurement, fleet and leadership roles, his current challenge is to build and drive a programme of transformational innovation projects whilst accommodating incremental development. That outcome is intended to progress towards delivering Yorkshire Water's vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good' via six strategic business objectives, whilst safely delivering customer value and service.

Examples of key project areas have included:

  • Delivering a commercially viable advanced thermal conversion gasification system
  • Commercial demonstration of an integrated water, waste and resource system
  • Regeneration of coagulants from spent sludge driving toward self-sufficiency in coagulant
  • Rapid early entry into hydrogen economy
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