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New wastewater treatment process to protect the Loughor Estuary, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 26 May 2021
  • 17:30 - 18:30
New wastewater treatment process to protect the Loughor Estuary, webinar

About this event

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) are investing in technology, new to the UK, to treat intermittent discharges from Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) to the Loughor Estuary.

A programme of surface water separation network schemes to reduce spills to the Loughor has been implemented by DCWW/Arup/Morgan Sindall for the past 10 years.  The presentation will discuss the impact these schemes have had in reducing volumes of stormwater spills from circa 2.6M m3 pa.

The WwTWs will achieve spill and volume reduction through the installation of an intermittent sidestream process which will treat flows in excess of Flow to Full Treatment and reduce the overall spill volume to circa 110,000 m3 pa.

Compressible media filtration technology, proven in the USA for treating combined sewer overflows is being applied as part of the Innovative Peak Flow Equivalent Treatment (PFET) process.  PFET is auxiliary to the normal biological treatment in lieu of storage and combined with the catchment wide programme of surface water removal from the combined system is estimated to save DCWW over £450 million of capital investment.

The presentation will cover Morgan Sindall’s management on behalf of DCWW from trial of innovative technologies, through Design and Construction to implementation of the treatment stream.

This event is supported by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

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Neil Campbell BEng (Hons), MICE, CEng

Neil Campbell

Neil has nearly 25 years post graduate experience on a range of water and wastewater related projects, working on behalf of several Water Company clients. He joined Morgan Sindall in 2017 as Senior Design Manager on the DCWW Capital Delivery Alliance Framework, responsible for the design delivery of both wastewater infrastructure and non-infrastructure schemes.

For the past 18 years he has lived in Bristol.  He initially moved for his Chartership Site Experience and was Site Engineer at Avonmouth WwTW responsible for constructing 4 Sequence Batch Reactors.

In Design Consultancy with Sweco, he has worked on projects from building a hydraulic network model of the Island of Jersey, to designing multi-disciplinary sewerage infrastructure capital schemes in Wales including the Terminal Sewage Pumping Station for Swansea.

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United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Felicity White

e: [email protected]