Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Oily Sludges

So it turned out that the heating and aeration of the oily sludges as part of the test for aerobic degradation broke the emulsion, where all other attempts had failed. Investigations continue.

I got an interesting email from South Africa this week, prompted by my page on package plant failures.

Steve Nicol of Wastewater Watch in SA produces an amusing name and shame newsletter for those he considers to be rogue package plant manufacturers in his country.

Design is proceeding on the upgrading of the failing pharma effluent treatment plant. We should be on-site in October/November to carry out the work.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Invest NI

We have been appointed for a second term as advisors to the Central Procurement Directive in Northern Ireland. Which is nice.

Emergency callout yesterday to problems on a groundwater treatment plant. Didn't take long to diagnose problems with a pressure sensor were inhibiting pump start.

No word back on the three tenders we have out, so had gone fishing. Was glad to be called away, it was hammering it down with rain, thunder and lightning...