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Sewage and Effluent

Water treatment facility upgrade meets 2010 standards

By: Christy van der Merwe     30th March 2007 The East Rand Water Care Company (Erwat) Hartebeestfontein facility upgrade project, which cost R70-million, is completed, making Erwat fully compliant with the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry’s (Dwaf’s) regulations as set out for 2010. 

Challenges for level measurement in sewerage plants

5th May 2006 The quantity of product entering a sewerage plant is an important criterion for effective control of the complex system. 

New sewerage pump station for Kwazulu-Natal eco-estate

21st April 2006 Stemele Bosch Africa (SBA), part of the B & A Group, was appointed by Siza Water Company to undertake the engineering services for a new sewerage pump station to provide efficient removal of sewerage at the Simbithi Eco-Estate in Ballito, North of Durban. 

The waterless sanitation solution

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 Local innovator clinches prestigious US award 

Simple sewage plant helps alleviate skills shortage

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 Becon Watertech director Chris Bauman tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview that one of the major challenges facing the sewage-treatment industry in South Africa, and Africa in general, is that operators lack the skills and training required to effectively run the sewage plant that... 

Improving Gauteng’s municipal wastewater works

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 Rand Water’s Bulk Sanitation section is currently involved in a drive to assess and improve the efficiency of local municipalities’ wastewater treatment plants within the Gauteng region and some parts of Mpumalanga. 

Africa requires funding for sanitation infrastructure

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 International water-treatment plant specialist Degremont uses South Africa as a base for its sub-Saharan African operations, Degremont Africa commercial director Jean-Louis Pierrefeu reports, adding that the company believes in South Africa and plans to stay in the country.? 

Problems severe, yet positive future for SA wastewater industry

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 The problems surrounding South Africa’s wastewater facilities are fairly severe, but the Water Institute of South Africa (Wisa), in conjunction with the government and other organisations, is working hard to alleviate the situation,” states Wisa president Dr Marlene van der... 

New pump for wastewater industry

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 Well-known company ITT Flygt recently launched its new product, the C 3240 pump.?It is a high-head wastewater pump that can reach heads previously only possible by using series pumping.? 

Packaged plants – simple solution or causing pollution?

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 A contentious issue in the local sewage industry at the moment is whether packaged sewage plants are truly beneficial, says Siyageza Technologies managing member Juan van Kerckhoven.? 

New-generation valve launched

By: Matthew Hill     31st March 2006 Local company Dynamic Fluid Control this week launched the new-generation Hawle E2 resilient seated gate valve into the South African water and wastewater industries. 

Local system ‘exceeds special standards in key indices’

31st March 2006 Scarab Technologies technical director Steve Nicol recently commissioned the company’s latest sewage system for a clinic on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. ?They were selected to supply the treatment plant from a variety of other suppliers, who had already installed systems in the area.... 

Treating sewage naturally

31st March 2006 Bio-Systems SA offers scientific services and products for the biological treatment and bio-augmentation of liquid effluent. ? 

Covering all aspects of sewage-water management

By: Mischa Drotsky     31st March 2006 The chemical and bacteriological analysis of water samples conducted by Regen Waters Laboratory are realised by employing highly sophisticated instrumentation and extensively qualified personnel, says Regen Waters manager, Ludolf Uys. 

Ballito’s sewage infrastructure to get upgrade

31st March 2006 Stemele Bosch Africa (SBA), part of the B & A Group, has been appointed by Siza Water Company to undertake consulting engineering services for the upgrade of sewage infrastructure facilities, in the rapidly developing Ballito area, north of Durban.?Initial projects include a pumpstation at... 

Industries take responsibility for treating effluent

31st March 2006 Pressure from Government, nature conservation groups and the country’s limited water resources have forced industries to conserve and re-use water in their processes, as well as take responsibility for treating their effluent.? 

New resins and adsorbents for sewage applications

31st March 2006 Chemica company Rohm & Haas’s Ion Exchange Resins division has developed a range of special resins and adsorbents used in catalysis and chemical processing industries, including sewage and effluent applications. 

Sewage pumpstation nearing completion

7th October 2005 Stemele Bosch Africa (SBA), part of the B&A group, was appointed by Siza Water Company to undertake the engineering services for a new sewage pump station to provide efficient removal of sewage at the Simbithi Eco-Estate, currently under construction near Ballito, north of Durban. 

Pumps well suited to sewage treatment

7th October 2005 The progressing-cavity, helical-rotor positive displacement (pd) pump manufactured by Cemo Pumps exhibits operating characteristics well suited to widely differing applications. 

Firm wins R160-million refurbishment contract

By: Mariaan Webb     5th August 2005 The rapid growth in and around Rustenburg in the North-West province, mainly caused by the increased mining activities, has led to the sewage-purification works becoming overloaded. 

Low-cost sanitation solution tested

25th April 2005 Studies conducted on a pilot project by the Water Research Commission and communities in Ethekwini have shown that the shallow-sewer system can be an effective low-cost solution to the contentious problem of sanitation provision in low income and informal settlements in South Africa. 

Pumps well-suited for sewage treatment

22nd April 2005 The nature of sewage and effluent treatment requires pumps of many kinds, but among those most commonly found is the progressing-cavity, helical-rotor positive displacement (pd) pump. 

Pump solution to benefit future of Zambian towns

22nd April 2005 When Mather & Platt of Gauteng tendered on a sewage and water reticulation project in Zambia, it faced the problem of not only supplying pump solutions that slotted into the capacity of the existing infrastructure, but could also cope once this capacity had been improved. 

Variety of clients for pump supplier

22nd April 2005 Twenty years of experience in the sewage drainage and effluent industry is one of the advantages Emelpee has in the marketing and installing of submersible pumps. 

Brand relaunched on SA pump market

1st April 2005 One of the most renowned names in submersible-effluent pumps, Emu, has been ?relaunched on the South African market by Salmson Pumps SA following the acquisition of Emu by the Salmson group. 

New pumps handle wastewater with ease

1st April 2005 After years of research, design work and testing, Grundfos is ready to impress the market with its new Grundfos SE pumps. 

Dosing units reduce the risk of chlorine-gas leakage

By: Mariaan Webb     1st April 2005 A chlorine-gas leakage can be potentially deadly and in the process of purifying water and wastewater treatment, chlorine is generally found. 

Local firm expands its manufacturing facilities to Southeast Asia

By: Mariaan Webb     1st April 2005 The Brakpan-based sluice-gate manufacturers Gereg Sewage and Water Equipment manufactures sluice gates in three countries outside South Africa’s borders and is soon expanding its manufacturing facilities to the Southeast-Asian country, Malaysia. 

Water-purification products for Africa

1st April 2005 Global-manufacturing specialist of quality bearings and associated products, as well as distributor of sealing systems, power transmission and couplings SKF is the official distributor of the Hiller decanter centrifuges and hydraulic drives to Sub-Sahara Africa. 

Sludge-blanket controller installed at Cape Town works

1st April 2005 Dupleix Liquid Meters Ltd (DLM) recently supplied and installed the sludge-blanket level monitor in a Cape Town-based sewage works. 

Company expands flow-metering range

By: Mariaan Webb     1st April 2005 With water being an important commodity in South Africa, N&Z Instrumentation and Control has further expanded its range of flow metering instrumentation. 

Local software finds international application

By: Mariaan Webb     1st April 2005 South Africa’s software technology is going to be exported to other parts of the world to help solve problems similar to those experienced here. 

Mini plants could solve future sewage overload

By: Mariaan Webb     1st April 2005 South Africa might not experience sewage overload problems now, but Water Engineering and Pumping Technologies (WET) MD Brian Ross foresees that it is only a matter of time before the country will start experiencing problems. 

SA's water and sewer systems raise concern

By: Mariaan Webb     1st April 2005 “Although it is not apparent to the large urban populations, South Africa’s water and sewer systems are the lifelines of the cities and these lifelines are in a desperate state,” Trenchless Techologies’ GM Sagee Moodley tells Engineering News. 

SA needs proper sewage and effluent monitoring

By: Mariaan Webb     1st April 2005 “Treated sewage effluent is one of the most common types of pollution found in rivers draining urban areas,” Ninham Shand Consulting Services environmental discipline head Mike Luger says. 

Company clinches wastewater disposal system contract

1st April 2005 Stemele Bosch Africa (SBA), in association with Knight Pi 

Space-age incineration technology unveiled

1st April 2005 While the Russian space programme and the disposal of South Africa’s hazardous waste may seem to be worlds apart, these two very diverse activities have been brought together in a technology that is available locally, courtesy of Gauteng-based engineering company, Thuthuka Project Managers. 

Drives for sewage treatment applications

1st April 2005 Bearing Man’s gear products division, Power Drives, has a range of drives designed specially for sewage-treatment applications. 

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