WIPAC


Water Industry Process Automation & Control

WIPAC & Other Projects

Industry Projects 

Compendium of Smart Water Initiatives

The Compendium of Smart Water Initiatives is a project that is being set up and run by the WIPAC group and is a project that is meant to capture all of the Smart Water Initiatives that have been delivered by water companies, suppliers of anyone within the industry so that the knowledge can be shared among the industry and enable engineers to stand in front of the Capital Investment Boards and say "this is what I want to do and these are the benefits," it is only by doing this that the "Smart Water," future of the water industry can really start to be driven forward.

The intention is for a book to be produced that at least initially will be for free (if sponsorship can be obtained to cover printing and distribution costs). The book will be in a "paper" format with a benefits table to allow for easy reference of the benefits. The intention is to launch this at WWEM 2014 at a Special Smart Water workshop day.

All details can be obtained by clicking here

UKWIR - Wastewater Instrumentation, Process Modelling, Automation & Control

This project is currently in delivery with SKM Enviros recently appointed as the company delviering the project. The aims of the project are to investigate the current amount of instrumentation, process automation & control within the UK Water Industry and to investigate the direction that the industry is planning to go in over the next few planning cycles.

The project will interview a combination of Water & Sewage Companies, The Environment Agency and key supplliers investigating aspects of instrumentation, process automation & control and define a direction for the wastewater industry to aim towards.

This project has a planned completion date of March 2014


 

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GWRC Sensor Compendium Project

Sensors offer great opportunities for the global water industry. However, the potential of modern monitoring technologies remains under-exploited, because most information on real-world performance but also on cost, O&M requirements, best practices, etc. are not available in the public domain. This project aims to reduce barriers to implementation of sensor technology allowing utilities to easily access all of the information necessary to assess whether a practice or technology is right for their application.

The collected information will be published in a web-based, searchable, compendium, that will be online by the end of 2013. Information will primarily be collected from end-users, and in-depth case studies at exemplary utilities will be a key element in the project.

Sensors offer great opportunities for the global water industry. However, the potential of modern monitoring technologies remains under-exploited, because most information on real-world performance but also on cost, O&M requirements, best practices, etc. are not available in the public domain. This project aims to reduce barriers to implementation of sensor technology allowing utilities to easily access all of the information necessary to assess whether a practice or technology is right for their application.

The collected information will be published in a web-based, searchable, compendium, that will be online by the end of 2013. Information will primarily be collected from end-users, and in-depth case studies at exemplary utilities will be a key element in the project.

Sensors offer great opportunities for the global water industry. However, the potential of modern monitoring technologies remains under-exploited, because most information on real-world performance but also on cost, O&M requirements, best practices, etc. are not available in the public domain. This project aims to reduce barriers to implementation of sensor technology allowing utilities to easily access all of the information necessary to assess whether a practice or technology is right for their application.

The collected information will be published in a web-based, searchable, compendium, that will be online by the end of 2013. Information will primarily be collected from end-users, and in-depth case studies at exemplary utilities will be a key element in the project.

Sensors offer great opportunities for the global water industry. However, the potential of modern monitoring technologies remains under-exploited, because most information on real-world performance but also on cost, O&M requirements, best practices, etc. are not available in the public domain. This project aims to reduce barriers to implementation of sensor technology allowing utilities to easily access all of the information necessary to assess whether a practice or technology is right for their application.
Sensors offer great opportunities for the global water industry. However, the potential of modern monitoring technologies remains under-exploited, because most information on real-world performance but also on cost, O&M requirements, best practices, etc. are not available in the public domain. This project aims to reduce barriers to implementation of sensor technology allowing utilities to easily access all of the information necessary to assess whether a practice or technology is right for their application.
Sensors offer great opportunities for the global water industry. However, the potential of modern monitoring technologies remains under-exploited, because most information on real-world performance but also on cost, O&M requirements, best practices, etc. are not available in the public domain. This project aims to reduce barriers to implementation of sensor technology allowing utilities to easily access all of the information necessary to assess whether a practice or technology is right for their application.
Sensors offer great opportunities for the global water industry. However, the potential of modern monitoring technologies remains under-exploited, because most information on real-world performance but also on cost, O&M requirements, best practices, etc. are not available in the public domain. This project aims to reduce barriers to implementation of sensor technology allowing utilities to easily access all of the information necessary to assess whether a practice or technology is right for their application.
Sensors offer great opportunities for the global water industry. However, the potential of modern monitoring technologies remains under-exploited, because most information on real-world performance but also on cost, O&M requirements, best practices, etc. are not available in the public domain. This project aims to reduce barriers to implementation of sensor technology allowing utilities to easily access all of the information necessary to assess whether a practice or technology is right for their application.
Sensors offer great opportunities for the global water industry. However, the potential of modern monitoring technologies remains under-exploited, because most information on real-world performance but also on cost, O&M requirements, best practices, etc. are not available in the public domain. This project aims to reduce barriers to implementation of sensor technology allowing utilities to easily access all of the information necessary to assess whether a practice or technology is right for their application.
This project commissioned by the Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) aims to produce a compendium of the sensors that in the Global Water Market at the current time. Sensors offer great opportunities for the global water industry, however, the potential for modern monitoring technologies remains under-exploited. This is because the majority of information on real world performance, O&M requirements and best practiices are unavailable in the public domain. The aim of this project is to address that shortfall and produce a compendium of sensors and to reduce the barriers to the implementation of sensors.

The collected information will be published in a web-based, searchable, compendium, that will be online by the end of 2013. Information will primarily be collected from end-users, and in-depth case studies at exempary utilities will be a key element in the project.

A consortium of Benten Water Solutions, WRC (UK, TetraTech (USA, AECOM (Aus) & Chris Schwartz Water Utilisation Engineers (SA), has been awarded the contract to create the Compendium of Sensors & Monitors and their use in the Global Water Industry. The project is commissioned by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) on behalf of the Global Water Researcg Coalition (GWRC)

This project has now finished at the website can be reached by clicking here

WERF Announcement
A consortium of Benten Water Solutions, WRc (UK), TetraTech (USA), AECOM (AUS) and Chris Swartz Water Utilisation Engineers (SA), has been awarded the contract to create a Compendium of Sensors and Monitors and their Use in the Global Water Industry. The project is commissioned by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) on behalf of the Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) and will synthesise real-world experiences of using online monitoring equipment at utilities around the globe.

The collected information will be published in a web-based, searchable, compendium, that will be online by the end of 2013. Information will primarily be collected from end-users, and in-depth case studies at exemplary utilities will be a key element in the project.



UKWIR - Role of Wastewater Process Control in Delivering Operational Efficiencies

The drive within the water industry to save energy, reduce costs and minimise carbon footprint, has led to a focus on the optimisation of wastewater treatment processes, (specifically the activated sludge process) using Advanced Process Control (APC).

APC offers additional benefits such as improved plant stability and dynamic response which opens the potential for reduction of headroom between normal operating levels and the permit conditions limit. WwTW operators have not, to date, taken advantage of this opportunity.

Faced with a fundamental change in the underlying distribution of effluent quality, the Environment Agency argues that it would have to modify permit condition limits where APC is adopted in order to maintain the existing level of environmental protection.

Changes in permit setting conditions could have a significant impact on the level of benefits APC would offer or deliver.
It is very important the Water Industry is confident that any future investment in APC will deliver the anticipated benefits.

There is therefore a need to understand:

i) the real costs of implementing APC,
ii) the additional benefits that APC offers,
iii) the impact on receiving waters over a range of operating approaches, and
iv) the regulators views and their likely response to any new operating regime.


This project was delivered by January 2013 by the Water Reasearch Council and a report is avilable from the  UKWIR webiste at the following link


   
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