Activated sludge systems have been a cornerstone of wastewater treatment for over 100 years. This biological process uses suspended growth microorganisms to break down and consume organics and remove nutrients from the wastewater. The heart of the process occurs in aeration basins, where the microorganisms need sufficient oxygen to stay alive.

High cost of poor flow in activated sludge treatment

Activated sludge systems have been a cornerstone of wastewater treatment for over 100 years. This biological process uses suspended growth microorganisms to break down, consume organics, and remove nutrients from the wastewater. The heart of the process occurs in aeration basins, where the microorganisms need sufficient oxygen to stay alive. Read More
In partnership with RMIT University, Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) and Greater Western Water, South East Water is helping to prove that PYROCO, an RMIT innovation, show its potential in improving the efficiency of biochar production. Biosolids are a by-product of wastewater treatment and, once converted into biochar, are a valuable resource for industry, particularly agriculture. The unique pyrolysis technology is a game changer for industries across the globe.

Pyrolysis innovation delivers on biochar potential

In partnership with RMIT University, Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) and Greater Western Water, South East Water is helping to prove that PYROCO, an RMIT innovation, show its potential in improving the efficiency of biochar production. Biosolids are a by-product of wastewater treatment and, once converted into biochar, are a valuable resource for industry, particularly agriculture. The unique pyrolysis technology is a game changer for industries across the globe. Read More
A magnetic system that dynamically adjusts the surface properties of a material used for solar-driven water purification has been created by researchers in China. Developed by Liangti Qu at Beijing’s Tsinghua University and colleagues, the system achieved higher evaporation rates when compared to static surfaces.

Spiky magnetic fluid speeds solar water purification

A magnetic system that dynamically adjusts the surface properties of a material used for solar-driven water purification has been created by researchers in China. Developed by Liangti Qu at Beijing’s Tsinghua University and colleagues, the system achieved higher evaporation rates when compared to static surfaces. Read More