Water and Wastewater Plant Upgrades
The Climate Change Environment
Under the Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan increasing carbon taxes are designed to encourage all sectors (Municipal and Industrial) to reduce their carbon footprint. The water and wastewater sectors will be critical for this objective, with Bioenergy developments playing a major role. SEAI, working with enterprise agencies, is prioritising preparatory work on the following actions:
Accelerate the roll out of renewable energy, Combined Heat, and Power (CHP)
Technologies and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)
Develop a strategy for waste heat recovery from industrial processes
Support the adoption of renewable heat for process and space heating
Support industry to test and demonstrate scalable and replicable innovative approaches to decarbonisation
Instead of construction of new water treatment plants or wastewater treatment plants, upgrading of existing plants may increase capacity or achieve higher efficiency in meeting effluent standards. With that in mind WEW Engineering can provide our Clients with options to upgrade their existing facilities, while minimising investment in new tankage, plant, and equipment.
Planning is not a one-way street, that is why develop a rough concept for you with alternatives. With this, you have a solid basis for a sustainable decision based on BAT compliance for your industry sector. We look at all the following areas in terms of upgrade possibilities, all with a focus on decarbonisation and energy reduction.
Plant Upgrading through Improved Operation and Maintenance
Plant Upgrading through Instrumentation and Control Systems improvements
Plant upgrade by exploring Biogas Production as an energy option
Plant Upgrading through New Liquid Processing Technologies
Plant Upgrading through New Solids Processing Technologies
Working through the above stages, we will have identified feasible opportunities and options for cost-effective upgrades, which we provide in a Report that includes:
3D system planning
Recommendations and observations.
We are then be available to the Client to discuss/assist in the decision-making process. Following which we are of course available to provide our full Design and Engineering Services to develop the design concepts right through to construction/implementation stage.