Water Journal : Water Journal August 2013
20 Industry News The waste-to-energy facility will provide an environmentally friendly disposal solution for organic wastes that cannot be composted. "The facility will help us meet our environmental obligations to reduce the quantity of nutrients being discharged into Port Phillip Bay, while creating a sewage treatment plant site that is energy self- suf cient," Mr Kelly says. At the facility, sewage sludge left over from the treatment plant process would be co-digested with imported organic waste in an anaerobic digester where it is converted into methane or "biogas" in the absence of oxygen. This process captures the methane before it hits the environment and turns it into renewable energy, preventing greenhouse gas emissions. Yarra Valley Water decided to use anaerobic digestion technology based on a business feasibility decision-making framework, which included a detailed site selection process to determine the most appropriate site for the rst facility. The feasibility study also identi ed numerous opportunities for recovery and re-use of organic waste. UNITYWATER OPERATOR WINS STATE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE Unitywater Sewage Treatment Supervisor, Chris Hughes, has been recognised for his excellent performance and initiative, taking home the Queensland Water Industry Operator of the Year Award by the Water Industry Operators Association (WIOA). The award was presented to Chris at the 38th Queensland Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition on the Gold Coast, an event that celebrates innovation, safety and service in the water sector. With 28 years of experience, Chris has contributed to improved practices at numerous water, sewerage and recycled water treatment plants in South-East Queensland. "Across his lengthy career, Chris has been proactive in the early adoption of practices that improve operations and enhance safety," said Unitywater's Executive Manager Infrastructure Services, Glen Babington. "Chris has helped Unitywater to achieve major operational ef ciencies by increasing the skills base of operators and taking a more regional approach to plant operations. Chris is a valued team member and we are delighted he has been recognised by WIOA." The WIAO awards are presented annually, with winners selected by a panel of industry experts. INDUSTRIAL AND RESOURCES WATER TREATMENT SPECIALIST JOINS NUBIAN WATER SYSTEMS Nubian Water Systems has announced the appointment of Sunil Krishnamurthy as National Sales Manager for industrial and resources solutions. With over 20 years of industry experience, Sunil brings invaluable expertise to Nubian Water Systems. He is tasked with overseeing the company's strategic alliance with RWL Group Nirosoft and continuing strong growth in the industrial water and wastewater industry in Australia. Having worked in multinational companies across the globe, Sunil has developed a strong understanding of the South East Asian and Australia-New Zealand markets. He looks forward to using this knowledge to lead Nubian Water Systems, as water sustainability becomes an increasingly problematic issue. Tenix. Leaders in sustainable engineering water solutions. TX592 -- 0713 Follow us on LinkedIn www.tenix.com Tenix provides cradle-to-grave engineering services for water infrastructure delivery, including project management, design, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance. Our in-house design team provides strategic planning, detailed design and commissioning with a specialisation in water, recycling and wastewater treatment plants. As a leader in sustainable engineering water solutions we are the rst in Australia to receive an (IS) Infrastructure Sustainability rating for the design of two Wastewater treatment plants in Queensland.
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