Water Journal : Water Journal April 2014
RMIT Public Lecture Approximately 75 people from metropolitan and regional water utilities, universities and consulting companies attended the public lecture given by Professor Karl Linden of the University of Colorado Boulder at RMIT University on 19 February. The presentation: 'Rethinking Disinfection in Drinking Water Systems' considered how disinfection would be evaluated if it were a new technology today, and explored whether it would be acceptable for use in water treatment compared with UV and ozone. The lecture was hosted by the Water: Effective Tools and Technology (WETT) Research Centre and the Victorian Branch of the Australian Water Association. YWP Regional Conference The annual regional Victorian Branch YWP Conference was this year held in Launceston, Tasmania, from 21--22 February 2014. The theme for this year's event was 'Catchment to Coast -- A Whole of Water Cycle Approach in the Tamar Valley'. The key concept was the importance of community engagement. While in recent times, community engagement has increasingly become more of a focus in project decision-making, it became evident that our Tassie counterparts already 'get it'. Maybe it's something to do with the smaller population, or a greater conscience for sustainability and the environment, or maybe you simply can't go to the pub without bumping into a fellow water colleague! Reform was another key topic that was explored by the TasWater CEO, Mike Brewster. He explained the tariff reforms that are underway to provide a more equitable system for charging for water, and most importantly trade waste services. The amalgamation of council-operated water systems into three regional utilities and nally into a single entity, TasWater in July 2013, has brought about many issue including cultural change as well as the adoption of many under-performing legacy assets. We learned about the resource- constrained operating environment, which may lead to more innovative ways to solve problems. MICRON VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL FILTERS MICRON W AUTOMATED FILTERS MULTICYCLONE CENTRIFUGAL FILTERS TRIMLINE CARTRIDGE AND BAG FILTERS www.waterco.com QLD 07 3299 9900 WA 08 9273 1900 SA/NT 08 8244 6000 NZ 09 525 7570 NSW (Head Office) 02 9898 8686 VIC / TAS 03 9764 1211 Manufactured from the highest grade of non corrosive materials and employing the latest in fibreglass winding technology. • UV and corrosion resistant • Optional sight glasses and lateral man holes • Optional nozzle plate system to facilitate air assisted backwash • Optional vinyl ester tanks for high temperature and improved chemical resistance • Available with filter areas of up to 11.0m2, pressure rated up to 800 kPa (116 psi) Micron W automated filters are wound with precision by Waterco's digital filament winding machines, for refined consistency and superior quality. • Easy user-friendly programming • Service and self diagnostic indicator • Filter bed depths of up to 1000mm • Pressure rated at 700 kPa (102 psi) Based on the principals of centrifugal water filtration, MultiCyclone is capable of filtering down to 30 microns and has no filter media to clean or replace. • 3m3/hr to 30m3/hr • Easily manifolded for higher flow rates Trimlines have been designed as versatile, modular housings for residential and commercial applications, designed for ease of use and servicing. • UV and corrosion resistant polypropylene construction • Granular media, pleated cartridges and filter bags • No tools required for servicing • Pressure rated at 600kPa (87 psi) Dr Karl Linden at RMIT University. Attendees at the Victorian Branch YWP Regional Conference.
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