Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Sustainability in Wastewater Treatment SVSR continue to forge ahead with their ground-breaking research on sustainability in wastewater systems. We were very grateful to the University of NSW recently to be invited to discuss our research with students and academics on Campus.  

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“Maker Games” Challenge 2018

SVSR are very excited to be a part of the University of NSW “Maker Games” Challenge for 2018. The idea is simple: A range of Engineering companies set real-world challenges to the students. The best and brightest young minds in NSW form teams to design a solution, with the winning team heading off to Silicon […]

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Solar Odour Control

WIOA NSW Conference – April 2018 Duncan Reynolds R&D Manager / Regional Marketing (Click above to view the Presentation) Project Goal Establish Proof of Concept and feasibility of products/processes which: Perform the function of odour control for a wide range of sewage gases Are cost-effective to the Utility/Council Can be sourced from within Australia Ideally […]

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The Science of Sewers

Background Sewer  ventilation  pipes  were  designed  and  built  from  the  1940’s  to  1970’s  by Australian Councils and Water Agencies. They are typically 9-14 in height and are fabricated from reinforced concrete or mild steel. Their primary role is to reduce pressure surges in sewage collection systems though they also play a vital role in ventilating […]

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Great Western Highway, Lithgow – May 2016

Lithgow Council recently installed a Sewer Rising Main which empties into a discharge maintenance shaft on a busy highway. A small diameter vent shaft running off the shaft was located on the footpath of a residential area. Due to local design restrictions Council weren’t permitted to install a vent shaft taller than 4m (instead of, […]

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The importance of Research, Development & Innovation

Why is SVSR investing so heavily in Research, Development and Innovation? There are many factors for change, it’s a lot to stay ahead of. These are some of the important reasons: Population growth and urban density (eg. By 2050 Sydney is predicted to have 8 million inhabitants) putting more pressure on existing assets such as roads […]

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Odour Control Unit Standard Specifications

1 Scope The document below specifies the design and installation requirements for Odour Control Units (OCUs) in Sydney Waters sewerage network. 2 Objective The objective of this Standard Specification is to provide designers, manufacturers, and installers of an OCU with Sydney Waters requirements for its design, construction, installation and performance testing. This document is written in the […]

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