SVSR are excited to announce their collaboration with UNSW Sydney to examine a new and promising method for controlling odours in wastewater collection networks. In a series of world-first experiments led by the graphene team of UNSW’s School of Materials Science and Engineering, SVSR will be examining the potential for Graphene Oxide, the “superdessicant” material, […]
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.
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 […]
Background Sewer ventilation pipes were designed and built from the 1940’s to 1970’s by Australian Councils and Water Agencies. They are typically 9-14m in height and are fabricated from reinforced concrete or mild steel. Their primary role is to reduce pressure surges in sewage collection systems, and they also play a vital role in ventilating odorous […]
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, […]
Why is SVSR investing so heavily in Research, Development and Innovation? There are many factors for change, which requires a lot to stay ahead. 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 […]
Could the Sun’s radiation clean microplastics from wastewater and waterways? Excerpt from the Australian Water Association website: “Exposure to sunlight can degrade plastics over long periods of time, but the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden has developed a method to speed up the process and make more efficient use of visible and ultraviolet […]
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 […]