Floating aeration system to be installed in England

Utility Anglian Water, which provides water and wastewater services to over six million customers, has awarded Israeli firm Mapal Green Energy an aeration contract.

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Utility Anglian Water, which provides water and wastewater services to over six million customers, has awarded Israeli firm Mapal Green Energy an aeration contract.

To begin with, Mapal's floating aeration system will be installed in a municipal WWTP (wastewater treatment plant) in Stanbridgeford, north of London. This installation presents an opportunity for Mapal to upgrade many WWTPs out of more than a 1,000 WWTP that Anglian Water operates.

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Mapal claimed its floating fine-bubble aeration system can significantly reduce energy consumption and operation and maintenance costs of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants. The technology saves up to 70% of the energy cost of the wastewater treatment process, according to the manufacturer.

Mapal said: “The use of this unique technology also prevents environmental pollution by making it unnecessary to drain raw sewage into the environment during installation, as is often done in the conventional method."

Discussing the UK water utility market, Zeev Fisher, Mapal's CEO, said: “These private entities have a greater incentive to find methods and new technologies to reduce their O&M costs mainly the energy costs in the aeration process and to improve their profitability as they are rigorously regulated by the government in both water quality effluent and prices."

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