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Treatability and Pilot Trials

Whether you require information on how treatable your effluent or feedstock stream may be, how a specific treatment process may perform or validation of a new technology, we can develop a methodology to suit your project requirements.

Our Water and Waste Innovation Laboratories are able to provide a wide range of testing services to provide process modelling and validation.

Read our latest article about ‘Why you should use a pilot plant’ in the November 2018 WWT magazine.

We are able to translate the laboratory scale treatability testing up to site based pilot trials to provide real-time demonstration on our clients facilities.  We have an extensive pilot plant portfolio of established technologies and we also provide independent validation of proprietary technologies on behalf of technology suppliers and end-users.

Our key technology and expertise includes the following;


  • Chemical optimisation
  • Disinfection
  • Granular activated carbon (GAC) capacity testing
  • Membrane testing and optimisation
  • Water Treatment Works (WTW’s) sludge handling and optimisation


  • Physical / chemical separation (settlement, DAF, lamellas, screens)
  • Aerobic biological treatment (trickling filters, activated sludge, sequencing batch reactors, membrane bioreactors, biological nutrient removal)
  • High rate anaerobic treatment (upflow anaerobic sludge bed, expanded granular sludge bed, hybrid processes, anaerobic membranes)
  • Tertiary treatment & Re-use (sand filters, ultra-filtration, reverse osmosis, UV, chlorination)

Organic Waste and Biosolids

  • Pasteurisation
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Thermal hydrolysis
  • Hydrothermal Carbonisation (HTC)
  • Dewatering and ultimate dewaterability testing
  • Nutrient profiling

We are able to draw upon global research expertise through our research partner organisations CIRSEE and CETaqua who bring a wealth of experience and access to state-of-the-art demonstration facilities.

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