This conference is an annual series addressing innovative treatment options for wastewater treatment. This year’s conference is focused on implementation of low energy treatment processes and circular economy principles for wastewater treatment.

The day with will also allow time for networking, a poster competition on wastewater innovations related projects and an optional site tour to Cranfield University’s pilot hall. This conference is supported by British Water and the Wastewater Network. The best poster prize (£200) is sponsored by Xylem Analytics.

 

Keynotes

Challenges and opportunities for waste water treatment at Scottish Water: An overview 
Elise Cartmell, Scottish Water, UK

Energy - and carbon - efficient pathways for materials recovery and reuse in existing water resource recovery facilities
Francesco Fatone, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Event Programme 

The conference will have a great mixture of international speakers, both academics and industry leaders, discussing innovations for energy efficiency and resource recovery opportunities on current and longer term scenarios.


Event Programme

09:30 - 10:00 Welcome, registration and coffee
10:00 - 10:15 Introduction from Mark Jones, Wastewater Network chair
10:15 - 10:50 Keynote: Challenges and opportunities for wastewater treatment at Scottish Water: An overview
Elise Cartmell, Scottish Water, UK
10:50 - 11:15 Taking wastewater treatment off-grid
Richard Smith, Severn Trent, UK
11:15 - 12:05 Coffee Break and poster exhibition
11:40 - 12:05 An exploratory evaluation of public receptivity of natural treatment systems and factors influencing acceptance and support
Elaine Gallagher, Cranfield University, UK
12:05 - 12:30 Innovations in treatment with Mecana
Geoff Cooper-Smith, Eliquo Hydrok, UK
12:30 - 13:35 Buffet lunch and poster exhibition
13:35 14:10 Keynote: Energy - and carbon - efficient pathways for materials recovery and reuse in existing water resource recovery facilities
Francesco Fatone, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
14:10 - 14:35 RAVITA – recovery of P and N from wastewater
Laura Rossi, Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority, Finland
14:35 - 14:55 Coffee break and poster exhibition
14:55 - 15:20 The road to circularity: Recovery and valorisation of cellulose
Coos Wessels, CirTec BV, The Netherlands
15:20 - 15:30 Best poster prize sponsored by Xylem Analytics and conference close
Mark Jones, Wastewater Network chair
15:30 - 16:30 Optional: Visit to Cranfield University pilot hall including visit to H2020 SMART-PLANT SMARTECH3
Limited spaces available. A second tour may be available depending on numbers.

Location and travel details

Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway. There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.

Campus address:

Stafford Cripps, SC2
Building 41
College Road
Cranfield
MK43 0AL
Bedfordshire

Who should attend

  • Water company employees
  • Those working in environmental protection
  • Those working on wastewater treatment innovations
  • Regulators
  • Academic and industry researchers working in wastewater treatment
  • Supply chain companies

Cost

£150 – Standard delegate £60 – Students 10% discount available to British Water members and Cranfield Alumni