The pilot hall facility was established over 10 years ago, and provides UK researchers with the unique ability to test, at scale, plants with real sewage. It is directly linked to Cranfield University’s 3,000 population equivalent sewage treatment works and can also receive imported water. Read more Read less

It is supplied with compressed air, potable water and electricity with a total floor plan of 210m2 and height of 8.7m. The pilot hall has ten modular bays for wastewater and eight modular bays for drinking water treatment projects. The hall is currently being expanded under funding provided by UKCRIC. The upgraded facility will have dedicated drinking water treatment facilities, and two pilot plants will operate in parallel. Storage of up to 30m3 of drinking waters will be available for treatment.

Type of facility

  • Pilot facility,
  • Testing/demonstration facility,
  • Live site.

Type of technologies that can be tested

  • Transforming (treatment),
  • Monitoring,
  • Measuring,
  • Sensing.

Summary of applications

  • Industrial,
  • Domestic,
  • Wastewater,
  • Drinking water,
  • Teaching of practical wastewater/water treatment.