Mayflower Water Treatment Works
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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This presentation will be given by Chris Rockey from South West Water.

South West Water will describe the journey they have undertaken over the last few years to ensure that the people of Plymouth and the surrounding areas have a new drinking water treatment works to be proud of. They have looked at the challenges they face now and in the future and worked with some of the most innovative and forward thinking technology companies and universities to pioneer the application of suspended ion exchange, in-line coagulation and ceramic membrane microfiltration in the UK. 

The talk will look at the challenges their raw water sources pose them in the South West and how they piloted a variety of approaches to gain insight into the character and removal of dissolved organic carbon and how this affected the membrane operation and water quality. Chris will end with discussing the impact of this important research by showing the progress with construction of the new 90 million litres per day treatment works that is underway at Roborough, Plymouth.

This talk is sponsored by South West Water and the Royal Society of Chemistry - Water Science Forum. It is organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry - Peninsula Local Section.

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