News Category: Environmental

Finding value in liquid waste streams
January 22, 2019 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

Waste is increasingly viewed as a resource. From well-established practices such as recycling paper and aluminium, to the development of the circular economy, an increasing volume of resources are now being recovered from materials that were previously seen only as inconvenient wastes. Waste valorisation is the process of recovering value from waste materials, for example…

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HRS highlights importance of efficiency in wastewater treatment
January 15, 2019 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece - Trade Show News

HRS Heat Exchangers, Stand E12, Hall 4, SMAGUA 2019 At SMAGUA 2019 Stand E12, HRS Heat Exchangers will explain why resource and energy efficiency is just as important when dealing with wastewater streams as it is for fresh water availability. Under Article 9 of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), governments have a responsibility to…

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Versatile pump range offers solutions for food industry
November 14, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece

Pumps are an essential part of many food processing lines: not just for liquids, but also viscous materials such as spreads and dips, and materials containing solids such as fruit and vegetable mixes. Using the wrong pump can have expensive consequences in terms of both potential damage to products or equipment, or higher than expected…

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Delivering multiple benefits with manure management
October 25, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

The management and treatment of manures and slurries from livestock production is becoming an increasing issue around the world. The potential of manure to cause environmental harm and contribute to climate change when not correctly stored, handled or applied is significant. However, manures and slurries also represent a valuable resource and can return valuable crop…

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The Role of Zero Liquid Discharge in Reducing Hazardous Wastes
October 9, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

Thanks to tighter environmental regulations and greater public awareness, companies are increasingly looking to reduce or eliminate the waste that they produce. In recent years, Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) has become an important waste reduction technique, but its potential in dealing with hazardous waste streams has not been fully appreciated until now. One of the…

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HRS to demonstrate benefits of trial Concentration System at WEFTEC 2018
August 16, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Trade Show News

At WEFTEC 2018 New Orleans, stand 2357, HRS Heat Exchangers will demonstrate the trial version of its unique effluent Concentration System for the first time ever in the US. The trial system enables plant operators to measure how much their effluent waste volumes can be reduced before committing to a full-sized system. With the trial-size…

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Think you can’t evaporate with low temperatures? Think again…
July 10, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

When treating wastewater, sludge and digestate, it can be beneficial to reduce the volume of material or increase the solids content. Mechanical dewatering via a centrifuge or belt press to separate solids and liquids is standard for the water treatment and anaerobic digestion sectors – but what if you want to further reduce the water…

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Reduce digestate volumes with HRS
June 5, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece - Trade Show News

At UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 stand D603, HRS Heat Exchangers will showcase its novel Digestate Concentration System (DCS), which increases the dry solid content of digestate three-or four-fold, typically to between 10-20 per cent. By reducing the liquid fraction and therefore the overall volume of digestate produced, the DCS minimises the economic…

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HRS Unicus Series: gentle processing of high fouling products
April 24, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

Heat exchangers are widely used across a range of industries, including food manufacturing, chemical processing, water treatment and renewable energy production. As well as basic heating and cooling, they are used for a wide range of other processes including pasteurisation, sterilization, crystallisation and evaporation. With so many uses, and an almost infinite number of materials…

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Fuelling the UK’s green gas revolution
April 11, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

The use of biomethane as a transport fuel is an exciting prospect, but to date development of the necessary infrastructure in the UK has been disappointing. A report last year¹ showed using biomethane could reduce well-to-wheel (WTW) CO2e emissions in road transport by between 35% and 88% depending on the vehicles and lifecycle analysis used….

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