UK WATER INDUSTRY RESEARCH

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How do we achieve zero harm from plastics via our operations and activities by 2050?

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Achieving zero harm from plastics via water industry operations and activities Phase 1

Project Status - Project Commenced

Workshop purpose is to develop the research challenges that need answering to address the issues of reducing/removing plastics from the terrestrial water system. Such challenges could total any number, depending on the outputs from the preparatory work, but are expected to be between 3-8 arising. Depending on the outputs from the preparatory research, it may be that the research challenges will require ranking to identify the 3-4 key ones to be addressed through this research programme.


 

Sink to River - River to Tap - A review of potential risks from nano-particles & microplastics

Project Status - Project submitted as Complete

Category - Drinking Water

There is significant interest in the prevalence of nano-particles and microplastics entering the environment.

There is a lack of understanding for the water industry with regards to the occurrence, fate and behaviour of these particles during transport and Waste Water Treatment; once dischrged to the river system there is limited understanding of how these particles behave; if river water is abstracted down-stream there is a lack of knowledge around the occurrenceand degree of removal of these particles through water treatment processes.



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