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All UKWIR projects are available below and by default are ordered alphabetically (A to Z). Various search options are available via the side-bar.

Should you wish to see a list of all research projects completed under a particular research topic (e.g. Drinking Water), then please go to our Research Topic Catalogues via this button. They will provide you with a full list of projects completed for that research topic and a short summary of each project. Just select the topic that is of interest.

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DW13S

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BQ - Impact of sand biofilter reactor process conditions on the treatment of micropollutants, pharmaceuticals and personal care products (MPPCPs), with a focus on their stereochemistry and

To apply and develop the knowledge of biodegradation of organic micro-pollutants in sand biofilters and biologically active GAC (BGAC) within WTWs to advance the scientific understanding of the MPPCP transformation and reduction process within biological water treatments.



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BQ03 Zero Interruptions

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BQ03 Zero interruptions



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WW1243

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BQ05 Wastewater

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BQ05-F04 Pollution Inventory estimator tool - update

The primary objective is to provide an updated and revised estimator tool to provide returns of suitable credibility to regulators at the expense of minimal time and effort by companies



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WW1239

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BQ05 Wastewater

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BQ05-H04-Microbial standards and wastewater - what next? (a slightly less-than-big question)

A roadmap to derive a comprehensive review of the potential microbial risks associated with wastewater, both treated and untreated, and how we might respond to these risks;


Eventually leading to an improved understanding of where additional regulation might be needed or beneficial.



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SW1212

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BQ06 Sewerage

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BQ06-A4a - Understanding the scale and impact of privately owned drains/sewers on sewer capacity

To establish, using sound evidence, the length of wastewater drainage pipes (sewers and drains) not owned by statutory undertakers but owned by private individuals.

This will then lead into consideration from policymakers, led by the Legislative Options Task and Finish group – a subset of the Defra Storm Overflows Taskforce, about the options (legal and regulatory) that could be adopted for addressing these major sources of unwanted groundwater ingress