CENTAUR wins Water Industry Award for Innovative Technology
CENTAUR technology was recently awarded as the ‘Most Innovative New Technology of the Year’ at the 2018 Water Industry Awards, an event that celebrates and rewards outstanding achievement and innovation in the UK water industry.
One of the most widespread impacts of climate change will be the increased frequency and severity of urban flooding due to peaked storms with intense rainfall. This has the potential to impact thousands of EU citizens. CENTAUR has been designed in response to the need to reduce flooding in increasingly crowded urban areas by utilising the existing storage capacity within wastewater systems. During periods of intense rainfall, these systems can overflow because their local capacity is exceeded.
The CENTAUR system measures level at key points within a wastewater network and communicates this information via a proprietary radio protocol to the CENTAUR Hub. The Hub uses an Artificial Intelligence algorithm to instruct a gate to effectively manage and utilise capacity that exists within the network.
The CENTAUR project, was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and the technology was developed by a consortium including scientists and engineers from Environmental Monitoring Solutions (EMS) the University of Sheffield, the University of Coimbra, EAWAG (Zurich), Steinhardt GmbH, Veolia and Águas de Coimbra.
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For more information about the project itself, click here. If you need a more focused industry approach, you will find more details on the EMS website page.
POWERSTEP final conference will be held on the 16-17 May in Munich
Transforming municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) from net power consumers into energy neutral or even energy positive service providers is no longer a dream.
Today’s cutting-edge technologies, such as Resource Recovery Factories, have become more affordable for many cities and regions, empowering urban areas with a new source of flexibility in their energy system while also facilitating their commitment towards climate goals.
Discussions around innovations that enable these new Resource Recovery Factories will be at the core of this two-day conference which will feature recognised experts. Participants will learn about the European and energy framework in which the WWTP as a renewable energy source operates, whilst also investigating the market deployment potential.
The project is committed to working in close collaboration with both academia and the industry, therefore each topic has been developed and shaped to meet the IFAT audience expectations: to learn, be questioned and challenge the discussions.
The wastewater sector has a potential in the energy transition for Europe. Don’t underestimate the power of wastewater. Come and discover the circular wastewater economy!
CITY: Munich (IFAT)
- START DATE: 16/05/2018
- END DATE: 17/05/2018
- WEBSITE: http://powerstep.eu/powerstep-final-conference