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Conveyors play an important role in the Water Treatment Industry

The role of conveyors within the Water industry

The water treatment industry has taken advantage of belt conveyor system efficiencies for many years and with the global water and wastewater treatment market expecting to reach $211.3 billion by 2025, there is an increasing opportunity for conveyors to play an even bigger role in an industry that is seeing rapid growth from an increase in population that wants to take advantage of better water quality.

Even within the UK, the population is projected to rise to 69.2 million by 2026 and so the water industry will need to respond to this increased demand especially with sewage treatment.

With an estimated £40 billion pounds* being spent to improve and maintain existing assets, its an exciting time to be part of an industry that is heading for improvement and growth, however with a requirement to reduce customer’s bills, now is the time to look at existing assets, making the most of whole life, cost-effective treatment systems that will maintain the existing treatment service and support the future of water processing.

Alongside new treatment wastewater and sewage treatment sites, water treatment providers need to make better use of existing wastewater facilities and by investing now inflexible, robust and efficient treatment solutions like conveyors, providers can make sure they are continuing to deliver the best level of care and service cost-effectively.  

To manage this increase in demand, there should be a renewed focus on infrastructure so that we can recycle more water efficiently, reducing energy and cost.  It’s achievable using today’s conveyors which are designed to have a longer life span, mitigating downtime, and reducing both operational and capital costs. They also offer space savings and reduce health and safety risk by putting operational safety at the heart of system design and implementation throughout all stages of water waste processing; from water waste, sewage, dewatered sludge, dried biosolids to cake too, from and across site.

To respond to current and future needs, the water treatment industry needs to future proof the equipment they use to offer something that is fit for purpose in the future, making the most of innovation and good design that provides the water industry with a solution that achieves efficiencies and flexibility.

The conveyor of today ticks the boxes for tomorrow.  Our own range of conveyors are tried and tested across a range of applications and with modular design at their very core, they offer an energy-efficient, space-saving, cost-effective solution to help treat wastewater for the masses.  With our conveyors being maintained and supported by an expert team, they also offer the longevity and value the water industry is looking for alongside the flexibility of having either modular or bespoke conveyor systems that provide materials handling for specific specifications.

Conveyors are just one small part of the water treatment process but its important to understand the critical role the right conveyor solutions play in water waste processing across locations that have very specific requirements.  Conveyors have a part to play in supporting the wider water industry to reach demand, save money and stay safe, enabling high service levels and the flexibility operators need to deliver the best water service.

 *Globalwaterintel report 2020

**This editorial will appear within the Water Industry Journal March 2020

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