Smart water monitoring for drinking and wastewater networks using through an existing Suez radio network

WaterStart member is seeking data loggers and monitoring or measuring devices that are suitable for connection to or within a water and sewer network that communicate via the Suez 169Mhz radio network.  Such devices could include pressure, flow, level, pH, conductivity devices, or data loggers that allow for the connection of agnostic, ancillary inputs.

Devices should be suitable for remote deployment and should operate so as to maximize battery life and/or communication frequency and data transfer. Devices should be compliant with Australian communication standards.

Identification of surface and groundwater infiltration in sewers

WaterStart member is seeking a technology to enable the effective identification of surface and groundwater infiltration in sewers caused by direct connections or damaged/aging infrastructure.

Potential solution must provide a robust, accurate, and economically viable method for identifying infiltration on a catchment-wide basis.

Automated odour detection and analysis

Our member is seeking a solution which can analyse data from a number of different sources (ie. Odour detection devices, complaints, historical information and other instrumentation) to detect the origin of odour release events. Solutions may include both instrumentations for early detection and warning and software to pinpoint the source of the odour. Instrumentation may be located in high H2S atmospheres with no available power.

Technology to reduce the amount of PFAS in biosolids

Our member is seeking a solution to detect and reduce the concentration of PFAS in sludge/biosolids before it is placed in landfill. As current processes are expensive, the member is seeking a safe, effective, and less costly process (ie. % removal p/tonne of wastewater sludge).

Rapid microbiological identification

Our member is seeking a solution that would allow users to extract microbiology test results more efficiently and rapidly compared with traditional culture-plate methods.

Biological nitrate removal

Rising nitrate trend levels in groundwater sources require new treatment installations to reduce nitrate levels to maintain treated water quality compliance. Nitrate removal is currently undertaken using an Ion Exchange process which is energy-intensive and produces high salt brine waste which is often costly to dispose of. In consideration of this, WaterStart member is seeking low whole-life-cost low waste (particularly Brine waste) and carbon solution for nitrate removal in potable water treatment. The driver is for an optimized nitrate removal treatment process. Solutions must comply with the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016 (As Amended) for England and achieve Regulation 31 compliance before its eventual use.