Wednesday 12th July 2017
The historic Crossness pumping station, the “Cathedral on the Marsh,” will be our base for the day. Designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette and constructed in 1859, it features spectacular ornamental cast ironwork and a fully restored steam beam engine, the largest of its kind in the UK. The steam engine will be in steam during our site visit operated by the Crossness Engine Trust.
One of the largest sewage treatment works in Europe, Crossness treats an equivalent population of 2 million people and produces 140 tonnes of dry sludge per day. It utilities thermal hydrolysis pre-treatment with 3 x 2MW of electrical generation and will soon be demonstrating an Advanced Energy Recovery process post digestion.
Delegates will need to bring their own site boots for the visit, failure to do so will mean you will not be permitted on the tour. All other PPE will be provided. A coach will take you from Imperial College and return you there at the end of the day.
Thursday 13th July 2017
This is a very modern site which is only 10 years old, treating a population equivalent of 250,000. The site processes about 25 tonnes of dry sludge per day using anaerobic digestion with CHP. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Reading plant with a photo tour by Nathan Hyde.
Extensive THP and AD research is being undertaken at lab scale including bench scale dewatering, recovery & utilisation of Fat Oil & Grease. The visit will be hosted by the Thames Water Innovation Team, who make ‘cool stuff happen.’ Update: we will also visit Basingstoke WWTW in the afternoon.
Delegates will need to bring their own site boots for the visit, failure to do so will mean you will not be permitted on the tour. All other PPE will be provided. A coach will take you from Imperial College and return you there at the end of the day. There will be a dropoff at Heathrow Airport at approx 5pm on the journey back for those who need to travel home.