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11 Dec 2008 12:12:06

Sewage plant gets first wind turbine

Sewage plant gets first wind turbine
The first wind turbine to be installed at a UK sewage works is to go up as part of the plant's climate change adaptations.

Plans to build a 2.5 megawatt wind turbine at Thames Water's Crossness plant have been approved and will be part of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.

The turbine has the capacity to generate up to 50 per cent of the sewage treatment work's (STW) electricity, which will reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions it is responsible for.

Already 20 per cent of the STW's electricity comes from a sewage sludge-powered generator.

Thames Water is also investing in measures to cope with the effects of climate change.

It is expanding capacity at the sewage plant by 44 per cent in a bid to reduce runoff into the Thames.

Currently, when heavy rains fall, the sudden influx of sewage and water leads to effluent flowing into the Thames.

Antony Rippon, Thames Water's senior project manager at Crossness, said: "We're committed to a massive programme of investment across all our London sewage treatment works, not only to cope with the demands of population growth and climate change, but to ensure that we can improve the environmental quality of the River Thames."

When feed-in tariffs are introduced under the Energy Act, the facility could earn above-cost payments for energy it sells to the grid.



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aussepom wrote:

12 Dec 2008

why bother when you can use these new technologies.

Brian Bayliss
Bayliss Controls
Research and Development
Wastewater Treatment 'Electrowaste'
Filtration 'Turbofiltration'
Alternative steam and power generation using the 'OZ Injector',

This is a back ground of the developments

The Wastewater treatment designed 2001 'Electrowaste' now up graded to include the 'Turbofiltration', and shortly to be added, its own power generation. The whole process will require no power from the grid. It will generate excess power if required for the grid.
It will use existing technology in the steam generation but the burners are replaced, with a 'unit known as the 'OZ Injector', they can be used in the standard boilers as well.
They will be able to be retrofitted to gas turbines, best type are with external combustion chambers.

The 'Turbofilter' used in the 'Electrowaste' is capable of nano filtration and theoretically desalination.

Wastewater treatment this concept has been proven, water from this is potable quality and safe to drink. The taste is of water with out the minerals, similar to demineralized water and is highly suited for boiler operation.
Raw sewage is treated and for every litre treated there is one litre of hydrogen gas that is able to be captured.
The technology could be used on other badly polluted water.

A full size prototype was made and tested up to 34 litres per sec, as with all prototypes there can be problems. These have been corrected with information from the testing in the new design.
The units use two pumps input and out put, both pumps are the same type, or three if used in tandem, there are no moving parts in the 'Turbofilter'.

Testing of the 'OZ Injector' unit will be done over the next few weeks, and if successful would
change every thing in the boiler industry, steam generation for power, and most importantly
the shipping industry. The main target here is the LM2500 gas turbine, or similar units, that is used for power generation and in the 'main drive propulsion' in these large ships
Fuel such as COAL, aviation fuel, NATURAL GAS would not be used, and there would be close to zero polluting emissions.

Brian Bayliss
Bayliss Controls Australia
0142396140 61 397507320
Using the alternative email will clear the 'spam filter' that is set on brianbayliss@optusnet.com.au
Subject line on brianbayliss@optusnet.com.au MUST contain, OZ Injector, Electrowaste, or Turbofilter.

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