The entire Sentinel range is suitable for the removal of a wide range of organic and inorganic aqueous pollutants including heavy metals and is often chosen as it is a proven piece of technology, with independent lab trials and regulations naming it as the preferred disposal method. As it treats at the source, the contamination is dealt with immediately, rather than a system that delays treatment or is ineffectual. It is a very versatile plant that can treat herbicides as well as pesticides, and can easily remove heavy metals from water. Treating in batches from 250 – 2,000 litres there is a Sentinel sized for any site.
It benefits many crop spraying industries – the bulk of our business is with arable farmers, then flower/cuttings/plant growers and in viticulture. Payback is variable but many customers who were initially paying for disposal cover the cost of the plant within one growing season. For others, the payback is immediate as they could be facing hefty fines and facing legal action. For others it is purely a desire to do the right thing and to be environmentally responsible – indeed one customer has treated 3,000,000 litres of contaminated water through a standard Sentinel that cost £40,000 in three years and returns all of it to the local environment.
As a company, WMEC also designs bespoke water treatment plants for the UK market combining and utilising a range of technologies. With our own in-house engineers we can tailor fit a plant to the client’s needs and requirements. We have a wealth of knowledge from designing and building plants over the last 20 years with a unique insight into many different industries. Our proven track record makes WMEC well known to local water authorities as a company that delivers plants to meet discharge consents and provides peace of mind for all concerned. An example of the technologies that we utilise are:
DAFF – Our own design of dissolved air flotation plant, compact and highly effective for the treatment of mixed food waste streams
pH – Specialising in in-line correction, our pH plants are small but highly accurate without the need for balancing tanks
UF/RO – The ultimate in removing fine particulates and producing high quality treated water, often used as a polisher at the end of a system as well as standalone plant
Filter press/paper filter – the ultimate in sludge handling and dewatering technologies
UV – A highly practical method of disinfecting water in many situations, particularly suited to preventing stored treated water from ‘going off’
Chemical dosing systems – Our bread and butter, complex dosing systems and switchgear for many different applications including our own treatment plants
We are very proud of what we do and offer an unending amount of support for all of our customers as well as providing the usual service visits, reagent chemicals and spares. For further information about any of the work we undertake, please don’t hesitate to contact us and have an informal chat about your requirements.
We are hopeful in the future that water treatment will become the norm rather than a requirement. We owe so much to the environment, it provides us with food and resources. With the ever greater demands we place upon the land we need to protect it, and we are nothing without water. Clean water is becoming a scarce resource in some countries and we are finding large growth in areas where drought is a concern to be able to recycle water and prevent pollution is invaluable.