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Reference Number NIA_NGN_080
Title Management of wastewater
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 25%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 75%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 25%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Northern Gas Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 December 2014
End Date 01 June 2015
Duration 6 months
Total Grant Value £61,964
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGN_080
Objectives This project will undertake a review of current procedures and working practices relating to the management of wastewater arising from operational activities / NGN infrastructure and identify new technologies available to improve sustainability and performance. Where appropriate, the project will develop revised wastewater handling, treatment and disposal procedures containing clear, unambiguous guidelines for a broad range of site specific scenarios. Following this research NGN should be able to: Reduce operational risk with respect to wastewater related activities. Identify opportunities for prevention, re-use and recycling of wastewater to improve the sustainability of the NGN operation and potentially offer cost savings to the business. Summary of commercially available mobile wastewater treatment and spill prevention technologies and highlighting technologies most suitable for use by UK GDNs.
Abstract As part of day to day activities, Northern Gas Networks needs to manage wastewater which can arise from fixed sites (e. g. gas holder sites), temporary operational sites (e. g. excavations) and directly from the gas network infrastructure (e. g. water collected in siphons or pipelines). Failure to manage wastewater arising from NGN operational activities in an appropriate manner, increases the risk of an environmental pollution or Health & Safety event materialising. NGN therefore wish to undertake a review of its existing arrangements and emerging technologies for managing wastewater within NGN operations with a view to developing a more effective process. The project incorporates a series of structured tasks, each with clearly defined deliverables that provide a means to review existing wastewater management procedures / working practices and to identify commercially available technologies that can be used to characterise, treat and dispose of wastewater. The review findings will be used to facilitate the production of an operational decision matrix to enable operational teams to identify the required actions for treatment / handling / disposal of wastewater and a revision of procedures covering the handling, treatment, recycling and disposal of wastewater arising from NGN operational activities. The project will incorporate a workshop for key personnel to ensure that new procedures and opportunities arising from the project are effectively communicated and understood.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Added to Database 12/09/18