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  • Serving 2.5 Million Population City

    Serving 2.5 Million Population City

    Extremely low-energy Accel-o-Fac® system provides treatment for major city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
  • Reservoir 'Source Management' Systems

    Reservoir 'Source Management' Systems

    Water Companies and Organisations are adopting the WEARS ResMix 'Source Management' Systems to provide low-cost raw water supply quality improvements.
  • Aero-Fac® WWTP System

    Aero-Fac® WWTP System

    Low Energy Environmental & Sustainable Systems Available For The Treatment Of Wastewater.
  • Aero-Fac® Pretreatment System

    Aero-Fac® Pretreatment System

    Control shock and spike loads whilst self-digesting solids and controlling odours.
  • Wind Powered WW Treatment

    Wind Powered WW Treatment

    The Accel-o-Fac® wastewater tretament system is a Zero-to-Low Energy option that requires almost no ongoing operating costs.
  • Raw Water 'Source Management' Systems

    Raw Water 'Source Management' Systems

    Reduce water treatment plant operating costs by pretreating raw water supplies with sustainable technologies.
  • Aero-Fac® Sludge Digestion System

    Aero-Fac® Sludge Digestion System

    Completely digest biosolids on site with no requirement for haul-away of sludge. Highly cost-effective and sustainable sludge control.
  • Replace Existing Aeration With Wind Power

    Replace Existing Aeration With Wind Power

    Dramatically reduce energy & maintenance by replacing existing aeration with SERIES 3 aerator/mixers from the Accel-o-Fac® system.
  • No-Sludge, Low OPEX Wastewater Treatment

    No-Sludge, Low OPEX Wastewater Treatment

    Aero-Fac® wastewater systems can dramatically cut both CAPEX costs and also reduce OPEX by up to 85%. No sludge, odours and little manpower or maintenance.
  • Highly Effective, Unique Surface Aeration

    Highly Effective, Unique Surface Aeration

    The Gurney Environmental "Tarantula" SERIES 5 surface aerator supplies massive surface shearing action plus almost unlimited deep mixing and aeration.
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Wastewater Systems

Zero-to-Low Energy Options

Choose between multiple options.

Fresh Water Systems

Raw & Potable 'Source Management'

Lower costs at the treatment works.

Filtration

Advanced Micro Filtration

Solve issues in both waste and fresh water.

Sludge Handling

On-Site Sludge Digestion

Eliminate handling, testing and haul-away.

 
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'Source Management'

'Source Management'

'Source Management' solutions from Gurney Environmental reduce costs of water treatment at the plant, especially under drought conditions.

ResMix 'Source Management'

Sustainable Raw Water Storage Management

Read how many of the UK's Water Utilities & Companies have used ResMix units to solve serious issues.

Units are available in several sizes.

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Client: Holkham Estate
Date: May 01, 2006
Info: Community, hotel and Holkham Hall

The Accel-o-Fac® wind-powered WWTP for the village at Holkham Estate, England has been treating sewage since the spring of 2006, and with virtually no significant ongoing operating cost.

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 The village of Holkham on the Holkham Estate — owned by the Earl of Leicester — is today served by a wind-powered Accel-o-Fac® system. A thriving hotel (very popular with tourists visiting this part of the country) is incorporated into the sewer system as well.

Long-term Choices That Impact Sustainability

Most of the area near Holkham has traditionally been served by septic tanks and waste haulers. The Estate had a choice of either sending the sewage to a nearby water company treatment works via pipeline, remain on septic tanks, or get into the treatment business themselves.

If they elected to treat their own wastewater and sewage, there were numerous options and technologies to select from. The appeal of the Gurney Environmental solution was low energy, no ongoing sludge handling or disposal, and water of a quality appropriate for potential reuse on the Estate as irrigation.

holkham tankAccommodating the Local Area

After careful consideration of the various options, the Estate elected to use the Gurney Accel-o-Fac® windpowered system to keep operating costs at a minimum. The plant also includes a simple Septic Reception Station to allow septic tanks from the Estate to be disposed of. All septage and solids are transferred to the Accel-o-Fac® cell for treatment and digestion of the sludge. The system is simple, odour free and extremely inexpensive to operate.

holkham panelExtremely Low Manpower and Maintenance

One of the key benefits of the system for Holkham was the need for very little operator attention. There is almost nothing for an operator to do at the plant short of mowing the grass in the summer months. Equipment maintenance is reduced to inspections every 3–4 months. Not much else is required making the operator's job truly part time!

Superior Effluent for Water Re-use

With dry conditions occurring in past years, the Estate also considered the possibility of water re-use. By providing a superior, more stabilised effluent, the Accel-o-Fac® system can provide irrigation quality water at an extraordinarily low cost.

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Well-proven Performance

The Holkham system is only a few minutes away from the Aero-Fac® SDS system at Sandringham. Since construction and completion of the Holkham system in 2006, numerous water industry representatives have visited these two sites. The experience of the owners of these two well-tested systems underscores the sustainability of the Gurney Environmental treatment systems in the UK.

Elimination of sludge lorries, zero-to-low energy usage, little manpower required, few mechanicals involved — all spells an environmentally conscious and sustainable method of treatment of wastewater.

PROJECT UPDATE

Holkham Estate Mark 10 Years of Low Cost, Odour-free,
No Sludge, Sustainable Wastewater Treatment

Selecting The Best “Total Life” Options

news holkham 2The Accel-o-Fac® wastewater treatment plant serves the Victoria Inn and village at Holkham in Norfolk and has been treating sewage since the spring of 2006 with almost no significant ongoing operating costs.

The Holkham Estate, owned by the Earl of Leicester, includes the Victoria Inn, which is very popular with tourists visiting this part of the country. Previously, the village had been served by septic tanks requiring regular emptying. The Estate had a choice of either sending the sewage to the nearby water company's treatment works via pipeline, remain on septic tanks or treat their own wastewater. The appeal of the unique Gurney Environmental Accel-o-Fac® solution was low energy, no sludge or odour, and effluent water of a quality appropriate for either discharge or potential irrigation reuse on the Estate.

Simple, Low Maintenance Operation

After careful consideration of options, the Estate elected to use the Accel-o-Fac® windpowered system from Gurney Environmental to keep ongoing operating and total lifetime expenses (TOTEX) at a minimum. The plant also includes a simple Septic Reception Station to accommodate septic tanks from the Estate. All septage and solids are transferred to the new Accel-o-Fac® primary cell for treatment and digestion of the sludge. The system is simple, odour free and inexpensive to operate.

One of the key benefits of the system for Holkham was the need for very little operator attention. There has been almost nothing for an operator to do at the plant this last decade short of mowing the grass in the summer. Equipment maintenance includes inspections every 3-4 months. Not much else is required, making the operator's job truly part time!

Stephen Twyford from the Estate’s Land & Property Department commented:

"The installation of the Accel-o-Fac sewage treatment system at Holkham in 2006 enforced our ethos of becoming an environmentally sustainable Estate and Community. The system continues to provide a low cost and low maintenance solution to wastewater treatment for Holkham Village with additional capacity for any needed future increase. The fact that there is no associated sewage odours meant that the system could be located relatively near to the village, and, after 10 years of use, no sludge removal has been needed."

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Water Re-use Possibilities

There was another advantage to this option. By providing a superior, more stabilised effluent, the Accel-o-Fac® system provides irrigation quality water at an extraordinarily low cost.

The Holkham system underscores the sustainability of Gurney Environmental municipal and industrial wastewater treatment systems for the UK and other markets. Elimination of sludge lorries, zero-to-low energy usage, little manpower required, few mechanicals involved — all spells a time-tested, environmentally conscious and sustainable method for treatment of wastewater.

Other WW Treatment Solutions

Gurney Environmental offers a wide range of water & wastewater treatment solutions.

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Micro Filters

Variable Pore Micro Filters

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Aeration

Electric & Windpowered.

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Sludge Handling

Sustainable options.

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Covers, baffles and panels.

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