15th Conference of the UK Network on Potable Water Treatment and Supply

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15th Conference of the UK Network on Potable Water Treatment and Supply

September 28, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The 15th Conference of the UK Network on Potable Water Treatment and Supply took place on the 28th of September 2022 at Cranfield University. After two years of online events, it was really good to see so many delegates attending our event in-person.

This conference focusing on drinking water production from source to tap was an excellent opportunity for attendees to get the latest information on water treatment and supply and interact on the topic with scientists and researchers from water companies and leading global academic institutions.

Our 2022 programme included talks from:

  • Dionysios (Dion) D. Dionysiou, Professor of Environmental Engineering and Distinguished Research Professor (STEMM), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA. On: Overview of challenges and treatment technologies for removal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water.
  • Matt Simpson, CEO, Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd, UK. On: Energy comparison between a mercury-based system and a UV LED based system for the disinfection of drinking water at municipal scale: a case study –
  • Milo de Baat, Scientific researcher – Chemical Water Quality and Health | KWR Water Research Institute, The Netherlands. On: Risk assessment of chemicals in the aquatic environment: Multiple lines of evidence to safeguard drinking water quality.
  • Carmel Ramwell, Senior Environmental Scientist, Fera Science Ltd, UK. On: Cyanotoxins in UK drinking water sources: Is there a need for enhanced monitoring? –
  • Stewart Husband, Research Fellow of Drinking Water Quality, The University of Sheffield, UK. On: Delivering pro-active water quality management in distribution systems: impact and benefit of PODDS –
  • Thomas Hugh, Technical Director, Atkins, UK & Ray Butler, SPA Water Quality Integration Scientific Lead, Anglian Water. On: Water quality management on Anglian Water’s Strategic Pipeline –
  • Pablo Campo-Moreno, Senior Lecturer in Applied Chemistry, Cranfield University, UK. Do water treatment processes remove microplastics efficiently?
  • Gbotemi (‘Temi) Adediran, Emerging Contaminants Scientist, United Kingdom Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH), UK. On: How confident can we be at detecting and quantifying micro and nanoplastics in treated water?

The conference also included for the first time a session dedicated to Early Career Researchers and sponsored by the UK IWA committee. The session consisting of 8 flash presentations (5min) featured the following speakers:

  • Monique Latty, EngD student, Swansea University, UK – The use of phosphate dosing to inhibit corrosion of ductile cast iron in soft drinking water.
  • Lucie Bertolaso, PhD student, Cranfield University, UK – Assessing the role of ozone and GAC processes in the UK water industry: past, present and future.
  • Marek Pipal, Toxicologist, WRc group, UK – Risk assessment of the genotoxic and carcinogenic compounds in the drinking water.
  • Priya Dharwadkar, PhD Student, Cranfield University, UK – Application of UV-LEDs in chlorine based advanced oxidation processes for removal of pesticides from drinking water.
  • Mark Hunter, PhD student, The University of Liverpool, UK – Cu-doped mesoporous silica nanoparticles as a platform of antibacterial activity.
  • Kapil Garg, Research Fellow, Cranfield University. Experimental Investigation of the closed-air open-water and water-heated HDH cycle.
  • Shabila Perveen, University College Corks, Ireland. Microplastics in fresh- and wastewater are potential contributors to antibiotic resistance.
  • Carla Spatola Rossi, PhD student, Cranfield University. Development of a low-cost paper-based biosensor for rapid detection of live pathogens in water.

Mark Hunter was announced as the winner of our 2022 Prize for best flash presentation for his work on Cu-doped mesoporous silica nanoparticles as a platform of antibacterial activity.

For more information about our annual conferences, please contact the UK Water and Wastewater Networks manager, Kristell Le Corre Pidou, at: k.s.lecorrepidou@cranfield.ac.uk


September 28, 2022
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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