Lucy Corcoran attends 9th International Symposium on Water Supply Technology in Yokohama, Japan
The 9th International Symposium on Water Supply Technology was held in Yokohama, Japan on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of November 2012. Lucy Corcoran, representing the Hydro-BPT project, presented her paper on the energy recovery potential in water supply networks of Ireland using micro-hydro turbines. This oral presentation was made during the technical session 'Pipeline technology for handing to the next generation' and was well received, in particular with the Japan Water Research Centre (JWRC).
On the final day of the conference, Lucy attended the technical tour, a visit to the Kawai Purification Plant, which is currently undergoing major renewal works. The new plant, which will see the introduction of a ceramic membrane filtration system, is due to be operated in 2014. There is also currently a 270kW capacity micro hydro power turbine installed at the treatment works.
Publication date: 4 March 2013