Spare a thought for your Sewage Treatment Plant this Christmas

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Spare a thought for your
Sewage Treatment Plant this Christmas

With the festive season upon us, guests arriving and the celebrations in full swing, please do keep in mind what you and any visitors are pouring or flushing down your drainage system into your Sewage Treatment Plant.

Do’s

  • Follow manufacturers’ recommended doses for your water type when using household cleaning products. Soft water requires far less detergent concentration than hard water.
  • Try to use cleaning products little and often so your treatment plant is not overloaded.
  • Use liquids (not powders) in washing machines and dishwashers. Powders re-coagulate into clumps and can cause blockages.
  • Try to spread your clothes washing throughout the week.
  • Stick to the same washing, dishwasher and other cleaning products as the bacteria will work more efficiently with products it is used to treating.
  • Think before you put anything down the sink, toilet or drains.
  • Desludge your plant when required. Click HERE to view our one page KEE EXPERT guide on proficient desludging and how regularly your unit should be desludged.
  • Ensure only toilet paper is flushed down the toilet and used in normal quantities.
  • Leave your plant switched on while you are away or on holiday. Switching off your plant can cause damage to the motor and moving parts as well as kill the biomass.
  • Compost all your organic food waste or use your local council bio-degradable waste recycling service (where applicable) to dispose of organic waste. Do not flush organic waste down the sink or drain.

Don’ts

  • Don’t put sanitary towels, tampons, cotton wool or cotton wool buds, incontinence pads or any baby, cleaning or facial wipes down the toilet.
  • Don’t flush rubber products or other non-biodegradable products down the toilet.
  • Don’t pour fat, grease or cooking oil down the sink or drains. Fats suffocate the bacteria and inhibit the biological process. Everyday products such as milk, wine or beer increase the organic load and should also not be disposed of through the wastewater system.
  • Don’t use neat disinfectant or bleach. KEE recommends that these products are only used at the minimum concentration possible, as they can restrict the biomass growth within the plant.
  • Don’t tip medicine, mouth wash or any chemicals such as photographic fluid or garden products (e.g. Insecticides, weed killers and fungicides) down the drains as they will damage the biological treatment process.
  • Don’t pour DIY products (e.g. paint, thinners, turpentine and white spirit etc.) or car fluids such as engine oil, anti-freeze, brake fluid etc. down the drains.
  • Don’t allow rainwater, groundwater or large volumes of water (such as those from a swimming pool or Jacuzzi) into the plant. Chlorine kills the bacteria and the excessive water will increase the flow rate through the plant, not allowing sufficient treatment time.
  • Don’t fit a waste disposal unit under your kitchen sink. Disposing of organic matter through the treatment system increases the organic load, creating bacterial overgrowth which will inhibit the treatment process. Only use a waste disposal unit if your plant is specifically designed to accept higher organic loads.

 

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For more information visit our website or call
KEE Services on:
01296 634500

The Biological Solution against Fat, Oils and Grease (FOG) – KEE BioGuard the grease digester

 

KEE BioGuard - The Biological Solution against Fat, Oils and Grease

The biological solution against fat, oils and grease that ensures a clear flow to preventing blocked drains.

With the ever increasing changes and tightening of regulations regarding the safe disposal of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG), the maintenance and management of Grease Traps and Grease Separators has become a regular part of our customers’ waste removal service requirement.

For many catering establishments such as, pubs, hotels and restaurants, the build up of FOG is an everyday occurrence, due to food preparation and dish washing.

Left untreated, it can lead to a mixture of problems, many of which can result in bad smells, hygiene worries, unhappy customers, environmental issues, costly emergency call outs and lost revenues.

FOG does not dissolve in water, it floats on the surface and coats drain walls, pump wells and grease separators. If left untreated, it accumulates, solidifies and can eventually form what is known as  ‘Fatbergs’  in the wastewater drainage system.

Although equipment such as Grease Separators and Grease Traps will separate the grease from the wastewater, the regular cost and hasstle of removing and disposing of the grease remains an on-going maintenance issue.

KEE’s Bioguard system is different as it dissolves the fats, oil and grease by ‘digesting the grease’ and dismantling the cellular composition of the FOG permanently.

The great news is that KEE’s Bioguard system is small, compact, quick and easy to install and the solution is 100% biodegradable, making it safe to use in the kitchen environment, protecting the health and welfare of your staff.

 KEE BioGuard unit

The unit fixes to the wall offering trouble free maintenance.

 

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For more information visit our website or call KEE Services on:
01296 634500

KEE Reminder – It’s All Change in January 2020

What do the new Septic Tank Regulations mean to you?

Back in November 2017, we wrote a blog advising all our customers of the change in Septic Tank Regulations which come into effect on the 1st January 2020. If you have a Septic Tank at home or at work and it’s discharging into a river, stream or surface water, we recommend that you take action now and review replacing it with a Wastewater Treatment Plant to meet the new EA regulations coming into force on the 1st January 2020.

Discharges from septic tanks directly to surface water will no longer be allowed under the general binding rules.

To help guide you on the new regulations, please read our last blog on the subject here  and the click on the link to the current Gov.UK webpage on the subject here

 

 

 

KEE Process & KEE Services specialise in Wastewater Treatment Plants so if the changes in regulations apply to you then please do give us a call on 01296 634500 as soon as possible so we can help guide you through the process and advise you on the best approach to meet your requirements and EA regulations.

Here at KEE we don’t just focus on recycling wastewater.

Well . . .

. . . we do as a business . . . but our passion for recycling resonates throughout the company.

This month, we wanted to feature some examples showing the imaginative ways in which KEE’s waste shredded paper and pallets are being used in the local community to help improve the local environment.

Recycling KEE Shredded paper and mixing it with grass cuttingsTom works for a company caring for cancer patients. He uses the shredded paper to help break up the soil mass in the gardens. As you will see from the picture he sent in, Tom mixes the shredded paper with grass cuttings and leaves it to mulch down ready for digging into the soil in Autumn. This helps to lighten the soil and improve its texture and absorbency.

KEE Shredded paper being recycled and used as bedding for sick animals

Our waste shredded paper is also used by a local lady who takes in sick animals from a local vet and nurses them back to health at her home. She uses the paper for animal bedding to not only help keep the area nice and clean for the animals but it also provides a soft, cosy bed for them to sleep on at night! When the paper is soiled and needs changing, it all goes straight into the composter and is recycled once again.

Recycling of KEE pallets to make a fence around an allotmentTom has also been busy recycling our pallets to make a fence around his allotment. There has been a lot of interest from local people wanting to recycle our pallets recently so hopefully; later on in the year we will be able to show you some more great examples of how our pallets have been used to create something new.

Visit the keegroup website for full information on our services and technologies or phone 01296 634500.

Don’t want to pay for a new treatment plant – why not refurbish your old one?

KEE Process and KEE Services Limited have been commissioned to refurbish and update countless old and tired treatment plants. The example shown below is of a unit located in a small Welsh Village. The ageing plant was proving unreliable and not performing efficiently so KEE designed and built a KEE NuDisc® to replace and update the old treatment plant. 

Refurbishment of old BioDisc

KEE’s upgrade solution was – KEE NuDisc® Technology.

Often the structural housing of a wastewater plant can be re-used, meaning the internal components are replaced with brand new factory built KEE systems, incorporating the latest concepts in mechanical, structural and process engineering.

Refurbishments of this kind extend the life of the plant by another 20 years, drastically reducing the overall lifetime cost when compared to installing a brand new plant.

KEE’s Service technicians complete a full refurbishment suitability survey to assess the compatibility of each plant for an upgrade. This is applicable to all manufacturer makes of wastewater treatment plants and not just those designed, and produced by KEE. Water Authority sites have proved popular with refurbishments, reducing Water Authority spending and providing brand new refurbished treatment plants which are fully compliant to the relevant Authority specification.

Refurbishments remove the costly civil work elements associated with complete plant replacement.

Utilising current process equipment can often increase the treatment capabilities of the existing system, therefore making the refurbished plant fit-for-purpose for increased flows and loads, a problem which often occurs with old systems as more influent is added to it over their working life.

Following refurbishment KEE can continue to service, maintain and monitor the condition of the plant to keep it in good working order and performing efficiently.

Why Refurbish?

  • Minimises waste by only replacing the parts of the plant that need replacing.
  • Greatly reduces the volume and complexity of site works.
  • Less noise and general disturbance on site.
  • Minimises plant ‘downtime’. A refurbishment is generally quicker to complete than a new installation.
  • Incorporates the latest process design features and efficiencies such as KEE’s ‘managed flow’ system to protect the environment and meet wastewater consents and legislation.
  • Reduce or eliminate the need to find an alternative location for a new plant.
  • Extends plant lifespan by 20 years, at a fraction of the total cost of a new plant.

For more information on plant upgrades, refurbishments or new wastewater treatment systems, please visit our website or contact us on: 01296 634500

 

Local Service & Maintenance of Wastewater Treatment systems available Nationwide

KEE Services welcomed the arrival of a new fleet of vans last month, so our Engineers are ready to start this New Year with extra zest!

The unrivalled knowledge, sound mechanical, electrical and process experience plus invaluable application knowledge enables our engineers to identify problems with equipment early on and recommend the best solution. They have been involved in long-term care of over 8000 installations, maintaining all types and makes of wastewater treatment equipment.

KEE Services have over 60 years of knowledge and expertise in servicing wastewater installations and can tailor the service we provide to meet your requirements.

Our nationwide team of directly employed Engineers operate on a local and regional basis ensuring they have all the understanding of the local area conditions and legislation.

To book a service visit or for more information please contact us at http://www.keeservices.com/book-a-service.html

Call +44 (0) 1296 634 500 or visit our KEE Services website.

KEE Donate Some Unusual Animal Shelters this Christmas!

KEE received a lovely ‘Thank You’ email this week from a wonderful local charity called Animal Antiks. KEE Group donated some fiberglass Wastewater Treatment Plant Covers to Animal Antiks so their young people and volunteers can enjoy making outdoor shelters for the animals to protect them from the rain and wind this winter.

  

Animal Antiks is a small local charity here in Buckinghamshire who support children and adults with a variety of difficulties and disabilities. They re-located from Aylesbury to a 200+ acre farm in North Marston in September 2017 and the charity use their expertise and experience along with their diverse collection of animals (many of which are rehomed or rescued) for animal assisted learning.  

The charity supports individuals with mental health, emotional, behavioural and special educational needs and use a natural farm setting and interaction with animals to build confidence, improve key life and develop social and functional skills.

Activities offered by Animal Antiks include:

  • Alpaca, pygmy goat and miniature horse walking
  • Caring for their flock of pet sheep and kunekune pigs,
  • Being involved in their fresh farm egg enterprise
  • Equine assisted learning and dog walking.

   

This local Buckinghamshire charity currently support over 40 adults and young people who attend from between an hour a week up to a full five days a week.

If you would like to show your support for this great local charity – please ‘like’ their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/animalantiks/.

You can also make a donation on this facebook page if you wish or alternatively contact Animial Antiks by email at animalantiks@yahoo.co.uk.

KEE would like to wish all our customers, suppliers and the team at Animal Antiks a very happy Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019.

‘Out with the Old and in with the NuDisc’ at RSPB Headquarters, Bedfordshire

This month the RSPB have a shiny new KEE Wastewater Treatment Plant installed. This replacement KEE NuDisc® 20HR model and Twin Pump Station replaces their old G7 BioDisc Unit and Pump Station. The old plant was no longer suitable for their headquarters in Sandy due to the increasing staff numbers based on site and visitors attending the nature reserve.

The KEE NuDisc 20HR and Twin Pump Station that replace the old BioDisc

The KEE NuDisc 20HR and Twin Pump Station that replaces the old BioDisc

 

 

The old G7 BioDisc and Pump stations no longer fit for purpose

The old G7 BioDisc that’s no longer fit for purpose

For more information on KEE’s Wastewater Treatment Plants, or potential existing plant refurbishments or upgrades, please visit our KEE Process website or call us on 01296 634500

Specialists in Domestic & Industrial Wastewater Treatment

KEE Process exports another Wastewater Treatment Plant

KEE Process Exports

This month, KEE Process exports another Wastewater Treatment Plant. This one pictured below has  been exported  for installation in the Grand Cayman Islands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEE Process are known worldwide as a reputable supplier of Wastewater Treatment  Plants and our products are exported across the globe. Over the 60 years since the company was founded, we have also forged strong and lasting relationships with Global Agents operating in:

  • FRANCE
  • FINLAND
  • SWEDEN
  • SPAIN
  • NORWAY
  • CANADA
  • USA
  • LATIN AMERICA
  • CHINA
  • EAST ASIA
  • EAST, WEST AND NORTH AFRICA

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Global Agents and customers around the world for their support  and confidence in us as a supplier.

For more information on KEE exports and Global Agents, please visit our KEE Process website or contact our Head Office on 01296 634500.

Specialists in Domestic & Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Congratulations to Adrian, Antonio & Luis who successfully completed their Slinger / Banksman course at KEE Group Head Office on the 29th of June 2018.

It is imperative that a qualified ‘Slinger Banksman’ is in charge to direct and oversee the operations.

Adrian, Antonio and Luis in the yard, completing their training.

Adrian, Antonio and Luis in the yard, completing their training.

 

When KEE require the help of an external company to lift our bigger units on to the back of low loaders ,a 40 tonne or 50 tonne crane is required. When this takes place, the Slinger Banksman has to ensure that the lifting plan for the unit is carried out as specified. Any error in the lifting process can cause uneven pressure loads on to parts of the equipment so it is imperative that a qualified ‘Slinger Banksman’ is in charge to direct and oversee the operation. The Slinger Banksman guides the Crane Operator to where they need to be positioned whilst ensuring no other people come into the lifting area when a lift is taking place. Each lift involves positioning the lifting slings in the correct place and being in constant contact with the Crane Operator to ensure the lift is safe to complete.

We all at KEE look forward to seeing Adrian, Antonio and Luis out in the yard putting their training in to practice!

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