Dr Phil Thomas

AFECO

Phil is currently the Technical Manager for AFECO, has over 13 years experience in the treatment and disposal of wastewater, and is a nationally recognised expert in the field of fat, oil, and grease treatment. Phil also has significant commercial experience gained by developing and implementing an added value services offer to industrial and commercial wastewater customers for Thames Water. Prior to this Phil headed up the wastewater networks team within Thames Water’s Innovation department.

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Bio-cage™ - low cost, no power or chemicals, sludge thickening solution

Sludge is inevitably produced as part of the wastewater treatment process. Most sites do not treat this sludge onsite, but instead transport it to a larger site for further processing. However, the majority of this sludge is water, which means that large volumes of water are being tankered around the country. This seminar will look at the options for sludge thickening, especially on smaller sites, to reduce costs and carbon.