In September 2020, the water industry launched its UK water innovation strategy. This was collectively developed by all 19 water…
Zebra Mussels are an invasive small freshwater mussel in the UK that rapidly reproduce and populate areas of the water treatment process, we are looking for a solutions to stop this from occurring.
Reason for this opportunity?
This colonisation can lead to ,reduces flow in our pipes that can increase energy consumption and prevent critical assets from working effectively such as valves and monitors.
What is the current solution?
The current methods used to try and reduce this invasive species from colonising in the treatment works are:
What would we love to see?
We are looking for a solutions that will reduce colonisations such as a new surface to stop the mussels from attaching to these areas. Or a solution that will stop Zebra Mussels from entering the treatment process completely.
The two main challenges for any solution are the application in 10+meters of water and in difficult to access areas.