United Utilities Renewable Energy (UURE) owns and operates upwards of 60 renewable technology assets across the North West of England, including solar photovoltaic, hydro and wind turbines. Many of the solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are mounted on the ground, meaning management of nearby organic growth is an important part of the overall Operations & Maintenance strategy and is key to ensuring the safe and efficient on-going output of the system.
Disposal of Contaminated Oils
Radioactively contaminated oil wastes are a common by-product of the nuclear industry and are usually incinerated. However, where incineration is difficult to achieve, contaminated oils are stored awaiting the development of an appropriate disposal route. The challenge is to reduce the amount of stored oil by finding methods of removing particulates that may prevent incineration therefore reducing the stored waste.