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Helping companies generate value from their waste water

Vibrating Sheer Enhanced Process (VSEP) technology supplied by leading South African sustainable water and energy solutions provider Talbot is an attractive proposition for industries that have the opportunity to reclaim large volumes of valuable raw material lost in their effluent streams. Talbot can simultaneously treat the poorest quality water to produce both a clean water … Continued

Talbot delivers two sustainable water projects for major citrus processor

One of the country’s largest citrus and fruit processors has partnered with sustainable water and energy solutions provider Talbot to effectively manage wastewater at two of its fruit processing facilities. The first plant was installed and commissioned in 2019 and employs dissolved air flotation (DAF) technology as a cost-effective way of removing suspended matter from … Continued

Talbot trials deliver successful waste stream solutions

South African sustainable water and wastewater specialist Talbot has more than three decades of experience in delivering industrial water management solutions across the African continent. What is not generally realised, however, is that the company’s expertise extends beyond the ambit of water itself. Dealing with sludges and waste streams, typically with high suspended loads, is … Continued

Talbot delivers an African first

Sustainable water and wastewater solutions company Talbot has delivered the first Econvert Eco Digester to be installed on the African continent. The anaerobic wastewater treatment plant was prefabricated and installed in a 4m-diameter X 16m-long glass-reinforced plastic tank before being trucked from Durban to the client’s Gauteng-based production facility. It will be used in the … Continued

Water recovery makes rands and sense

As the world draws public attention to the importance of water in March, Talbot CEO Carl Haycock describes how the recovery of large volumes of wastewater from industrial processes isn’t just an achievable reality but an outright necessity. Talbot, which delivers sustainable water and wastewater solutions across Africa, regularly engages big business on the very … Continued

TALBOT HELPS BIG BUSINESS TAKE CONTROL OF ITS WATER

Kwazulu-Natal-based sustainable water and wastewater solutions company Talbot is partnering with players across industry sectors to help them proactively manage their water risks. The company engaged with leaders in mining and metals, food and beverages, forestry, pulp and paper, healthcare, FMCGs and cosmetics in February, to highlight the key risks associated with industrial water supply. … Continued

It’s Official: Talbot Appoints General Manager for Operations

It gives us great please in announcing the promotion of Perina Bridgmohan to General Manger for Operations. Perina who was previously the Operations Manager, steps into her new role with confidence and pride as she continues to grow this business unit within Talbot. Perina who has grown significantly over the past 7 years has a vast knowledge base … Continued

Talbot unveils mobile test unit to help mining and mineral companies to improve water and product recovery

Water specialist Talbot has launched a state-of-the-art mobile unit that enables mining and mineral resources players to test a highly efficient and cost-effective water treatment and mineral product recovery solution, right on site. The mobile unit with its fully-equipped test laboratory gives clients a clear demonstration of the effectiveness of Vibrating Sheer Enhanced Process (VSEP) … Continued

Talbot awarded EEP grant for Wastewater-to-Energy Project

We are proud to announce that Talbot has been awarded a grant from the Energy and Environmental Partnership (EEP Africa) for the development of the Talbot Wastewater-to-Energy Project. EEP Africa is a multi-donor trust-fund supported by Austria, Finland, the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and the United Kingdom. The fund is managed by the NDF to … Continued

Talbot promotes the art of water in the fourth industrial revolution

Talbot, a South African provider of sustainable water and wastewater solutions, marked its 30th anniversary in 2019 by staging two seminars to update current and potential clients on the water risks facing South African business and opportunities to manage them utilising industry 4.0 technology. Held in Johannesburg and Durban on 7 and 10 October, the … Continued

Industry News

MAXIMISE YOUR BIOGAS ENERGY POTENTIAL

STEAM BOILERS FOR BIOGAS UTILISATION Talbot’s Vertical Water Tube Boiler Range, developed by partner, East Coast Steam is engineered to provide a long service life with minimal maintenance and is highly suited to maximise the utilisation of biogas.   HIGHLIGHTS Dedicated biogas boiler installation to maximise fuel savings. Suitable for installation on anaerobic digesters from … Continued

A WORLD FIRST IN AFRICA

Presenting the Eco Digester, a quick to install, skid mounted anaerobic granular sludge digester specifically developed for smaller wastewater producers with COD loads up to 5 000 kg/day. THE ECO DIGESTER Developed by Talbot & Talbot’s AD partner, Econvert, one of Europe’s leading technology providers, will help to: Effectively manage your effluent Improve environmental compliance … Continued

Is your drinking water safe?

Reduced drinking water quality can cause immediate and/or long-term harm to human health. To prevent such impacts, the World Health Organisation developed Water Quality Guidelines. In South Africa, these formed the basis of National Standards No. 241, as published by our Bureau of Standards and revised most recently in 2015.   SANS 241:2015 is referenced … Continued

UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES IN ORGANICS

Talbot & Talbot has invested nearly R10 million over the last 18 months into developing its new state-of-the-art Organics Laboratory. The Laboratory is set to open up new services and capabilities in the waste, contaminated land and water sectors. Micole Martens, operations manager: Laboratories, Talbot & Talbot, discusses the company’s new venture. Could you give … Continued

A STRONG BUSINESS CASE FOR WATER EFFICIENCY AND WATER RECOVERY

On average industry discharges between 60% and 80% of the water they intake as wastewater. A costly exercise as this wastewater not only has to be offset by further intake of water into the system but the external treatment and disposal of this resultant wastewater stream holds a significant charge. When considering the price of … Continued

Strategic Wastewater Management in the Beverage Industry

The food and beverage industry, like many others, makes use of a substantial amount of water during the manufacturing process.  It is estimated that an average of 3.5 – 5 litres of water is used per litre of  beverage production. Municipal water quality and availability is not guaranteed. For many operations the risk of water … Continued

Water scarcity implications and actions

We are heading deeper into a global water crisis. For over 633 million people, opening a tap and having access to safe potable water, is a luxury far beyond their reach, whilst the demand for water is estimated to increase by 50% by 2030. South Africa is experiencing one of the most severe water scarcity … Continued

WASTE – THE FORGOTTEN RESOURCE

As in many other industries, waste is generated at various stages during processing and manufacture in the food and beverage industry. Whilst improved efficiencies are continuously chased to reduce wastage and cost, significant opportunities are often missed along the way. An increased focus is being placed on the need to extract value from waste as … Continued

An Ecosystem Approach to Strategic Industrial Water Management

It is a glaring reality that water scarcity is a growing risk to business across Africa. Industrial water use accounts for approximately 11% of total water usage in South Africa.  It has been projected that in rapidly industrialising countries, industrial water usage could increase five times over the next 10 to 20 years.  How current … Continued

Project Updates

Design and build of a wastewater treatment plant for one of Nigeria’s fastest growing brewers

Talbot & Talbot recently completed a wastewater treatment plant installation just outside of Lagos, Nigeria for a global brewing company. The brewery is a Greenfields project and Talbot & Talbot provided the wastewater treatment plant on a turnkey basis.  Built under challenging conditions and in a country known for its high-risk profile, not only was … Continued

Successful operation of a wastewater treatment plant resulting in significant savings

Increasing pressure on water resources is leading to a global rise in supply-risk and cost of total water management.  At Talbot & Talbot we help our clients to understand and mitigate their water risk, effect water-related savings and enhance business sustainability through the analysis and assessment of their water use to the design, implementation, construction … Continued

Events

Personal takeaways from a most successful NICOLA 2019 Conference

By Nick Hart  – Business Performance and Optimisation Manger, Talbot   Last week #NICOLA – the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land – enjoyed its 5th annual two-day sustainable remediation conference at Krystal Beach Hotel in Gordon’s Bay, Cape Town. Specialists (and commercial competitors) from local and international industry, consulting, analytical services, as well Dr Tshitangoni … Continued

Talbot promotes the art of water in the fourth industrial revolution

Talbot, a South African provider of sustainable water and wastewater solutions, marked its 30th anniversary in 2019 by staging two seminars to update current and potential clients on the water risks facing South African business and opportunities to manage them utilising industry 4.0 technology. Held in Johannesburg and Durban on 7 and 10 October, the … Continued

Talbot & Talbot launches state-of-the-art Organics Laboratory in Pietermaritzburg

On September 6th, Talbot & Talbot MD, Carl Haycock welcomed VIP guests to the official launch and naming of its highly anticipated, state-of-the-art Organics Laboratory.  This expansion is in line with strategic plans for Talbot Laboratories, a subsidiary of Talbot & Talbot, to grow its in-house client service portfolio.  As unveiled, the Dr Bernard Talbot … Continued

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