Water Online Radio: Severn Trent Steps Forward With New Technology
John Dyson, director of North American sales for Severn Trent Services talks to Water Online Radio about the company’s latest technologies, including advances in UV disinfection and biological wastewater treatment.
The following is an excerpt from the Q&A. Click on the Radio Player above to hear the full interview.
Water Online Radio: John, when I hear innovative technologies, I often think of Severn Trent. What’s the latest?
John Dyson: We’ve got a few different things. We’re known for our disinfection technologies, and we’ve introduced a new UV product within our MicroDynamics line that basically increases capacity and ease of operation for our customer.
Water Online Radio: I don’t recall us talking about UV in the past with Severn Trent.
John Dyson: It’s been a small line for us, but it’s a big emphasis of expansion for us into the marketplace. This is relatively new.
Water Online Radio: What markets are you aiming at with the UV?
John Dyson: We’re focused at the wastewater market and the reuse market.
Water Online Radio: What distinguishes you from the competition?
John Dyson: I think it’s the background from an operations standpoint. As a company we are very much focused on the economics of technology because we have the background with our operations group, who really are looking at the economics of operating facilities, the ease of operation, and the ease of maintenance. When we develop an innovative new technology, these are key parameters that we’re focused on.
Water Online Radio: Talk a little bit more in detail about the economic impact part. Obviously it’s a big deal for anybody operating a wastewater treatment plant.
John Dyson: Yes, and with lots of different technologies. I mentioned disinfection, but power is a huge issue, and depending on the type of technology that you have, that could mean much more the cost associated with the technology.