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EPSRC Reference: GR/J18842/01
Title: DESIGN METHODS FOR WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT FABRICATED FROM FIBRE REINFORCED PLASTICS (FRP)
Principal Investigator: Middleton, Dr V
Other Investigators:
Rudd, Professor CD Jones, Dr IA
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Department: Sch of Mech Materials Manuf Eng Mgt
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: LINK
Starts: 01 November 1993 Ends: 31 October 1996 Value (£): 285,809
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Materials Processing
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Water
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The main objective is to provide a sound basis for the design of FRP load bearing equipment for the waste water treatment industry. Following a review of the literature on long term environmental properties of FRP and of current design methods, the LINK partners will produce and evaluate several designs for rotational distributors for biological filter beds. Assessment of these designs will pay particular attention to manufacturing feasibility and potential lifetime costs. Filament winding is expected to form an important manufacturing route and environmental testing will be based on filament wound specimens under load. One design for a range of sizes of equipment will be carried through to completion and a prototype manufactured for evaluation in the field. The project is expected to result in design methods and long term data related to appropriate manufacturing methods and suitable for a range of waste water treatment equipment designed to meet rigorous specifications and resulting in reduced installation and running costs.
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