Ireland: INNOQUA pilot site in Tuam
Tuam is located in the county of Galway 35 km north of Galway city. The town has a population of 8,500 people and is the site of the NUI Galway Water Research Facility (WRF), next to the Tuam Wastewater Treatment Plant. The INNOQUA system at this pilot site is treating municipal wastewater from the town. The wastewater also comprises stormwater during rainfall periods.
The INNOQUA system installed is designed for a 10 population equivalent and would be able to treat 1.5 m3/day. The treated water would be suitable for discharge to surface water and some re-use applications. Applications include small decentralised villages or businesses and single houses.
Design Capacity: 10 population equivalent
Source of Wastewater: Municipal
Specific Scientific Research Objectives:
The purpose of this pilot site is to test various technology configurations and operational regimes.
In Tuam the INNOQUA system comprises a lumbrifilter, daphniafilter and UV lamp, installed on the outflow from a primary settlement tank.
NUI Galway Water Research Facility,
Operated by INNOQUA partner:
For questions or to arrange a site visit, please contact:
Senior Lecturer Civil Engineering at NUIG