Water Development Centre

Our Water Development Centre is Scotland’s first full-scale test facility dedicated to supporting innovation in water treatment.

Transformed from a membrane water treatment works, the centre benefits from varied raw water quality that is typical to many rural areas.

As the facility is no longer on the distribution network, users have a unique opportunity to test and demonstrate prototype products, processes and technologies under live conditions and on an industrial scale

Supported by specialist technical expertise and access to UKAS accredited sampling and analysis services, the centre can be hired out at bespoke commercial rates.

Water Types

Raw water - Maximum abstraction of 103 m3/d 
10 micron filtered water - Maximum abstraction of 103 m3/d 
Borehole raw water 

Technologies

Raw water connections - Maximum abstraction of 103 m3/d 
10 micron sand filter connections - Maximum abstraction of 103 m3/d 
Chemical discharge tank - 30 m3 

Analytical equipment

Lab space avalible for use. The user presently supplies their own analytical instruments.
List of analysis avalible upon request from Scottish Water's accredited labs.

Technology Readiness Level

Basic principles observed
Technology concept formulated
Experimental proof of concept
Technology validated in lab
Technology validated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)
Technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)
System prototype demonstration in operational environment
System complete and qualified
Actual system proven in operational environment (competitive manufacturing in the case of key enabling technologies; or in space)
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