HydroStyx electric, developed for EU CENTAUR research project, well-received in Paris

HydroStyx dis­charge brake, elec­tric, reduces urban flood risk and utilis­es stor­age vol­ume in waste­water systems

Work on the CENTAUR joint research project, led by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Sheffield, start­ed in 2015. The result is a fuzzy-log­ic con­trolled waste­water sys­tem man­age­ment appli­ca­tion. Steinhardt’s inno­v­a­tive flow con­trol sys­tem enables the switch­ing of dis­charges with­in sec­onds so that low­er-lying areas are spared flood­ing. The sys­tem is self-learn­ing and with­in min­utes can switch entire flow set­tings to acti­vate reten­tion. There are no longer delays such as the 20 min­utes expect­ed with mod­el cal­cu­la­tions. The equip­ment has been installed in Coim­bra, Por­tu­gal, and in Toulouse, France, and already a 77% increase in stor­age capac­i­ty and a 78% reduc­tion in dis­charge pol­lu­tant load­ing have been record­ed. Fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the first pilot projects, a well-attend­ed final “con­sor­tium” meet­ing was held in Paris on 11thJuly 2018. Stein­hardt engi­neer, Ingo May­er (pho­to), pre­sent­ed the enor­mous poten­tial sav­ings attain­able by instal­la­tion of the new HydroStyx elec­tric to the expert audi­ence of research col­leagues from the var­i­ous insti­tutes and companies.

The CENTAUR tech­nol­o­gy was award­ed the ‘Most Inno­v­a­tive New Tech­nol­o­gy of the Year’ at the 2018 Water Indus­try Awards.