Sewage works

Sewage works

T825/0141 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 77.9MB

Downloadable file size: 12.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CHRIS KNAPTON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sewage works, aerial view. Sewage goes through several stages of treatment. Solid waste (sludge) is removed in settling tanks (round, lower left). Aeration tanks (rectangular, centre right) pump air into the sewage to encourage the growth of micro-organisms that feed on harmful bacteria. Further settlement and filtration in a variety of tanks (upper left, upper centre) removes the final sludge and microbes. In the gas tanks (top left), the decomposing sludge is used to produce methane to burn and generate electricity. This is Severn Trent's Burton Joyce works, Nottinghamshire, UK, one of the earliest (1952) power stations to use sewage. Upgraded in 2000. Photographed in 2004.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2004, aeration, aerial photography, alternative, britain, british, bubbles, bubbling, burton joyce, cleaning, digestion, digestor, digestors, earliest, effluent, electricity, england, english, environment, environmentally-friendly, feeding, filtration, gas, generator, generators, green, industrial, methane, methane-powered, micro-organisms, microbial, nottingham, nottinghamshire, photograph, power station, settling, severn trent, sewage, sludge, tank, tanks, technological, technology, treatment, uk, united kingdom, water industry

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.