University of Sheffield Temperature Controlled Annular Flume

A 2.0m annular flume located in a temperature controlled room. Suitable for clean and wastewater studies. Can be used for short and long term testing.

Type of Facility


  • Specialist facility.
  • Pilot facility.
  • Physical rigs.
  • Testing/demonstration facility.



  • Wastewater.
  • Drinking water.
  • Other.

Other: River and coasts.

Comments: Wastewater has to be obtained from local WwTP. Synthetic wastewater is also available.

Type of Technologies that can be tested


  • Monitoring.
  • Measuring.

Availability For Use By Others

Cost of Use By Others
Full Economic Cost.

Willingness To Partner

Ambitions For Development

Mobile Pilot Plants

Services and Capacity


  • Power supply.
  • Access limited to small vehicles.

Comments: Contact Paul Osborne for details.

Status of the Facility


  • Currently operating and resourced with services, staff etc.

Access to Facility


  • Available to others at cost.
  • Commercial service offer.

Comments: Training required if external staff wish to use facility.

Additional Assets

Wide range of hydraulic measurement, chemical and biological analytical equipment available.

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Contact details

Address: Pennine Water Group, University of Sheffield, S1 3JD.


Contact Name: Paul Osborne.

Contact Tel: 0114 222 5722.

Contact Email:

Regulatory issues / constraints


  • Other.

Comments: Will be determined for each project.



  • HEI

Funding Partners

University of Sheffield.

Relevant Accreditation


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