WRc Treatment Process Pilot Lab

Pilot scale evaluation of alternative filter media including recycled glass. Pilot scale testing of novel pesticide adsorption process. Small scale testing of activated carbon (GAC and PAC). Pilot scale evaluation of ozonation for water treatment. Instrument evaluation for MCERTS approval.

Type of Facility

Comments: Standard facilities for analysis of water, wastewater, and industrial / municipal waste. Specialist facilities for pilot scale investigations and test rigs.

  • Relevant Accreditation: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 17025, UKAS for specific waste analyses.



Type of Technologies that can be tested

Comments: Accuracy of domestic water meters; Performance assessment of ultrasonic level detection instruments, auto-samplers, water quality instrumentation. Fully flexible pilot scale water treatment plant including advanced oxidation processes, small scale tests for GAC (granular activated carbon), Environmental chamber for instrument evaluation. 

Availability For Use By Others

  • WRc can quote to carry out testing on behalf of users or suppliers, or can hire the rig to clients for their own tests or demonstrations with technical support as required.
  • Cost Of Use By Others: Depends on type of testing and level of technical support required.
  • WillingnessTo Partner: Yes.
  • Mobile Pilot Plants: No.

Services and Capacity

  • Flow Rate: Bulk water storage facility allows delivery of batches of 30 m3 of water by road tanker for testing purposes. Raw or treated sewage available in batches from local STW.
  • Power Supply: 240V mains and 3 phase 440V.
  • Other: Compressed air, other compressed gases.
  • Test Units: 1.

Status of the Facility

  • The facility is fully operational.

Access to Facility

  • Available to others.

Additional Assets

Contact details

Address: WRc plc, Frankland Road, Blagrove, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 8YF.

Website: www.wrcplc.co.uk

Regulatory issues / constraints

Comments: Limited discharge to environment.


  • Private Company.
  • Funding Partners: No.
Sponsored by: Scottish HydroNation