Acronyms

AS Activated Sludge RBMP River Basin Management Plan
AMP Asset Management Plan RO Reverse Osmosis
BAF Biological Aerated Filter SAF Submerged Aerated Filter
BOD Biochemical Oxygen Demand SBR Sequencing Batch Reactor
CAPEX Capital Expenditure SBT Soil Bio-technology
CDM Construction Design Management SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
CEN European Commitee for Standardisation SIP Strategic Implementation Plan (produced by the European Innovation Partnership)
CESWI Civil Engineering Specification for the Water Industry SME Small and Medium Sized Enterprise
CIWEM The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest
COD Chemical Oxygen Demand STW Sewage Treatment Works
CORDIS Community Research and Development Information Service ( of the EU) TAD Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion
CRC Carbon Reduction Commitment TDS Total Dissolved Solids
CSO Combined Sewer Overflow TOC Total Organic Carbon
DAF Dissolved Air Flotation TOTEX Total Expenditure
DO Dissolved Oxygen TN Total Nitrogen
DOMS Distribution System Operation and Maintenance Strategies TKN Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
EIP European Innovation Partnership TP Total Phosphorous
EQS Environmental Quality Standards TSS Total Suspended Solids
GMO Genetically Modified Organism UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
HDPE High Density Polyethylene UWwTD Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive
HMI Human-machine Interface UV Ultraviolet Radiation
IFAS Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge WFD Water Framework Directive
IWA International Water Association WIA Water Industry Act
LDPE Low Density Polyethylene WRA Water Resources Act
MBR Membrane Bio-reactor WSRA Water Services Regulation Authority
MBBR Moving Bed Bio-reactor VFA Volatile Fatty Acid
MLD Megalitres per day VOC Volatile Organic Compound
NOx Nitrogen Oxide WTW Water Treatment Plant
OFWAT Office of Water Services WwTP Wastewater Teatment Plant
OPEX Operating Expenditure WHO World Health Organisation
PE Population Equivalent
PST Primary Settlement Tank
RBC Rotating Biological Contactor

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