Fostering Water Innovation in Scotland


Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service Opening the Door for a North Lanarkshire Company’s Energy Saving Technology

Strathkelvin Instruments was one of the first companies to engage with the service since its commencement in November 2015.

This product, “ASP-Con” (Activated Sludge Plant Controller). is an online instrument which can then control the treatment process and ultimately be used to reduce energy consumption in the wastewater plant whilst assuring discharge to the receiving waters remains in compliance.

HNWIS has provided support by:

  • Providing trials within Scottish Water
  • Introductions within the water industry
  • Profile raising
  • Independent review of trial data


It is believed that the ASP-Con, with the support offered by HNWIS, will move the company from a small niche market player into the mainstream supplier of advanced instrumentation to the wastewater treatment market on a global basis. This is an entirely different proposition and marketplace from their current offerings and this is why the company is delighted to be working with HNWIS on this aspect of its development.

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