Innovation at P&W

P&W’s success to date has been built on continuous product and service innovation. We are committed to ongoing development and the introduction of new and innovative technologies; while continually enhancing and refining our existing products and processes to increase performance, reliability, functionality and cost benefits for our customers.

Our technology originates from our own R&D and associated academic and industrial ventures; for example, our commercial project focussed on sustainable water treatment, education, research, product development, increasing knowledge of electro-chemical treatment and best practice to actively contribute to decreasing the shortage of electrochemical engineers in the UK. This is also achieved through knowledge-transfer conferences and exhibitions. We accept our social and educational responsibilities and seek to develop awareness of good water treatment practices in all areas of our work.


STEM Cymru events are organised by the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) which is a not-for-profit, educational charity offering a range of activities to inspire and motivate young people to choose a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). The EESW 6th Form Project concludes with annual Awards and Presentation Days which we have taken part in and sponsored in over the last five years. Here at P&W, we pride ourselves on thinking outside of the box when it comes to problem solving – we approach every new project with and innovation in a unique way, which has been matched by our sixth form student teams

P&W have been more than impressed with the technical ability of our 6th form pupils, especially with Bryntawe School teams, who have participated with P&W for three years and have been awarded a prize each year, under the categories of “Most Innovative Use of an Existing Technology” and “Best Application of Science”. Such collaborations, between industry and education are so valuable and we are passionate about helping the students gain real hands-on experience. The teams always excel themselves throughout the process, putting in many hours of hard work; it is clear we have some future stars of engineering, technology, science and mathematics on our hands.


Efficiently extracting nutrients from manures could save on the cost of commercial fertilisers and reduce serious environmental impact. However, poor manure management can cause pollutants, including nutrients, to enter the water cycle through run-off or drainage. By reducing the water content of slurry and making it easier to manage and spread, this will also reduce any soil compaction caused by forced spreading in unsuitable weathers and reduce the need for slurry storage and transport; decreasing handling costs.

The Welsh Government’s ERDF funded research project is being driven by Coleg Sir Gâr’s Gelli Aur agricultural campus and P&W. The project aims to address the agricultural industry’s impact on the environment by reducing the risk of pollution and producing clean water that can be discharged back into the watercourse or re-used for drinking within the cattle sheds. This process will allow farmers to use the nutrients from slurry in a more effective way and save costs through targeted application, resulting in-25% dry matter end-product, which is stackable. We aim to reduce the risk of air and water pollution at the same time as maximizing the recycling nutrient value.