Ammonia Control Articles

  • BUMP TESTING AMMONIA (NH3) SENSORS

    Bump testing a gas sensor involves flowing a concentration of gas that is slightly higher than the Low alarm setpoint of the gas detector for a short period of time (1-2 minutes or less). The purpose of a bump test is to confirm that the sensor responds to the presence of gas, the low alarm will activate and the gas detector overall ...

  • Axetris LGD F200-NH3 successfully integrated and tested at Harper Adams University - Case study

    Researchers at Harper Adams University, Shropshire, United Kingdom, built and tested a multi-channel ammonia monitoring system by integrating the Axetris LGD F200 with the goal of developing a system which would provide substantially higher measurement performance, while being cost-efficient and robust for real-world use. Extensive tests were conducted over the span of multiple years, and the LGD ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Characteristics of N2O production and hydroxylamine variation in short-cut nitrification SBR process

    In order to study the characteristics of nitrous oxide (N2O) production and hydroxylamine (NH2OH) variation under oxic conditions, concentrations of NH2OH and N2O were simultaneously monitored in a short-cut nitrification sequencing batch reactor (SBR) operated with different influent ammonia concentrations. In the short-cut nitrification process, N2O ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Electrochemically-assisted ammonia recovery from wastewater using a floating electrode

    This work presents and explores a novel methodology for the removal and recovery of ammonia from wastewater based upon two mechanisms: electrochemical oxidation and a previously unreported electrochemically-assisted surface transfer mechanism. Recovery of ammonia is enabled by placing a porous cathodic electrode at the wastewater-air interface. In this configuration, the cathode creates local ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of competing ions and causticization on the ammonia adsorption by a novel poly ligand exchanger (PLE) ammonia adsorption reagent

    In this paper, a poly ligand exchanger, Cu(II)-loaded chelating resin named ammonia adsorption reagent (AMAR), bearing the functional group of weak iminodiacetate acid, was prepared to efficiently remove ammonia from solutions. Batch adsorption equilibrium experiments were conducted under a range of conditions. The effects of pH on the removal of ammonia by AMAR were investigated at 25 °C. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Forced ammonia stripping from livestock wastewater: the influence of some physico-chemical parameters of the wastewater

    In highly alkaline aqueous solutions (pH >10), the main form of dissolved ammoniacal nitrogen is the unionized free ammonia. Free ammonia, being a gaseous molecule, is easily stripped out from the solution. Increasing wastewater pH is frequently used to force ammonia removal. Herein, the effect of the variation of some physico-chemical characteristics of liquid cattle wastewater on ammonia ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Anglian Water selects Proam ammonia monitor

    Anglian Water (AWS) has selected the Proam ammonia monitor to provide continuous ammonia measurement on final effluent discharge where accurate and reliable measurement is required. One of the most recent installations is at Stanningfield WwTW situated near Bury St. Edmunds, in Suffolk. This is a small rural site receiving primarily domestic sewage. The site performs aerobic ...

  • Ammonia recovery from landfill leachate using hydrophobic membrane contactors

    This article aims to evaluate membrane contactors capability to remove and recover ammonia from landfill leachate (LFL). A hydrophobic hollow fiber membrane module was used to achieve such purpose. A sulfuric acid diluted solution was used as extraction solution to speed up ammonia content removal. Several factors that have influence on ammonia removal and recovery capability such as ammonia ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mathematical models and bacterial communities for ammonia toxicity in mesophilic anaerobes not acclimated to high concentrations of ammonia

    In this study, we evaluated ammonia toxicity in mesophilic anaerobic digestion at various pH values and total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) concentrations. We performed anaerobic toxicity assays (ATAs) to evaluate the toxicity effects of TAN and pH on mesophilic anaerobic digestion. Modeling based on the results of the ATAs indicated that the specific methanogenic activity (SMA) decreased by 30% at a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Kinetics of organic matter and ammonia removal in horizontal reed beds treating wastewater in Nepal

    In Nepal, both horizontal bed and vertical bed subsurface flow constructed wetlands have been used for wastewater treatment. However, these units were designed based on the empirical findings from other countries. The rational design criteria developed so far has some limitations as the performance of the units is sensitive to the behaviour of the microorganisms, climatic conditions and other ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Innovative Ammonia Control - Case study

    Ammonia has increasingly become more of a regulatory concern. Ammonia emissions into the atmosphere have been linked to the formation of fine particulate matter, while ammonia emissions in wastewater are restricted because of the negative affect the chemical has on rivers, lake, and aquifers. Many sources of biofuels contain ammonia or can create ammonia during processing. The following case ...

  • Impressive test performance, Peter Minting WWT

    Abstract: Southern Water has bought a dozen in-situ ammonia monitors from Envitech, following a successful installation at Fullerton STW. Peter Minting looks at a possible way to cut lab ...


    By Envitech Ltd.

  • Performance of permeable media rotating reactors used for pretreatment of wastewaters

    The impact of organic loading rate (OLR) on carbonaceous materials and ammonia removal was assessed in bench scale rotating media biofilm reactors treating real wastewater. Media composition influences biofilm structure and therefore performance. Here, plastic mesh, reticulated coarse foam and fine foam media were operated concurrently at OLRs of 15, 35 and 60 g sCOD ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ammonia diffusion through Nalophan™ bags

    The aim of the work is to verify the diffusion rate of ammonia through the Nalophan™ film that constitutes the sampling bag, considering storage times ranging from 1 to 26 h. The ammonia decay over time was evaluated using gas-chromatography for the quantification of ammonia concentration inside the bag. The research assesses the roles of both of ammonia and water concentration gradients ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Electrolytic removal of ammonia from aqueous phase by Pt/Ti anode

    This study investigated the mechanism and kinetic modeling of electrolytic degradation of ammonia with Pt/Ti anode. The results show that ammonia oxidation from direct oxidation or indirect oxidation with hydroxyl radicals was slow but can be observed under pH 9 and high initial ammonia concentration of 1,050 mg N L−1. Indirect oxidation with HOCl was the mechanism for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EPA Increases Ammonia Emissions Control

    Concern about ammonia emissions in the air and the water continues to grow, both officially and unofficially. As U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves to further reduce ammonia concentrations in surface waters, common water treatment methods transform what had been a water pollution problem into an air pollution issue. Earlier this year, EPA released its draft Integrated Risk ...

  • Immobilization of magnesium ammonium phosphate crystals within microchannels for efficient ammonia removal

    Magnesium ammonium phosphate was formed in flow-through microchannels of silica monoliths using two different methods to fabricate materials that show efficient ammonia adsorption performance from wastewater with low hydraulic resistance. Magnesium ammonium phosphate crystals in these materials release ammonia when heated at 378 K, yielding primarily magnesium hydrogen phosphate. When this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nitrifying Bacteria - Koi Carp Ammonia Removal

    A range of nitrifying bacteria - Nitrosomonas (NS) and Nitrobacter (NB). NS converts Ammonia to Nitrite, NB converts Nitrite to Nitrate. Features: Fermented in-house by CBIO Available in a range of activity levels from 100 to 5000 mg/N/lt/hr Very short shelf-life, therefore fresh stocks always available Can be shipped world-wide at short notice ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Analysis and optimization of ammonia stripping using multi-fluid model

    Ammonia recovery from anaerobic digestion (AD) is a notably beneficial process for removing excess nitrogen, producing low cost fertilizer and enhancing odor abatement. A process was developed for nutrients recovery by integrating a simple and effective stripping process with AD system. To design, optimize and scale up this system, multi-fluid model was developed to simulate flow, mass transfer ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of PTFE membrane for ammonia removal in a membrane contactor

    The feasibility of a membrane contactor system for ammonia removal was studied. The mass transfer coefficient was used to quantitatively compare the effect of various operation conditions on ammonia removal efficiency. Effective removal of ammonia was possible with a Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membrane contactor system at all tested conditions. Among the various operation parameters, contact ...


    By IWA Publishing

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