ammonia removal Articles

  • 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

  • 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.

  • A synthetic biofilter media for ammonia (NH3) removal

    In this work, a patented biofilter media is used in treating air contaminated with ammonia (NH3). The data shows up to 200 ppm of NH3 can be removed with over 93% removal efficiency at 30 s Empty Bed Residence Time (EBRT). At the start–up conditions, the results also indicated that the humidifier can be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Poultry processing - Ammonia removal case study

    Background: A poultry plant in the South of England processes up to 100,000 birds per week. The company operates an Activated Sludge plant followed by a Rotating Biological Contactor the whole system being required to produce effluent ammonia of 20 mg/l. Whilst the treatment plant was able to reach this standard when it was first installed, the success of the company meant that more and more ...


    By Bio Systems Europe

  • Biological Filtration: Future of Drinking Water Treatment

    Water is essential for all human life on the planet, but the fresh water supply is limited and is susceptible to being contaminated by all manner of toxins like arsenic, calcium, and mercury. There are many techniques to remove contaminants, including popular methods that add chemicals to balance others out, but one that not many people understand is biological water system filtration. ...

  • 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

  • TB 43: Efficient ammonia removal using modular liqui-cel contactors

    Ammonia is widely used in the Chemical Industry as a cleaning and bleaching agent in the production of fertilizers, plastics, and explosives just to name a few. As a result, large quantities of wastewater containingammonia are produced and many industries now have to treat the wastewater to remove the ammonia so that it is not discharged back into the environment. There are many conventional ways ...


  • Low-pH Ammonia Oxidation at a Biological Nutrient Removal Facility

    ABSTRACTMcAlpine Creek Wastewater Management Facility (MCWWMF), owned and operated by Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities (CMU) of Charlotte, North Carolina, is permitted to treat 64 million gallons per day (mgd). Along with MCWWMF, three CMU treatment plants discharge effluent into the Catawba River just upstream of the South Carolina border. CMU worked with North and South Carolina regulators ...

  • Ammonia and phenol removal in an internal-circulate sequencing batch airlift reactor

    An internal-circulate sequencing batch airlift reactor (IC-SBAR) has been developed to evaluate the efficiency of phenol and ammonia removal in treating synthetic wastewater. This study examined the effect of operation cycle on this system. Results showed that above 97.0% removal efficiencies of ammonia and phenol were achieved, which indicated that ammonia and phenol removals were not ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biological ammonia removal field studies for drinking water treatment

    In order to study the applicability of biological ammonia removal from drinking water, field experiments with 10 L/h flow rate were carried out at a case-study area, where raw water contained arsenic, iron, manganese, dissolved gases (methane, aggressive carbon dioxide) and ammonia. The technology applied at the waterworks consisted of potassium permanganate (KMnO4) dosing and rapid sand ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aquamend: Ammonia Treatment

    AQUAMEND™ is an effective choice for the treatment of ammonia in water. The AQUAMEND™ process for the treatment of ammonia consists of the biological conversion of ammonia into nitrate, followed by reduction of the nitrate to nitrogen gas. This process can be accomplished in a single bioreactor or, in some cases, it may be preferable to reduce the ammonia into nitrate in one vessel and reduce the ...


  • Using ‘TransMembraneChemiSorption’ (TMCS) for Ammonia Removal from Industrial Waste Waters

    Dissolved gases like NH3, H2S or NOx in waste water lead to contamination in the sewage system and high treatment costs for municipal waste water treatment plants. This translates into high penalty fees that are paid by the company discharging these contaminates into the sewage stream. In many cases a membranebased water treatment system can be justified because of a favorable pay back time. ...


  • Reduction of ammonia emissions during composting by Uncoupling of oxygen demand and heat removal

    Intensive pig production systems result in high emissions of ammonia, odour and greenhouse-gases (methane and laughing gas) by exhaust ventilation air. Moreover, large amounts of manure (faeces and urine) are produced with insufficient nearby land for applications (Imbeath, 1998). These outputs lead to environmental problems related to ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Biological Removal of Ammonia from Contaminated Air Streams Using Biofiltration System

    ABSTRACT Ammonia is a colorless, toxic, reactive and corrosive gas with a sharp odor. It is irritating to the skin, eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Ammonia gas occurs in the environment naturally and is emitted by many industries and, therefore, its control is essential. Biofiltration is a new emerging technology that is being used as a control procedure. This study evaluates the use of a ...

  • Ammonia nitrogen removal and recovery from acetylene purification wastewater by air stripping

    Ammonia nitrogen (NH4-N) contaminated wastewater has posed a great threat to the safety of water resources. In this study, air stripping was employed to remove and recover NH4-N from acetylene purification wastewater (APW) in a polyvinylchloride manufacturing plant. Investigated parameters were initial APW pH, air flow rate, APW temperature and stripping time. The NH4-N ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Interactions between ammonia, iron and manganese removal using pilot-scale biofilters

    Pilot-scale biofilters treated with real groundwater were established to systemically investigate the interactions between ammonia, iron and manganese removal. When both of ammonia and manganese in influent were about 1 mg/L, they were quickly removed; but when manganese was above 3 mg/L, ammonia removal was affected significantly. When total iron was above 5 mg/L, the oxidization rate of ...


    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

  • Short-term effect of ammonia concentration and salinity on activity of ammonia oxidizing bacteria

    A continuously aerated SHARON (single reactor high activity ammonia removal over nitrite) system has been operated to achieve partial nitritation. Two sets of batch experiments were carried out to study the effect of ammonia concentration and salinity on the activity of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB). Activity of AOB raised as free ammonia concentration was increased reaching its maximum value ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Syntrophy of aerobic and anaerobic ammonia oxidisers

    Deammonification is known as an efficient and resource saving sidestream process option to remove the nitrogen load from sludge liquors. The transfer of the intermediate product nitrite between both syntrophic groups of organisms – aerobic and anaerobic ammonia oxidizers (AOB) – appears very sensitive to process conditions such as temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO) and operating nitrite level. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ammonia Scrubbing Semiconductor Manufacturing 101

    Semiconductor chip manufacturing utilizes a variety of inorganic acids and ammonia solutions. Mixing of acid gases and ammonia in a ventilation system can result in a as phase reaction producing very fine particulate that is ifficult and expensive to remove. For this reason a large emiconductor foundry on the west coast decided topre-treat the exhaust from the ammonia sources prior o mixing with ...

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