ammonia removal water Articles

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • Application of the membrane technology to control ammonia in surface water

    Amnonium ion is effectively removed by Reverse Osmosis membranes (Brackish water, BW; Saline water, SW). The removal efficiency of ammonium ion from a solution containing ammonium ion which is not complexed is varying in the range of 5–60%. On the contrary, ammonium ion forms complexes with other ions in water and wastewater removal efficiency was as high as 99% for the synthetic solution which ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate Nitrogen Removal From Polluted Source Water With Ozonation and BAC Processes

    Studies on the removal of ammonia-, nitrite-, and nitrate nitrogen with ozonation (p3), sand filtration (SF), biological activated carbon (BAC), SF-BAC, and/or O3-BAC processes were carried out in two pilot plants and a full scale plant, respectively. The results showed that all of the tested processes exhibited certain nitrogen removal efficiencies, of which both the O3-SF-BAC and O3-BAC ...


    By Absolute Systems Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Dissolved ammonia adsorption in water using over burnt brick

    The groundwater of Kathmandu Valley contains very high concentration of ammonia nitrogen which is in excessof WHO guideline value for drinking water. This study mainly focuses on the removal of ammonia nitrogen inwater by adsorption in locally available over burnt brick. The study was carried out in a 4.2 cm internal diametercolumn of 120 cm length packed with over burnt brick in up flow mode. ...


  • Dissolved Ammonia Adsorption in Water Using Over Burnt Brick

    The groundwater of Kathmandu Valley contains very high concentration of ammonia nitrogen which is in excess of WHO guideline value for drinking water. This study mainly focuses on the removal of ammonia nitrogen in water by adsorption in locally available over burnt brick. The study was carried out in a 4.2 cm internal diameter column of 120 cm length packed with over burnt brick in up flow mode. ...


  • Removal of ammonia by natural clay minerals using fixed and fluidised bed column reactors

    A series of fixed and fluidised bed ion exchange column runs were conducted to identify the ability of natural clay minerals, sepiolite and clinoptilolite, to remove ammonia from a contaminated drinking water reservoir. Ion exchange column tests using both fixed and fluidised bed were initially carried out with synthetic water composed of NH4Cl. Breakthrough curves as a function of flow rate, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of high rate nitrifying trickling filters to remove low concentrations of ammonia from reclaimed municipal wastewater

    The interference of ammonia with the chlorination process is a problem for many reclaimed water treatment plant operators. This paper presents the findings from a series of pilot experiments that investigated the efficacy of high flow rate nitrifying trickling filters (NTFs) for the removal of low concentrations of ammonia (0.5–3.0 mg N L−1) from reclaimed wastewater. Results showed that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from biotrickling filters used for ammonia removal at livestock facilities

    Recently several manufacturers of nitrifying biotrickling filters for ammonia (NH3) removal at animal houses have started to add a denitrification step to the installation, aiming to reduce the amount of discharge water by conversion of NH3 to nitrogen gas (N2). The aim of this research was to quantify the possible formation of nitrous oxide (N2O), which is a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The removal of ammonia from sanitary landfill leachate using a series of shallow waste stabilization ponds

    This study evaluated the efficiency of a shallow (0.5 m deep) waste stabilization pond series to remove high concentrations of ammonia from sanitary landfill leachate. The pond system was located at EXTRABES, Campina Grande, Paraiba, Northeast Brazil. The pond series was fed with sanitary landfill leachate transported by road tanker to the experimental site from the sanitary landfill of the City ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nitrogen removal and ammonia-oxidising bacteria in a vertical flow constructed wetland treating inorganic wastewater

    Nitrogen removal performance and the ammonia-oxidising bacterial (AOB) community were assessed in the batch loaded 1.3 ha saturated surface vertical flow wetland at CSBP Ltd, a fertiliser and chemical manufacturer located in Kwinana, Western Australia. From September 2008 to October 2009 water quality was monitored and sediment samples collected for bacterial analyses. During the period of study ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Removing Chloramines from Drinking Water Supplies

    Historically, most public water supplies have been treated with chlorine to satisfy the standards set by the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. Since being established, there is reason to believe that the standards may be too lenient on the allowable contaminant levels in our drinking water. For instance, chlorine and other disinfectants react with organic matter creating ...


    By General Carbon Corp.

  • Pulp & Paper: Ammonia Emergency Plan calls on Packed Tower Case Study

    A few years ago Union Camp turned a corner. Management decided that advance planning would take the place of reacting after the fact to an emergency or regulatory agency demands. At Union Camp’s Dover, OH. facility, byproducts of the paper industry are converted into usable specialty chemicals for cosmetics, adhesives and other industries. Crystallization is a process used intensively ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • CH#835 - Grease Removal

    The problem of degrading 6,000+ ft of grease daily has an easier solution than thought at the 27 MGD a Massachusetts Waste Water Treatment Plant. 'At one time, the plant had more grease in its scum pits than it could handle,' said an  engineer . 'Worse yet, there was nowhere to put it. Local landfills stopped accepting greasy solids.' Now the plants grease problem has been virtually solved. ...


    By BIO-SYSTEMS International

  • Major Breakthrough in Wastewater Nitrogen Removal

    Working together in close collaboration, the Hollandse Eilanden en Waarden Water Authority (Zuiveringsschap Hollandse Eilanden en Waarden, ZHEW) and Paques are pleased to announce the world's first system for sustainable nitrogen removal from waste water. In May of next year, an Anammox® system will be opened in the Dokhaven waste water purification plant of ZHEW in Rotterdam. Through the ...


  • Nitrate Removal by Countercurrent Ion Exchange

    Nitrate removal technology by continuous countercurrent ion exchange from potable water. High flow capacity, low waste generation. This ICHEM award winning technology is the industry standard used in the United Kingdom. More than 20 installations installed. PuriTech's patented multi-port valve is at the center of each production skid. At average, each unit produces a maximum waste ...


    By PuriTech Ltd

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