phosphorus treatment Articles

  • Dairy Effluent Treatment - Total Phosphorus Monitoring

    Dairy Crest's Davidstow site operates a sophisticated effluent treatment plant to ensure that the local aquatic environment is protected. The treatment plant has been upgraded to keep pace with the expansion of the factory and a number of our monitoring instruments have been employed to make the operation of the plant as efficient as possible. During 2011, the Environment Agency approached Dairy ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Fungal Based Treatment for Nitrogen and Phosphorus Decrease in Wastewater

    Biological nutrient removal (BNR) technology can suffer poor performance or complete failure due to the fastidious nature of the bacteria used in the system. The bacteria involved necessitate strict operating conditions, multiple zones with one or more recycling lines, carbon source augmentation, and efficient aeration. For wastewater treatment plants receiving significant combined sewer ...

  • White Paper: Cyclical Aeration Control- Combining Aerobic & Anoxic Conditions in One Basin

    Increase Water Quality with Cyclical Aeration With increased effluent pollution restrictions on municipal wastewater treatment plants, cities are pressed to find ways to economically increase their effluent quality with little to no funding. Many new NPDES permits ...

  • FAST-ACT Chemical hazard containment and neutralization system - Technical Report

    ABSTRACT FAST-ACT is a proprietary formulation of non-toxic high-performance specialty materials effective at neutralizing a wide range of toxic chemicals with the added capability to destroy chemical warfare agents. The FAST-ACT formulation is non-flammable, non-corrosive, and significantly reduces both liquid and vapor hazards. Since the dry powder neutralizes threats upon contact, ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Response of corn and cotton to starter phosphorus on soils testing very high in phosphorus

    Phosphorus from agricultural lands poses a problem in water resources. In 2003, more than 48% of soil samples submitted to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) soil testing laboratory tested very high in soil P (>120 mg dm–3 P). As soil test P increases, off-site P loss increases, through erosion, soluble P runoff, or leaching. On soils testing above high ...

  • Phosphorus control protects surface waters

    Phosphorus is the decisive factor for excessive algae and plant growth in water bodies, that’s why quality standards require reductions in the amount of phosphorus released from wastewater treatment plants into rivers and lakes. In recent years, the outlet limit values have not only been reduced on national levels. Depending on the vulnerability of ecosystems, especially low target values ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Recovery of Phosphorus from Sewage Sludge

    In the following, a method to recover phosphorus from sewage sludge as MAP (magnesiumammonium- phosphate, also called struvite) is to be presented. The process uses sulfuric acid to leach phosphorus out of digested sewage sludge. After solid-/liquid-separation, interfering metal ions in the liquid phase are inactivated through complexation. For the subsequent precipitation of the phosphorus, ...

  • The sources of Phosphorus in the waters of Great Britain

    Total phosphorus (TP) and soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP) loads to watercourses of the River Basin Districts (RBDs) of Great Britain (GB) were estimated using inventories of industrial P loads and estimates of P loads from sewage treatment works and diffuse P loads calculated using region-specific export coefficients for particular land cover classes combined with census data for agricultural ...

  • Effect of aluminum-containing amendments on phosphorus sequestration of wastewater treatment Wetland soil

    Little research has been conducted on methods to restore the P removal capacity of older constructed wetlands, as P treatment capacity can decrease with time. We investigated the capacity of alum and three Al-containing alternatives (alum residual, polyaluminum chloride [PAC], and partially neutralized aluminum sulfate [PNAS]), at three rates (9, 18, and 36 g Al m–2) to reduce P concentrations. ...

  • Treatability and fate of various phosphorus fractions in different wastewater treatment processes

    The increasingly more stringent phosphorus (P) discharge limits, which are below the concentrations reliably achievable with currently available technologies, demand for better understanding of phosphorus removal mechanisms. This study investigated the compositional fractions of phosphorus (P) in various effluents as well as the efficacy of different levels of treatment processes for removing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ultrasonic treatment for quantification of bioavailable phosphorus in soils and suspended sediments

    Several bioassays and chemical extraction methods have been proposed to quantify bioavailable phosphorus (BAP), but procedural and theoretical limitations have hindered their use. In this paper, we developed a method for P extraction from agricultural soil and suspended sediment by combining ultrasonic treatment with extraction by 0.1 molL−1 NaOH solution. The extraction process is less ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Phosphorus runoff from turfgrass as affected by phosphorus fertilization and clipping management

    Received for publication December 8, 2008. Phosphorus enrichment of surface water is a concern in many urban watersheds. A 3-yr study on a silt loam soil with 5% slope and high soil test P (27 mg kg–1 Bray P1) was conducted to evaluate P fertilization and clipping management effects on P runoff from turfgrass (Poa pratensis L.) under frozen and nonfrozen conditions. Four fertilizer treatments ...

  • Simultaneous precipitation of phosphorus in a kraft pulp mill wastewater treatment plant

    Simultaneous precipitation (SP) using iron sulfates in the secondary treatment of elemental chlorine-free (ECF) kraft pulp mill wastewater was studied. In short-term pilot plant studies phosphorus reduction was improved from 58% up to 81% by adding 10 mgFe/L ferrous sulfate in the activated sludge (AS) process. The phosphorus reduction in full-scale experiment was about 80% ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Phosphorus partitioning in co-dewatering biosolids and water treatment residuals

    Stabilization and dewatering methods for wastewater solids determine the concentration and nature of phosphorus (P) in biosolids and in-plant sidestreams recycled to the liquid treatment facility. Because water treatment residuals (WTR) exhibit strong immobilization of soluble P, this study evaluated the impact of co-dewatering WTR and biosolids on the P partitioning during dewatering and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of eutrophic lake water and phosphorus recovery by reusing alum sludge and/or wood

    Treatment of eutrophic lake water was investigated, when alum sludge and/or wood were used as the media for laboratory-scale filtration. Process 1 consisted of Column 1 with wood and Column 2 with alum sludge in series, and Process 2 of Column 3 with alum sludge. The filtration velocity was 0.45 and 0.91 m/d for 49 days each. Both processes removed suspended solids and total phosphorus well ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Towards a complete recycling of phosphorus in wastewater treatment – options in Germany

    Global reserves of mineral phosphorus are finite and the recycling of phosphorus from wastewater, a significant sink for phosphorus, can contribute to a more sustainable use. In Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, an increasing percentage of municipal sewage sludge is incinerated and the contained phosphorus is lost. This paper reviews current technologies and shows that a complete ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Characterization of phosphorus sources in rural watersheds

    Received for publication February 21, 2008. Correct identification of P sources in rural watersheds is critical for the development of cost-effective measures to combat agriculturally-driven eutrophication. The chemical composition of various storm runoff types (field surface runoff, field drain outfalls, roads, farmyards, and septic tanks) and the receiving streams in three micro (<10 km2) ...

  • Pulp and paper mill aerated lagoon phosphorus optimization

    The Domtar (formerly Weyerhaeuser) Kamloops, BC bleached Kraft pulp mill discharges treated process wastewater to the Thompson River. The River and downstream Kamloops Lake have historically been identified as nutrient sensitive, with phosphorus contributing to algal growth. The BC Ministry of the Environment required that the mill perform a phosphorus optimization study to minimize phosphorus ...

  • High-Level Biological Phosphorus Removal Failure and Recovery

    ABSTRACTThe Durham Advanced Waste Treatment Facility AWTF treats wastewater to very low phosphorus levels (median effluent of less than 0.1 mg P/L) using a combination of biological phosphorus removal followed by tertiary treatment with alum. Historically, the biological phosphorus removal process has shown a relatively high level of instability. Testing was done during summer 2005 to determine ...

  • Energy and phosphorus recovery from black water

    Source-separated black water (BW) (toilet water) containing 38% of the organic material and 68% of the phosphorus in the total household waste (water) stream including kitchen waste, is a potential source for energy and phosphorus recovery. The energy recovered, in the form of electricity and heat, is more than sufficient for anaerobic treatment, nitrogen removal and phosphorus recovery. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

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