struvite News

  • Phosphorus recovery: new approaches developed in Vancouver could save the world

    In a May 2011 workshop sponsored by the Department of Energy, phosphorus was considered alongside lithium, neodynium, and rare earth metals as a potentially strategically important element. Phosphorus, a key element in plant growth (and thus in agriculture), is nonrenewable, obtained for commercial fertilizers from phosphate rock that is mined in a comparatively limited number of sites around ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • How do you remove struvite?

    The photographs above demonstrates what can happen if you don’t control or remove struvite.  This is a 14” diameter line used to transfer sludge from an anaerobic digester to a sludge holding pond. Every year this agency would mechanically clean this transfer line.  However, every year plant operation notice that it took longer to transfer equivalent amounts of liquid from ...


    By Jenfitch, LLC

  • Phosphate recovery by ANPHOS® at the WWTP Land van Cuijk (NL)

    Ever since the ‘Energy factory’ concept was launched more and more WWTP’s consider options to recover nutrients and to save energy via treatment of selected process streams.  Water is no longer treated as a ‘waste stream’ but considered a raw material. Phosphate represents a promising candidate for nutrient recovery from waste water. At the WWTP Land van Cuijk ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • WWTP Lamb Weston/Meijer commissioned

    In 2015 Colsen was awarded by Lamb Weston/Meijer vof to realize phase 2 of the revamp of the existing old fashioned waste water treatment plant into a sustainable WWTP at the production location Oosterbierum (Friesland, NL). In phase 1 a new anaerobic reactor was constructed while the aerobic purification reactor was modified into a NAS® system with anammox bacteria. In phase 2 a 2nd ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • WWTP Lamb Weston/Meijer started up

    In 2015 Colsen was commissioned by Lamb Weston/Meijer vof te realize phase 2 of the revamp of the existing old fashioned waste water treatment plant into a sustainable WWTP at the production location Oosterbierum (Friesland, NL). In phase 1 a new anaerobic reactor was constructed while the aerobic purification reactor was modified into a NAS® system with anammox bacteria. In phase 2 a 2nd ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Thames Water to Recover Phosphorus From Sewage and Recycle Nutrients Into

    LONDON and VANCOUVER, BC - Thames Water and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies announced today they will incorporate a new technology at Slough Sewage Treatment Works to recover phosphorus and ammonia from its wastewater stream and transform them into an environmentally-friendly, premium-quality commercial fertiliser. Ostara's technology helps sewage treatment works cost-effectively meet ...


    By Thames Water Utilities Ltd.

  • Procorp Introduces Cost-Effective, Zero-Waste Wastewater Treatment System

    MILWAUKEE, WI – Procorp Enterprises LLC introduces the Targeted Phosphorous Extraction Pellet Reactor System for wastewater treatment. This sustainable system quickly and safely extracts high purity calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate or Struvite pellets directly into a recycle bin to minimize sludge disposal and related costs, eliminate phosphorous loading and run off issues, and reduce ...


    By Procorp Enterprises LLC

  • Colsen WWTP renovation in ’s-Hertogenbosch (NL)

    Besix-Hegeman has awarded Colsen the design and realization as well as the coordination of permit preparation and subsidy trajectory associated with the renovation of the communal WWTP of the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands). Colsen has been commissioned this project, which is executed in four phases: design and realization of the thermophilic sludge ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Paques nominated in Global Water Awards

    Balk, March 2nd 2011 - Paques, worldwide market leader in anaerobic wastewater and gas treatment that either produce energy from wastewater while purifying the water and facilitating reuse, has been nominated as ‘Water Technology Company of the Year’ in the Global Water Awards 2011 of Global Water Intelligence (GWI), high-value business information leader for the ...


    By Paques Technology B.V.

  • Global advances in nutrient pollution

    The UK’s Thames Water and Canada-based Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies are to form a partnership to build and operate Europe’s first wastewater treatment facility that removes phosphorus and converts it into commercial fertilizer. However, the USGS reports that phosphorus levels in US fresh water remain high and progress is absent. American environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, ...

  • SFPUC demonstrates innovative technology that recycles harmful sewage

    A pilot project at The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC) Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant is the first plant in California to demonstrate a new technology that removes phosphorus and other nutrients from wastewater and recycles them into environmentally-safe commercial fertilizer. The technology was developed by Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. of Vancouver, ...

  • Face scrub, poo pellets & algae trainers: 5 products embodying circular aspirations

    Circular economy ambitions and announcements have become commonplace but what exactly does this phrase mean in reality? European Union ambitions and greenwashing to one side, examples are now demonstrating how water companies and manufacturers are teaming up to showcase true closed loop, resource recovery. ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • Colsen maximizes energy revenue of WTTP Den Bosch (NL)

    The demands for modern WWTP's to operate more sustainable are becoming increasingly stringent. This applies in to many of the WWTP in The Netherlands and also to the Treurenburg location in Den Bosch (NL), which is owned by Water Council Aa and Maas. In order to achieve the desired performance, specific technologies must be applied. Colsen owns a broad range of technologies which have been ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • City of York and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Open Commercial Nutrient Recovery Facility

    YORK, PA - The City of York and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. will officially open a new Nutrient Recovery Facility at the York Wastewater Treatment Plant (York WWTP) today at 11:30 a.m. This unveiling will mark the opening of the second facility in the nutrient-sensitive Chesapeake Bay watershed. Ostara's technology, called the Pearl® Nutrient Recovery Process, recovers ...

  • Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District and Ostara Partner to Install Commercial Nutrient Recovery Facility

    MADISON, WI and VANCOUVER, BC - The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. have partnered to install a new Nutrient Recovery Facility at MMSD's Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant. The District, which serves 340,000 people in the cities, towns and villages surrounding Madison, selected Ostara's Pearl® Nutrient Recovery technology for ...

  • EPA awards more than $1 million to college teams for innovative environmental solutions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded more than $1 million in grants to 15 university and college teams from across the country who participated in the 8th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for their innovative environmental solutions. EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) award competition was held at the expo, and ...

  • WWTP renovation in ’s-Hertogenbosch (NL)

    Besix-Hegeman has awarded Colsen the design and realization as well as the coordination of permit preparation and subsidy trajectory associated with the renovation of the communal WWTP of the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands). Colsen has been commissioned this project, which is executed in four phases: design and realization of the thermophilic sludge digester, design and ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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