An alternative to destroying the stripped ammonia is recovery with the use of an acid scrubber. The Advanced Thermal Ammonia Stripper with Ammonia Salt recovery has been developed and patented by Organics to provide a fundamental option for disposing of, or benefiting from, ammonia removed from wastewater streams. Typically, nitric, sulphuric or phosporic acid may be used to create the ammonium ion salt.
In this arrangement a thermal oxidiser for ammonia-gas destruction is not required. The single important input remains waste-heat with which to drive fracturing of the ammonium ion into ammonia gas. Such wasteheat can be taken from any suitable source, such as a gas engine’s exhaust, excess process steam or any other heat-source where energy is available for disposal. Once the process is commenced, the exothermic reaction encountered in salt formation offers the potential of significant energy savings.
In the execution of any project for the removal of ammonia, Organics employs technology specifically developed for the treatment of large amounts of contaminated leachate. However, our ammonia treatment systems can be adapted to any scale or chemical loading.
The first step is the assessment of a particular situation. There are several different approaches to treating leachate and it is important to adapt.
Armed with all the relevant details our engineers propose several options for treatment technology; a balancing act between cost, logistics and common sense.
Once the proposal has been adapated to the circumstances, the design of the system is implemented. As these are usually bespoke systems, attention to detail is paramount.
The project moves to the workshop and our skilled technicians commence fabrication to specific design criteria ensuring that quality remains foremost.
Working closely with local contractors our engineers plan every detail of construction, installation and commissioning; always ensuring high standards in quality and safety.
The principal objective is to ensure an effective long-term solution for leachate treatment. As such, we also ensure that post-installation operation and maintenance is second to none.