Phosphorus Removal News

  • AbTech Collaborates with International Engineering Firm to Achieve Low Phosphorus Results on a Sanitary Wastewater Application in China

    AbTech Industries, Inc., announced today that it has collaborated with Easen International Co. Ltd., to successfully reduce total phosphorus (TP) to low levels in a field test for a wastewater treatment plant owned by a large water services company in China. AbTech, an environmental technologies company, used its innovative adsorptive media to help the wastewater plant comply ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • Accurate Dosing Pumps Enable Welsh Water To Maintain Strict Phosphorus Limits And Reduce Maintenance Costs

    To help overcome the repeated blockage of diaphragm pumps when dosing ferric sulphate at wastewater treatment plants, a number of Welsh Water sites now feature Qdos 30 peristaltic pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG). The investment is expected to achieve a quick return thanks to ...

  • EnviroSim Releases BioWin 5.1

    Building on the successful history of the BioWin line, BioWin 5.1 continues to provide rigorous mathematical models for wastewater treatment plant process simulation. The primary focus of this release has been to improve both steady state and dynamic simulation speed, particularly for (a) large flowsheets incorporating many elements; and (b) systems incorporating biofilm elements (e.g. ...


    By EnviroSim Associates Ltd.

  • Ferric phosphate - a valuable addition to water catchment management

    Kelly Hewson-Fisher, catchment advisor at Anglian Water, tells us how a trial to raise awareness of pesticides in water has proven ferric phosphate to be a viable solution to the issue. “When I started with Anglian Water 16 months ago, there were no surface water catchment management trials being carried out in Lincolnshire. “Awareness of sustainable metaldehyde usage was growing, but ...


    By Certis UK

  • AbTech Achieves Low Phosphorus Results on a Yogurt Wastewater Application

    AbTech Industries, Inc. an environmental technologies firm was invited to participate at a major yogurt company's manufacturing facility for treatment of its wastewater discharge. The goal of the treatment system was to reduce phosphorus in their discharge to avoid paying excessive fines to its local PTOW. The current plant process uses a combination of attached and suspended growth reactor ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • AbTech Achieves Low Phosphorus Results on a Yogurt Wastewater Application

    AbTech Industries, Inc. an environmental technologies firm was invited to participate at a major yogurt company's manufacturing facility for treatment of its wastewater discharge. The goal of the treatment system was to reduce phosphorus in their discharge to avoid paying excessive fines to its local PTOW. The current plant process uses a combination of attached and suspended growth reactor ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • Phosphate monitor protects Cumbrian lake during restoration

    Novel phosphate monitoring technology from OTT Hydrometry is helping the South Cumbria Rivers Trust (SCRT) to improve water quality during a project to restore a lake in the north of England. Funded by United Utilities, the Elterwater Remediation Project has been created to improve water quality by increasing water flow through the lake and dramatically lowering residency time. Background ...

  • The Smart Sponge Technology

    AbTech’s Smart Sponge technology is at the heart of its product innovation. Its unique molecular structure is based on innovative polymer technologies that are chemically selective to hydrocarbons and can reduce bacteria levels. Smart Sponge fully encapsulates recovered oil, resulting in a substantially more effective response that prevents absorbed oil from leaching. It is also capable of ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • Geo-engineering to clean up decades of phosphorus pollution in lakes

    Phosphorus is the biggest cause of water quality degradation worldwide, causing ‘dead zones’, toxic algal blooms, a loss of biodiversity and increased health risks for the plants, animals and humans. This threatens the loss of economic and social benefits from freshwaters. Miquel Lurling of the Aquatic Ecology group was lead author of a special issue of Water Research on the control ...

  • OTT launches new low-maintenance Phosphate monitor

    OTT Hydrometry has launched an advanced version of its ‘Cycle-P’ remote Phosphate monitor for measuring dissolved Phosphate in rivers, lakes and reservoirs. The new ‘HydroCycle PO4’ uses less reagents per test than its predecessor and the reagents have a longer shelf-life. “This means that the HydroCycle PO4 can be left in the field, for even longer periods,” ...

  • Potential for more efficient energy, land and phosphorus use by 2050

    There is a large potential to improve the global efficiency of energy, land and phosphorus use, finds new research which modelled the effects of four worldwide scenarios between 2010 and 2050. An ‘ambitious resource strategy’ could moderate the increases in energy use (+25% globally instead of +80% in the baseline scenario), phosphorus use (+9% instead of +40%) and arable land (-9% ...

  • Photometry Compendium – Episode 5 is live!

    The 5th video on www.photometry-compendium.com  shows the use of the photometer in environmental analysis. Environmental monitoring is of growing importance in view of the European Water Framework Directive. A regular analysis gives a fast and reliable overview of the chemical, biological and environmental condition of your ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • Students Awarded for work at Las Vegas Water Conference

    This year The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association is bringing together the best water industry professionals across two states to discuss and share solutions for the future. This event will take place one week from today, on October 26-29, 2015. The conference will be held at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the Annual Fall Awards Ceremony the Section ...

  • Photometry Compendium – Episode 4 is live!

    A key advantage of photometry is the availability of portable instruments, making the technique suitable for fast analysis in the field. The 4th video on www.photometry-compendium.com shows the use of the photometer in environmental analysis. Environmental monitoring is of growing importance in view of the European Water Framework Directive. A ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • Benefits of constructed wetland ecosystem services worth more than double the costs

    The economic benefits of the ecosystem services provided by constructed wetlands far outweigh the costs of maintaining them, new research has confirmed. Analysis of a wetland that treats the third largest lake in Florida, US, shows that it provides ecosystem services worth $1.79 (€1.64) million per year, against costs of less than half that figure. Eutrophication, an excess of nutrients ...

  • City of Jerome, Idaho Settles Wastewater Permit Violations with EPA

    Wastewater discharged into the Snake River, the J8 canal and other waters will be cleaner as a result of a recent settlement between the City of Jerome, Idaho and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The City has agreed to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant to ensure the facility has the capacity to handle future discharges. The Clean Water Act requires that wastewater discharges comply ...

  • Delaware County Regional Water Utility to Reduce Sewage Discharges to Delaware River and Local Creeks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA) resolving alleged Clean Water Act violations involving combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Delaware River and its tributaries. In a proposed consent decree, DELCORA has agreed to develop and implement a ...

  • Pennsylvania Water Utility to Reduce Sewage Discharges to Delaware River and Local Creeks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA) resolving alleged Clean Water Act violations involving combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Delaware River and its tributaries. In a proposed consent decree, DELCORA has agreed to develop and implement a ...

  • EPA Seeking Public Comment on Phosphorus Limits for Vermont Segments of Lake Champlain

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available for public comment the Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the twelve Vermont segments of Lake Champlain. Too much phosphorus pollution is reaching Lake Champlain primarily from the streams and rivers draining into it. The primary concern is polluted runoff – rainwater or snowmelt that drains off of parking ...

  • Recovering and recycling phosphorus from incinerated waste

    Phosphorus can be extracted in viable quantities from fly ash, a by-product created when municipal solid waste is burnt in incinerators, according to research conducted in Sweden. Sufficient phosphorus could be recovered from the country’s incinerators to meet 30% of the Swedish annual demand for mineral fertilisers, say the researchers. A substantial amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) ...

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