Phosphorus Removal––Thinking Outside the Box

As we know, phosphorus is an essential substance needed by all life to survive. Normal domestic wastewater contains 10 to 20 mg/l of phosphorus, and the removal of the phosphorus has become a major issue for treatment plants. A group of German scientists are working on a new method using a different approach. The link to the article below talks about trapping phosphorus with magnets.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113104236/german-phosphorus-platform-032614/

To get some other ideas of how to remove phosphorus from wastewater, click the following link:

https://kyocp.wordpress.com/tag/phosphorus/

Phosphorus limits on KPDES permits are coming, so if you don’t already have it, it would be best to plan for a limit now.

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