Nutrient Removal in a Cold-Region Wastewater Stabilization Pond : Importance of Ammonia Volatilization

@inproceedings{Rockne2006NutrientRI,
  title={Nutrient Removal in a Cold-Region Wastewater Stabilization Pond : Importance of Ammonia Volatilization},
  author={Karl J. Rockne and Patrick L. Brezonik},
  year={2006}
}
Nitrogen N , phosphorus P , and carbon C flux through a three pond wastewater stabilization system WWSP was measured over the course of a year in a cold weather region Minnesota with 4 months of ice cover. The system was surprisingly efficient at N removal averaging 80% primarily through volatilization of un-ionized ammonia during the late spring when the pH was above 8 and ammonia levels were still high. P removal was less efficient, with over 50% of influent P leaving the system in the… CONTINUE READING