Nutrient removal from wastewaters using high performance materials.

  title={Nutrient removal from wastewaters using high performance materials.},
  author={I D R Mackinnon and Keith Barr and Eric Miller and S. R. Hunter and Tracy Pinel},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  volume={47 11},
Return side streams from anaerobic digesters and dewatering facilities at wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) contribute a significant proportion of the total nitrogen load on a mainstream process. Similarly, significant phosphate loads are also recirculated in biological nutrient removal (BNR) wastewater treatment plants. Ion exchange using a new material, known by the name MesoLite, shows strong potential for the removal of ammonia from these side streams and an opportunity to concurrently… CONTINUE READING