Case Study

Phosphorus Reduction: Kosciusko Thredbo Pty Ltd (KT) WWTP, Alpine Way Thredbo Village, Australia

Source: Amiad Water Systems

Phosphorus occurs in natural water and waste waters. Both domestic and industrial waste flows are the major sources of phosphorus levels in municipal wastewater. About 30 to 50% of the phosphorus in domestic wastewater comes from human wastes and the remaining 50 to 70% comes from synthetic detergents used in the laundering of clothes. The presence of excess phosphorus in effluent discharged to natural water bodies has the potential to cause algal blooms and eutrophication.