Read on to learn how, utilizing its pilot reactor, Brentwood helped a mid-sized suburban community assess potential treatment of ammonia in the city’s potable water source.
What is Ammonia?
Ammonia is a naturally occurring compound found in some chemical products, fertilizers, and as a byproduct of the degradation of organic materials such as manure and urine. Its high solubility means that it cannot be easily settled out of a freshwater source. Ammonia is not typically found in freshwater drinking sources, but a variety of events, including burning fossil fuels, fertilizing crops, ranching, and the leaching of sewage and septic tanks, may potentially produce ammonia. Additionally, areas with soils rich in humic substances or iron may contain higher natural contents.