Article | May 21, 2018

The Minimalist Guide to Water Quality Analysis For Biological Nutrient Removal

Source: Myron L Company

Nitrogen and phosphorus are two wastewater constituents that, together, pose one of the most high-profile threats for consumers and the environment. An abundance of these elements is what ultimately leads to the formation of toxic algae in surface waters, an environmental issue that regularly gains mainstream headlines and, in some cases, poses an acute health risk to consumers.

Biological nutrient removal (BNR) is a wastewater treatment process designed to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater before it is discharged into the environment. And to ensure that BNR is as effective as possible, treatment professionals should be diligent about monitoring that wastewater for certain quality parameters.