Nutrient Removal News

  1. Major Algal Bloom Has Florida Worried

    Florida’s largest freshwater lake is thick with toxic algae, fueling concerns that it will spread to other water bodies and sparking a debate over whether decisions by water managers helped encourage the growth of this bloom.

  2. Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades Help Keep Chesapeake Bay Clean

    Anne Arundel County leadership in Maryland recently celebrated the successful completion of upgrades to the Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), designed to drastically reduce pollutants in local waterways.

  3. WE&RF Awards Research Contract To Create Modeling Guidance For Developing Nutrient Goals

    The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) recently awarded a contract to Brown and Caldwell to create Modeling Guidance for Developing Site-Specific Nutrient Goals – Demonstration, Screening Level Application (LINK4T17).

  4. Woodchip Bioreactors May Help Farmers With Nutrient Removal

    Water utilities and farmers are at odds over who should shoulder the burden of cleaning nitrates and phosphorus out of water.

  5. Doosan Enpure To Build ‘Continuous’ Thermal Hydrolysis Plant For Severn Trent Water

    Doosan Enpure (Doosan) has secured a competitively tendered ‘Design and Build’ contract, valued in excess of £20 million, with Severn Trent Water for the development of an Advanced Anaerobic Digestion (AAD) Plant at Strongford Sewage Treatment Works (STW), near Stoke-on-Trent, England.

  6. Archis Ambulkar Contributes To Oxford Research Encyclopedia

    Mr. Archis Ambulkar, a renowned water professional, has recently made a vital contribution towards the Oxford Research Encyclopedia for the topic “Nutrient Pollution and Wastewater Treatment Systems” published by Oxford University Press.

  7. Bold New Approaches Needed To Shrink Gulf Of Mexico Dead Zone And Meet Elusive Goals

    Shrinking the annual Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" down to the size of Delaware will require a 59-percent reduction in the amount of nitrogen runoff that flows down the Mississippi River from as far away as the Corn Belt.

  8. New System Could Remove Two Water Pollutants From Ag Fields

    Algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico use up the majority of the oxygen in the water, leading to massive “dead zones” that cannot support fish or other wildlife. The culprit? Nitrate, running off agricultural fields through tile drainage systems.

  9. Forecasters Keep Close Watch On Lake Erie’s Algal Bloom

    Here’s the good news: Experts say faucets in Toledo, OH, will likely remain poison-free this year.

  10. WE&RF Awards Research Contract To Investigate Newly Discovered Bacteria In Nitrification Processes

    The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation recently awarded a contract to Northeastern University to perform a research project entitled Estimating the Comammox Contribution to Ammonia Oxidation in Nitrogen Removal Systems (U4R16).