Nutrient Removal News

  1. Water Environment Research Open Access Article Explores Phosphorus Removal Methods

    The open access article in the November 2017 issue of Water Environment Research (WER) compares various approaches to enhanced biological phosphorus removal.

  2. Report: Nitrate Contamination Afflicts 15 Million Americans

    Nitrates are polluting the drinking water of more than 15 million people in 49 states and pose a particular threat in rural areas, according to a new report highlighting the scope of this kind of contamination.

  3. Top 10 Contenders Named In $10M George Barley Water Prize

    The top 10 contenders in the George Barley Water Prize, a $10M worldwide competition to find a solution to the algae crisis, were named today during a ceremony at Chicago’s Field Museum. The top 10 teams, from the United States, Canada and The Netherlands, emerged from an initial field of 104 competitors from 13 countries.

  4. Utah Treatment Plant Tackles Algae Blooms Using SCHOTT Glass

    A project by SCHOTT partner CLEARAS Water Recovery will serve as the centerpiece for the 2017 Algae Biomass Summit. The project, a 4-million-gallon-per-day wastewater nutrient recovery solution using SCHOTT glass tubing, marks the first large-scale commercialization of photobioreactor technology for nutrient recovery. The South Davis Sewer District will use Clearas’ solution to reduce nutrients that contribute to algae blooms in waterways.

  5. Despite Low Toxicity, Toledo Residents Concerned Over Algal Bloom

    It has now been over two years since the city of Toledo, OH, had to ban water for 400,000 people due to contamination from toxic algae. But concerns still persist.

  6. Aqualia, Chosen To Manage The New Burgos Treatment Plant

    Aqualia has been awarded the contract to operate the Burgos WWTP. The specifications required the delivery of a very advanced and innovative technical offer, in line with a sustainable and coherent economic proposal, and this was precisely Aqualia's great asset.

  7. Fluence Corporation Limited Wins First SUBRE Contract

    Fluence Corporation Limited (“Fluence” or the “Company”), a global leader in water and wastewater treatment solutions, recently announced that it has been awarded its first SUBRE contract to upgrade a centralized wastewater treatment plant.

  8. CH2M, Alexandria Renew Enterprises Honored With Esteemed Award At WEFTEC 2017

    Alexandria Renew Enterprises can now add Water Environment Federation Project Excellence Award-winner to its already impressive list of accolades, which includes being the first utility in the U.S. to implement a full-scale mainstream deammonification system and the first utility in the world to use this technology to meet very low nitrogen limits.

  9. Collaborative Approach Proposed For Reducing Nutrient Pollution In Nation's Waterways

    Recently at WEFTEC, the largest annual water quality conference in the world, the US Water Alliance, National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) released a new collaborative approach on how to reduce nutrient pollution in our nation's waterways.

  10. The MWRD Of Greater Chicago’s Nutrient Recovery Facility Earns Top Honor From Water Environment Federation

    The world’s largest nutrient recovery facility that improves water quality of the Chicago Area Waterway System while reducing downstream phosphorus discharges into the Gulf of Mexico has won a coveted Project Excellence Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF).