Wastewater nutrient removal is essential to ensure that wastewater contains fewer nutrients which can have deleterious effects on the environment. Nutrient removal from wastewater helps decrease eutrophication and algal blooms in aquatic ecosystems, reduce water toxicity, and improve water quality for human use.
Additionally, wastewater nutrient removal can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing the amount of wastewater sent to treatment plants, which generate carbon dioxide and methane during nutrient removal treatment.
Wastewater nutrient removal reduces the environmental impacts of wastewater while still providing safe and reliable water supplies. Therefore, it is essential that wastewater nutrient removal is taken seriously and that necessary measures are taken to ensure its effectiveness.
What nutrients are in wastewater and why do we need to remove them?
Nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus are naturally present in wastewater, but when excessive amounts enter bodies of water they can cause serious environmental damage.
These nutrients feed algae blooms, which can deplete oxygen levels in the water, making it difficult for fish and other organisms to survive. Removing wastewater nutrients is important so that wastewater does not become a source of pollution.
Nutrient removal prevents wastewater from becoming a hazard to aquatic life, as well as to humans who use water sources downstream where wastewater has been released. Focusing on wastewater nutrient removal, we can ensure that wastewater is not contributing to environmental damage and that water quality is maintained for future generations.
Trying to Keep The Balance With Wastewater Nutrient Removal
By ensuring your plant maintains the right F:M ratio, you can comply with regulations and protect our environment. This ration is an important metric to gauge how much healthy bacteria are in wastewater at your facility that make up capable of breaking down material into safer substances like nitrogen and phosphorus.
When these beneficial microbes don't exist or aren’t sufficient in number, additional equipment or additives may need to be used for optimum performance. Activated carbon is a highly effective treatment to remove dangerous contaminants from water, however this comes at an expensive price.
Rather than solely relying on costly processes for nutrient removal like activated carbon treatments during moments of crisis, it can be more cost-effective in the long run to employ "good" bacteria throughout your system for improved microbe balance and pollutant removal capabilities.
With In-Pipe, Wastewater Nutrient Removal Has Never Been So "Good"
In-Pipe Technology offers an innovative natural biological solution to this persistent problem.
Unlike other treatment processes,
In-Pipe’s product starts working the moment waste enters the collection
system, turning it into an efficient bioreactor that keeps on working until the end stages of wastewater in-plant treatment.
In-Pipe will continually put highly efficient bacteria in your system well before the wastewater comes into the plant. The collection system will reach its full potential as a large biological reactor, which can lead to additional plant efficiencies.
When it comes to wastewater nutrient removal, In-pipe's solution reduces effluent loads before they even enter into the plant by making your system work harder. We help compliant plants function more efficiently and non-compliant plants to achieve their targets by reducing influent organic loading and effluent pollutant levels.
If you’re facing permit violations or just day-to-day challenges trying to keep your nutrient balance, learn more about In-Pipe’s innovative solution that uses your entire system as a solution.