Phosphorus

The current Asset Management Programme cycle (AMP 7) during which the municipal utilities across England have to address a number of set targets within the 2020-2025 period poses some serious challenges to the water companies. The requirements for AMP 7 are one of the largest-ever quality programmes and represent one of the biggest challenges the water industry has faced in its history. One of the targets set in this AMP cycle is a strict phosphorus consent limit that a number of water/wastewater treatment sites across England have to adhere to. Current treatment systems rely predominantly on chemical dosing using coagulants such as Ferric sulphate/chloride or Aluminium sulphate.  However, the demand for such chemicals heavily outweighs the supply and there is need for new treatment options to support this new AMP cycle.

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Phosphorus Recovery

When considering a technology/solution it is very important in today’s climate to consider/adopt a circular approach in which value is created at each step. Phosphorus is an important mineral for crops, with limited reserve available globally.  Kolina’s Electrocoagulation solution allows Phosphorus to be removed from water/wastewater and its subsequent aggregation as a neater floc can be recovered. Kolina’s treatment system promotes a circular economy approach and offers the advantage of creating a secondary product (sludge) that has value as it contains the trapped phosphorus in a clean floc and not contaminated with other toxic reagents (in chemical dosing treatment system, sludge generated is toxic and has no secondary value and has to be disposed of at added cost). The ‘clean’ and ‘neat’ sludge generated post Kolina’s treatment system can be re-used as fertiliser in agriculture.

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Algal Bloom

Phosphorus present in treated effluent and discharged to natural water courses poses an inherent risk to aquatic life as it promotes algae growth which can eventually lead to eutrophication (algal bloom). The consequences of algal bloom to aquatic and marine life are serious and Kolina’s Electrocoagulation technology can provide you with the right solution to prevent this from happening.

Our unique Electrocoagulation technology can help you protect the environment. See our Lookbook for more details.

For more information on our EC wastewater treatment unit and benefits we can bring to your company please get in touch

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