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Nutrient Removal

Phosphorus and nitrogen, while necessary elements for life, when concentrated in the effluent of a wastewater treatment plant, are harmful to the environment, especially aquatic plants and animals. When concentrated amounts of these elements enter bodies of water, it causes algae blooms, which reduces dissolved oxygen in the water and can be damaging to animal populations. It can be a very serious problem for natural areas downstream of industrial or municipal discharge.

In recent years, government agencies have been tightening allowable discharge limits for these nutrients in an effort to improve the ecosystems downstream of these plants. Numerous processes exist to assist in the removal of these elements from treatment plants, including biological, chemical, and physical technologies.

For more information about how to more efficiently manage phosphorous or nitrogen in your plant or process, please let us know by filling out the form below or by contacting your USP Territory Manager.

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Featured Products

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Hydrogen Peroxide

Cost savings and treatment enhancement compared to traditional solutions for hydrogen sulfide control, solids separation and phosphorus removal in collection systems and wastewater treatment plants.

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PRI-TECH®– Peroxide Regenerated Iron

PRI-TECH® is an innovative combination treatment that integrates iron salts with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in a unique and synergistic fashion, resulting in cost savings and treatment enhancement compared to traditional iron salt use.

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PRI-CEPT® Phosphorus Removal from Wastewater

When applied to plant influents, hydrogen peroxide destroys dissolved and/or total sulfide that otherwise scavenges Fe3+ added for CEPT and/or chemical phosphorus removal from wastewater.

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