Cork, Ireland, December 12, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- There is a significant amount of innovation in the area of reducing nutrient levels in wastewater, and capturing the nutrients therein such as phosphorus and nitrogen. Excessive nutrient loading on receiving waterways has been identified both in the USA and in Europe as the single largest contributor to the degradation of water quality. In addition to the existing environmental concerns, there is a growing recognition of the potential value of these nutrients within wastewater and that recovering them can reduce the carbon footprint compared with "conventional" wastewater treatment.
This BlueTech Insight Report focuses on advanced nutrient removal and recovery technologies. Today industry, municipal authorities and agricultural businesses are facing increasingly stringent legislation in regard to wastewater discharges. Nutrient recovery offers wastewater treatment plant operators a way to generate income by using recovered nutrients as inputs for the fertilizer industry. Understanding the regulations, the latest technologies and the opportunities to gain value from nutrient recovery is a major task. Some examples of the key takeaways from the report include:
1. Nutrients are the next regulatory hurdle municipalities will have to address.
2. Side-stream treatment is the low hanging fruit of phosphorus and ammonia recovery.
3. There is a technology gap in nutrient recovery from the main treatment train.
4. There is currently a nutrient removal market, not a recovery market but this is set to change.
This report highlights the market trends, barriers and drivers in the nutrient removal and recovery space. It provides an assessment of the current market opportunities and challenges for nutrient products generated from nutrient recovery processes. It also provides an overview of the various technologies used to remove and recover phosphorus and nitrogen from wastewaters.
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