Clean TeQ Water’s phosphorous removal technology consistently reaches ultra low phosphate concentrations and recovers a solid, reusable phosphorus product.
Phosphate (also known as orthophosphate) water pollution is a major problem throughout the world. Elevated phosphate levels in wastewater can lead to:
- Eutrophication of natural water bodies which causes algal blooms that severely harm water quality and the aquatic environment
- Production of marine mucilage (sea snot) causing ecological damage
For these reasons, Governments and water authorities around the world are placing increasingly strict regulations on phosphate concentrations for discharge/disposal to the environment.
Traditional phosphate removal plants rely on chemicals such as ferric chloride to be added to precipitate the phosphorus, with high chemical use and operational costs.
Phosphate Removal Technologies
Our PHOSPHIX® technology can consistently and efficiently reach phosphate concentrations below 0.1 ppm using a system based on ion exchange and chemical precipitation. Water is passed through our continuous ion exchange system and the phosphorous is loaded onto the resin, with the water leaving the system ready to be used.
A solid phosphorus product with low solubility is formed in the smaller side stream where the ion exchange resin is regenerated which can be used for fertiliser production. This allows PHOSPHIX® to recycle the phosphorus extracted during treatment instead of tying it up in sludge, meeting the phosphorus recycling regulations which exist in some regions of the world. By recycling the regenerant chemical, the chemical consumption and operating costs are greatly reduced compared to conventional phosphorous removal methods like ferric chloride precipitation.
VERY HIGH WATER RECOVERY
CONSISTANT PHOSPHATE REMOVAL
TO VERY LOW LEVELS (<0.1 PPM)
TYPICALLY 50% LOWER OPERATING COSTS THAN OTHER PHOSPHATE REMOVAL
RECOVERES A SOLID, REUSABLE PHOSPOROUS PRODUCT
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