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PHOSPHIX™ (Complete Phosphorus Recovery)

PHOSPHIX™

Complete Phosphorous Removal and Recovery

PHOSPHIX™ is a combination of our ion exchange technology with chemical precipitation that removes phosphate to less than 0.1 ppm and recovers a solid phosphorus product.

PHOSPHIX™ (Complete Phosphorus Recovery)

PHOSPHIX™ (Phosphate Technology)

PHOSPHIX™ is a combination of our Continuous Ionic Filtration (CIF®) technology and chemical precipitation. This phosphate technology involves the ion exchange process selectively removing phosphate from the water. Phosphate is precipitated into a solid phosphorus product with low solubility, suitable for recycling.

Precipitating the phosphate from the brine allows it to be recycled in the brine loop and used again to regenerate the ion exchange resin. This greatly minimises chemical consumption, waste production, has a smaller footprint, and has roughly half the operating cost when compared to commonly used precipitation systems. Using our PHOSPHIX™ technology, total phosphate effluent concentrations below 0.1 ppm can consistently be achieved.

Process Diagram

PHOSPHIX™ (Complete Phosphorus Recovery)

Benefits

CONSTANT PHOSPHATE REMOVAL TO  <0.1 PPM USING ION EXCHANGE
VERY HIGH WATER RECOVERY
(TYPICALLY >99%) AND LOW WASTE PRODUCTION SINCE THE BRINE RESUSE
SMALLER SITE FOOTPRINTS DUE TO SIDE STREAM PERCIPITATION AND NO CHEMICAL ADDITION TO MAIN STREAM (NO TSS INCREASE)
TYPICALLY 50% LOWER OERATIONAL COSTS THAN OTHER PHOSPHATE REMOVAL METHODS
CREATS A SOLID, REUSABLE PHOSPHORUS PRODUCT WITH LOW SOLUBILITY

Applications

Our PHOSPHIX™ technology can be used for feeds up to 100 mg/L phosphate and produces water with a phosphate concentration below 0.1 mg/L. The solid phosphorus product produced can be reused in a range of industries, including fertiliser production, or is suitable to go to landfill in most jurisdictions if phosphorus recycling isn’t required.

PHOSPHIX™ has a wide range of applications:

  • Municipal Reuse – Phosphate polishing to low levels to meet strict discharge limits from municipal wastewater treatment plants
  • Surface Water Treatment – removal of phosphates from water to prevent blue/green algal blooms
  • Aquaculture & Agriculture – phosphate removal from run off and drainage allowing safe discharge of water to the environment
  • Mining Water & Industrial Water – phosphate removal from process water, wastewater and brines enabling reuse or safe discharge
  • Marine Mucilage (Sea Snot) – Removal of phosphate before discharge to the ocean to help prevent the formation of sea snot

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