This session starts with an overview of the element phosphorus and its uses, which can ultimately lead to eutrophication of our water supply. To alleviate this issue and ensure the Earth's water supply is preserved for future generations the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) came up with guidelines for water and wastewater in 1972. The allowable limits of phosphate discharged into various types of bodies of water will be covered in this presentation, as well as the fees that can be accrued for not following the regulations.
To meet EPA regulations, a facility needs to understand how to remove phosphorus from its water. This session with cover two processes - chemical and biological removal.
The presentation will close by looking at what the future holds and further discussion around additional work that is being done - such as the Hypoxia Task Force, industry research for better practices, and nutrition management plans for the recovery of impaired water.
- Overview of the element phosphorus its uses, how it can ultimately lead to the eutrophication of our water supply and how to alleviate this issue
- How to remove phosphorus from wastewater—chemical and biological
- What does the future of wastewater look like?