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The Science of Phosphorus | Blog Series | Blog 4 of 5

Chemical removal of P has been utilized for decades. It is easily integrated into any configuration with the addition of facilities for chemical storage and feed. It starts working quickly and is easy to turn down or turn off. Chemical treatment is a generally a good... Read the Full Story

The Science of Phosphorus | Blog Series | 3 of 5

The two most common measurements of phosphorus in wastewater are Total Phosphorus (TP) and ortho-phosphate (OP). TP is typically the compliance parameter required by NPDES discharge permits; OP is a useful process control parameter. TP is measured following... Read the Full Story

The Science of Phosphorus | Blog Series | 2 of 5

When a watershed does not meet attainment status for designated uses, there are three main mechanisms for regulation of P in treated effluent from a WRRF discharged to surface water: technology-based standards, total maximum daily loads (TMDL), and water quality based... Read the Full Story

The Science of Phosphorus | Blog Series | 1 of 5

A German alchemist named Hennig Brand discovered phosphorus, albeit accidentally. His experimental subject was human urine. It is estimated that he processed 1,500 gallons of pee in his career. This would have required many sources, of course, and it is likely that he had... Read the Full Story
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