Coping with rising phosphorus loading at a municipal WWTP

Municipal | DATE POSTED: September 13, 2021

Greenhouses are growing rapidly in Kingsville, Ontario and along with them is the volume of nutrient-rich wastewater that is sent to the community’s Lakeshore West Water Pollution Control Plant (LWWPCP). The plant consistently meets regulatory limits for phosphorus removal; however, public works managers are taking steps to ensure it will continue to do so as nutrient loading increases. Maintaining tight control of phosphorus discharge is also critical to mitigate harmful blue-green algae blooms that are increasingly occurring in Lake Erie.

Learn how ClariPhos™ Rare Earth Coagulant could replace ferric chloride to improve phosphorus removal at the plant and avoid costly capital projects to expand clarifier capacity or add tertiary filtration systems.