Nutrient Removal and Water Reuse
Growing public concern about the poor state of the UK’s rivers and waterways has led to increased concern about diffuse pollution from agricultural runoff. In particular phosphorous/phosphate contaminate causing algal blooms.
Spreading the slurry to land can lead to a build-up of excess phosphorous concentrations in the soil leading to a long-term diffuse source of pollution.
Where required, additional process steps can be applied to make the water derived from the sufficiently clean for discharge to watercourse or ultimately re-use.
How does nutrient removal work?
- The slurry is first processed to remove the coarse fibre and (if applicable) sand
- The phosphorous is treated chemically and removed as a solid along with the fine fibre
- The dissolved organic compound is removed by biological treatment
- If required, residual contaminants can be removed by membrane separation
Why Choose Sand Separation Systems?
Designed for UK Farmers
Specifically to recover the fine sand
Manufactured in the UK
Designed, built and supported by a UK Company
Sand is the second most scarce resource worldwide after water