Innovations in Wastewater Nutrient Recovery

Innovations in Wastewater Nutrient Recovery

Industrial and Municipal wastewater should be considered as an important source for the recovery of crucial nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous and also other micro nutrients like potassium. The recovery of nutrients from wastewater will replace the anthropogenic fertilizers used in agriculture which can reduce the soil fertility and can also have serious implications on human health and environment. Recovery of nutrients will eliminate the possibility of eutrophication in water bodies due to the excess discharge of nutrients. Recovery of nutrients will also reduce the operational and maintenance costs as nutrient recovery involves sludge reclamation which will otherwise result in scaling of equipment. The federal regulations of all countries should also consider stringent effluent discharge permissible limits for total phosphorous and total nitrogen in order to reduce the total maximum daily nutrient load in the effluent streams.

  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Process and Methodology
    • Key Findings in Wastewater Nutrient Recovery
  • Overview of Wastewater Nutrient Recovery Sector
    • The Attractive Value Proposition of Nutrient Recovery Serves As a Great Potential For Sustainable Food and Water Quality Management
    • An Integrated Approach for Nutrient Recovery will Provide Multiple Recovery Points for Increased Operational Efficiencies
    • Industry Drivers and Restraints - Stringent Effluent Discharge Limits and Potential to be Used as Fertilizers Will be Key for Wastewater Nutrient Recovery Technologies
    • Promoting Nutrient Recovery over Nutrient Removal Will Encourage Innovations in WWNR
    • High Initial Cost and Lack of Regulations for Nutrient Recovery are Major Roadblocks For Encouraging WWNR
    • Fertilizers and Chemicals Are the Key Products Resulting From Wastewater Nutrient Recovery
    • Recovery of Phosphorous and Nitrogen Apart from Reducing Chemical and Biological Oxygen Demand, Total Suspended Solids Should be Complied across the Value Chain
  • Innovations in Wastewater Nutrient Recovery
    • Innovative Technologies for Phosphorous Recovery
      • Phosphorous Recovery From Wastewater Reduces the stress on Natural Phosphorous Cycle in the Ecosystem
  • Advancements in Physico-chemical Processes or Phosphorous Recovery
    • Forward Osmosis Offering Better Selectivity of Nutrients Effectively Recovers Nutrients
    • Membrane Distillation and Membrane Separation Processes Completely Recovers Nutrients Without Any Fouling Problems
  • Advancements in Biological Processes for hosphorous Recovery
    • Enhanced Biological Phosphorous Removal for the Recovery of Phosphorous from Wastewater
    • Natural Constructed Wetlands for the Cost Effective Removal of Nutrients from Wastewaters
    • Future Prospects Will Aim at the Recovery of Phosphorous in the Form of Brushite or Struvite Crystals
    • Regulatory Guidelines in Australia Should be a Benchmark for the Other Countries to Follow in Terms of Recovering Nutrients
    • USA Leads in the Number of Patents Filed and Canadian Government is Providing Funding for the Installation of Wastewater Nutrient Recovery Systems in Canada
    • Patented Phosphorous Recovery Systems will Aid in the High Quality Production of Fertilizers for Agriculture.
    • Proprietary Processes from Independent Stakeholders Come With Increased Recovery of Nutrients
    • Micro Nutrients and Heavy Metals Will also be Recovered from Nutrient Recovery Processes
  • Innovative Technologies For Nitrogen Recovery
    • Efficient Methods for Nitrogen Recovery from WW is Vital to Mitigate the Threat on Food Security and Environment
  • Advancements in Biological Processes for Nitrogen Recovery
    • Adopting Partial Nitritation/Anammox (PN/A) Process for Nitrogen Recovery Reduces the Overall Energy Demand
    • Utilizing Attached Growth Systems Results in Footprint Reduction of WW Treatment Plant
  • Advancements in Physicochemical Processes for Nitrogen Recovery
    • Adsorbents and Fuel Cells Play a Vital Role in Improving the Performance of Bioelectrochemical Systems for Ammonia Recovery
    • Electrochemical Stripping is Ideal for Ammonia Recovery from Concentrated Wastewater With Irregular Flow Conditions
    • Innovations Aiming to Reduce Cost of Physicochemical Treatment and Retention Time For Biological Processes Are Vital For Nutrient Recovery
    • Stricter Nitrogen Discharge Limits Specifying the Exact Type of Nitrogen Are Required For Improved Adoption of Nutrient Recovery Facilities
    • NA Leads and EU Shows Promising Growth in the Number of Patents Filed With Funding From Government-led Organizations
    • Stakeholders in Nitrogen Recovery Through Biological Processes are High in Number Globally Comparatively
    • Partnering with Regulatory Bodies for Nutrient Recovery will Aid Stakeholders to Design Systems meet the Strict Discharge Limits
  • Analysis of Wastewater Nutrient Recovery
    • Wastewater Effluent Discharge Limits in Various Countries - Snapshot
    • Technologies Utilized for Recovery of Nutrients from Wastewater
    • Key Inferences from the Recovery Matrix and Wastewater Effluent Discharge Limits
    • Region Wise Recommendations Based on the Current Innovations Projected for the Future
  • Growth Opportunities for Wastewater Nutrient Recovery
    • Growth Opportunity 1- Recovery of Nutrients-New Capabilities
    • Growth Opportunity 2- Recovery of Nutrients-New Capabilities
    • Growth Opportunity 3- Utilization of New Processes Geographical Expansion
  • Analyst Insights on Wastewater Nutrient Recovery
    • Regulatory and Technological Advancements are the Essential Tools for Enhancing the Economics of WWNR
  • Key Patents and Contacts
    • Key Patents Covering Wastewater Nutrient Recovery
    • Key Contacts

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