Nutrient Removal Challenge

Efficient, Cost-Effective Nutrient Removal from Wastewater—also referred to as the Nutrient Removal Challenge—was launched in 2007 to further develop the science of nutrient removal and assess technology performance to address increasingly stringent nutrient limits. The Nutrient Removal Challenge prompted the investigation of a wide range of issues, such as nutrient characterization and bioavailability in aquatic environments; the selection of sustainable, cost-effective processes to meet nutrient limits in water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs); the reliability of technologies; and environmental impacts resulting from nutrient reduction.

Modern manure tank working for biogas system—injecting fertilizer into the soil

Challenge Resources

The following resources were developed as part of the Nutrients Removal Challenge.

Additional Publications