Project #5071

Demonstration of Progressive Carbon Efficient Nitrogen with Biological Phosphorous Removal in a Conventional BNR Facility

$300,000
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Pusker
Regmi
Research Manager
Ms. Stephanie Fevig
Contractor
Brown and Caldwell
Nutrients
Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR)
Nitrogen
Phosphorus
Treatment

Abstract

The main objective of this project is to integrate carbon-efficient nitrogen (N) removal processes with biological phosphorus (bio-P) removal within a conventional biological nutrient removal system. The study will demonstrate, at full-scale, the use of innovative process control and optimization to (1) maximize influent carbon utilization for N and P removal rather than aerobic oxidation, (2) integrate bio-P removal and shortcut N removal/simultaneous nitrification and denitrification for energy and carbon efficient complete nutrient removal, and (3) implement partial denitrification and anammox for N polishing. Research partner: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.