Project #1515

Striking the Balance Between Nutrient Removal in Wastewater Treatment and Sustainability

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Dr. Amit Pramanik
HDR, Inc.


The wastewater industry has seen increasingly tighter restrictions on nutrient discharges, primarily nitrogen and phosphorus. This report provides a bench-top analysis on finding the balance between nutrient removal and sustainability. The objective was to determine if a point of diminishing returns is reached where the sustainability impacts of achieving increased levels of nutrient removal outweigh the benefits of better water quality Published by WERF. 112 pages. Soft cover and online PDF. (2011)

Originally funded as WERF project NUTR1R06n.