Ostara Opens Nutrient Recovery Facility at Saskatoon Wastwater Treatment

Aug 16, 2013

Water-Technology

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies has opened Canada’s first commercial nutrient recovery facility at the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The C$4.7m project uses Ostara’s Pearl nutrient recovery process to recover phosphorus and nitrogen from the facility’s wastewater stream. The potentially polluting elements are then transformed into a slow-release environmentally responsible enhanced-efficiency fertilizer.

Saskatoon Mayor Donald Atchison said: “With the installation of Ostara’s technology at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, we are proactively and cost-effectively tackling the growing issue of nutrient overload in our regional waterways.”

Ostara president and CEO Phillip Abrary said that the new water treatment technology will improve the reputation of the province for agricultural innovation and sound land stewardship.

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