Solids and Bulk Handling Magazine | Gentle Handling
Why wastewater Phosphorus Recovery is Important- and how UniTrak Powderflight is helping to do this with Ostara.
February 1, 2017 – Read original article
Vancouver-based Ostara helps protect precious water resources by changing the way cities around the world manage excess nutrients both in wastewater streams and due to fertilizer runoff. The company’s nutrient management solutions recover otherwise polluting nutrients, phosphorus and nitrogen, from municipal and, industrial water streams, and transform them into a continuous-release, eco-friendly fertilizer marketed as Crystal Green.
The process helps wastewater treatment plants reduce nutrient management costs, meet increasingly stringent discharge limits and improve operating reliability, while Crystal Green’s innovative Root-Activated mode-of-action improves crop yield and performance while reducing the risk of nutrient leaching and runoff.
Phosphorus enters the human body as food and is discharged back into the environment through wastewater.
Ostara’s process for phosphorus recovery is based on a closed-loop solution where, instead of viewing wastewater streams as waste, Ostara sees a renewable resource that can generate revenue for treatment plants while helping meet environmental regulations.