New facility will recycle nutrients
By Tracy Agnew
The Hampton Roads Sanitation District Commission on Monday approved the construction of a facility in Suffolk that will recover pollutants from wastewater and recycle them into fertilizer.
“We’re putting in this new process,” said Nansemond Wastewater Treatment Plant manager Bill Balzer. “It’s a new technology that will allow us to recover the nutrients from one of our processes that we previously had to cycle back through the plant. By doing this, it will greatly enhance our treatment and also give us these nutrients that we will sell to Ostara.”
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