Managed aquatic plant systems, featuring the Algal Turf Scrubber®, offer a cost-effective solution for nitrogen and phosphorus control. Additional benefits include recovery of trace metals and hydrocarbon compounds often found in stormwater and wastewater.
Applications include large regional nutrient recovery systems. Nonpoint and point source projects associated with agricultural or expansive urban basins, nutrient control in domestic and agricultural wastewater, and restoration of degraded freshwater resources can also benefit from the use of HydroMentia’s managed aquatic plant systems.
Governments, racing to meet stringent new regulatory standards including Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL), must seek alternative treatment methods that offer maximum nutrient removal and superior cost efficiency. Algal Turf Scrubber® based systems can achieve these objectives.
For the private-industrial sector, Algal Turf Scrubber® and Water Hyacinth Scrubber technologies offer treatment for the removal of a variety of toxic chemicals and heavy metals as well as nutrient pollutants from many types of wastewaters. These hazardous materials can be readily isolated in the first of a series of treatment cells where contaminated biomass is easily harvested and safely processed for ultimate disposal through digestion or composting.