Industrial Facility Algal Turf Scrubber® Pilot

May 13, 2015

Central Florida (May 13, 2015) – HydroMentia was contracted by a Central Florida client to conduct a 2+ year pilot  investigation designed to test the ATS™ technology’s ability to reduce excess nutrients from an industrial waste stream.

Pilot objectives included (i) maximizing nitrogen and phosphorus load reduction and (ii) achieving the lowest possible nutrient outflow concentration with a goal of reaching near natural background levels. To achieve these two objectives two individual pilot units were designed to operate in a recycle mode (RC-ATS™) and a single pass mode (SP-ATS™).

The Recycle ATS™ (RC-ATS™) was designed to facilitate optimal flexibility while achieving high percent removal of nitrogen and phosphorus and low outflow concentrations.

Nitrogen Reduction

The RC-ATS™ reduced total nitrogen from 4.34 mg/L to 1.45 mg/L for the POR. For CY2014, total nitrogen was reduced from 4.87 mg/L to 1.12 mg/L, with nitrogen reduced from 4.60 to 0.85 mg/L for the last 6 months of operations.

For the RC-ATS™ system total nitrogen was reduced 67% for the POR, 77% for CY2014, and 82% for the last 6 operating months of the project.

Phosphorus Reduction

The RC-ATS™ reduced total phosphorus from 1.84 mg/L to 0.66 mg/L for the POR. For CY2014, total phosphorus was reduced from 2.07 mg/L to 0.31 mg/L, with phosphorus reduced from 1.64 to 0.11 mg/L for the last 6 months of operations.

For the RC-ATS™ system total phosphorus was reduced 64% for the POR, 85% for CY2014, and 93% for the last 6 operating months of the project.

About HydroMentia Technologies

 HydroMentia Technologies, LLC designs innovative, cost-effective, managed aquatic plant treatment systems for pollution control and water restoration in agricultural, industrial and urban applications. The Algal Turf Scrubber® is a proprietary technology available exclusively through HydroMentia Technologies, LLC. HydroMentia owns numerous patents and intellectual property. Its head office is in Ocala, Florida. For more information about HydroMentia Technologies, LLC go to www.hydromentia.com.