Skip to main content

Phosphorus Recycling for a Sustainable Future

Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

The City of Boise is planning and designing improvements to the West Boise Wastewater Treatment Facility to reduce effluent phosphorus to meet an anticipated 0.20 or 0.07 mg/L phosphorus limitation. An innovative wastewater treatment process that combines the technologies of enhanced biological phosphorus removal with struvite production using anaerobically digested biosolids dewatering filtrate and waste activated sludge phosphate enrichened filtrate as feedstock has been selected. Pilot test results of a fluidized bed struvite reactor were used to calibrate the whole plant process simulator modeling. Impacts of biosolids phosphorus for various treatment process alternatives on soils at the City-owned and City-operated biosolids application site were evaluated utilizing extensive special lab testing. This struvite production process option was found to be the most sustainable since it minimizes consumptive use of chemicals, maximizes recycling of phosphorus, minimizes impacts to the City's biosolids application site, and has a comparable estimated lifecycle cost.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Phosphorus; biosolids; biosolids phosphorus fractionation; biosolids phosphorus saturation index; enhanced biological phosphorus removal; metal salts; phosphorus recycling; phosphorus release; struvite; sustainability

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2009-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more