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Peel Common Wastewater Treatment

Recovering nutrients from wastewater


The focus of Southern Water’s involvement in the project is to assess nutrient recovery opportunities, and the tangible impact of this to the business.

Additionally, it will enable the organisation to translate trial outputs onto other works within the SWS network and provide learning for the wider industry.

The trials are planned to be undertaken on a sidestream at Peel Common Wastewater Treatment works which services a population of 250,000 people from the South East of England.

Currently, Southern Water is investigating and testing the possibility to recover calcium phosphate (for use as a fertilizer base product or other more valuable products), struvite (as fertilizer), heavy metals, cellulose and bio-polymers.


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