We are proud to announce a new achievement of PestNu consortium!
More specifically, Tellab’s abstract titled “Real-time, in-situ nitrite and nitrate analyser for process control within wastewater treatment facilities” got accepted to be presented as a poster at ecoSTP2023 (6th IWA International Conference on eco-Technologies for Wastewater Treatment), which will take place in Girona, Spain on 26-29 June 2023.
The abstract is the following:
Nutrient pollution is the most prevalent global water quality issue. Nitrite (NO2-) and nitrate (NO3-) are considered nutrient pollutants and they play a key role in wastewater treatment. The established approach for the monitoring of these nutrients is manual sampling and laboratory analysis. Up to this point, real-time selective and accurate monitoring data of NO2- and NO3- in the sector has not been available. Using Aquamonitrix, a novel real-time in-situ NO2- and NO3- monitoring analyser, a new set of data can be obtained from activated sludge (AS) and final effluent from wastewater facilities. The system delivers lab-based analytical performance in the field. In this work, we report real-time in-situ nitrite and nitrate data from aeration tanks and final effluents of several wastewater treatment facilities. This level of in-situ analysis performance had not been previously available within the wastewater treatment sector. The delivery of this new dataset creates opportunities to control processes in a way that has not been possible before. Using this data there is potential for processes to be optimised to achieve energy savings by improved understanding of the aeration process, to potentially reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and to improve management of nutrient pollution from wastewater treatment facilities.
The authors are: M. Grau Butinyac, and E. Murray.
More information about the conference can be found on this link: Welcome (ecostp2023.org)