TechConnect Innovation Program

Method for Phosphorus Removal and Recovery from Municipal Wastewater

National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This technology relates to a novel combination of processes to overcome problems inherent in chemical precipitation and enhanced biological removal for phosphorus removal and recovery. Up to 99% removal of phosphorus from municipal wastewater can be achieved, in addition to a typical biological process for municipal wastewater treatment.

Primary Application Area: Environmental, Water & Waste

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Current technologies require the addition of chemicals (eg Mg, Ca, NaOH, sand) during phosphorus recovery. This consumes resources which may be used for other purposes. This technology doesn't require the addition of other chemicals into the process and allows recovery of P alongside the biological treatment of municipal wastewater.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 717

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Singapore governemnt grant

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners