ANAMMOX® - Ammonia Removal
"Cost-effective, sustainable removal of ammonium from effluents and ammonia from waste gas"
The ANAMMOX® process is a cost-effective and sustainable way of removing ammonium from effluents and ammonia from waste gas. Compared to conventional nitrification/denitrification savings on operational costs can reach up to 60%, while CO2 emission is reduced.
The ANAMMOX® conversion is an elegant shortcut in the natural nitrogen cycle. Anammox bacteria convert ammonium (NH4+) and nitrite (NO2-) into nitrogen gas. Paques developed the process for commercial purposes in cooperation with Delft University of Technology and the University of Nijmegen. Since the first full-scale plant started up in 2002, many other ANAMMOX® plants were implemented worldwide.
The ANAMMOX® process can be used for the removal of ammonium from nitrogen rich effluents, which for example can be found in:
- Municipal waste water treatment (sludge rejection water)
- Organic solid waste treatment (landfills, composting, digestion)
- Food industries
- Manure processing industry
- Fertiliser industry
- (Petro) chemical industry
- Metallurgical industry
- Semi-conductor industry
The ANAMMOX® process explained
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Energy-efficient ammonia removal with small footprint ...
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Meeting strict demands on nitrogen levels with ANAMMOX® ...
Production of fertilizer from potato processing wastewater...