Chatham, ON – Feb 26, 2021
A phosphorus reduction and recovery system aimed at reducing the growth of harmful algal blooms in the Thames River and Lake Erie has been successfully demonstrated. A Waterloo EC-P system was tested that mimics the way phosphorus is removed naturally in iron-rich soils through the crystallization of iron-phosphate minerals. The containerized system treated up to 40,000 L/day of surface water from the agricultural runoff of 340 acres of farmed land and includes a process to allow for the recovery and re-use of captured phosphorus as a fertilizing soil amendment.
The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) has chosen five projects from 11 proposals to develop and test technologies that intercept and remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff. A total of $400,000 was awarded to projects that will gauge how efficiently each technology works in removing phosphorus from water that is released into the system.
Craig Jowett has been invited to speak at the 2017 Water Environment Federation Workshop “Onsite & Decentralized Nutrient Removal & Recovery” in Fort Lauderdale on June 12, 2017. His topic is primarily nitrogen removal at the residential scale, which has proven to be variable in the past. His recent research carried out on the WaterNOx-LS using agricultural mineral filters helps demonstrate that thorough nitrogen removal at the residential scale is very attainable.
Waterloo Biofilter has been invited to speak about small sewage systems and nutrient removal at the 10th Annual MOECC Engineers’ Professional Development Day in Toronto on May 17 2017. Craig Jowett had the honour of speaking at the very first EPDD and is honoured again to speak to this expert audience.
The George Barley Water Prize, presented by the Everglades Foundation, is a multi-stage contest that aims to save freshwater ecosystems from the plight of phosphorus pollution by developing a globally adaptable, reliable, green, and cheap process to remove phosphorus from freshwater bodies. This prize will uncover, test and ultimately invest in new technologies that solve this important global issue. (more…)
Waterloo Biofilter Systems is pleased to announce being selected as the winner of the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA) 2017 Corporate Steward Award. This award recognizes a corporate member for leading in environmental programs that provide protection, renewal or education on water resource management with Onsite and Decentralized solutions. (more…)
The Waterloo Biofilter system was recently featured on the hit HGTV show Moving the McGillivrays, episode number six entitled Sweet In-Law Suite. It was important to host Scott McGillivray to have an environmentally friendly and efficient septic system for his new home making the Waterloo Biofilter the perfect solution.