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Ammonia – A Much Maligned Mixture
Unless, unlike me, you are a bit of a boffin, ammonia and how it benefits us does not figure much in our awareness. In fact, to many, it is a much-maligned mixture of elements. After all, it smells terrible to most people and if it is concentrated to high levels, such...
Climate Change and the COVID Crisis
April 2020. A global pandemic has taken the world by surprise and, although it is still too early to fully appreciate the consequences, the auguries for a rapid recovery do not appear to be encouraging. The drive towards renewable energy and the implementation of the...
Removal, Recovery and Re-use of Ammoniacal Nitrogen from Wastewater for Power Generation
Power generation from the ammonia contained in wastewater at first sounds a bit like a green-lobby dream. Taking a pollutant, that requires so much effort to control, and using it for a beneficial outcome is in fact a real possibility. It has been estimated that the combined global emissions of ammonia are to the order of 800,000 tonnes per day.
Nothing to Ammonia About
As is well known, leachate is created by the passage of water through landfills, which contain a pretty comprehensive and random mixture of nearly all of the materials employed in modern-day society. It is the liquid produced by rainwater, groundwater, and biological...
Reliable Resource Recovery
An ever-increasing demand for resources, a growing population, a greater public awareness of the effects of mass pollution and increasing costs, all highlight the need for efficient natural resource management. In this note, published in June 2019 issue of the World...
Stripping Ammonia in Anaerobic Digesters
GIVEN its high population density, coupled with the demanding environmental standards enforced by the Environmental Protection Department, it is not surprising that Hong Kong served as the incubator for our process to remove ammonia from wastewater. What has resulted...
The Tree of Plenty
The palm tree from which oil is harvested is perhaps one of the most versatile crops known to man and an important element for the implementation of the circular economy (Figure 1). As the diagram below indicates, the list of products obtainable from palm oil is very...
Thermal Ammonia Stripping
Organics has developed specialised equipment for removing and recovery ammonia from different wastewater streams. Ammonia is not only a harmful environmental agent, but it is also a highly useful element that can be used in a variety of industrial situations, including to produce energy.
Biogas – Taxable Commodity or Potent Pollutant
Renewable energy policy has always been a broad-brush affair, with a wide range of different technologies lumped into the same basket. However, they utilise fuels that require very different engineering
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