A long-term client had a facility with compliance issues. They were particularly struggling with high ammonia levels due to urea in the stream. The facility’s waste stream is primarily composed of storm water runoff from the parking lot area and flows to an Environmental Control Pond (ECP). When the ECP was designed and installed it was not intended to treat ammonia.
IFM took laboratory and flow data from the waste stream to design a temporary, trailer mounted pilot treatment system to remove ammonia.
During the 45-day period, the temporary system was subject to heavy rain, warm temperatures, low flow, and high concentrations of ammonia. This is an accurate representation of environmental changes that would occur throughout the year. IFM is now determining the sustainability of this type of permeant treatment system at this facility.