Simple Technology, Big Breakthrough

The nation’s first use of glycerol to reduce nitrogen saves millions in capital investment for a New York City treatment plant and helps Jamaica Bay restoration.
Simple Technology, Big Breakthrough
The 85 mgd 26th Ward treatment plant in New York City is the first site in the nation to use glycerol to reduce nitrogen in effluent to protect the sensitive Jamaica Bay estuary.

Nitrogen from wastewater treatment plants isn’t a threat to human health, but it can reduce oxygen levels in water bodies and promote excess algae growth that can harm the ecosystem.

As part of efforts to restore Jamaica Bay, the New York City Department of Environmental...

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