AdEdge Awarded Nitrate Removal Project in California City

Jan. 21, 2015
This treatment process is ideal for small communities out of compliance with federal & state drinking water regulations

AdEdge Water Technologies has been awarded and is implementing a biottta (biologically tailored two-stage treatment approach) nitrate removal project for the city of Delano, Calif. The city of Delano, a community of 38,000 residents, is located in the San Joaquin Valley approximately 30 miles north of Bakersfield. The current levels of nitrate are not compliant with the California drinking water standard of 45 mg/L nitrate as NO3.

biottta is a treatment process that uses naturally-occurring bacteria to eliminate multiple contaminants from groundwater rather than creating harmful waste streams typically found in ion exchange and reverse osmosis applications.

AdEdge will design and manufacture a biottta treatment package rated for a maximum flow of 1 million gal per day. The treatment module consists of a vertical pressure vessel acting as a bioreactor and a second vertical pressure vessel serving as a biofilter. This treatment process is an ideal solution for small communities out of compliance with federal and state drinking water regulations.

“The first biottta treatment project is a milestone for biological drinking water treatment,” says Chad Miller, product manager biottta, AdEdge Water Technologies. “This innovative treatment process embodies the affordable, sustainable, and robust approach that many communities could benefit from in the United States for drinking water treatment. We are excited to have this project demonstrate the effectiveness of biottta in the marketplace.”

Source: AdEdge Water Technologies

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