Wastewater treatment world first in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Water will introduce a world first for wastewater treatment when it implements new technology that cuts greenhouse gases and recycles waste material.

A partnership between Yorkshire Water and CCm Technologies will see a new ammonia and phosphorus recovery process at one of its wastewater treatment works.

The pioneering technology will use carbon dioxide to stabilise nitrogen and phosphate held within the waste treated at the plant and turn them into sustainable plant nutrients. The new approach, which will cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce treatment costs to help keep customer bills low, is a world first for the wastewater sector.

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