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The world's largest stormwater alum treatment facility - in Florida

Posted by Eric Lillberg on Fri, Aug 09, 2013 @ 12:08 PM

Stormwater in the Florida canal system is slow moving.  The green, murky water in the lakes fed by the Apopka-Beauclair canal is caused by an overabundance of algae-feeding compounds, mainly phosphorus, resulting in chronic algal blooms.  The Nutrient Reduction Facility (NuRF) project designed a system to inject aluminum sulfate (alum) into the nutrient-laden water in direct proportion to the stormwater volume.

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Topics: dredge, dredging system, alum sludge, stormwater management, alum treatment facility, EPA, NuRF, nutrient reduction