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

Fri, Aug 09, 2013 @ 12:08 PM / by Eric Lillberg posted in Dredge, dredging system, alum sludge, stormwater management, alum treatment facility, EPA, NuRF, nutrient reduction


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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