ABS launches a safer, efficient, and cost-effective struvite removal solution
Advanced Bacterial Sciences (ABS) announces the launch of its ground-breaking new product, Struvite Remover, revolutionising the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) industry by providing a more efficient, secure, and cost-effective solution to the ongoing challenge of struvite build-up.
Struvite is a crystalline mineral compound primarily composed of magnesium, ammonium and phosphate which solidifies in pipework where there is an excess of these elements. In AD plants, this build-up can reduce throughflow of feed, reducing biogas production and have a detrimental effect on the plant’s operations.
Current methods of struvite removal, often involve using hazardous chemicals like hydrochloric acid and formic acid, or physical methods, which not only pose safety risks for workers but also result in significant plant downtime, leading to production losses and increased maintenance costs. Moreover, these methods can corrode vital infrastructure, adding to the overall operational burden.
ABS’ Struvite Remover dissolves struvite build-up in less than four hours, offering multiple advantages over current methods, making it safer, more economical, and environmentally friendly. What sets ABS’ Struvite Remover apart is its ability to convert the waste generated during the struvite treatment process into a resource that can be fed back into the AD plant, eliminating the need for costly waste disposal.
In a recent on-site trial conducted by ABS, the Struvite Remover achieved an outstanding 100% struvite removal rate in under two hours. This reduced the client’s downtime by a staggering three hours, outperforming their existing methods and delivering tangible benefits from day one.
“Our Struvite Remover represents a significant leap forward for the AD industry, exceeding expectations with unparalleled efficiency. With our solution, we aim to minimise the need for manual intervention during operation, thus reducing the risk of accidents and injuries associated with traditional struvite removal methods.” Says Oliver Tett, Business Development Director, ABS.
Administered by the ABS team, the Struvite Remover works over a period of two to four hours, depending on the size of the pipe. A high-powered pump is connected to the AD site’s existing pipework, creating a closed loop, and the solution is pumped through the circuit, effectively removing struvite build-up.
The waste generated during the process can be safely reintroduced into the digestors following dilution to prevent harming the digestors’ microbiology, making waste disposal cost-free and environmentally responsible.
Using ABS’ Struvite Remover, AD plants can significantly cut operational costs and extend the lifespan of their equipment, leading to potential higher revenue generation.
Struvite Remover marks ABS’ entry into the AD and Agricultural sector, signalling their commitment to pioneering science-driven solutions for advancing, enhancing, and streamlining waste management challenges in this domain. As they continue to break new ground with this innovative product, ABS is actively exploring additional avenues to leverage their expertise and further revolutionise waste management practices within this sector.
For more information contact Oliver Tett, Oliver.Tett@abs.eco