Chemical Treatment Technology for Removal of Selenium
* Can Reclamation's patented chemical treatment technology be developed as a cost-effective selenium removal process or as a polishing step for the biological selenium removal process?
Need and Benefit
Selenium is a problem in localized areas of the Western United States. Reclamation's patented ferrous hydroxide selenium water treatment technology has not found widespread application--primarily because of the large volumes of iron oxide sludge that this process generates. Biological selenium treatment is costly. There exists a need for a cost-effective and straightforward approach to solve this water treatment problem. An engineering scale water treatment technology requires laboratory experiments and bench scale efforts first.
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