Struvite Wastewater Treatment: Struvite Removal & Prevention


Struvite in Wastewater Treatment Plants & other operations

Struvite crystal rock obstructions in wastewater treatment plants are responsible for most of the inefficiencies found in the operations control of a wastewater treatment plant.  Wastewater treatment plants are responsible for treating and disposing of our cities’ human waste, our cities’ household waste, city and industrial waste, and our daily work and household liquid by-products that we send to and through our city sewer systems from toilets, baths, showers, kitchens, sinks, and industrial drains.  Wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are located in every major city in the United States and they, in turn, are responsible for treating our human sewage, industrial waste and agricultural wastewater (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations – CAFO) and returning it safely to our oceans, rivers, ponds and industrial parks for useable watering.  As long as these huge industrial complexes have clean and open pipes, they operate efficiently and cost-effectively.  When their pipes begin to clog because of Struvite deposits, the WWTP operates inefficiently.  When WWTP pipes are nearly shut closed by Struvite deposits, the cost of operating the plant increases quickly and their efficiency falls precipitously.

Struvite Wastewater Treatment

Struvite control is the most cost-effective way to keep a WWTP free of struvite, vivianite or other hard water deposits.  Struvite removal is mandatory when discovered to keep a plant operating efficiently and cost-effectively.

Struvite wastewater treatment should be of great importance if the problem should ever arise as costs will only increase as struvite exists within your operation. We offer a range of products, which include our Struvite Remover STSR, Struvite Preventer STSP, and Struvite Control options.

Struvite Removal Wastewater Treatment with Struvite Remover STSR 

We recommend clearing your lines and equipment with Struvite Remover STSR to get your plant or operation running at 100% again and to remove any potential growth sites for future scale buildup. Our product has been used around the world for many different types of operations and in many different types of applications. Our product has been used for maintenance cleanings as needed as well as a preventative by being dosed typically between 30-90ppm. Our Struvite Preventer STSP can also be used for prevention and has an added polymer.

  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Non-Corrosive to Steel and Unbroken Skin
  • Safe to Handle
  • Easy to use, with many applications, including foaming and low-pressure spray, soaks and recirculations
  • Can be used for Removal, as well as Prevention through dosing
  • Cost-Effective, saving you time, money and leaving your operation free of Struvite

Struvite Preventer STSP

Once struvite or other scale is cleared from the lines and equipment one can then prevent and inhibit struvite, vivianite, and other scales from forming by dosing as low as 30-90ppm. This product also has an added polymer.

  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Non-Corrosive to Steel and Unbroken Skin
  • Safe to Handle

Struvite Control with Struvite Remover STSR & Struvite Preventer STSP

We work with you to determine the right approach between Struvite Removal Wastewater Treatment and Struvite Prevention for your plant or operation. In many cases, we will do product testing on your scale and learn more about the affected areas to help outline an application and how often for removal maintenance. From there, can do removal maintenance as needed, or set up a prevention program through dosing one of our products typically 30-90ppm.