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Water Pollution In Ireland: Eutrophication

Eutrophication is the increase in chemical nutrients in an ecosystem which results in excessive plant growth and decay. Whereas nutrients are a requirement in order for aquatic plants and animals to grow, unnaturally high levels of nutrients cause excessive growth. When the plants die, they are decomposed by micro-organisms including bacteria which consume oxygen dissolved...

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Phosphorous Removal From Wastewater

The most common treatment mechanism for the removal of phosphorous from wastewater  involves the use of metal salt based coagulants: M3+ + PO43-→ MPO4 ↓ (Where M is the metal ion) A known amount of coagulant is applied to the wastewater.  A coagulated solid is formed and phosphate is precipitated out as a settled solid. ...

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