Plantwork Systems Ltd (PWS), in collaboration with the University of Southampton, has been granted Proof of Concept funding by the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) to explore a “Novel hybrid biofilm technology to remove nutrients from wastewater”.

This project aims to demonstrate a hybrid biofilm system in a full-scale prototype wastewater treatment plant achieving total nitrogen and total phosphorus concentrations below 5 and 0.5 mg/L, respectively, in treated effluent.

The work will be undertaken using PWS’ NUTREM® facility situated at Southern Water’s Petersfield Wastewater Treatment Works.

Aerial image of NUTREM wastewater treatment plant