“Cost-effective, sustainable removal of ammonium from effluents and ammonia from waste gas”
The ANAMMOX® process is a cost-effective and sustainable way of removing ammonium from effluents and ammonia from waste gas. Compared to conventional nitrification/denitrification savings on operational costs can reach up to 60%, while CO2 emission is reduced.
The ANAMMOX® conversion is an elegant shortcut in the natural nitrogen cycle. Anammox bacteria convert ammonium (NH4+) and nitrite (NO2–) into nitrogen gas. Paques developed the process for commercial purposes in cooperation with Delft University of Technology and the University of Nijmegen. Since the first full-scale plant started up in 2002, many other ANAMMOX® plants were implemented worldwide.