Floating Islands prove cheapest form of water quality treatment!

29 August 2011

Costings applied to various forms of phosphorus removal Best Management Practices, BMPs, have revealed that the Floating Island technology is the cheapest form of phosphorus removal currently available (see Table).  By implication, the islands will do as well for other nutrients, trace metals, bisphenols and other nasties.

Comparative costings of phosphorus removal from water (Source: FI International)

The costing analysis was applied to both conventional wastewater treatment and urban runoff, using Urban Runoff Basins, irrigated rain gardens and the like.  These estimates include capital costs and are amortized over 30 years.

 

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