2023-09-01 Product news

How microplastics are making their way into our farmland

Microplastics are a pervasive global environmental issue, found in various environments like air, water, and soil.

Recently, Canadian researchers have discovered that treated wastewater sludge, known as municipal biosolids, contains a high concentration of microplastics, with hundreds of particles in a single gram.


Although wastewater treatment plants remove around 90% of microplastics, they still end up in biosolids. Given the substantial production of biosolids in Canada, exploring new technologies in wastewater treatment plants for microplastic removal is crucial. 


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At Alfa Laval, we’re helping wastewater treatment plants improve their processes with our Tertiary treatment equipment and systems.

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