Headworks developed the ActiveMox™ process to treat wastewater for total nitrogen removal before discharge to conﬁned receiving water bodies. This process ensures that concentrations of oxygen-depleting nutrients within these water bodies do not harm aquatic life.
ActiveMox™ is a single-stage ammonia and total nitrogen removal bioﬁlm process based on the Moving Bed Bioreactor (MBBR) or Integrated Fixed-ﬁlm Activated Sludge (IFAS) platform. It uses the ActiveCell™ media to nurture anaerobic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (Anammox) and ammonia-oxidizing-bacteria-enriched (AOB) biomass for applications involving sidestream de-ammoniﬁcation.
From an operations and maintenance standpoint, ActiveMox™ is a simple and stable technology for treating centrate or ﬁltrate from a conventional anaerobic digestion (AD) process or AD following a thermal hydrolysis process (THP).
The ActiveMox™ (PN/A Anammox) process removes nitrogen in a single reactor instead of multiple reactors in the traditional MLE process.