Denitrification beds

Denitrification beds

The invention is a trench containing carbon based material, the microbiology within which converts nitrate in wastewater to nitrogen gas.


Landcare Research and GNS Science seeking a commercial sale/industry partner.

Unique Selling Propositions
  • Cost effective solution to forestall or replace the need for major wastewater plant upgrade
  • Low maintenance with simple robust design and few working parts
  • Removes or dramatically reduces nitrate levels prior to ultimate wastewater disposal
  • Hydroponic glasshouse operations
  • Small to medium size wastewater plants
  • Dairy-shed effluent treatment in combination with nitrification plant
IP Strategy

Patent in place

Project Status

Product ready for early adoption