RE300 for Phosphorus Removal

Traditional commodity chemicals will not remove enough phosphorus

With new and increasing regulations around phosphorus removal, it’s finally time to replace outdated chemical phosphorus removal habits with specialty, high-performance Rare Earth chemicals that outperform alum and ferric by as much as 80%. Innova’s specialty phosphorus-reducing blends:


  • Won’t form metal hydroxide clouds, which are common with iron or aluminum salts
  • Are less damaging to infrastructure and mechanical equipment
  • Produce a fraction of the sludge compared to commodity chemicals, and are environmentally friendly
  • Are highly cost-effective for achieving ultra-low phosphorus levels

Achieve additional positive outcomes with Innova’s chemical phosphorus removal chemistry

RE300 not only improves your phosphorus removal, it also enhances many aspects of your wastewater treatment performance, including:


  • Improving biogas and methane production
  • Reducing dewatering chemical dosage
  • Improving coagulation for tertiary treatment
  • Reducing sludge production by dosing much less chemical

Improve performance without costly mechanical or infrastructure upgrades

By using Innova’s smart chemical approaches, like RE300, wastewater facilities can effectively improve their performance for a fraction of the cost of infrastructure upgrades. Specialty phosphorus removal solutions are the perfect companion to Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR). When balanced properly, this dual approach can:


  • Achieve phosphorus levels as low as .07 mg/L
  • Improve the effectiveness of infrastructure upgrades for achieving phosphorus levels below .05 mg/L
  • Enhance nutrient profile (CNP) going into Biological Nutrient Removal

Reduce phosphorus levels below 0.1 mg/L

Traditional chemistry approaches often suggest merely dosing more alum, ferric, or other legacy products to lower phosphorous levels. However, this frequently only increases handling costs and sludge.

Iron-Based Ferric vs. Rare Earth

Graphic image of an iron-based solution for chemical phosphorus removal at the molecular level

Iron or aluminum-based coagulants form hydroxide complexes in water. Phosphates absorb to these complexes in relatively weak surface bonding, making iron or aluminum-based coagulants less effective at phosphorus removal.

Graphic image of an rare earth solution for chemical phosphorus removal at the molecular level

Conversely, Rare Earths attach to phosphorus in a strong, insoluble crystalline bond—bonding to phosphorus in a one-to-one molar ratio. This means a facility will use considerably less rare earth product to achieve far superior phosphorus removal than traditional methods.

Get ahead of the phosphorus regulation curve

Call us today at 855.215.4600 to receive your free plant analysis and learn how to achieve optimal performance with your facility’s unique water dynamics.