XploSafe of Stillwater gets grant to capture nutrients from wastewater as a fertilizer

Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 By: Jack Money Source: NewsOK

A company specializing in explosives detection is well on its way to demonstrating how its science also can tackle an ongoing sewage-based nitrogen and phosphorous environmental hazard that plagues ponds, lakes, streams and even the Gulf of Mexico.

XploSafe is among six small businesses that will share $1.8 million in funding awarded through the Environmental Protection Agency's Small Business Innovation Research Program.

The $300,000 XploSafe received will be used by the firm to scale up and demonstrate technology it developed to create a material capable of absorbing ammonium, nitrate, urea and phosphate nutrients from sewage wastewater streams and can be used as a high-quality, slow-release fertilizer.

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