The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), through the Thames River PRC, is working with the University of Western Ontario (Western) and Muddy River Technologies Inc. to determine how a new technology can remove dissolved phosphorus from a number of water sources.
Muddy River’s technology is called “Amprey”. It uses electricity to dissolve particles to form hyper-reactive charged metal ions that attach onto phosphorus and remove it from water. The solid that is formed contains phosphorus and magnesium and can be used as a fertilizer for agriculture rather than being sent to the landfill as waste. The Amprey technology is being tested at a London site with access to Medway Creek.