New Orleans Wetlands Remediation Project Authorized
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) funded a $150,000 validation grant, which confirmed that Ferrate treatment is the preferred disinfection technology compared to chlorine, ultraviolet, and ozone due to its ability to neutralize Emerging Pollutants of Concern (EPC), such as endocrine disruptors and pharmaceutical byproducts. This is of great concern to the LDEQ and the EPA because there are currently no other processes available to combat these pollutants. These agencies are interested in utilizing Ferrate for the reuse of treated wastewater effluents for coastal restoration. LDEQ and Tulane University confirmed that Ferrate is the best choice for wetland assimilation.