2011 Results Notes - Hungary - Reduction of Nutrient Discharges in the Danube River and Black Sea
1. The North Budapest Wastewater Treatment Plant was upgraded and commissioned in April 2011, to provide tertiary wastewater treatment, resulting in a reduction in the discharge of total Nitrogen and Phosphorous from the Plant into the Danube River by 72 and 75 percent, respectively; ammomium-nitrogen discharge reduced by 91 %. Other wastewater discharge parameters from the Plant such as removal of BOD have also improved significantly (92%). 2. About 2500 hectares of wetlands within the Gemenc and Beda-Karapancsa areas located within the Duna Drava National Park have been rehabilitated to improve their nutrient (N&P) trapping capacity, and 4500 hectares are expected to be rehabilitated by the end of October 2011. 3. Project results on nutrient reduction using both conventional and wetland rehabilitation mechanisms and related scientific findings have been widely disseminated through various media and fora including workshops, conferences and other knowledge sharing events in the Region and beyond.
01 Jan 2016