Can Super Nutrients Replace Urea and DAP in ETPS and STPs? Here’s What You Need to Know


Urea is a nitrogen source. DAP is contains both nitrogen and phosphorus. These both are highly soluble granular fertilizers that are commonly used in wastewater treatment to develop microbes, but are they really required?
See, there are mainly three types of wastewater:

  • Sewage Effluent
  • Industrial effluent
  • Municipal Wastewater


In sewage effluent and municipal effluent treatment, the nutrient requirements are often minimal, as these sources already contain macro and micronutrients. However, industrial effluents present a different challenge altogether. Due to the diverse nature of industrial processes, Each industry generates effluents with unique compositions, often containing complex pollutants and lacking essential nutrients. This is where the traditional approach of using UREA DAP comes into play which people feel provides only a basic source of nutrients to support microbial activity in wastewater treatment plants.

Disadvantages of Urea and DAP in Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

Here’s a closer look at some drawbacks associated with using them in Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs):

  1. Nutrient Overload: Urea and DAP are rich in nitrogen and phosphorus, essential nutrients for microbial growth. However, excessive discharge of these nutrients from STPs and ETPs can contribute to nutrient overload in water bodies. This phenomenon, known as eutrophication, leads to uncontrolled growth of algae and other aquatic plants, disrupting the delicate balance of aquatic ecosystems.

  2. Environmental Impact: The release of excess nutrients can have a detrimental impact on the environment. Fueled by these additional nutrients, algal blooms can consume a significant amount of oxygen during decomposition. This depletion of oxygen in water bodies, creating “dead zones” with low oxygen levels, harms fish and other aquatic life.

  3. Compliance Issues: Many environmental regulations and standards strictly limit the discharge of nutrients into water bodies. Using Urea and DAP in wastewater treatment processes may lead to non-compliance with these regulations, potentially resulting in legal consequences and fines.

  4. Inefficient Treatment: Urea and DAP are not specifically designed for wastewater treatment applications. Their use may not significantly contribute to the removal of pollutants and contaminants present in sewage and industrial effluents. Specialized biocultures and processes are typically employed in STPs to ensure effective treatment.

  5. Cost Considerations: Urea and DAP are not necessarily the most cost-effective solutions for wastewater treatment. There are other, more efficient and economical chemicals and treatment processes specifically designed for removing pollutants from wastewater.

To summarise, the use of Urea and DAP in STPs can lead to environmental and regulatory challenges. 

  Super Nutrients > UREA DAP, Here’s why!


The Ever- Evolving World of Industrial wastewater treatment demands efficient and sustainable solutions. Enter Super Nutrients, a groundbreaking formulation that combines trace minerals, amino acids, and vitamins, revolutionizing the way we address industrial waste challenges. Let’s explore how Super Nutrients surpasses traditional methods like Urea and DAP…

  1. Ideal Source of Missing Nutrition:

    • First, SuperNutrients acts as a comprehensive nutrient supplement…
    • In addition, it provides the essential building blocks…
    • Furthermore, in industries such as textiles, paper mills, and chemical inorganic facilities, where wastewater carries a heavy load of pollutants, Super Nutrients steps in as one of the best sources of missing nutrition.
    • Along with these benefits, it also…
  2. Enhanced Performance Under Low Dissolved Oxygen Conditions:

    • One of Super Nutrients’ standout features is its ability to enhance wastewater treatment even under low dissolved oxygen conditions. This is particularly significant because…
    • This is a game-changer for industrial Effluent Treatment Plants that may face challenges in maintaining optimal oxygen levels.
    • The formulation’s adaptability ensures consistent performance, regardless of environmental conditions.
  3. Improved Odour Control:

    • Industrial wastewater often comes with unpleasant odours, posing challenges for both workers and the surrounding community.
    • Super Nutrients not only addresses the core issues causing the foul smells but also enhances odour control.
    • This contributes to a healthier and more pleasant working environment.
  4. Better Digestion of Oil and Grease:

    • In addition to the above benefits, Super Nutrients facilitate the efficient digestion of oil and grease…
    • This not only aids in reducing environmental impact but also helps industries comply with the regulations governing wastewater discharge.
  5. Enhanced Effluent Quality:

    • SuperNutrients significantly improve effluent quality by actively reducing Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), and Ammonia.
    • This, in turn, ensures that discharged water meets or exceeds regulatory standards, promoting environmental sustainability.
  6. Low Sludge Generation:

    • Unlike traditional methods such as UREA and DAP, SuperNutrients minimises sludge generation.
    • Its unique formulation promotes increased hydrolysis, leading to a more efficient breakdown of organic matter.
    • This not only reduces the environmental footprint but also translates to cost savings in sludge management.
  7. Better Floc Formation and Filament Elimination:

    • SuperNutrients goes beyond just treating pollutants; it enhances the overall efficiency of the treatment process.
    • The formulation promotes better floc formation, improving the settling characteristics of sludge.
    • Additionally, it aids in the elimination of filaments, ensuring a more robust and stable wastewater treatment system.


  • In the search for sustainable and effective industrial wastewater treatment, Super Nutrients emerged as an outperforming solution.
  • Its ability to address specific challenges in diverse industries sets it apart from conventional methods like UREA DAP.
  • By providing missing nutrients, improving effluent quality, and minimising environmental impact, Super Nutrients stands as an innovation in the field of wastewater treatment.

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