Been reading many articles on Vodka dosing lately. Sounds succesfull. I am to understand that the chemistry is as follows:
is present, The O2
and carbon source (Vodka) are consumed.
However, If no O2
is present then Nitrate (NO3
) and Carbon source are consumed. Nitrogen gas is produced.
This seems to imply that an anerobic sand bed or other anerobic condition would be required for vodka dosing to produce the desired result.
However, I have read posts that state people who have DSB
may have to wait longer for the backlog of waste trapped in the sand to be consumed.
To me this implies in some cases there was no DSB
...or any sand bed at all??
I have also read statements to the effect of "My next sump won't have a DSB
So my question is...Can I have vodka dosing to remove nitrates without any kind of sand bed or anerobic enviroment at all?