European centre of excellence
for sustainable water technology

Phosphate Recovery

Phosphate is an important fertilizer needed for food production. The sources of phosphate are finite and mining and processing of the ore is an energy intensive and polluting process. An appreciable part of the phosphorus in food ends up in the wastewater and manure. Currently chemicals and energy are used to remove the phosphate from the wastewater as emissions from phosphate to the surface water is unwanted. This theme focuses on new approaches to remove phosphate from wastewater and manure in such manner that the phosphate becomes available as fertilizer and the water will be clean. These new approaches need to remove phosphate from wastewater and manure in such manner that costs for recovery are reduced and high value products are produced at the same time.

Companies in this theme

  • ICL
  • Kemira
  • Oosterhof Holman
  • Stowa
  • Waterschap Brabantse Delta

Theme coordinator: Leon Korving

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