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recovery

In the Resource Recovery theme new technology is developed to harvest nitrogen from waste streams like urine and industrial wastewater in the form of ammonia that is converted to e.g., ammonium sulphate. Another focus is electrochemically harvesting of phosphate from a phosphate rich waste stream from the dairy industry in the form of hydroxyapatite.

As a continuation of studies on microbial fuel cells and microbial electrolysis cells, the bio-anode is studied in case of intermittent control to improve store of energy in the biofilm. Bio-anodes can also be used for a biological cell for harvesting of ammonia.

Team members

Coordination & management
Michel Saakes

Michel Saakes

Theme coordinator Blue energy, Resource recovery, Sustainable carbon cycle
Pieter Hack

Pieter Hack

Theme manager
Research staff
Philipp Kuntke

Philipp Kuntke

Scientific project manager
Renata D. van der Weijden

Renata D. van der Weijden

Senior advisor
Steffen Georg

Steffen Georg

PhD Researcher
Mariana Rodrigues

Mariana Rodrigues

PhD Researcher
João Pereira

João Pereira

PhD Researcher
Sebastian Canizales Gomez

Sebastian Canizales Gomez

PhD Researcher

Research documents

Research partners