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Chris Schott

PhD Researcher

Biography

Chris Schott left Germany after finishing high school to start his chemical engineering studies in the Netherlands. His masters’ studies for a joint degree in water technology at Wageningen University, Twente University, and Groningen University got him enthusiastic about novel and sustainable resource recovery technologies. Chris currently works at Wetsus on a Ph.D. project in collaboration with Wageningen University. His research focuses on developing a technology for efficient and sustainable nutrient, especially phosphorus, recovery from animal manure during anaerobic digestion. The recovered phosphorus can be reused as fertilizer to save on mineral fertilizer.

Education

MSc Water Technology, Wageningen University, University of Twente and University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2018

Research interests

Environmental technology, resource recovery, biological treatment, anaerobic digestion, crystallization

Selected publications

(Full list: Google Scholar)

  • C. Schott, J.R. Cunha, R.D. van der Weijden, C.J.N. Buisman, Phosphorus recovery from pig manure: Dissolution of struvite and formation of calcium phosphate granules during anaerobic digestion with calcium addition, Chemical Engineering Journal  (2022) 135406
  • J.R. Cunha, C. Schott, R.D. van der Weijden, L. Hernández Leal, G. Zeeman, C.J.N. Buisman 2020. ‘Calcium phosphate granules recovered from black water treatment: A sustainable substitute for mined phosphorus in soil fertilization‘, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 158: 104791.
  • J.R. Cunha, C. Schott, R.D. van der Weijden, L. Hernández Leal, G. Zeeman, C.J.N. Buisman 2019. ‘Recovery of calcium phosphate granules from black water using a hybrid upflow anaerobic sludge bed and gas-lift reactor‘, Environmental Research, 178: 108671.
  • J.R. Cunha, C. Schott, R.D. van der Weijden, L. Hernández Leal, G. Zeeman, C.J.N. Buisman. 2018. ‘Calcium addition to increase the production of phosphate granules in anaerobic treatment of black water‘, Water Research, 130: 333-42.