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phosphates in art Promoting a positive dialogue regarding the recovery and recycling of phosphates from sewage and animal wastes.

Previous Meetings

2004 - P-recovery Workshop, Cranfield University
17-18 Juneprogramme (PPT)

Summary report (PDF)


2002 - IWA Conference "From Nutrient Removal to Recovery"
Aquatech
Wat. Sci. Tech. Special (Word)


2001 - Second International Conference On Phosphorus Recovery From Sewage And Animal Wastes, Noordwijkerhout

Summary (Word)
Papers presented (Word)

Env.Technology Special (Word)



1998 - International Conference On Phosphorus Recovery From Sewage And Animal Wastes,Warwick, UK


PHOSPHORUS RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES:

* PHOSNIX

* CRYSTALACTOR

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What is phosphate recycling all about? 

"The phosphate industry explains why phosphate should be recovered from sewage and animal waste and how it can be recycled"

Recycling Phosphorus by Recovery From Sewage (Word) by Bill Duley, Rhodia Consumer Specialties UK Ltd.

Papers and technical articles available on line regarding phosphate recycling:

Introduction

Phosphorus is a scarce natural resource for which there is intense competition between life forms: both on land and in the aquatic environment.  Those organisms that are most successful in scavenging, storing and recycling have a natural advantage.  Only modern man, far removed from the process of primary production, has forgotten the importance of  conserving and re-using this precious non renewable resource: hundreds of thousands of tonnes of phosphorus are "lost" in human and animal wastes annually. Read on...

Recent papers

PLANT AVAILABILITY OF PHOSPHORUS
Scherer & Werner, 2002

REACTOR TECHNOLOGY
RLAGEP report, 2002

Jeanmaire Report, 2001

FERTILISER VALUE OF RECOVERED PHOSPHATES
Richards & Johnston, 2001

ECONOMICS OF PHOSPHORUS RECOVERY
Woods et al., 1999


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