Title: Global phosphorus scarcity and full-scale P-recovery techniques - a review
Authors: Desmidt, Evelyn ×
Ghyselbrecht, Karel
Zhang, Yang
Pinoy, Luc
Van der Bruggen, Bart
Verstraete, Willy
Meesschaert, Boudewijn #
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Series Title: Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology vol:45 issue:4 pages:336-384
Abstract: Phosphorus is an essential element for all life on earth. However, natural phosphorus resources (phosphate rock) are depleting. This paper describes the current situation and a forecast for future phosphate production and reserves. The current depletion of phosphate reserves and the increasingly stringent discharge regulations have led to the development of various phosphorus (P) recovery techniques from wastewater. Existing full-scale P-recovery techniques from the liquid phase, from the sludge phase and from sludge ash are reviewed. Although the full-scale P-recovery techniques have been shown to be technologically feasible, the economical feasibility, legislation and national policies are the major reasons why these techniques are not yet operational worldwide.
ISSN: 1064-3389
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Bioengineering Technology TC, Technology Campus Ostend
Technologiecluster Bioengineering Technologie
Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC, Technology Campuses Ghent and Aalst
Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC
Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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