Tag Archive for 'phosphate'

Recovering valuable phosphorus from wastewater for use as fertiliser

August 19th, 2012 by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Sewage sludge, wastewater and liquid manure are valuable sources of fertiliser for food production. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a benign process that enables the recovered salts to be converted directly into organic food for crop plants. Phosphorus is a vital element not only for plants but also for all living organisms. In recent times […]

Using bacteria to recover dwindling phosphate resource from sewage

March 30th, 2012 by Society for General Microbiology

Bacteria could be exploited to recapture dwindling phosphate reserves from wastewater according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Dublin in late March 2012. Phosphorus – in the form of phosphate – is essential for all living things as a component of DNA and RNA and its role in cellular […]