A synergetic cleantech approach for the nutrient recovery from explosive industry wastewater: A Potential source of struvite fertilizer (EXPO-STV)

Main funder

Funder's project number: 341101

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 308 074,00

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Project timetable

Project start date: 01/09/2020

Project end date: 30/04/2021


Due to the global demand for nitrogenous fertilizers, the recovery, as well as removal of nitrogen is the need of present time. On the other hand, phosphorus, a non-renewable resource, faces a serious risk of depletion. Therefore, recovery and reuse of nitrogen and phosphorus are highly desirable especially focusing the waste stream as a valuable source. The EXPO-STV project will estimate the potential of nitrogen recovery from nitrate-rich explosive industry wastewater as a valuable fertilizer struvite by using phosphates recovered from the bone waste. An economical approach for the development of low-cost material for sustainable treatment of nitro compounds of wastewater and the recovery of N via struvite precipitation from explosive industry wastewater could solve the problem of excess nitrate concentration in wastewater with the additional benefit of low-cost struvite fertilizer for the agriculture industry.

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