Thursday, June 3, 2010

Struvite from wastewater:

Thomas Henry Culhane 

It appears that using magnesium in the urine stream to create a simple struvite precipitate would enable immediate phosphorous recovery (Struvite is a great agricultural fertilizer that you probably know as ordinary urinary tract stones!). From an urban planner's perspective (thinking of our upcoming work in Israel an...d Palestine, based on Dr. Denecke's work in Germany): "Where in the wastewater process train do we want to apply this technique?" I argue that it should be directly at the source, near the toilet or in the basement, producing struvite that can be used for home gardens or for sale to improve home economics.

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