Environmental, Health & Safety :: Environmental Management :: Sustainability
February 1, 2013
P-recovery on the move
Instead of removing phosphates from waste streams, technology is now emerging to recover this vital resource
Unlike fossil fuels or precious metals, phosphorus has no alternatives — we (and all other life forms on the planet) need phosphorus; it’s in our DNA, our bones and our energy-producing chemicals (ATP). We get it from our food — meat, grains and vegetables — so it’s not surprising that phosphorus is a key ingredient in fertilizer, as well as a component of sewage, manure and slaughterhouse waste (bone meal)....
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