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Phosphorus Recovery from Wastewater Using Biomineralization

The Global Importance of Phosphate: Phosphorus, in its oxidized form, as phosphate, is a key ingredient in fertilizers used to sustain high crop yields and has no substitute in food production. The application of phosphate fertilizer is a critical feature in maintaining modern agriculture. Yet, phosphate rock ore, the main source of phosphorus is being mined at an unsustainable rate. Active reserves of phosphate ore are estimated to last 100 to 150 more years. In anticipation of what might be a catastrophic impact on global food production there is an on-going discussion about how phosphorus might be recovered from human ...