sewage phosphorus recycling News

  • Thames Water to Recover Phosphorus From Sewage and Recycle Nutrients Into

    LONDON and VANCOUVER, BC - Thames Water and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies announced today they will incorporate a new technology at Slough Sewage Treatment Works to recover phosphorus and ammonia from its wastewater stream and transform them into an environmentally-friendly, premium-quality commercial fertiliser. Ostara's technology helps sewage treatment works cost-effectively meet ...


    By Thames Water Utilities Ltd.

  • Recovering and recycling phosphorus from incinerated waste

    Phosphorus can be extracted in viable quantities from fly ash, a by-product created when municipal solid waste is burnt in incinerators, according to research conducted in Sweden. Sufficient phosphorus could be recovered from the country’s incinerators to meet 30% of the Swedish annual demand for mineral fertilisers, say the researchers. A substantial amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) ...

  • Manure and sewage can provide crops with more phosphorus than chemical fertilisers

    Phosphorus in sewage and manure could be more available to crops than previously thought, suggests new research. The study found that some forms of sewage and manure treatment provided plants with more phosphorus than conventional inorganic fertilisers. Over the past 50 years, chemical fertilisers containing inorganic phosphorus have boosted crop yields and food production across the globe. ...

  • SFPUC demonstrates innovative technology that recycles harmful sewage

    A pilot project at The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC) Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant is the first plant in California to demonstrate a new technology that removes phosphorus and other nutrients from wastewater and recycles them into environmentally-safe commercial fertilizer. The technology was developed by Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. of Vancouver, ...

  • How can we use phosphorus more efficiently and create opportunities for recycling?

    The Commission is launching a consultation on how to use phosphorus in a more sustainable way. Phosphorus is widely used in agriculture and is an essential component in fertiliser and animal feed, but it is a resource which has no substitute. Supplies are limited, prices have been volatile and much phosphorus is currently wasted, creating concerns about the cost and availability of future ...

  • Outotec to build the largest and most advanced sewage sludge thermal treatment plant in Switzerland

    Outotec has signed a contract with the City of Zürich (represented by Entsorgung und Recycling Zürich), on the design and turnkey delivery of the largest and most advanced sewage sludge thermal treatment plant in Switzerland. Outotec's contract value is nearly EUR 50 million, of which the first phase engineering will be included in Outotec's 2012 order intake, and the main delivery ...


    By Outotec Oyj

  • Biodiesel from microalgae: energy recovery and waste issues

    A recent French study explores ways to maximise the potential of using microalgae to produce biofuels. This includes issues surrounding management of the algal biomass waste, the reuse of the nitrogen and phosphorus inputs as fertilisers in cultivated production and recovery of methane as an additional source of energy from the algal waste. Microalgae contain oils, or 'lipids', that can be ...

  • Agriculture can be powered by renewable energy sources

    Some agricultural activities, such as irrigation, could be powered by renewable sources, a new study indicates. Farm machinery could also be renewably-powered, but the machinery would need to be adapted to use renewable electricity, instead of liquid fuel. Agriculture is a major contributor to global warming through greenhouse gases (GHG) from activities such as deforestation, soil treatment and ...

  • BLACK & VEATCH PROFESSIONALS SHARE IN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN 32 SESSIONS AT WEFTEC.07

    Kansas City, Mo. (October 2, 2007) – Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, announced today that water practice and technology leaders and other professionals from the company are participating in 28 technical sessions, seven workshops and six poster presentations at the 80th Annual Water Environment Federation (WEF) Technical Exhibition and ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Hundreds of Billions Could Be Spent for Upgrading U.S. Wastewater Plants

    The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee recently heard testimony which makes a strong case that “modernizing and replacing the country’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure may be the single largest public works need that our Nation faces” and it requires a serious investment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) most recent needs ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Dorset dairy will run on energy distilled from food waste

    Food waste from the production of cream, milk and fermented dairy products such as soft cheese and yogurt will be recycled to create enough energy to power most of the production process at BV Dairy in Dorset. The facility – which received £1.7m from the AD Demonstration Programme – was recently opened by Bob Walter, MP for North Dorset.  The plant, which was designed and ...


    By ENER-G

  • American Water Receives Two Environmental Awards

    American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water utility, announced today it has earned two Business Achievement Awards from the Environmental ...


    By American Water

  • Government will provide AD with the certainty it needs – DECC Minister

    Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State for DECC, told the ADBA National Conference today [Wednesday 14 December] that his Department recognised that Government needed to provide the AD industry with greater clarity over future policy to allow the industry to grow. Speaking to over 200 delegates at One Great George Street in Westminster, the Minister said that “we understand the greatest enemy ...

  • Great lakes still under siege from toxic pollution

    Canadian companies in the Great Lakes basin reported releasing more cancer-causing pollutants to the air than companies in the United States, according to a report released today by Great Lakes-area environmental groups from both sides of the border. Per facility, Canadian facilities emitted to the air, on average, almost three times more known cancer-causing pollutants. The comparison is based ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DECC’s positive case for renewables welcome - redesdale

    'Environmental Parliamentarian of the Year' Lord Redesdale today [18 May] welcomed the Government's acknowledgement of the vital role that renewable technologies have to play in keeping household energy bills under control. Speaking following the publication of an Oxford Economics report which demonstrates that Britain's sensitivity to energy price shocks could be minimised through renewables ...

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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