Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Srivastava, Varsha
Organisation LUT
Project title
A synergetic cleantech approach for the nutrient recovery from explosive industry wastewater: A Potential source of struvite fertilizer (EXPO-STV)
Decision No. 323655
Decision date 11.06.2019
Funding period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2020
Funding 37 386
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Project description
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.