LIFE PHORWater P-recovery project, towards closing the loop

PHORWater project is reaching the end. Summarizing, there have been 36 months working on the integral management of Calahorra wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) to increase phosphorus availability and recovery as struvite. The purity of the obtained product has been analyzed along with its application on potato and wheat crops.

The final results were showed during the Final Conference “PHORWater: P-recovery towards closing the loop” organized by Depuración de Aguas del Mediterráneo (DAM) together with the Calagua research group from Universitat de Valencia and LAGEP group from University Claude Bernard Lyon I.

The conference was focused on the results of the integration of the struvite recovery plant with the integral management of the WWTP, to increase phosphorus availability and reduce uncontrolled precipitation. They also went over Spanish regulation on recovered products as well as over different phosphorus recovery technologies, analyzing trends in Europe.

Conference was held on July 14th at the European Commission Representation at Spain, with the collaboration of MAGRAMA, EIP ARREAU and other LIFE+ projects joined with private stakeholders. PHORWater project is being developed with the support of the LIFE+ funding from the European Commission.


Source: Depuración de Aguas del Mediterráneo (DAM)