Project

Sustainable phosphate recovery

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

Are there alternative ways to recover phosphate (P) from our waste streams? P is required as a fertilizer for food production and derives from mined rocks. Scientists estimate accessible, high-grade P will be depleted within 50 years. The natural P biogeochemical cycle is out of balance, leading to eutrophication. There is an urgent need for sustainable sources of P. Attention has been given to biological P recovery from wastewater by means of poly-P accumulating organisms, where biomass is removed by settling, which is an uncontrolled process. Can we use magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) for phosphate (P) recovery, taking advantages of the fact that they are selectively harvested using magnetic force? This project will identify and characterize MTB with P accumulating abilities with the ultimo goal to sequester and store P from wastewater.

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Miljø

Name

Marlene Mark Jensen

Position

Seniorforsker

Mail

mmaj@env.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

BSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Marlene Mark Jensen

Co-supervisors

Barth F. Smets

ECTS credits

5 - 30

Type

Final project, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Marlene Mark Jensen

Co-supervisors

Barth F. Smets

ECTS credits

5 - 30

Type

Final project, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Miljø

Supervisor

Marlene Mark Jensen

Co-supervisors

Barth F. Smets

ECTS credits

5 - 30

Type

Final project, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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