Hosseinian, A., Pettersson, A., Ylä-Mella, J. et al. Phosphorus recovery methods from secondary resources, assessment of overall benefits and barriers with focus on the Nordic countries. J Mater Cycles Waste Manag 25, 3104–3116 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10163-023-01747-z
Phosphorus recovery methods from secondary resources, assessment of overall benefits and barriers with focus on the Nordic countries
|Author:||Hosseinian, Aida1; Pettersson, Anita2; Ylä-Mella, Jenni1;|
1Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, 90014, Oulu, Finland
2Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, University of Borås, 501 90, Borås, Sweden
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2023080493075
|Publish Date:|| 2023-08-04
Phosphorus (P) recovery and recycling play a crucial role in improving resource efficiency, sustainable nutrient management and moving toward circular economy. Increasing demand for fertilizers, signs of geopolitical constraints, and high discharge of P to waterbodies are the other reasons to pursue the circularity of P. Various research have been carrying out and several processes have been developed for P-recovery from different resources. However, there is still a huge unexplored potential for P-recovery specially in the regional framework from the four main P-rich waste resources: food waste, manure, mining waste, and sewage sludge. This study reviews recovery methods of P from these secondary resources comprehensively. Additionally, it analyzes the Nordic viewpoint of P-cycle by evaluating Nordic reserves, demands, and secondary resources to gain a systematic assessment of how Nordic countries could move toward circular economy of P. Results of this study show that secondary resources of P in Nordic countries have the potential of replacing mineral fertilizer in these countries to a considerable extent. However, to overcome the challenges of P-recovery from studied resources, policymakers and researchers need to take decisions and make innovation along each other to open the new possibilities for Nordic economy.
Journal of material cycles and waste management
|Pages:||3104 - 3116|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
1172 Environmental sciences
The authors acknowledge the funding of the Academy of Finland provided for the TRANSCIRC project (nro 310407).
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
310407 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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