Explorative research on innovative nitrogen recovery

M.H.A. van Eekert, J. Weijma, N. Verdoes, F.E. de Buisonje, B.A.H. Reitsma, J. van den Bulk

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This report comprises the results of an explorative study on innovative nitrogen recovery from side streams of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in the Netherlands. The main objective of the study was to identify promising new technologies for recovery of nitrogen which can be subsequently used as an artificial fertilizer. This shortcircuits the global nitrogen cycle and thereby reduces the environmental impact of the nitrogen cycle that has been distorted by human influence (eutrophication, greenhouse gases).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmersfoort
PublisherStichting Toegepast Onderzoek Waterbeheer
Number of pages56
ISBN (Print)9789057735851
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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NameRapport / STOWA
PublisherStichting Toegepast Onderzoek Waterbeheer


  • waste water treatment
  • sewage treatment
  • purification plants
  • nitrogen
  • recovery
  • nitrogen fertilizers
  • nitrogen cycle

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    van Eekert, M. H. A., Weijma, J., Verdoes, N., de Buisonje, F. E., Reitsma, B. A. H., & van den Bulk, J. (2012). Explorative research on innovative nitrogen recovery. (Rapport / STOWA; No. 2012-51). Stichting Toegepast Onderzoek Waterbeheer. https://edepot.wur.nl/249715