Phosphorus recycling from the waste sector

F.J. de Ruijter, W. Van Dijk, J.C. Curth-van Middelkoop, H. van Reuler

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An efficient use of phosphorus (P) is necessary as phosphate rock is a finite resource and P is essential for crop production. From the waste sector in the Netherlands, 23 Mkg P is sequestered in landfill, incineration ashes and cement. Flows containing P are discussed, together with options to recover P and reduce P losses, and the interactions between these options.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPlant Research International, Wageningen UR
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

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NameRapport / Plant Research International


  • phosphorus
  • waste water
  • composts
  • recycling
  • sewage sludge
  • sludges

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    de Ruijter, F. J., Van Dijk, W., Curth-van Middelkoop, J. C., & van Reuler, H. (2015). Phosphorus recycling from the waste sector. (Rapport / Plant Research International; No. 641). Plant Research International, Wageningen UR.