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Phosphorus Recovery and Recycling

  • Hisao Ohtake
  • Satoshi Tsuneda


  • Provides comprehensive information on P recovery and recycling, which is becoming a high-visibility topic and a rapidly evolving field of engineering

  • Presents detailed descriptions of the principle of and technologies for P recovery and recycling

  • Includes details of an array of full-scale applications from a variety of industrial areas


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Phosphorus Flow and Recycling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anders Nättorp, Christian Kabbe, Kazuyo Matsubae, Hisao Ohtake
      Pages 3-27
    3. Kazuyo Matsubae, Elizabeth Webeck
      Pages 29-44
    4. Christian Remy, Fabian Kraus
      Pages 59-73
    5. Marissa A. de Boer, Lukas Wolzak, J. Chris Slootweg
      Pages 75-100
  3. Incinerated Sludge Ash

  4. Sewage Sludge and Night Soil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253

About this book


This book focuses on the engineering aspects of phosphorus (P) recovery and recycling, presenting recent research advances and applications of technologies in this important and challenging area of engineering. It highlights full-scale applications to illustrate the performance and effectiveness of the new technologies.

As an essential element for all living organisms, P cannot be replaced by any other element in biochemical processes, humans ultimately rely its availability. Today, P is mostly obtained from mined rock phosphate (Pi). However, natural reserves of high-grade rock Pi are limited and dwindling on a global scale. As such, there have been increased efforts to recycle P from secondary sources, including sewage sludge, animal manure, food waste, and steelmaking slag, and so close the anthropogenic P cycle. In addition to various aspects of phosphorus covered by other literature,including chemistry, biochemistry, ecology, soil-plant systems and sustainable management, this book is a valuable and comprehensive source of information on the rapidly evolving field of P recovery and recycling engineering for students, researchers, and professionals responsible for sustainable use of phosphorus.


Incinerated sludge ash Sewage sludge Phosphorus removal Animal manure Phosphate recovery from wastewater Industrial waste phosphite

Editors and affiliations

  • Hisao Ohtake
    • 1
  • Satoshi Tsuneda
    • 2
  1. 1.Phosphorus Atlas Research InstituteWaseda UniversityShinjuku-kuJapan
  2. 2.Phosphorus Atlas Research InstituteWaseda UniversityShinjuku-kuJapan

About the editors

Hisao Ohtake
Phosphorus Atlas Research Institute
Waseda University
Tokyo, Japan

Satoshi Tsuneda
Phosphorus Atlas Research Institute
Waseda University
Tokyo, Japan

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