Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Towards sustainable struvite production

07/12/2017 11:45 AM EDT

a farmer on a tractor plowing a field

Struvite occurs naturally in decomposing organic materials but it can crystallize on equipment surfaces in water treatment plants, causing significant damage. An NSF-funded researcher is studying how struvite crystals form at the molecular level, promising to lead to a cheaper, less energy-intensive conversion method to recover plant-friendly nutrients and eventually greater sustainability in wastewater treatment and in agriculture.

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Lehigh University

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