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Quantification, recovery and valorization of nitrogen and phosphorus from waste streams : strategies towards circular nutrient management

Joeri Coppens (UGent)
(2016)
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Resource-efficient nutrient management is key to secure food production in the context of a growing global population, rising resource scarcity and increasing environmental pressure. The recycling of nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewaters is seen as a necessary element of sustainable resource management. The aim of this PhD thesis was to investigate and connect different aspects related to biological nutrient recycling: nutrient quantification, recovery and valorization. A detailed quantification of nutrient flows, emissions and waste streams in Flanders is provided which functions as a decision support tool for improved nutrient management. Afterwards a strategy for the biological stabilization and upgrading of concentrated nutrient streams was developed. Additionally, two novel microbial processes for nutrient upgrading were explored, based on nitrate-accumulation. To conclude, the valorization of recycled nutrients as a high-value microalgae fertilizer was investigated. This interdisciplinary approach provides strategies to facilitate the transition towards circular nutrient management.
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Nutrient recovery, wastewater treatment, microalgae, nitrogen, phosphorus

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Coppens, Joeri. 2016. “Quantification, Recovery and Valorization of Nitrogen and Phosphorus from Waste Streams : Strategies Towards Circular Nutrient Management”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.
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Coppens, Joeri. (2016). Quantification, recovery and valorization of nitrogen and phosphorus from waste streams : strategies towards circular nutrient management. Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent, Belgium.
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Coppens J. Quantification, recovery and valorization of nitrogen and phosphorus from waste streams : strategies towards circular nutrient management. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering; 2016.
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Coppens, Joeri. “Quantification, Recovery and Valorization of Nitrogen and Phosphorus from Waste Streams : Strategies Towards Circular Nutrient Management.” 2016 : n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Resource-efficient nutrient management is key to secure food production in the context of a growing global population, rising resource scarcity and increasing environmental pressure. The recycling of nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewaters is seen as a necessary element of sustainable resource management.
The aim of this PhD thesis was to investigate and connect different aspects related to biological nutrient recycling: nutrient quantification, recovery and valorization. A detailed quantification of nutrient flows, emissions and waste streams in Flanders is provided which functions as a decision support tool for improved nutrient management. Afterwards a strategy for the biological stabilization and upgrading of concentrated nutrient streams was developed. Additionally, two novel microbial processes for nutrient upgrading were explored, based on nitrate-accumulation. To conclude, the valorization of recycled nutrients as a high-value microalgae fertilizer was investigated. This interdisciplinary approach provides strategies to facilitate the transition towards circular nutrient management.},
  author       = {Coppens, Joeri},
  isbn         = {9789059898615},
  keyword      = {Nutrient recovery,wastewater treatment,microalgae,nitrogen,phosphorus},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {II, V, 270},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Quantification, recovery and valorization of nitrogen and phosphorus from waste streams : strategies towards circular nutrient management},
  year         = {2016},
}