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Sewage sludge thermal treatment technologies with a focus on phosphorus recovery: a review

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Show simple item record Kwapinski, Witold Kolinovic, Iva Leahy, James J. 2021-04-29T09:03:06Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 11/02/2022
dc.description.abstract Phosphorus presents a limited, irreplaceable and essential nutrient necessary for the growth of organisms. There is an increasing effort to recover phosphorus from production waste streams. Sewage sludge presents an important source of phosphorus but also contains organic pollutants and heavy metals. Thermal treatment technologies seem to be a promising option to treat sewage sludge and obtain ash/char from which high recovery rate of phosphorus can be reached. In this review, sewage sludge management options in compliance with EU legal requirements are first reviewed. Follows, an overview of sewage sludge thermal treatment technologies including incineration, hydrothermal carbonisation, pyrolysis and gasification, for the purpose of phosphorus recapture. We summarize recent advances in thermal treatment processes of sewage sludge and phosphorus recovery, identify challenges and knowledge gaps. Thermochemical methods proved to have many advantages over pure wet chemical methods for phosphorus recovery. The review provides the foundation for future research aimed at achieving efficient, economic and environmental sustainable recapture of phosphorus from sludge thermal treatment products. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Waste Biomass Valor;
dc.rights The original publication is available at en_US
dc.subject sewage sludge en_US
dc.subject phosphorus en_US
dc.title Sewage sludge thermal treatment technologies with a focus on phosphorus recovery: a review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s12649-020-01280-2
dc.contributor.sponsor European Union (EU) en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Horizon 2020 en_US 2022-02-11
dc.embargo.terms 2022-02-11 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US

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