Phosphorus Recovery

Wastewater contains resources that can be recovered and commoditized, which in turn lessens the impact on the water environment. Nutrients, in particular phosphorus (P), are one of these resources which can threaten waterways, but are also a highly valued commodity.

Participants in the LIFT P-Recovery Focus Area recognized that the industry is in need of thorough analysis of best options and guidance for the selection and implementation of viable technologies. Their investigation is supplemented by ongoing WERF research NTRY1R12: Towards a Renewable Future: Assessing Resource Recovery as a Viable Treatment Alternative. The project’s major deliverable is the Tool for Evaluating Resource Recovery (TERRY). Members of the LIFT P-Recovery Focus Group had a chance to beta test TERRY at a Focus Area workshop hosted by Clean Water Services in Oregon in November 2014. To find more information, click on the links on the right hand side.