First plant to recover water phosphorus

Thames Water is about to become the first water firm to recover phosphorus from wastewater, with Severn Trent Water close behind. The EU is asking how it can increase phosphorus recovery

Struvite deposits are made into fertiliser (photograph: Thames Water)The UK’s first plant recovering phosphorus from wastewater is scheduled to open in August.

Canadian company Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies has installed the £2m plant at Thames Water’s Slough

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