Phosphorus Recovery and Recycling

  • Hisao Ohtake
  • Satoshi Tsuneda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Phosphorus Flow and Recycling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anders Nättorp, Christian Kabbe, Kazuyo Matsubae, Hisao Ohtake
      Pages 3-27
    3. Kazuyo Matsubae, Elizabeth Webeck
      Pages 29-44
    4. Christian Remy, Fabian Kraus
      Pages 59-73
    5. Marissa A. de Boer, Lukas Wolzak, J. Chris Slootweg
      Pages 75-100
  3. Incinerated Sludge Ash

  4. Sewage Sludge and Night Soil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Yoshio Okuno, Yasuyuki Nakata, Masaaki Isse
      Pages 265-281
    3. Carsten Meyer, Volker Preyl, Heidrun Steinmetz, Werner Maier, Ralph-Edgar Mohn, Harald Schönberger
      Pages 283-295
    4. R. Schnee, E. Opitz
      Pages 297-301
    5. Leon Korving, Mark Van Loosdrecht, Philipp Wilfert
      Pages 303-326
  5. Steelmaking Slag

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Takaiku Yamamoto, Masashi Nakamoto
      Pages 339-347
    3. E. Yamasue, K. Matsubae
      Pages 349-364
  6. Animal Manure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Huanhuan Li, Xueli Zhao, Tao Zhang, Andrea Kruse
      Pages 377-389
    3. Ludwig Hermann, Tanja Schaaf
      Pages 403-417
    4. Peter Leinweber, Philipp Hagemann, Lutz Kebelmann, Katharina Kebelmann, Mohsen Morshedizad
      Pages 419-432
  7. Solid Adsorbents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. K. Okano, H. Ohtake, M. Kunisada, H. Takano, M. Toda
      Pages 435-447
    3. A. Iizuka, H. Yoshida, Y. Hayakawa
      Pages 449-456
    4. M. Hermassi, D. Guaya, O. Gibert, C. Valderrama, J. L. Cortina
      Pages 457-482
  8. Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 497-497
    2. Ryuichi Hirota, Kei Motomura, Akio Kuroda
      Pages 499-513
    3. Noboru Takiguchi, Akio Kuroda, Hisao Ohtake, Satoshi Tsuneda
      Pages 515-526

About this book


This book focuses on the engineering aspects of phosphorus (P) recovery and recycling, presenting recent research advances and applications of technologies in this important and challenging area of engineering. It highlights full-scale applications to illustrate the performance and effectiveness of the new technologies.

As an essential element for all living organisms, P cannot be replaced by any other element in biochemical processes, humans ultimately rely its availability. Today, P is mostly obtained from mined rock phosphate (Pi). However, natural reserves of high-grade rock Pi are limited and dwindling on a global scale. As such, there have been increased efforts to recycle P from secondary sources, including sewage sludge, animal manure, food waste, and steelmaking slag, and so close the anthropogenic P cycle. In addition to various aspects of phosphorus covered by other literature,including chemistry, biochemistry, ecology, soil-plant systems and sustainable management, this book is a valuable and comprehensive source of information on the rapidly evolving field of P recovery and recycling engineering for students, researchers, and professionals responsible for sustainable use of phosphorus.


Incinerated sludge ash Sewage sludge Phosphorus removal Animal manure Phosphate recovery from wastewater Industrial waste phosphite

Editors and affiliations

  • Hisao Ohtake
    • 1
  • Satoshi Tsuneda
    • 2
  1. 1.Phosphorus Atlas Research InstituteWaseda UniversityShinjuku-kuJapan
  2. 2.Phosphorus Atlas Research InstituteWaseda UniversityShinjuku-kuJapan

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