Struvite vs Traditional Chemical Phosphorus Precipitation

Phosphorus removal from red meat industry wastewater is currently performed by chemical precipitation, but there is increasing interest in struvite crystallization, as it produces a useable fertilizer product rather than waste solids.

This research project seeks to review current commercially available and proven full-scale struvite crystallization systems and assess the economic and technical benefits of struvite crystallization against the benchmark conventional phosphorus precipitation processes.