About The Author

Philipp is a research scientist at IPP Kiel.

Phosphorus Recovery – A Voyage From Sewage Sludge To Johannes Vermeer

What is phosphorus recovery about? Phosphorus as a nutrient – importance for our society Phosphorus is a chemical element. It is contained in molecules that are crucial for all living organisms such as ATP (energy currency) or DNA (reproduction). That is why phosphorus is an essential ingredient of fertilizers. No phosphorus means no food. The