Structures & Equipment
Water and irrigation
Phosphorous Removal from Agriculture Wastewater
April 9, 2014 By Farm And Food Care Ontario
At the University of Windsor, Dr. Bulent Mutus is removing phosphates and micronutrients from agricultural wastewater using a biopolymer called chitosan. Chitosan is made from shellfish and when treated can remove micronutrients and phosphates from water. Furthermore, the beads grow algae which can take more micronutrients and phosphate from the water and be refined into biodiesel. The project is planning to be commercialized into large filters that could treat much larger quantities of water than in the laboratory scenario.
Print this page
Stories continue below