An approach that eliminates the need of energy input to move the struvite crystallization forward.
An approach that eliminates the need of energy input to move the struvite crystallization forward. Basically, here the spontaneous Mg anode oxidation will drive struvite precipitation without any required energy input. Rapid population growth over the years has led to agricultural and municipal intensification and urbanization, yielding a variety of water quality problems on a global scale.
* User friendly
* No energy input required
Wastewater treatment plants would benefit the most by using this technique, where nutrients could be easily eliminated from the point where the wastewater streams enter the treatment plant. The early elimination of nutrients would also protect the pipes from unwanted struvite formation. The simplicity of the method would make farmers benefit as well, as they could treat their own wastewater streams, while generating other revenue streams.