Struvite Precipitation and Biological Dissolutions.
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Struvite is a salt that is formed out of
Mg2+,NH4+ and PO43- and it crystallizes in form of MgNH4PO4.6H2O. Struvite‟s (magnesium ammonium phosphate or MAP) precipitation has recently been regarded as an interesting technique to remove phosphate and ammonium from waste water. The high elimination rates and the possibility of recycling the struvite as a direct slow release fertilizer make this process feasible and appealing. However, the costs due to the raw chemicals needed are drawbacks that leave aside the application of the process in some facilities. The MAP biological dissolution makes possible a recycling of magnesium and phosphate, a fact that reduces the process‟s costs and will help making it even more feasible and environmentally friend. This thesis goes also through the parameters, reactions and different techniques that optimize the struvite precipitation process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 36 p.
, TRITA-LWR Degree Project, ISSN 1651-064X ; LWR-EX-10-22
phosphate removal; struvite precipitation; struvite biological dissolution; ammonium removal
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31451OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-31451DiVA: diva2:503781
Subject / course
Water, Sewage and Waste
Hultman, Bengt, Professor emeritus
Plaza, Elzbieta, Professor