Technology Opportunities for Improved Nutrient Removal from Human Waste

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RTI Innovation Advisors

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RTI Innovation Advisors. "Technology Opportunities for Improved Nutrient Removal from Human Waste." August 2020.


Nutrient pollution negatively impacts oceans and inland water bodies. This report highlights emerging technologies that show promise for reducing the cost of treating nitrogen or phosphorus at smaller-scale, domestic wastewater and fecal sludge treatment facilities. The report focuses on three promising technology areas—algae-, electrochemical-, and membrane-based treatments. Readers will gain an initial understanding of the challenges associated with nutrient treatment, emerging technologies that could meet these challenges, and specific technologies that represent opportunities for potential partnership or investment.

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