Title: Approaching Peak Phosphorus and Seeking Alternatives: Linking Reuse, Speciation, and Availability Oral (includes student competition)
Lead Community Sponsor:
Community Cosponsor: Nutrients and Environmental Quality Community
Format: Oral Topical Session
Keywords: novel reuse strategies, phosphorus fertilizer, phosphorus recovery and phosphorus speciation
Session Description: Mankind utilizes ever increasing P fertilizers, a finite resource derived solely from phosphate rocks; as a planet we are quickly approaching peak P utilization. Alternative approaches such as P recovery and capture onto potential P fertilizer or technological developments enhancing P utilization are desperately needed. This session aims to link advanced research methods on P speciation to better understand availability and showcase novel means of P recovery and reuse from soils and agricultural and industrial wastes.