Scientists working at NDSU recently discovered two eco-friendly platforms technologies that have been tested and proven to be effective at cleaning up nutrient rich waters and recycling the nutrients for use in a variety of applications. One of the best applications of this work was illustrated using phosphorous as the target nutrient. While phosphorous is essential for plant growth excess phosphorous concentration in water bodies contributes to the eutrophication of aquatic ecosystems causing decrease in the water quality. Therefore it is important to reduce phosphorous concentrations in water to improve water quality and create unconventional sources of phosphate to meet the world’s needs.
1) Eco-friendly solutions 2) Quick processes 3) Recycling 4) Increased Efficiencies