FEST Darcy Rush

Dear staff and students,

On Friday the 24th of November 16:00 Thilo Behrends, associate professor at the department of Earth Sciences, will give a FEST talk about:

Trapping and recycling of phosphorus: Lessons learned from P-TRAP
Over the last four years, I have been a coordinator for P-TRAP, a multinational innovative training network project (H2020-MSC-ITN) aimed at improving the quality of surface waters by reducing the phosphorus (P) load, a nutrient abundant in agricultural runoff. In the presentation, I will explain what an ITN is, our path towards receiving funding for the project, and share some experiences of coordinating this project. Furthermore, scientific highlights from the project will be presented. The project aimed at improving the quality of surface waters by reducing the external and internal P loading and exploring new pathways for recycling the retained P. Research topics in P-TRAP included : a) Using iron-containing water treatment residuals (Fe-WTR) to remove P from drainage water in agricultural areas; b) Converting P loaded Fe-WTR into vivianite (Fe3(PO4)2); c) Investigating the applicability of vivianite as fertilizer; and d) Treating lakes with Fe-WTR to reduce internal P loading for improving the water quality. 

You can join the talk on-campus in KBG-Cosmos or online through our FEST TEAMS channel: https://tinyurl.com/fest-teams-meeting.

Drinks will be provided afterwards in the canteen of the Vening Meinesz.

Hope to see many of you at the FEST!

Best wishes,

The FEST committee