More than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water even though our planet is mostly covered in water. Most of it contains salt, but there is also an increasing number of potentially harmful pollutants, such as pharmaceutical residues and microplastics, found in drinking water worldwide.
EasyMining patented process Ash2®Phos enables extraction of clean commercial phosphorus products from ash of incinerated sewage sludge. Thereby the need for virgin phosphorus resources can be decreased, and a circular flow of phosphorus established, an element of high importance to the EU and of high risk associated with their supply. In addition to phosphorus the Ash2®Phos process recovers precipitation chemicals and remove heavy metals.
Phosphorus is an essential element for life and a key nutrient for agriculture. Via the food cycle, phosphorus ends up in sewage sludge.