Researchers look to wastewater treatment plants to recover dwindling phosphorus supplies

An aerial view looking down on the St. Cloud Wastewater Treatment Plant showing solar panels, green grass, and the treatment facility with reservoir pools full of water.
The St. Cloud Wastewater Treatment Plant is the only one in the state collecting and recycling phosphorus. It uses a more traditional anaerobic digestive process. Photo by Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune.

BBE faculty member Dr. Bo Hu and a team from the University of Minnesota work to develop a more cost effective & efficient way of recovering phosphorus from farm water runoff. Read the full story in the Star Tribune