Project

Closing the micronutrient loop: exploration of micronutrient–rich bioproducts generated from waste as environmental-friendly micronutrient supplements and fertilizers

Duration
01 March 2017 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Fellow
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
  • Engineering and technology
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
Keywords
biofortification recycling circular economy trace elements micronutrients supplements bioavailability fertilizers biosorption bioprecipitation selenium
 
Project description

This project will develop and apply biobased methods which are able to selectively remove essential trace elements from wastewaters, where they are currently often present in excessive amounts. Subsequently, these micronutrient-rich materials are tested for their potential use as micronutrient fertilizer or food/feed supplement, leading to the production of environment-friendly micronutrient fertilisers and supplements from waste streams.