Nutrient Recovery Membrane Technology: Best Applications and Role in Conservation

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Purpose

Animal manure contains nutrients and organic matter that is valuable to crop producers if it can be efficiently applied to nearby fields, however this can be a significant source of environmental contamination if managed incorrectly. In most cases, concentrated animal production facilities are rarely close to sufficient cropland to fully utilize these resources and management becomes a disposal issue rather than a utilization opportunity.…

Nutrient Recovery Membrane Technology: Pilot-Scale Evaluation

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Animal manure contains nutrients and organic matter that are valuable to crop production.  Applying manure to nearby fields can be a significant source of environmental contamination, however, if managed incorrectly. In many cases, concentrated animal production facilities are not close enough to sufficient cropland to fully utilize these resources and management of manure becomes more of a disposal issue rather than a utilization opportunity.…

Recovery of Ammonia and Production of High-Grade Phosphates from Digester Effluents


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Conservation and recovery of nitrogen and phosphorus from animal wastes and municipal effluents are important because of economic and environmental reasons. This paper presents a novel technology for separation and recovery of ammonia and phosphorus from liquid swine manure, which has significant amount of nutrients but also contains relatively high moisture content.…

Gas-Permeable Membrane Selection Methodology for Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery


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The use of gas-permeable membranes in wastewater treatment and resource recovery has become an increasingly prevalent research topic. Many of the membranes used for such purposes are expanded PTFE (ePTFE or Teflon), but the specifications, characteristics, and performance under certain conditions of these materials vary widely.…