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Diffuse phosphorus input to surface waters - new concepts in removal, recycling and management (P-TRAP)

Objective

Flux of phosphate (P) from agricultural areas to surface waters is wasting a resource which is becoming scarce and is in conflict with the principles of a circular economy. Enhanced loading of surface water with P is the main cause for eutrophication and presents a key challenge in meeting the objectives of the EU Water Framework Directive. P-TRAP targets both problems and develops new methods and approaches to trap P in drained agricultural areas and in the sediments of eutrophic lakes. Trapping of P involves the application of iron(Fe)-containing by-products from drinking water treatment. P-TRAP aspires the ideas of a circular economy and aims at recovering the retained P in agricultural systems. Novel microbial technologies will be developed to convert P-loaded Fe-minerals into marketable fertilizers whose suitability will be evaluated. The new P-TRAP technologies have in common that they rely on the naturally strong connection between P and Fe and the innovative P-TRAP strategies will be underpinned by process-orientated investigations on the behavior of P during the transformation of Fe minerals. The latter are key in trapping and recycling of P in agricultural systems and lakes. P-TRAP establishes a framework of partners from multiple science and engineering disciplines. Integration of non-academic partners from various stakeholder groups into the P-TRAP consortium paves the way for direct implementation of the acquired knowledge. P-TRAP provides Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) an environment for conducting innovative scientific research by using state-of-the-art methodology. Training through P-TRAP increases the ESRs’ mobility between sectors, cultures, and nations and strengthens their responsibility to exploiting scientific results for societal and economical benefit. P-TRAP will offer ESRs an excellent starting point for a career of leadership in a number of environmental and sustainable business sectors, academia, and public administration.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /social sciences/political science/public administration

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 264 207,24
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Other
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
G.E.O.S.INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Gewerbepark Schwarze Kiefern
09633 Halsbrucke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (7)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GeoTeam-Gesellschaft für umweltgerechte Land- und Wasserwirtschaft mbH
Germany
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 7
95444 Bayreuth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen
Activity type
Other
ARCADIS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Address
Piet Mondriaanlaan 26
3812 GV Amersfoort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING WATERNET
Netherlands
Address
Korte Ouderkerkerdijk 7
1096 AC Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
AQUAMINERALS BV
Netherlands
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FERTIBERIA SA
Spain
Address
Paseo De La Castellana Torre Espacio 259D
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)