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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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Net EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
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€ 264 207,24
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

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Wien Wien
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth

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Bayern Oberfranken Bayreuth, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla

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Andalucía Sevilla
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 256 320,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
G.E.O.S.INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Gewerbepark Schwarze Kiefern
09633 Halsbrucke

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sachsen Chemnitz Mittelsachsen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

Partners (7)

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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

GeoTeam-Gesellschaft für umweltgerechte Land- und Wasserwirtschaft mbH
Germany
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€ 0,00
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 7
95444 Bayreuth

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Bayern Oberfranken Bayreuth, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
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€ 0,00
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ARCADIS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
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€ 0,00
Address
Piet Mondriaanlaan 26
3812 GV Amersfoort

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

STICHTING WATERNET
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Korte Ouderkerkerdijk 7
1096 AC Amsterdam

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

AQUAMINERALS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FERTIBERIA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
C Agustin De Foxa 27 11
28036 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00