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Awarded projects

Nuts and boltsWaste from the steel industry: a new source of phosphate fertilizer?

  • Professor Tom Smith (Biomedical Research Centre; lead applicant)
  • Dr Neil Bricklebank (Biomedical Research Centre)
  • Dr Paul Devine (Communication and Computing Research Centre)
  • Dr Joe Langley (Art and Design Research Centre)

This project aims to develop a microbiological process to extract soil from blast furnace slag as the first step towards new sources of phosphate fertilizer to sustain yields in food production.

This project will also incorporate design of new bioreactors for treating particular material for the recovery of phosphorous and other valuable elements.

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