project objectives

The aim of the ValueFromUrine project is to develop, demonstrate and evaluate an effective energy-efficient system for the recovery of nutrients from urine. The treatment system will be able to recover >95% of the phosphorous (as struvite) and nitrogen (as struvite and ammonia / ammonium sulphate) while producing energy. These products can substitute salts used by the chemical industry, the artificial fertiliser industry and the agricultural sector which are currently obtained in a non-renewable and unsustainable way. Urine can provide 18% of the phosphorous and 25% of the nitrogen currently used for soil fertilisation in the EU. The final objective of the project is to deliver a prototype able to process 100 L of urine per day at a recovery of 95% of the nitrogen and phosphorous.