Thermal Processing of P-rich ashes aiming for HIGH-GRADE PHOSPHORUS Products


Thermal Processing of P-rich ashes aiming for HIGH-GRADE PHOSPHORUS Products

Grant Agreement no.:

Duration of the project:
01.03.2022 – 28.02.2025

Contact person:
prof. dr hab. inż. Barbara Białecka
Department of Environmental Monitoring
tel. 32 259 21 64

Cnsortium partners:

  1. Swerim AB, Metallurgy Department (Sweden)
  2. Ege University, Solar Energy Institute (Turkey)
  3. Porto University, Faculty of Sciences Department of Geosciences, Environment and Spatial Plannings (Portugal)
  4. Główny Instytut Górnictwa (Poland)
  5. University of Brescia, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Italy)
  6. P.U.P.H „PROGEO” Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
  7. University Politehnica of Bucharest,  Research Centre for Environmental Protection and Eco-Friendly Technologies (Romania)

Project description:

The main objective of the project is to develop a sustainable and efficient technology for extracting phosphorus from phosphorus-rich ash. Two approaches will be used:

  • metallurgical, where selected process parameters, such as the type and amount of reductants (biocarbons) and other additives, temperature, process pressure, will be studied to optimize the performance of the phosphorus extraction process;. additionally, various metallurgical systems including the use of vacuum will be analyzed,
  • a novel approach to phosphorus extraction using microwaves.

In the following tasks, various phosphorus-based products will be designed and the feasibility of using these products and the generated waste in construction, agriculture and for the production of sorption materials with the Zero Waste economy in mind will be evaluated.

Source of financing:
This project has received funding from the National Centre for Research and Development within the ERA-NET Co-fund ERA-MIN3 Programme.


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