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Used water and nutrients : recovery perspectives in a 'panta rhei' context
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Abstract
There is an urgent need to secure global supplies in safe water and proteinaceous food in an eco-sustainable manner, as manifested from tensions in the nexus Nutrients-Energy-Water-Environment-Land. This paper is concept based and provides solutions based on resource recovery from municipal and industrial wastewater and from manure. A set of decisive factors is reviewed facilitating an attractive business case. Our key message is that a robust barrier must clear the recovered product from its original status. Besides refined inorganic fertilizers, a central role for five types of microbial protein is proposed. A resource cycling solution for the extremely confined environment of space habitation should serve as an incentive to assimilate a new user mindset. To achieve the ambitious goal of sustainable food security, the solutions suggested here need a broad implementation, hand in hand with minimizing losses along the entire fertilizer-feed-food-fork chain. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Bioresource technology. - Barking
Publication
Oxford : Elsevier sci ltd, 2016
ISSN
0960-8524
Volume/pages
215(2016), p. 199-208
ISI
000377935100022
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 29.07.2016
Last edited 27.03.2017
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