Phosphorus Harvesting

Phosphorus recovery goes beyond resource recovery and reuse of nutrients, it touches the very core of life; Of all known life, none is possible without the nutrient element phosphorus. Phosphorus is an essential component of cellular walls and membranes, as well as for DNA, RNA, and for cellular energy transfers via ATP. Recovering and reusing this critical element not only helps alleviate excess phosphorus on land (applied as part of the biosolids program) and in waterways, but also stretches the world’s dwindling high quality phosphorus reserves. For this recovery effort, the District selected Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies to team with, and the recovery facility at Nine Springs is the sixth full-scale operating facility for Ostara. There was extensive press coverage from the 11th Addition Launch (grand opening of the phosphorus harvesting building).