Philip A. Schneider

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Phosphorus can be recovered from wastewater through crystallisation of struvite, MgNH(4)PO(4).6H(2)O. Approximately 1 kg of struvite can be crystallised from 100 m(3) of wastewater. Crystallisation is profitable compared to chemical and biological removal of phosphorus due to savings from the reduction in (i) chemicals used for precipitation and sludge(More)
In this study, the influence of various parameters such as determination methods and step height and length of incremental flux on critical flux values were investigated. Experiments were carried out on a pilot-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) treated municipal wastewater. Three of the five critical flux determination methods, such as flux linearity, 90%(More)
Nutrient stewardship is emerging as an issue of global importance, which will drive the development of nutrient recovery in the near to medium future. This will impact wastewater treatment practices, environmental protection, sustainable agriculture and global food security. A modelling framework for precipitation-based nutrient recovery systems has been(More)
A model of a mixed-mode nutrient recovery reactor is developed for a urine feed, incorporating complex solution thermodynamics, dynamic conservation relations and a power-law kinetic expression for crystal growth from seed crystals. Simulations at nominal operating conditions predict phosphorus recoveries greater than 99%, based on existing process kinetic(More)
The amount of biosolids increases every year, and social and environmental concerns are also rising due to heavy metals and pathogen contamination. Even though biosolids are considered as a waste material, they could be used as a precursor in several applications, especially in agriculture due to the presence of essential nutrients. Microwave assisted(More)
This paper shows the simulation results of struvite thermodynamics. The thermodynamic simulation shows the complex solution chemistry of struvite. Based on the thermodynamic simulation results, the complexes and ions present in struvite solution system are MgOH, MgH2PO4, MgHPO4, MgPO4, H3PO4, H2PO4, HPO4, NH3, NH4, Mg and PO4. The thermodynamic simulation(More)
The contamination of water with silver has increased due to the widespread applications of products with silver employed as antimicrobial agent. Adsorption is a cost-effective method for silver removal from aqueous solution. In this study biochar, produced from the microwave assisted pyrolysis of biosolids, was used for silver removal from an aqueous(More)
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