Optimising water and phosphorus management in the urban environmental sanitation system of Hanoi, Vietnam.

  title={Optimising water and phosphorus management in the urban environmental sanitation system of Hanoi, Vietnam.},
  author={Agn{\`e}s Montangero and Cau Ngoc Le and Viet Anh Nguyen and Dinh Tuan Vu and Thuy Nga Pham and Hasan Belevi},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={384 1-3},

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