Removal and recovery of inorganic components from hydrothermal carbonisation process water

Lead Research Organisation: University of Surrey
Department Name: Chemical Engineering


This project will focus on maximising commercial potential of the inorganic components of hydrothermal carbonisation (HTC) process water. Recovery of nutrients, in particular phosphorus, and other valuable materials in the wastewater will be explored. Environmental regulations which stipulate the acceptable levels of nutrient/contaminants will be considered and meeting these regulations will be a main objective. Techniques will include activated carbon addition, filtration, and adsorbent development. The HTC process will be modified for the production of hydrochar based adsorbents for use in process water contaminant removal. Nutrient recovery efficiency and process costs will be compared with the current state of the art.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R512217/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
1949018 Studentship EP/R512217/1 01/10/2017 25/09/2021 Oliver Paul Crossley