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Waterpro 2016 at Luleå University of Technology Photo: Richard Renberg
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Best practices for nitrogen and phosphorus removal

Published: 21 December 2016

Eutrophication in agriculture and mining provide similar environmental problems with leaching of nitrogen and phosphorus compounds. Within the EU project Waterpro researchers from across Europe will compile best practices of removal of nitrogen and phosphorus.

Recently, a seminar was held at Luleå University of Technology where stakeholders for the project were invited to come and listen to what the researchers in Waterpro are working with right now.

"Luleå University of Technology has extensive experience in research for a sustainable mining with less negative environmental impact. We hope that our knowledge can also benefit agriculture", says Lino Nilsson, a doctoral student in Applied Geochemistry at Luleå University.

Nitrogen and phosphorus are fertilizers where a known effect and problem is algal bloom.

Waterpro is financed within the framework of the EU initiative Periphirals Northern and Arctic program. Main Partners in Waterpro are Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Lough Neagh Partnership, Lulea Univesity of Technology, Donegal County Council, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Geological Survey of Finland, Heriot Watt University, Agricultural University of Iceland, the Agricultural Agency of Faraoe islands.