Energetic, environmental and economic challenges (ES1202)

WG2. Resource recovery technologies


Raise awareness at EU level on the need to recover resources from wastewater The WG is divided into Task Forces which focus on a specific resource in order to:

  • Produce a state of the art document
  • Assess the production technology and product against the “evaluation criteria”
    • economic viability (increase/decrease the costs of operating WWTP; value of the product)
    • market size
    • technical feasibility
    • risk associated with end use of product (e.g.: product quality, end users, etc)
    • social and regulation aspects (legislation, regulation, public perception)
    • bench marking (competition with other existing products)
    • environmental footprint
    • integrate with the existing WWTP
    • public perception
    • previous experience
  • Organize specific meetings to discuss this topic

List of Task Groups

  • TG1: Recovery of inorganic products (Leader: Ioannis Vyrides)
  • TG2: Nitrogen and phosphorus (Leader: Ana Soares)
  • TG3: Biorefinery (Leader: Anuska Moquera)
  • TG4: Feed-stock production (Leader: Mark Healy)



  • State of the art report (e.g. for IWA-publishing) and review papers
  • Final chapter book
  • Newsletter
  • Website devoted to Resource Recovery
  • Organize specific workshop after conferences
  • Database on struvite production and application (full-scale)
  • Master programme



WG2 Meeting, Brussels (Belgium) 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


The members of WG2 met in Brussels to tackle the following issues:

-Election of a new WG chair: Finally it was suggested that Robbert Kleerebezem, also from Delft University of Technology, was put forward as new chair for WG2.                           

-Decission on training school 2014: Orhan Ince, from Istanbul Technical University, mentioned that his group could potentially organise the summer school in Turkey.

-The group agreed 4 task groups: