AWEL Kanton Zurich

AWEL is responsible for implementation the defined Phosphorous Mining strategy for sewage sludge management of the Canton Zurich.

The strategy was adopted according to a resolution of the governing council of the Canton of Zurich in 2007 with the following clear general conditions: 

“The general conditions for the planning of future methods of disposal form the specifications for the retrieval of phosphorus and energy use. In accordance with sustainable resource management, future disposal methods are to be planned, in particular when building new plants, so that the (later) retrieval of phosphorus is possible. The renewable energy in sludge should be used, regardless of the place it is treated, in the optimum economic manner."

The agency is fulfilling the implementation together with partners from industry, academia and consultancy.

For further fotos and information see  the AWEL website.

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 Waste water treatment plant  Sewage sludge  Fertilizer


Dr. Leo Morf
Baudirektion Kanton Zürich
AWEL Amt für Abfall, Wasser, Energie und Luft
Sektion Abfallwirtschaft
Weinbergstrasse 34
CH-8006 Zürich
e-mail: <first name.name>@bd.zh.ch www.abfallwirtschaft.zh.ch
T: +41 43 259 39 70 (Direct)
T: +41 43 259 39 49 (Secretariat)
F: +41 43 259 42 80