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IFAT, every two years, is world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, with some 140 000 visitors (47% international from nearly 170 countries at the last IFAT, 2016). At IFAT 2018, several conferences target phosphorus removal and nutrient recovery.

A Run4Life workshop, 9h-13h on May 17th, with European Commission and German Federal Environment Ministry participation, will present regulatory and innovation aspects of sewage phosphorus recycling, experience of operators, decentralised nutrient recovery, and key nutrient R&D projects.

The IFAT / DPP / ESPP / Bavaria Environment Ministry workshop, 14h-16h 17th May will address interactions between nutrient recycling in sewage works and low levels of phosphorus removal, and impacts on costs and environmental burdens. This will include presentation of the UK CIP2 results testing seven systems to achieve very low phosphorus discharge consents in operation in sewage works. The POWERSTEP project final conference on 16-17 May will address “Wastewater treatment plants as resource recovery factories”.

Run4Life workshop (see menu “Run4Life @ IFAT”)
DPP / ESPP / Bavaria Ministry event
POWERSTEP conference


Wednesday, 16.05.2018, 12:00 - 13:00, Hall B4, Booth 239/ 338

Phosphorus Day of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)

‘DBU-Phosphorus day’ at IFAT with DBU Secretary General Alexander Bonde, Gunda Röstel (Managing Director of Stadtentwässerung Dresden GmbH/Chairwoman of German Water Partnership) and representatives of the German Phosphorus-Platform (DPP). At IFAT 2018, the DBU will present exemplary and innovative solutions for the recovery and recycling of phosphorus, a vital resource. Afterwards invitation to the DBU trade fair reception and exchange of ideas over drinks and snacks.

Thursday, 17.05.2018

09:00 - 13:00, Run4Life @ IFAT, Conference Room A32 (1st floor, south of Hall A3)

Together with the European and German Phosphorus Platforms, the EU research project Run4Life is organising a stakeholder engagement workshop. In addition to the European and German regulations, major technical success stories of phosphorus recovery are presented, as are ongoing projects under the EU research framework programme Horizon 2020.

14:00 - 16:00, Phosphorus Special, FORUM Hall B4, Booth 329/428

In cooperation with the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment, the European Phosphorus Platform and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the German Phosphors-Platform DPP is organizing a 2-hour phosphorus special dedicated to the topics of material flow management, phosphorus elimination and phosphorus recovery in wastewater treatment plants. To start with, representatives of industry and local authorities will present practical reports, which will then be discussed with the public in a panel discussion.

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