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Subject: Re: Vancouver Nutrient Recovery Conference
From: Pay_the_Piper <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 19 Mar 2008 12:55:48 -0700

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This is a very interesting concept in the context of the old saying that one 
man's meat is another man's poison.

One species' meat is another species poison.

What is a nutrient? That depends on the species being fed. Common lawn 
grasses have a mineral absorption profile which is 3-4 times that of some 

What about marine fauna and flora? Can anyone comment?

The volcanic-glacial deposits of BC are often not soil because they have not 
had enough time to become soil. At most they can be called soil parent 
material. But all are probably MINERAL NUTRIENT deposits. I don't know of 
any deposit of natural mineral dust which would be toxic to all species.


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Subject: Vancouver Nutrient Recovery Conference

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Want to be in Vancouver May 2009 ?
International Conference on Nutrient recovery from wastewater streams

- major international meeting on P-recovery from sewage works

- struvite precipitation

- P from sludge incineration ash

- other routes

Visit Ostara's new full-scale P-recovery installation, Edmonton, Alberta

If you want to be there, make sure you submit your paper proposal NOW

Deadline end March 2008

May 10-13, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Organisers & Partners: University of British Columbia, CIWEM, Ostara, Global 
Phosphate Forum

Conference scientific committee:

Norbert Jardin - Germany

David Stensel - USA

Bill Oldham - Canada

Ahren Britton - Canada

Peter Cornel - Germany

Rao Surampalli - USA
Victor Lo - Canada
Ken Ashley - Canada

Mark van Loosdrecht - Netherlands

Simon Parsons - UK
Tim Evans - UK
Dr. Heinzmann - Germany

Rob Simm - USA

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Closing the loop for nutrients in wastewaters (municipal sewage, animal 
wastes, food industry, commercial and other liquid waste streams) is a 
necessary, sustainable development objective, to reduce resource consumption 
and greenhouse gas emissions. Chemistry, engineering and process integration 
understanding are all developing quickly and new processes are already 
coming online. A new "paradigm" is emerging, globally. Commercial marketing 
of recovered nutrients as "green" fertilizers, or recycling of nutrients 
through biomass production to new outlets such as bio-fuels, is starting to 

This conference will bring together the various waste stream industries, 
regulators, researchers, R/D and process engineers and commercial managers, 
to develop intersectorial understanding and joint projects for phosphorus 
and nitrogen recovery and reuse from waste waters.

Abstracts are solicited in particular in the following areas:

        Phosphorus and nitrogen recovery from different wastewater sources

        Process design and plant integration

        Marketing and use of recovered nutrient products

        Struvite, K- Struvite and calcium phosphate precipitation

        Ion exchange nutrient recovery processes

        P-recovery from biosolids incineration ashes

        Leading-edge research and innovative technology

In addition, there will be an Open Session, devoted to "new thinking" for 
this emerging paradigm, in concert with an expert panel discussion. Dr. 
James L. Barnard (2007 Clarke Prize) will be the Keynote Speaker and will 
address the audience during the Plenary Session, on the opening day of the 

The Conference Programme will also offer visits to phosphorus recovery 
installations (Ostara/UBC struvite recovery process) recently commissioned 
in municipal sewage works in Edmonton, Alberta.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: March 28th, 2008.

Please send abstract submissions to
(2-page single-spaced maximum, with additional 2 pages of tables or 

Venue West Conference Services Ltd.

Conference Secretariat - Nutrient Recovery, 2009

#100-873 Beatty Street - Vancouver, B.C. - V6B 2M6 - Canada

Fax: 604 681-2503   -     E-mail: [log in to unmask]

This conference is hosted by the Department of Civil Engineering of the 
University of British Columbia (UBC) and chaired by Dr. D.S. Mavinic, 
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UBC. Sponsors include:

  a.. The University of British Columbia (UBC)
  b.. Global Phosphate Forum
  c.. The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management 
  d.. Ostara Research Foundation (ORF)

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