Practical training: Nutrient recovery
Nutrients in human urine are easily available for plant uptake. Source separated human urine could be used as a fertilizer to boost agricultural production. Furthermore urine source separation and reuse would reduce volume of waste water and resource use for artificial fertilizer production.
Source separated human urine was tested as a possible natural fertilizer for white onion crop. Test was performed in the time period from June to August 2009 at Tampere University of Applied Sciences in Tampere, Finland.
Results of the experiment are currently under review to be published.
Practical training consisted of background information search, field work (growing and observation of the onion plants) and laboratory work. Skills needed in this practical training are mathematics and statistics, chemistry and individual laboratory work.
Project information: Eeva-Liisa Viskari, Seija Haapamäki
Trainee: Magdaléna Vanková
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MTT Agricultural and Food Science. Available at: https://portal.mtt.fi/portal/page/portal/mtt_en/mtt/publications/AFS
Your idea/solution in one sentence: Use of natural fertilizers to recycle nutrients needed in food production.