You are interested new concepts in removal, recycling and management of diffuse Phosphorus? Welcome to our project blogs! P-TRAP is an EU H2020 project, funded as a Maria Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network. P-TRAP combines fundamental and more applied research to develop new strategies to better constrain the P cycle. We will use this blog to share our experiences during our many secondments, field work, lab work, and much more!
Hybrid – but happy!
1 ½ years! ago our P-TRAP ESRs met each other for the one and only time during the first skills course in Bayreuth! And not even all of them! The corona pandemic takes much longer than expected, and all project networking activities were -and are still- reduced to a minimum. We made the best out…Read more
Conferences – Presenting our results to the scientific community
It has been more than a year since we started our project and we have all done a lot of experiments, taken a lot of samples and produced a lot of exciting new data. Now is the time to get in closer contact with the “outside” scientific community, to present our findings and also discuss…Read more
Water fun at UBT
Greetings everyone! In this blog post I would like to share my impressions from my first secondment, which took place at the University of Bayreuth. The task of this secondment was to test filter-stable materials by means of column experiment with the water from the field site in Weißenstadt (Voitsumra). Although this wasn’t my first…Read more
New year – new challenges!
This week we started with the first part of our 2nd P-TRAP school. Unfortunately back online, although most of us were secretly hoping for loads of Belgian waffles! The course aims to give an introduction on speciation codes and to get some hands-on about Fe-P interactions. Those speciation codes help to solve biogeochemical equations such…Read more
THE JOURNEY SO FAR – Part 4
Lakes, labs, and a lot of collaboration We are the “lakes group”, busy with unravelling the dynamics of P and Fe in lake sediments. The common goal of our projects is to find a recipe for treating lakes against eutrophication with Fe recycled form drinking water production. We are Melanie (Utrecht University) and Karel (Bayreuth…Read more
THE JOURNEY SO FAR – Part 3
. Hello there! Thank you for reading our blogpost series on “The Journey So Far”. In this third part, Rochelle Saracanlao (ESR2), Lordina Eshun (ESR5) and Tolulope Ayeyemi (ESR8) will share their experiences on the 1st year of their PhD program. Tolulope and Rochelle are focused on “Suitability of P containing Fe phases as fertilizers”,…Read more
THE JOURNEY SO FAR! – Part 2
. Hello there! Today, we continue with the series of our blogs on “The Journey So Far”. In this second part, Mingkai Ma (ESR6), Ville Nenonen (ESR7), and Rouven Metz (ESR10) share their first-year experience of their PhD journey. Within the P-TRAP project, Mingkai, Ville and Rouven are focused on the topic of “Processes linking…Read more
THE JOURNEY SO FAR! – Part 1
. What a year! For some of our ESRs it was a year on the way to their PhD program. For others, who started later, this year was very tight. We would like to document and share how this trip went for all of us in our new countries and how the research trip has…Read more
How pot-experiments with rice help feeling home!
– By Rochelle Saracanlao, KULeuven – Within the PTrap project, I am mainly working on the application of iron phosphate (FeP) by-products as fertilizers in rice. Being from a country where rice is part of everyday life, rice does not exude that much excitement. Yes we eat rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner even eating…Read more
15 seconds – that’s not much!
Who thought that an elevator pitch is a challenge, this goes beyond! Exact 15 seconds – and only 15 seconds – to explain your research. Lordina accepted the challenge and is awarded with an invitation to participate in the Science is wonderful! exhibition gallery, congratulations! Science is Wonderful! highlights some of the solutions Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions…Read more