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!


. 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…

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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…

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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…

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Our first e-learning module!

Some time ago our ESRs were busy with developing and producing e-learning modules for different audiences. Due to Corona this has to be organised remotely, which was quite a challenge. But they managed! Enjoy the first P-TRAP e-learning module!

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Transferable skills – an important part of our training network

Two weeks full of interaction, knowledge exchange, and networking were planned mid July in Utrecht. Within these two weeks we wanted to develop e-learning modules and to follow our first P-TRAP school, with an imbedded 2-days workshop organised by the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP). In the end, so to speak, to top it all off…

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SEDEX training at Utrecht University

This is our first P-TRAP blog on Secondments. Secondments are an essential part of our training network. They give the ESRs the chance to visit partner universities and institutions, and our non-academic partners. In this way expertise and know-how is exchanged – a very useful experience and one of the major strengths of a research…

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Nothing stops the P-TRAP researchers!

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic. We are safe at home and we have not stopped working. Understanding the dynamics and  how to trap and reuse Phosphorus is our passion! After more than 3 weeks of working from home in some cases and of lockdown in others, we got used to the “new normal”, wearing sleepers…

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Our first get-together!

– By Victoria Barcala Paolillo – On our first blog we would like to share our experience attending the 1st Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC1) and the 1st Annual P-TRAP Meeting, held 6 to 10 January 2020 in Bayreuth (Germany). This week was a perfect first get-together meeting for the consortium as a whole. Although the…

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