ESR projects

Within P-TRAP 11 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be trained. All ESRs are working together to develop new methods and approaches to trap P in drained agricultural areas and the sediment of eutrophic lakes. This is a complex and divers research field, and each ESR will contribute by working on a defined sub-project. 16 participants from 7 European countries are involved in P-TRAP and the ESRs have the opportunity to meet and closely work together with academic and non-academic partners from various stakeholder groups.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

ESR 11: Effects of Fe supplementation on the ecology and P dynamics in eutrophic lakes

ESR 6: Processes controlling P dynamics upon reductive transformation of P containing Fe minerals

University of Vienna, Austria

ESR 10: Biogeochemical mechanisms influencing the bioavailability of P and Fe from vivianite

University of Bayreuth, Germany

ESR 1: Develop a P-TRAP system to intercept the P flux from a drained catchment area into a recreational lake

ESR 9: Studying the effect of Fe addition to sediments on the  sedimentary biogeochemical processes

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland

ESR 7: Mechanistic studies on the transformation of P-containing Fe(III)oxides

The University of Manchaster, United Kingdom

ESR 5: Microbial technologies for converting P-loaded Fe(III)oxides

University of Seville, Spain

ESR 8: The effectiveness  of vivianite as a sustainable Fe and P fertilizer for agricultural crops

University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium

ESR 2: Effect of applying vivianite and P-containing Fe(III)oxides on P bioavailability and dynamics in different agricultural soil types

G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Germany

ESR 4: Converting Fe residual materials into filter-stable sorbent materials for P removal

Deltares, The Netherlands

ESR 3: Improving the management of surface waters draining agricultural areas to optimize the retentions and recovery of Fe-associated P