Sustainable P Readings

Sustainable P Readings

Listed below are journal articles, book chapters, reports, popular articles, editorials, links to books, and presentations related to P sustainability. Many of these articles are written by members of the P RCN.

Baker, L. (ed.). 2009. The Water Environment of Cities. Springer Science, New York. 2009 https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=HjMYxB8aeR8C&rdid=book-HjMYxB8aeR8C&rdot=1&source=gbs_vpt_read

Committee on the Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Research Council. 2012. Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2012. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13437

Wyant, K., J. Corman, and J.J. Elser (eds.). 2013. Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future. Oxford University Press, New York City, New York. 2013 http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199916832.do

Diallo, M., Duncan, J., Savage, N., Street, A., & Sustich, R.. 2009. Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water: Solutions for Improving Water Quality (Micro and Nano Technologies) (p. 700). William Andrew http://www.amazon.com/Nanotechnology-Applications-Clean-Water-Technologies/dp/0815515782

The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, Al Gore’s Crystal Ball. 2013. Chemical & Engineering News

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Our Nutrient World: The challenge to produce more food and energy with less pollution. , 2012. Prepared by the Global Partnership on Nutrient Management Global Overview on Nutrient Management in collaboration with the International Nitrogen Initiative

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Rural-urban food, nutrient and virtual water flows in selected West African cities. , 2007. By Drechsel, P.; Graefe, S.; Fink, M. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute.

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Valuing Nutrients in Soil and Water: Concepts and Techniques with Examples from IWMI Studies in the Developing World. , 2004. By Drechsel, P., M. Giordano and L.A. Gyiele.. IWMI Research Report Series 82.

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Risks and Opportunities in the Global Phosphate Rock Market: Robust Strategies in Times of Uncertainty, 2012. The Hague

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Phosphorus in Agriculture: Problems and Solutions, 2012. By Allsopp Tirado, Greenpeace Intl.

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Agricultural phosphorus and eutrophication, Second Edition. USDA-AS Report 149. 2003. By A.N. Sharpley, T.C. Daniel, J.T. Sims, J. Lemunyon, R.A. Steven, and R. Parry.

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TLUDs in Terra Preta Sanitation, Conditioning Biochar for Food Production via dry toilet system. Presented at the Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service (ETHOS) ETHOS Conference, 2012. By Jeff Holiman.

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Preferred future phosphorus scenarios: A framework for meeting long-term phosphorus needs for global food demand, International conference on nutrient recovery from wastewater streams. 2009. By Dana Cordell, Tina Schmid-Neset, Stuart White, and Jan-Olof Drangert.

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Decision support in available urine harvesting technologies: technical and economical analysis, presented at the Summit on Sustainable Habitat - Incorporating 3rd International Conference on Modern Bamboo Structures, New Delhi, December 9 – 11, 2011. By Md Azizur Rahman, S Ramesh Sakthivel and V M Chariar

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Ashley, K., D. Cordell, and D. Mavinic 2011. A brief history of phosphorus: From the philosopher’s stone to nutrient recovery and reuse. Chemosphere 84:737-746. http://commons.bcit.ca/riversinstitute/files/2013/06/Ashley-Cordell-Mavinic-Chemosphere-Final.pdf

Baker, L. A. 2011. Can urban P conservation help to prevent the brown devolution?. Chemosphere 84779-784. http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/Engineering/research/CenterSustainableUrbanInfrastructure/CSISProducts/Workshops/Documents/Attendee%20Publications/Baker_2011_Can%20urban%20P%20conservation%20help%20to%20prevent%20the%20brown%20devolution.pdf

Baker, L.A., Hartzheim, P.M., Hobbie, S.E., King, J.Y., and Nelson, K.C. 2007. Effect of consumption choices on fluxes of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus through households. Urban Ecosystem 1097–117. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11252-006-0014-3/fulltext.html

Cordell, D. and White, S. 2013. Sustainable Phosphorus Measures: Strategies and Technologies for Achieving Phosphorus Security. Agronomy 3(1)86-116. http://www.1energyportal.net/Article/Articles/Sustainable%20Phosphorus%20Measures%20Strategies%20and%20Technologies.pdf

Cordell, D. and White, S. 2011. Peak Phosphorus: Clarifying the Key Issues of a Vigorous Debate about Long-Term Phosphorus Security. Sustainability 3(10)2027-2049. http://www.fraw.org.uk/files/limits/cordell_white_2011.pdf

Cordell, D., Rosemarin, A., Schröder, J.J. and Smit, A.L. 2011. Towards global phosphorus security: A systems framework for phosphorus recovery and reuse options. Chemosphere 84747-758. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653511001652

Doody, D.G.; Withers, P.J.A.; Dils, R.M. 2014. Prioritizing waterbodies to balance agricultural production and environmental outcomes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 487697-7699.

Elser, J.J. 2012. Phosphorus: A limiting nutrient for humanity?. Current Opinion in Biotechnology Journal . http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0958166912000481

Elser, J.J., T.J. Elser, S.R. Carpenter, and W.A. Brock 2014. Regime shift in fertilizer commodities indicates more turbulence ahead for food security. . PLoS One 9doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093998.

Fischer, D. and Glaser B. 2012. Synergisms between Compost and Biochar for Sustainable Soil Amelioration, Management of Organic Waste. InTech . http://cdn.intechweb.org/pdfs/27163.pdf

Fissore, C., Baker, L. A., Hobbie, S. E., King, J. Y., McFadden, J. P., Nelson, K. C., and Jakobsdottir, I. 2011. Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus fluxes in household ecosystems in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, urban region. Ecological Applications 21(3),619–39. http://wordpress.cfans.umn.edu/larrybakerlab/files/2011/07/Fissore2011EcolAppl.pdf

Forbes, E.G., Foy, R.H., Mulholland, M.V., and Brettell, J.L. 2011. Performance of a constructed wetland for treating farm-yard dirty water. Water Sci. Technol. 64(1)22-28. http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=ded7ca5e-eb7a-4500-878a-be74f0b3adc4%40sessionmgr198&vid=1&hid=112&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=67271129

Gifford, J.M. 2012. Phosphorus Recovery from Microbial Biofuel Residual Using Microwave Peroxide Digestion and Anion Exchange. Dissertation thesis. Arizona State University. . http://gradworks.umi.com/15/30/1530805.html

Gifford, M., J. Liu, B.E. Rittmann, R. Vannela, P. Westerhoff 2015. Phosphorus Recovery from Microbial Biofuel Residual Using Microwave Peroxide Digestion and Anion Exchange. Water Research 70130-137 .

Harrison, J., Knowlton, K., James, B., Hanigan, M. D., Stallings, C., and Whitefield, E. 2012. Case Study: National survey of barriers related to precision phosphorus feeding. Professional Animal Scientist 28(5):564–568. http://pas.fass.org/content/28/5/564.full.pdf

Haygarth, Philip; Jarvie, Helen; Powers, Steve; Sharpley, Andrew; Elser, James; Shen, Jianbo; Peterson, Heidi; Chan, Neng; Howden, Nicholas ; Burt, Tim; Worrall, Fred; Zhang, Fusuo; Liu, Xuejun. 2014. Sustainable phosphorus management and the need for a long-term perspective: The legacy hypothesis. . Environ. Sci. Technol. 488417–8419.

Jarvie, H.P., Sharpley, A.N., Withers, P.J.A., Scott, J.T., Haggard, B.E. and Neal, C. 2013. Phosphorus mitigation to control river eutrophication: Murky waters, inconvenient truths and ‘post-normal’ science. J. Environ. Qual. 42:295–304. https://www.crops.org/publications/jeq/articles/42/2/295

Jobbagy, E.G. and Jackson, R.B. 2004. The uplift of soil nutrients by plants: Biogeochemical Consequences across scales. Ecology 85(9):2380-2389. http://gea.unsl.edu.ar/pdfs/Jobbagy_Ecol_%202004.pdf

Matsubae, K. and Hiraki, N. 2011. Virtual phosphorus ore requirement of Japanese economy. Chemosphere 84(6):767-772. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004565351100508X

McGrath, J.W., Chin, J.P., and Quinn, J.P. 2013. Organophosphonates revealed: new insights into the microbial metabolism of ancient molecules. Nature Reviews Microbiology 11:412-419. http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v11/n6/full/nrmicro3011.html

Metson, G., Bennett, E. and Elser, J.J. 2012. The role of diet in phosphorus demand. Environmental Research Letters 7:1-10. http://w.tiennong.vn/Uploads/UserFiles/files/0J87WJSCH41748-9326_7_4_044043[1].pdf

Metson, G., Hale, R., Iwaniec, E., Cook, E., Corman, J., Galletti, C. and Childers, D. 2012. Phosphorus in Phoenix: a Budget and Spatial Approach Representation of Phosphorus in an Urban Ecosystem. Ecological Applications 22(2):705-721. http://www.urban-sustainability-rcn.org/uploads/1/6/2/1/16216490/metson_et_al._2012_phosphorus_in_phoenix.pdf

Otterpohl, R., Braun, U. and Oldenburg, M. 2003. Innovative technologies for decentralised water-, wastewater and biowaste management in urban and peri-urban areas. Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research 48(11-12): 23–32. http://www.iwaponline.com/wst/04811/wst048110023.htm

O’Rourke, S. M., Foy, R. H., Watson, C. J., Gordon, A. and Doody, D. 2012. Assessment of co-blending water treatment residual with dairy manure to reduce phosphorus concentrations in run-off in Northern Ireland. Soil Use and Management 28(2):157–166. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2012.00397.x/full

P. Withers, J. Elser, J. Hilton, H. Ohtake, W. Schipper, and K. C. van Kijk 2015. Greening the global phosphorus cycle: How green chemistry can help achieve planetary P sustainability. Green Chemistry .

Sattari, S.Z., Bouwman, A.F., Giller, K.E. and van Ittersum, M.K. 2012. Residual soil Phosphorus as the missing piece in the global phosphorus crisis puzzle. PNAS 19(16):6348-6353. http://www.pnas.org/content/109/16/6348.long

Scholz, R.W. and Wellmer, F-W. 2013. Approaching a dynamic view on the availability of mineral resources: What we may learn from the case of phosphorus?. Global Environmental Change 23:11–27. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378012001264

Scholz, U. and Eilitta, R. 2013. Sustainable Use of Phosphorus: A finite resource. Science of the Total Environment 461: 799-803. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896971300586X

Shussler, J., Baker, L.A. and Chester-Jones, H. 2007. Whole system P balances as a practical tool for lake management. Ecological Engineering 29(3):294-304. http://larrybakerlab.cfans.umn.edu/files/2011/07/Schussler-watershed-P-balances-Ecol-Eng-20071.pdf

Smil, V. 2000. Phosphorus in the Environment: Natural Flows and Human Interferences. Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 25:53-88. http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~vsmil/pdf_pubs/originalpdfs/aree2000-2.pdf

Streubel, J. D. 2011. Biochar: Its characterization and utility for recovering phosphorus from anaerobic digested dairy effluent. dissertation . https://research.wsulibs.wsu.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2376/2891/Streubel_wsu_0251E_10131.pdf?sequence=1

Suh, S. and Yee, S. 2011. Phosphorus use-efficiency of agriculture and food system in the US.. Chemosphere 84:806-813. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653511000798

Vaccari, D. A. 2011. Chemosphere Phosphorus Cycle Issue – Introduction. Chemosphere Journal . http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653511007077

Verón, S. R., Jobbágy, E. G., Di Bella, C. M., Paruelo, J. M., and Jackson, R. B. 2012. Assessing the potential of wildfires as a sustainable bioenergy opportunity. GCB Bioenergy 4(6):634–641. http://inta.gob.ar/documentos/assessing-the-potential-of-wildfires-as-a-sustainable-bioenergy-opportunity/at_multi_download/file/INTA_%20Veron%20.PDF

Viglizzo, E. F., Frank, F. C., Carreño, L. V., Jobbágy, E. G., Pereyra, H., Clatt, J., and Ricard, M. F. 2011. Ecological and environmental footprint of 50 years of agricultural expansion in Argentina. Global Change Biology 17(2):959–973. http://www.fce.austral.edu.ar/aplic/webSIA/webSIA2004.nsf/6905fd7e3ce10eca03256e0b0056c5b9/69d1ce0e166e8c4203257a3e006fdf92/$FILE/GCB-Viglizzo%20et%20al%202011.pdf

Webeck, E; K Matsubae; K Nakajima; K Nansai; T Nagasaka 2014. Analysis of Phosphorus Dependency in Asia. Sociotechnica 11119-­126.

Webeck, E; K Matsubae; T Nagasaka 2014. Phosphorus requirements for the changing diets of China, India and Japan. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies DOI 10.1007/s10018-­014-­0088-­8.

Withers, P.J.A., May, L., Jarvie, H.P., Jordan, P., Doody, D., Foy, R.H., Bechmann, M., Cooksley, S., Dils, R., and Deal, N. 2012. Nutrient emissions to water from septic tank systems in rural catchments: Uncertainties and implications for policy. Environmental Science & Policy 24:71-82. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901112001293

Withers, Paul J. A., James J. Elser, Julian Hilton, Hisao Ohtake, Willem Schipper and Kimo C. van Dijk 2015. Greening the global phosphorus cycle: How green chemistry can help achieve planetary P sustainability. Green Chemistry DOI: 10.1039/C4GC02445A.

Wu, Y., Hu, Z., Yang, L., Graham, B. and Kerr, P.G. 2011. The removal of nutrients from non-point source wastewater by a hybrid bioreactor. Bioresource Technology 102(3): 2419-2426. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960852410017694

Wu, Y., Kerr, P.G., Hu, Z. and Yang, L. 2010. Eco-Restoration: Simultaneous nutrient removal from soil and water in a complex residential-cropland area.. Environmental Pollution 158(7)2472-2477. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749110001260

Zhang, H.C., Cao, Z.H., Shen, Q.R. and Wong, M.H. 2003. Effect of phosphate fertilizer application on phosphorus losses from paddy soils in Taihu Lake region. Chemosphere 50(6):695-701. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653502002072

The phosphorus crisis. 2009. By David A. Vaccari. in Scientific American June 2009 http://tiny.cc/obuGb

Prioritizing waterbodies to balance agricultural production and environmental outcomes. 2014. By Doody, D.G.; Withers, P.J.A.; Dils, R.M. . in Environ. Sci. Technol. 48(14), 7697-7699.

A dirty way to feed 9 billion people. 2013. By Elser, J.J., and B Rittman. in Slate magazine http://tinyurl.com/mnhuyup

"Peak phosphorus" and "The new resource crunch.". 2010. By Elser, J.J., and S White. in Foreign Policy Magazine http://tinyurl.com/2d97o9w

Sustainable phosphorus management and the need for a long-term perspective: The legacy hypothesis. . 2014. By Haygarth, Philip; Jarvie, Helen; Powers, Steve; Sharpley, Andrew; Elser, James; Shen, Jianbo; Peterson, Heidi; Chan, Neng; Howden, Nicholas ; Burt, Tim; Worrall, Fred; Zhang, Fusuo; Liu, Xuejun. . in Environ. Sci. Technol. 2014, 48(14), 7697-7699.

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