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Sustainable Materials for Phosphorus Removal

Pennotec has recently been undertaken laboratory testing of a sustainable material for the removal of phosphorus from water and waste water streams. The material was prepared from crab shells – a by-product of shellfish processing, which itself would otherwise go to waste. Pennotec was one of seven winners in the first round of an SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) …

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The iCRAB Project

Biorefining produces higher value products than other routes for biomass utilisation but often involves more processing with additional costs. To ensure economic sustainability all inputs need to be converted to useful products with minimum processing steps. Crustacean shell, the major by-product from scampi, prawn and crab meat processing contains 20-30% chitin. Chemically extracted chitin is …

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