A group of researchers, engineers and technologists working out of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology over in the German city of Stuttgard have developed a high-tech and futuristic reactor, dubbed ePhos, that is more than capable of harnessing and isolating phosphorus without using any chemicals that might be harmful to the environment.
Phosphorus is known to be a very important component of agricultural fertilizers, which is why the innovation of the ePhos reactor is such a landmark event. The reactor is designed to be installed at water treatment plants, and works by using waste water as its raw input material. It uses an electrolysis process to remove and isolate phosphorus.
Ultimately, the ePhos reactor will make it easier than ever to profit from the isolation and sale of phosphorus whilst also having eco-friendly benefits in the form of waste water filtration, making it good for business and good for the environment as well.