Zapping municipal waste helps recover valuable phosphorus fertilizer

One of humankind’s most precious fertilizers is slipping away. Phosphorus, which today comes mostly from nonrenewable reserves of phosphate rock, typically winds up in municipal waste streams. In the best cases, wastewater treatment plants sequester about 90% of that phosphorus in “sludge” and decompose that sludge into something known as digestate.

Completing the micronutrient picture for plant-based milk alternatives

Plant-based milk alternatives are an attractive option for many people. But some minerals are required to be on the Nutrition Facts label only under certain circumstances. Now, researchers have analyzed plant-based beverages and report variability in mineral content. They will present their results at ACS Fall 2022.