News | December 4, 2017

Water Environment Research Open Access Article Reviews Biological Phosphorus Recovery

The open access article in the December 2017 issue of Water Environment Research (WER) examines developments in biological phosphorus recovery and considers the potential for further advancement.

“In their review paper, Yang et al. discuss the current paradigm with respect to enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) in light of phosphorus recovery strategies,” WER Editor-in-Chief Tim Ellis said. “Their review includes an overview of the phylogenic analysis of phosphate accumulating organisms and the key proteins involved in mixed-culture and mono-culture EBPR. The authors also propose a strategy to include P-recovery from algae and the associated opportunities and research needs.”

Selected WER articles such as this one are available free to the public on a monthly basis through an open access program. In addition, authors can pay a fee to make their accepted articles open access. Click here to download “Biological Phosphorus Recovery: Review of Current Progress and Future Needs” by Yu Yang, Xu Shi, Wendy Ballent, and Brooke K. Mayer.

Published by the Water Environment Federation since 1928, WER is a popular professional journal that features peer-reviewed research papers and research notes, as well as state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental, and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management. WER is available in both print and online formats and receives approximately 400 new research submissions each year.

About WEF
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Water Environment Federation (WEF)