PhD: Next-generation fertilisers for nutrient stewardship in cotton production
About half of the world’s used soda-lime glass (container glass) is unfit for recycling, but a newly developed process can extract sodium silicate from it. Sodium silicate is a feedstock widely used in making detergents, paper and shoes. New evidence also suggests its use as a fertiliser for plant growth, especially where phosphorous is limited. However, the cost of plant-available silicate generally outweighs the benefit in broadacre cropping. This PhD project focuses on improving glass processing and finding ways to create a cheaper soluble silica fertiliser.
Project led by
Related research projectsSearch all research projects
Find out how we can help you.
Find answers to our most frequently asked questions on research projects, commercial opportunities, organisations and more.
Still have questions or have feedback on the site? Please get in touch by completing our enquiry form.