Nitrogen compounds – threat of abundance

Nitrogen compounds – threat of abundance

Reactive nitrogen compounds like ammonia and nitrate fertilisers are a key resource for food production to feed the world. At the same time human activities through multiple processes lead to losses of reactive nitrogen (nitrous oxides, nitrate,…) to water,...
„Circular economy“ vs. „toxic-free environment“

„Circular economy“ vs. „toxic-free environment“

The „circular economy“ concept aims at maximizing re-use or recycling of products and materials from the technosphere. Hazardous compounds are among the most prominent obstacles towards this goal. On the other hand, the „toxic-free environment“ strategy...