The present report presents the system and discusses the results of the cost calculation for the reduction/elimination of different wastewater and sludge compounds. These costs were calculated for different types of processes at 102 wastewater treatment plants of Emschergenossenschaft/Lippeverband and Aggerverband. Comparing enhanced biological phosphorus removal and precipitation, one of the results indicates that in general the costs for elimination of one kilogram of phosphorus are lower in the plants in which only chemical precipitation is used for P reduction. Further results of the cost calculation will be presented with a discussion of their possible influence on planning decisions.

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