The University’s Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management (ISWA), founded in 1952, with its 100 academic and 30 technical employees is engaged in teaching and research in the fields water quality management, water supply, industrial and municipal wastewater technology and management, waste management and resource recovery, chemical analysis of wastewater and solid waste, measuring and treatment of emissions. The interdisciplinary team lead by four professors is composed of environmental engineers, process engineers, civil engineers, chemists, biologists, food chemists, geologists and geographers. The institute, and particularly its department for Resource Management (RIK) is amongst others specialised on research projects and consulting for industry and authorities in management, treatment and disposal of industrial and municipal wastewater sludges. The recovery of phosphorus from sewage sludge and its ashes has been and is currently the topic of several R&D projects and industry studies. Together with FlashPhos partner MIT, the institute has developed the FP7 project RecoPhos (GA 262652, “forerunner” of FlashPhos) and participated in it as a major partner, with its main focuses on lab experiments, resources management and environmental assessment.