Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-19428
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: A review of nature-based solutions for resource recovery in cities
Authors : Kisser, Johannes
Wirth, Maria
De Gusseme, Bart
Van Eekert, Miriam
Zeeman, Grietje
Schönborn, Andreas
Vinnerås, Björn
Finger, David C.
Kolbl Repinc, Sabina
Bulc, Tjaša Griessler
Bani, Aida
Pavlova, Dolja
Staicu, Lucian C.
Atasoy, Merve
Cetecioglu, Zeynep
Kokko, Marika
Haznedaroglu, Berat Z.
Hansen, Joachim
Istenič, Darja
Canga, Eriona
Malamis, Simos
Camilleri-Fenech, Margaret
Beesley, Luke
et. al : No
DOI : 10.2166/bgs.2020.930
10.21256/zhaw-19428
Published in : Blue-Green Systems
Volume(Issue) : 2
Issue : 1
Issue Date: 3-Feb-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution : International Water Association
ISSN: 2617-4782
Language : English
Subjects : Circular Cities; Energy; Nature-Based Solutions; Nutrients; Resource Recovery
Subject (DDC) : 333.7: Land, recreational areas and energy
Abstract: Our modern cities are resource sinks designed on the current linear economic model which recovers very little of the original input. As the current model is not sustainable, a viable solution is to recover and reuse parts of the input. In this context, resource recovery using nature-based solutions (NBS) is gaining popularity worldwide. In this specific review, we focus on NBS as technologies that bring nature into cities and those that are derived from nature, using (micro)organisms as principal agents, provided they enable resource recovery. The findings presented in this work are based on an extensive literature review, as well as on original results of recent innovation projects across Europe. The case studies were collected by participants of the COST Action Circular City, which includes a portfolio of more than 92 projects. The present review article focuses on urban wastewater, industrial wastewater, municipal solid waste and gaseous effluents, the recoverable products (e.g., nutrients, nanoparticles, energy), as well as the implications of source-separation and circularity by design. The analysis also includes assessment of the maturity of different technologies (technology readiness level) and the barriers that need to be overcome to accelerate the transition to resilient, self-sustainable cities of the future.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/19428
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
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