Ecotoxicological Assessment of Phosphate Recyclates from Sewage Sludges

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RASTETTER, Nadja, Karl-Otto ROTHHAUPT, Almut GERHARDT, 2017. Ecotoxicological Assessment of Phosphate Recyclates from Sewage Sludges. In: Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 228, 171. ISSN 0049-6979. eISSN 1573-2932. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s11270-017-3331-7

@article{Rastetter2017-04-07Ecoto-39024, title={Ecotoxicological Assessment of Phosphate Recyclates from Sewage Sludges}, year={2017}, doi={10.1007/s11270-017-3331-7}, volume={228}, issn={0049-6979}, journal={Water, Air, & Soil Pollution}, author={Rastetter, Nadja and Rothhaupt, Karl-Otto and Gerhardt, Almut}, note={Article Number: 171} }

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