Global Phosphorus: Geological Sources and Demand-Driven Production: P is for price

Donald Burt, Marion Dumas, Nathaniel Springer, David A. Vaccari

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Abstract

This chapter investigates where and in what form phosphorus occurs on Earth. It describes the major geological dimensions of phosphorus. It measures the quantities extractable phosphorus occurs and explores the past and current trends of phosphorus usage; looks into the prediction of future trends and determines the reliability; and discusses the role of economics in phosphorus reserves, and how resources are geologically determined. It also explains the issue of the shortage of phosphorus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhosphorus, Food, and Our Future
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780190267926
ISBN (Print)9780199916832
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 8 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Extractable phosphorus
  • Geological dimensions
  • Phosphorus
  • Phosphorus reserves
  • Phosphorus usage

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    Burt, D., Dumas, M., Springer, N., & Vaccari, D. A. (2013). Global Phosphorus: Geological Sources and Demand-Driven Production: P is for price. In Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916832.003.0003