Finland relies on sustainable nutrient recycling for water protection
Dr. Reza Javaherdashti is passionate when it comes to corrosion, and methods to avoid it. This is perhaps not surprising since he has a Ph.D. in corrosion and an extensive background in metallurgical engineering and material science. In his daily work, he is General Manager at Eninco Engineering, a company well-known for its consultancy regarding protective and anti-corrosion coatings, which are used in a wide variety of industries. We recently sat down with him virtually to discuss some aspects of his work: the dangers of microbial corrosion, what Eninco is doing to combat it, the significance of the research, and why attending conferences is important.
The orientation of environmental policy in Finland is increasingly based on sustainable nutrient recycling. Agriculture, in particular, plays a strategically important role in regions with intensive animal husbandry. While in other parts of the world manure and slurry are seen as waste, the Fins rely on the advantages of this so-called ‘black gold’. Fertilisation with this organic substance improves the structure of the soil and increases the carbon storage in the ground.