Chemosphere publishes article about iron-coated sand granules as a purification strategy for phosphate in horticulture
The article by Nico Lambert, Pieter Van Aken, Rob Van den Broeck and Raf Dewil from KU Leuven, Department of Chemical Engineering, Process and Environmental Technology Lab was published in Chemosphere by Elsevier, a multidisciplinary journal focussing on chemicals in the bio-, hydro-, litho- and atmosphere.
• Low-cost iron-coated sand (ICS) sorbent was successfully applied to remove phosphate from greenhouse effluent.
• The adsorption capacity of ICS was enhanced by introducing intermediate resting periods.
•The design and operating management of the pilot filter bed needs optimization to extend the service time until breakthrough.
•Possibilities for phosphate recovery are offered by developing an efficient desorption.
Read the article here https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0045653520334731?via%3Dihub
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