Biosorption and retention of orthophosphate onto Ca(OH)2-pretreated biomass of Phragmites sp.


The biosorption of phosphorus in the form of orthophosphate (Po) from wastewater using biomass as the sorbent is of potential importance because the Po-loaded biomass could be applied in the agricultural sector as fertilizer and soil conditioner. However, biomass generally displays a very low affinity for Po sorption and therefore biomass surface… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jes.2015.12.009