Guiding principles for the development and application of solid-phase phosphorus adsorbents for freshwater ecosystems

  title={Guiding principles for the development and application of solid-phase phosphorus adsorbents for freshwater ecosystems},
  author={Grant B. Douglas and David P. Hamilton and Malcolm Robb and Gang Pan and Bryan M. Spears and Miquel Lurling},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
Whilst a diverse array of phosphorus (P)-adsorbent materials is currently available for application to freshwater aquatic systems, selection of the most appropriate P-adsorbents remains problematic. In particular, there has to be a close correspondence between attributes of the P-adsorbent, its field performance and the management goals for treatment. These management goals may vary from a rapid reduction in dissolved P to address seasonal enrichments from internal loading, targeting external… 

Commercial silicate phosphate sequestration and desorption leads to a gradual decline of aquatic systems

  • K. Svatos
  • Environmental Science
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • 2017
Laboratory desorption behaviour, function and elemental composition of commercially marketed silicate minerals used to sequester phosphorus pollution as well as Zeolite, Smectite, and Kaolinite were

Emerging lanthanum (III)-containing materials for phosphate removal from water: A review towards future developments.

Synergistic Recapturing of External and Internal Phosphorus for In Situ Eutrophication Mitigation

In eutrophication management, many phosphorus (P) adsorbents have been developed to capture P at the laboratory scale. Existing P removal practice in freshwaters is limited due to the lack of

Flocculants and Sediment Capping for Phosphorus Management

Flocculation and sediment capping are two of the tools in the manager’s toolbox for lake restoration. For them to be used effectively requires an understanding of the in-lake processes that control

Selective Phosphate Removal from Water and Wastewater using Sorption: Process Fundamentals and Removal Mechanisms.

The most fundamental aspects of selective phosphate removal processes are discussed and gains from the latest developments of phosphate-selective sorbents are highlighted, along with a discussion of some overlooked facts regarding the development of high-performance sor bents for selective phosphate Removal from water and wastewater.



Comparison of phosphorus (P) removal properties of materials proposed for the control of sediment P release in UK lakes.

Eutrophication management in surface waters using lanthanum modified bentonite: A review.

Phosphorus saturation potential: a parameter for estimating the longevity of constructed wetland systems.

The investigated properties (P retention potential, regeneration of P adsorption, P fractionation) provide useful data about the suitability of slag material as a media for long-term P removal and should enable an improved prediction of the longevity of full-scale CWS.

Lake sediment phosphorus release management—Decision support and risk assessment framework

Abstract The release of phosphorus (P) from the sediments of eutrophic lakes is often associated with the proliferation of nuisance algal blooms, especially cyanobacteria. The successful

Reassessment of the performance of mineral-based sediment capping materials to bind phosphorus: a comment on Akhurst et al. (2004)

This work addresses two major issues: the understanding and management of eutrophication leading to troublesome algal blooms and the potential of mineral-based amendments to bind P under a range of physico-chemical conditions.

Application of PhoslockTM, an innovative phosphorus binding clay, to two Western Australian waterways: preliminary findings

Phoslock™ is a specially modified clay designed to permanently bind phosphorus in those situations where phosphorus (P) release from sediments is a main driver of algal bloom formation. Extensive