phosphate removal from wastewater Articles

  • Removal of phosphate and fluoride from optoelectronic wastewater by calcite

    The objective of this study is to study the removal of phosphate (PO43− ) and fluoride (F−) by using calcite from the thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) manufacturing wastewater. The highest phosphate adsorption capacity of 40.65 mg/g calcite was found at pH 6.5. It is proposed that both adsorption and precipitation were involved in the removal of phosphate and fluoride. Solid ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Low cost processes for the removal of phosphates in water and wastewater

    This paper presents a synopsis of various low-cost techniques employed for the removal of phosphates from water and treated wastewater. Techniques employed include seawater flocculation and coagulation/flocculation using bittern, adsorption on fluidised raw dolomite bed, and filtration through iron and aluminium coated filter media. Seawater flocculation at a seawater concentration of 10% ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Prediction of adsorption rate of phosphate removal from wastewater with gas concrete

    Gas concrete, a conventional structural material, is used to remove phosphate from wastewater. A batch study of phosphate removal from wastewater with waste particles of gas concrete has been performed. The concentration-time graphs were plotted against pH, temperature, and agitation speed, and the reaction rate equation was adapted to adsorption. The differential method was used to define ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Phosphate removal from wastewater using aluminium oxide as adsorbent

    The development and manufacture of an adsorbent to remove phosphate for the prevention of eutrophication in lakes is very important. The use of aluminium oxide (alumina) as an organic adsorbent to remove phosphate from wastewater has been investigated. The characteristics of this absorption process were investigated to determine the important parameters, such as the pH and the aluminium ion ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Phosphate removal without chemical dosing from Virotec

    In this article Simon Tillotson, General Manager at Virotec Europe Limited, explains how the Company’s new innovative Bauxsol™ technology is produced, the nature, characteristics and formulation of the product range and how the product works. He outlines applications for Bauxsol™ technology in the water and environmental sector. Simon concentrates specifically on using Bauxsol™ for phosphate ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • Pesticide removal from wastewater

    In this study, the removal of 2,2 ? dichlorovinyl ? o,o ? dimethyl phosphate (DDVP) from wastewater by adsorption was carried out. DDVP is an organophosphorus insecticide widely used in agriculture in Turkey. Adsorbents used in the study were agricultural waste straw, wood chips and ground corncobs. Adsorption of DDVP onto these materials from wastewater was evaluated by using a batch system. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What is a wastewater treatment system and how does it work?

    For industrial companies producing wastewater as part of it’s process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary to ensure safety precautions and discharge regulations are met. The most appropriate wastewater treatment system will help the facility avoid harming the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Strategies to optimize phosphate removal from industrial anaerobic effluents by magnesium ammonium phosphate (MAP) production

    Owing to more stringent phosphate discharge requirements and the increasing prices of fertilizers, beneficial recovery and reuse of phosphate from industrial anaerobic effluents is becoming an important issue. Phosphate recovery by struvite or magnesium ammonium phosphate (MAP) permits its recycling in the fertilizer industry because struvite is a valuable slow release fertilizer. Two different ...


  • Chromium and phosphate removal from wastewater in the stainless steel finishing industry - Case Study

    Customer Application and Activity Rimex specializes in metal finishing and architectural metals and has been producing surface finishes on stainless steel and other metals since 1959. The process generates an acidic wastewater which is collected in 2 separate sumps, one for effluents containing chromic acid and another for those containing phosphoric/sulfuric acid. Key ...


  • Removal of phosphate from coating wastewater using magnetic Fe-Cu bimetal oxide modified fly ash

    In this work, magnetic Fe-Cu bimetal oxide modified fly ash was used to remove phosphate from coating wastewater. The influences of pH, dosage amount and adsorption time on the removal of phosphate were investigated. The experimental results showed that pH had a significant effect on the adsorption of phosphate. The removal percentage of phosphate reached a maximum at pH 10. The removal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Removing Struvite from wastewater systems

    Named after Henrich Christian Gottfried Von Struve, who discovered the magnesium ammonium phosphate crystals in medieval sewer systems in Hamburg in 1845, struvite is a major problem for waste water treatment plants. The hard, crystalline deposit forms scale on lines and belts, in centrifuges and pumps.  It also clogs system pipes and other equipment including anaerobic ...

  • Removal of phosphorus from wastewaters by biomass ashes

    Removal batch assays of phosphates from a synthetic wastewater (SWW) and a pulp and paper mill wastewater (PPWW) with two forestry biomass ashes were performed. The supernatants were not only chemically characterized but also the ecotoxicity was determined using two organisms: Vibrio fischeri and Artemia franciscana. The addition of fly ash and bottom ash to the SWW in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Immobilization of magnesium ammonium phosphate crystals within microchannels for efficient ammonia removal

    Magnesium ammonium phosphate was formed in flow-through microchannels of silica monoliths using two different methods to fabricate materials that show efficient ammonia adsorption performance from wastewater with low hydraulic resistance. Magnesium ammonium phosphate crystals in these materials release ammonia when heated at 378 K, yielding primarily magnesium hydrogen phosphate. When this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adsorptive removal of phosphate from aqueous solutions using lead–zinc tailings

    This study explored the feasibility of utilizing lead–zinc tailings for phosphate removal in laboratory experiments. The adsorption isotherm, kinetics and pH effect were examined in batch experiments. The Freundlich and Langmuir isotherm models were used for data fitting. The adsorption kinetics can be best described by the simple Elovich equation. The phosphate adsorption tends to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Granular ferric hydroxide adsorbent for phosphate removal: demonstration preparation and field study

    Ferric hydroxide (FHO), which has high phosphate adsorption capacity, was prepared by precipitation at industrial scale and then fabricated via the drum granulation method with cross-linked poly(vinyl alcohol) as the binder. The optimum binder/FHO powder ratio was 0.6 for producing a granular adsorbent with a high phosphate adsorption capacity and stability. The Langmuir maximum adsorption ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Phosphate release from waste stabilisation pond sludge: significance and fate of polyphosphate

    Net phosphorus removal from waste stabilisation pond (WSP) systems is governed by the rate of phosphorus incorporation into the sludge layer and the rate of phosphorus release from this sludge back to the overlying wastewater. Luxury uptake of phosphorus by microalgae has been shown to occur under WSP conditions in the laboratory; however, the significance of this mechanism and the fate of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The biological removal of phosphorus from simulated wastewater using miniature bioreactors

    The objective of this study was to utilize miniature bioreactors in a laboratory-scale setting to biologically deplete excessive amounts of phosphorus (P). P occurring in wastewater is usually found in the form of phosphate (PO4). The potential for phosphate-removing bacteria (PRB) to overload significant levels of PO4 under aerobic/anaerobic conditions was observed and evaluated. Wastewater ...

  • Evaluation of the role of inherent Ca2+ in phosphorus removal from wastewater system

    The role of inherent Ca2+ in phosphorus removal from wastewater was evaluated by batch tests. Precipitates were characterized by an X-ray diffractometer (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer (FT-IR) and scanning electron microscope with an energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS) system. Effects of inherent Ca2+ on phosphorus removal through basic oxygen furnace slag (BOFS) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ammonia nitrogen removal from acetylene purification wastewater from a PVC plant by struvite precipitation

    Acetylene purification wastewater (APW) usually contains high concentrations of ammonia nitrogen (NH4-N), which is generated during the production of acetylene in a polyvinylchloride manufacturing plant. In this study, a struvite precipitation method was selected to remove NH4-N from the APW. Laboratory-scale batch experiments were performed to investigate the effects of the initial APW ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Study on an effective industrial waste-based adsorbent for the adsorptive removal of phosphorus from wastewater: equilibrium and kinetics studies

    In this work, an effective adsorbent for removing phosphate from aqueous solution was developed from modifying industrial waste — lithium silica fume (LSF). The characterization of LSF before and after modification was investigated using an N2 adsorption–desorption technique (Brunauer–Emmett–Teller, BET), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Studies were conducted to ...


    By IWA Publishing

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