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Removal of ortho-phosphate from aqueous solution by adsorption onto dolomite
Mangwandi, Chirangano; Albadarin, Ahmad B.; Glocheux, Yoann; Waler, Gavin M.
An experimental study on the adsorption of phosphate onto cost effective fine dolomite powder is presented. The effect of solution pH, solution ionic strength and adsorption isotherm were examined. The adsorption of phosphate was pH dependent and phosphate adsorption favoured acidic conditions. The adsorption was significantly influenced by solution ionic strength indicating outer-sphere complexation reactions. The experimental data further indicated that the removal of phosphate increased with increase in the ionic strength of solution. The experimental data were modelled with different isotherms: Langmuir, Freundlich and Redlich–Peterson isotherms. It was found that the Redlich–Peterson isotherm depicted the equilibrium data most accurately. The overall kinetic data fitted very well the pseudo-first-order rate model. peer-reviewed
Keyword(s): phosphate nutrient; phosphate adsorption; dolomite; wastewater treatment
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): Journal of Environmental Engineering;2 (2), pp. 1123-1130
Publisher(s): Elsevier
First Indexed: 2018-10-27 06:26:52 Last Updated: 2018-10-27 06:26:52