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

Douglas, G.B., Hamilton, D.P., Robb, M.S., Pan, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-0920-3018, Spears, B.M. and Lurling, M., 2016. Guiding principles for the development and application of solid-phase phosphorus adsorbents for freshwater ecosystems. Aquatic Ecology. ISSN 1386-2588

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Abstract

While 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 fluxes due to anthropogenic sources, or long term inactivation of internal P inventories contained within bottom sediments. It also remains a challenge to develop new methods and materials that are ecologically benign and cost-effective. We draw on evidence in the literature and the authors’ personal experiences in the field, to summarise the attributes of a range of P-adsorbent materials. We offer 'guiding principles' to support practical use of existing materials and outline key development needs for new materials.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Aquatic Ecology
Creators: Douglas, G.B., Hamilton, D.P., Robb, M.S., Pan, G., Spears, B.M. and Lurling, M.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2016
ISSN: 1386-2588
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10.1007/s10452-016-9575-2DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 11 May 2016 14:10
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:02
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27767

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