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Phosphorus recovery on apatite filters: developing a mechanistic model

Abstract : Phosphorus recovery from wastewater by using natural and granulated apatite (Phosclean®) filters is studied. A mechanistic model describing P retention by means of adsorption and precipitation phenomena is being developed with the HP1® software. This tool is able to account for hydraulics into the porous media, as well as, chemical speciation by using its PHREEQC® package. Phosphorus retention capacity and kinetics of both materials seem to be significantly different mainly because the apatite's surface in the Phosclean® product is not readily accessible to act as seed for Ca-P precipitation. This may lead to two different retention mechanisms and therefore, to two different models.
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L. Delgado, S. Troesch, D. Blanc, Mathieu Gautier, P. Molle. Phosphorus recovery on apatite filters: developing a mechanistic model. 3rd IWA Resource Recovery Conference, Sep 2019, Venice, Italy. IWA, pp.405-406, 2019. ⟨hal-02610003⟩



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