nerc.ac.uk

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.; Spears, B.M.; Luring, M.. 2016 Guiding principles for the development and application of solid-phase phosphorus adsorbents for freshwater ecosystems [in special issue: Cyanobacterial blooms: ecology, prevention, mitigation and control] Aquatic Ecology, 50 (3). 385-405. 10.1007/s10452-016-9575-2

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract/Summary

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 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: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/s10452-016-9575-2
CEH Sections: Watt
ISSN: 1386-2588
Additional Keywords: nutrients, phosphorus adsorptive materials, guidelines, application
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 28 Feb 2017 12:21 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/516399

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

Downloads for past 30 days

Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...