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Enhanced phosphorus removal in a waste stabilization pond system with blast furnace slag filters

Camargo Valero, M.A., Johnson, M., Mather, T. and Mara, D.D. (2009) Enhanced phosphorus removal in a waste stabilization pond system with blast furnace slag filters. Desalination and Water Treatment, 4. pp. 122-127.

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Abstract

In this work a tertiary horizontal-flow blast furnace slag (BFS) filter was tested for phosphorus removal under laboratory and field conditions. Laboratory experiments were conducted in a benchscale BFS filter for phosphorus adsorption capacity at equilibrium conditions using P-spiked water. On-site, the performance of a pilot-scale BFS filter was monitored for phosphorus removal from the final effluent of a pilot-scale WSP system located in Esholt (Bradford, UK), which comprises a primary facultative pond and a secondary aerated rock filter (ARF) in series. Adsorption capacity (q) results showed that BFS has high affinity for inorganic P species and it can remove up to 30 g P/kg BFS; however, q values are strongly dependent on the initial P concentration. The pilot-scale BFS filter tested on-site performed better for longer (<2 mg P/L) than the laboratory-scale filter, even though despite the latter received the same hydraulic and P loadings (1.8 m3/m3 d and 18 g P/m3 d, respectively). Both the laboratory and field results showed that BFS filters are an appropriate low-cost technology to upgrading small wastewater treatment systems for phosphorus removal.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2009 Camargo Valero, M.A., Johnson, M., Mather, T. and Mara, D.D. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: blast furnace slag filter, domestic wastewater treatment, phosphorus removal, waste stabilization ponds
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds) > Inst for Pathogen Control Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Miss Elizabeth Winning
Date Deposited: 21 May 2009 10:41
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014 16:19
Published Version: http://www.deswater.com/articoli/366.pdf
Status: Published
Publisher: Desalination Publications
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8621

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