ISIJ International
Online ISSN : 1347-5460
Print ISSN : 0915-1559
ISSN-L : 0915-1559
Regular Article
Semi-continuous Magnetic Removal of Phosphate Using an Iron Oxide Hydroxide Adsorbent and Regeneration of Its Adsorbent
Akbar EskandarpourKensuke SassaYoshiyuki BandoMasazumi OkidoKazuhiko IwaiShigeo Asai
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2007 Volume 47 Issue 4 Pages 563-567


Phosphate removal from wastewater using fine-particles of schwertmannite was performed by use of a semi-continuous magnetic filtration. The effects of two main parameters of magnetization and drag forces on the performance of the magnetic filtration were investigated. By increasing the magnetic intensity from 0.4 to 4 T, the magnetic filter performance was increased from less than 0.7 up to 0.99 depending on the fluid velocity through the magnetic filter. The measured results in magnetic filtration tests were in consistence with the theoretical results applied in this study. It was revealed that the schwertmannite possessed a high regeneration ability with trivial loss of adsorption capacity. Moreover, the phosphate adsorption capacity in schwertmannite was remarkably increased by using an acid-modification method.

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