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Year: 2016 | Month: April-June | Volume: 1 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 40-44

An Insight into Research and Studies on Phosphorous Removal

Sunil J. Kulkarni

Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Wastewater treatment is gaining increasing importance because of ever increasing population and industrialization. Various physical, chemical and biological treatments are available for treating wastewater. Nitrates and phosphates enter the water bodies as they are important nutrients for plants. Various causes for presence of phosphorus in water bodies include use of fertilizers, domestic and industrial wastewater, and atmospheric deposition. Various processes for phosphorus removal include electrochemical treatment, coagulation, aeration, sorption and simultaneous sludge minimization and enhanced biological phosphorus removal. The current review summarizes research carried out on phosphorus removal by various investigators on phosphorus removal.

Keywords: aeration, coagulants, electrochemical treatment, sorption.

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