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The use of rapid, small-scale column tests to determine the efficiency of bauxite residue as a low-cost adsorbent in the removal of dissolved reactive phosphorus from agricultural waters

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dc.contributor.author Cusack, Patricia B.
dc.contributor.author Callery, Oisín
dc.contributor.author Courtney, Ronan
dc.contributor.author Ujaczki, Éva
dc.contributor.author O'Donoghue, Lisa M.T.
dc.contributor.author Healy, Mark G.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-03T14:35:55Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7810
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 19/04/2021
dc.description.abstract Bauxite residue, the by-product produced in the alumina industry, is a potential low-cost adsorbent in the removal of phosphorus (P) from aqueous solution, due to its high composition of residual iron oxides such as hematite. Several studies have investigated the performance of bauxite residue in removing P; however, the majority have involved the use of laboratory “batch” tests, which may not accurately estimate its actual performance in filter systems. This study investigated the use of rapid, small-scale column tests to predict the dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) removal capacity of bauxite residue when treating two agricultural waters of low (forest run-off) and high (dairy soiled water) phosphorus content. Bauxite residue was successful in the removal of DRP from both waters, but was more efficient in treating the forest run-off. The estimated service time of the column media, based on the largest column studied, was 1.08 min g−1 media for the forest run-off and 0.28 min g−1 media for the dairy soiled water, before initial breakthrough time, which was taken to be when the column effluent reached approximately 5% of the influent concentration, occurred. Metal(loid) leaching from the bauxite residue, examined using ICP-OES, indicated that aluminium and iron were the dominant metals present in the treated effluent, both of which were above the EPA parametric values (0.2 mg L−1 for both Al and Fe) for drinking water. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Environmental Management;241, pp. 273-283
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.042
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Environmental Management. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Environmental Management, 2019, 241, pp. 273-283, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.042 en_US
dc.subject bauxite residue en_US
dc.subject adsorbent en_US
dc.subject phosphorus en_US
dc.subject agricultural wastewater en_US
dc.title The use of rapid, small-scale column tests to determine the efficiency of bauxite residue as a low-cost adsorbent in the removal of dissolved reactive phosphorus from agricultural waters en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.042
dc.contributor.sponsor EPA en_US
dc.relation.projectid 2014-RE-MS-1 en_US
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2021-04-19
dc.embargo.terms 2021-04-19 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US


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