Special Issue "Advances and Challenges in Improving Water Quality with Phosphorus Removal Structures: Scaling Up to the Field"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
While reduction of particulate forms of phosphorus (P) from point and non-point sources can be achieved with minimal cost and technology, removing dissolved P remains a challenge. Countless studies spanning over two decades have identified many P sorption materials (PSMs), including several by-products, that are effective at removing dissolved P from solution. Several materials have shown promise in the laboratory, yet scaling up to flowing conditions in the field remains a challenge when considering feasibility and economics. The aim of this Special Issue is to present recent advances and challenges in removing dissolved P at the field-scale with P removal structures. Field studies are preferred, but laboratory experiments are welcome if they specifically address challenges related to field implementation of P removal structures. Experiments solely focused on characterizing PSMs and P sorption isotherms, however, will not be considered for inclusion in this Special Issue. Regarding flow-through experiments conducted at any scale, changes in P loads rather than P concentrations alone must be presented. Studies must also provide information regarding the economics of P removal structure implementation at the field-scale; assessments that only evaluate PSM cost at the field- scale will not be considered. Current challenges in scaling up to field-scale P removal structures include (but are not limited to): 1) achieving a high flow rate while maintaining sufficient P removal; 2) efficiently removing dissolved P from sources with relatively low dissolved P concentrations (i.e. < 0.2 mg/L); 3) re-generating PSMs in-situ; 4) constructing structures on sites with little to no hydraulic head; 5) clogging of media; 6) lack of trained professionals in design and construction of P removal structures; and 7) maintaining low costs in construction and maintenance.
Dr. Chad J. Penn
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- phosphorus removal structures
- nutrient losses
- water quality
- phosphorus removal
- phosphorus treatment