Science & Technology
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Environmental Sciences & Ecology
The removal efficiency of sediment phosphorus (P) in all fractions with a combined technology of porous ceramic filter media (PCFM) and submerged macrophytes was studied in Donghu Lake, Wuhan, China. The adsorption kinetic models of the sediment P in all fractions on PCFM could be described well by a power function equations (Q(t) = k . t(a), 0 < a < 1). The P removal capacity of the combination of PCFM and Potamogeton crispus, a submerged macrophyte, was higher for all P forms than that of the combination of PCFM and another macrophyte, Vallisneria spiralis. This study suggested that the combination of PCFM and macrophytes could achieve a synergetic sediment P removal because the removal rates of the combinations were higher than the sum of that of PCFM and macrophytes used separately. The combined technology could be further applied to treat internal P loading in eutrophic waters. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
National Nature Science Foundation of China(51208498
; Hubei Province Science Foundation for Youths(2014CFB282)
; National Key Technology Program during the Twelfth Five-Year Planning, China(2012BAJ21B03)
; Major Science and Technology Program for Water Pollution Control and Treatment of China 12th Five-Year Plan(2012ZX07101007-005)