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dc.contributor.authorKunhikrishnan, Anitha
dc.contributor.authorRahman, Md Aminur
dc.contributor.authorLamb, Dane
dc.contributor.authorBolan, Nanthi S
dc.contributor.authorSaggar, Surinder
dc.contributor.authorSurapaneni, Aravind
dc.contributor.authorChen, Chengrong
dc.description.abstractThere is little doubt that 'rock phosphate' reserves are decreasing, with phosphorus (P) peak to be reached in the coming decades. Hence, removal and recovery of phosphorus (P) from alternative nutrient-rich waste streams is critical and of great importance owing to its essential role in agricultural productivity. Adsorption technique is efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable for P recovery from waste streams which otherwise can cause eutrophication in receiving waters. As selective P sorption using rare earth elements (REE) are gaining considerable attention, this review extensively focuses on P recovery by utilising a range of REE-incorporated adsorbents. The review briefly provides existing knowledge of P in various waste streams, and examines the chemistry and behaviour of REE in soil and water in detail. The impact of interfering ions on P removal using REE, adsorbent regeneration for reuse, and life cycle assessment of REE are further explored. While it is clear that REE-sorbents have excellent potential to recover P from wastewaters and to be used as fertilisers, there are gaps to be addressed. Future studies should target recovery and reuse of REE as P fertilisers using real wastewaters. More field trials of synthesized REE-sorbents are highly recommended before practical application.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofissuePart 2
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental engineering
dc.subject.keywordsOrganic waste streams
dc.subject.keywordsRare earth elements
dc.titleRare earth elements (REE) for the removal and recovery of phosphorus: A review
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationKunhikrishnan, A; Rahman, MA; Lamb, D; Bolan, NS; Saggar, S; Surapaneni, A; Chen, C, Rare earth elements (REE) for the removal and recovery of phosphorus: A review., Chemosphere, 2021, 286 (Pt 2), pp. 131661
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gro.griffith.authorChen, Chengrong

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