Eutrophication due to excessive phosphorus in water has been considered one of the most important environmental problems. In this study, a titanium mesostructure, prepared with different surfactant templates, was tested to confirm its applicability as an adsorbent for the removal of phosphorus and to evaluate the phosphorus removal efficiency. An X-ray diffraction analysis, the phosphorus adsorption isotherm and a kinetic test were performed on the titanium mesostructure synthesized with various molar ratios of base material to surfactant and different surfactant templates. It was revealed that the mesostructure synthesized with the molar ratio of 1.00/0.25 was the most uniformly and clearly formed and had the maximum adsorption capacity.
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The authors would like to acknowledge that the grant for this study was from the Next-Generation Core Environmental Technology Development Project by the Ministry of Environment in Korea, project no. 071-091-137.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Chemistry
- Water Science and Technology
- Waste Management and Disposal