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A bioretention medium has considerable influence on the removal of pollutants, especially phosphorus pollutants. In this paper, the phosphorus adsorption properties of three bioretention media (sand, iron powder, and aluminum powder) are studied, and the effects of pH and ionic strength on the phosphorus adsorption are analyzed. Results show that the phosphorus adsorption isotherm can be well modeled by the Langmuir equation. The experimental results show the monolayer adsorption capacity of sand is the highest, while the iron powder the lowest. The pH of the solution has a considerable influence on the phosphorus adsorption of sand and iron powder, but has a minimal effect on aluminum powder.
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