A Review on Lanthanum-Based Materials for Phosphate Removal

Sundarakannan Rajendran, A. V.S.L. Sai Bharadwaj, Praveen Barmavatu, Geetha Palani, Herri Trilaksanna, Karthik Kannan, Nagaraj Meenakshisundaram

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In the past decade, eutrophication and phosphate recovery from surface water have become major issues. Adsorption is an effective method for phosphate removal because of its high efficiency. Even though lanthanum-based compounds are effective at removing phosphate from water, outside factors influence them. Hence, it is vital to develop and employ cost-effective innovations to fulfill ever-tougher requirements and address the issue of water contamination. Adsorption technology is highly effective in phosphate removal at concentrations from wastewater. This work briefly describes the preparation of lanthanum nano-adsorbents for the removal of phosphate efficiently in water, and phosphate adsorption on La-based adsorbents in various La forms. The work presented in this study offers an outline for future phosphate adsorption studies in La-based adsorbents, resulting in La-based materials with substantial adsorption capacity and strong regeneration capability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024


  • adsorption
  • lanthanum
  • nano-adsorbents
  • phosphate removal
  • water treatment


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