Phosphorus (P) removal in constructed wetlands (CWs) has received particular attention during the last decades by using specific materials which promote P adsorption/precipitation phenomena. Recent studies have shown an interest in using apatite materials to promote P precipitation onto their surface. About ten years of experiments at different scales (laboratory, pilot, full scale) have passed. The process is now open in France. This paper presents the first design recommendations according to the apatite mineral quality and treatment outlet requirements. Kinetics and their evolution with the material saturation degree are presented based on the k-C* model. The process can achieve 1 mgP.l−1 for long term while using surface P removal filter area of 0.5 m2.p.e.−1. With a low land footprint and high P removal efficiency, the interest of the process also result in the orthophosphates accumulation on a phosphate mineral which makes easier to reuse phosphorus from wastewater once saturated

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