How Phoslock Works
Rapid and Permanent Phosphorus Removal
Phoslock has a high affinity to rapidly bind and permanently remove free reactive
phosphorus (FRP) from the water column shortly after application. As Phoslock settles
to the bottom of a waterbody, lanthanum continues to filter phosphorus by binding
FRP released from the sediment on its available sites. The phosphorus bond with
Phoslock (lanthanum) is permanent.
Effective in Diverse Water Conditions
Phoslock is an environmentally compatible and effective solution in a wide range
of water chemistries in ponds, lakes and reservoirs. Phoslock programs require no
buffer to protect water quality and aquatic life during and after application. The
removal of phosphorus from the water by Phoslock is attributed to lanthanum that
binds to phosphate molecules and forms a highly stable mineral LaPO4.nH2O (Rhabdophane).
This mineral integrates within the existing waterbody sediments.
Significant and measureable reduction in internal phosphorus levels and restored
water quality. Phoslock is rapidly emerging as the new standard to remove phosphorus
and restore water quality in ponds, lakes and reservoirs.