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Which of the following methods can be used to separate phosphates from insoluble precipitates?

(a) Sedimentation

(b) Temperature

(c) pH

(d) Volume

This question was addressed to me by my college professor while I was bunking the class.

The query is from Microbial Biofilm and Wastewater Treatment topic in section Biological Treatment of Waste Water of Environmental Biotechnology

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Correct answer is (a) Sedimentation

To explain: Sedimentation method can be used for removal of phosphates from insoluble precipitates of heavy metals, temperature, pH or the volume component cannot be used to separate phosphates from insoluble precipitates of the heavy metals.

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