Calcium Alginate Scaffolds

Pictured are one gram sections of the phosphorus absorption scaffolds. On the left is one infused with Magnesium-Aluminum Layered Double Hydroxides (Mg-Al LDH) and exhibits remarkable phosphate absorption, while the clear one on the right is constructed of only calcium alginate, and can only remove minimal dissolved phosphate from solution. The Mg-Al LDH infused scaffold can absorb 127.5 milligrams of phosphate per gram of scaffold, and only costs $0.04 for materials.

- Paige Brown