The objective of this study was to analyze the efficiency of Ag-doped aerogels in the removal of bromide and iodide from water. To test the applicability of these aerogels in water treatment, adsorption of bromide and iodide was studied under dynamic conditions using waters from Lake Zurich and a mineral water. The results obtained by using these waters showed a high breakthrough volume (V-0.02 = 0.4 L) of the columns, while the height of the mass transfer zone (H-MTZ = 6.8 cm) was low, regardless of the anion under study. Bromide- and iodide-saturated columns were reaerlerated with NH4OH. No change in the column characteristics was observed after two regeneration treatments, regardless of the type of water considered. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.