Removal of Phthalate Easters (PAEs) by softstem bulrush carbon (SBC) in aqueous solution was studied. In this work, the effects of pH, adsorbent dosage (0.8-2.8g), and initial DMP concentration (20-100 mg/L) on the adsorption system were investigated. It turned out that the effective pH was 7.0 and the optimum adsorbent dose was 2.0 g/L. Equilibrium experimental data at 283, 293 and 308 K were better represented by Freundlich isotherm than Langmuir isotherm. In addition, adsorption kinetics was determined using pseudo-first-order model, pseudo-second-order model. The results indicated that the adsorption of DMP onto SBC followed pseudo-second-order model.