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Characterization of Various Flyash fractions for Adsorption processes

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Deptt. of Chemistry, Govt. M. H College of H.Sc. and Science for Women, Autonomous, Jabalpur, MP, 482002, INDIA

Res. J. Material Sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 7-16, July,16 (2015)


Flyash is a by-product of coal combustion processes for energy generation obtained from thermal power plants. It is defined as finest coal combustion residue generated during burning of pulverized coal from power generation. The emerging amount of flyash in the world is millions of tons per year. In our country, it is expected that nearly 28 million tons of flyash is generated per year. The flyash can be evaluated by using as adsorbent material for wastewater treatment. The purpose of this study is to investigate the possibility for the use of various fractions of flyash as cost effective material for organics as well as heavy metal adsorption. In this connection, flyash is first characterized to know its adsorptive characteristics. So chemical as well as instrumental like XRF, FT-IR, XRD, SEM and SEM- EDS analyses are performed.


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