Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Widi Astuti and  Agus Prasetya and  Endang Tri Wahyuni and  I Made Bendiyasa
%D 2011 
%J  International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 54, 2011
%T The Adsorption of Lead from Aqueous Solutions Using Coal Fly Ash : Effect of Crystallinity
%U http://waset.org/publications/11878
%V 54
%X Coal fly ash (CFA) generated by coal-based thermal
power plants is mainly composed of some oxides having high
crystallinity, like quartz and mullite. In this study, the effect of CFA
crystallinity toward lead adsorption capacity was investigated. To get
solid with various crystallinity, the solution of sodium hydroxide
(NaOH) of 1-7 M was used to treat CFA at various temperature and
reflux time. Furthermore, to evaluate the effect of NaOH-treated CFA
with respect to adsorption capacity, the treated CFA were examine as
adsorbent for removing lead in the solution. The result shows that
using NaOH to treat CFA causes crystallinity of quartz and mullite
decrease. At higher NaOH concentration (>3M), in addition the
damage of quartz and mullite crystallinity is followed by crystal
formation called hydroxysodalite. The lower crystalllinity, the higher
adsorption capacity.
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