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Tobermorite ion-exchanger from paper recycling ash and waste glass

Tobermorite ion-exchanger from paper recycling ash and waste glass

Rivett, Michael, Elmes, V. K. and Coleman, N. J. (2018) Tobermorite ion-exchanger from paper recycling ash and waste glass. In: 4th International Conference on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Engineering, 23-25 July 2018, Madrid, Spain. (In Press)

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Å tobermorite (Ca5(Si)6O16(OH)2.4H2O) and its Al-substituted counterpart are layer-lattice cation-exchangers that are of interest with respect to their applications in nuclear and hazardous wastewater treatment [1-3]. In 2015, the European Declaration on Paper Recycling reported that 71.5% of all paper consumed in Europe was recycled, corresponding to 1.2 million tonnes more than their 70% target [4]. Waste paper recycling ash (PRA) arising from this activity contains reactive calcium aluminosilicate phases that can be used for the hydrothermal synthesis of tobermorite when stoichiometrically adjusted with additional silicate-bearing reagents [1]. Waste soda-lime-silica container glass (SCG) has also been used as a partial feedstock for the preparation tobermorite in alkaline media [2]. This research tested the feasibility of a one-step synthesis of tobermorite from a combination of PRA and SCG under alkaline hydrothermal conditions at 100 °C. Reaction products were analysed by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). This study also evaluated the Cs+ cation-exchange capacity (CEC), selective Cs+ distribution coefficients (Kd, from Na+ and Ca2+ background solutions) and the uptake kinetics of Cd2+ and Pb2+ by the waste-derived tobermorite product

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tobermorite, waste glass, paper recycling, ash, ion-exchanger
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 23:54

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