Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  0976-2973

ISSN Online :  2321-581X


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Seawater Neutralized Red Mud as an Adsorbent

Address:   Suchita Rai1*, K. L. Wasewar 2, D. H. Lataye2, Kalpana Singh2, M. J. Chaddha1, J. Mukhopadhyay3
1Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre, Wadi, Amravati Road, Nagpur-440 023, India
2Visvesaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur- 440 010, India
3Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author

‘Red mud’ or ‘bauxite residue’, a waste generated from alumina refinery is highly alkaline in nature with a pH of 10.5-12.5. Enormous quantity of red mud is generated worldwide every year posing a very serious and alarming environmental problem such as alkali seepage in ground water and alkaline dust generation. Seawater neutralization is one of the methods for treating it and making it non-hazardous. Reuse of seawater neutralized red mud after heat activating it for fluoride adsorption is studied in present paper. Increase in activation temperature of seawater neutralized red mud resulted in increase in adsorption of fluoride. Moreover low adsorption may be increased by acid treatment of heat activated seawater neutralized red mud.
Red Mud, seawater neutralized red mud, heat activation, adsorption, fluoride
Suchita Rai, K. L. Wasewar , D. H. Lataye, Kalpana Singh, M. J. Chaddha, J. Mukhopadhyay. Seawater Neutralized Red Mud as an Adsorbent. Research J. Engineering and Tech. 4(2): April-June, 2013 page 57-61.
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