Purification of coal fly ash leach solution by solvent extraction

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dc.contributor.author Rushwaya, Mutumwa Jepson
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-19T09:03:58Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-19T09:03:58Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Rushwaya, Mutumwa Jepson (2016) Purification of coal fly ash leach solution by solvent extraction, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, <http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/21055>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/21055
dc.description A research report submitted to the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Engineering (Metallurgy and Materials Engineering), May 2016
dc.description.abstract The solvent extraction of iron and titanium from solution generated by the two-step sulphuric acid leaching of coal fly ash by Primene JMT was investigated. The influence of hydrogen ion concentration, Primene JMT concentration, aqueous to organic volume phase ratio and temperature on the extraction of iron and titanium was determined by the use of Design of Experiments. Hydrogen ion concentration and the interaction between the aqueous to organic volume phase ratio with Primene JMT concentration had a significant effect on the extraction of iron while temperature did not. Hydrogen ion concentration and temperature did not have a significant effect on the extraction of titanium, while the interaction between Primene JMT concentration and aqueous to organic volume phase ratio had a significant effect. Extraction improvement tests showed that at a hydrogen ion concentration of 0.28M, 88% iron and 99% extraction of titanium from coal-fly ash leach solution could be achieved. Construction of a McCabe-Thiele diagram showed that a four-stage solvent extraction system with Primene JMT could reduce the iron and titanium concentration in the coal fly ash leach solutions to below 0.05g/L en_ZA
dc.format.extent Online resource (92 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Solvent extraction
dc.subject.lcsh Extraction (Chemistry)
dc.subject.lcsh Fly ash
dc.subject.lcsh Leaching
dc.subject.lcsh Hydrogen-ion concentration
dc.title Purification of coal fly ash leach solution by solvent extraction en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.description.librarian GS2016 en_ZA


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