Removal of Phosphate from Water by Alumina Prepared from Sodium Aluminate

Authors

  • Reham M.M. Aboelenin National Research Centre, NRC, 33 Elbohouth St. - Dokki- Cairo- Egypt, P.O. 12622
  • Sohair A. Sayed Ahmed National Research Centre, NRC, 33 Elbohouth St. - Dokki- Cairo- Egypt, P.O. 12622
  • Ghada M. Mohamed National Research Centre, NRC, 33 Elbohouth St. - Dokki- Cairo- Egypt, P.O. 12622
  • M. M. Selim National Research Centre, NRC, 33 Elbohouth St. - Dokki- Cairo- Egypt, P.O. 12622

Keywords:

Sodium aluminate, potassium phosphate, adsorption.

Abstract

A sample of sodium aluminate was prepared from aluminum waste by the reaction with sodium hydroxide. From sodium aluminate, aluminum hydroxide was precipitated by formalin solution. The prepared aluminum hydroxide was characterized using DTA , TGA and XRD. Aluminum oxide was obtained by heating aluminum hydroxide from which adsorbent was obtained and used for removal of phosphate from wastewater. The mechanism of adsorption was discussed.

 

Author Biographies

Reham M.M. Aboelenin, National Research Centre, NRC, 33 Elbohouth St. - Dokki- Cairo- Egypt, P.O. 12622

Physical Chemistry Department

Sohair A. Sayed Ahmed, National Research Centre, NRC, 33 Elbohouth St. - Dokki- Cairo- Egypt, P.O. 12622

Physical Chemistry Department

Ghada M. Mohamed, National Research Centre, NRC, 33 Elbohouth St. - Dokki- Cairo- Egypt, P.O. 12622

Physical Chemistry Department

M. M. Selim, National Research Centre, NRC, 33 Elbohouth St. - Dokki- Cairo- Egypt, P.O. 12622

Physical Chemistry Department

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2016-01-05

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Aboelenin, R. M., Sayed Ahmed, S. A., Mohamed, G. M., & Selim, M. M. (2016). Removal of Phosphate from Water by Alumina Prepared from Sodium Aluminate. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 3(6). Retrieved from https://www.ajouronline.com/index.php/AJAS/article/view/3452

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