Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1976

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

Abstract

The ability of different fly ash samples to remove orthophosphate from standard phosphate solutions and from wastewater samples is reported. The results of studies to determine the temperature, the amount of fly ash, and the time necessary for maximum orthophosphate removal are included. The mode of action, whether by absorption onto the fly ash or by a precipitation reaction with one or more of the soluble components from the fly ash, is also investigated. The chemical compounds present in the fly ash, as determined by x-ray diffraction, are also included.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Water -- Purification -- Phosphate removal

Fly ash

Phosphates

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

57

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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