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Removal of Pb(II) from wastewater using Al2O3-NaA zeolite composite hollow fiber membranes synthesized from solid waste coal fly ash
- Zhu, Li, Ji, Jiayou, Wang, Shulin, Xu, Chenxi, Yang, Kun, Xu, Man
- Chemosphere 2018 v.206 pp. 278-284
- X-ray diffraction, aluminum oxide, coal fly ash, ions, lead, porosity, scanning electron microscopy, solid wastes, wastewater, wastewater treatment, zeolites
- Al2O3-NaA zeolite composite hollow fiber membranes were successfully fabricated via hydrothermal synthesis by using industrial solid waste coal fly ash and porous Al2O3 hollow fiber supports. The as-synthesized Al2O3-NaA zeolite composite hollow fiber membranes were then characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The hollow fiber membranes were used to remove lead ions (Pb(II), 50 mg L⁻¹) from synthetic wastewater with a removal efficiency of 99.9% at 0.1 MPa after 12 h of filtration.This study showed that the Al2O3-NaA zeolite composite hollow fiber membranes (the pore size of the membrane was about 0.41 nm in diameter) synthesized from coal fly ash could be efficiently used for treating low concentration Pb(II) wastewater. It recycled solid waste coal fly ash not only to solve its environment problems, but also can produce high-value Al2O3-NaA zeolite composite hollow fiber membranes for separation application in treating wastewater containing Pb(II).