Effect of the fusion and aging process in the synthesis of zeotypes from fly ash

Authors

  • Jeimer Alexander Lizcano-Cabeza Universidad Industrial de Santander
  • Luis Alexander Ávila-Ascanio Universidad Industrial de Santander https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4039-6057
  • Carlos Alberto Ríos-Reyes Universidad Industrial de Santander
  • Luz Yolanda Vargas-Fiallo Universidad Industrial de Santander

Keywords:

fly ash, aging method, synthesis, zeotypes, fusion

Abstract


In this study, we evaluate the use of a sample of fly ash from TERMOPAIPA (Boyacá, Colombia) as the starting material for the synthesis of zeotypes on laboratory scale through its transforming via alkaline fusion, using solid or water dissolved NaOH, followed by aging during 6, 12 and 24 h under static or ultrasound conditions prior to hydrothermal treatment during 6, 12 and 24 h of reaction time. Experimental data reveal that the method, state of alkaline fusion, temperature and time of reaction strongly affect the zeotype to be synthesized. Low-silica sodium zeotypes were synthesized, which include zeolite NaP1, faujasite, and traces of sodalite. The synthesis of zeotypes from fly ash represents an interesting alternative for the mitigation of the environmental problem associated to the disposal of industrial wastes. Therefore, fly ash-based zeotypes synthesized under optimum experimental conditions can be used in several applications for environmental waste treatment.

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Author Biographies

Jeimer Alexander Lizcano-Cabeza, Universidad Industrial de Santander

Grupo de Investigación en Geología Básica y Aplicada (GIGBA), Escuela de Geología

Luis Alexander Ávila-Ascanio, Universidad Industrial de Santander

Grupo de Investigación en Geología Básica y Aplicada (GIGBA), Escuela de Geología

Carlos Alberto Ríos-Reyes, Universidad Industrial de Santander

Grupo de Investigación en Geología Básica y Aplicada (GIGBA), Escuela de Geología

Luz Yolanda Vargas-Fiallo, Universidad Industrial de Santander

Grupo de Investigación en Geología Básica y Aplicada (GIGBA), Escuela de Geología

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Published

2015-02-19

How to Cite

Lizcano-Cabeza, J. A., Ávila-Ascanio, L. A., Ríos-Reyes, C. A., & Vargas-Fiallo, L. Y. (2015). Effect of the fusion and aging process in the synthesis of zeotypes from fly ash. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (74), 213–225. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ingenieria/article/view/16484