Synthesis of MCM-41 from coal fly ash

K. N. Hui, J. Y. Lee, Q. X. Xia, K. S. Hui

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Efficient recycling of and resource recovery from coal fly ash (CFA) has been a major topic of current international research interest, aimed at achieving sustainable development of human society from the viewpoints of energy, economy, and environmental strategy. This study reported a novel, green and fast method to produce pure and long-range ordered nano-porous MCM-41 material from CFA. Performance evaluation of the produced MCM-41 material in wastewater treatment was investigated. Compared to the commercial zeolite A (Valfor 100), adsorbents produced from CFA were effective in removing multi heavy metal ions in water and could be an alternative material for treatment of wastewater.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event18th International Conference on Composites Materials - Jeju, South Korea
Duration: 21 Aug 201126 Aug 2011


Conference18th International Conference on Composites Materials
Abbreviated titleICCM 2011
Country/TerritorySouth Korea


  • Adsorbent
  • Coal fly ash
  • Green
  • MCM-41
  • Recycling

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