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Modelling of struvite chemistry

Ali, Md. Imtiaj and Schneider, Philip A. (2006) Modelling of struvite chemistry. In: 1st International Conference on Natural Resources Engineering & Technology 2006, 24-25th July 2006, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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This paper shows the simulation results of struvite thermodynamics. The thermodynamic simulation shows the complex solution chemistry of struvite. Based on the thermodynamic simulation results, the complexes and ions present in struvite solution system are MgOH+, +, MgHPO4, MgPO4-, H3PO4, H2PO4-, HPO42-, NH3, NH4+, Mg2+ and PO43-. The thermodynamic simulation results also show that the supersaturation of struvite system is a function of reactant concentration (concentration of total magnesium, ammonium and phosphate) and solution pH. The paper also includes the validation the developed thermodynamic model using Minteq (a specialized thermodynamic modeling package).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Struvite; thermodynamics; simulation; validation
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:307
Deposited By: Khairulbahiyah Yaakub
Deposited On:15 Feb 2007 05:27
Last Modified:23 Aug 2017 07:09

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