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Removal of iron contaminant from Sabah montmorillonite using gravitational & extraction techniques

Sonny, Irawan and Samsuri, Ariffin (2004) Removal of iron contaminant from Sabah montmorillonite using gravitational & extraction techniques. In: 18th. Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChe) 2004, Octo. 2004, UTP, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

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The removal of iron contaminant from Sabah montmorillonite mineral by combination of gravitational method and organic extraction (oxalic acid) technique has been studied under various experimental conditions in order to optimize the process parameters at minimum operating cost. The parameters studied were pressure drop, airflow rate, temperature, pH of the solution, organic acid concentration, and time of extraction. For the Sabah montmorillonite sample studied, at airflow rate of 18 m.cu/hr the optimum pressure drop was 231 N/m/sq., has separated 60 % by weight of iron contaminant from montmorillonite, and at temperature vary between 60 - 80 deg. C, the maximum iron contaminant extraction with oxalic acid is approximately 30%. Oxalic acid is capable of dissolving all extracted iron in montmorillonite. Combination with gravitational and oxalic acid extraction technique successfully removed 90 % of iron contaminant from Sabah montmorillonite, thus making Sabah montmorillonite suitable for its basic industrial application.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Montmorillonite, iron contaminant, gravitational method, extraction technique,
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:3474
Deposited By: Prof Dr Ariffin Samsuri
Deposited On:18 Jun 2007 03:27
Last Modified:30 Aug 2017 07:41

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