Effect of physical and chemical modification on surface area of low-grade bauxite

E. Kusrini, A. Rahman, Aji A. Bumi, C. S. Utami, E. A. Prasetyanto

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In this research, the effect of physical and chemical modifications of low-grade bauxite (LB) with particle size of 200 mesh were studied. Here, we demonstrate chemically technique to synthesize low-grade bauxite/CeO2 composites using Ce(NO3)3.6H2O with weight variations of 0.5, 1 and 2 g. The effect of Ce(NO3)3.6H2O concentrations on BET surface area of prepared low-grade bauxite/CeO2(05) (ALB0.5), low-grade bauxite/CeO2(1) (ALB1), and low-grade bauxite/CeO2(2) (ALB2) composites were observed. The results showed the BET surface area of LB is 59.85 m2/g. After acid activation with 1M HNO3, activated low-grade bauxite (ALB) has BET surface area of 101.6 m2/g. By chemically modification with Ce(NO3)3.6H2O in concentration ranging from 0.5; 1 and 2 g, the BET surface areas were reduced in the respectively order of 94.5, 87.9, and 85.5 m2/g for ALB0.5, ALB1, and ALB2. With the increase of the Ce(NO3)3.6H2O concentration, the BET surface area reduced compare to those found in the ALB. The acid activation treatment has significant effect compare to the chemical modification using Ce(NO3)3.6H2O.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012006
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2018
Event2nd International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2017 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 3 Oct 20174 Oct 2017


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