Coal burning process in steam powered electric generator plants functioned to generate electricity energy. This process produce kinds of waste, such as solid waste, waste water, and emission. One of the solid waste produced in this process is fly ash. Fly ash is categorized as hazardous waste, it also can buildup in the landfill because of its massive production. However, fly ash has the potential as a raw material to produce synthetic zeolite because it contains metal oxide which is quite high. In this study, class F coal fly ash was synthesized by combining hydrothermal and fusion method. Synthesized fly ash and zeolite are characterized so that the chemical composition can be analyzed by X-ray Fluorescence; the mineralogy analyzed by X-ray Diffraction; the surface morphology analyzed by Scanning Electron Microscopy; and the particle size analyzed by Particle Size Analyzer. The synthesis of zeolite from coal fly ash in this study result hydroxy-sodalite zeolite type. In addition, this synthesis process increases the surface area of the previous fly ash. From the characteristics of zeolite from this synthesis it can be conclude that this zeolite can be approved as an adsorbent for the removal of liquid or gas pollutants in environmental technology applications with further research.
|Journal||Reka Buana : Jurnal Ilmiah Teknik Sipil dan Teknik Kimia|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|