Study on electro-kinetic remediation of heavy metals in municipal solid waste incineration fly ash with a three-dimensional electrode



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        Fly ash from incinerated municipal solid waste is a source of secondary pollutants (Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd). The inappropriate management of fly ash leads to the contamination of soil and ground water. This paper is based on the electro-kinetic removal of heavy metals from municipal solid waste incinerated fly ash by using a three-dimensional electrode in orthogonal single and multi-factor experiments to obtain the optimal experimental conditions by varying the leaching toxicity removal rate for the heavy metals in the groups. The optimal dimensions (6 X 6 mm) of the particle electrodes to achieve high removal rates for heavy metals are found by using various measurements in single-factor orthogonal experiments. In addition, the multi-factor orthogonal experiment is based on three factors: (a) the particle electrode ratio, (b) the voltage gradient and (c) the repair time, while keeping the optimum specification (6 X 6 mm) for particle electrodes constant. The result showed that a high removal rate for heavy metals was obtained by applying a voltage gradient of 9 V for 5 days (repair time) and a 5% dosing ratio.

Keyword: Water, Soil


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