Synthesis of Valuable Transition Metal Incorporated Framework Aluminosilicates Using Waste Material Fly Ash

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Synthesis of Valuable Transition Metal Incorporated Framework Aluminosilicates Using Waste Material Fly Ash
Arun Kant, M. Ramananda Singh, Sudipta Ghosh and Panmei Gaijon*
Department of Chemistry, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, India

The aim of this research was to investigate the possibility of generation of valuable material using considerable waste material like fly ash. Transition metal (zinc and cobalt) and tetrapropylammonium bromide (organic templates) incorporated framework aluminosilicates (zeolites) has been successfully synthesis by the addition of transition metal into the reaction mixture of fly ash in NaOH solution at mild temperature. Generally fly ash contains silica, alumina, mullite, quartz and trace of heavy metals, which is a by-product generated from the thermal power plant based on coal. These three types of synthesized product were characterized using appropriate analytical techniques like Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic studies, X-ray diffraction and Transmission Electron Microscopic. The obtained result show the products synthesized from open hydrothermal method demonstrated the characteristics of zeolite.

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