In this study, iron is removed from aqueous solution using a fluidized-bed crystallizer. Homogeneous oxyhydroxide pellets (FeOOH) were recovered at various value of pH, surface loading (L), and initial ferrous concentration to assess the treatability of iron-containing water. The optimal conditions for treating initial ferrous concentrations of 100–300 mg/L were L = 0.6 kg/m 2 /h (with 29 m/h of upflow velocity), a bed expansion of 50% and pH = 6.5 yielding the total iron removal (TR) of more than 99% and a corresponding iron crystallization ratio (CR) of 85%. X-ray diffractometry (XRD) revealed that the pellets consisted of a mixture of goethite (α-FeOOH) and lepidocrocite (γ-FeOOH). Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) yielded images of pellets of up to 1 mm in diameter, which were assembled from FeOOH flakes with thicknessess of 0.2–0.4 µm.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Mar|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)