Environmental Nanoscience Chemistry
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Topic: Physicochemical Characterization Of Used Carbide And Ash Materials Collected From Automobile Mechanic Workshop
Introduction: The indiscriminate disposal of carbide ash waste by automobile industries have created serious problem to the environment because it affects man and the ecology of their vicinity.
Aim: is to investigate the quantity, quality and application of calcium carbide and its waste ash generated by the automobile industries.
Methodology: the raw and carbide ash samples were characterized using analytical technical such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The results of the X-ray diffraction (XRD) identified Portlandite, Litharge and Hematite mineral phases in raw Carbide while Portlandite and Calcite mineral phases for both carbide ash waste 1 (CAW1) and carbide ash waste 2 (CAW2).
Expected Results: the XRD will help to identify the mineral phases present in both materials, XRF elemental analysis will reveal the chemical compositions of raw carbide (A) and carbide ash (B), the IR spectrum in all the samples indicative of the functional groups present in each sample. The SEM will reveal the morphology or shapes of the raw carbide and carbide ash generated from the automobile industry.
Contribution to knowledge/society: This research will help to determine the chemical composition of the samples and application in the making of cement and plaster of Paris, and how it can be used to treat textile dye effluent.
|1.||Ph.D (ENVIRONMENTAL NANOSCIENCE CHEMISTRY)||UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE||2016|
Synthesis and Characterization of Iron Nanoparticles from Digested Iron from fly ash using two reductants
ALEGBE MONDAY is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry
ALEGBE has a Ph.D in ENVIRONMENTAL NANOSCIENCE CHEMISTRY from UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE