Investigating the removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from water using raw and modified fly ash waste materials

S. B. Adebayo, B. S. Tawabini, Muataz Atieh, F. A. Abuilaiwi, S. Alfadul

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Classical techniques for remediation of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from contaminated water sources are characterized by inherent limitations due to its unique physical and chemical characteristics, making further remediation researches promising. Fly ash (FA), which is a waste material derived from the combustion of coal or heavy liquid fuel has been reported to show favorable adsorption results with selected metals, dyes, and some organics in aqueous solution. In this study, raw FA, acid-treated FA, and metal oxide (silver, iron, and aluminum) impregnated FA were assessed on a bench scale, for MTBE adsorption in contaminated water system and benchmarked against activated carbon (AC). Results showed that only silver oxide (Ag2O) impregnated FA achieved ~24% removal of MTBE from aqueous solution, while the other tested adsorbent materials achieved 2O-impregnated FA and AC, having R2 of 88.75–89.92%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalDesalination and Water Treatment
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Fly ash
fly ash
ether
Ethers
Silver oxides
Water
Remediation
Activated carbon
activated carbon
silver
remediation
aqueous solution
adsorption
Adsorption
Residual fuels
Liquid fuels
Metals
Adsorbents
removal
material

Keywords

  • Adsorption
  • Fly ash
  • Metal oxides
  • MTBE
  • Optimum adsorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering

Cite this

Investigating the removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from water using raw and modified fly ash waste materials. / Adebayo, S. B.; Tawabini, B. S.; Atieh, Muataz; Abuilaiwi, F. A.; Alfadul, S.

In: Desalination and Water Treatment, 24.04.2016, p. 1-6.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{8a7408d755754c2c9cfc2fc8983c160f,
title = "Investigating the removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from water using raw and modified fly ash waste materials",
abstract = "Classical techniques for remediation of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from contaminated water sources are characterized by inherent limitations due to its unique physical and chemical characteristics, making further remediation researches promising. Fly ash (FA), which is a waste material derived from the combustion of coal or heavy liquid fuel has been reported to show favorable adsorption results with selected metals, dyes, and some organics in aqueous solution. In this study, raw FA, acid-treated FA, and metal oxide (silver, iron, and aluminum) impregnated FA were assessed on a bench scale, for MTBE adsorption in contaminated water system and benchmarked against activated carbon (AC). Results showed that only silver oxide (Ag2O) impregnated FA achieved ~24{\%} removal of MTBE from aqueous solution, while the other tested adsorbent materials achieved 2O-impregnated FA and AC, having R2 of 88.75–89.92{\%}, respectively.",
keywords = "Adsorption, Fly ash, Metal oxides, MTBE, Optimum adsorption",
author = "Adebayo, {S. B.} and Tawabini, {B. S.} and Muataz Atieh and Abuilaiwi, {F. A.} and S. Alfadul",
year = "2016",
month = "4",
day = "24",
doi = "10.1080/19443994.2016.1172985",
language = "English",
pages = "1--6",
journal = "Desalination and Water Treatment",
issn = "1944-3994",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Investigating the removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from water using raw and modified fly ash waste materials

AU - Adebayo, S. B.

AU - Tawabini, B. S.

AU - Atieh, Muataz

AU - Abuilaiwi, F. A.

AU - Alfadul, S.

PY - 2016/4/24

Y1 - 2016/4/24

N2 - Classical techniques for remediation of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from contaminated water sources are characterized by inherent limitations due to its unique physical and chemical characteristics, making further remediation researches promising. Fly ash (FA), which is a waste material derived from the combustion of coal or heavy liquid fuel has been reported to show favorable adsorption results with selected metals, dyes, and some organics in aqueous solution. In this study, raw FA, acid-treated FA, and metal oxide (silver, iron, and aluminum) impregnated FA were assessed on a bench scale, for MTBE adsorption in contaminated water system and benchmarked against activated carbon (AC). Results showed that only silver oxide (Ag2O) impregnated FA achieved ~24% removal of MTBE from aqueous solution, while the other tested adsorbent materials achieved 2O-impregnated FA and AC, having R2 of 88.75–89.92%, respectively.

AB - Classical techniques for remediation of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) from contaminated water sources are characterized by inherent limitations due to its unique physical and chemical characteristics, making further remediation researches promising. Fly ash (FA), which is a waste material derived from the combustion of coal or heavy liquid fuel has been reported to show favorable adsorption results with selected metals, dyes, and some organics in aqueous solution. In this study, raw FA, acid-treated FA, and metal oxide (silver, iron, and aluminum) impregnated FA were assessed on a bench scale, for MTBE adsorption in contaminated water system and benchmarked against activated carbon (AC). Results showed that only silver oxide (Ag2O) impregnated FA achieved ~24% removal of MTBE from aqueous solution, while the other tested adsorbent materials achieved 2O-impregnated FA and AC, having R2 of 88.75–89.92%, respectively.

KW - Adsorption

KW - Fly ash

KW - Metal oxides

KW - MTBE

KW - Optimum adsorption

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84964460585&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84964460585&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/19443994.2016.1172985

DO - 10.1080/19443994.2016.1172985

M3 - Article

SP - 1

EP - 6

JO - Desalination and Water Treatment

JF - Desalination and Water Treatment

SN - 1944-3994

ER -