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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 1200-1205
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/356150

Synthesis of Zeolite from Fly Ash and Removal of Heavy Metal Ions from Newly Synthesized Zeolite

Parag Solanki, Vikal Gupta, and Ruchi Kulshrestha

Department of Chemistry, Jai Naraiyan Vyas University, Jodhpur-342001, India

Received 11 November 2009; Revised 8 January 2010; Accepted 5 March 2010

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Abstract

Coal fly ash was used to synthesize X-type zeolite by alkali fusion followed by hydrothermal treatment. Characteristics of the various Fly ash samples were carried out. Coal proximate analysis was done. Batch experiment was carried out for the adsorption of some heavy metal ions on to synthesized Zeolite. The cost of synthesized zeolite was estimated to be almost one-fifth of that of commercial 13X zeolite available in the market.