Ferric Sulphate Coagulant Obtained by Leaching from Coal Tailings

Ferric Sulphate Coagulant Obtained by Leaching from Coal Tailings A ferric sulphate solution was produced from pyritic coal tailings for potential use as a coagulant for water and wastewater treatment. Laboratory-scale leaching experiments were carried out with four tailings with different concentrations of pyrite. The tailings were characterized for: total sulphur, pyritic sulphur, sulphate sulphur, organic sulphur, and elemental analysis of carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen. X-ray diffraction analyses were also conducted to assess the mineral composition of the samples. The leaching was carried out using a laboratory column constructed as a packed bed reactor with a closed-circuit sprinkling system. After 4 weeks of leaching, the liquor was filtered and evaporated to reach an iron concentration of about 12% w/w, which is typical of most commercial FS coagulants in Brazil. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mine Water and the Environment Springer Journals

Ferric Sulphate Coagulant Obtained by Leaching from Coal Tailings

Loading next page...
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Earth Sciences; Geology; Water Quality/Water Pollution; Hydrogeology; Mineral Resources; Ecotoxicology; Industrial Pollution Prevention
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial