Oxidative Precipitation of Manganese from Dilute Waters

Oxidative Precipitation of Manganese from Dilute Waters Various metals may be removed from mine water by precipitation of their hydroxides. However, over the pH range of 7–9, it is more efficient to oxidize Mn II to Mn IV than to precipitate Mn II as its hydroxide. Chlorine (or hypochlorite) can be used to do this, but its use may not be appropriate for mine waters that will be recycled as process solutions or discharged into a receiving body. Consequently, there has been interest in reducing chlorine use or its total replacement by non-chlorinated oxidants, such as oxygen and peroxygens, for treatment of mine water. In this work, we report the results of a comparative investigation of the following oxidants: NaClO (as reference), O2; H2O2; Caro’s acid (H2SO5), and the combination of H2O2 with NaClO, with initial [Mn] = 10 mg/L, at 25 °C, with 100 and 300 % excess oxidant above the stoichiometric requirement. It was found that the reaction pH has to be greater than 8 to obtain effective precipitation. It is possible to reach a final [Mn] below 1.0 mg/L in 60 min of batch reaction time, using either NaClO, Caro’s Acid, or a combination of NaClO + H2O2. Using only O2 or H2O2 was ineffective. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mine Water and the Environment Springer Journals

Oxidative Precipitation of Manganese from Dilute Waters

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Earth Sciences; Geology; Water Quality/Water Pollution; Hydrogeology; Mineral Resources; Ecotoxicology; Industrial Pollution Prevention
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