Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 28, Issue 7, pp 713–718 | Cite as

Uses of α-Fe2O3 and fly ash as solid adsorbents

  • J. Shakhapure
  • H. Vijayanand
  • S. Basavaraja
  • V. Hiremath
  • A. VenkataramanEmail author


Solid adsorbents have shown great promise for control of particulate and non-particulate matter and as gas sensing devices in recent times. In the present study, adsorption of environmental toxic pollutant such as lead ions on solid adsorbents viz. α-Fe2O3 and fly ash, are reported. Considerable adsorption was observed on fly ash when compared to α-Fe2O3 surface. These studies are characterized by employing solid state and solution studies.


Lead adsorption α-Fe2O3 fly ash structure morphology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Shakhapure
    • 1
  • H. Vijayanand
    • 1
  • S. Basavaraja
    • 1
  • V. Hiremath
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Venkataraman
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Materials ScienceGulbarga UniversityGulbargaIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryPDA Engineering CollegeGulbargaIndia

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