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Synthesis of reactive MgO from reject brine via the addition of NH$_{4}$OH

Dong, H and Unluer, C and Yang, EH and Al-Tabbaa, A (2017) Synthesis of reactive MgO from reject brine via the addition of NH$_{4}$OH. Hydrometallurgy, 169. pp. 165-172.

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Reactive magnesia (MgO) with a high purity and reactivity is used in several high-end applications. This study reports the feasibility of synthesizing high reactivity MgO from reject brine with the use of NH$_{4}$OH. The molar amount of NH$_{4}$OH was optimized at a NH$_{4}$OH/Mg$^{2 +}$ molar ratio of 6 to provide maximum magnesium oxide yield and purity. This led to the synthesis of Mg(OH)$_{2}$ with a purity of 93.5%, which was further calcined at 500 °C for 2 h to produce reactive MgO with a SSA of 78.8 m2/g. This study shed light on the significant potential of reject brine in the recovery of Mg$^{2 +}$ and the synthesis of reactive MgO with a wide range of potential applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MgO Mg(OH)$_{2}$ reject brine NH$_{4}$OH synthesis microstructure
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:13
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2021 06:41
DOI: 10.1016/j.hydromet.2017.01.010