|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||Characterization of Brazilian Peat, Clay and Diatomite Blends for Use as Organic Compounds Adsorbents
||Tatiana Oliveira Costa, Francisco Valenzuela-Diaz, Maria das Grašas Da Silva-Valenzuela, JÚssica Arjona
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Tatiana Oliveira Costa
Nowadays, the use of low-cost adsorbents, such as peat, appears like a good strategy concerning environmental protection. This material has been described as an important alternative because of its good performance and abundance worldwide. The objective of this study was to characterize peatlands sample of a reservoir located in the northern of Espirito Santo state, Brazil. The sample as received was combined in a mix by addition of clay (MMT) and diatomite (DIA) in different fractions to generate blends of different compositions. These different blends were analyzed to be applied as hydrocarbon spills adsorbents. The obtained mixtures were characterized by XRD, SEM and TGA, also were verify the degree of decomposition and ash content of them. To identify the blend with higher sorption capacity were performed the sorption tests on ASTM F726-99 and F716-26152 standards.