Comparison between different leaching/extraction tests for the evaluation of metal release from fly ash

Claudia Brunori, Stefania Balzamo, Roberto Morabito

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A comparison of five different leaching/extraction tests, each characterized by different parameters such as liquid/solid ratio, pH, leachant, stirring conditions, duration time, has been performed on a highly homogenized fly ash reference material. Eight different elements (As, Cd Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Se, Zn) have been considered in this study. The results show that, among all the considered experimental parameters, pH seems to have the greatest influence on metal release.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19 - 31
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Soil Science
  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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