Emission of cadmium compounds is a major problem in many combustors and incinerators. In the present work, the use of solid sorbents for removal of cadmium compounds from high-temperature flue gases is investigated. The sorbents tested were silica, alumina, kaolinite, emathlite, and lime. Compounds containing aluminum oxide show high cadmium removal efficiency. In particular, bauxite has the highest rate and capacity for cadmium capture. The overall sorption process is not just physical adsorption, but rather a complex combination of adsorption and chemical reaction.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Chemistry