Proceedings of the Korean Society of Soil and Groundwater Environment Conference (한국지하수토양환경학회:학술대회논문집)Korean Society of Soil and Groundwater Environment (한국지하수토양환경학회)
pH has been regarded as a master variable governing the heavy metal sorption on fly ash. However, the chemical constituents in the fly ash could also suggest a potential sorption site for heavy metals. So, in this study sequential extraction method is employed to evaluate the sorption behavior of fly ash for cadmium. Two different fly ashes (S-fly ash, T-fly ash) were obtained from different power plants in Korea. First, cadmium is adsorbed under four different initial pHs. And, Cd sorbed in fly ash was sequentially desorbed following the sequential extraction method suggested by Tessier. In test results, the effect of pH increase was differently exerted in two fly ash. In S-fly ash, exchangeable fraction was dominated in low initial pH, however, as increasing initial pH, the fraction bound to carbonate increased. In the T-fly ash, regardless of initial pH the fraction bound to carbonate was major part of sorption estimated. The fraction bound to Fe/Mn oxide was about 10% in T-fly ash, and 5% in S-fly ash at high pH.