Systematic investigation of heavy metals from MSWI fly ash and bottom ash samples

  • Ramakrishna., CH (Hanil Cement) ;
  • Thriveni., T (Hanil Cement) ;
  • Ahn, Ji Whan (Mineral Processing Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM))
  • Received : 2017.11.07
  • Accepted : 2017.12.11
  • Published : 2017.12.31


Disposal of municipal solid waste has become a major problem in many countries around the world. As landfill space for the disposal of ash from Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (MSWI) becomes scarce, numerous reports and researches address the various environmental issues about the municipal solid waste incineration waste management and other particulate matters with the range of 10 ~ 2.5. Although in many developing and industrialization countries landfill with the disposal of municipal solid waste, open incineration has become a common practice. Large municipal waste incinerators are major industrial facilities and have the potential to be significant sources of environmental pollution. Despite the significant volume reduction from incineration, waste recycling is important to ensuring the future welfare of mankind. The main goal of the present work is the physical and chemical characterization of the local incineration bottom ash towards its eventual re-utilization. In this paper, we reported the studies on physical and chemical characteristics of municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) fly ash and bottom ash containing particulate matter whose particulate sizes are lower than $PM_{10}$, $PM_{2.5}$ and heavy metal were investigated.


Supported by : Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning


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