Application of radio-frequency thermal plasmas to treatment of fly ash

Mina Sakano, Motofumi Tanaka, Takayuki Watanabe

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RF thermal plasma systems for treatment of fly ash have been proposed in order to recover the useful metals and materials from fly ash discharged from a melting furnace. The fundamental investigations for recovering the detoxified and useful materials from fly ash by means of RF thermal plasma process were performed. In terms of the numerical analysis and the experimental results, it is verified that fly ash is decomposed by RF thermal plasmas and heavy metal species separate from fly ash by means of the effects of temperature control and hydrogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event12th Symposium on Plasma Science for Materials - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Jun 16 2001Jun 17 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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