The direct adsorption of low concentration gallium from fly ash

This study is mainly focused on the direct adsorption of low concentration gallium from the feed solution in pre-desilication soda-lime sintering process from coal fly ash. The adsorption kinetics, mechanism, and the influence of impurities, cyclic times, and eluant content are systematically researched. Results showed that the adsorption capacity was 2.89 mg/g resin with gallium concentration of 50 mg/L. The adsorption mechanism could be explained by the interaction between the oxygen atoms and nitrogen atoms of amidoxime group. Gallium was eluted efficiently by NaOH and Na2S mixed solution and the concentration could be reached to 2400 mg/L.