A multi-component numerical leach model coupled with a general chemical speciation code

Citation
Jy. Park et B. Batchelor, A multi-component numerical leach model coupled with a general chemical speciation code, WATER RES, 36(1), 2002, pp. 156-166
Citations number
30
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environment/Ecology
Journal title
WATER RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0043-1354 → ACNP
Volume
36
Issue
1
Year of publication
2002
Pages
156 - 166
Database
ISI
SICI code
0043-1354(200201)36:1<156:AMNLMC>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
A multi-component numerical leach model (SBLEM) was developed by coupling a general chemical speciation code with a modified Crank-Nicolson algorithm to determine the leaching behavior of contaminants in stabilized/solidified (s/s) wastes. The thermodynamic database of the speciation code was modifi ed using batch leaching data. SBLEM was evaluated by simulating a dynamic l eaching test of cement-treated combined bottom and fly ash from a municipal solid waste (MSW) incinerator. Simulations used an input composition prepa red from acid neutralization capacity (ANC) test data of the ash. The resul ts show that SBLEM can reasonably predict the dynamic leaching behavior of metals from the cement-treated ash when the ANC of the ash and pH-solubilit y curves of metals are well described. This indicates SBLEM simulations may be able to augment or replace experimental leaching tests that can consume a substantial period of time ( > 2 months) and in some cases, provide unre liable results. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.