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Physical-chemical, mineralogical and radiological properties of red mud samples as secondary raw materials

Mucsi, Gábor (2017) Physical-chemical, mineralogical and radiological properties of red mud samples as secondary raw materials. Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection. ISSN 1451-3994, ESSN: 1452-8185

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Abstract

The main goal of the presented research was the preliminary investigation of possibility of red mud (Hungarian dump sites Almásfüzitő (sample A) and Ajka (sample B)) application as a pigment or as a raw material for use in the construction material industry. Also, the aim of this work was the characterization of red mud as industrial waste generated by the Bayer process in the aluminum industry–which may cause environmental problems if appropriate treatment is not carried out. The main mineral phases of both red mud are Hematite (Fe2O3), Calcite (CaCO3), Gibbsite (Al (OH)3) and they consists of particles of average median particle size 2.1m (sample A) and 2.5m (sample B) and have a characteristic red color, which was the reason for its testing for use in the industry of building materials as a pigment for standard concrete mixtures. The content of radionuclides in the samples were determined by gamma spectrometry, and the radiological hazards originated from 238U, 232Th, 40K in the samples, were assessed through radium equivalent activity, external radiation hazard index. Absorbed dose rate (D) and the annual effective dose (E) were calculated in accordance with the UNSCEAR 2000 report and-results are presented in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy / bányászat, kohászat, fémipar
Depositing User: Dr Gábor Mucsi
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 13:48
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 13:48
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/86267

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