Remediation of soil contaminated by toxic rocket fuel components using modified carbon–mineral adsorbing material produced from shungite rock modified with Mn4+ and Fe3+


The study develops a novel catalytic adsorption material for the remediation of soils contaminated by toxic rocket fuel components (RFC). Modified carbon–mineral material (MCMM) sorbent is produced using shungite rock and modified using iron (III) chloride and manganese (IV) oxide. MCMM production process is developed, and MCMM remediation efficiency is tested using soil samples from rocket separating parts impact sites with RFCs contamination. The structure of shungite and the physicochemical parameters of MCMM, the contamination of the soil at the impact areas of the rocket separating parts, and the ways rocket fuel components transform in the soil were investigated.

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