實驗結果顯示，濕式研磨能有效減少水萃飛灰粉體的粒徑至2 μm左右，濕式研磨對水萃飛灰的鉛最具穩定的作用，使用水研磨1小時即可抑制鉛TCLP溶出，從5.2 降至1.2 mg/L，研磨96小時鉛的TCLP溶出可減少96%；序列萃取結果也顯示研磨之後，鉛傾向形成較穩定的重金屬型態；推測研磨穩定鉛的機制是鉛在飛灰顆粒不斷的破碎及團聚的過程中被限制在粉體當中；XRD分析顯示研磨過程中粉體結晶缺陷會增加甚至趨向無結晶化，而鉛有機會擴散到缺陷組織內而不易溶出。研磨劑的選用對增進研磨穩定鉛效率有很大影響，選用乙醇及0.2 M磷酸在1小時研磨即有93%以上的穩定效率，選用水及0.02M磷酸則需要48小時的研磨時間才能達到90%以上的穩定效率。水萃飛灰與調質材料共同研磨的燒結實驗結果則顯示燒結體重金屬鉛、鋅、銅、鉻及鎘的揮發率皆可抑制在20%左右甚至更低，由SEM分析發現適當調質研磨能促進液相燒結的形成，使燒結體緻密化，進而促進燒結體的工程特性及降低重金屬揮發作用，是一種深具潛力的飛灰無害化與資源化的處理技術。
Municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) fly ash has complex composition and contains plenty of heavy metals, which has become a thorny issue in solid waste management. However, new landfill sites are hardly to be set in Taiwan, looking for suitable technologies to detoxify and recycle the fly ash is a tendency at present. In this study, ball milling technology was applied in the treatment after water-extraction. The different milling solutions included water, ethanol and phosphoric acid were used to explore the mechano-chemical mechanism on the effect of heavy metals stabilization. Finally, the mutual milling of the fly ash, adjusting materials of water-treatment sludge and waste cullet, and sintering process were conducted to investigate the mechanism and effect of the engineering characteristics of sintering specimens and reducing of heavy metals evaporation. Laser particle diameter analyzer was used to analyze the diameter variation of fly ash during milling. The stabilization and leaching behavior of heavy metals were determined by TCLP and sequential extraction procedure (SEP); the surface microstructure was observed by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), and the crystalline structure was identified by X-ray diffraction (XRD).
The results showed that wet milling has great effect to stabilize Pb within the water-extracted fly ash. The TCLP concentration of Pb was inhibited from 5.2 to 1.2 mg/L after 1 h of milling when water be the milling solution. And after 96 h of milling, the releasing was reduced about 96%. The SEP analysis also showed that Pb tended to become more stable phase after milling. The median size of the fly ash was significantly reduced from 36 to 5 μm after 0.5 h of milling, and then only slightly reduced from 5 to 2 μm by milling from 0.5 to 95 h as a result of the concurrent actions of fragmentation and/or agglomeration. The mechanism of the stabilization of Pb by milling was possibly that Pb was bound in the milled fly ash during the fragmentation and agglomeration of particles. The results by XRD analysis also showed that defect structure of crystalline particle increased by milling process and even tended to be amorphous structure which led the diffusivity of Pb into the matrix of the fly ash to result in stabilization. The choice of milling solutions has apparently influence on stabilization efficiency of Pb. When milling with ethanol or 0.2 M phosphoric acid, the stabilization efficiency exceed 93% after 1 h of milling. However, it needs 48 h to exceed 90% when used water or 0.02 M phosphoric acid. The results of the sintering for the mutual milling of the water-extracted fly ash and the adjusting materials shows that the evaporation rate of Pb, Zn, Cu, Cr and Cd could all be inhibited fewer than 20%. The observation of SEM indicates that milling with proper adjusting the composition could enhance the development of liquid phase sintering, which will dense the sintered specimen thus improve the engineering properties and reduce the evaporation of heavy metals.