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  • 1 Warsaw University of Technology Institute of Chemistry ul. Łukasiewicza 17 09-400 Płock Poland ul. Łukasiewicza 17 09-400 Płock Poland
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The present work is an attempt to use the waste water stream, containing considerable amounts of aluminium chloride, for the manufacture of mineral–carbon sorbents. The use of the wastewater has given a possibility of obtaining a suitable mineral matrix of aluminium hydroxide for the sorbents. Atactic poly(propylene) (APP) have been used as the necessary carbon raw material. The modification of aluminium hydroxide was attained by preliminary mixing with the organic component, followed by carbonisation. Optimum conditions for obtaining Al(OH)3 have been determined and the effect of the amount of carbon matter on the properties of the materials obtained has been evaluated. The studies have enabled to trace the changes in the structure and properties of the sorbents obtained.