Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 314, Issue 1, pp 429–437 | Cite as

Evaluation of adsorption behavior for U(VI) and Nd(III) ions onto fumarated polystyrene microspheres

  • Ahmed R. Elsalamouny
  • Osman A. Desouky
  • Saad A. Mohamed
  • Ahmed A. Galhoum
  • Eric Guibal


Fumarated polystyrene microspheres were prepared using emulsion polymerization technique. Different instrumental techniques such as elemental analysis, SEM and FTIR were employed for full characterization of the synthetic resin. Different parameters such as pH, time and initial metal ions concentration were examined to evaluate the optimum conditions for U(VI) and Nd(III) ions sorption. For both metal ions, the sorption process fitted well with pseudo-second order kinetic model and Langmuir isotherm model. The maximum adsorption capacities were found to be 83.11 mg U g−1 and 39.68 mg Nd g−1. The loaded sorbent was regenerated using 0.5 M HNO3.


Neodymium Sorption Polystyrene Microspheres Fumaric acid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed R. Elsalamouny
    • 1
  • Osman A. Desouky
    • 1
  • Saad A. Mohamed
    • 2
  • Ahmed A. Galhoum
    • 1
  • Eric Guibal
    • 3
  1. 1.Nuclear Materials AuthorityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Chemistry Department, Faculty of ScienceAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt
  3. 3.Ecole des mines d’AlèsCentre des Matériaux des Mines d’Alès (C2MA)Alès CedexFrance

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