Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 319, Issue 1, pp 327–337 | Cite as

Selective uranium adsorption using modified acrylamide resins

  • Sameh H. NegmEmail author
  • Abd Allh M. Abd El-Hamid
  • Mohamed A. Gado
  • Hassan S. El-Gendy


Polymeric matrices composed of N,N′-Methylenebis(acrylamide)/glycidyl methacrylate was prepared and modified producing two resins (GMA/MBA/OH and GMA/MBA/SO3H). The adsorption of U(VI) ions onto the modified acrylamide resins was studied from synthetic and granite samples. For better understanding around the uranium mineralization and the rock-forming minerals of the hosted granitic rocks, to facilitate the choice of the appropriate ore-processing techniques, it was necessary to identify the mineral composition and the radiometric specifications of the used granitic rock. The synthesized adsorbents revealed a promising selective adsorption toward the U(VI) ions from its bearing solutions even with the competence of other cations.


Uranium Acrylamide Glycidyl methacrylate Adsorption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sameh H. Negm
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abd Allh M. Abd El-Hamid
    • 2
  • Mohamed A. Gado
    • 1
  • Hassan S. El-Gendy
    • 1
  1. 1.Research SectorNuclear Materials AuthorityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Production SectorNuclear Materials AuthorityCairoEgypt

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