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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 322, Issue 3, pp 2079–2089 | Cite as

Synthesis of magnetic-carbon sorbent for removal of U(VI) from aqueous solution

  • Zhongjun Lai
  • Zhi-qiang Xuan
  • Shun-fei Yu
  • Zhi-bin ZhangEmail author
  • Yi-yao Cao
  • Yao-xian Zhao
  • Yi-hua Li
  • Jin Luo
  • Xin-xing Li
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Abstract

An functional magnetic and carbon-based adsorbent, noted as Fe3O4@HTC-NaOH, was synthesized by hydrothermal and NaOH treatment processing. The results of FT-IR spectrum and ξ-potential showed the surface of Fe3O4@HTC-NaOH existed losts of f-lactonic and sodium carboxylic acid (COONa) groups and was relatively negative. The U(VI) adsorption capacities onto the Fe3O4@HTC-NaOH reached the maximum of 761.20 mg/g, showing a high efficiency for removal U(VI) from polluted water. In addition, the adsorption products can be readily separated from contaminated solutions using a magnet. The results indicated that Fe3O4@HTC-NaOH possessed potential application in the remediation of uranium polluted water and soil.

Keywords

Uranium Carbon Magnetic sorbents Remediation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21561002, 21866004) and the Science & Technology Support Program of Jiangxi Province (Grant No. 2018ACB21007).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhongjun Lai
    • 1
  • Zhi-qiang Xuan
    • 1
  • Shun-fei Yu
    • 1
  • Zhi-bin Zhang
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yi-yao Cao
    • 1
  • Yao-xian Zhao
    • 1
  • Yi-hua Li
    • 1
  • Jin Luo
    • 1
  • Xin-xing Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Occupational Health and Radiation ProtectionZhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and PreventionHangzhouChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Nuclear Resources and EnvironmentEast China University of TechnologyNanchangChina

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