Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 310, Issue 2, pp 805–815 | Cite as

Surfactant modification and adsorption properties of clinoptilolite for the removal of pertechnetate from aqueous solutions

  • Sonja Milićević
  • Ljiljana Matović
  • Đorđe Petrović
  • Anđelka Đukić
  • Vladan Milošević
  • Divna Đokić
  • Ksenija Kumrić
Article

Abstract

Natural clinoptilolite modified with a cationic surfactant stearyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride (SDBAC) was used as an adsorbent for the removal of pertechnetate from aqueous solutions. Adsorption studies were performed in a batch system. The effects of various experimental parameters (amount of surfactant loading, contact time, solution pH, competing anions) on the removal efficiency of TcO4 were investigated. SDBAC-clinoptilolite with organo-bilayer was successfully used to remove TcO4 from aqueous solutions in the pH range of 5.0-8.0. ReO4 as an analogue of TcO4 was used to model the isotherms. Adsorption capacity of the SDBAC-clinoptilolite and the mechanism of ReO4 (TcO4) sorption were also determined.

Keywords

Adsorption 99Tc Surfactant SDBAC Organo-modified clinoptilolite 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonja Milićević
    • 1
  • Ljiljana Matović
    • 2
  • Đorđe Petrović
    • 2
  • Anđelka Đukić
    • 2
  • Vladan Milošević
    • 1
  • Divna Đokić
    • 2
  • Ksenija Kumrić
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Mineral Raw MaterialsBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Vinča Institute of Nuclear SciencesUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

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