Alginate-enfolded copper hexacyanoferrate graphene oxide granules for adsorption of low-concentration cesium ions from aquatic environment

  • Xiaoxi Li
  • Xuan Wu
  • Jingyi Chen
  • Ye Li
  • Yu YangEmail author


Alginate-enfolded copper hexacyanoferrate (CuHCF) graphene oxide granules (CGAGs) were prepared and showed excellent mechanical strength and water-swelling resistance. The maximum adsorption capacity was 50.5 mg/g. The distribution coefficient reached the maximum at pH 5.0, and was almost unaffected by the coexisted metal ions (K+, Na+, Ca2+, Mg2+, less than 20 mg/L). With the flow rate of 1.2 mL/min and the feed concentration of 20 mg/L, the efficiency of the fixed-bed column was calculated as 60.6%. These results suggested that CGAGs could be an alternative adsorbent for removing low-concentration cesium from the contaminated potable water and surface water so on.


Cesium Adsorption Copper hexacyanoferrate Graphene oxide Alginate 



The research was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFC1402504) and the Young Elite Scientist Sponsorship Program of the China Association of Science and Technology (No. 2017QNRC001).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Resources and Environmental EngineeringWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.School of Life ScienceBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  3. 3.College of Materials Science and EngineeringZhejiang University of TechnologyHangzhouChina

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