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Retention and selectivity behavior of some lantshanides using bentonite dolomite as a natural material

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Bentonite dolomite mixture composites were prepared by precipitation technique. The composition of these composite materials was established by different analytical tools; IR, XRD, TGA&DTA, XRF, and BET. X-ray peak broadening analysis was used to evaluate the crystallite size and lattice strain by Scherrers formula and Williamson–Hall (WH) analysis. The variation of adsorption of 152+154Eu3+, La3+, Ce3+, and Sm3+ onto studied materials was carried out and the equilibrium time was carried out after 24 h. The capacity of radionuclide (152+154Eu3+) and some lanthanides (La3+, Ce3+, and Sm3+) were investigated, and all studied materials were selective for 152+154Eu3+.

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Abass, M.R., Ibrahim, A.B. & Abou-Mesalam, M.M. Retention and selectivity behavior of some lantshanides using bentonite dolomite as a natural material. Chem. Pap. 75, 3751–3759 (2021).

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