, background salt NaCl 1 M (dashed lines) and 0.1 M

, Figure S2: Effect of equilibrium pH on the distribution ratio of U(VI) (log 10 plot) for APEI and Q-APEI sorbents

, Figure S4: Variation of pH during U(VI) sorption using APEI and Q-APEI sorbents (Sorbent dosage, SD: 0.333 g L ?1 ; contact time: 48 h; agitation speed: 170 rpm; T: 22 ± 2 ? C). Figure S5: U(VI) uptake kinetics using Q-APEI sorbent-Modeling with the PSORE (a) and the RIDE (b) (SD: 0.3 g L ?1 ; pH 0 : 4; pH eq : 3.79-3.71; C 0 : 0.214 mmol U L ?1 and 0.249 mmol U L ?1 for 1st and 2nd series, respectively; agitation speed: 170 rpm; T: 22 ± 2 ? C). Figure S6: Semi-quantitative EDX analysis of copper-cake collected after cementation. Figure S7: Semi-quantitative EDX analysis of iron-cake after pH control at pH 5. Figure S8: Effect of time on uranium sorption from multi-component solutions (C 0 : 350-346 mg U L ?1 = 1.47-1.45 mmol U L ?1 ; T: 22 ± 2 ? C; SD: 0.125 g L ?1 ; agitation speed: 170 rpm), Figure S3: U(VI) speciation in function of pH (a) and total metal concentration at pH 4 (b) (following the experimental conditions relevant to pH study and sorption isotherms, respectively; calculations performed using Visual Minteq, vol.81

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